Why Organizations Don’t Learn
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Where organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down. The resemblance of their suggestions and the content of Real Learning is uncanny. India.
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.
Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions
JULY 9, 2013
We’re tempted to abandon long-term strategy and fall back on rapid adaptation as the only winning game – sense and respond quickly enough to events as they occur and everything will be OK. But adaptation as a strategy is fraught with risk. What is it that makes narratives so successful to strategy? So, what’s the option?
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.
Culture Before Strategy
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
In an insightful article, Ken Majer (full disclosure, a boss of mine many years ago) has written about the need to have the right culture before executing strategy. You can start working in these ways within your organization, and grow it. social strategyIt’s not easy, for sure. So too for the move to a new L&D.
The Big Shift in Business Strategy
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
Business strategy has evolved dramatically over the past four decades in response to the Big Shift that is re-shaping our global business landscape. Business strategy emerged in full force in the 1970’s and 1980’s with a strong focus on structural advantage. Strategy was reduced to execution, hustle and adaptation.
Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL
APRIL 20, 2012
Strategies = selecting the most appropriate ways/approaches/sources that suit the individual’s job role/profession and preferences.
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. social strategyWhat say you? itashare.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. This is very hard.
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. Are remote labs effective? The vessel of course is people like me, or you. Which 6?"
Where Do You Stand? The Shifting Ground of Strategy
JULY 29, 2014
The implications for strategy are profound, but few have explored this terrain. Strategies of position are back Strategy was once all about position – all that mattered was where you were located and whether there were barriers to entry. As structural advantages eroded, this view of strategy fell out of vogue.
Social Media Strategy Framework: Explanation and guide
MARCH 22, 2012
have used the framework extensively as a starting point to help executives understand the space and clients to develop social media strategies.
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.
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.
MAY 15, 2013
social strategy If you’re going to move towards the performance ecosystem, a technology-enabled workplace, where do you start? itashare.
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. . 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
New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
Organisations are built for standardization, founded on physical assets, and driven by strategy formulation. Cellular organizations – as exemplified by the form of many terrorist groups – provide an alternative structure. Below are notes from the three speakers. Sports teams also provide a useful model for business.
OCTOBER 10, 2012
My ITA colleague Jay (always a spark igniter) has been thinking about well-being in organizations, and it activated my thinking on wisdom. My And I think that’s hard to accomplish in an organization where everything you say can and will be held against you. meta-learning strategy
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
think it will evolve and I think it will grow. I was at Guelph - youth job strategy, a lot went to match students with first job, but there was some money set aside for innovation. showing C)2 levels in a classroom in the UK (finding 4K ppm - concentration is impacted!) innovators of today") Q: are we looking at ways to. From 68%.
Moving the CIO to the heart of strategy
JULY 3, 2012
Some of the ways we are likely to describe those successful organizations include: * Flexible. Click on the image for full-size pdf. Responsive.
The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy
Dawn of Learning
JUNE 13, 2014
When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? Virtual Classrooms?
Building Stronger Organizations
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
A recent Ross Dawson blog post included a mention of building flexibility: “the more flexible the organization, the more able it is to succeed. Along the lines of the biomimicry field, Eileen was inspired by her scientist husband’s work on organisms that live in extreme conditions of heat, salt, cold, and more.
Does Your Nonprofit Have A Wellness Strategy for Staff?
OCTOBER 14, 2015
Does your nonprofit have a plan or strategy or culture of wellness? posed the question, “How can we go from “self-care to we-care?”
UX As Strategy Or Design? A Roundtable Discussion
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
At UX Week 2012, Adaptive Path co-founder Peter Merholz presented a, well, provocative talk called "User Experience Is Strategy, Not Design". Peter's talk built upon some of my ideas from previous talks and drew on his own observations to assert that framing UX work as design is a misleading disservice to the work itself.
Social Media Strategy thoughts
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
What is a social media strategy for outreach? More important than the first idea is to ‘be’ an entity. If an organization is on social media, and increasingly they should be, it needs to be interactive. This is accomplished in several ways: point to what the organization is doing. social strategyTwitter. Facebook.
How to Use Design Thinking to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy
OCTOBER 22, 2013
Using structured brainstorming methods can lead to innovative ideas for nonprofit programs, platforms, and strategies in any area. Summary.
Strategy and Execution in an Increasingly Complex World
JULY 12, 2012
I recently read a good, short article in strategy+business (s&b) , the management magazine published by the global consulting firm Booz & Company. According to the article, many business leaders think that “strategy doesn’t matter as long as you are producing results. Let me say a few words about each. .
Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits
AUGUST 19, 2015
Then you have get organized, really organized. Content Assets: Organizing and Archiving Tools. Format Templates and Cheat Sheets.
Detailing the Coherent Organization
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
social strategyHowever, I want to take it further. Within each were separate elements. As I did so, some commonalities emerged. itashare.
Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
What if a funder got real-time input from its grantees and other partners to develop its investment strategy? Concept 2: Mission: Possible.
The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Digital Transformation
APRIL 21, 2015
What stories does your team/company/audience need to hear to develop affinity with your organization? For example, “Use people as filters.”
Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?
MARCH 20, 2013
We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: bit.ly/YQe91n YQe91n #npsmpeer.
Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Video As Part Its Communications Strategy
AUGUST 21, 2014
Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Video As Part Its Communications Strategy – Guest Post by Michael Hoffman, CEO of See3. Not so.
Ten strategies for making the "Big Leap" to next-gen mobile, social, cloud, consumerization, and big data
OCTOBER 16, 2011
The “Big Five” IT trends are in the midst of making their impact felt in organizations around the world. Is this is a significant chance for IT to drive innovation and business agility at long last, or will the impact of these be the undoing of the classical era of IT?
3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now
Dawn of Learning
MAY 2, 2014
By coordinating Xyleme''s LCMS with Capgemini''s learning management system, the organization is on track to become a fully paperless workplace.
7 Tips for Using Quotes for Your Nonprofit’s Content Strategy
JUNE 17, 2014
Does your nonprofit use quotes as part of its content strategy? They work well on on social channels. Facebook Post from Edutopia. 2. Content
How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership
JUNE 24, 2014
There are significant benefits to both the organization and the leaders themselves by building a thought leadership profile on social. Benefits.
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.
Open Symposium: Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment
OCTOBER 3, 2013
We ( SoLAR ) are organizing an online symposium on Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment. Educational data is complex.
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.