• DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016
    [Organization] If There Is No Trust Or Joy At Work There Is A Low Chance For Purpose
    wanted to take a moment to say, “Thank You!” I am data analyst within a federal organization and have recently accepted a one-year developmental opportunity within our IT department. Even as a “worker-bee” in our organization I know I can influence change. What was the culture like on her team, or the organization? applaud you.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Organization] Leverage points for organizational agility
    And it caused me to think a little deeper. I’m thinking that the individuals in the organization, in their sensing/sharing, are tracking things before it becomes common knowledge. If I received some feedback on my post on Organizational Knowledge Mastery. The extension was that you needed market analytics to see new trends. social strategy
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Organization] we don’t need better leaders
    This is fairly pragmatic advice for everyone, not just those who are trying to move up the artificial ladders of institutions and organizations. We need organizations and structures that let all people cooperate and collaborate. Think banking, politics, sport…” – Donald Clark. Be ready for set-backs. Learn to communicate well.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Organization] New Book: Social Movements for Good
    If your organization or network is trying to catalyze and support a social good movement and you want it to succeed, you need a solid strategy, the tactics, and tools that this book has to offer. In this book, he shares his secrets alongside the stories of today’s most successful social good movements by companies and nonprofits. Books
  • NINE SHIFT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Organization] Cities Have More in Common Than Countries
    Thanks to Peter Day for the brilliant insight, and his reporting for the best news organization in the world, the BBC. Peter Day, Global Business Reporter for the BBC, provided me with a great 21st century insight in our email conversation this month.  He said cities have more in common now than countries. .
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Organization] the printed word at electric speed
    In tribal organizations, influence often comes through kinship. It still does with certain royal families. In institutions, power is exerted through the hierarchy. It is positional. Even today, in a market-dominated society, many people are their institutional job title, and feel naked without it. more on TIMN ]. Image: Bonnie Stewart.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Organization] Organizational Knowledge Mastery?
    If we adapt Harold Jarche’s Personal Knowledge Mastery (or PKM ), which is about Seek-Sense-Share as a mechanism to grow our own abilities, to organizations, we can see a different model. Here’s organizations seek knowledge sources, sense via experiments and reflection, and share internally (and externally, as appropriate ;).
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Organization] Leadership in a Changing World
    Organizations need a modicum of stability to function effectively. To raise the organization’s confidence in their decisions, leaders must carefully balance the various personal paradoxes involved in the decision-making process, including: doubt  - anxiety versus fearlessness, omniscience versus ignorance; . Sustaining or disruptive?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016
    [Organization] a dire shortage of alternative models
    The TIMN [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] model shows how civilization grew from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets, as the dominant form of organization. The shift from a market-dominated society to a networked society is well on its way. And its impact can be seen everywhere today.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
    [Organization] DoGoodData Conference 2016: Early Bird Registration Ends 1/31
    Are you wondering how your organization can more effectively harness and gain value from your data? Then Do Good Data  conference on April 27-29 is for you!  It is a great place to connect with nearly 1,000 of your peers and learn from them.   The sessions are focused on how to help your organization use data better.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
    [Organization] Getting pragmatic on what L&D can do
    Recognize that it’s about a performance ecosystem organized to facilitate organizational learning at the individual and community level. The goal is a coherent organization. My breakout starts with the 10 (though you should start your solution thinking with the 70, as my colleague Charles Jennings suggests ). social strategy
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
    [Organization] Defining A Leader’s Duty Of Care
    His quote is a potential indictment on today’s organization and particularly its leaders who fail to help deliver a purposeful organization and equally important, a purposeful employee mindset. Failing to provide these aspects is a failure to deliver a purposeful organization. Should time at the first two levels be expunged?
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
    [Organization] Reinvent Australia: how can we shape a positive future for nations?
    A few days ago I attended the launch event of Reinvent Australia , organized by Annalie Killian of Amplify Festival at PwC’s Sydney offices. It was a very interesting event, digging into the issues of how we can bring together many people’s ideas to create better futures for nations. What, then, can we do about this?
