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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

self-organization is the future

Harold Jarche

It all hinges on individuals taking control of their learning, and organizations giving up control. ” – Isaac Asimov.

Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. 

Productivity tools for the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

All of the larger organizations have and use Sharepoint. IT has to make us more productive, smarter.”. Sharing openly.

Why support self-organized learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

But why would you want to do this, some have asked? self-directed learning Social learning

Why People Leave Organizations

Kevin Wheeler

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.

The Hyper-social Organization – Review

Harold Jarche

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 Don’t Tweet – Review

Harold Jarche

How do you manage online environments and encourage them to be a productive use of people’s time? Books

The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive

Beth Kanter

What is your secret to being productive?   Do you manage your energy versus your time?  Is this part of your nonprofit’s work culture?

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity muscles in 2015? Personal Productivity Mindsets. Mindfulness

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Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

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.

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter

Activities are designed to support organizational wellness for greater productivity and morale boosts. Our values reflect this commitment.

Learning is the main driver for productivity

Harold Jarche

EskoKilpi – “Learning is the main driver for productivity. ” by @snowded. It matters who you teach. ” by @JayCross.

New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow

Ross Dawson

In a hyperconnected world any business initiative can be copied, driving ever-shorter product cycles and the imperative of innovation. Cellular organizations – as exemplified by the form of many terrorist groups – provide an alternative structure. Below are notes from the three speakers. The over-riding theme is freedom.

The enterprise products with disruptive potential for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

While there are plenty of new products emerging to challenge organizations in the way they plan, drive, deliver, and support the business, it helps to understand the leading players. Enterprise Software

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

Look Out for Others: While this is the role of the meeting leader, it is a great way to contribute productively to meetings.   Meetings

Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For most of history, the vast majority of people lived in farms and villages, and worked in relatively small organizations.  . Furthermore, larger organizations are typically accompanied by an increase in human interactions which improve their overall creativity and potential for innovation. billion, passing from 7.0 billion to 9.3

Productivity and Employment (and Technology): In the Jaws of the Snake

Andy McAfee

It’s a graph of American labor productivity growth and employment growth for the whole post-war period. suggest you do the same.

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium. Here's what I think.

Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

Beth Kanter

Self-care in a nonprofit organization is the responsibility of both the individual staff person and the organization.

A cool new (free!) productivity tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). productivity tool At the heart of most organizations is a disconnect. Dan Pink. Contact. About Dan.

The Great Transformation of the Organization Still Needs the How

Dan Pontefract

” The ‘we’ he referred to might have been leaders in today’s organizations. We haven’t reached a turning point.

Travelling for work: 7 principles for productivity and value

Ross Dawson

Cloud working has transformed business travel, so make sure you can access what you need, or lobby hard to get your organization to see sense on this. Many others have shared good advice on these topics so here I’ve just tried to stick to some of the things that matter most to me in making my travel productive and valuable.

Employee Engagement is Still Poor but it Does Drive Bottom Line Results

Dan Pontefract

engagement managing organization teams aon hewitt business results Disengagement gallup productivity The short version summary?

3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels

Beth Kanter

You are on a roll! Keep calm and create some text overlay images! Make sure your text does not occupy more than five of the boxes. 3. But wait!

Vivid Sydney: Flexibility, diversity, and productivity at the heart of the future of work

Ross Dawson

Next week I am doing the keynote at a Vivid Sydney event titled The End of Nine to Five , organized by Gemini3 , a job share matching technology company, in collaboration with EY Australia and Hermann International Asia. “The past is scattered with predictions of the future that failed to materialise. Future of business Future of work

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Services, along with their creation and consumption, have been difficult to define.  So, like many others, I have discussed services and their attributes in contrast to what they are not - physical products that are generally manufactured in factories.  Kushida. Apple‘s iPod is more than an attractively designed mp3 player. 

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

Ross Dawson

Since Tibbr’s launch’s Chatter product has developed its activity stream capabilities, and in fact now allows process steps to be taken from within the Chatter stream. Last year I wrote about activity streams in the context of Tibbr’s launch. Collaboration Enterprise 2.0

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

The organization on the whole will remain disengaged or disenfranchised no matter what pharmaceutical medicine is applied. ” . Period.

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

Beth Kanter

” The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations – Guest Post by By:Leah Neaderthal, Co-Founder, Lean Impact.

Organizing Big Data Initiatives: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With few exceptions, all companies expected that these initiative will become more important to their organizations over the next three years. 

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Study: Decentralized organizations will win, especially in challenging times

Ross Dawson

For decades management theorists have argued over whether and when organizations should be centralized or decentralized. Centralized control is predicated not only having sufficient information to make decisions across a distributed organization, but also being able to make and enact effective decisions. Future of business

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The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

As organizations grow, the original simplicity gets harder to maintain. Current management wisdom – based on Robin Dunbar’s research ; the size of military units through history; and the work of management experts such as Tom Peters – considers the ideal size of an organization to be around 150 people. Complication.

Virtual Worlds in an Organization are not a Time Waster (and other beefs)

Dan Pontefract

Quite frankly, I hear too many people scoff at the use of virtual worlds inside an organization. It’s beginning to get me riled up.

You need the right lever to move an organization

Harold Jarche

Human performance is an emergent property of an organization, and is affected by multiple variables. These “ensure that the right product is delivered at the right time to the right place&# , and include – Management, Customer Feedback, Consequences, Expectations and Feedback.

Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? How do you stay as productive as you want to be?

Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-Driven Organizations

Beth Kanter

Video streaming by Ustream. The Lean Start Up approach has appealed to me from the first time I heard about it.

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

Ross Dawson

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

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth.   US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% As the US recovers from the financial. economy.