• DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
    [Organization] Lo-Tech Talk #4: The Sweet Spot of Purpose
    The time has come for purpose to be woven into our lives, our organizations and in the roles we hold at work. In this “Lo-Tech Talk”, I explain the three categories of purpose (personal, organizational and role) found in my new book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT. The time has come for purpose. We all deserve to reach the “sweet spot.”
  • NINE SHIFT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016
    [Organization] NineShift Wins Again! College Grad Employment Up-Big
    The National Association of Colleges and Employers, an organization that tracks college hiring, reported that U.S. NineShift wins again! Our prediction that employment would rise for college grads has come true. year ago supposedly smart people, such as the Univ. Here's just one quote from the story: . employers expect to hire 5.2%
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Organization] When Death Stares At You, Hinting Your Career Was A Scam
    In his post, Linds lamented the modern corporation’s quest for profit maximization and regretted that the patience required by “The Overnight Test” was rarely to be witnessed at such organizations. The story of Linds Redding ought to be a wake-up call for both individuals and the organization. But his essay went deeper.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Organization] The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution
    Efficiency : By enabling the automation and coordination of business processes across the organization, digital technologies have significantly promoted efficiency across the whole economy. Among the poorest 20 percent of households, nearly 7 out of 10 have a mobile phone…”   But, while t his is great progress, much remains to be done.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
    [Organization] “Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”
    “In today’s digital economy, you are only as good as your network  … When work is learning, and learning is the work, organizations need to look at how good people are at actively engaging in learning networks. The quote in the title of this blog post comes from my favourite post in April 2016,  When it comes to career.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016
    [Organization] Lo-Tech Talk #3: Organizational Purpose
    This “lo-tech talk” is aimed at those who seek to create an organization that serves all stakeholders. In the video, I discuss the “Good DEEDS”, a 5-stage model that can help organizations create a higher sense of purpose in its mission and actions. The video is 5:38 in length.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
    [Organization] Book Excerpt: The Purpose Effect
    Perhaps disengagement of team members stems from a lack of purpose in the organization itself. Are you viewed as someone who cares about the purpose of the organization? Does your organization bring purpose and meaning to all stakeholders in its operating mandate and mission? The Purpose of Work. Work also has to make a life.”.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
    [Organization] Reflecting on Learning Analytics and SoLAR
    The fact that Ryan was willing to assist in the formation of a possibly competing organization speaks volumes about his desire to have rich scientific discourse. Organization was slow plodding for the first LAK conference. Leading up to LAK14, we were legally organized as SoLAR and took on the financial risk for local organizers.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
    [Organization] Lo-Tech Talk #2: The Leaders Guide to The Purpose Effect
    As we all know, roles are created by the organization to achieve its mission and goals. Roles make up the whole of the organization. If there are no roles, there is no organization. For leaders of people, the concept of “role purpose” is critically important to understand.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Organization] Why I Wrote “The Purpose Effect” Book
    The concept of purpose was something I wanted to explore deeply, and prove that an organization and its employees are better off with the dynamic duo of culture + purpose. It connects the dots between purpose and culture, and it solidifies the outcomes of an engaged organization, improving personal and organizational results.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Organization] Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter
    Within companies and conglomerates, as well as in government agencies and schools, teams are now the fundamental unit of organization.  If a company wants to outstrip its competitors, it needs to influence not only how people work but also how they work together.”. They also measured the individual IQs of each of the participants. More women.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    [Organization] Lo-Tech Talk #1: Introduction to Personal Purpose
    Order the book below: Dan's Related Posts: The Electrocardiogram of Purpose My TEDx Talk on The Purpose Effect Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect  Full Book Jacket Cover Released for The Purpose Effect Perhaps the Purpose of an Organization? book Purpose The Purpose Effect video
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
    [Organization] New Guide: How To Engage Your Supporters with Social Listening
    Whether the debate surrounds a keyword, organization or issue, understanding the dialogue can help you engage the people driving the conversation. Are You Listening?” is a guide written nonprofits that shares some techniques you can put to use right away and help your organization engage in the right place at the right time. listen.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    [Organization] enabling enterprise social networks
    Mark Britz says that, “your organization already has an enterprise social network (hint, it’s people not technology). platform just exposes it.” ” But it’s not not about the tools either, as in many cases the medium changes the message. Read more » ConnectedEnterprise PKMastery
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Organization] complexity in the workplace
    Most organizations do this well. In my post on complexity and learning, I said that work in networks requires different skills than in hierarchies. Coordination is making sure things get done effectively and efficiently. Collaboration is working together for a common objective, usually directed through someone in authority.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Organization] Digital priorities for the CIO in 2016
    In an era of fast change, disruptive tech, and too many priorities, what will the CIO really need to focus on this year to deliver combined technical and business leadership that will guide their organizations into the future
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Organization] Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?
