• CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    [Organization] Cognitive Business
    One of my mantras is that organizations need to align better with how we think, work, and learn. However, my focus has been specifically on what L&D can be doing (as that’s the folk I mostly talk to). But it occurs to me that it really goes farther. And similarly, the notion that our thinking is both situated (e.g.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Organization] The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
    They govern interactions among nations, organizations, communities, and individuals.  Individuals, organizations, machines, and algorithms would freely transact and interact with one another with little friction.”. Their article starts off with one of the best descriptions I’ve seen of the long-term promise of blockchain.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Organization] A Cognitive Audit?
    Both are cognitive functions, and the best outcomes will only be achieved when organizations are acting in accordance with how we think, work, and learn. This is about equipping your organization to kick some proverbial tail. I’m drafting an initial such instrument, with associated recommendations. But there’s more.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
    [Organization] Four Key Actions To Change Your Organization’s Purpose
    It is a wholesome way of being and operating for any organization. As Purpose is more than a cause. As I argue in my book, The Purpose. Purpose Marc Benioff purpose Salesforce Unilever
  • JANE HART  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
    [Organization] Empowering Employee-Led Learning (Online Workshop)
    learned a lot from the activities and I am integrating what I learned into my work with nonprofit organizations. Public Workshop runs 30 January – 24 February 2017. includes free place on Intro to MWL workshop. 16 – 27 January 2017]. AGENDA. Develop modern professional learning attitudes and skills. ABOUT THIS ONLINE WORKSHOP.
  • JANE HART  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
    [Organization] Empowering Employee-Led Learning (Online Workshop)
    learned a lot from the activities and I am integrating what I learned into my work with nonprofit organizations. Public Workshop runs 30 January – 24 February 2017. includes free place on Intro to MWL workshop. 16 – 27 January 2017]. AGENDA. Develop modern professional learning attitudes and skills. ABOUT THIS ONLINE WORKSHOP.
  • NINE SHIFT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
    [Organization] The Silent Revolution: Telework Keeps Growing
    3.Our organization just closed a small office and she has started to work from home. Telework, the first of our NineShift predictions, still growing.   As someone who works from home and is a CEO with a staff, nevertheless I have no idea what the statistics below mean. The employee population as a whole grew by 1.9%
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
    [Organization] the learning loop
    Understanding the Limits of Hierarchies by @OpenSourceWay. “As I say in ‘The Open Organization’, networked structures more easily facilitate what US Air Force Colonel John Boyd calls the ‘OODA loop’ [Observe, Orient, Decide, Act]; they allow for quicker reactions to immediate, pressing situations. The cycle is repeated continuously.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
    [Organization] Business Practice Redesign
    Increasingly, these small workgroups also include one or more participants from other institutions as we seek to tap into the practices that others outside our organization can bring to bear on a particular challenge or opportunity. In the world of scalable efficiency, processes rule. Where do workers spend their time? Bottom line. Who knows?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017
    [Organization] Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy
    Some threats against organizations today are from teams composed of highly skilled attackers that can spend months, if not years, planning and carrying out an intrusion.”. The bulk of the-page 90 report describes in detail the Commission’s 16 recommendations and 53 associated action items, which are organized into six major imperatives.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017
    [Organization] innovation in perpetual beta
    My observation over the past decade is that most organizations focus primarily on incremental innovation and do not allow time and resources to be expended on social networking activities that are officially perceived to be frivolous. Our social networks can help us increase our awareness of new ideas.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Organization] Blog Post: Freedom of speech is more than just a value
    Furthermore, he argued that the new amendments paired with section 46.3 of the Ontario Human Rights Code would make it possible for "employers and organizations to be subject to punishment under the code if any employee or associate says anything that can be construed as 'directly or indirectly' offensive.". Jordan B. Right?
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Organization] Blog Post: Have you tried out Randomised Coffee Trials yet?
