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
Networked individuals trump organizations
MAY 21, 2013
As hyperlinks subvert hierarchy , so does work fragmentation subvert organizations. Stowe Boyd. – Ross Dawson.
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.
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.
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
taking back our society
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
The greater. Read more » Communities 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
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.
a new business ideology
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. Very few organizations are truly open. “Ideas lead technology.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Expertise takes time to develop, but how can organizations support novices as they go through their journeys to expertise?
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.
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
connected leadership is smarter
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Creating a more diverse workplace. Read more » Leadership
it’s not a skills gap
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
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?
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?
principles and models for the network era
JULY 20, 2016
But the age of oil is ending, and markets are being replaced by networks as the dominant organizing model. Three Organizing Principles.
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.
from knowledge worker to master artisan
JULY 10, 2016
This approach has been used in several organizations. In many organizations there is fire wall between internal and external social networks.
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.
connecting cooperation and collaboration
JANUARY 18, 2016
For the past century, too much work in too many organizations was focused on collaboration to the exclusion of cooperation. Image: Amy Burvall.
strategic transformation of workplace learning
MARCH 7, 2016
The 70:20:10 principle provides a rule of thumb to help organizations stay focused on what is important in workplace learning. 20%: Exposure.
complexity in the workplace
APRIL 19, 2016
Most organizations do this well. Coordination is making sure things get done effectively and efficiently. This is still the focus of most.