Penultimate: forget cultural change

Dave Snowden

Yesterday I argued that compatible but different cultures had more resilient than a "common culture". Having tackled one of the shibboleths of OD and HR practice I thought I would move onto another namely cultural change.

What’s Needed First? Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

Dan Pontefract

Do we first require an organizational culture adaptation prior to any meaningful Enterprise 2.0 tools need to become so simplistic, easy to use and of course generally available to an organization before a culture can be considered connected, flat and more collaborative?

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The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM recently released the 2010 Global CEO Study. For the 2010 study , IBM held more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with private sector CEOs (80%) and senior public sector leaders (20%) from 33 different industries spread over sixty countries. Capitalizing on Complexity is the title of the 2010 study. But, based on my experience, many companies don’t have this culture of service built deep into their DNA. This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004.

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Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

So what has this got to do with leadership and culture? This can do so much for the organization in terms of leadership and culture, including: Better understanding of what is going on in the organization across many teams & projects. That’s a culture I would want to be a part of.

Reflections on ISPI 2010

Clark Quinn

There did end up being transparency and contribution, but it was almost brought in by stealth, as opposed to being the explicit declarations of culture. Early in the year, I gave a presentation online to the Massachusetts chapter of ISPI (the international society for performance improvement), and they rewarded me with a membership. A nice gesture, I figured, but little more (only a continent away). To my benefit, I was very wrong.

The last thing you want is a common culture

Dave Snowden

Culture is one of the most abused words on the OD lexicon and one of the most common mistakes is to assume that if an organisation has a common culture it is necessarily a good thing. It can also reduce the alienation inherent in imposed cultural norms.

2010 Thanks and Spanks via Dan Pontefract

Dan Pontefract

This entry is entitled “2010 Thanks and Spanks”. It is dedicated to those external people, outside of where I work in no particular order, and over the course of 2010 that have directly helped me in my efforts, my learning, my network, my leadership or whom have demonstrated the three legs of the new cultural stool. Great chats in 2010, looking for more in 2011. Thanks for various speaking opportunities in 2010. For the “Vanguard Award” in 2010 that I won.

Netflix’s culture

David Weinberger

Netflix has a 128-slide deck , meant to be read not talked through, that explains the company’s culture, including why they don’t award a fixed number of vacation days. I find it liberating, humane, and slightly scary

Is Your Company Culture Linked to Social Learning Success?

Dan Pontefract

A wonderful article was recently posted by Marcia Conner and Steve LeBlanc over at Fast Company entitled “ Where Social Learning Thrives “ The entire piece purports that a fun, productive and consistent culture will help ensure social learning takes flight.

Changing Cultures in Higher Education

Jay Cross

Last week I received a nice surprise in the mail, Changing Cultures in Higher Education (Ulf Daniel Ehlers and Dirk Schneckberg eds.) Springer. Congratulations, guys. 610 pages for a mere $126. It’s good to see that Springer is maintaining its sense of humor. Don’t get me wrong.

A linchpin culture

Harold Jarche

Becoming a linchpin is the first challenge, but enabling a linchpin culture is the greater one. Here is Seth Godin being interviewed by Hugh Macleod : In a sta­ble envi­ron­ment, we worship the effi­cient fac­tory.

2010 - year in review

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 3 January 2011 2010 - year in review 2010 marked the first full year of blogging for me. I only use Twitter to publish my blog posts, and had 250 followers at the beginning of 2010, and almost 1,000 at the end. Business or Pleasure? -

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Stop Killing Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

According to Waterstone Human Capital and their 2010 Canadian Corporate Culture Study Results : 71 per cent of respondents say their organization’s corporate culture drives sales and revenue. This would definitely help stop many corporate cultures from being killed.

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

September 1 to November 18, 2010. The state of mapping APIs - OReilly Radar , September 7, 2010. Welcome to the Decade of Games - HarvardBusiness.org , September 9, 2010. Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA - Forbes.com: News , November 14, 2010. Points of control = Rents - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 29, 2010. The Data Bubble II - Doc Searls Weblog , October 30, 2010. But. - Adaptive Path , September 30, 2010.

John Chambers talks with Public Services Summit 2010

Jay Cross

What culture issues keep the innovation flame afire? John Chambers was beamed in to chat with the Public Services Summit in Stockholm yesterday afternoon. My notes follow. The economy? Parts of Asia doing very well. Europe okay but fragile. ?With With government leaders, share, don’t tell.

ExaTrend of the 2010s: Culture Jamming

Ross Dawson

Excerpt from the list of ExaTrends of the 2010s : CULTURE JAMMING. Remix culture will surge, with everybody taking and jamming up slices of everything and anything to express themselves, while intellectual property law fails to keep pace.

Choose with care in 2010

Harold Jarche

I’d suggest there is an inability of many teachers to reject the bias of their culture and upbringing in their own thinking, let alone to help students. This is the first Friday’s Finds post of 2010,highlighting some of the things I learned on Twitter this past week.

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Whiteboard Confessional: Cultivating a Culture of Ideas

Adaptive Path

Whiteboards are like Grand Central Station for ideas at Adaptive Path. They’re a thoroughfare for all the planning and thinking that goes into not only our client work, but also for the daily life of our company. We found ourselves wondering, what if our whiteboards could talk?

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Matt May selects The.

Steve Denning

My book was also selected by 800-CEO-READ as one of the best five books on management in 2010: here.

Cloud capitalism’s threat to cloud culture

David Weinberger

Charlie Leadbeater has a terrific post on the threats posed by the fact that The Cloud (as in “cloud computing&# ) too often actually is a recentralizing of the Net by profit-seeking companies. The easiest example cited by Charlie is Google Books, which provides a tremendous service but at the social cost of giving a single company control over America’s digital library.

