• GEORGE SIEMENS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
    [Organization] The Linearity of Stephen Downes. Or a tale of two Stephens
    In the past, unions existed to serve as an organizing structure to advocate for the rights of individual works. Stephen would argue that we could today do this organizing and democracy preserving work through networks. Stephen makes the following points: 1. George has recanted his previous work and is now playing the academic game. 2.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
    [Organization] Research and Evidence
    Here's what Siemens says about these colleagues in his recent blog post on the debate: One approach is to emphasize loosely coupled networks organized by ideals through social media. Now let me be clear: I like George Siemens, I think he has done excellent work overall and will continue to be a vital and relevant contributor to the field.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
    [Organization] Book Review of WORK RULES: Insights From Inside Google
    My wait was over, and it was now time to sink my teeth into the book that Daniel Coyle calls, “an all-access backstage pass to one of the smartest organizations on the planet.” In parallel, should an organization’s ideas on how to run the business come from the C-Suite only as well? I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book for some time.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Organization] Closing the gap between executives and digital transformation
    The two groups that must come together and bring their organizations into the digital future -- technology and business leadership -- tend to have divergent priorities and inclinations. How can we resolve this?
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Organization] On Research and Academic Diversity
    One approach is to emphasize loosely coupled networks organized by ideals through social media. This isn’t to discount social networked organization or alt-ac. In my previous post, I mentioned the release of our report Preparing for the Digital University. This forms the first three chapters. Before blogs were called web 2.0,
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Organization] Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social
    champion is an individual that supports a nonprofit organization or cause. They are passionate about your organization and social change, and will talk about it to anyone who will listen. Most of all, they can help recruit people in the organization as champions. 5. There are some other benefits as well. Nonprofit Examples.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Organization] Activities for Integrating Learning
    Now, ideally the goal would be a real deliverable that would achieve an impact on the organization. This is part of helping the teams (and the organization) acquire social media competencies. For your consideration. The learning process is broken up into a series of activities. As they work on the deliverable, they’re supported.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Organization] Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset
    It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. Curating these items — selecting, organizing, evaluating, and sharing them widely — multiplies an organization’s return on information many times over. Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow. articles. video.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Organization] Nepal Earthquake Roundup: Emergency Fundraising Attention Cycle
    That latter would have the organization move fast, rather than waiting for perfection and constantly create/refine. Image Source: ntegrity. According to the Guardian , the 7.8-magnitude quake killed more than 5,000 people, with many thousands more impacted. shared this article on Facebook and it sparked an interesting discussion.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Organization] digital transformation skills
    The foundation for these skills is a democratic organization based on loose hierarchies and strong networks. Consider an organization that wants to work on a digital transformation. Organizations can ignore this, and impose a structure that inhibits seeking, sense-making, and sharing. Both are necessary.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [Organization] Real conversations with real people about real products and services.
    Remember Organizations Don't Tweet - People Do. Most companies still hold the internet at arms length, whether through the controlled actions of their own marketing departments or, even worse, by using digital agencies many of whom are still stuck in the internet dark ages. They are going to have to join in some time.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [Organization] Managing Transformative Initiatives - Some Lessons Learned
    Over the years, they’ve amassed a number of valuable assets and extensive organizations.  Disruptive innovations are very exciting, but we often forget that they are truly disruptive , - not only in the marketplace, but also in your own organization.  It’s different for established companies.  clear, compelling strategy.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
    [Organization] Hugs to Our MX Community
    As managers and leaders, we’re designing things that we’ve never had to before: careers, teams, organizations, and cultures. Katie Dill , Head of Experience Design at Airbnb, How to Organize a Team that Designs End-to-End Experiences. We just wrapped our eighth MX. It felt different. Different in a good way. Dia J.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
    [Organization] hold space for complex problems
    But our organizations are not designed for complexity. We can build new structures that promote whole, self-managing, and evolutionary organizations as explained by Frederic Laloux in Reinventing Organizations. Of course one model is not adequate, and there is more than one way to organize for complexity.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
    [Organization] Mark Surman on Open Eduction and the Open Internet
    Three quotes from great Canadian thinkers: "We are trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts." "We drive into the future looking only into our rearview mirror." - classrooms are organized around how monks talked. By contrast we have organizations like Lumen, David Wiley's company, getting traction and VC money.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Organization] There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’
    When Dr. Traphagan suggests “the concept, meaning, and function of culture rarely garners much thought” and that “most of us give very little thought to what that term means and how its use influences behavior and thought within organizations” he is flat wrong. ” WHAT? ” He’s right. Deliver Results.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Organization] Nonprofits Need To Nurture the Next Generation of New Leaders
    The best organizations and companies fail forward. Joan was previously the Executive Director of GLAAD, one of the largest gay rights organizations in the world. Flickr Photo by Wesley Fryer. We Need New Leaders – Guest Post by Joan Garry. Two facts. HALF OF ONE PERCENT (yes, I’m raising my voice). Where can new leaders be found?
