• DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Organization] The Internet inside the enterprise: We don't have it, and we need it
    But for proactive organizations, it doesn''t have to be that way. 'It''s no longer fashionable to criticize enterprise IT as it once was. That''s because the Internet has definitively won the competition and is leading the way in tech innovation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Organization] Friday’s Finds 230
    All you can do is create an organization that can quickly adapt and respond to the changing conditions. 'Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. call these Friday’s Finds. Let’s treat them like people.” ” Will robots make our lives better or worse? – via @gideonro.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Organization] TED Talk data visualized as a flow of words and a sphere of connections
    This sphere organized all the talks available at the time into a globe, with a spiderweb of lines noting connections between talks. 'This interactive graph shows the most popular words in TED Talk descriptions over time. Click on the image to explore the visualization. Created by: Santiago Ortiz. A sphere] is a good metaphor,” he says.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Organization] How #GivingTuesday Can Help Your Nonprofit Reach PhilanthroKids or Generation Z Donors
    Giving Days organized by local communities are being adopted by many more communities than ever before and a stronger understanding how these efforts can help build the capacity of nonprofits to embrace social media and online giving, engage more donors, and raise awareness of charity giving. It’s a huge group: two billion worldwide.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Organization] Autonomous learners
    Connected organizations realize they will never reach some future point where everything stabilizes and they don’t need to learn or do anything new. While good instruction from the organization is important, fostering autonomous learners is the more important side of the organizational learning relationship. How about e-learning?
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Organization] Pioneers in Justice: Building Networks and Movements for Social Justice
    As Beth Kanter has written about extensively, new technologies are disrupting traditional approaches, and breaking down silos within and between organizations. Abdi Soltani of the Northern California ACLU has been a pioneer in expanding the constituency of what has traditionally been a white, baby-boomer membership organization.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Organization] Cognitive prostheses
    And it led me to think about the ways in which we support these limitations, as they have implications for designing solutions for our organizations. 'While our cognitive architecture has incredible capabilities (how else could we come up with advances such as Mystery Science Theater 3000?), it also has limitations. What do we do?
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Organization] 8 smart strategies TEDx organizers use to find great speakers
    Every day, all over the globe, TEDx organizers are tirelessly working to find inventive, ingenious speakers ready to bring talks to life. We asked 10 TEDx organizers to share the process behind sourcing great speakers and great talks. News finding speakers TEDx TEDx events TEDx organizers TEDx speakers Use your theme as a guide.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Organization] [liveblog] Christine Borgmann
    And please note that precisely because this is a well-organized talk with clearly marked sections, it comes across as choppy in these notes.). ” It’s very hard to find and organize all the archives of data. ” She shows a variety of maps, possible ways of organizing the field. NOTE: Live-blogging. The raw files?
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Organization] Designing the Olympics Participant Experience
    At our Service Experience Conference, Alex Nisbett will share his story of the first Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games to explicitly design and deliver a spectator experience for the World’s greatest sporting event. 'Can you imagine the complexity and opportunity of designing the participant experience for the Olympics?
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Organization] Using Design Thinking to ReThink Our Nonprofit or Community Foundation Work
    In a moment of kismet, the next day I participated in the  Starting Good virtual summit in an online discussion about the question, “What does it take for organizations to work more transparently or in a human way?” Has your organization used design thinking to rethink the way it works? Shark Bank. Retreat on the Street.
  • NINE SHIFT  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014
    [Organization] Leading Your Organization
    'Today I am thinking that leadership is sometimes about moving forward, even if others are not following you yet. Leadership is partially about working with others and moving others along with you.  But there''s times when you have to move forward, even if you are alone in that.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] How business can stay ahead of the curve in the age of data: Report from TED@BCG
    The event was produced by TED Institute , a project that embeds within organizations and companies to help employees develop their ideas. Something like 70% of change programs at large organizations fail, he says. And the immovable object is the Change Monster: the inability of large organizations to change quickly.”
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning
    You can do a whole network analysis which looks at organizations and people in specific geographic or social change area. You do this to consider who to connect and engage in your professional network for learning or help your organization address social change goals. What are the opportunities for reciprocity?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] #DevLearn Schedule
    DevLearn is probably my favorite conference of the year: learning focused, technologically advanced, well organized, and with the right people. 'As usual, I will be at DevLearn (in Las Vegas) this next week, and welcome meeting up with you there. There is a lot going on. Hint: it’s really a Revolutionize L&D  workshop ;).