    Rather, to achieve the promise of IT, it was necessary to fundamentally redesign their operations, examine closely the flow of work across the organization, and eliminate legacy processes that no longer added value to the business. Last week I discussed some of the highlights of Citi’s excellent FinTech report. 
  • NINE SHIFT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Organization] Is Office Space Shrinking?
    Locally, we have eliminated two large office buildings and moved into re-purposed mill buildings shared with other organizations. Maybe not, but maybe office space is starting to get smaller as more people work from home. Here's a comment from a participant in my Executive Leadership online course about what she is seeing with her bank. ".the
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016
    [Organization] The Electrocardiogram of Purpose
    You can order my book, “ THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization by clicking here. I find metaphors and pictures often help to explain a concept. In this case, The Electrocardiogram of Purpose is both. book Purpose The Purpose Effect ECG purpose
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016
    [Organization] Personalizing 21st Century Education
    Notes from: Personalizing 21st Century Education: A Framework for Student Success Dan Domenech, Morton Sherman, John L. Brown Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Organization] Big Data, Learner Analytics and Reflections on Student Success, Redux
    But at a more systemic level, the ability to leverage insights to anticipate opportunities for optimizing effectiveness will be one of the key attributes demonstrated by data-savvy organizations and enterprises. PAR’s definitions have been cited in  IMS Global’s Caliper specification ,  and in  Unizen’s  organizing documentation.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    [Organization] A 72,000 Word Cloud
    On May 10, 2016, my next book, “ The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization ” is finally released. pre-order here ). The book is roughly 72,000 words in length. For more information about the book, please visit the book micro-site. book The Purpose Effect word cloud wordle
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    [Organization] What would happen if there were no L&D department?
    “Without the L&D department, a team is still needed to help make tacit knowledge explicit & available for the entire organization. Without L&D, a systemic approach towards individual development & the transformation of the whole organization would be missing.”  Your thoughts for an article I am writing.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Organization] L&D Value
    If they went further, and were also facilitating the ability for the organization to continually innovate – fostering communication and collaboration via tools, practices, and culture – they’d be key to getting people to provide their best. ” Are these ideas incommensurate?  Or is there a reconciliation? Together.
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Organization] Critical mental health has a brain problem
    A common critical refrain in mental health is that explaining mental health problems in terms of a ‘brain disorder’ strips meaning from the experience, humanity from the individual, and is potentially demeaning. It’s perhaps worth noting that there are soft and hard versions of this argument. This just means we have work to do.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016
    [Organization] Computing Beyond Moore’s Law
    Evolution continued to perfect the cell over the next few billion years, giving rise to a variety of single-celled organisms , followed later by multi celled organisms of various types. The March 12 issue of The Economist   includes a special report on the future of computing after the very impressive 50-years run of Moore’s Law.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
    [Organization] Is Your Nonprofit Too Old To Barf Rainbows on Snapchat?