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Organization] Well, well, well: ‘wellness’ blogger lied about having terminal cancer
    The imposters here are the amateur clinicians and ‘me, me, me’ narcissists at Google. “ I feel smart organizations should do everything they can to help workers be happy, fulfilled, productive corporate citizens ” says Jay Cross. It’s a game I’ve seen time and time again in HR. Evidence First an observation. So I bought it. Give me a break.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Organization] The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics
    One of the interesting insights from the study was on what executives believe their organizations can best do to foster innovation. Another question looked at the major technologies that will impact how their organizations function over the next 5-10 years. Source : EMC Information Generation. Source : EMC Information Generation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Organization] cooperation makes us human
    Startups are nimbler than they have ever been, thanks to a fundamentally different management structure, one that pushes decision-making out to the periphery of the organization, to the people actually tasked with carrying out the daily business of the company. Automation of procedural  work is accelerating. They can help us see patterns.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Organization] The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Digital Transformation
    What stories does your team/company/audience need to hear to develop affinity with your organization? The book also includes a wonderful chapter about how this approach to digital leadership transforms the organization itself.    One of the case studies in the book includes Carolyn Miles from Save the Children. What is off limits?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Organization] Why models matter
    It was only at the top level where you used the basic principles of business to run your organization. In the industrial age, you really didn’t need to understand why you were doing what you were doing, you were just supposed to do it.  At the management level, you supervised behavior, but you didn’t really set strategy.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Organization] Some Thoughts on The Future of Internet-Centric TV
    But a major part of the user experience should include good ways to organize all that content; search tools to help us quickly find whatever it is we are looking for; and recommendations on what we’re likely to enjoy based on our previous preferences as well as on the opinion of people whose tastes we trust.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
    [Organization] When Power Overthrows Common Sense
    When power overthrows common sense , the organization splits into a dizzying array of cliques, camps and confusion. When power overthrows common sense , the hallways, water coolers, emails and conference calls become emblazoned by chit-chat that runs contrary to the organization’s true purpose. Some call it nepotism. Words.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    [Organization] Myers-Briggs – a useless ponzi scheme?
    2004) Astrology, Alchemy and Retro-Organization Theory: An Astro-Genealogical Critique of the MBTI Organization July 2004 vol. Myers-Briggs is a multi-million dollar business, with over 2 million people taking the ‘test’ every year. In fact, there is evidence that it is plainly wrong and misleading, with no real predictive value.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    [Organization] Meet Gen Z Philanthropist Sejal Makheja, Founder Elevator Project
    When she was 14, Sejal founded  the Elevator Project , an organization that aims to lift people out of poverty through apprenticeship, vocational training and job placement. That’s where I first read about  Sejal Makheja, 16, a sophomore who lives in McLean, Va. Fundraising
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Organization] Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives
    Many people and organizations are acting with an implicit belief that cities will have similar shapes in the future that they have now. One of our companies, Future Exploration Network , recently created a detailed report for a client delving into the most important shifts shaping the next decade and beyond. Shifting retail. Public data.
