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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.

digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

Dion Hinchcliffe asks What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce? It can also help develop critical thinking skills.

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digital transformation skills

Harold Jarche

The foundation for these skills is a democratic organization based on loose hierarchies and strong networks. Both are necessary.

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Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

The core skills for this emerging workplace are: 1) working & learning out loud 2) cooperating, 3) collaborating, and 4) connected leadership.

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Four Basic Skills for 2020

Harold Jarche

In 2011, The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix published a report that looked at Future Work Skills 2020 (PDF).

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Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complementarity across skills has increased, boosting the need for worker flexibility.  million people. 

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As described by IDEO CEO Tim Brown :   “The vertical stroke of the T is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process.

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. And Daniel Goleman calls these skills ‘Emotional Intelligence.’

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. Daniel Goleman calls these skills ‘Emotional Intelligence.’

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The skills gap is a learning gap

Harold Jarche

The construct of dependent learning will not help any organization manage the constant skills gap that all organizations will be facing very soon.

the keystone of the intelligent organization

Harold Jarche

The intelligent organization is based on a simple structure that has the flexibility to deal with complex situations.

Structures, skills and tools

Harold Jarche

The innovative work structures required for complex economies need to be supported by skilled workers with the right tools. Content Creation.

Flatter hierarchies require deeper skills

Harold Jarche

In an interconnected work environment, people with only broad skills are no longer required. The writing is on the wall. Wirearchy Work

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

Ross Dawson

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. Enterprise 2.0

Organizing for diversity and complexity

Harold Jarche

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.

Organizations, work, and learning

Harold Jarche

They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. Management in networks.

Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

Beth Kanter

Organizational Awareness: the ability to understand the politics within an organization and how these affect the people working in them.

What leadership skills do nonprofit emerging leaders need to succeed?

Beth Kanter

Are leadership skills different for emerging “Millennial” leaders than for people from different generations? Drives for results.

Why organizations need self-managed learners – and how you can help

Jane Hart

Over time, as job roles became more sophisticated or new technology or procedures were introduced, training became a full-time operation to keep people knowledgeable, skilled and up to date. In the past, individuals were trained to do their jobs once and this would last them their whole careers.  But the world is now changing so […].

Year Zero: The Future of Communication Skills in Corporations

Dan Pontefract

The very basic skill of communication is changing right before our ears. collaboration communication organization CultureHow you ask?

Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb

Dan Pontefract

I read with disdain about IBM’s dubious plan to reduce the pay of some of its workers by 10 percent in order for them to improve their skills.

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Advances in technology keep expanding the benefits of the digital revolution across the planet.  Digital technologies are necessary but not sufficient. 

An open university prep course – MOOC for basic skills

David Weinberger

I’ve been interested in the potential of running a massive open online course for basic skills for a while now. Send suggestions. obs11

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

How do we help individuals and organizations make that internal shift in mindset as well as structure for working to be effective? Wallow in it. 

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth Kanter

It began to dawn on me that the next step was to explore ways of instigating completely self-organized, peer-to-peer online learning.

New skills for the learning professional in changing times #chat2lrn

Jane Hart

Yesterday’s live Twitter chat #chat2lrn was about New skills for changing times. chat2lrn: Q3) What new skills have you had to develop?

“Learning the new” vs “Learning the old”

Jane Hart

It’s  not  about waiting for someone to come along to teach us this new knowledge or new skills; but rather to continuously learn for ourselves.

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Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Finally, in the LPSS, or Learning in Performance Support System, is analytics, competence and assessment , and this is essentially the application of artificial intelligence, and the pattern recognition to identify the ways in which a person can become competent at some skill or task, and the gap between where they are, and becoming competent.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

Get organized. But I think this is rather like shutting  the stable door after  the horse has bolted; it’s just too late. Reflect and review.

Crowdsourcing goes mainstream, shaping organizations and the future of work

Ross Dawson

Cost and efficiency are often less important than simply being able to get highly talented workers to complement the skills of your staff.”. This is a great facilitator of building adaptable organizations. Crowdsourcing is rapidly gaining visibility as a mainstream business topic. Here are some of my quotes used in the piece.

Critical thinking in the organization

Harold Jarche

Even the mainstream training field is realizing that reduced layers of bureaucracy mean decision-making gets pushed down the organization chart.

Network Skills

Tony Karrer

But, I by no means consider myself an expert and find that I spend quite a bit of my time building my network skills so I can do this more effectively. My Community Facilitation Skills are Hopeless One thing I started to realize is that good community facilitation takes time, desire, skills and appropriate mentality. We should.

Soft skills are foundational competencies

Harold Jarche

If you buy into Richard Florida’s concept of the Creative Class (which I mostly do) then it becomes obvious that for organizations to succeed they will have to nurture creativity in their workforce. The soft skills require time, mentoring, informal learning and other environmental supports.

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth Kanter

Photo By h.koppdelaney. Both by authors with first names of Brian. Brilliant Mistakes by Paul H.J. Schoemaker. This book will help. Books

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth Kanter

Organizations need to think about what motivates supporters to do something that moves the needle on their outcomes. Flickr Photo by Lululemon.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

Twitter is now a primary news channel for a number of international organizations. Facebook reports that almost three quarters of its 1.2

Hard numbers on soft skills

Jay Cross

Has key technical skills that help him or her advise the team. ” “My managers helps me understand how my work impacts the organization.” ” Managers’ scores have been rising across the organization. Google is all about the numbers. good manager: 1. Is a good coach. 2.

Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

First start off with who is everyone using these tools outside of the organization and is interested. The New Social Economy.

Help Empower Women Rights Organizations in the Ukraine

Beth Kanter

Local organizations are working to provide support, training and services to these women. Seventy-five percent are women and children.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

Overall, Jam deployed to the organization easier than some of the other SuccessFactors modules. (I can report back on that another day). Blogs.