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. The post-hierarchical organization. This article describes the limitations of hierarchies and asks: What does a post-hierarchical organization look like?

The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Dan Pontefract

It’s my personal opinion that the word leader should denote and be applied to everyone in an organization. Every single person must play a leadership role in today’s organization. Or, have they made a mistake in joining the organization?

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You need the right lever to move an organization

Harold Jarche

Tweet Klaus Wittkuhn wrote an excellent article on the systemic approach required in human performance analysis in the March 2004 edition of Performance Improvement published by ISPI. Human performance is an emergent property of an organization, and is affected by multiple variables. Perhaps this is why the training department is usually not part of the C level (executive) conversations in most organizations.

The Ironic Leader: Stage 2 of 5 in the Leadership Tonic Scale

Dan Pontefract

The Leadership Tonic Scale identifies and defines five types of leadership styles found in today’s organization. Imagine being told in 2004 that you would host The Tonight Show (as Conan was told) in 2009.

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the core competency for network era work

Harold Jarche

Since first writing about PKM in 2004 , I have continuously worked at improving the model, identifying emergent practices and tools, and promoting the need to let people manage their own learning in the workplace. Organizations do not learn, people do.

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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are you prepared?

Harold Jarche

How well you are connected outside your current organization will help in finding new opportunities. One of the reasons I started working on PKM, in 2004, was to stay current in my profession.

Introducing Findings

Steven Berlin Johnson

During my college years, I lost a semester trying to build an epic Hypercard stack called "Curriculum" that would help me organize all my notes for the courses that I had stopped attending because I was too busy building the software. (Oh, I wrote a little lovesong to Devonthink for the New York Times Book Review in 2004.) In the next few months, we plan on expanding the ways in which you can organize and navigate through your findings. (We

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Please tell me about your PKM

Harold Jarche

Jon and his wirearchy framework have been an integral part of my views on the network era workplace since 2004. I think that asking, “ What can you do for the organization today?”,

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The invisible change in the news

David Weinberger

A blood drive organized online. The fact that in 2014 it seems old hat is the proof that in 2004 Dan’s vision was acute. The first chapter of Dan Gillmor ‘s 2005 book, We the Media [ pdf ], is a terrific, brief history of journalism from the US Colonial era up through Sept. And in 2014 it has a different lesson to teach us as well. Ten years later, what Dan pointed to as extraordinary is now common as air.

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Kevin Wheeler: How Gen Y Learns

Jay Cross

Kevin started FOTI in 2004 out of his passionate belief that organizations need a more powerful and thoughtful architecture for talent than they have. See on – Informal & Experiential Learning. Kevin Wheeler Founder and Chairman the Future of Talent Institute.

Analysis and Support of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'll leave discussion of the second point until later. # # # @jonathanbishop I would be more inclined to say that Etienne Wenger was drawing some the same foundational concepts as George Siemens and I, though I was aware of Wenger's work as far bacl as 2004 (you can hear me mispronounce his name through this entire presentation , the first I ever recorded, from 2004 ) The ideas of connectivism, communities of practice, etc.,

The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% rate between 2004 and 2014. Translating technological advances into productivity gains requires major transformations in business processes, organization and culture, - and these take time.

I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights

Dan Pontefract

As is the case with any company, growth can come organically or it can come through acquisition. ” In 2004, Clayton was COO of a web development shop called Mercurial Communications. They even cooked up an App Store – and this was back in 2004.

Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business are Hollow Shells without Democracy

Harold Jarche

Some of my colleagues who are interested in this phenomenon, I think take it a bit far, and they become zealots for the manager-free, hierarchy-free, gestalt organization. Markets within organizations. Moving to an entrepreneurial organization is just the next step.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Global Innovation Outlook is an experiment that we started in 2004 to help us better surface new and unforeseen opportunities for business and societal innovation.

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

I started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. “To Organizations over-managed information because it was easy to do. Organizations are still enamoured with information technology.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

» November 12, 2007 Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation The 2004 US National Innovation Initiative succinctly pointed out that "[Innovation] is multidisciplinary and technologically complex. Beyond a certain size, institutions generally organize their activities into departments, divisions, lines of businesses and similar hierarchic units. Should companies and universities re-organize to meet these challenges?

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade.

PKM: The Book

Harold Jarche

I have been writing about personal knowledge management on this blog since 2004. PKM helps individuals, organizations, and society. With almost every client engagement I see its usefulness in the workplace.

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Reinventing Management: Part 4: Coordination: From bureaucracy to.

Steve Denning

      The team reports to the client , not the manager: The shift in the organization’s goal from producing goods and services to delighting clients means that the team effectively reports to the client, rather than the manager. Addison-Wesley, 2004. [3]

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

from 2004 to 2009 SAP revenue grew 42.7% from 2004 to 2009 Oracle revenue grew 128.4% from 2004 to 2009 So, absolutely incomparable : IBM hardly moved, SAP stayed above inflation level, and Oracle more than doubled its revenue. over 2004 to 2009 SAP has an average R&D% of 13.9%

The Dark Side of Scaling Up: Will You Want to Live in What You Build?