    RCTs are used to connect people in an organization at random and give them time to meet to have a coffee and talk about whatever they wish. Hundreds of organizations across public, private and voluntary sectors have introduced RCTs in the last few years, including recently the British NHS. What is a Randomised Coffee Trial?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016
    [Organization] 2016 Reflections
    This is the last Learnlet for 2016, and so it’s time for some reflections on what has been an ‘interesting’ year.  I’ll admit it’s been rough, what with losing so many people known through popular media. And of course serious changes nationally and internationally. But there are some learnings as well. Again, thank you.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016
    [Organization] Cultural Alignment
    I was thinking about the ways in which organizations can support performance. However, some of that might not be necessary under the right circumstances. I was thinking about the specific case of acting in ways that are consonant with the values of the organization. And that’s all good. How about you? meta-learning strategy
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016
    [Organization] the secret of freedom
    This is good advice for all of us, in any organization, or as citizens in aspiring democracies [they are all just aspiring]. “Le secret de la liberté est d’éclairer les hommes, comme celui de la tyrannie et de les retenir dans l’ignorance.” Maximilien Robespierre (1758 – 1794). Of course it was all edited and curated.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016
    [Organization] The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards
    Iora Health (New Models Category): A health care organization that uses community health coaches to serve 45,000 patients in 29 locations across 11 cities, and gets paid not per sick visit, but for keeping people healthy. Upon graduation, we connect our coders with tech companies in need of their talent.”. Examples abound.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] Pushing back against Trump: The techie meetup
    “…hear from people from outside of our community who know how to organize” He characterizes the recent meeting of Silicon Valley CEOs with Trump as a knuckling under by the participants. Maciej says we are here tonight also to hear from people from outside of our community who know how to organize and have an effect.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] Employee Experience
    One of the recent trends has been about ‘customer experience’, focusing the organization on a consistent and coherent customer experience from first exposure through to ongoing product or service use. And optimizing those has benefits that cross the organization. Happy employees is a necessary step to happy customers.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Organization] Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
    Organizations that can harness these capabilities effectively will be able to create significant value and differentiate themselves, while others will find themselves increasingly at a disadvantage.”. It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. Data storage capacity has increased, while its cost has plummeted.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2016
    [Organization] Wiley's Misguided Advocacy
    The list of organizations hasn't grown over the years, and the number people from this list remains stable. > Since the first release of the Creative Commons licenses, newcomers to the field have been attracted to licenses containing the non-commercial (NC) condition. David Wiley once again launches into advocacy for the CC-by license.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016
    [Organization] Capital One’s AdaptivePath.org Year In Review
    In September, we organized our first BarnRaise in partnership with Illinois Institute of Design. I’m so excited about 2017 and the prospect of a new year; I could go on and on about how I feel dot-org has impacted everyone it has touched, but instead, I think it’s even better to have those people tell you themselves. Jane Goodall.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016
    [Organization] United We Stand, Divided We Fall
    As I’ve written elsewhere , successful movements are built on a compelling opportunity-based narrative and mobilize people with a distinctive form of organization. It’s also very consistent with how successful movements organize. What do I mean by that? So, how could we be united at the same time? Anger is often fear in disguise.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Organization] The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
    I was recently involved in two different meetings, each convened by an IT research organization focused on providing strategic advice to CIOs.   My participation in each of the CIO   meetings was in the form of a fireside chat with a senior analyst of the organization. IT-as-a-Service. The Industrialization of Services.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016
    [Organization] Will the App Become the New Classroom?
    We may have added some technology, better lighting, and more comfortable chairs, but our organizations’ classrooms and approaches today are little changed either. Mobile apps are increasingly being built and deployed by organizations to support workers. minority of people could read. Memorization was a critical skill.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] closing the learning-knowledge loop
    For 10 years Jane McConnell has been researching organizations in the digital age. The latest report surveyed 311 people from 27 countries, representing a variety of global companies from 18 market sectors. Participants responded to an in-depth online survey of over 100 questions. I was a member of the Advisory Board. would like to.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    [Organization] Learning Strategy Issues
    The strategy depends on where the organization is to begin with, but there are systematic principles to guide progress. The other thing that I was involved in at Online Educa in Berlin was a session on The Flexible Worker. Three of us presented, each addressing one particular topic. And, per our design, issues emerged. meta-learning strateg
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
    [Organization] Aligning Learning
    This is something that most organizations should be thinking about.  I was pleasantly surprised that the audience included folks from universities, not-for-profits, and government agencies as well as businesses. Last week, at Online Educa in Berlin, I gave a tutorial on deeper elearning as a pre-conference event. What do you think?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
    [Organization] designing the emergent organization
    In The Rise of Emergent Organizations, Beth Comstock, Vice Chair at GE, cites five rules of thumb to guide organizational design for the emerging network era. It is wonderful to see a large corporation putting into practice the recommendations I, and many others, have been making on organizational design for more than a decade. I.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Organization] How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?