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Organization] L&D doesn’t own social learning … we all do
    For sure, social tools can support and enhance learning, but they are not just for supporting and enhancing organized, formal learning environments. The emergence of so-called Social Learning Platforms and Social LMS suggests that social learning is purely an educational or training trend. Social learning
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Organization] [shorenstein] Managing digital disruption in the newsroom
    It’s important for legacy publishers to see that it isn’t just tech that’s bringing down newspapers; the culture and foundational structure of those organizations are also to blame. Priorities : If you take away the Internet, a traditional news organization is a print factory line. Congrats!]. NOTE: Live-blogging.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Organization] Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days
    At Knight Foundation , we’ve been providing insights on organizing successful Giving Days, and wanted to share the latest information we have gathered. While many Giving Day organizers have covered processing fees for participating nonprofits, none of the six surveyed did last fall. Are you a Giving Day organizer? Guest Post
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015
    [Organization] The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy
    Their management skills enabled them to effectively organize and deploy the necessary large labor force.  . I just read an interesting article that was published last summer in Foreign Affairs , - New World Order: Labor, Capital, and Ideas in the Power Law Economy.  major transition is now taking place in our digital economy. 
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
    [Organization] Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Pre-Order Your Copy Now!
    helps readers craft a volunteer program that reflects the organization’s mission and approaches daily management needs with an eye toward the future. In mid-May 2015, the book “ Volunteer Engagement 2.0 ” will launch and I’m proud to be among 35 chapter contributors!   Can you guess the topic of my chapter? Books
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
    [Organization] marketing-oriented learning
    Marketing-oriented learning is how L&D can remain relevant to their organizations when work is learning and learning is the work. Today, making sense of this complexity, and developing ways to keep up, is how L&D can help the organization. Trust is not gained by being an expert, but by doing something of value for others.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
    [Organization] holding the space
    Frederic Laloux describes this in his book, Reinventing Organizations. Reading the literature and listening to a variety of sources, I’m not getting a sense of how you take a very large organization and shift it into the new. There is an aspect of leadership that gets little attention in the popular management press.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
    [Organization] Starting from the end
    Properly applied (see below), it  starts with the measurable change you need to see in the organization, and you work backwards from there. Week before last, Will Thalheimer and I had another one of our ‘debates’, this time on the Kirkpatrick model (read the comments, too!).  We followed up last week with a live debate. strategy
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
    [Organization] Johns Hopkins Academic Freedom Statement - An Analytical Representation
    It continues to develop new roles and relationships with other organizations, many of which involve funding for university research and academic programs. Drafted in January and just released, the Johns Hopkins statement on academic freedom will no doubt be widely cited.I cite the full text below. It is not clearly defined in the document.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
    [Organization] Using testable hypotheses to bring lean startup into the enterprise
    Last week I ran a brief workshop at the strategy offsite of a professional services organization, with their top 100 executives in attendance. They wanted to understand major business trends and the implications for both their own organization as well as the services that will be valuable for their clients.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Organization] How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?
    According to Carlson and Doyle, you can find very simple biological organisms in nature, and you can design very simple objects.  Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements.  What is it that makes these systems so intrinsically complex?  Cyberattacks. 
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015
    [Organization] In Answer To Your Questions About FLAT ARMY
    Trust, loyalty and the right to have purpose in one’s role supersedes any concern for the ‘singularity’ or homogeneity in our organizations. Employees want to feel they are valued, and that their role is meaningful to the organizations common mission. But if the organization I work for doesn’t reflect that – am I wasting my time?
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
    [Organization] Where I’m coming from
    When management treats time, space and no-matter as resources rather than as roadblocks, our methods of organization will no longer be lagging behind, at the end.  – Future Perfect. Self-organization. Organize by product or area or function. I don’t ask him ”What’s the problem?” Perception is reality.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
    [Organization] My Viva
    would like to see the principles of self-organizing knowledge applied to wider domains and to society at large, as (shall we say) a new understanding of democracy, one based not on power and control and collaboration and conformity, but one based on autonomy and diversity and cooperation and emergence. Dunleavy''s post begs a response. 1.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
    [Organization] On @Cluetrain, @advertising @social and #NewClues
    ” It’s also no secret that Facebook’s organic reach is on life support, at best. The main purpose of VRM Day is prep toward discussions and coding that will follow over the next three days at the XXth Internet Identity Workshop, better known as IIW , organized by @Windley , @IdentityWoman and myself. Click here.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
    [Organization] gatekeepers of truth
    People were organized into technocratic systems in order to perform routinized information processing. Every fortnight I collate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. “Zen pretty much comes down to 3 things – everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention.”