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Organization] Book Review: Connecting to Change the World
    Whether it is a network of organizations or individuals, the handbook provides a wealth of theory and practice on build, manage, and fine tune a network. They act as either individuals or on behalf of organizations. There is minimal structure or roles and as a living organism, the structure changes. Network Types. Books
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Organization] The post-hierarchical organization
    'The way we manage our organizations is largely ineffective for the complex challenges we face, whether driven by the environment, demographics, economics, or politics. With an external environment that is highly connected, organizations have to get connected inside. Organizations have to become knowledge networks.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Organization] Giant Zero Journalism, cont’d
    Perhaps they will not be on the payroll of the traditional news organizations. Beware of news organizations that think they can replace professionals with citizen-made free content. chatted with the conference organizers, Dale Peskin and Andrew Nachison (a.k.a. Oh, and Google still mattered too. Remember them? It will stink.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Organization] HowI Is Our Digital Revolution Doing?
    And in the sharing economy , a growing number of companies, - e.g., Airbnb , Uber , - make it possible for individuals and organizations to exchange a wide variety of goods and services with each other.  . Digital progress makes the economic pie bigger,” he added.  All-in-all, how’s our digital revolution doing?  Far from it.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Organization] Why mastering personal knowledge is critical to success
    For individuals to thrive in the new workplace, and for organizations to succeed, they need to focus on developing Talent. You would not manage a project on Facebook, and would probably not organize your family and love life using project management software. Automation is ending the industrial era. Lots of conversations.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Organization] #IFC2014 International Fundraising Congress: Inspire, Connect, Transform
    Change.org has more than 75 million users with 20,000 new petitions created every month – and he is seeing organizations work with activists at both the local, national, and international level. 'Source: Pamela Sutton-Legaud. I also keynoted the NGO track at the Internet Festival in Pisa, Italy (more about that in separate post later).
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Organization] A positive view on the future of human work as intelligent machines rise
    'I recently delivered a keynote on the Future of Work and Jobs at the Youth in Technology conference organized by the Australian Computer Society. An article in CIO magazine titled Humans versus machines: Who will be employed in future? reviewed some of the highlights of Dawson’s speech. Drivers are being challenged.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] 7 digital vaccines used in Ebola crisis
    'All agree that a problem at the root of the Ebola problem is information and education. Even developed countries, with state-of-the-art facilities such as the US, have experienced infected health workers. Traditional animistic views of medicine have also seen people turn away from the treatment they need. It’s accessible, it works and it’s free.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community
    Emmanuelle Roques , an organizer of TEDxBordeaux, used the conference as way to meet people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 'TEDGlobal 2014 brought our conference to the tropics. Here’s what the community had to say following this conference all about the theme “South!” ” Photo: Ryan Lash. Several notches, actually.”.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Organization] New ideas from a small island: A support group for women in business, inspired by TEDxNicosiaWomen
    It’s a small island,” says Mahi Solomou, who organized TEDxNicosiaWomen and invited Koukkides-Procopiou to speak. With some urging from Solomou and from TEDxNicosia organizer Paul Koronis, Koukkides-Procopiou decided to launch a similar group, with a Cypriot twist. Read more about TEDx organizers. Photo: Andri Josef/AJPhotoart.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Organization] Study: Decentralized organizations will win, especially in challenging times
    'For decades management theorists have argued over whether and when organizations should be centralized or decentralized. Centralized control is predicated not only having sufficient information to make decisions across a distributed organization, but also being able to make and enact effective decisions. Future of business
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] Building the network era organization
    'Part of the shift that organizations will have to make in the network era will be not only to add new dimensions, but to retrieve some old ones. So what does a connective, cooperative organization look like? Institutional life often required us to leave our family concerns at the door, and focus on the work to be done.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
    Over time, many companies ended up with large numbers of relatively small, under-utilized servers distributed across the organization.  'I recently saw a very interesting  presentation , - From Cloud to Fog: The Internet of Things , - by Cisco executive Michael Enescu.  The total number of users rose to 100s of millions.  . Not future-proof. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Organization] The future is self-management
    To organize. There’s a set of tasks related to project organization and keeping things going. If you want to know what is ailing your organization, maybe lack of innovation or over-bureaucratization, then look no further than management. 'Two late 19th century theorists still firmly inform management thinking. To coordinate.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Organization] Learning quicker by failing safely
    This organization, located in our small town of Sackville , is working on two continents and recently received €1.2 I’d like to highlight what Jeff Schnurr, the founder had to say, as it reflects the advice I give to many organizations (my paraphrasing here). All of our relationships are personal. We conduct pilots all the time.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Organization] TEDGlobal: The Forest
    Azevedo shared the name of a locally based organization,  SOS Mat Atlântica , that works on reforestation and could help us offset the carbon footprint of the conference by planting trees. 'We built a theater for TEDGlobal 2014 and, after the event closes, it will be taken down. “That’s 10 trees for each of you.”