    The report is organized into three main sections. Section I, - What is Artificial Intelligence?, - describes how researchers and practitioners define AI, as well as the key research trends that will likely influence AI’s future. Cybersecurity (including spam) is a widely shared concern.”. Transportation. Home/Service Robots.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Organization] [liveblog] Amber Case on making the Web fun again
    conference , at the MIT Media Lab , organized by Amber Case [ @caseorganic ]. I’m at the Web 1.0 It’s a celebration of sites that can be built by a single person, she explains. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016
    [Organization] taking back our society
    Almost a century later, John Kenneth Galbraith warned of the dangers of blindly having faith in our capital market system and the organizations and institutions that support it. The greater. Read more » Communities Work
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    [Organization] Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy
    started with a set of questions to address, so I’ll go through their comments in roughly that order (though we didn’t exactly follow this structure): What is learning design strategy? I had in mind the approach taken by an organization to their learning design. These are all elements that indeed contribute to strategy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Organization] perpetual beta working model
    The triple operating system describes how organizations can connect three types of networks. The perpetual beta working model is just that: a working model about working. have developed several models that inform my professional practice, such as the network learning model that shows how work and learning have to be connected. All of these.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
    [Organization] Special Webinar on Learning Design Strategy
    Here we are specifically talking to organizations that want their elearning to actually have an impact. If you want your organization to take it more seriously, invite your boss ;). Learning, properly, should have an impact. It’s about systematically changing behavior, developing new skills to meet ever-changing needs.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Organization] [liveblog][bkc] Scott Bradner: IANA: Important, but not for what they do"
    “ICANN was formed as a little organization to replace Jon Postel.” I’m at a Berkman Klein [twitter: BKCHarvard ] talk by Scott Bradner about IANA , the Internet Assigned Names Authority. Scott is one of the people responsible for giving us the Internet. So, thanks for that, Scott! NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] The Evolution of the Firm
    A few weeks ago I discussed The Rise of the Global Superstar Company based on a recent special report on the subject by The Economist.   The report noted that the decade-long trend toward increasingly concentrated global firms is somewhat surprising.  . Giants such as AT&T were broken up and state-owned firms were privatised.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] If You Stop Learning You Lose The Chance To Be Entrepreneurial
    At its root, a “society” is a group of people sharing traditions and values, organized as a community. Over the course of his writing, rather cleverly, Peter Drucker found a way to coin our past, present and future into distinct societies. Think of it as a collection open learners. entrepreneurialism learning fairphone Peter Drucker TELUS
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
    [Organization] countering fascist thinking
    “These features cannot be organized into a system; many of them contradict each other, and are also typical of other kinds of despotism or fanaticism. Jason Kottke reviewed an article by the philosopher Umberto Eco and summarized it as 14 features of eternal fascism. But it is enough that one of them be present to.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
    [Organization] Blog Post: Knowledge is not the power. So what is power?
