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A Qualified Fail

Doc Searls

Power of the People is a great grabber of a headline, at least for me.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January 21 issue of the NY Times Magazine included a very good article, Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble , by science writer Steven Johnson.

The Easiest Ways To Create Disengaged Employees

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In my line of work, on a fairly regular basis, I get to meet disengaged employees. The factors for their disengagement are often varied, never. Dan's Related Posts: Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram. This IBM Employee Quit Her Job.

The Challenges of Executing a Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The 2018 MIT CIO Symposium will take place on May 23. This year’s Symposium will be focused on the challenges of executing a digital transformation strategy. It’s no longer enough to have formulated a digital strategy for the business.

Can we start again?

Dave Snowden

One of the major issues in virtually any change initiative in organisations is the constant assumption that one can start from scratch. I addressed the issue of setting goals and targets in a series of four posts earlier this month which starts here.

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Will There Be Enough Work in the Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Will there be enough work in the future? Opinions are fairly divided between those who believe that technology advances will reduce human jobs, and those who believe that technology advances will produce as many jobs as they displace.

Should we start again?

Dave Snowden

I interrupted this series for yesterday’s brief tribute to Ursula Le Guin. In the first post a couple of days ago I asked if, realistically, one can start from scratch in any organisational change initiative.

fifty percent

Harold Jarche

The dominance of men over women in society has been going on for a long time. I have suggested that our primary communications media have influenced this gender-based power shift, proposing that electric communications in networks are redistributing some power back to women.

Busting Myths!

Clark Quinn

As I have hinted, I’ve been working on a project that is related to what learning science has to do with learning design. And I can finally announce the project! I’ve been writing a book on debunking learning myths & superstitions, and unpacking some misconceptions.

Books To Devour By Nilofer Merchant, Roger Martin, Jennifer Riel and Daniel Pink

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I recently spent three weeks touring the coastlines of Australia. Between the Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Manly Beach, Sorrento and Adelaide I devoured some wicked. Dan's Related Posts: My Employee Engagement Advice to a Stranger. Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect . Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not Your Organization’s Purpose. The Write MOOC Stuff.

Human Beings Need a Story

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t have much use for probabilities in our daily life, - outside of weather reports, election predictions, baseball and financial markets. But that’s all changed with the growing datafication of the economy and society.

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The quiddity of Cynefin

Dave Snowden

For those not familiar with it, quiddity is not about games played by wizards (although for all I know it may be the origin of Rawlings imagination) but a term from scholastic philosophy meaning ‘what it is’.

a compass for the future of work

Harold Jarche

There is little doubt that automation, by machines and software, is replacing human work and putting many current jobs at risk. How this will happen is uncertain, as an MIT Technology Review analysis of various projections shows a wide discrepancy. For example Forrester expects the US to lose 13.8M

At the edge

Clark Quinn

Another response to my request for topics asked about moving from the classroom to the ‘fringe’ Here, I have a very simple response: the case studies in Revolutionize Learning & Development.

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’m honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community , a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance.

The Impact of Automation on Everyday Life

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past October, the Pew Research Center released Automation in Everyday Life , a report on what Americans think about advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics, and the impact they expect them to have on their everyday lives.

Requisite conflict …

Dave Snowden

Probably the key phrase in my post yesterday was “ Start not with what things should be, not how they came to be, but instead take a deeply realist perspective on describing how things are and where we can act for change.

architects of our future

Harold Jarche

Stanford Prison Experiment. It has been generally thought in the popular press that the Stanford Prison Experiment showed that normal people act like sadistic guards when placed in a ‘prison-like’ environment.

Skeptical Optimist or Hopeful Cynic? A Science Mindset

Clark Quinn

Is there any difference? At core, my new book is about learning science. And, as I’ve lamented before , the lack of understanding of cognitive science is a barrier to better L&D. However, it takes a certain mindset to put this into practice in practical ways.

MWL Newsletter No 49

Jane Hart

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 21-27 January 2018. Social learning

What enterprises will focus on for digital transformation in 2018

Dion Hinchcliffe

Up until this year, organizations could often afford to overlook the bigger picture for various digital upgrades, improvements, and modernization. In 2018, these threads will now become so connected that increasingly holistic digital transformation efforts will focus on more customer and worker-centric models for better organizing how they function to avoid disruption while creating value faster and more effectively

6 Tips for Nonprofits to Combat Digital Distraction and Improve Productivity

Beth Kanter

Image Source: 7able. On Feb. 13th, I’ll be doing a FREE Webinar for nonprofits hosted by Salesforce Foundation on “ Combatting Digital Distraction and Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace.” ” Come join me. . Ever hear of something called “ Nomophobia ?

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A forward to a Cynefin book

Dave Snowden

I finished off the forward to a forthcoming book about Cynefin in Japanese a day or so ago. I wrote it in a fairly discursive and personal form and thought it might be useful to share it here.

About this change to the site…

Clark Quinn

So, I’d been unhappy with how hard it was to update my site. It had some problems, but I was afraid to change it because of the repercussions. Well, it turns out that’s not a problem! So what you see is my first stab at a new site. A little background… My ISP, a good friend, colleague, and mentor, was making some changes to how my sites are implemented.

What are the priorities for L&D in the modern workplace? Our survey says …

Jane Hart

I recently ran a short survey about the role of L&D in the modern workplace. In this article I want to share the results and describe what I think it shows for the priorities for L&D in the modern workplace. Social learning

How To Become A Centaur

Mind Hacks

Nicky Case (of Explorable Explanations and Parable of the Polygons internet fame) has a fantastic essay which picks up on the theme of my last Cyberselves post – technology as companion, not competitor.

The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation

Beth Kanter

The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation by Allison Fine and Beth Kanter. What nonprofits need to do to make sure that they are in charge of the bots, not the other way around.

no time, no learning

Harold Jarche

I do a fair bit of public speaking. I doubt that much of it has changed anyone’s behaviour. I may have presented some new ideas and sparked some thinking. With a one-hour lecture, you cannot expect more.

The necessary program?

Clark Quinn

Things are moving faster, and careers are supposed to be changing more frequently. What does that mean for university degrees (or other employment preparation)?

PebblePad and Modern Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Yesterday, in a free seminar at the Learning Technologies 2018 Expo hall in London, I gave a short presentation with Shane Sutherland, the CEO of PebblePad, about how their personal learning platform underpins Modern Professional Learning, as well as how it provides a new employee-centred “learning technology” to support learning … Social learning

Debating Sex Differences: Talk transcript

Mind Hacks

A talk I gave titled “Debating Sex Differences in Cognition: We Can Do Better” now has a home on the web. The pages align a rough transcript of the talk with the slides, for your browsing pleasure.

Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care. Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring , shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit.

the square and the tower

Harold Jarche

In The Square and The Tower , Niall Ferguson presents us a detailed series of examinations of the struggle between networks and hierarchies in managing society since the advent of writing.

Learning to Learn

Clark Quinn

As a response to my post where I offered to ‘listen’, I’ve had several comments giving me topics, and so I thought I should respond. One asked about meta-learning (learning to learn), in the particular situation of courses with a variety of expertise levels, and getting into issues of learner responsibility. The author pointed to a presentation on learning to learn, that had a nice framework, and I thought I should elaborate.