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Organization] Lateral Action: A sneak peek of session 10 at TEDGlobal 2014
    ” Now he helps organizations achieve a new goal: wisdom. 'Real solutions can emerge from places surprisingly adjacent to the problems they address. This session examines how progress — from villages to urban spaces, from the artist’s studio to the corporate world — can be found by taking a step to the side. Video credits:  .
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] Mobile and design are shifting to the center of technology and work
    The Australian newspaper yesterday featured an article titled Mobile exposes need for design skills, programming languages: Ross Dawson based on an interview with myself and Alan Patterson, CEO of the Australian Computer Society , which is organizing the conference. Design is the core skill and capability that makes technology useful today.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] Empowering tech: A sneak peek of session 6 at TEDGlobal 2014
    Steve Song helps underserved communities get access to low-cost voice and internet services through his organization, Village Telco. 'Technology isn’t just a nice-to-have. Across the world, it’s helping to extend rights, open up lines of communication and create new opportunities. Video credits: Manuel Nogueira. Author /Director.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] Perhaps the Purpose of an Organization?
    'The yin-yang relationship between an engaged organization and an impeccable level of customer service just might be the new purpose of an organization. employee engagement organization Purpose customer service purpose Agree?
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] The urban canvas, splashed with color: A recap of session 5 at TEDGlobal 2014
    But we have to act fast: As social media explodes as a way for gangs and violent organizations to recruit, coerce and intimidate young unemployed men, says Muggah, “Violence is going virtual.” 'Robert Muggah speaks at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED. This session was all about cities. Robert Muggah is troubled by our cities.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] From the Mascarene Islands to Syria, reports from the field: A recap of session 4 of TEDGlobal 2014
    Using examples of self-organized governance in Aleppo and Raqqa, Khouri calls for us to listen up and pay attention to the non-militarized story in Syria. 'Ameenah Gurib-Fakim shares some unusual plants at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED. This amazing plant could hold the answer to antibiotic resistance, she says.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] Charmian Gooch unveils the Great Ripoff Map, showing the impact of corruption
    Today at TEDGlobal, she and her organization, Global Witness, unveil the Great Ripoff Map , a place to find stories of how crimes of corruption affects ordinary people around the world, and pinpoint exactly where those crimes are taking place. 'TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch speaking at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] Undercover human rights recording: Oren Yakobovich at TEDGlobal 2014
    He founded the organization Videre, which is short for the Latin phrase “videre est credere” — to see is to believe. ” Yakobovich joined the Israeli organization B’Tselem and trained 100 families in the West Bank in camera use. 'Oren Yakobovich speaking at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED. Check metadata. Check road
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] The Zeitgeist
    Many are challenging the hierarchical nature of the organization in an emerging networked economy. We have communication technologies now to know what is happening across any organization. The solution to the problems inherent in organizations are inside the organization itself. Let people safely experiment.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] Field Work: A sneak peek of session 4 at TEDGlobal 2014
    Doreen Khouri  works with individuals and organizations who stay in war-torn areas, helping them carry on with everyday life. He founded the organization Videre, which is short for the Latin phrase “videre est credere”—to see is to believe. 'The speakers in this session can’t be contained in a cubicle or desk chair. Nanuk. Sound.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] The Future of Management
    The special edition includes interviews with leading thinkers like Lou Gerstner on corporate reinvention and Robert Solow on the prospects for growth, as well as articles by McKinsey experts on the challenges of tomorrow, from the next frontiers for strategy to the evolving organization. The full issue can be downloaded here.  .