    People choose not to change their behavior because the culture and the imperatives of the organization make it too difficult to act upon the knowledge. Most people in most organizations do not have the ability to act on the knowledge they possess. By David Gurteen. It is often said that knowledge is power , but this is a misperception.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Organization] Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation
    In thinking about the Coherent Organization , the original proposal from my colleague Harold Jarche was that were two key attitudes: collaboration and cooperation. And I find myself talking about collaboration and communication.  It’s time to try to reconcile those, and propose why I think collaboration is a new business watchword.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Organization] Apple Pay for Nonprofits: Frictionless Online Philanthropy
    Apple also made it difficult for nonprofits to collect in-app donations without incurring huge transaction fees on top of credit card fees.   Six years ago,  I helped organized a protest and online petition to ask Apple to change their online donation policy for nonprofits. The good news is that ApplePay doesn’t charge a fee themselves.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Organization] Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing
    Large-scale fraud, identity theft and data breaches are becoming common, and a large fraction of the world’s population lacks the credentials needed to be part of the digital economy. Whether physical or digital in nature, identity is a collection of information or attributes associated with a specific entity. Universal Access. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Organization] Extending engagements
    In a couple of recent posts, I’ve been telling tales of helping organizations, and I wanted to tell at least one more. In this case, I’m extending the type of work I’ve done to have a real impact, still with a low overhead. The key is to include some followup activities. Serious eLearning. Learning Strategy.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] The Eye Chart Analogy Of Corporate Org Charts
    Everyone in the organization deserves 20/20 vision. If you look at this graphic I mashed up long enough, it begins to make sense. If you’ve ever been to see an ophthalmologist or optometrist and had an eye test, chances are you were asked to view a diagram like the one above on the left. The process repeats with the other eye.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] connected leadership is smarter
    If diverse teams are smarter, why do most organizations only put one person in charge, and then continue to replace that person with another individual ‘leader’? “In a nutshell, enriching your employee pool with representatives of different genders, races, and nationalities is key for boosting your company’s joint intellectual potential.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016
    [Organization] it’s not a skills gap
    The lack of skills is not the main problem facing most organizations today, in spite of what many managers and executives might say. Researchers Dave Swenson and Liesl Eathington identified several factors contributing to hiring challenges, but a widespread lack of skilled workers was not one them … The Iowa researchers’ conclusion?
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016
    [Organization] Is your organisation future ready? My pick of articles from September & October 2016
    Instead of crafting a future that ensures both the skills development for all of its employees and a healthier, more engaged organization itself, they satisfy those orders, issue reports on the attendance, and generally fail to demonstrate a more thoughtful level of long-term leadership.” Instead of playing offense they play defense.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    [Organization] Creating A Culture of Well-being in Your Nonprofit Workplace: The First Step
    Erika’s organization is a small to midsize arts organization, with six full time staff members and an operating budget of less than $1 million.   These were organized into different categories:   Organizational Wide,  Self-Care Group,  Individual. Their program includes about teaching artists.  Happy Healthy Nonprofit
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016
    [Organization] [liveblog][bkc] Paola Villarreal on Public Interest in Data Science
    That means reaching out to journalists, community organizers, authorities, and lawmakers. And data scientists are often pretty far removed from community organizing. Q: Much of the data you’re referring to are private. Are there organizations doing this? A: Great question, and I don’t know how to answer it.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
    [Organization] What's top of mind for the CIO in 2016
    As technology rapidly changes and the push for digital transformation reaches an all-time high, CIOs are increasingly focusing on bringing their entire organizations into the digital future, all while preventing even the smallest hiccup in operations. It's a tall order
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
    [Organization] So long, app silos: And welcome to the digital workplace hub
    Organizations are finally waking up to the need to foster better integration and improved usability by connecting business applications together into a more collaborative and coherent digital workplace. Now a new twist is emerging
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
    [Organization] Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
    Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. Let me explain.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
    [Organization] Flows, Fragility and Friction
    What I’ve meant by that is that business for the past several centuries at least has been organized around stocks of knowledge as the basis for value creation. I’ve long been a fan of flows but, in the spirit of paradox, I’ve also been a fan of friction. Let me first provide some context. The dark side of flows. So, then, what’s the problem?
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
    [Organization] Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One
    The energy and optimism here is contagious. Q: You’ve introduced service design to tons of organizations. Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet. It’s Kendra Shimmell, who we’re excited to introduce as the new head of the Service Design practice for Adaptive Path at Capital One. How might you characterize the state of service design?
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
    [Organization] [liveblog] Tim Wu
    One of the subtexts of the book, Tim says, is that the value of human attention was not widely recognized until the 20th century, except for organized religion. They’ve increasingly blurred the lines between the organic results and the ads. His new book is The Attention Merchants. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
    [Organization] a new business ideology
    Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. The following table shows how ideas, technology, organizations, and institutions are changing as we enter a network economy. Transparent work is the one of biggest opportunities we have in creating more effective organizations. “Ideas lead technology.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] The problem for people isn’t advertising, and the problem for advertising isn’t blocking. The problem for both is tracking.
    ” Here’s a message from humanity to Google and all the other spy organizations in the surveillance economy : Tracking is no less an invasion of privacy in apps and browsers than it is in homes, cars, purses, pants and wallets. That’s because our apps and browsers are personal and private. More at New Clues.). But they will.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] Open Practices
    I've had pushback in my own organization when promoting openness. large organization I know embarked on a program "Dialogue on the future of X". This post is a response to a request for my thoughts on the value of open practices and methodologies for putting them into practice. 1. Some fear their own work isn't worth sharing. PD day?