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Organization] STRETCH Is An Excellent Book To Help You With Tomorrow’s Workplace
    What I appreciated most was the following passage: “Too many business books are authored by consultants who have never personally had a career in large organizations, started companies, led public institutions, or worked in non‐profits. By introducing the concept of stretch, the authors have provided a compelling answer.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Organization] social media: an unrealized opportunity
    For both individuals and organizations, communities of practice can connect work and learning. “The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. You feel in control. You can add friends if you wish, you can delete them if you wish. ” – Zygmunt Bauman.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
    [Organization] Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
    After all, a stone or a table is composed of huge numbers of molecules, yet we would not consider them complex.  A truly complex system consists of many different kinds of parts, intricate organizations and highly different structures at different levels of scale.  That’s six times the delisting rate of companies 40 years ago. 
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Organization] Guest Post: Introducing the New GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
    Our reorganized profiles offer a clearer view of each nonprofit organization. Instead, we’re highlighting the progress organizations are making toward accomplishing their overall missions. That’s why our new profiles share information over the entire lifespan of an organization. Operations. Finances. It’s simple. Guest Post
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Organization] A bit more detail
    In the Coherent Organization model that we (the ITA ) came up with, it talks about how work teams are fed by and feed up to communities as they too feed up to and are fed from social networks. So, at the center are people, the individuals who constitute the organization. They are the ones who form teams. Does this help?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Organization] The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
    The companies with the highest returns on their technology investments did more than just buy technology; they invested in organizational capital to become digital organizations.  Embrace open, collaborative innovation across the whole organization, supply chain partners, research communities and customers.
  • NINE SHIFT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Organization] Huff Post Flunks Own "Why The World is Changing" Test
    Healthy and organic living."  YES , for awhile at least. The Huffington Post and its blogger Gustavo Tanaka get 4 of their 8 reasons why the world is changing correct. That's 50%, an 'F.' Thanks to NineShifter Cem Erdem for sending me this link to Tanaka's article. This week we address all 8 reasons. Here's the 4 he gets right. 1."No
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Organization] connecting cooperation and collaboration
    For the past century, too much work in too many organizations was focused on collaboration to the exclusion of cooperation. reliance on others to do the work. The article goes on to show that collaboration works when: we work with people with different skills; we do what each person does best; and. we all contribute our own work.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016
    [Organization] Enterprises confront the reality of 'multilayered' collaboration
    The arrival of wave after wave of new communications and collaboration tools has overwhelmed many IT organizations. Far from blocking them, smart organizations are finding ways to bring order to the chaos. Collaboration
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016
    [Organization] Rey & Finn of Star Wars Docked 40% On Year-End Performance Review
    Senior leaders of the organization (affiliated by one supreme vice-president or senior vice-president or evil Snoke-like chancellor of some regard) lock themselves in a room for a few hours and discuss employee performance from the past year. ” It was time for the Rebellion’s annual calibration exercise. What joy! Right?
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016
    [Organization] Organizing
    Quoted at length from Self-organization of complex, intelligent systems: an action ontology for transdisciplinary integration , Francis Heylighen , Integral Review : A mobilization system would combat this confused and unproductive way of acting by redirecting effort in the most efficient way at the most important issues.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016
    [Organization] Resources and Slides: Ten Nonprofit Work Practices for Impact without Burnout
    During the one-hour free webinar hosted by Wild Apricot , we share some ideas, got feedback, and identified additional people and organizations to interview for the book. Our session covered these topics: Why you need to take care of yourself so your organization can deliver on its mission . Get Enough Sleep. Get Moving. Set Limits.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
    [Organization] implementing a useful model – 70:20:10
    But organizations have to provide the support and remove barriers to learning. One approach to supporting workplace learning, based on the 70:20:10 model, is for the organization to provide three types of enablers: Tools: that workers are dependent upon to do their work. About 20% is learned from exposure to new tasks or environments.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
    [Organization] 70:20:10 furor
    Organizations are using it (and not just L&D) to take more appropriate solutions.  It’s even been documented down to the nth degree in a newly released book. I have to admit that I’m continually flummoxed by those who rail against the 70:20:10 model. And there’s been quite some vehement opposition. Really? Really.