    Think about how you can give a behind the scenes view of your organization, perhaps at an event.   Be sure to promote your SnapChat on other social channels. This is called disposable media. ”  and could not figure it out. Your friend from third grade just had her 10th baby!) Twitter is for keeping up with news and live events.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016
    [Organization] Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect 
    Without it, roles and organizations have a greater likelihood to be miserable. Ultimately, it results in a higher calling, where individuals and organizations seek to improve society for the benefit of all stakeholders. My new book, The Purpose Effect , almost never was. Or so I thought. That feedback came from Roger L. Role purpose.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
    [Organization] The Big Shift in Business Models
    Now, of course, platforms help to organize choices and make them more accessible but we are increasingly able to use digital infrastructures and the Internet to search for potential providers wherever they might be. In the Big Shift , we are all experiencing mounting performance pressure. So, what is a business model? Payment. Participants.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
    [Organization] Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time
    She shared some great tips about how to get your nonprofit to shift from a sitting culture to one which includes walking meetings and standing desks.   In advance of  next week’s “ National Walking Day ,” I did an interview with Gina about how her organization’s culture is changing one sneaker at a time. Then three.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
    [Organization] Socially Acceptable
    This is only a start, but I reckon if those don’t make the case that you should be taking a serious look at incorporating social business into your organization. I was talking with my ITA colleagues, and we were discussing the state of awareness of social learning. So I thought I’d take another shot at it. social strategy
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
    [Organization] Cheers for #chats
    Still, the fact that the organization provides resources to support them is appreciated, though they get some marketing capital as a return. For a reason I can no longer recall, I was thinking about twitter chats. Two, in particular, came to mind – #lrnchat and #chat2lrn –  for one specific reason. meta-learning
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Organization] Is digital experience management the new social business?
    Will organizations ever have one model for online engagement As companies seek a sustainable grasp on digital engagement, the focus on holistic experience management is treading a lot of the same ground as an earlier related concept, social business.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Organization] Is digital experience management the new social business?
    Will organizations ever have one model for online engagement As companies seek a sustainable grasp on digital engagement, the focus on holistic experience management is treading a lot of the same ground as an earlier related concept, social business.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Organization] The CEO That Was Out Of Touch
    Organizations these days are full of leaders like this. Dan Pontefract is author of the forthcoming book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization , releasing May 10, 2016. The first role I held outside of academia was incredibly enlightening. But it had that start-up feel. People were open.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016
    [Organization] The role of the Personal Learning Advisor: supporting everyday workplace learning
    learned a lot from the activities and I am integrating what I learned into my work with nonprofit organizations. Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 APRIL 2016. This 4-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal learning in the workplace, as a Personal Learning Advisor. About this workshop.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
    [Organization] Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant
    Chock full of interviews and sublimely interesting stories of individuals, teams and organizations, the book also marries legions of academic and professional research to the overarching thesis. While reading Adam Grant’s new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World , I found myself utilizing four different lenses of observation.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
    [Organization] Shaping a Generation’s First Experience with Star Wars
    We operate within these man-made organizations where expectations state certain things based on the culture that’s created, and I think that as leaders, it’s important for us to establish realistic expectations that everyone can over-achieve on, and then remind them that we appreciate them every opportunity we get. Honestly.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Organization] Aligning with us
    think alignment is a big thing, both from the Coherent Organization perspective of having our flows of information aligned , and in processes that help us move forward, but with, well, our humanity. One of the realizations I had in writing the Revolutionize L&D book was how badly we’re out of synch with our brains.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Organization] Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
    Beyond their use in operations, the data generated by transactional applications were also used to improve the efficiency, financial performance, and overall management of the organization.  How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.
  • DAN PINK  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
    [Organization] Pinkcast 4. Advice from Bob Sutton: Do people leave encounters with you with more energy or less?
    LINKS: Rob Cross’s research: What Creates Energy in Organizations?  |  Charged Up: Managing the Energy That Drives Innovation. Bob Sutton’s 12 Books That Every Leader Should Read. Pinkcasts
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
    [Organization] social learning for complex work
    Complicated systems and the training for them can be controlled and information organized for reference. The essence of social learning in an organization is giving up control. The information-based business, which is most organizations today, needs to improve the overall flow of sense-making and intangible value creation.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
    [Organization] Using Design Thinking To Help Solve the Refugee Crisis at SXSW
    How is your nonprofit using innovation or creativity techniques to generate ideas for your organization’s programs? It requires innovation and creativity from many people.   And the agency is using an  innovation platform   and design thinking to find solutions. thanks, @AllieB!). thanks, @Anthony_Lazzaro!). thanks, @retronautilus!).
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
    [Organization] Full Book Jacket Cover Released for The Purpose Effect
    I am delighted to share with you the full book jacket cover for my next project, THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization. The book releases May 10, 2016 and can be pre-ordered here. More details about the book can be found here. book Purpose The Purpose Effect
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
    [Organization] The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Designers
    The thing that I really have visibility into is Silicon Valley, and there are two large models for how creative organizations in Silicon Valley work. Are there common personality traits among designers that should shape the way they’re managed? Why are you excited about speaking at the Managing Experience conference?
