Harold Jarche

soft skills are permanent skills

Harold Jarche

Are soft skills the new hard skills? I asked this question six years ago. I would suggest that hard skills are really temporary skills. They come and go according to the economy and the state of technology. Today, we need very few people who know how to shoe a horse. Soft skills are permanent ones.

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oz-friendly beta conversation 2017-08-01

Harold Jarche

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Tuesday, August 1st at 10:00 UCT. This time is to accommodate all those Australians suffering through their Winter, while we enjoy the fruits of Summer in the northern hemisphere. The subject will be Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ) and leadership.

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Trending Sources

beta conversation 2017-07-20

Harold Jarche

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation this Thursday, July 20th at 14:00 UTC [07:00 PDT, 10:00 EDT, 15:00 BST, 16:00 CEDT]. The subject will be Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ) and leadership.

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the uncertain future of training

Harold Jarche

Training courses are artifacts of a time when resources were scarce and connections were few. That time has passed. The roots of training are to get a lot of people to do the same thing competently. The Roman army trained soldiers for battle and many other duties, like building roads.

stories connect knowledge

Harold Jarche

“Perhaps the most central thrust in KM [knowledge management] is to capture and make available, so it can be used by others in the organization, the information and knowledge that is in people’s heads as it were, and that has never been explicitly set down.” — KM World.

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7 essential facets for enterprise knowledge sharing

Harold Jarche

Most large organizations today have some suite of social tools to share information and knowledge. But how do they know if they have the optimum tools for their context? Too often the tools are selected and then the workers are left to figure out how to use them.

training > performance > social

Harold Jarche

Thank Goodness It’s Monday! This is my second TGIM post. Mondays for freelancers mean new opportunities. Weekends are often times to get work done when it’s quiet. Mondays are good days to take a day to reflect, as clients are usually busy going through their inboxes and catching up.

the discerning mind

Harold Jarche

“I find that discussing an idea out loud is often the way to kill it stone dead.” ” —J.K. Rowling (attrib.). In the PKM framework of Seek > Sense > Share , the latter may seem easy but it does not always equate to helping others make sense.

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networked knowledge creates value

Harold Jarche

As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities. Compare this to the last 75 years where the company was connected to a factory and knowledge was delivered from business schools.

networked knowledge triad

Harold Jarche

There are three structures that exist in all organizations, with three different sources of power, and three types of leadership required for each structure. This is the thesis that Niels Pflaeging puts forth in Organizational Physics. Formal Structure – Hierarchy – Compliance Leadership.

life in the jungle

Harold Jarche

How can you survive in the jungle when you live in a zoo? “Our silos (I won’t even mention cubicles!), like the cages in the zoo, exist to control behaviour and reduce complexity by creating homogeneity and closed environments.

the missing half of training

Harold Jarche

The training industry is based on models that were developed for the military. The Systems Approach to Training includes the ADDIE [analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation] model, with variations used throughout industry.

integrating personal knowledge mastery

Harold Jarche

I developed the personal knowledge mastery (PKM) framework for myself, beginning in 2004, as a way to make sense of all the digital information flows around me and to connect with others to improve my practice.

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future of work influencers

Harold Jarche

I don’t put much stock in lists and ‘best of …’ rankings as they rarely tell you the methodology behind the system. When Antonio Santo ( @akwyz ) shared a list of the top 50 influencers on ‘the future of work’, I asked about the methodology.

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simply PKM

Harold Jarche

PKM = personal knowledge mastery. Why is PKM necessary? Most of us work with others. We cannot do everything alone. We need advice and guidance on complex matters. This requires a knowledge network. We most readily take advice from people we trust.

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the innovation imperative

Harold Jarche

“It turns out that to develop a ‘cumulative culture’ – technology that constantly ratchets up in complexity and diversity – a species needs to be able to share information very accurately.

knowledge-sharing, post-technology

Harold Jarche

Your organization just implemented an enterprise collaboration platform. Now what? Most large organizations today have some kind of knowledge-sharing platform. The recent announcement of Jive’s purchase shows that this field is consolidating with a few large players dominating.

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein. For the past century, management practice has focused very much on error reduction, with practices such as Six Sigma , especially in manufacturing.

