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Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

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

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. 

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

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

Clark Quinn

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

Clark Quinn

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.

Creating More Intelligent Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

organize these collaborations and enhance them with innovative IT-based. collaborating via the Internet, in order to understand how to best.

The Big Shift in Business Strategy

John Hagel

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

Jane Hart

Strategies = selecting the most appropriate ways/approaches/sources that suit the individual’s job role/profession and preferences.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

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.

The new shape of organizations?

Clark Quinn

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.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

John Hagel

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

Ross Dawson

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

Ross Dawson

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

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.

Starting Strategy

Clark Quinn

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

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

New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow

Ross Dawson

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.

Wise organizations

Clark Quinn

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

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

Ross Dawson

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

When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? Virtual Classrooms?

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Building Stronger Organizations

Clark Quinn

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?

Beth Kanter

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

Adaptive Path

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

Clark Quinn

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

Beth Kanter

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.  .

Detailing the Coherent Organization

Clark Quinn

social strategyHowever, I want to take it further. Within each were separate elements. As I did so, some commonalities emerged. itashare.

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Then you have get organized, really organized. Content Assets: Organizing and Archiving Tools. Format Templates and Cheat Sheets.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

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

Beth Kanter

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?

Beth Kanter

We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: YQe91n #npsmpeer.

Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Video As Part Its Communications Strategy

Beth Kanter

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

Dion Hinchcliffe

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

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

Beth Kanter

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

Beth Kanter

There are significant benefits to both the organization and the leaders themselves by building a thought leadership profile on social. Benefits.

Open Symposium: Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment

George Siemens

We ( SoLAR ) are organizing an online symposium on Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment. Educational data is complex.

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.