perpetual beta 2017

Harold Jarche

What follows is a summary of some of my thoughts during 2017. My ways of seeing the world have changed over the years and blogging has helped to keep my thoughts in a state of perpetual beta: strong ideas, loosely held. Change happens quickly in an electric, and now digital, age. They also have to find and engage with professional communities of practice in order to continuously change their practice to deal with a fluid external environment.

top tools 2017

Harold Jarche

Voting closes on 22 September 2017. It’s interesting to note that my preferred tools have not changed that much over the years. SocialCast : I have reconnected with the Change Agents Worldwide community of practice, and am spending more time sharing and learning on this platform. Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. This is the 11th year! Here are my top tools this year, with the past five years shown below.

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Jay Cross Memorial Award 2017

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2017 is presented to Marcia Conner. She currently helps organizations go beyond their current approaches, changing their culture. People doing extraordinary things, on a human scale, that has the potential to change everything for the better.”.

5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited in 2017)

Jane Hart

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. In May 2010 I posted a diagram I had created that showed what I considered to be the 5 stages of … Social learning

friday’s finds 2017

Harold Jarche

Here are what I consider the best of Friday’s Finds for 2017. The results were nothing short of miraculous and provide a model for both developed and developing countries to follow — particularly when one considers the need for strategies that might help mitigate climate change.”. Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on social media and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye.

#3 Story of the Year 2017

Nine Shift

PEOPLE ARE EXHAUSTED BY CHANGE. That exhaustion is visible politically, but the causes lie in the societal changes that lead to political instability. We predict the political polarization will decline significantly beginning around 2020, just like it did 100 years ago. The chart below shows political polarization in the U.S., with the higher lines indicating greater polarization between the two major parties.

#1 Story of the Year 2017

Nine Shift

Symbolic of the change was the Lauren Herstik (shown in image below) NY Times story about Los Angeles becoming a pedestrian culture, having a tax increase for mass transit, building dense neighborhoods near light rail stations, city leaders visioning a new city, and the first report of the automobile in the past tense, ‘when the car was king CITIES REBUILD FOR THE 21st CENTURY. Toronto is building an area ‘from the Internet up.’ (top top drawings in the image below).

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The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Now in its second year, the IIC introduced the winners of its 2017 competition at an event held on October 12 as part of Boston’s annual HUBweek. The 2017 IIC received around 300 applications from all over the world. Dot Learn is changing that. The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) was organized in 2013 by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee to examine the impact of digital technologies on the world.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Now in its second year, the IIC introduced the winners of its 2017 competition at an event held on October 12 as part of Boston’s annual HUBweek. The 2017 IIC received around 300 applications from all over the world. Dot Learn is changing that. The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) was organized in 2013 by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee to examine the impact of digital technologies on the world.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: December 2017

David Gurteen

Organizational change is not about simply "substituting" old for new. Effective change requires authentic dialogue… [link]. By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. How can groups make good decisions? Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely [link]. We're focusing on the wrong thing. Focusing on skills betrays a static view of the world. link].

New Book: Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017

Jane Hart

But as the world of work is evolving and individuals’ learning habits are changing, it now requires new workplace learning approaches to underpin all the ways people learn in the modern workplace. Part A: Understanding the need for change (pp 11-26). The changing world of work. Changing learning habits. The calls for change. Now available to purchase.

Jay Cross Memorial Award - 2017

Charles Jennings

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2017 is presented to Marcia Conner. She currently helps organizations go beyond their current approaches, changing their culture. People doing extraordinary things, on a human scale, that has the potential to change everything for the better.”

Addressing Changes

Clark Quinn

Yesterday, I listed some of the major changes that L&D needs to acknowledge. As serious practitioners in a potentially valuable field, we need to adapt to the changing environment as much as we need to assist our charges to do so. We’re already seeing a wide variety of converging evidence that these changes lead to success. The post Addressing Changes appeared first on Learnlets. What we need now is to look at the top steps that need to be taken.

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Acknowledging Changes

Clark Quinn

There are a serious number of changes that are affecting organizations. We’re seeing changes in the information flow, in technology, and in what we know about ourselves. What are these changes? The post Acknowledging Changes appeared first on Learnlets. Importantly, these are things that L&D needs to acknowledge and respond to. It’s old news that things are happening faster. We’re being overwhelmed with information, and that rate is accelerating.

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Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: September 2017

David Gurteen

Humans May Be the Most Adaptive Species - Constant climate change may have given us our flexibility [link]. By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. Heuristic for epistemically humble adults: Try saying 'I disagree' at least 10x as often as you say 'I'm offended'.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: October 2017

David Gurteen

Nine Propositions to Spark Culture Change [link] #CultureChange. By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office [link]. Feynman's Breakthrough, Disregard Others! by @davidpottinge [link]. The Collapse of Expertise and Rise of Collaborative Sensemaking [link].