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
    [Organization] Montreal’s Three Wise Men
    Karl Moore  is Professor of Strategy and Organization at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, having done so since 2000. He is a wonderful connector, a networking aficionado, and a very deep thinker about all nuances with respect to the organization. And I was lucky enough to spend some time with each of them.).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
    [Organization] Measurement?
    Sorry for the lack of posts this week; Monday was shot while I migrated my old machine to a new one (yay)! Tuesday was shot with catching up. Great comments, too! We’ll We’ll be doing a hangout on it on Friday the 3rd of April. This is a good thing, mostly, but one in particular was worth a review. Right? strategy
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
    [Organization] Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data
    It was designed to complement existing technical assistance resources through tip sheets, examples, and links to multiple resources. I was most interested in Part 2 (pages 17-21) because I think the advice is applicable to organizations beyond those managing head start programs. Our organization values learning. Cultural Indicators.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
    [Organization] Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram
    The diagram suggests your purpose (arguably something that is aided and abetted by whether or not an employee is engaged at work) isn’t affected by other factors such as your direct manager, your team, or the organization where you work. When all teams are connected, the organization becomes symbiotic.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Organization] How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.
    ” Have you stopped one-person social media shop for your nonprofit organization by implementing an employee champion program? Are you an one-person communications department? Gerard also uses Sprout Social to generate reports on their results and he continually shares results with staff to keep them motivated. Turn ‘em loose.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Organization] The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem
    Create adaptable organizations :  “It will take a combination of new hard and soft skills to build the cars and the companies of the future.  Smart, connected products are reshaping industry boundaries and forcing companies to ask themselves a fundamental question: What business am I really in?  . Time will tell.  .
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Organization] moving to social learning
    Now we have the technology but many organizations are still wedded to the old command and control instructional systems. Organizations, in order to function, need to encourage social exchanges and social learning due to faster rates of business and technological changes. This is social learning. Performance Improvement SocialLearning
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015
    [Organization] Will Give Local America Be The Largest Crowd Funding Event in History?
    That makes widespread action more difficult to organize, even though people act in unison on giving days to make a powerful philanthropic statement.  In the next couple of weeks we will launch the #iGiveLocal program to encourage donors across the country to act on behalf of their favorite nonprofit(s).  Or parts of the country?  Lori Finch.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
    [Organization] Summarizing Learn for Yourself
    Any system that claims to “manage informal learning” is a learning management system, since once you start to “manage informal learning” it becomes “formal learning” as in a LMS the learning of the learners is still under the control of the organization. It’s learning to know versus learning to be.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Organization] Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation
    What would be your position on the transformation required in workplace learning in today’s organizations? What are your recommendations to prepare organizations for the 21st century? Canada Geese – indeed any flock of birds – are an interesting and inspiring metaphor to consider, as it pertains to the organization and its health.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Organization] Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings
    Being as organized as Martha Stewart when it comes to developing and distributing campaign content for champions and aligned partners to use.   The Dalai Lama Foundation had a robust marketing strategy that capitalized on social media, traditional media, and aligned organizational partners and networks. link]. Did the Dalai Lama participate?
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Organization] The most important event, ever
    Allied organizations, such as PDEC and Customer Commons. IIW XX, the 20th Internet Identity Workshop, comes at a critical inflection point in the history of VRM: Vendor Relationship Management , the only business movement working toward giving you both. independence from the silos and walled gardens of the world; and. But how, exactly?
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Organization] OER Business Models - A Debate
    There are two main components to the business model: first, the R&D side, and second, the service department, that offers services around the capacity-building piece, showing people how to organize and use their content. This is a summary of a debate including four participants, listed below, at OER2014. Lisa - ISKME is a non-profit.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Organization] [shorenstein] Farnaz Fassihi on Reporting from the Middle East
    It’s a political and social organization as well as religious; it rebuilds the villages that Israel bombs when the government does not. And then you and your organization are in the doghouse. I’m at a Shorenstein lunchtime talk where Farnaz Fassihi is giving a talk titled “Reporting from the Middle East.”