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
    [Organization] The One Simple Thing That Nonprofit Leaders Do To Keep Inspired and Avoid Burnout
    ” What this means is being able to see and experience first hand the impact of your organization’s programs and how those programs transform people.   For Chuck Collins, YMCA CEO, “It is all about the kids!” Mike Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director. How is this embedded in your nonprofit’s culture?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016
    [Organization] Self-regulation & PKM
    That is, organizations need to be explicit about their knowledge, experiments, and learnings. I’m a fan of Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share (SSS) model for Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM). I was also reading about self-regulated learning , and a proposed model for that. And I realized they could be related. Two additional things.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016
    [Organization] enabling self-governing teams
    As networks become the dominant organizing system, we need to restructure how we work together. Yaneer Bar-Yam suggests that instead of searching for leaders, we should self-organize as teams. No matter which leaders are chosen, the systems themselves are failing.” ” – Yaneer Bar-Yam. Image: perpetual beta series.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016
    [Organization] A Few Self-Care Tips for Fundraisers During Stressful Year End Giving Time
    Flickr Photo by Brittany Bush. We are heading into the most stressful time of year for nonprofits, especially for fundraisers. Year-end giving campaigns. With Giving Tuesday  just around the corner, the kick off the that busy time of year for most nonprofit development directors and their teams is just ramping up.    So, take a deep breath! Join Us!
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016
    [Organization] Some Thoughts on the Development of Implementable, Winning Strategies
    In the Fall of 1995, then Chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner made the decision to embrace the Internet across the whole company, and asked me to organize a cross-IBM group to define and lead this new strategy. Goals and strategies serve very different purposes. Such choices are the very essence of your strategy.”.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016
    [Organization] Infrastructure and integration
    And if you’re interested in beginning to offer a richer picture of learning and move  L&D to be a strategic contributor to the organization, this is the chance for a jump-start! The premise of the chart was that there are stages of maturity across the major categories of areas L&D should be aware of. With one caveat.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016
    [Organization] The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day
    Last week, I was in London teaching social media strategy workshops for London NGOs organized by Social Media Misfits  and keynoted Institute of Fundraising’s Future of Fundraising Conference. How does your nonprofit organization and its leaders encourage staff to take mini-breaks during the day? What reboots your brain?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016
    [Organization] Organizational Effectiveness for L&D?
    And similarly, I see too many L&D organizations not looking beyond the course as their responsibility. Last week included an interesting series of events and conversations. There was a formal event on innovation in learning technology (that was only partly so), and a presentation by a colleague. In particularly, he talked about OD and OE.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016
    [Organization] Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies
    Blockchains have the potential to eradicate the cost of complexity and ultimately redefine the traditional boundaries of an organization.”. Because it is not owned or controlled by any single organization, the blockchain platform’s continued existence isn’t dependent on any individual entity.”. Why do firms exist? 
