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PKM in 2013

Harold Jarche

It is quite likely that innovation in organizations can be improved with individuals practising PKM. In an organization where everyone is practising PKM, the chances for more connections increases. Without innovation, organizations cannot evolve.

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Lateral Organizations

Harold Jarche

Lateral organizations, or more egalitarian structures, have been the exception. In the endless allure of non-hierarchical organizations , David Creelman notes that both forms have their flaws, but says it’s best to thoroughly understand the history of the field.

Networked individuals trump organizations

Harold Jarche

As hyperlinks subvert hierarchy , so does work fragmentation subvert organizations. In knowledge-based work the primary unit of value creation has shifted from the organization to the individual.

Favourite Books of 2013 That I Read

Dan Pontefract

In a previous post this week I outlined a compendium of articles and write-ups from 2013 that I thought were truly brain candy for a cerebral Canadian like me. He sees the organization becoming more federal in operation than hierarchical. I like to read.

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Best of Friday’s Finds 2013

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the best finds I made in 2013, on the topics of creativity, complexity, hierarchy, innovation, leadership, learning, models, networks, organizations, work, and the workplace. Organizations.

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Autotelic: The Word of 2013

Dan Pontefract

Those that frequent this space will know I started a tradition in 2011 by instituting a “ word of the year “ In 2011, I urged people, teams and organizations to demonstrate reciprocity. To be absorbed in meaningful work is the quest for 2013. Fast forward to 2013.

The Organization as a Cycling Peloton

Dan Pontefract

This got me thinking about one of my favourite personal passions (cycling) and our corporate organizations. Maybe if we were to act like a peloton in our organizations, we might see higher levels of employee engagement. collaboration engagement leadership organization cycling peloton

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging , badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. Once you have video sharing in place, what are some of the effective ways in which you can utilize it within your organization?

How technology is enabling the humanity of organizations

Ross Dawson

In response to a question on the impact of technology on organizational culture I said: What is more important today than ever before, is not just technology as the enabler, but how technology relates to the humanity of the organization, to the culture of the organization.

Internet Time Alliance Predictions for 2013

Jay Cross

Here is what the Principals of the Internet Time Alliance see ahead in 2013: Harold Jarche. Further, we’ll see more examples of the notion of a ‘performance ecosystem’ of resources aligned around individual needs and responsibilities, instead of organized around the providing silos.

Internet Time Alliance Predictions for 2013

Jane Hart

Further, we’ll see more examples of the notion of a ‘performance ecosystem’ of resources aligned around individual needs and responsibilities, instead of organized around the providing silos. 2013 will be a great year.

Some Recent MOOCs (March-April, 2013)

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Health Inequalities» Health Technology Assessment» Sustainable Healthy Diets» ich.kurs 2013 The ich.kurs 2013 is the first Coaching-MOOC addressing topics like reaching your goals, training communication and discover beliefs and values. The course will start April 22th 2013. We have courses in the following areas: Differential Calculus, Algebra, Differential Equations, Organic Chemistry and many more. These are based on emails sent to me announcing recen MOOCs.

10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

So here is my selection from January 2013. 1 - The dark side of the connected enterprise , Forbes, 9 January 2013. All this information and collaboration should make companies more agile, but technology often undermines organizations that don’t know how to harness its strengths.

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

It’s about on par with the Leadership vs. Management debate — as John Kotter rehashed earlier in 2013 — but I’ll save my thoughts on that meme for another day. Culture engagement Executives leadership managing organization Organizational Culture Organizations

Visual Depiction of a Connected and Engaged Organization

Dan Pontefract

Pictures sometimes speak louder than words. Courtesy Leslie-Ann Miller of @RippleThink. 320 total views, 320 views today.

Bersin and Caterpillar Webinar on High Impact Learning Organizations Now Available On-Demand!


According to David Mallon at Bersin, high impact learning organizations “can affect their organizations in positive and measurable ways to a degree that distances themselves from everyone else, namely their competitors.” Is your organization high impact? Post Type: Blog post.

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth Kanter

Brian Fitzgerald (@brianfit) March 10, 2013. ” Having staff use social media as part of their work can extend the organization’s network and increase the organizational comfort level through regular practice.

10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my 2013 Reading List , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice.

Download Chapter 1 for Free – Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization

Dan Pontefract

I’m proud to let you know Chapter 1 of my first book — Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization — is now available as a free download.

Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

The most overused yet inappropriately applied term in an organization is “coaching.”. It is an approach to leadership that invites more leaders from all levels in our organizations, communities and families. book coaching collaboration engagement leadership organization

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

Organizers. It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates.

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Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked

Ross Dawson

” The article goes on to give my life history in brief, including the books I have written that have shaped my career, and describes how I often use scenario planning with major organizations engaging with the future.

The Moronic Leader: Stage 1 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. Come back and visit each day during the week of June 3, 2013 to find out the next leadership type as depicted in the Leadership Tonic Scale.

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Favourite Posts of 2013 That I Wrote & Published

Dan Pontefract

I’m referring to a recent post where I highlighted many interesting articles and posts in 2013 that I read … and another post where I highlighted several long-form books I found to be quite intriguing. This post turns the mirror toward my own writing in 2013.

Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement

Beth Kanter

I think that is an important insight for small organizations who don’t have a team of people doing the social media and trying to do it with limited hours in the day. Those decisions are implemented across the organization’s web properties and social channels.

Employee Engagement is Still Poor but it Does Drive Bottom Line Results

Dan Pontefract

Work units in the top quartile also saw significantly lower turnover (25% in high-turnover organizations, 65% in low-turnover organizations), shrinkage (28%), and absenteeism (37%) and fewer safety incidents (48%), patient safety incidents (41%), and quality defects (41%).

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

It’s time to help the C-Suite – aside from Peter Aceto and other learning savvy and employee engagement focused C-Suite leaders – to appreciate and understand that organizations don’t do training anymore.

People, Organization, Technology?

Martijn Linssen

It may be People, Organization, Technology; although we should not be in a rush to replace a failed triplet with another. The right question is: “Why do we work in organizations where natural interactions and instincts are discouraged?” People, Organization, Technology.

I Am A Corporate Floater

Dan Pontefract

When I switched organizations in late 2008, I also gave up a singular desk space. For you, the organization that continues to succumb to the false pretense that work only occurs if you physically see your employees, I abhor your archaic if not disengaging methodology of workforce culture.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

We went live with Jam in late summer of 2013, and thus far I’d say we are relatively satisfied with what it can do, and where we’re at as an organization in terms of adoption and usage.

Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?

Dan Pontefract

The more present and active you are in online communities, the more you and your organization benefits. I raise the question because the utilization of social tools in the organization isn’t anywhere near 100% yet. It didn’t start with a tweet.

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networks are the new companies

Harold Jarche

Connected individuals can now do what once only large organizations could. 1) “value comes from the creative source of a connected human” How can any organization create value if people are not connected?

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the 2013 edition, Deloitte chose to break up its findings into five separate reports, each focused on a different topic. In the case of the 2013 Shift Index, the story centers on the puzzling discrepancy in technology adoption between individuals and organizations.

An Infographic Depicting Learning & Collaboration in Action

Dan Pontefract

That role sees me employed by TELUS; an organization that was recently inducted into Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame. Some of you know I actually have a ‘real job’ where each and every day I get to work with great people and turn ideas into action.

Rethinking the Work of Leadership

Dan Pontefract

Yet, here we are in 2013 with organizational leadership models that continue to deny the social nature of organizations and wallow in inertia. And, a paltry 38% reported that their organizations had effective leadership running the show.

Flexible Working Works

Dan Pontefract

offices 100 percent of the time effective June 2013. I am a direct leader of 25 people strong and an indirect leader in an organization of 40,000 across many time-zones and countries. flexible work Human Resources managing mobile organization work from home

After Five Years In My Role We’re Hiring My Replacement. Are You Interested?

Dan Pontefract

November 17th, 2013 marks my 5-year anniversary since joining TELUS ; an organization where I’ve held the position Head of Learning and Collaboration throughout the past half decade of employment.

10 Free Copies of Flat Army … Participate to Win

Dan Pontefract

the publisher) and I are giving away 10 free copies of my book Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. It doesn’t have to be about your organization specifically, if you work for one, and it doesn’t need to name names either. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Thriving in networks that are smarter and faster than you are

Harold Jarche

These organizations are now facing increasingly complex business environments that require continuous learning while working. Typical strategies of optimizing current business processes or reducing costs only marginally influence the organization’s overall performance.

The social imperative

Harold Jarche

For a short time and against a specific set of opponents, some selfish organisms may come out ahead. Robert Sapolski has been studying baboons for thirty years.