Bob Sutton

  My Stanford colleague Huggy Rao and I devoted seven years to learning about what it takes to scale up excellence in organizations.

Doc Searls Weblog · Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river

Doc Searls

It happened hours ago, or last night, or yesterday, or last month, or before whenever the deadline was in the news organization’s current “news cycle&#. Publishing those numbers may prove as helpful as it did when I published this post in September 2004, about podcasting.

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I later held different positions across the company, mostly based on identifying emerging technologies and market developments and organizing companywide initiatives to capitalize on them, including supercomputing , the Internet , Linux and On Demand.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. In addition to LOM, the consortium designed Content Packaging, to bundle sets of learning objects for storage and delivery, and sequencing and design specifications, to organize them into courses. In addition, an organization called Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), working for the U.S.

Introducing Future Perfect

Steven Berlin Johnson

That subtitle gives some sense of the book’s specific subject matter, though the primary theme of the book was more abstract: it was an examination of self-organizing systems, like city neighborhoods or ant colonies, systems that lacked traditional leadership structures or command hierarchies but that nonetheless managed to solve complex problems. Emergence inspired some of the early crowdfunding strategies employed by the Howard Dean campaign in 2004.

Is leadership an emergent property?

Harold Jarche

Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. Tweet Note: this post is in early Beta. Is leadership an emergent property of people working together (social capital) or is it something delivered, in a top-down fashion by an individual?

Scaling the Heights of Language, its Learning, and its Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The perturbation - addition of an element to a system around which organization occurs. Goldberg (2004) L1 - mothers (% of tokens) proportional to children (% of tokens). This is a summary of a talk by Diane Larsen-Freeman at TESL 2015. It was a treat to listen to.

Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

Harold Jarche

The organization(s) [clients] will in my opinion get better advice rooted in critical thinking and experience and focused on results, as opposed to maintaining an expensive dependency on canned rhetoric that may not be based in much experience.

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Shifting responsibility by taking responsibility

Harold Jarche

– Lilia Efimova 2004. You see, Organizations Don’t Tweet, People Do. Organizations don’t create or manage knowledge either, people do. About 10 years ago a fictional video , EPIC 2014, forecast the future domination of web media companies like Google and Amazon.

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2497 and counting

Harold Jarche

For example, I have the flow (148 posts to date) of my thoughts on personal knowledge management since my first post in 2004. Having a blog, a public presence to share ideas, enables you to grow a professional network beyond your organization’s walls.

Now Is the Time for India to Democratize Learning

Jay Cross

More information has been created in the three days I have been in Delhi than in the sweep of human history from the dawn of civilization until 2004. Organizations need to conceptualize themselves as networks of individuals and teams who perpetually strive to create more value for customers.

Personal Knowledge Mastery

Harold Jarche

In 2004 this was by following early bloggers and also by blogging myself. PKM for me was initially a way to keep my professional development costs as low as possible. I wanted to use the open web in the best way to stay current in my field.

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Seven years and 95 theses

Harold Jarche

They can when people outside the organization take advantage of ridiculously easy group-forming. 2004 - Lee LeFever hits the nail on the head with this Esse Quam Videre (to be rather than seem) post about weblogging in business. Do hyperlinks really subvert hierarchy?

Scaling Up Excellence: The Problem of More

Bob Sutton

with matters of organization. organization needs to hear about what matters most at Citrus Lane over. For example, when leaders of much larger organizations talk about. behaviors and beliefs in the organization and spread them further – a.

Reinventing Management: Part 5: From value to values

Steve Denning

However two values differentiate the reinvented organization from traditional management and lay the basis for continuous innovation: radical transparency and a commitment to continuous improvement. The best organizations expose themselves to outside ideas.

For personal data, use value beats sale value

Doc Searls

Mostly they exist to give individuals more control over their lives and their relationships with organizations, with each other, and with themselves. Should you manage your personal data just so you can sell it to marketers? And just because somebody’s already buying it anyway, why not?) Those are the barely-challenged assumptions in Start-Ups Seek to Help Users Put a Price on Their Personal Data , by Joshua Brustein in The New York Times.

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Harold Jarche » Learning is Conversation

Harold Jarche

Networked learners are beginning to self-organize faster than the companies that have traditionally served them. Thanks to the web, learners are becoming better informed, smarter, and more demanding of qualities missing from most education and training organizations. But we, the learners, are organizing faster than they are. radio, speeches, e-mail, blogs) Stocks = Archived, Organized for Reference (e.g.

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Free-agents and enlightened despots

Harold Jarche

As I wrote in 2004 - I’ve heard and discussed the film crew metaphor many times over the past five or so years. It makes sense that in order to address the constantly changing market needs that a more flexible work organization is necessary. The more free-thinkers and independent learners that an organization has, the more resilient it will be in times of change. The key for a successful work organization will be balancing diversity with singular focus.