Framework: The role of Humans in the Future of Work
JUNE 3, 2016
Yesterday I gave the keynote on Creating the Future of Work at The End of Nine to Five. Click on the image to see full size.
How technology is enabling the humanity of organizations
OCTOBER 9, 2013
But on a deeper level technology is becoming enmeshed in the humanity in the organization, which was never the case before.
Why it matters that networks in organizations and social systems are shifting to power-law distributions
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
Given the context, I was able to delve a little deeper into the issues than I would for most audiences. There are many network topologies.
Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked
DECEMBER 5, 2013
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Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology: A visual framework
DECEMBER 5, 2014
Transparent (organic) solar cells on skyscrapers. Click on the image to view the full-size pdf. Community grids. Synthetic jet fuels.
The immense role of national and ethnic diaspora in driving global innovation
JULY 7, 2013
Innovation always stems from diverse connections between ideas and people. Source : The Economist. Second, they foster trust.
Creating emergent, adaptive systems in organizations
MAY 29, 2012
Since the collective intelligence of many – or even most – human organizations is significantly less than the intelligence of many of its participants, there are no doubt lessons we can learn. In my book Living Networks I included a small section on Creating adaptive systems in Chapter 6 on Network Presence.
The evolution of the CIO – the transformation of the role of the Chief Information Officer
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Today and moving forward it is and must be a key leadership role in driving the future of their organizations. Cloud Enterprise 2.0
Timeframes for the future of work: trends and uncertainties in this decade and beyond
DECEMBER 9, 2013
In the next couple of years it will shift its headquarters into a new building and adopt Activity Based Working across the organization.
The death of news-on-paper is the rebirth of news organizations
JUNE 25, 2014
What were newspaper companies are now news organizations. The death of news-on-paper absolutely does not imply the death of news organizations. The post The death of news-on-paper is the rebirth of news organizations appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. That is completely incorrect. embedded below). Mobile first.
The future of work: better decisions supported by computers and professionals
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
prominent example is an organization’s strategic positioning. Source : Andrew McAfee. The research is overwhelming on this point.
The 7 characteristics of powerful visions for effective leadership
MARCH 12, 2013
The vision must fit with the organization and its people, culture, and history. Achievable. Challenging. Too far either way and they lose power.
The importance of entrepreneurial organizations: lessons from global comparisons of company age
AUGUST 7, 2012
Last week I ran a workshop for the global leadership of the growth companies division of a major professional services firm.
Launching new framework: The Future of Work
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
While the future of work and organizations is one of my most important themes, I haven’t had any public summary documents on the topic.
MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers
JUNE 1, 2012
Overall the findings of the report are encouraging, showing a heightened degree of appreciation of the importance of social business to organizations.
12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead
DECEMBER 4, 2011
Towards the end of each year I share some thoughts on what awaits in the year ahead. 2012: 12 Themes. View more presentations from rossdawson.
Do you have the passion of the explorer? If you do, what kind of employer could attract you away from entrepreneurship?
FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Today the ever-inspiring John Hagel spoke in Sydney today about passion at work as part of AMP’s Amplify series , organized by Annalie Killian.
How to make money from crowdsourcing: A framework for Crowd Business Models
DECEMBER 12, 2011
I think one of the most valuable aspects of our newly-launched book Getting Results From Crowds is the analysis of Crowd Business Models.
Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations
MARCH 26, 2012
Interestingly, Yammer’s mantra in its external communication is ‘voluntary adoption’, saying among other things ‘voluntary adoption is the new ROI’ They point to how Yammer often takes off in organizations through inital (unpaid) user adoption that frequently flows through into (paid) corporate implementations.
The inside is the outside: The Möbius strip and Klein bottle as metaphors for the future of organizations
DECEMBER 10, 2012
This is a powerful and highly relevant metaphor for the successful organizations of today and tomorrow. Crowdsourcing Enterprise 2.0
Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
It was a rich discussion, and there was much to take from it. I was interested in the skills we identified that are clearly vitally important to successful organizations, yet often significantly underdeveloped. Conversation is vital for today’s organizations for many reasons, including: - Customer engagement. Staff engagement.
