designing the emergent organization
DECEMBER 6, 2016
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Creating the AAA Organization
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
They need to both work in their hierarchy and in a self-organizing network simultaneously ! – Valdis Krebs, Orgnet. – Jon Husband.
The post-hierarchical organization
OCTOBER 23, 2014
With an external environment that is highly connected, organizations have to get connected inside. Hierarchies are good for command and control.
self-organization is the future
MAY 4, 2016
It all hinges on individuals taking control of their learning, and organizations giving up control. ” – Isaac Asimov.
OCTOBER 4, 2013
Lateral organizations, or more egalitarian structures, have been the exception. He speculated that it was a fragile form. Wirearchy
self-organization and self-reflection
DECEMBER 4, 2015
That is when it dawned on us that here was the self-organizing plural sector in action. call these Friday’s Finds. So how do we do that?
Reinventing Organizations – Review
MAY 19, 2014
What is a “Teal Organization”? Evolutionary purpose: let the organization adapt and grow, not be driven. That’s it.
the keystone of the intelligent organization
JUNE 8, 2015
The intelligent organization is based on a simple structure that has the flexibility to deal with complex situations.
no organization is an island
JULY 16, 2015
Organizations are alive when people can exert their autonomy in ethical practice. The organization must be alive. No Man is an Island.
Organize for Complexity
MAY 1, 2014
” Well I think Niels has answered much of that question himself, in his recent book Organize for Complexity.
A guide to complexity and organizations
JULY 29, 2012
Special Edition Paper – Organize for Complexity, part I+II from Niels Pflaeging. If you know nothing about complexity, read this.
Organizing for diversity and complexity
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
It comes down to the fact that what we know and do inside our organizations is insufficient to address external complexity or to be innovative.
The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon
MAY 31, 2012
The real barrier to systemic change, such as becoming a learning organization, is command & control management. ” W. Image: E.
Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization
JULY 21, 2011
Metaphors that provide the common mental frameworks for our organizations are also powerful tools. Focus is on Doing, not Goals.
organizations are people
MARCH 11, 2016
” 8 Symptoms Of Organizations On The Cusp Of Change by @MarkRaheja. call these Friday’s Finds. That is entirely up to us. Friday's Finds
FEBRUARY 19, 2017
have just returned from 3 weeks in Europe, working with several people and organizations who first connected through my blog. Communities
immunize for complexity
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Velocity and agility can be improved at the organizational level with frameworks, such as Niels Pflaeging’s Organize for Complexity approach.
The Hyper-social Organization – Review
DECEMBER 4, 2011
The main premise of The Hyper-social Organization is that social media, connectivity and always-on technology are enabling what humans do naturally; to be very social. In a separate study, IDC estimated that only 20 percent of all content developed by the typical marketing department is actually used by the sales organization. Tweet.
Organizations, work, and learning
DECEMBER 23, 2014
They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. Management in networks.
Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review
MARCH 1, 2012
The title, Organizations Don’t tweet, People Do – A manager’s guide to the social web by Euan Semple pretty well describes this book.
How organizations can thrive in the network era
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
I recently covered the BetaCodex Guide to Organizing for Complexity. A new special edition paper has just been released, Turn Your Company Outside-In.
only humans need apply – review
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
In Only Humans Need Apply , the authors identify five ways that people can adapt to automation and intelligent machines. Books Work
countering fascist thinking
NOVEMBER 20, 2016
Jason Kottke reviewed an article by the philosopher Umberto Eco and summarized it as 14 features of eternal fascism. Read more » Democracy
a new business ideology
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. Very few organizations are truly open. “Ideas lead technology.
innovation in perpetual beta
JANUARY 1, 2017
We seek, sense, and share knowledge in different social circumstances, sometimes with strangers and other times with close and trusted colleagues.
the learning loop
JANUARY 9, 2017
John Boyd’s OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) was developed as a framework to help pilots make better decisions in battle.
learn like a gamer
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Most of them do not have a professional network beyond their organization where they may have worked for a decade or more. How do gamers learn?
taking back our society
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
The greater. Read more » Communities Work
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Expertise takes time to develop, but how can organizations support novices as they go through their journeys to expertise?
implementing network learning
AUGUST 10, 2016
While getting work done collaboratively will continue to be of importance in all organizations, it will not be enough. Experience. Ideas. Value.
working in perpetual beta
OCTOBER 2, 2016
Organizing Principles. Self-organization. Working in Perpetual Beta is the latest volume in the perpetual beta series. Table of Contents.
social learning for complex work
MARCH 20, 2016
Complicated systems and the training for them can be controlled and information organized for reference. “Carnegie Mellon’s Robert E.
social media: an unrealized opportunity
JANUARY 26, 2016
For both individuals and organizations, communities of practice can connect work and learning. You feel in control. Communities
enabling self-governing teams
OCTOBER 18, 2016
As networks become the dominant organizing system, we need to restructure how we work together. ” – Yaneer Bar-Yam.
tensions of modern learning
JUNE 30, 2016
But people inside organizations, and professional communities, are often afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, even when the data are overwhelming.
the problem is to know what questions to ask
OCTOBER 9, 2016
We need to organize work differently : I have an idea, actually several of them for John Ibbitson and others. What will become of them?
network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta
AUGUST 19, 2015
Trust is the glue that holds creative organizations together, not rules and regulations. Technology leads organizations. Greene.
the core competency for network era work
JANUARY 10, 2016
It will take a new social contract between workers and organizations in order to create an optimally functioning enterprise. Why PKM?
automation is coming to a job near you
DECEMBER 21, 2015
Examine the rest of your organization or business. This is work that computers cannot do. Automation is coming to a job near you.
cooperation makes us human
APRIL 21, 2015
Cooperative behaviour contributes to society, not the narrow objectives of the organization. Automation of procedural work is accelerating.