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.
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.
Serving Experience As The Product
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product.
Productivity tools for the networked workplace
APRIL 2, 2013
All of the larger organizations have and use Sharepoint. IT has to make us more productive, smarter.”. We are a knowledge company.
The enterprise products with disruptive potential for 2014
APRIL 20, 2014
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. CXO Cloud Consumerization Emerging Tech IT Priorities Reviews Software Leadership
Why support self-organized learning in the workplace?
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
But why would you want to do this, some have asked? Because that is how today’s Smart Workers (SW) prefer to learn.
Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review
MARCH 1, 2012
How do you manage online environments and encourage them to be a productive use of people’s time? Books
Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production
MARCH 26, 2014
What do we mean by the production of services ? Production includes both manufacturing and ICT-enabled services.
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.
Learning is the main driver for productivity
JANUARY 13, 2012
EskoKilpi – “Learning is the main driver for productivity. ” by @snowded. It matters who you teach. ” by @JayCross.
Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. What is personal productivity? Mindfulness
New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
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
APRIL 20, 2014
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 Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive
JULY 14, 2015
His approach is about helping employees get energized to help transform organizations. What is your secret to being productive?
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. A couple things.
Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations
OCTOBER 31, 2012
For most of history, the vast majority of people lived in farms and villages, and worked in relatively small organizations. . We learned that in many cases, our human organizations are more efficient the larger they are. All that growth generally leads to ever larger, multi-layered hierarchical organizations. billion to 9.3
Three Models of Knowledge Production
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 17, 2010
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.
The lowdown on Pastiche™ 1.2 from the product developer
JULY 13, 2011
You have probably heard the (rather exciting) news of Xyleme’s new “iPad app that creates apps” - Pastiche™. Pinch-to-Zoom. ramonguiu.
Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Activities are designed to support organizational wellness for greater productivity and morale boosts. Flickr Photo by AstridWestvang.
The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
Look Out for Others: While this is the role of the meeting leader, it is a great way to contribute productively to meetings. Meetings
A cool new (free!) productivity tool | Daniel Pink
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Personal Productivity (14). productivity tool At the heart of most organizations is a disconnect. Dan Pink. Contact. About Dan.
Travelling for work: 7 principles for productivity and value
JUNE 17, 2012
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.
Productivity and Employment (and Technology): In the Jaws of the Snake
MARCH 22, 2012
It’s a graph of American labor productivity growth and employment growth for the whole post-war period. I suggest you do the same.
Employee Engagement is Still Poor but it Does Drive Bottom Line Results
JUNE 20, 2013
engagement managing organization teams aon hewitt business results Disengagement gallup productivity The short version summary?
Services, Production and Clouds
OCTOBER 20, 2011
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. As these examples illustrate, the historical distinction between product and services is now blurring. It has been a tough subject to teach. Kushida.
The Great Transformation of the Organization Still Needs the How
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
” The ‘we’ he referred to might have been leaders in today’s organizations. We haven’t reached a turning point.
Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?
DECEMBER 31, 2015
Self-care in a nonprofit organization is the responsibility of both the individual staff person and the organization.
3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels
JULY 30, 2013
You are on a roll! Keep calm and create some text overlay images! That means don’t try to use ten different fonts on the same image! But wait!
Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations
MARCH 26, 2012
Since Tibbr’s launch Salesforce.com’s Chatter product has developed its activity stream capabilities, and in fact now allows process steps to be taken from within the Chatter stream. I was particularly interested in talking with them about Yammer’s shift to activity streams. Collaboration Enterprise 2.0
Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap
JULY 2, 2013
Have we taken liberties from Hugh MacLennan’s literary masterpiece and written “ Two Solitudes for the Organization “?
You need the right lever to move an organization
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
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
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
Personal Productivity (14). Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? How do you stay as productive as you want to be?
Qantas Business Radio: why crowdsourcing will drive the future of organizations
AUGUST 22, 2011
I 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.
The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
” The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations – Guest Post by By:Leah Neaderthal, Co-Founder, Lean Impact.
Virtual Worlds in an Organization are not a Time Waster (and other beefs)
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
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.
Employee Engagement is not about Buzz Word Bingo
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
I’ve always (personally) felt that an engaged employee will be far more productive than a disengaged employee. It can mean so many things.
Organizing Big Data Initiatives: Lessons from the Internet
OCTOBER 30, 2013
With few exceptions, all companies expected that these initiative will become more important to their organizations over the next three years.
Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-Driven Organizations
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
Video streaming by Ustream. The Lean Start Up approach has appealed to me from the first time I heard about it.
Vivid Sydney: Flexibility, diversity, and productivity at the heart of the future of work
MAY 25, 2016
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. In the keynote I will share for the first time globally a new framework I have created on Humans in the Future of Work.
To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
Why do I land on productive, and not collaborative, or engaged, or learned, or reciprocal, or connected? Being more productive is the end game.