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
    [Organization] Oil and Water on California’s South Coast
    Oil from the Coal Oil Seep Field drifts across Platform Holly, off the shore of UC Santa Barbara. Oil in the water is one of the strange graces of life on Califonia’s South Coast. On the day I shot this (February 10), from a plane departing from Santa Barbara for Los Angeles, the quantity of oil in the water looked unusually high to me.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [Organization] The MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition
    How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? The competition is open to for-profit and non-profit organizations of any size, age or type, in any nation around the world.  It seeks creative solutions in four major categories:  .
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
    [Organization] Will Amazon be the `Netflix’ of learning?
    What’s missing is the organization with the chops to pull this off. Amazon often surprises. When it moved out of books only into anything and everything, we were surprised. When it started to deliver cloud services, we were surprised. When it said it wanted to open bookstores, we were surprised. But this much we know. Textbook wipeout?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [Organization] organizations are people
    ” 8 Symptoms Of Organizations On The Cusp Of Change by @MarkRaheja. “In theory, organizations are meant to enable us — to make us faster, stronger and more effective than we’d be on our own. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
    [Organization] 7 questions you need to know answers to on legalities of ‘data’ in education
    That’s not to say it is not an issue or that it will not become an issue in your organization. 2. Are students queuing round the block for their data? Students are not that interested in these issues, as they are generally brought up in a world where they know that letting people hold and use your data is the price you pay for free stuff.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
    [Organization] Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design
    One is that I specialize in helping IT organizations and digital businesses bring together agile, DevOps, and design thinking in order to adopt new methodologies and be able to deliver more continuous value, so I’m really interested in the relationship between design and engineering and design and IT in particular. couple things.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
    [Organization] What is connected leadership?
    By seeking, sensing, and sharing, everyone in an organization can become part of a learning network, listening at different frequencies, scanning the horizon, recognizing patterns, and making better decisions. Connected leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance and not some special property available to only the select few.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Organization] Making library miscellaneousness awesome
    But, unlike truly plain old tables, this one combines RFID sensors and cameras with recognition software so it knows which works you’ve put on the table and how you’ve organized them. Sitterwerk Art Library in St. Gallen, Switzerland, has 19,000 publicly-accessible items on its shelves in no particular order. This is awesome.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Organization] Metacognitive Activity?
    This is about how you continue to learn in manageable ways, and it served as an organizing framework.  To each of the elements, I attributed activities that would constitute learning in that model, and then above it I was thinking what would constitute meta-learning. And I didn’t know what that was. Naturally, I started diagramming.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Organization] International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls
    Early last year my colleague Noel Dickover and his co-workers at PeaceTech Lab organized a workshop in Mumbai, India to help activists use technology and media to prevent gender based violence. March 8th is International Women’s Day. 2016 is the year that real money and reforms must start to right these wrongs.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Organization] temporary, negotiated hierarchies
    We already have other ways of organizing work. Self-organizing teams are more flexible than hierarchical ones, but they require active and engaged members. Like democracy, self-organized teams require constant effort to work. There are no cookie cutters to organize for complexity. Post-Job Economy. Autonomy at Work.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Organization] Take the 2016 Nonprofits, Leadership and Race Survey
    Casey Foundation and a range of partner organizations, including Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Center for Social Inclusion, Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Rockwood Leadership, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, and many more.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Organization] strategic transformation of workplace learning
    The 70:20:10 principle provides a rule of thumb to help organizations stay focused on what is important in workplace learning. Is your learning and development team able to transform so it can support complex work, help people be more creative, and adapt to the changing nature of the digital workplace? “Strategic Transformation.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016
    [Organization] What does L&D “transformation” really mean?