  • MIND HACKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
    [Organization] Where Are We Now? – David Bowie and Psychosis
    It recognises the separation from society of mentally ill people, who are sent to “mansions cold and grey.” In a lucid interval, spoken instead of sung, the national shame of mental illness and policies of alienation and institution are questioned with sadness: “Where can the horizon lie / When a nation hides / Its organic minds in a cellar.”.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Organization] Don’t Abuse Self-Care at Your Nonprofit
    As part of the research for our book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit:  Strategies for Impact without Burnout , Aliza Sherman and I have been reading, interviewing, and researching self-care practices both for the individual and how nonprofit organizations can support it.     We’ve come across examples of how nonprofit abuse self-care.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Organization] Working wiser?
    What values does the organization care about?  Do employees know about the organization’s ultimate goal and role?  Is it about short-term shareholder return, or some contribution to society?  I’m reminded about the old statements about whether you’re about selling candles or providing light.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Organization] The Blockchain and Open Innovation
    Much of the success of the Internet and Web are due to the international organizations created to oversee their evolution, - IETF , the Internet Engineering Task Force, and W3C , the World Wide Web Consortium, founded in 1989 and 1994 respectively. Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Let me explain.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Organization] My Birthday Wish: Support My Fundraiser for NTEN
    That small community evolved into the organization – NTEN – the association for nonprofit techies. Ensure a diverse range of organizations can attend the NTC through scholarships. Today is my birthday!  To celebrate,  rather than eat cake, I’m fundraising for the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network  (NTEN).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016
    [Organization] the core competency for network era work
    It will take a new social contract between workers and organizations in order to create an optimally functioning enterprise. Organizations do not learn, people do. Networked individuals are more resilient and adaptive than any organization. Adding management and technology won’t help either. Why PKM?
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Organization] The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections
    When you make no conscious effort to keep it organized, the closet becomes a cluttered mess.    Every so often, it might get so out of control that you try to purge your closet.   But you need a disciplined system beyond asking “Will I ever wear this someday in the future? That question may make it hard to let go. cc @bethkanter.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Organization] 10 ways to design challenging SCENARIOS
    By ‘importance’, I mean importance to the organization or goal. For many things in life we learn by doing, yet this is often missing in online and offline learning. Some even think is it not possible. It is of course possible, in many ways. Learning through scenarios is a well-developed technique. Yet it is not easy to design. 1. Don’t worry.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Organization] it’s about the network
    Getting to network thinking in our organizations is a learning challenge which three of Peter Senge’s five disciplines can help us with: mental models, building shared vision, and systems thinking. Many organizations are struggling in adapting to the network era. Network thinking comes by engaging in networked conversations.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
    [Organization] Free Webinar: Happy & Healthy – 10 Tips for Impact without Burnout
    In this one hour session, you will learn 10 powerful techniques for nonprofit leaders, association executives and membership organization’s to avoid burnout and get more energy for 2016! . Here’s what we will cover: Why you need to take care of yourself so your organization can deliver on its mission . Register for Free! .
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Organization] Book Giveaway: Nonprofit Fundraising 101 by @dheyman
    This book also provides indispensible ideas and diverse case studies ranging from grassroots efforts to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and advice for organizations of all sizes and focus. Stein, Kivi Leroux Miller, John Haydon, David Hessekiel, and many more. To celebrate the launch of Darian’s new book,  I’m giving away a copy.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Organization] Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing
    Furthermore, the bigger the organism, the longer it lives, and the longer it takes to grow and mature, all predicted by the same sublinear power law.  This simple scaling applies to a large number of physiological variables besides metabolic rate, including how long the organism lives, how long it takes to mature, its growth rate and so on.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Organization] Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?
    Self-care in a nonprofit organization is the responsibility of both the individual staff person and the organizationOrganizations must support staffs’ self-care efforts through clearly articulate values, policies, and programs.  also have New Year’s rituals that help me prepare for a new year.  Year in Review. My Three Words.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016
    [Organization] on the net without a net
    have also seen organizations move away from using external consultants. I have spent the past 20 years figuring out what changes the internet era might bring. During the last 12 years I’ve run a web-powered business. What have I learned as a freelancer on the Net? But all the benefits from blogging have been indirect. How to establish fees.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016
    [Organization] walking to extinction
    The reason it’s so hard to see the facts here is that the actual genetically modified organisms have been crowded out by the things they represent. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015
    [Organization] Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?
    Self-care in a nonprofit organization is the responsibility of both the individual staff person and the organization. Organizations must support staffs’ self-care efforts through clearly articulate values, policies, and programs. Maybe it helps to have a definition of what we’re talking when say “work place culture.”