A cultured gene

Mind Hacks

This new study adds to the more nuanced view of the hormone, which found a ‘reaching out’ effect only in the group of Americans, indicating that culture was affecting how the gene affected behaviour.

Blog Post: Hot tweets: November 2010

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Here are some of my more interesting Tweets for the month of November 2010. Listing of Bill Ives KM World 2010 session notes [link] #km. KM World 2010 notes: Stan Garfield on Communities of Practice [link] #km #kmw10. My KM World 2010 + Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Notes: Tom Stewart Key Note [link] #km #kmw10. Description of High and Low Context Cultures [link] #KM.

Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

I mean c’mon, there once was a 2010 Enterprise 2.0 But if we were to talk about the next generation of the enterprise — Enterprise 2.0 — how could we not discuss behaviour, culture, learning or leadership in concert with the premise of collaborative-based technologies? Culture.

A cultured gene

Mind Hacks

This new study adds to the more nuanced view of the hormone, which found a ‘reaching out’ effect only in the group of Americans, indicating that culture was affecting how the gene affected behaviour.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

In late 2010, the Corporate Leadership Council released its quarterly engagement trends report. As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: WIKILEAKS: President.

Steve Denning

December 13, 2010 in Innovation , Leadership , Learning , Radical Management | Permalink Technorati Tags : CEO summit , incomes , Obama , opening address , private sector , public sector.

Future Minds: the map of how screen culture is changing how we think

Ross Dawson

My colleague Richard Watson , building on the success of his book Future Files , has now launched Future Minds , which explores how screen culture is changing the way we think today, and how it will shape our future.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: The most beautiful.

Steve Denning

» December 20, 2010 The most beautiful melons in the world A selection from the Facebook page of Alessandro Chicco Saiu: La mia passion Via Anthony Lawlor and Mollie Katzen, who said on seeing the melons: "I think I’m in love."

Legitimate cultural difference or barbaric rite?

Dave Snowden

Now both of these are cases under the general heading of whether unique cultural practices should be tolerated with the secondary question of whether should be tolerated over there, but not over here. Recognition of cultural mores is important, so I could see separate streams for religion within the same school. The more people know people across cultures the better and a bit of social engineering is a small price to pay.

Cultures of friendship

Mind Hacks

Neuroanthropology has an all-too-brief interview on how different cultures around the world have fundamentally different ideas about what it means to be a friend. When you look at friendship cross-culturally, there are many surprises!

The Economic and Cultural Polarization of America

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For most of our nation’s history, whatever the inequality in wealth between the richest and poorest citizens, we maintained a cultural equality known nowhere else in the world - for whites, anyway.” There was a common civic culture, - the American way of life , - “that swept an extremely large proportion of Americans of all classes into its embrace. You might say the country has bifurcated into different social tribes, with a tenuous common culture linking them.”

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-4, 2009 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy. link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] February 22-23, 2010.

Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries. How can you best understand the impact of disruptive technologies on something as deeply human as culture?

Culture jamming is where it's at: morphing the news into a Billboard hit single

Ross Dawson

At the turn of the decade I selected Culture Jamming as one of the top 10 trends of the 2010s. I am sure this is the vanguard of a rich and broad seam of remixed news and current culture.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: The most beautiful.

Steve Denning

» December 28, 2010 The most beautiful bridge in the world Inder Sidhu in Doing Both (FT Press, 2010) makes a strong case for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as the most beautiful bridge in the world, because it combines two things at once: beauty and strength.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

In late 2010, the Corporate Leadership Council released its quarterly engagement trends report. As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: 800-CEO-READ selects The.

Steve Denning

» December 16, 2010 800-CEO-READ selects The Leaders Guide to Radical Management among the best books of 2010 Thanks to 800-CEO-READ for selecting my new book, The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century as one of the best books of 2010.

Cultures of foreplay

Mind Hacks

I've just read a fantastic article in the Journal of Sex Research on culture and how we decide what is a sexual disorder or 'paraphilia'. It has a fascinating section where it talks about cultural variation in common or acceptable sexual practices and it touches on how foreplay differs between societies. Finally, in most cultures, sexual intercourse is preceded by some degree of foreplay—that is, sensory and sexual stimulation intended to induce arousal.

How culture can invert genetic risk

Mind Hacks

Neuron Culture has a fantastic piece on how a long touted ‘depression gene’ turned out to reduce the risk of mood problems in people in East Asians and why we can’t always understand genetic effects on behaviour without understanding culture.

Signposts for the week ending May 28, 2010

Adaptive Path

One might think of it as a cute tribute to a cherished cultural icon, but one research firm made an informed guess that Google’s Pac Man doodle cost the global economy something like $120m. A great overview of UX events including Adaptive Path’s very own UX Week 2010 Find out what the artist, David Hockney, (and others) think about the iPad as it launched internationally.

Interview with Wade Davis: Part II – culture clashes

Mind Hacks

This is Part II of our interview with ethnobotanist and explorer Wade Davis where we discuss technology, culture and the slippery concept of human nature. Do you think Western cultures have lost anything important with a greater focus on technical wizardry?

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Women in High-Tech.

Steve Denning

It’s a backstabbing frat-boy alpha-male ultra-jock culture. As I suggested in yesterday’s post, the movie reflects the fact that the startup culture is an all-male workplace. In any event, what serious woman would want to work in such backstabbing frat-boy alpha-male ultra-jock culture?

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.

Steve Denning

» December 19, 2010 BOOK REVIEW: The New Capitalist Manifesto by Umair Haque The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business by Umair Haque (Boston: Harvard  Business Revew Press, 2011).

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