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Organization] A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills
    How do we help individuals and organizations make that internal shift in mindset as well as structure for working to be effective? 'Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The questions: What do you hope to learn today? It was followed by this: 4.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Organization] Social movements beyond Twitter: Zeynep Tufekci live at TEDGlobal 2014
    The protest was organized by having its members do something we can’t fathom today – meeting face to face to get things done. And through that, says Tufekci, “They created the kind of organization that could think together, create consensus, innovate, keep going together through differences.” 'Zeynep Tufekci speaking at TEDGlobal 2014.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Organization] Technological hopes and fears: A recap of session 2 of TEDGlobal 2014
    That’s why Orofino co-founded Meu Rio , which empowers Cariocas to organize around causes and places that they care about in their own city. 'Pia Mancini speaking at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED. Technology fuels social movements and opens up opportunities for political change. Below, recaps of the talks in this session.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Organization] Digital Reboot: A sneak peek of session 2 at TEDGlobal 2014
    Alessandra Orofino founded Meu Rio, an organization that uses both mobile tech and on-the-ground actions to get millennials involved in local politics and amped up for activism. 'How do our individual online lives influence the larger structures of society? Pia Mancini wants to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Author/ Director.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Organization] Service Thinking and the Revolution?
    As organizations need to be more customer-centric, this perspective yields processes to do that in a very manageable, measurable way. The interesting idea for me was to think of bringing Service Thinking to the role of L&D in the organization. And I confess that it hadn’t really penetrated. Thoughts? strategy
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Organization] Mapping where we meet: TED University at TEDGlobal 2014
    His bold thought: “As people in your organization demonstrate more and more competence, can you reduce the bureaucracy?”. 'Dave Troy speaking at TED University, TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED. TED University is the raucous session before “real TED” starts when attendees get up and give their own short talks. Aww!). What is a city?”
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Organization] Development Mindsets and 70:20:10
    Widespread evidence of development mindsets is essential if organisations are to achieve Peter Senge’s ‘Learning Organization’ status and if the 70:20:10 model is to be successfully used. 'Professor Carol Dweck is a psychologist at Stanford University and the prime force behind mindset theory. This is an interesting theory, but so what?
  • TED  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Organization] Save the whales (and the humans too): A recap of TED Fellows Session 1 at TEDGlobal 2014
    Disturbed, Mwangi quit his job and began organizing an action with friends to speak out against the violence and corruption. 'The TED Fellows gave a lively session of talks at TEDGlobal. Midway through, filmmaker and butcher Bassim Tariq gets a standing ovation. Photo: Ryan Lash. It’s time for TED Fellows Talks, the Rio edition!
  • TED  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Organization] Behind the scenes: Setting up for TEDGlobal 2014
    More than 40 education-focused organizations around the city of Rio de Janeiro will be watching a free livestream of the conference. 'Rehearsals are done; attendees have arrived. TEDGlobal 2014: South! is in full effect in Rio de Janeiro, with mainstage talks starting tomorrow morning. Here’s what it took to get there.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Organization] MOOCthink
    You write: “Siemens and Downes expected that somehow 2,000 participants should self-manage their learning by forming interest groups: how would or could 2000 strangers meet and self-organize into functioning learning groups? The suggestion that this is impossible, that strangers could not self-organize, is refuted by reams of evidence.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] Three Types of Workplace Mindsets
    Also, for the five best suggestions, I’ll happily mail a signed copy of FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. 'I’d be delighted to hear your opinion on the following definitions of “Workplace Mindsets” I’m toying with in relation to my next book. Many thanks in advance.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] TEDGlobal Para Todos takes over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Any organization can sign up,” she says, “But we’re especially interested in finding venues that value education.”. Rio has a lot of social divides,” explains Taciana Abreu, director of planning at creative agency WMCann, who’s in charge of organizing this livestream gathering. Photo: Thinkstock. Catete92, Goma and Templo.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Organization] Adaptive Path: Where We’re Going Next
    We’ve been fortunate to collaborate with some of the smartest organizations and most talented teams to solve some of their hardest problems: NPR, Flickr, Harvard Business Review, Twitter, Airbnb. As a design consultant, I have learned to pay attention to how organizations think about and value design. Tough sell. know, weird, right?
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Organization] What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?
    And while this model is describing individual behavior, individuals make up organizations – so I think it is important for people working in organizations to understand, whether they are the executive director or the social media manager. love teaching (and learning) and it was a pleasure to work with students, nonprofits, and faculty.  