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015
    [Organization] 2015 Reflections
    The latest  Towards Maturity report shows that the steps taken by their top-performing organizations are very much about aligning with business, focusing on performance, and more. Similarly, Chief Learning Officer ‘s Learning Elite Survey similarly point out to making links across the organization and measuring outcomes.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015
    [Organization] Work with purpose
    And yet I think it’s a service to the employees and part of a thriving organization. Seriously, it first takes an organization that has a clear focus on what it’s doing. It requires clear communication (queue the Coherent Org ), and a clear vision, but these are steps organizations need to do. itashare.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015
    [Organization] best finds of 2015
    People were organized into technocratic systems in order to perform routinized information processing. If an organization is really nothing but a mental construct, then anything you can conceivably imagine in putting together the relevant materials, which include people and their relationships, is possible. And they love it!”.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
    [Organization] January’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival: What are you doing to be happier and healthier in 2016?
    If you work at or with a nonprofit, what are some of the unique ways that the organization’s culture not only supports self-care by individuals, but is part of the collective mindset? Maybe your organization does a regular walking meet for staff? We want to include your voice, so we are hosting January’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
    [Organization] Starting a revolution?
    In thinking a bit about the Future of Work, one of the issues is where to start.  If we take the implications of the Coherent Organization to heart, we realize that the components include the work teams, the communities of practice (increasingly I think of it as a community of improvement ), and the broader network. But where to begin?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
    [Organization] learning in the network era
    Outside the organization we can make new connections without permission. Communities of practice act as filters of new knowledge in order to find competitive knowledge for your organization. This week I am reviewing my posts from 2015 and putting some of the core ideas together. Remember that great teacher who inspired you?
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2015
    [Organization] Purpose: The Word of 2016
    On May 10, 2016, I am set to release my second book, “ The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization ” and rather tellingly, my word of the year for 2016 is purpose. When they are not, it can lead to significant damage in society and in the organization. Something had to be done. Purpose.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2015
    [Organization] platform capitalism and the post-job economy
    Desperate service providers: people with no ability to organize due to weak or non-existing trade unions in their field, who see opportunities for better cash flow. This week I am reviewing my posts from 2015 and putting some of the core ideas together. Here are some thoughts on the changing nature of work and shifting wealth creation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015
    [Organization] beyond the reach of automation
    This is already happening outside the organization. From this foundation, today’s organizations can prepare for a new world of work. This week I am reviewing my posts from 2015 and putting some of the core ideas together. Any work that is routine will be automated. Jobs that only do routine work will disappear. preparing for 2020.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2015
    [Organization] Thank You 2015
    Dan's Related Posts: In 2015, Will I … To The Establishment The Black Friday Shopping Flowchart My TEDx Talk on The Purpose Effect Calling Frederic Laloux Of Reinventing Organizations.  I am a very lucky man. In 2015, I celebrated 20 years of a truly wonderful marriage. In 2015, I watched our goats turn 12-, 10- and 8-years old.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2015
    [Organization] Book Review: Mindful Social Marketing by @jfouts
    ” Social Media Strategy: “Setting yourself up for success requires organization, strategy, and a thoughtful and compassionate approach to your market. We all want to feel valued and useful beyond just doing our job. Invest in your team. and they will return the favor.” ” It is a short and wonderful read! Books
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2015
    [Organization] Making constructive conversations
    As part of my thinking about the Future of Work, I’ve been thinking about how to make it safe to share, in the sense of an innovation culture (ala the Learning Organization ). My My colleague, Charles Jennings, shared a very useful format to facilitate this, and I wanted to think out loud about it in terms of actionable items.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015
    [Organization] Working and learning out loud
    I’ve been thinking about some of the talk around the Future of Work, and in addition to the free flow of information I recently posted about from the Coherent Organization, I think working out loud is another component. And there are two dimensions: within the organization, and outside the organization. strategy social
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015
    [Organization] Trust and the On-Demand Economy
    Rather than existing as static and fixed organizations, more enterprises could essentially become an aggregation of specialized entities with complementary interests - expanding, contracting and reconfiguring themselves in a way that best adapts to or even anticipates market dynamics.”. However, markets are not perfectly fluid. 