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016
    [Organization] Announcing the Launch of Book #3:The Happy Healthy Nonprofit
    The fellowship will support the Women’s Resource Center Cambodia , a non-governmental organization based in Siem Reap Cambodia campaigning for women’s rights and welfare every day. WAKE gets technology and communications tools, training and support to women’s rights leaders and their organizations so they can accelerate their impact.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016
    [Organization] Diversity and Diversity Training
    Instead, the focus is on realizing the full potential of people, and in turn the organization, by acknowledging and appreciating the potential promise of each person’s unique perspective and different way of thinking ”, summarizes a 2013 study by Deloitte Consulting. 3. Clark's point of departure is Goran Adamson’s TheTrojan Horse. Quite so.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016
    [Organization] the problem is to know what questions to ask
    As we move into a network society, every existing form of human organization will come under pressure to adapt to the new realities that are beginning to emerge. We need to organize work differently : I have an idea, actually several of them for John Ibbitson and others. What will become of them? What do you mean you have no idea?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
    [Organization] life in the gig economy
    This will be a good reminder, because once you not unaffiliated with an organization, many people will ask for free advice or work for exposure. I get several requests per week. know that many salaried jobs can be frustrating, from my own experience, client work, and talks with friends and colleagues. This can make it a buyer’s market.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016
    [Organization] the third bucket
    Meta skills require ‘meta time’ This is too often forgotten in organizations fascinated with short-term measurements. In a discussion I had with a senior Human Resources executive at a large corporation, he noted that when it comes to managing people and their talents, there are three buckets. Tools. 2. Skills. 3. Learning
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016
    [Organization] Scaling Learning in an Exponential World
    Knowledge management platforms have largely been organized around sharing existing knowledge. Encourage learning in all parts of the organization. Everyone in the organization needs to be learning faster by evolving new shared practices, whether they are research scientists in a laboratory or janitors trying to maintain our facilities.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016
    [Organization] Competing Against “Digital Invaders”
    The report organized its findings and recommendations into three main areas:   Preparing for digital invaders; Creating a panoramic perspective; and Be first, be best or be nowhere.  Let me briefly discuss each. Prepare for digital invaders. Today, the competition’s often invisible until it’s too late.” . Create a panoramic perspective.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
    [Organization] How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy
    While there isn’t anything fundamentally wrong with companies like Uber or Airbnb in the “access economy”, they are not examples of organizations who are truly “sharing” nor are they reinvesting any of its revenues or profits into the workers and/or materials it rents. It might be a room, a home or a castle. But there is a problem.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016
    [Organization] working in perpetual beta
    Organizing Principles. Self-organization. Working in Perpetual Beta is the latest volume in the perpetual beta series. It began with Seeking Perpetual Beta , a synthesis of 10 years of blogging. The next volume, Finding Perpetual Beta , specifically focused on personal knowledge mastery. This is not a recipe book. Table of Contents.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
    [Organization] Workshopping what’s needed: going deep on elearning
    You’ll leave with a roadmap forward for your organization. Are you ready to really try to make a change in what you’re doing? It’s past time, both at the level of our elearning design, and at the level of elearning strategy. This is your chance to get a jump on the future of L&D. design strategy technology
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
    [Organization] The Blackberry Verdict Is Not Surprising
    In 2013, I wrote a book titled “ FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. Kara Swisher is co-executive editor of the popular Silicon Valley based media organization AllThingsD and has been outspoken about RIM on several occasions. My last line includes “only time will tell.” per cent in 2009 to 10.8
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
    [Organization] to retrieve or to extend
    This is not surprising if we look at the major shift in how we humans are organizing, which is only the fourth in history. The TIMN model shows how each shift created a new dominant form of organizing people: first in tribes, then through institutions, and later in markets. The status quo is not faring well. Source: Vox.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
    [Organization] Reflecting practice
    Of course, organizations should be making this easier. Someone opined on yesterday’s post that it’s hard to find time for reflection, and I agree it’s hard. You need to find ways to make it systematic, as it’s hard to make persistent change. Individual. Make it a habit. Put half an hour on your calendar (e.g.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
    [Organization] valued work is not standardized
    All organizations and workers have to face the fact that the loss of routine jobs will continue. It would be impossible to run any modern organization. Does automation result in job loss? “Consider, for example, the effect of the automated teller machine (ATM) on bank tellers. Why didn’t employment fall? Source: WEForum.org.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [Organization] Nonprofit Podcast and Blogger @joangarry Profiles Healthy Happy Nonprofit Book
    The one thing I really admire about Joan is that she gives straight up great advice to nonprofit CEOs to improve the effectiveness of their organizations. If you don’t already read Joan Garry’s nonprofit blog and or listen to her podcast , you should. She is a must read and a must listen. Recent Reviews and Guest Posts.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [Organization] Greenwashing Your Way To Employee Disengagement