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Organization] 10 research tips for finding answers that elude you
    Second, find the organization’s URL, then do a simple search of “@ __.” Your search results will give you a sense of the organization’s e-mail structure: the options are usually first name, first initial/last name, and then the ever-popular first name dot last name. And she has quickly established herself as our staff secret weapon.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Organization] Feeling blue about the state of the ocean? How a TED Prize wish helped one woman create a sea change
    With the $100,000 she received through the TED Prize, Earle founded Mission Blue , an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the state of the ocean and to creating protected marine areas, or “hope spots.” When the organization launched, only 15 hope spots existed; now there are 50. And she has done just that. So I didn’t.”
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Organization] Want influence? Make yourself useful.
    Ecopragmatism and the ‘Good Anthropocene’ | Climate, People & Organizations. '“Influence” is hot s**t these days. Linkedin has been making a big deal about it; and it seems to be working , according to Dharmesh Shaw , a Linkedin Influencer: First of all, there’s the sheer power and reach of the platform. That’s pretty good.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Organization] Rising from the ashes of management
    When organizations adopt practices such as working out loud , there is even less need for management. In a transparent organization, with self-directed teams working out loud, the shifting of management to a service will serve another purpose – power sharing. The effect of that is that individual work is looked down on,” he says.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Organization] Types and proportions of learning activities?
    First, let me suggest that what’s going to make a difference to organizations is not better fact-remembering. 'I’ve been on quite the roll of late, calling out some bad practices and calling for learning science. And it occurs to me that there could be some pushback. What does that mean? Let’s break it down. Make sense?
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Organization] 10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?
    The new report released today, How Giving Days Can Work for Your Community Foundation: 10 Lessons From the Knight Foundation Giving Day Initiative , can help organizers determine whether to run a Giving Day, how to run one effectively and how to make it more financially sustainable. 'Click to see the full infographic. by Bahia Ramos. big win.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Organization] A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning
    Where should L&D organizations look for inspiration? As many as 76 percent of organizations do a moderately effective job of aligning their learning goals with their performance objectives, while nearly 44 percent do this at a high or very high level (The State of Learning & Development 2014: Coming of Age). Final thoughts.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Organization] The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes
    For example, with board thing, we all have control over organizing and taking notes on the “sticky notes” – and was interesting to see our emergent collaboration. 'Post-It Note Facilitation of A Network Map - 2012 Pakistan NGOs. What’s in your facilitation toolkit? But wait, paper??? And, I’m not alone.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Organization] Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement
    Reduced operating costs: With employees working from home, organizations can reduce their real-estate footprint, leading to significant savings in lease and energy costs. If you’re interested in such change at your organization, we can help out too. And businesses are starting to make the shift. It’s a program more than a technology.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Organization] Everything Connects
    This book is a good addition to management books that discuss how to change our current impasse between structuring organizations and giving meaning to each each person’s work life. While it gives many examples, this is not a much of a how-to book but would go well with The Connected Company or Reinventing Organizations.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
    [Organization] Buggin’ Out
    In “Speak Ya Clout,” the duo Gang Starr rhymes that they are “schizophrenic with rhyme plus we’re well organized” as a way of warning that they are “stepping rugged and tough.”. 'Sociology journal Transition has a fascinating article giving a history of the surprisingly frequent appearance of schizophrenia in rap music. pdf of full-text.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Organization] Lives of the dead
    had hoped to bring some up, or to organize them in some way, when I visited Woodlawn. 'A couple weekends ago I visited the graves of relatives and ancestors on my father’s side at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx. All Grandma would like that. Here Grandma died in 1990, at nearly 108 years old. My father was her big brother, Allen H.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Organization] 7 things learned from a day spent watching TEDxCERN
    'Wednesday marked the second-ever TEDxCERN, the event organized by the folks at CERN, the famed particle physics research center in Geneva, Switzerland, responsible for bringing us the World Wide Web , the Large Hadron Collider , and confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson. You know, just a few minor things. We watched for you.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Organization] Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb
    For an employee seeking new responsibilities — and thus a new role or promotion — in the organization, the fiduciary responsibility between the organization and the employee no longer exists. My heart goes out to these 100 people, but so too it goes out to the entire organization. employees. It’s appalling.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Organization] Inspiring words from TED@IBM: The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
    An algorithm spotted the ebola outbreak nine days before the Word Health Organization recognized it. Lisa Seacat DeLuca , mobile software engineer for IBM’s Open Technology and Cloud Performance organization , who spoke on the “Internet of Everything”.  . 'The program guide for TED@IBM, themed “Reimagine our world.”