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Organization] Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: To Get a Good Night’s Sleep – Don’t Sleep with Your iPhone
    I am working on a book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit:  Impact without Burnout , with co-author Aliza Sherman.     The book will help individuals and the nonprofit organizations they work for how to take care of themselves while taking care of their organization’s mission. Charge elsewhere and wake up recharged.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Organization] automation is coming to a job near you
    Examine the rest of your organization or business. Just as farmhands were replaced by machines 100 years ago, so too will knowledge workers be replaced by networked computers in the next few decades. This is work that computers cannot do. We see new artists emerge through YouTube and other crowd-enabled platforms.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015
    [Organization] AdaptivePath.org Year 4 Months in Review
    It’s a place where socially responsible organizations can access the design methods and tools we know can have the greatest impact on experiences. Since August, we have hosted an Experience Mapping Workshop for nonprofits and an Open House Reception to meet the organizations already in the trenches like iSeeed.org. Jane Goodall.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015
    [Organization] Jedi Principles of UI Animation
    As a designer you should decide if your UI is a world of solid planes, rigid surfaces, and sharp, exact movements; or if it’s more organic, with softer, pliable surfaces and fluid movements. This principle, along with Squash and Stretch and Straight-Ahead techniques allow you to create more authentic, organic, and memorable motion.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015
    [Organization] writing, communicating, learning
    ” Peter Senge: 5 Disciplines of a Learning Organization , by @tvora. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. “Mastery is not referred to the use of any tool. It is a state of the person. And then it permeates the use of *any* tool.”
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Organization] Coherent Implications
    And right now I’m working with the Coherent Organization model and looking at the implications for decisions. How does this model map to choices you make in the organization? One of the things to do with models is use them as the basis to explain and predict. The learning should be ongoing. As always, so what am I forgetting?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015
    [Organization] Conferencing reflections
    However, I also try to go see sessions as an audience member as well, and I still see the same events.  So I am trying to write this from all perspectives: conference organizer, attendee, speaker, and vendor. And over the past decade, I’ve hit a lot more. Now, my perspective starts out a bit different. So that colors my comments.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015
    [Organization] intangible value
    Only through the power of value networks can we address our complex issues – together – and create a more hopeful future.” – Verna Allee. “A value network is a web of relationships that generates economic value and other benefits through complex dynamic exchanges between two or more individuals, groups or organizations.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015
    [Organization] Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?
    Worse, however, is the fact meetings are very unproductive costing organizations an incredible $37 billion annually due to various factors. The meeting I had been invited to was dealing with “sensitive matters”, so the organizers decided a “pre-planning meeting” was needed to first establish the agenda. Nothing new there. Twice over.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015
    [Organization] work, learning & leadership
    How we organize and get things done as governments, communities, and companies needs to change. We are shifting to a new economy , with global surveillance , and new ways of work. As we shift from a society focused on institutions and markets and prepare to enter the network area, three areas require greater emphasis. collaborative work.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2015
    [Organization] The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
    The growing demand for T-shaped skills points to the rise of the  T-shaped organization.  The rise of the T-shaped organization is not surprising.  As described by IDEO CEO Tim Brown :   “The vertical stroke of the T is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process. They don’t get respect from the group.”.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [Organization] My TEDx Talk on The Purpose Effect
    My next book, The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization is a three-way relationship between an individual’s personal sense of purpose in life, the organization’s purpose and a person’s purpose in their role at work. Dan's Related Posts: Perhaps the Purpose of an Organization?
  • NINE SHIFT  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015
    [Organization] Bikes Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
    An Italian organization and (probably) millions of people are supporting 'the bicycle' to win the Nobel Peace Prize. See the story here.  . Yeah bicycles! .
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015
    [Organization] A Few Really Useful and FREE Social Media Tips Sheets and Resources
    Created in partnership with  Social Misfits Media this easy to use template will help you create a stunning visual content about your organization’s core results to share on social media channels and beyond. You can sign up here. Infographic Template for Nonprofit Annual Report:   Just in time! Request to join here.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015
    [Organization] Self-Care for Social Changemakers: What I learned from Aisha Moore
    Aisha says that self-care is about setting boundaries and acquiring the skill of saying no, especially at work.    “I work in an organization where everyone loves each other and everyone says yes.   But, you have to realize that it is about being effective and you have to accept that you can’t do it all.” Kismet!