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Organization] A Lexicon of Sustainability
    asked Miguel, who started growing organic food because it was too expensive. There''s this idea of organics and eating locally. There''s a movement to have producers say whether food contains GMO organisms. We took this to Mexico - in Mexico ''organic'' didn''t mean aanything. Errors (and typos, etc) are my own.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Organization] Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter
    There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff. Figure out who in the organization can participant beyond the executive director or communications department. Does your nonprofit leverage your employees personal brands and networks in service of your organization’s mission?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Organization] building the intelligent enterprise
    Managers need to be given non-traditional roles in order to become key units of intelligence in the organization. They will then have the mission to come back to pollinate intelligence throughout the organization. Learning Out Loud happens when everyone in the organization is practising personal knowledge mastery.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015
    [Organization] embracing perpetual beta
    Jonathan Gifford examines how Ricardo Semler changed his company, and describes 10 ways that democracy can be promoted in an organization, beginning with small, symbolic changes that make a big difference. The challenge for the organization is to use these skills to improve knowledge-sharing. He eliminated dress codes.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015
    [Organization] on understanding media
    Such an extension is an intensification, an amplification of an organ, sense or function, and whenever it takes place, the central nervous system appears to institute a self-protective numbing of the affected area, insulating and anesthetizing it from conscious awareness of what’s happening to it. call these Friday’s Finds. via @marciamarcia.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Organization] What If Your Fitbit Could Also Track Your Environmental Footprint?
    They organized the lab and invited technology thinkers from companies and nonprofit technology luminaries such as Gunner from Aspiration. Here is pic of super cool blue band @fitbit that CEO @parkjames wears. Not commercially available #atlantichealth pic.twitter.com/5vE4aEvk4i. Steve Clemons (@SCClemons) March 18, 2015. Innovation Walking
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
    [Organization] The Single Most Important Asset That Nonprofit Leaders Need To Protect To Ensure Success
    Are you modeling this at your organization and encouraging others to protect the asset?  Do you monitor your sleep with a fitness device? Original Photo: Flickr - Flood_G. Earlier this month, I caught up with long time colleague, Vincent Stehl, Media Impact Funders in Austin, TX during the the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Leadership
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Organization] Perfect Your Authentic Online Leadership Profile on Social
    There are more and more nonprofit leaders and staff members on social channels, using their personal brands in service of their organization’s strategy or their own professional learning.   I am speaking about leading on social channels next month at the United Way Community Leadership Summit , so did a quick scan for examples. Alan H.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Organization] organizational transformation through pkm
    Change is coming from the edges of the organization. We can’t do transformation in our organizations in a discrete way any more. “Those of us who work in organizational development and change management need to move to the edge, and quickly. You have been warned.” ” – Helen Bevan. Innovation PKM
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Organization] The future of events: technology to make presentations interactive and social
    approach this idea as both a speaker and an event organizer. have been a professional speaker for over 15 years, and have also organized many conferences and events, including our Future of Media Summits , the first cross-continental conferences ever held. Some events today have innovative formats and strong audience participation.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Organization] The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics
    The event was sponsored by MIT Connection Science , a recently organized research initiative aimed at leveraging data science to quantify and analyze human behaviors, and to leverage the new insights thus obtained in key societal applications, including healthcare, transportation and finance.  What are phenotypes?  How can that be? 
