Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 16, 2016
Quoted at length from Self-organization of complex, intelligent systems: an action ontology for transdisciplinary integration , Francis Heylighen , Integral Review : A mobilization system would combat this confused and unproductive way of acting by redirecting effort in the most efficient way at the most important issues.
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.
OCTOBER 4, 2013
Lateral organizations, or more egalitarian structures, have been the exception. He speculated that it was a fragile form. Wirearchy
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.
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.
Building the network era organization
OCTOBER 15, 2014
Part of the shift that organizations will have to make in the network era will be not only to add new dimensions, but to retrieve some old ones.
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?
Calling Frederic Laloux Of Reinventing Organizations
MAY 31, 2015
Dear Frederic, I read your book, Reinventing Organizations. 31 May, 2015. Regardless, there are parts of your book I rather enjoyed.
Organize for Complexity
MAY 1, 2014
” Well I think Niels has answered much of that question himself, in his recent book Organize for Complexity.
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.
The Coherent Organization
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
This post continues an ongoing conversation about The Coherent Organization. The article describes The Coherent Organization , the Internet Time Alliance ‘s shorthand for a company where individuals are aligned with the organizational mission and information flows from outside in and back again in ways that accelerate work.
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.
Perhaps the Purpose of an Organization?
OCTOBER 8, 2014
The yin-yang relationship between an engaged organization and an impeccable level of customer service just might be the new purpose of an organization.
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
The growing demand for T-shaped skills points to the rise of the T-shaped organization. Brown offers a very good answer to these questions.
The Human-Centered Organization
MAY 18, 2016
While I want L&D to lead the way (as those are the folks I know), it’s really about leading the way to an organization that’s aligned with us , with people. The point being, as we reorganize work to tap into the best of us, we’re creating organizations that are humane in a very specific, and hopefully deep, sense.
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.
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.
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.
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
Creating More Intelligent Organizations
DECEMBER 26, 2012
organize these collaborations and enhance them with innovative IT-based. collaborating via the Internet, in order to understand how to best.
What's the organizing principle of today's digital workplace?
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
As companies increasingly seek to update and modernize their digital workplace, along with the supporting skills their workers, they frequently struggle to determine what an effective organizing principle should be
The Organization as a Cycling Peloton
APRIL 23, 2013
This got me thinking about one of my favourite personal passions (cycling) and our corporate organizations. What’s a peloton? Do You?
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.
From organizing and managing learning to supporting self-organized and self-managed learning
NOVEMBER 10, 2012
How does your organization view the L&D role? Learning delivery in a constantly changing work environment is an outdated notion.
10 Insights to Create a Connected and Engaged Organization
JUNE 16, 2014
hope you can utilize it in the organization where you currently work. Big thanks to Moe Abdou and team.
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.
The new shape of organizations?
OCTOBER 20, 2015
As I read more about how to create organizations that are resilient and adaptable, there’s an interesting emergent characteristic. While I haven’t had a chance to think about it at scale, like how it would manifest in a large organization, it certainly bears some strengths. What say you? itashare. social strategy
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.
The Coherent Organization
JULY 4, 2012
We’re each teasing out the meaning of what we call the Coherent Organization with models. The Coherent Organization. This is an overlay on the model Harold and I have employed when helping organizations work smarter through networks. At the Internet Time Alliance, we’re big fans of narrating our work. The Models. It’s free.
Learning in Organizations Community
MARCH 14, 2015
Last night I wrote the members: You’re one of 1,797 members of the Learning in Organizations Community on Google Plus. Why not? Maybe.
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.
Why support self-organized learning in the workplace?
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
But why would you want to do this, some have asked? self-directed learning Social learning
Why People Leave Organizations
MAY 19, 2011
Professor David Finegold and Senior Research Scientist Susan Mohrman, at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California presented a paper in the Spring of 2001 at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland entitled: What Do Employees Really Want? Rewards based, in part, on how well the organization performs.
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.
5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations
JANUARY 9, 2013
Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging , badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. Well well well.
New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
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.
Organization Chart Collapses
JUNE 8, 2011
Photo: Local citizen at organization meeting with outline of one of two proposed structures Then someone else drew a network on the white board.
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.
Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design
MARCH 9, 2016
One is that I specialize in helping IT organizations and digital businesses bring together agile, DevOps, and design thinking in order to adopt new methodologies and be able to deliver more continuous value, so I’m really interested in the relationship between design and engineering and design and IT in particular. couple things.