Voting for the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 is now open
APRIL 10, 2017
The 11th Annual Learning Tools survey is taking place in 2017, and Jane Hart will once again be compiling an overall Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 as well as 3 sub-lists: Social learning
5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited in 2017)
APRIL 18, 2017
New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine “In this article I take a look at how workplace learning has changed over the last 10+ years and its necessary future direction.
New Book: Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017
JANUARY 5, 2017
Now available to purchase. Traditionally, the primary focus of a Learning & Development (L&D) Department has been on training people to do their jobs – either in the classroom or online – and making sure they do it.
New #MWL Workshop series for 2017
JANUARY 7, 2017
To complement and support my new book, Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017 I am offering a new series of public online workshops for 2017. 2017 SCHEDULE (January – June). These workshop will help you consider not only how to modernise training and e-learning, but how to broaden your work to support manager-led learning as well as empower employee-led learning. Here is the schedule for the first half of the year.
Top 10 Tools for @C4LPT 2017
APRIL 19, 2017
The post Top 10 Tools for @C4LPT 2017 appeared first on Learnlets. Jane Hart is running her annual Top 100 Tools for Learning poll (you can vote too), and here’s my contribution for this year. These are my personal learning tools, and are ordered according to Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share models, as ways to find answers, to process them, and to share for feedback: Google Search is my go-to tool when I come across something I haven’t heard of.
networked knowledge creates value
MARCH 20, 2017
Consider that 43% of senior executives have the ‘ robotic automation of processes ‘ as their priority for 2017. As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities.
7 essential facets for enterprise knowledge sharing
APRIL 11, 2017
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.
networked knowledge triad
MARCH 12, 2017
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.
The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence
APRIL 24, 2017
I recently attended a very interesting talk , - Exploring the Impact of Artificial Intelligence: Prediction versus Judgment, - by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb. The talk was based on recent research conducted with his UoT colleagues Ajay Agrawal and Joshua Gans.
AI, Automation and the US Economy
JANUARY 10, 2017
On December 20, the White House released Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy , a new report that investigates how AI will likely transform job markets over time, and recommends policy responses to address AI’s impact on the US economy.
gaining insight through social and informal learning
MARCH 5, 2017
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.
Why I Removed A Recent Post
MARCH 20, 2017
On March 9, 2017, I wrote and published a post that outlined various missteps, difficulties and issues that had recently taken over a particular American. Dan's Related Posts: Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect And The Winners Of A Free Book Are … Why I Wrote “The Purpose Effect” Book Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT” personal Purpose purpose
APRIL 18, 2017
Watch a video of a 2017 presentation. 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.
Learning in the Modern Workplace is much MORE than courses and resources
JANUARY 12, 2017
Read my new book, Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017. Individuals learn in many ways for and at work; training or e-learning is only part of the picture as I show in the diagram below.
How True Advertising Can Save Journalism From Drowning in a Sea of Content
JANUARY 26, 2017
… The original version of this post was published in Medium on 23 January 2017. Journalism is in a world of hurt because it has been marginalized by a new business model that requires maximizing “content” instead. That model is calle d adtech.
beta conversation 2017-03-01
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
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.
Why I Will Never Use Uber Ever Again
MARCH 11, 2017
As early as 2014 I had heard the rumblings of male chauvinism at Uber headquarters. There were even whispers of misogyny. But the world seemed to be smitten.
beta conversation 2017-04-05
MARCH 28, 2017
I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Wednesday, April 5th at 15:00 UTC. The subject will be understanding the effects of technology.
The Future of the Gig Economy
MARCH 1, 2017
The “gig economy” has become an ever-expanding meme, clocking over 500,000 citations on Google. It’s also become an interesting barometer of sentiment. Some people, especially techies, love the concept and can’t wait until the gig economy frees everyone from working as employees for large, bureaucratic organizations. Others, especially “progressives,” worry that this is the latest form of labor exploitation that will surely consume all of us, driving us into the pits of poverty.
immunize for complexity
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
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.
Magnanimous: The Word of 2017
DECEMBER 19, 2016
As he was leaving office on January 20, 1993, President George H. Bush left a letter on the desk of the oval office addressed. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Rise of the Woman? The Hierarchy of Education Ya, I Cry at Work. Do You?
gamers, artists, and citizens
MARCH 4, 2017
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.