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: April 2017

David Gurteen

Incentives Don't Help People Change, but Peer Pressure Does [link]. The myth of managed culture change - Chris Corigan [link]. By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. Pop The Bubble: Having Conversations that Make Us Think [link] #GoodToTalk. Tacit Knowledge and cognitive bias [link].

Disruption Debate: Be open with change

Jane Hart

As part of Totara’s ongoing Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland has been speaking to thought leaders and experts from the L&D world. A few weeks ago he talked to me, and this is the summary of that conversation that appears on their website. Social learning

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The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. The world’s changing, and L&D needs to adapt. The post The change is here appeared first on Learnlets. I’ve argued that things are happening faster, and that organizations are going to have to become more agile.

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Four Key Actions To Change Your Organization’s Purpose

Dan Pontefract

Purpose is more than a cause. It is a wholesome way of being and operating for any organization. As I argue in my book, The Purpose. Dan's Related Posts: Inspiring CEO Quotes About A Higher Purpose A Few Easy Steps For Entrepreneurs To Take To Enact A Higher Purpose Purpose: The Word of 2016 Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer. Purpose Marc Benioff purpose Salesforce Unilever

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

One industry that is constantly changing is online learning, also referred to as eLearning. 2017 has been no exception. Various eLearning trends have marked 2017 as one of the most influential and evolutionary years in the history of online learning. Online learning enthusiasts as well as corporate leaders are interested in what 2017’s eLearning trends are. 3 Corporate Online Learning Trends That Can Boost Employee Productivity in 2017.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A lot of the time there’s too much talk about ‘it’s been this way the last 20 years’ or ‘the future is going to change dramatically’. Phil Hill Summary notes from the presentation at from at the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto. Slides: [link] We forget about the perspective of time. Let’s look at 2011-2017. Thrun was saying (2012) 50 years from now there will only be ten institutions delivering higher education. This was the perfect example of hype not helping the industry.

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Xmas 2017: I Introduction

Dave Snowden

A complex system changes with time. That means we can increase predictability, reduce the consequences of small changes. The post Xmas 2017: I Introduction appeared first on Cognitive Edge. One of the oddiities of our increasingly digitial world is the way that birthday and other reminders pop into view for old friends who are now dead. Paul Cilliers, author of Complexity and Post-Modernism and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch died on July 31st 2011.

Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever

Clark Quinn

In my inbox was an announcement about a new white paper with the intriguing title Human Learning is About to Change Forever. And that’s not changing in any fundamental way in the near future. And is VR a evolutionary or revolutionary change from simulations? Look at how hard it is to change K12 education (the gap between what’s known and what’s practiced hasn’t significantly diminished in the past decades).

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A sheep in wolves clothing

Dave Snowden

No real change is expected, the whole thing is simply dressing up sheep in wolves clothing; pretending to novelty while propviding no real challenge. Instead they hide behind the language of self-organisation and emergence; but all of the proposed practices or changes are heaviliy facilitated workshops in which people agree to be different but in practice do nothing.

Blog Post: Embedding Change: delivering value from knowledge and learning

David Gurteen

They have a 1 day event coming up on 27th September at their Henley Campus - Embedding Change: delivering value from knowledge and learning and have a limited number of guest places available at £175+VAT. By David Gurteen. The Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies (known as the Henley Forum ) is a members-only forum but some of its events are open to the public.

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Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

TOPYX LMS

One industry that is constantly changing is online learning, also referred to as eLearning. 2017 has been no exception. Various eLearning trends have marked 2017 as one of the most influential and evolutionary years in the history of online learning. Online learning enthusiasts as well as corporate leaders are interested in what 2017’s eLearning trends are. 3 Corporate Online Learning Trends That Can Boost Employee Productivity in 2017.

Systems thinking & complexity

Dave Snowden

So if a system has no causality you can’t set outcome targets a priori , but you can define a vector target (direction and speed of change from the present against intensity of effort). There is another key difference on the role of the facilitator, workshops and professionalisation of changes agents and the like.But I will save that for another post. A recent post by Sonja caused some reaction in social media and I promised to write something to clarify my position the subject.

Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2018

John Hagel

John, our marketing director, says this books helped change his perspective. “It Prajna, one of our software project managers, says that “ Getting Things Done “ by David Allen actually changed her life. Sabrina says it’s a story about how values and passion can lead to activism and change when we stand strong and don’t back down. This 2018, take some time out to refresh and recharge.

Meetings—talking shops or changing the world?