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Organization] Conversations in the Kitchen: The Do’s and Don’ts of Debriefs
    Organizations who include debriefs as a consistent activity have shown individual and team performance can be enhanced by a whopping 25%. 'In our San Francisco studio we’re fortunate to have a large, open kitchen. Not unlike what you might experience at home, we often find ourselves migrating and gathering to this spot throughout the day.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] How a TEDx event spun up in Bhilwara
    'Harsh Agrwal is the organizer of TEDxBhilwara, which he hopes proves that his city is more than a textile hub. But seeing Bhilwara merely as a textiles hub prevents a real understanding of the city, says Harsh Agarwal, the 19-year-old who organized the first TEDx event here in July. Photo: Daksh Baheti. Selfies. Photo: Saurabh Bhatt.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] Engaging Knowledge Artisans
    'Every organization today is trying to address the changing nature of work, driven by rapid technological change, and made more complex by global changes in economics, politics, and resources. But what about our structures that organize how people work together? Pattern sensing becomes all important. Reflecting on Reflection.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] The MIT Second Machine Age Conference
    Millions have been left behind, because many organizations and individuals lack the skills to keep up with the rapidly advancing technologies.  The conference presented some of the leading-edge research that’s ushering the emerging second machine age , and explored its impact on the economy and society.  It was quite an interesting event. 
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Organization] Reflecting on Potential Workplace Trends
    'I recently had the chance to reflect on the ‘future of the organization’ I suppose it’s one of my hobbies. Dan''s Related Posts: 5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations Let’s Stop Penalizing the Dreamers Puppetry of the Meanest Flat Army CSTD Keynote as Art Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Organization] How do you animate cosmic rays? The story behind a TEDxCERN TED-Ed lesson
    Read more about TEDx organizers and events ». 'On September 24, TEDxCERN will be hosted  by physicist Brian Cox (watch his TED Talk: “ CERN’s supercollider “), and the world is welcomed to watch for free. Cosmic rays. Active galactic nuclei. Nucleosynthesis. For physicist Veronica Bindi, this is everyday vocabulary.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Organization] Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World
    You give them a standard set of test questions (interestingly, test questions not based on the curriculum of what they learn but rather test questions based on some definition of what the organizers of PISA think they should have learned by the age of 15. totally integrated organic system, not a machine. It''s an organic thing.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Organization] Innovation and future-proofing in mid-tier firms: The central role of CFOs
    'Last week I gave the keynote on Future-Proofing Your Organization at a function organized by American Express to launch their very interesting American Express CFO Future-proofing Survey. believe a key dynamic in the economy is the increasing divergence in performance between organizations.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Organization] Imagination in health and medicine? 11 fresh ideas from the TEDMED stage
    Only 7% of hospitals adhere to the evidence-based practices outlined in the World Health Organization’s “Baby-Friendly Initiative” for supporting breastfeeding. Photo: Sandy Huffaker Jr. Prosthetics as sculpture, the maternal benefits of breast milk, Cuba’s radical approach to free medical education. Photo: Kitra Cahana.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Organization] 25+ apps to make your everyday life easier
    It’s useful for fact-checking label claims like “all-natural” and “organic.” For staying organized… * Wunderlist. It organizes my life,” says Anjali Mohan of our Client Services Workgroup. This isn’t necessarily it, but it provides simple task organization—by project, category, priority, due date. Sunrise. KeyMe.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Organization] 25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives just a little bit easier
    It’s useful for fact-checking label claims like “all-natural” and “organic.” For staying organized… * Wunderlist. It organizes my life,” says Anjali Mohan of our Client Services Workgroup. This isn’t necessarily it, but it provides simple task organization—by project, category, priority, due date. Sunrise. KeyMe.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] The problem is not with our imaginations
    Likewise, one could suggest that the solution — if there is one — is not more imagination, but more organizing. 'Yet another brilliant post by Ethan. I think I’m going to turn that into a keyboard macro. I’ll just have to type ^EthanTalk and that opening sentence will get filled in.) Remember when Pres.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] Self-determination at work
    How do you get an entrepreneurial mindset in a hierarchical, just-follow-the-rules, organization? Relatedness “is the universal want to interact, be connected to, and experience caring for others” This is what the military, organized religions, and many NGO’s clearly understand. Source: Wikipedia. Communities Work
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] Your Services Affect Your Service
    You may not feel you can affect change at this level, but making the case for your organization to focus on these third-party services is a good fight to fight. It requires a certain amount of scale, money, and commitment for an organization to make this happen. Vertically Integrate: Own the Service. Tightly Integrate Systems.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] Learning in 2024 #LRN2024
    The ability to stay more tightly coupled with colleagues, sharing information and collaborating, has really become mainstream in our lives, and is going to have a big impact on our organizations. 'The eLearning Guild is celebrating it’s 10th year, and is using the opportunity to reflect on what learning will look like 10 years from now.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] 7 reasons to get TED Live
    If you’re a community organization or nonprofit based in Rio and would like to share a free livestream with your community, get in touch. 'Just in time for TEDGlobal next month, we’ve rebuilt our TED Live program, allowing you to watch the entire conference—or a single day of it—on a high-definition live stream anywhere in the world, anytime.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Organization] Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?