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete. But we often continue with the same habits until something goes wrong.

beta conversation 2017-05-18

Harold Jarche

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Thursday, May 18th at 15:00 UTC [08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 16:00 BST, 17:00 CET]. The subject will be understanding the effects of technology.

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the neo-generalist

Harold Jarche

A neo-generalist is somewhere between a polymath and a hyperspecialist. One metaphor used by the authors of The Neo-Generalist is ‘frequency hopping’, “wandering, accumulating, sampling, mixing, putting into practice what they learn.”

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look for disconfirming data

Harold Jarche

Adam Kahane hosted a webcast this week to discuss his new book, Collaborating with the Enemy. I thought his first book, Solving Tough Problems , was an excellent read so I attended. What follows are from my notes. The quotes are as I wrote them down and may not be Kahane’s exact words.

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deliberate practice

Harold Jarche

The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice. While some of this can happen during formal instruction, expertise has to be developed outside the classroom, as that is where most of us spend our time.

beta conversation 2017-03-01

Harold Jarche

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Wednesday, March 1st at 16:00 GMT/UTC (08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 17:00 CET). The subject will be the topics discussed in working in perpetual beta.

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social media: an unrealized opportunity

Harold Jarche

“The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. You feel in control. You can add friends if you wish, you can delete them if you wish. You are in control of the important people to whom you relate.

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hierarchy shift

Harold Jarche

“it is a battle between those for whom hierarchy and authority reign supreme and those who believe diverse, distributed and democratic approaches are best.” – the-war-between-authority-and-democracy-happening-now/. Finally, the very definition of conservatism entails conserving something.

tribal values are not democratic

Harold Jarche

David Ronfeldt, originator of the TIMN framework (Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks) has written a series of posts on what current political changes mean from this perspective.

more than mere digital transformation

Harold Jarche

Is the automation of what has traditionally been human work inevitable?

immunize for complexity

Harold Jarche

Have you heard the term VUCA ? It comes from the 1990’s but is still in use to describe the complex and chaotic world of business, politics, and technology. Volatility. Uncertainty. Complexity. Ambiguity. Peter Hinnsen, in The Network Always Wins , describes the antidote to VUCA as VACINE.

implementing network learning

Harold Jarche

In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success. While getting work done collaboratively will continue to be of importance in all organizations, it will not be enough.

beta conversation 2016-11-22

Harold Jarche

I will be hosting the next Working in Perpetual Beta webinar on Tuesday, 22 November at 16:00 GMT/UTC (08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 17:00 CET). The subject will be the topics discussed in working in perpetual beta.

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thinking critically

Harold Jarche

Critical thinking – the questioning of underlying assumptions, including our own – is becoming all-important as we have to make our way in the network era. Critical thinking can be looked at as four main activities: Observing and studying our fields. Participating in professional communities.

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social learning for complex work

Harold Jarche

“Carnegie Mellon’s Robert E. Kelley … says the percentage of the knowledge you need to memorize to do your job is shrinking rapidly: 1986: 75%. 1997: 15-20%. 2006: 8-10% estimated.

a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

“Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. Then ideology brings up the rear, lagging all the rest—that’s when things really get set in concrete.” – Charles Green.

we need faith in the future

Harold Jarche

This evening I will be presenting a session on Working in Perpetual Beta , at Implement Consulting in Copenhagen. I will be discussing the economic, technological, and communication shifts that are driving us to become a networked society.

automation is coming to a job near you

Harold Jarche

Just as farmhands were replaced by machines 100 years ago, so too will knowledge workers be replaced by networked computers in the next few decades.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Gamers. Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete. But we often continue with the same habits until something goes wrong.

tensions of modern learning

Harold Jarche

Clark Quinn , my Internet Time Alliance colleague, has presented a quick view of old and new ways to address organizational learning engineering. Clark created a table “representing just some of the tensions” between what we still do and what we now know about learning.

working to learn

Harold Jarche

This is an extract from Learning to work and working to learn by Ronald Barnett, published in 1999. It is even more relevant seventeen years later.

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lucky 13

Harold Jarche

Today marks 13 years of blogging here, with 2,901 posts. I have just returned from 3 weeks in Europe, working with several people and organizations who first connected through my blog.