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How technology is enabling the humanity of organizations

Ross Dawson

But on a deeper level technology is becoming enmeshed in the humanity in the organization, which was never the case before.

Framework: The role of Humans in the Future of Work

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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.

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New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow

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Cellular organizations – as exemplified by the form of many terrorist groups – provide an alternative structure. I recently spoke at an event organised by Building the Organisation of Tomorrow , a group created by alumni of University of Technology Sydney’s Master of Business in IT Management program.

Why it matters that networks in organizations and social systems are shifting to power-law distributions

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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.

Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology: A visual framework

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Transparent (organic) solar cells on skyscrapers. Click on the image to view the full-size pdf. Community grids. Synthetic jet fuels.

The future of work: better decisions supported by computers and professionals

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prominent example is an organization’s strategic positioning. Source : Andrew McAfee. The research is overwhelming on this point.

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Timeframes for the future of work: trends and uncertainties in this decade and beyond

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In the next couple of years it will shift its headquarters into a new building and adopt Activity Based Working across the organization.

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Creating emergent, adaptive systems in organizations

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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.

Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked

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The 7 characteristics of powerful visions for effective leadership

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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

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Last week I ran a workshop for the global leadership of the growth companies division of a major professional services firm.

MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers

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Overall the findings of the report are encouraging, showing a heightened degree of appreciation of the importance of social business to organizations.

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Launching new framework: The Future of Work

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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.

The death of news-on-paper is the rebirth of news organizations

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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.

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Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations

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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.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

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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.

The evolution of the CIO – the transformation of the role of the Chief Information Officer

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Today and moving forward it is and must be a key leadership role in driving the future of their organizations. Cloud Enterprise 2.0

How to make money from crowdsourcing: A framework for Crowd Business Models

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I think one of the most valuable aspects of our newly-launched book Getting Results From Crowds is the analysis of Crowd Business Models.

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Value polarization and transcending job commoditization: Expertise, Relationships, Innovation

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Yesterday I released a first version of my Future of Work framework. Click on the image to download the full framework. RELATIONSHIPS. INNOVATION.

The inside is the outside: The Möbius strip and Klein bottle as metaphors for the future of organizations

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This is a powerful and highly relevant metaphor for the successful organizations of today and tomorrow. Crowdsourcing Enterprise 2.0

Do you have the passion of the explorer? If you do, what kind of employer could attract you away from entrepreneurship?

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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.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

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However this is often difficult in large, complex organizations. Uncovering the key capabilities of the creative organization. 1.

The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics

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One of the interesting insights from the study was on what executives believe their organizations can best do to foster innovation.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

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One of my most consistent messages is that high-performance organizations are increasingly driven by the quality of their networks.

Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization

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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.

Crowdsourcing goes mainstream, shaping organizations and the future of work

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This is a great facilitator of building adaptable organizations. Crowdsourcing is rapidly gaining visibility as a mainstream business topic. The current issue of Outsource magazine has a good article titled The Road of the Crowd. It’s a good article providing a nice overview of the field, and well worth reading in full.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

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Signals organizes shared imagery according to modes of expression. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012). View more presentations from Tim Stock.

The future of academic certification: universities, MOOCs, aggregators, and peer reputation

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The audience was an invitation-only group of the most senior accounting academics and industry practitioners in the country. Networking.

Six characteristics supporting excellence in service delivery innovation

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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.

Passion and the future of work

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At the same time we have long been designing organizations in a way that dehumanizes work. spoke on Passion and the Future of Work.

6 key elements in effective innovation governance

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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.

15 theses about the future of the Internet and how we can shape it positively

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13) Humans and their current organizations may not respond quickly enough to challenges presented by complex networks.

The future of Chief Marketing Officers and leadership

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CMO Leadership in creating social organizations. As suggested above, that must be applied to transformation across the organization.

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Qantas Business Radio: why crowdsourcing will drive the future of organizations

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spent some time drilling down into the rapidly growing role of crowdsourcing in driving organizations’ performance. Across all of these instances, we are seeing that those organizations that are earlier adopters of these approaches are experiencing real increases in productivity and performance. Crowdsourcing Enterprise 2.0

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

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When young Ricardo Sousa – organizer of the Switch Conference – invited me to speak there, I almost instantly knew that serendipity would be the topic.

Launch of the Transformation of Government framework

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Self-organization. Collaborative organizations. The Transformation of Government framework (click on image for full-size pdf). CONTEXT.

Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

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They played this video, narrated by John Hurt, who starred in the film 1984. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo.

Will offices still exist in the future?

Ross Dawson

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.

The growing demand for ‘organic workplaces’: Hubs and work spaces that are good for us

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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.

Keynote slides: Creating Massively Successful Networked Organizations

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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