FEBRUARY 19, 2017
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.
Top down implementation of social learning doesn’t work! (New article in the MWL Magazine)
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Now that social learning is a hot topic, many organizations are beginning to consider how they can implement or operationalize it. However, “social learning” is a very different type of learning from traditional training, because it is natural phenomenon (that takes place when people share and collaborate with one another) … Social learning
we need faith in the future
JANUARY 26, 2017
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.
Brands need to fire adtech
MARCH 23, 2017
Two days ago, the New York Times said AT&T and Johnson & Johnson are pulling their ads from YouTube. They’re concerned that “Google is not doing enough to prevent brands from appearing next to offensive material, like hate speech.” ” Yesterday, Business Insider said “more than 250” advertisers were bailing as well.
The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!
JANUARY 18, 2017
2017 will, definitely, be a year of change and milestones, I’m pretty certain, but it’ll also be a year of excitement, of new dazzling opportunities for learning and growth, of discovering wonderfully inspiring initiatives to experience, experiment with and learn from.
What’s the Value of Blockchain?
APRIL 17, 2017
A few weeks ago I attended the IBM Blockchain Summit 2017 in New York. The Summit included a number of talks and panels, and - most important, - presentations of concrete blockchain use cases IBM has been working on in a number of areas, including finance, supply chains and healthcare.
The Modern Workplace Learning Professional Programme
MARCH 13, 2017
innovation in perpetual beta
JANUARY 1, 2017
The perpetual beta working model tries to show how work and learning are related as we negotiate various types of networks to get new ideas, test them out, and innovate how we work.
Exploring Business Types and Business Models
MARCH 20, 2017
OK, I’ve created some confusion. I’ve been writing a lot recently about business models, including here and here. But I’ve also written a lot about business types/roles, including a popular Harvard Business Review article almost 20 years ago. Many of you have approached me to ask, so what’s the difference between a business model and a business type? And, if there is a difference, what business models should each business type adopt? Well, fasten your safety belts.
training > performance > social
APRIL 24, 2017
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 learning loop
JANUARY 9, 2017
John Boyd’s OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) was developed as a framework to help pilots make better decisions in battle. Since it’s inception in the 1970’s it has been adapted for other areas of operations, including business.
Fifteen Years After My MBA
APRIL 9, 2017
Fifteen years ago in 2002 I graduated with my MBA from Royal Roads University. The university recently caught up with me to conduct an interview. Dan's Related Posts: “Oh, you’re one of those. You want to work anywhere, anytime.” After Five Years In My Role We’re Hiring My Replacement. Are You Interested? My Next Role Is … Great Work Interview – Flat Army & Michael Bungay Stanier If You Stop Learning You Lose The Chance To Be Entrepreneurial.
Workplace of the Future video
APRIL 25, 2017
Someone asked for a video on the Workplace of the Future project , so I created one. Thought I’d share it with you, too. Just a walkthrough with some narration, talking about some of the design decisions. One learning for me (that I’m sure you knew): a script really helps!
only humans need apply – review
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
In Only Humans Need Apply , the authors identify five ways that people can adapt to automation and intelligent machines. They call it ‘stepping’ I have added in parentheses the main attributes I think are needed for each option. Step-up: directing the machine-augmented world (creativity).
The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
A recent article by NY Times reporter Steve Lohr discussed the rising importance of data as a major competitive differentiator.
Rotman Management Magazine Interview
MARCH 7, 2017
I was recently interviewed by Rotman Management Magazine and the very talented Editor-in-Chief, Karen Christensen.
What does it mean to transform workplace learning? (New article in the MWL Magazine)
MARCH 9, 2017
“Modern Workplace Learning therefore doesn’t just mean adding in new technology to old training practices, nor implementing a new learning platform but rather adopting a new, modern understanding of what it means to learn at work. Modern Workplace Learning means: doing things differently and doing different things” Read the full … Social learning
The Big Shift in Platform Business Models
JANUARY 17, 2017
Everywhere you look today, platform businesses are in the news. Most of the stories focus on what platforms do. Some highlight the value they provide in terms of ease and convenience in connecting with needed resources. Others focus on the risk of monopoly as network effects take hold and as platform participants become commoditized and their earnings squeezed. Relatively few look beneath the surface to try to understand the business models that drive platform businesses.