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
    [Organization] The Talent Development Pipeline: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations
    Talent Development is all about guiding those rock star staff members who are able to contribute to the organization’s impact and success.   According to the book, on-the-job learning is successful when: -Staff member has worked with the organization for more than 3 months. Click To Get Your Copy Now! Agreed upon plan. Evaluation.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
    [Organization] My Next Book Has A Title And A Publish Date
    First, I’m disheartened with the way in which our organizations — and leaders in general — are operating the organization itself. believe organizations have lost their purpose, and by extension, employees have fallen into a job and/or career mindset, versus one that might be coined a purpose-mindset.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015
    [Organization] democracy at work
    Our society has tried many ways to organize work over the years, yet real democracy is a form that few have attempted. It is the only way humans will be able to organize in order to deal with the complex problems facing us. Working in a machine-like organization is not one of them. The Post-hierarchical Organization.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015
    [Organization] Tools & Process v Networked Human Judgement
    networked form of human judgement expressed through an organization's culture is far more enabling, adaptive, and resilient in conditions of complexity and uncertainty. All companies and organizations need constraints and ordered processes, especially when it comes to safety.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015
    [Organization] Learning in Organizations Community
    Last night I wrote the members: You’re one of 1,797 members of the Learning in Organizations Community on Google Plus. Two years ago I set up a Google Group on Learning. Since its founding two years ago, our community has morphed into a place to post wisdom, schlock, and self-boosterism. Why not? Our group’s intimate. Maybe.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Organization] Three critical domains of change driving the future of professional services
    Unquestionably client organizations are rapidly changing, developing their capabilities, and are increasingly capable of selecting and working with the best specialist firms in highly collaborative relationships, moving far beyond the “one-stop-shop” mentality. Changing Clients. Digital Disruption. Process automation.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Organization] The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections
    just read Marie Kondo’s “ the life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organization ” which, of course,  is talking about decluttering your closet and home, but the principles work for your professional life – clearing your calendar, to do list, and your online social network connections.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Organization] A New Hero of Mine, Alfredo Moser
    Sadly and equally paradoxical, a study suggest 69 percent of executives agree they too feel engagement and leadership is a problem in their organization. Has the organization become so blind that — within the underbelly of the top leadership ranks — a professional mutiny is in the works? It reminds me of the story of Alfredo Moser.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
    [Organization] The Rise of the On-Demand Economy
    This corporate capitalism era, - characterized by hierarchically organized institutions, - reached its height in the US in the period following World War 2, when the country craved a sense of stability following the pain and chaos of the Great Depression and the war years.  Having a good job meant working for one such company. 
  • NINE SHIFT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
    [Organization] What I Don't Like About Gen Y
    remember after Hurricane Katrina when Walmart got all this press for donating money to the victims of Katrina, and my nonprofit organization gave more as a percentage of our income than Walmart did. . Generally, Gen Y is leading society in the 21st century.  2.They don''t get gender differences in education. Good for you/them.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Organization] Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace
    The authors offer up principles for senior leaders and organizations to transform their organizations’ cultures to become Millennial friendly as follows: DIGITAL: Embrace both the technology and the mindset that will free up your employees to innovate, be proactive, and increase your agility. The social internet revolution.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015
    [Organization] Falling behind
    Faced with the enormity of shifting the   organization’s culture to pull, social, sharing, open, beta, fault-tolerant, collaborative, and reflective, many CLOs are dabbling with change rather than taking it on whole hog. That’s the job, right? If what you’re doing isn’t working, you need to do something else.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015
    [Organization] Reflections from #15ntc Session Walking As Work and 20/8/2 Rule
    Motivation and Organizational Culture: Individual motivation is very important to integrating movement into your work.    In some organizations, it is a stealth activity – that is people walk together informally a lunch time for the health benefit. Photo by Jim Nickerson. Photo by Jim Nickerson. Repeat. 15ntc. Walking
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Organization] Driving Toward Impact With Data Science #15ntc
    If you think of advancing your nonprofit’s mission like driving a car toward a destination, then data science represents all the tools you’d use to navigate the many twists and turns your organization needs to make to get there. Many organizations worry they’re not ready for “big data” or “data science”. Photo by Lee Haywood.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Organization] Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment
    These projects are managed through a program organization that maps the technology effort to client demands and the employment outcomes described at the beginning of this paper. This program was developed and approved to address the issue of skills shortages in technical and professional industries in Canada.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Organization] Enterprise Learning & Digital Transformation
    ” It’s a breakout that’s happening throughout organizations as they embrace digital technology. Strong emphasis on the investment of “human capital”. L&D will do well to seek out and partner with those in their organization who champion digital transformation and are running active experiments. What do you think?