    Operational model – This involves carrying out training in a fundamentally different way, so for example, moving from (push) courses to (pull) resources – but “learning” is still considered to be an activity organized by the L&D department. Strategic transformation – This is about changing the very essence of the company.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
    [Organization] The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning
    The leaders in this space - Slack , say, or Atlassian - are based around the idea that groups are self-organizing, that each person defines their own contribution, and that the purpose of the software is to help with communication rather than coordination, to share rather than to direct. The first was the obvious basis in technology. Maybe.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
    [Organization] unified models for work and learning
    There are two models that I regularly use when explaining how organizations need to integrate learning and working in the network era. Given a higher degree of awareness, and a greater number of viable alternatives, the organization can take action in a more coherent manner, taking into account the complex nature of the network era.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Organization] Content isn’t a silo
    Obviously, data is coming out across the organization.  As I mentioned in that last post, we can only look at the impact of L&D on performance if we can start working with data from the business units, but data from customer service influences marketing, and so on. Our silos are breaking down. Consequently, so too is content.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Organization] [berkman] Dries Buytaert
    “Some organizations are experimenting with this.” I’m at a Berkman [twitter: BerkmanCenter ] lunchtime talk (I’m moderating, actually) where Dries Buytaert is giving a talk about some important changes in the Web. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Paraphrasing badly.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Organization] How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training: NTC 2016 Session
    In a couple of weeks, one of the sessions I’m facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose is called “ How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training.” Here’s the description: Hands down, this is the most interactive session you will attend at 16NTC! Instructional Design. Getting Past Resistance. Peer Learning Design.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Organization] network management update
    innovative & contextual methods” = in the network era work and jobs cannot be standardized, which means first getting rid of job descriptions and individual performance appraisals and shifting to simpler ways in order to organize for complexity. 2. There are no cookie cutters to organize for complexity. You cannot manage a network.
  • JANE HART  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016
    [Organization] The best of February 2016
    “It’s not about social training (though learning can be social), but instead about creating a learning organization that brings out the best outcomes from and for the employees. Expertise takes time to develop, but how can organizations support novices as they go through their journeys to expertise?” 19 February 2016.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    [Organization] Fundraising Should Not Be a One-Night Stand
    Your donor is partnering with you and the organization to take your mission, setting sights on a bigger vision. It is a great opportunity for the organization to reinforce and deepen their relationship with existing donors, featuring your progress and impact! Ingrained worst-practices, you could say. Because it’s pretty accurate.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
    [Organization] When to gamify?
    happened to hear a gamification expert talk , and he pointed out some rules about what he termed ‘goal science’  He had five pillars: that clear goals makes people feel connected and aligns the organization. I’ve had lurking in my ‘to do’ list a comment about doing a post on  when to gamify.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Organization] Do You Work With A Bully? #PinkShirtDay
    Much like the bottom-line consequences of a disengaged organization—where disengaged and not engaged employees hamper profitability and customer satisfaction—there are performance and productivity related issues. As a leader, you might want to observe and pay attention to the bullies in your organization. Wayne Gretzky he wasn’t.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Organization] Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity
    Activities can be introduced into every aspect of the organization – from the C-suite to teams to departments and across departments as well as at all-staff meetings and events. Why not encourage creativity in the workplace through organized activities?   The benefit is not only stress reduction, but improved productivity. Have story?
  • NINE SHIFT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Organization] Generation Gap Blows Wide Open
    By 2020 both political parties will try to appeal and serve the needs of Gen Y.   And in education, where the generation gap is equally pronounced, your organization now also needs to appeal to and serve the needs of Gen Y. This month the generation gap blew wide open. To be clear, the generation gap is not about politics.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Organization] The Fourth Industrial Revolution
    The hierarchic organization that prevailed in the 20th century was appropriate to a production oriented, industrial economy, but it will not work so well in the more global and fast-changing digital economy. Most everyone agrees that there was a major qualitative distinction between the First and Second Industrial Revolutions. 