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [Organization] Want to Boost Your Fundraising? Use Video
    What they also found in their study was that before someone donates to a nonprofit, they are very likely to be watching more videos from that organization. At See3, we help organizations build YouTube strategy into their video strategy and part of this is optimizing what videos you have and how they are tagged and titled for search.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [Organization] Community Service by Design
    The goal was to focus their vision by choosing an archetype to define the organization’s tone and personality for their communications. But design has been present throughout the whole process; working to create focus, organization, and an effective foundation even before the services themselves get created. Creating a Shared Focus.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015
    [Organization] Shabbos in Ahmedabad
    Just endless shops and carts, crushed together in disregard of every human sense organ. “endless shops and carts, crushed together in disregard of every human sense organ.” My wife and I are in Ahmedabad where there was a library conference put on by the Indian Institute of Management. It ended on Friday. It is terrifying.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015
    [Organization] self-organization and self-reflection
    ‘As we do not have bosses in our organization, we decided to have just one meeting every 6 months in order to share amongst us all where we are going as a company, defining a maximum of 3 primary objectives. That is when it dawned on us that here was the self-organizing plural sector in action. call these Friday’s Finds.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Organization] Playtime is Over: Reflecting on 2015’s Service Experience Conference
    The third-annual conference took place November 16-17 in San Francisco, bringing together various industries and organizations to address how we design and deliver great service experiences that create value for both people and organizations. How do we co-create with organizations that have thousands of employees? Be leaders.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015
    [Organization] #ThankYouWednesday After A Successful #GivingTuesday
    While my in-box filled up with many GivingTuesday requests from nonprofits that I support,  I was struck by the creativity of how each organization incorporated giving Tuesday into fundraising or donor recognition campaigns. Yesterday was the fourth Giving Tuesday , a global day of community-driven philanthropy. kanter *Thank you* Beth!
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
    [Organization] The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing
    These organizations are implementing a hybrid IT model, using public clouds for non-sensitive workloads, private clouds for more sensitive ones, and on-premise traditional applications for difficult-to-move and highly sensitive workloads.  Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand.  Let me discuss each of these phases.  .
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015
    [Organization] Evidence for benefits: Towards Maturity Report
    An organization that I cited in the Revolution book, Towards Maturity , has recently released their 2015-2016 Industry Benchmark Report , and it’s of interest to individuals and organizations looking for real data on what’s working, and not, in L&D. All grounded in what successful organizations are doing.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015
    [Organization] selling workplace learning to the HSP
    He doesn’t need to look at his calendar more than a day in advance, allowing each day to be filled with wonder and possibility.” – Daniel Levity, in The Organized Mind. Highly successful people (HSP) don’t need help making sense of their days. At one point, an aide came to take him off to the next person he needed to meet.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015
    [Organization] Blog Post: Wasted Reception Areas
    By David Gurteen The larger the organization - the larger and more grander the reception area. I'd love to see more organizations so this Huge impressive, impersonal halls of glass, stainless steel and marble. What a waste of space! Does anyone know whom I'm talking about?
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015
    [Organization] Blog Post: The Dialogic Mindset: Leading Emergent Change in a Complex World
    Organizations are social networks of meaning making. Organizations are continuously changing, in both intended and unintended ways, with multiple changes occurring at various speeds. Groups and organizations are inherently self-organizing, but disruption is required for transformational adaptation and change.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
    [Organization] co-creation as a service
    What works for one organization often will not work for another. Taking these workshops and running them inside an organization would not yield the same results. Most best practices are self-evident, whereas the problems that consume our time and efforts are usually complex. That is why I offer co-creation as a service. Learning Work
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
    [Organization] Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: November 2015
    Michael Soto @misoca asks Does your organization create safe spaces for conversation? By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. Is technology killing communities? kmers #km [link]. link] #KM. link].
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
    [Organization] [berkman][liveblog] Robin Chase
    There is a totally new organization paradigm that exists next to the Internet, she says. They organize lots of small parts. DuoLingo makes money because they have humans translating sentences from organizations that pay them incrementally.). c. Robin Chase is giving a lunchtime talk at the Berkman Center. NOTE: Live-blogging.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
    [Organization] When (and not) to crowdsource?