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Organization] Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention
    The book goes into detail about each of these triggers, describing how they work and examples of how organizations and people capture attention. Parr uses the metaphor of building a fire to describe how capturing attention works. Framing: Adapt or changes someone’s view of the world so they pay attention to you. Books
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Organization] innovation means learning at work
    Organizations can foster innovation by accepting that collective understanding is in a state of perpetual Beta. The challenge for distributed teams and organizations is to find ways of understanding what is happening throughout the system and ensuring it is communicated within the network. Organizations need more innovation catalysts.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Organization] Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program
    Having a mission-aligned strategy builds trust in your organization, develops the capacity and commitment of your staff, communicates your social impact clearly to potential or existing donors, investors and board members, and promotes collaboration or opportunities for others to join in your mission. 3. Europe and Latin America. Report Out.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Organization] Thinking ‘out loud’
    This contributes to the success of the ‘ coherent organization ‘, where information flows in ways that are aligned with the goals of the organization. But I want to extend it a bit. And it’s really important for a number of reasons: people can learn from what you thought and did. At least, that’s my thinking
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015
    [Organization] Wisdom 2.0: Mindfulness and business
    Bubbles up, organic. Wisdom 2.0 Conference , San Francisco, February 27 – March 1. Billed as “the intersection of wisdom and technology,” the Wisdom 2.0 conference drew 2,500 people who spent $625 for two and a half days of secular Buddhism. I am interested in the interaction of mindfulness and business. Let’s play.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
    [Organization] What can we learn from the Million dollar teacher?
    Basic physiology is easy but, as Richard shows, so is biochemistry, the food chain and most other organic things. Richard Spencer is a science teacher from Middlesburgh, who teaches biology using dance, songs, games and so on. For me it’s all about the learning not the teaching. Blended learning What does he do? There''s a difference.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Organization] Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building
    As the report points out, there are many reasons why an organization may or may not want to engage in capacity building. The key is for the funder to understand readiness – so the capacity building can be tailored to the organization’s internal circumstances. This is “meeting the organizations where they are it.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Organization] my pkm story
    Organizations over-managed information because it was easy to do. Organizations are still enamoured with information technology. More and more workers were finding their own sources of information and knowledge, outside the organization. simple approach to KM in the organization is to look at it as three interdependent levels.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] [liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
    It all started with the Innovation Fellows and grew organically. I’m at a discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School listening to an awesome panel of Obama administration technologists. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] The Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social Sector Excellence
    The Performance Imperative framework uses organizations as the unit of analysis,  rather than communities, fields, networks, or ecosystems because they believe that high-performance collaborations require high-performance organizations at their core. Why should we care about this? You can download the full report here. Leadership
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] Literature and Medicine: The syllabus
    It looks like a great set of readings organized around important topics. The superb novelist and teacher Meredith Sue Willis , who is also my sister-in-law, is teaching a course at a local Veterans Administration hospital on literature and medicine. It’s taught to hospital staff after work in the hospital. Thanks, Sue! But sincerely
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [Organization] mLearning more than mobile elearning?
    Certainly in organizations. Someone tweeted about their mobile learning credo, and mentioned the typical ‘mlearning is elearning, extended’ view. Which I rejected, as I believe mlearning is much more (and so should elearning be). And then I thought about it some more.  So I’ll lay out my thinking, and see what you think.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Organization] digital workforce skills
    Outside the organization we can make new connections without permission. This is a difficult concept for managers who want everyone in the organization to have the required skills in ‘X’ months. Being cooperative, so that the entire network gets stronger, helps individuals and organizations in the long run. Working Out Loud.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Organization] economics for our time
    You have found it when you walk into an organization and are struck by the energy in the place, the personal commitment of the people and their collective engagement in what they are doing. The organization respects them so they respect it. Imagine an economy made up of such organizations. call these Friday’s Finds. That’s easy.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Organization] How To Make Meetings Work for Your Nonprofit (whether you are sitting,standing, or walking!)
    This is probably a larger cultural issue of organizations scheduling too many back-to-back meetings. There were tons of questions in general about meetings, many about how to change an organization’s meeting culture. spoke about standing and   walking meetings.   Productive Meetings. Source: Jeremiah Owyang Facebook.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [Organization] I-WE-IT Framework: Transformative Leadership for Social Change
    This leadership is less about current position, authority, management, or control, and much more about facilitating the work of others: engaging, connecting, and catalyzing people, and helping them to self-organize and innovate around shared goals. Case-studies of organizations and networks that have achieved impact at scale.
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