Euen Semple

But ideas are what change our world and those ideas take shape in meetings. The trick is to get better at working out which kind of meeting you’ve been asked to then being ruthless about not attending those that are a waste of time, and enthusiastically throwing your energy into the kind that might change the world I spend much of my working life, when I am not writing, in meetings of one sort or another. Meetings which others might describe as “talking shops”.

connections not things

Dave Snowden

Now we know that is not the complete picture, epigenetics means that the cards themselves can be changed in shorter timescales than most people think. Understanding how things are connected, and how and when they can be changed is key to any action based understanding of complexity. Changing how things interact, especially people, is a lot easier than changing the nature of the things.

Scaling in complex systems

Dave Snowden

Think of a Portuguese Man of War which is a symbiosis of different creatures which assemble in a specific context, or of Slime Moulds which again change their nature. I wrote a series of posts about scaling over three year ago which in part addressed some of the perversities of methods focused on accreditation revenue to which I referred yesterday.

Mastering the Learning Pyramid

John Hagel

The assumption is that if we acquire certain skills, we will be protected from the onslaught of the robots and the rapidly changing world around us. How do we harness the learning pyramid to thrive in a world of accelerating change? Our media and conversations are consumed by concerns over the spread of AI and what it will mean for jobs.

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Never Under-Estimate the Immune System

John Hagel

In more rapidly changing and volatile signs, this same immune system can become deadly by resisting the very changes that are required for the survival of the institution. I hesitate to use the word transformation, because it is so over-used today, and loosely used to mean any kind of change. The key is move on the side and build something new, rather than trying to challenge those within the core to change.

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Liminal Cynefin – image release

Dave Snowden

I decided it would be a good idea to make the image of Cynefin available, if only to reduce the change of people drawing it as a two by two and adding a diamond to keep me happy. Typical Saxon tendency, reducing Celtic curves to straight lines. I’ve made it available in Powerpoint as Keynote users can pick that up – it was generated in Keynote. I don’t know why I didn’t do this before but better late than never.

Fidelity in complex systems consultancy

Dave Snowden

Changing paradigms can be deeply unsettling and, like all pioneers, if you are doing your job well then the chance of arrows in the back is high. need real time feedback, with the flexibility to respond and change quickly. As I have pointed out in a previous post that is a very poor measure of change; what matters is what happens as a result, actions not intent. Interventions focus on individual behaviour change or goals rather than changing interactions.

The knotty issue of constraints

Dave Snowden

A resilient system is one that survives with continuity of identity over time, but it survives by changing and that change may not be explicit or easily understood. I’ll build on that later in the week and also show what I think is the near final version of the liminal model which has changed a little since last week. Identify those which we can change. Complete a risk assessment on our of other actor changes. Identify constraint changes that will minimise risk.

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Liminal Cynefin: the final cut?

Dave Snowden

Long term followers will know that Cynefin goes through periods of change over the years as practice and theory advance. The liminal version is major, and possibly one of the most significant changes I’ve made. The shallow dive from entrained expertise (red) is now a hazardous change, while the grazing dynamic (purple) is a state of near continuous liminality. The liminal version of Cynefin has been slowly evolving over the last few months.

The Future of the Gig Economy

John Hagel

The key drivers of the growth of crowdsourcing are the accelerating pace of change and the pressure to deliver increasing efficiency by turning expertise into a variable cost – why not just pay experts when they come up with the right answer, rather than paying them a fixed salary? The gig economy is likely to evolve significantly in the decades ahead, shaped by three key forces: automation, changing customer needs and the mounting pressure to accelerate learning.

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Five emerging technologies for rapid digital transformation

Dion Hinchcliffe

Here are some representative examples of new enabling products for faster digital change The enterprise world of technology is finally catching up with the consumer world.

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Yet, change is happening, often under the radar of enthusiasts because it’s harder to sell a technology product or draw clicks to a website when being nuanced and contextual. Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable. Remember when MOOCs were going to transform higher education? Or when personalized learning was going to do away with instructors? Going back about a century ago, audio, then video, was also going to disrupt education.

Xyleme Named a Top 20 Learning Portal for Sixth Consecutive Year

Xyleme

October 23rd, 2017 – Xyleme is honored to be named one of Training Industry Inc.’s s 2017 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS Companies. For their 2017 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS list they selected the leading companies that demonstrated excellence in many areas, including the quality of the learning portal and the administrative features and industry innovation and impact. To see the full list of 2017 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS companies visit, click here.

Blog Post: Yet another myth: 70% of organizational change initiatives fail

David Gurteen

But I have now tripped over yet another widespread myth that 70% of organizational change initiatives fail. By David Gurteen I recently pointed out that although the Hawthorne Effect was real - the research that it was based on was flawed - yet we still call it the Hawthorne Effect. So in some ways it is a bit of a myth.

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