Culture: the subject

Dave Snowden

The Oxford English Dictionary defines culture as “The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively” and “The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society”. I’d seen enough attempts to engineer culture by publishing platitudinous cliches on a cyclical basis to have lost all faith in the explicit, future focused attempts to create a desired culture. Culture Cynefin

2018 Trajectories

Clark Quinn

The cognitive perspective suggests everything from training & performance support, through facilitating communication and collaboration, to culture. The post 2018 Trajectories appeared first on Learnlets. Given my reflections on the past year, it’s worth thinking about the implications. What trajectories can we expect if the trends are extended? These are not predictions (as has been said, “never predict anything, particularly the future”).

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The 2018 Inclusive Internet Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published the Inclusive Internet Index 2018. Readiness, which examines the capacity to take advantage of accessing the Internet, including level of literacy, educational attainment, cultural acceptance, privacy and security, and trust in the sources of online information. Chile also showed the highest year-to-year improvement, going from 19th in 2017 to 7th in 2018.

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Dan Pontefract February 2018 Playlist

Dan Pontefract

Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Moment of Open Culture. You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Music is a large part of my life. I cycle and run to it, write with it in the background, dance to it, cook to. Dan's Related Posts: How I Learned To Think Out Loud Through The Tragically Hip’s Live Concerts. Taylor Swift and Apple Demonstrate How You Work Things Out In The Open. Goodbye, Gord. Gord Downie May Be The Best High School Teacher I Never Had.

The 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2018, rather than having one global competition as in the previous two years, there were five separate regional competitions, - North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, - each region selecting its own category winners. Digital Money and Payments Diversity Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture

Culture 2 of 7: the canvass

Dave Snowden

I’m not attempting an anthropological treatise here, my focus is on the ubiquitous attempts to engineer culture change in organisations a task that matches the original meaning of a forlorn hope , a mistranslation of verloren hoop whichmeans a lost heap! When you hear about major culture changes achieved in organisations its worth remembering all those which failed and the many many casualties. Any culture is, of its nature a complex adaptive system.

The 2018 Inclusive Internet Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published the Inclusive Internet Index 2018. Readiness, which examines the capacity to take advantage of accessing the Internet, including level of literacy, educational attainment, cultural acceptance, privacy and security, and trust in the sources of online information. Chile also showed the highest year-to-year improvement, going from 19th in 2017 to 7th in 2018.

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internet time alliance award 2018

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2018 is presented to Mark Britz. Culture, the most powerful presence in your organization, is only learned socially & informally. Social Media spreads your culture quickly … for better or worse” — @britz (2012).

The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January-February issue of the Harvard Business Review spotlights The Culture Factor, with five articles on the subject. “ Culture is the tacit social order of an organization: It shapes attitudes and behaviors in wide-ranging and durable ways,” notes the issue’s lead article. “ Cultural norms define what is encouraged, discouraged, accepted, or rejected within a group. Attributes of Culture. Cultural Styles. Levers for Evolving Culture.

culture is complex

Harold Jarche

The famous quote attributed to Peter Drucker is that “culture eats strategy for breakfast” French culture is not unaffected by international business pressures, as witnessed by the fast food outlets everywhere. Travel helps you understand culture. ” Understanding culture is something that AI cannot do. The ability to marinate in a culture and understand the subtle nuances is the competitive advantage humans have over the algorithms and machines.

Culture 6 of 7: Adjustments

Dave Snowden

In any art work the final adjustments mean that we are nearing completion, in cultural change I want to argue, it is the sign that the process is only just starting. In an ideal world managing culture would be a constantly evolving process; multiple small micro-changes with a feedback loop in near real time that allows the process to be navigated. Culture is more like an estuary with strong and weak currents and constantly shifting sandbanks, assuming stability is a danger.

Building a culture of continuous improvement, learning & development at work

Jane Hart

Building a culture of continuous improvement, learning & development at work. Modern Workplace Learning

The Lessons Of Customer Service And Culture From Apple’s Angela Ahrendts

Dan Pontefract

Dan's Related Posts: Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Moment of Open Culture. How Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Explains Culture, Purpose & Employee Engagement. Lessons In Culture From United Airlines. Culture customer service appleYou're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Back in 2014, Angela Ahrendts had a decision to make: remain as CEO of British fashion retailer Burberry or say yes to Apple CEO Tim.