    Greenwashing can be loosely defined as the times in which an organization falsely conveys to consumers that their products, service, or operating practices are socially and/or environmentally responsible. ” Volkswagen and Coca-Cola, like any organization, are made up of employees. But Volkswagen is not alone.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [Organization] Why Are We Stuck in a World of Slow Economic Growth? Nobody Seems to Know
    Over the past few centuries, the natural sciences , - e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, - have developed a variety of principles and models.  recovery, markets are not expecting normal conditions to return anytime soon.”. Given such weak private sector demand, even zero short-term interest rates have failed to stimulate the economy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
    [Organization] seek > sense > share for cities
    This was part of the organization’s search for “ practical solutions to fulfill the citizen’s demand” acknowledging that “learning cannot be conducted alone but has to be part of partnerships”. Two years ago, a number of members from UCLG (United Cities & Local Governments) participated in a personal knowledge mastery workshop.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
    [Organization] a workable future
    The triple operating system model for network era organizations aligns with these recommendations, particularly the need to operate as temporary, negotiated hierarchies and the requirement for safe places to work on alternatives (communities of practice). full report PDF ). Combine the best of investor-owned and commons-based platform models.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
    [Organization] Freedom through constraints
    The gene proves a constraint, but not a determinant of organic life and so on. That included the idea of enabling constraints as a key aspect of complex system. Alicia recent took part in a premium member webinar on the subject that was helpful, building on a keynote she gave in New York last year. That is for a future post. Rigid. Elastic.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
    [Organization] carpe diem
    The civilian equivalent would be that the lines of business, rather than HR or L&D, would develop all training inside an organization. Arun Pradhan recently asked about my own experiences of learning and working. decided to work and learn out loud and post my responses here. It was combined with learning in a social setting: my unit.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Organization] [iab] Privacy discussion
    The organization has to protect data and be accountable for how it’s used. Privacy needs to be built into services and into how your company is organized. ” You’d be surprised how many organizations don’t have those kind of programs in place. Bucknell. I’m at the IAB conference in Toronto.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Organization] Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?
    While many nonprofit professionals talked about how their nonprofits were pressure cookers,  Gabriela Schneider, Chief Communications Officer at Issue One, wrote in a comment how grateful she was that her organization promoted a culture of “we care” or wellbeing for its employees. Gabriela graciously agreed to share her experience.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Organization] Nine Tricky Questions And Nine Honest Answers Regarding Purpose
    There are many people who have the good fortune (perhaps, we can call it happenstance) of entering into a profession, or a role or an organization where everything just seems to click. Dan: I have found that the ‘sweet spot’ (at least in terms of one’s role and the organization) is at times tied to employee engagement.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
    [Organization] retrieving rationality
    We also need to self-organize. “The underlying social and psychological motivations that drive crowds have remained constant over time. But our new technological scaffolding has changed the way that they form and exist in the world. Today’s crowds can grow to unheard-of proportions and never dissolve. Their members are no longer equal.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
    [Organization] Has Wells Fargo’s CEO Forgotten How To Lead?
    Just this week in an interview with the Wall Street Journal , Wells Fargo CEO, John Stumpf, seemed to lay blame specifically on rogue employees, not the organization itself. In my research and work, I have found that there is a causal relationship, a deep link between the way in which we are leading our organizations and how employees behave.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
    [Organization] Coming September 27, An Addendum to The Purpose Effect
    ” The description is as follows: Workplace disengagement plagues many organizations across the globe, frequently leading to low productivity and workplace morale. The Rise, Fall and Rise of Purpose by Dan Pontefract. Not everything can fit into a book. having reported a sense of engagement at work.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Organization] Institutions and Openness
    What I am saying is that we cannot count on institutions - organized economic and political units - to ensure the lasting value of these things is preserved. Institutions make them last. His italics. His point is specifically that unless something is institutionalized, it does not last. But I hadn’t institutionalized it. In institutions.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Organization] Global Science Excellence in Canada
    Then there's this: Sarah Diamond and Karl Vredenburg write , "Many organizations recognize the importance of innovation, but they don't know how to achieve it. The Government of Canada, has been accepting proposals from the public on how to promote global science excellence. But is the role of government to micromanage research?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
    [Organization] STEM Literacy and Jobs
    Bioengineering , for example, is a growing discipline that deals with the application of engineering to problems in medicine and biology, including the design and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic devices, synthetic biomaterial, artificial tissues and organs and drug delivery systems. Every year U.S. She asks critical questions. 
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
    [Organization] 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: 19 SEPTEMBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2016. This 8-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal and team learning in the workplace. Part B: Team Learning.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Organization] What's the organizing principle of today's digital workplace?
    As companies increasingly seek to update and modernize their digital workplace, along with the supporting skills their workers, they frequently struggle to determine what an effective organizing principle should be
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