    Here is where the elements of the learning organization come in. Will Thalheimer commented on my ‘ reconciliation ‘ post, and pointed out that there are times when you would be better off going to an expert. Naturally that led to some reflection, and this is where I ended up. The interesting place is the complex.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2015
    [Organization] the self-governance maturity model
    “If we emphasize Autonomy, the Node Artifact, Autonomy as the core organizing principle, this will result in individuals, small groups and tribes, forming complex responsive flows e.g. through conversations and flexible ad hoc structures.” Like democracy , self-organized teams require constant effort to work. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015
    [Organization] a triple operating system
    For instance, coalition governments are increasing in frequency, businesses are organizing in value networks, and collaborative and connected learning is becoming widespread. The networked organization trinity is based on the Triple-A organization , as proposed by Valdis Krebs. It is one, that without the others is ineffective.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
    [Organization] humanity
    “So, if you really think deeply about such things, you come to realize that every organization is nothing but a mental construct, an idea around which people and resources are assembled theoretically in pursuit of common purpose and in accordance with a belief system of some sort. ” – @mims. Certainly not an asset.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
    [Organization] Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Nonprofit #SocialCEOs Awards
    Zoe Amar and Matt Collins of Platypus Digital  created the #SocialCEO Awards in 2013 with the goal to celebrate charity leaders who are using social media in support of their organization’s missions. Does your nonprofit’s CEO use social media in support of the organization’s mission? CEO Case Study:   Bowl Cancer UK.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015
    [Organization] Facilitating Knowledge Work #wolweek
    Here the role is very much facilitation.   It’s a different skill set, yet a fundamental contribution to the success of the organization. In the course of some work with a social business agency, was wondering how to represent the notion of facilitating continual innovation. meta-learning strategy
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015
    [Organization] Building Your Headquarters To Boost Employee Engagement
    But when an organization does indeed create an office environment and atmosphere that emits harmony, collaboration and a sense of vitality throughout its confines, there is an undeniable and infectious culture that manifests. (AP Photo). We have all entered an office building at one time or another and remarked, “This is a hellhole.”.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
    [Organization] How Can Nonprofits Switch From Scarcity to Abundance Mindsets When It Comes To Self-Care?
    ”  The scarcity mindset exists when it comes to self-care because there is a lack of belief that self-care can help their organization achieve better results. Not prioritizing self-care, as an individual or as part of the organization’s way of working can lead to burnout. Flickr Photo by TheeErin. It changes how we think.”.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
    [Organization] the bridge from education to experience
    In organizations where experts may be significantly more advanced in their skills than novices, there is a role for a knowledge journeyman. In many organizations formal instruction is provided for basic skills or compliance training. “Apprenticeship is the way we learn most naturally. It includes six methods : Modeling. Coaching.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
    [Organization] Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works
    But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying organization has not changed.  There is often a fairly long time lag between the emergence of a disruptive technology and the development of the processes and institutional organizations that are required to properly leverage the technology.  This is not surprising. 
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
    [Organization] #IFC2015: Viral Fundraising Campaigns One Year Later: What Can We Learn?
    The New Normal:   What was impact on your organization and its fundraising? What mindsets and skill sets does an organization need to have in place to 1) get an early indicator of a potential viral campaign 2) nurture it so it can flourish. Organizations need to lead with humility not control. It as a fantastic discussion.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015
    [Organization] 10 top INTERFACE rules for online learning
    Forget the large-scale focus groups and massive testing, which are expensive and difficult to organize. How often does online learning suffer from bad interface deign, confused menus, you click and nothing happens, you get lost? Too often. Here’s some simple tips to reduce those possibilities. 1. We glance, scan and muddle through. It’s dead.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
    [Organization] Learning and frameworks
    And if we foster self-learning skills, we can accelerate the learning outcomes for the organization. That’s real learning, and the recognition that it should not be left to chance is how these frameworks help raise awareness and provide an opportunity for L&D to become more relevant to the organization. So, what do you think?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
    [Organization] a useful model
    The shift to the network era will not be easy for many people and most organizations. The other 95% was just taken care of by the informal networks in the organization. “essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful” – George Box. Common assumptions about how work gets done have to be discarded. It may be even worse.
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