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
    [Organization] Sheri Quit Her Job And Regained Her Purpose Sweet Spot
    balance between your personal purpose and your role at work (in lockstep with the organization that employs you) is critical to anyone’s wellbeing. Her role was responsible for the organization’s leadership development and competence reservoir. She joins an organization that matches her values. It’s our life. Drastically.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016
    [Organization] How Nonprofit Leaders Create An Authentic Personal Brand on Intsagram
    But to be effective,  nonprofit leaders also must excel at using their personal brands and voices in service of their organizations’ missions and strategies on Instagram and other social media channels. It also creates a highly engaged group of employees and board members and attracts people outside of your organization to their cause.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
    [Organization] Crisis Text Line Opens Nation’s Largest Set of Crisis Data for Limited Research
    The organization announced they will be making their data available to approved researchers, who must meet stringent requirements, including that research will help more people in crisis. Nancy said, “Bob, show her the crisis text line data set.” But today, Crisis Text Line reached another huge milestone to celebrate!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
    [Organization] Beyond Consulting
    Whether it’s vendors finally wanting to address better learning design, or organizations looking to go beyond the ordinary, I’m here to help. This I was at a retreat this weekend, consorting with colleagues. And I paid attention to his recommendations. You know what you want done, and you hire someone to do it. Reliably. strateg
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Organization] So What is a UX Manager Now?
    But you may or may not be able to easily find the UX Managers in an organization. They are a partner for the organization. They understand the strategy of the organization and evolve the experience strategy and capabilities to work in harmony with it. So, they connect the organization by connecting the experience.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Organization] seeking and sense-making
    In themselves, these are low sense-making activities and often are difficult to share, due to digital rights management restrictions, or because of the format. I use Feedly to organize my web feeds and Diigo to capture what I find on the web. How do you make sense of your work? read a lot of books and write reviews to share with others.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
    [Organization] I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights
    As is the case with any company, growth can come organically or it can come through acquisition. ” If an organization want to truly and transparently grow it ought to find avenues and channels for employees to share their mistakes, project gaffes and failures. Don’t shoot the messenger! didn’t make up the group name.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
    [Organization] The evolution of the CIO – the transformation of the role of the Chief Information Officer
    Other CIOs are leading their boards and executive teams in understanding the critical role of technology in their organizations’ future success, and playing a key role in shaping not just their strategies, but also the very nature and shape of the organization in a connected world. Cloud Enterprise 2.0
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016
    [Organization] Bag ‘o tabs
    Organization and Markets , by Herbert A. I have accumulated a ridiculous sum of open tabs and others collected in OneTab pages. Here’s a selection from just the latest collection, for your reading pleasure. Stuff I’ve said. Giving silos their due , in Linux Journal. Science. But he was right long enough. DIY autostereograms.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016
    [Organization] Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform
    This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. It is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning: A resource guide for L&D. In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. It is not just about managing the interaction but also being part of the social interaction.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016
    [Organization] learn like a gamer
    Most of them do not have a professional network beyond their organization where they may have worked for a decade or more. Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete. How many books do you read?
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016
    [Organization] How the next generation – and all of us – will save the world
    The impact of these powerful attitudinal shifts are playing out in the workforce and how organizations attract talent. I was recently interviewed for an article Why the world will be better in gen Y’s hands. Below are some excerpts from the article (by the way I’m not a Dr., but I won’t object ).
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    [Organization] How To Squeeze Social Media Into Your Day When It Isn’t A Full-Time Job
    According to Levitin’s book,” The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload “, brain science dictates that you should chunk your day into project periods. This post provides some tips and techniques for tech wellness. Why Working Online Can Be Distracting. Take a guess. Be honest. What works?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Organization] Social Training?
    Harold riffs off of Jane’s post, and points out that shifting an organization to a more social way of working takes management’s commitment and work from both above and below.  He lists a number of activities he’s engaged in to try to develop success in several initiatives. And, of course, they’ve posted about it.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Organization] deliberate practice
    Expertise takes time to develop, but how can organizations support novices as they go through their journeys to expertise? To promote deliberate practice, the organization has to reduce barriers to sharing tacit ( implicit ) knowledge and encourage informal learning while working. The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Organization] The Rise of the Platform Economy
    What do we mean by a platform ?   I particularly like this definition by MIT Professor Michael Cusumano : “A platform or complement strategy differs from a product strategy in that it requires an external ecosystem to generate complementary product or service innovations and build positive feedback between the complements and the platform. 
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016
    [Organization] Unified theory of ‘learning’ emerges – and it’s mind blowing
    From algorithm to ecorithm In the process Valiant invented a new word ‘ecorithm’, an algorithm that runs, not just on a computer but any system, even a human or biological organism, to learn within a physical environment. But there may be a new kid on the block that transcends all of this. This is a computational ‘learning’ theory., 1973).
  • 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
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