    That’s why I think it’s time for organizations to get comfortable doing at least some of their data work in the “relaxed” zone, because that is better than missing out on doing any data storytelling at all. ”. Our track was one of three where participants could take a deep dive into a topic and learn from peers through dialogue.  nptech?
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Organization] Want even more mind-blowing TED Talks? Let’s get more STEM teachers in the classroom. Starting with … you!
    Leading the effort to answer President Obama’s 2011 call for 100,000 new STEM teachers by 2021 is the organization 100Kin10. 'Do you work in the sciences, technology or engineering? Ever thought about becoming a STEM teacher? Below, proof that teachers blow minds. Illustration: Cultivated Wit. By Baratunde Thurston. So, you might know me.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] How To Train Your Attention and Be Effective When Working Online
    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. 'Photo by BirgerKing. Take a guess. Be honest. What’s making our human brains like those of gold fish? According to a  Daniel J.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] Cooking out loud
    They help make transparent what is happening in the organization and democratize knowledge creation. Well, this is what happens with knowledge in most organizations today. It takes too long to make decisions or try new things out. Looser hierarchies and stronger networks are required, but how do you go about this?
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Organization] Olympics, Healthcare, Delivery…OH MY!
    Our speakers will deliver real world insights and stories, both successes and failures that will help you better understand how to approach and deliver great service experiences within your organization. Transforming organizations to be more human centric. Driving business value through service experience.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Organization] TEDx takes shape in South Africa, helping communities break barriers
    So it feels like a telling coincidence that the organizers of both TEDxCapeTown and TEDxJohannesburg—independently organized events in two of the biggest, busiest cities in South Africa—opted to hold their events within a single week. 'At TEDxCapeTown, speaker Kirsten Wilkins brings up the hashtag #sorryMadiba. Signage.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Organization] A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
    Examples include sophisticated medical diagnosis, complex designs, and many R&D tasks, as well as managing large organizations, teaching, and writing books and papers.  'Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs.  run around Polanyi’s paradox. 
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Organization] A Guide to Evaluating Networks
    As anyone following Beth’s blog knows, building networks in the nonprofit sector for the purpose of achieving outcomes together has become increasingly common, especially when what is involved are complex problems that no single organization can solve alone. We draw a lot of network depictions on napkins and had an amazing conversation.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Organization] Emotional connection
    Interestingly, this was largely organized through Facebook, which despite it’s not intended use as an organizing tool, sufficed to allow us to reconnect before the event through posts to the group. And the effort to organize was volunteer; and the individuals doing it in that spirit set a tone for the rest of the event.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection
    Later, these questions were organized into categories so we had a concept map of issues people wanted to explore and these categories were also used in different activities. We organized people into small groups based on clustering of the burning questions into themes on the sticky wall. 'Photo by Trav Williams. Defining Roles.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] Create space for sense-making
    People on all sides inside the organization can only imagine how to tinker with the existing system. The inability to understand complexity is the problem facing almost all large organizations. It seems that as soon as you identify with a system, whether it is good for you or not, then it becomes the only frame of reference.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] A 24-hour day of giving, to end child trafficking in the United States
    The idea to create a giving day—and the decision to use Razoo as a crowdfunding platform for it—was an organic one; the site’s former CEO, Lesley Mansford, was also part of the challenge team. A lot of the work anti-trafficking organizations are doing is focused on youth education, on reaching young women early. In
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] Formal study of Organizations Don't Tweet, People Do
    'For a couple of years now Dr. Silagh White, of Lehigh University in the USA, has included study of my book as part of a course on Entrepreneurial Communications for Creative Industries. Last year I took part in a live Twitter chat with the students and this year I have just been reviewing some of the questions that the book raised for the them.
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