The growing demand for ‘organic workplaces’: Hubs and work spaces that are good for us
JULY 18, 2013
It made me reflect that we are indeed at a time when people are seeking to work in “organic workplaces”, that are truly natural and not infused with toxins. We want to spend our worklife in organic environments, naturally emergent, positive, generative workspaces.
Value polarization and transcending job commoditization: Expertise, Relationships, Innovation
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Yesterday I released a first version of my Future of Work framework. Click on the image to download the full framework. RELATIONSHIPS. INNOVATION.
The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics
APRIL 23, 2015
One of the interesting insights from the study was on what executives believe their organizations can best do to foster innovation.
15 theses about the future of the Internet and how we can shape it positively
MARCH 11, 2014
13) Humans and their current organizations may not respond quickly enough to challenges presented by complex networks.
Six characteristics supporting excellence in service delivery innovation
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Professional services firms that excel at service delivery innovation demonstrate six key characteristics: • A networked organization. Networked Organization. Professional services organizations are ultimately collections of people: deeply specialized professionals who bring together their expertise to create value for clients.
6 key elements in effective innovation governance
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
In a broader sense, what I call governance for transformation has been a key theme of my work for some years. Below I will provide some brief notes.
The future of academic certification: universities, MOOCs, aggregators, and peer reputation
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
The audience was an invitation-only group of the most senior accounting academics and industry practitioners in the country. Networking.
Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?
JULY 8, 2014
They played this video, narrated by John Hurt, who starred in the film 1984. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo.
Keynote slides: Creating Massively Successful Networked Organizations
NOVEMBER 21, 2012
Building Massively Successful Networked Organizations from Ross Dawsn. A few specific references I made during the presentation were: The Kevin Bacon and the Center of the Hollywood Universe. The post Keynote slides: Creating Massively Successful Networked Organizations appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Enterprise 2.0
Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives
APRIL 15, 2015
Many people and organizations are acting with an implicit belief that cities will have similar shapes in the future that they have now.
The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation
AUGUST 8, 2011
However this is often difficult in large, complex organizations. Uncovering the key capabilities of the creative organization. 1.
We are on track for 518% global economic growth this half-century
MAY 21, 2013
Yesterday I gave an executive briefing to a senior team tasked with generating major new revenue opportunities for their organization.
Business transformation: an ongoing process of shifting to more open organizations
JULY 24, 2014
There needs to be a real shift in the culture of the business–not just at the top levels of the organization–and this requires greater risk taking, as well as greater transparency,” Dawson said. Organizations must adopt an open business model if they are to succeed.”. Enterprise 2.0 Future of business Uncategorized
APIs are enabling an unprecedented flow of innovation
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
On Tuesday I had the great pleasure and honor of doing the opening keynote at the APIDays Sydney conference, the first API ( Application Programming Interface ) conference in Australia, excellently organized by Saul Caganoff of SixTree. APIs are a means to open out the organization. Innovation has become a flow, and must be a flow.
A positive view on the future of human work as intelligent machines rise
OCTOBER 20, 2014
I recently delivered a keynote on the Future of Work and Jobs at the Youth in Technology conference organized by the Australian Computer Society. An article in CIO magazine titled Humans versus machines: Who will be employed in future? reviewed some of the highlights of Dawson’s speech. Drivers are being challenged.
The age of self-creation: why ethics must be central to how we create the future
JANUARY 28, 2014
New medical technologies include lab-grown organs, genetic modification, thought-controlled limbs, and the ability to choose our children’s DNA.
Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives
DECEMBER 12, 2012
One of my most consistent messages is that high-performance organizations are increasingly driven by the quality of their networks.
Will offices still exist in the future?
JUNE 6, 2012
In my keynote I talk about the driving forces of change in work and organizations, the changing nature of the workspace, and the leadership required to create the next phase of work. Some of the reasons that large organizations will continue to exist are predicated on capital and infrastructure.
Keynote slides: Crowds and the future of creativity and innovation
JUNE 17, 2013
Earlier this month I gave the opening keynote at Crowdsourcing Week on Connecting the Crowd: The Future of Creativity and Innovation. Humanity. Crowds.