Culture 5 of 7: Colouring in

Dave Snowden

Culture is also context specific so few aspects of change can be achieved through context free recipes and formulaic approaches that are all too common. The post Culture 5 of 7: Colouring in appeared first on Cognitive Edge. Culture CynefinThe big issues are now behind us in this series and in the final three posts (with the promised twist on the 7th) are all about fine tuning the work. I’ve used two images here to make contrasting points.

Culture 4 of 7: Light and Dark

Dave Snowden

With the right narrative based culture maps you can help make the right decision, and also get the sort of real time feedback and anticipatory triggers that are needed to handle the inherent uncertainty of cultural change. The post Culture 4 of 7: Light and Dark appeared first on Cognitive Edge. Culture CynefinChiaroscuro is an art term, Italian in origin which refers to light and dark.

The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January-February issue of the Harvard Business Review spotlights The Culture Factor, with five articles on the subject. “ Culture is the tacit social order of an organization: It shapes attitudes and behaviors in wide-ranging and durable ways,” notes the issue’s lead article. “ Cultural norms define what is encouraged, discouraged, accepted, or rejected within a group. Attributes of Culture. Cultural Styles. Levers for Evolving Culture.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: April 2018

David Gurteen

Maybe it is about creating the kind of culture where we would all like to work. 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. Organisations are linguistic structures built out of words and maintained by conversations. link] #ConversationalLeadership. Conversational Leadership: 3 Steps to Improve Conversations | KMInstitute [link] #ConversationalLeadership.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: June 2018

David Gurteen

A respectful workplace culture is better than a "nice" one says @jonahsachs Too much niceness can lead to conformity and inequality. 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. Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses. Margaret Millar [link]. Knowledge is not power.

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Make sure you have the right talent and culture, as well as technology. Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Healthcare Systems Innovation Management and Leadership Media and Communications Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy PwC recently released a report on the potential economic value of AI to different regions and industry sectors around the world.

Redefining Work - Leveraging Human Capabilities in a Future of Expanding Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and CultureHow will labor markets evolve in our 21st century digital economy?

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The Threat and Opportunity of Lifelong Learning

John Hagel

Well, that requires a fundamentally different culture and institutional model, shifting from our current focus on scalable efficiency to a focus on scalable learning , which we’ve written about here. Our conversations and media are increasingly consumed by the topic of the “future of work.” And, within this topic, one of the buzzwords that has emerged and acquired increasing prominence is “lifelong learning.”

Mapping ….

Dave Snowden

Back in March 2018 I posted on the differences between models, frameworks, methods, manifestos and creeds; the first in a series of posts on Agile. I should really add the idea of maps as a means of navigation to the 2018 list and will do that at some stage. More on this after the event and I’ll get onto the promised culture series tomorrow.

Effective Leaders Operate Like This

Dan Pontefract

Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings? book flat army OPEN to THINK The Purpose Effect books Culture leadership purpose ThinkingYou're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I was five minutes early for the meeting. I could see through the glass wall the individual I was set to meet was on a. Dan's Related Posts: My TEDx Talk on The Purpose Effect. Sadly, The Importance Of Importance Is Now What’s Most Important.

Mindset and Heartset

John Hagel

It’s a natural outgrowth of engineering and managerial beliefs that shaped the scalable efficiency cultures that dominate all our institutions today. In these cultures, the belief is that if you have the right data and perform the right analytics you can deliver whatever is needed. The challenge is that most of us live in institutional cultures that actively discourage us from expressing fear. Is mindset all there is?

The landscape of narrative

Dave Snowden

Participative Action Research has been heavily criticised in recent years for attracting the usual suspects, people who match the culture of the facilitators. Back in 2014 I wrote the entry on organisational story telling for the Sage Handbook on Action Research. I wasn’t wild about the title at the time as I felt that was only one aspect of the field. However I got away with writing something more general in a limited word count and blogged some of my reflections at the time.

The Impact of AI on the World Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I now want to discuss a September, 2018 report by the McKinsey Global Institute on the impact of AI on the world economy. Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Future of Work Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and StrategyA few weeks ago I wrote about the economic value of AI based on a recently published report by PwC.

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The liminal nature of narrative

Dave Snowden

Parables, despite their historical context, carry meaning over the generations they are part of our narrative culture. I’ve been delayed in getting this second post in the series of the role and nature of narrative published. Many things going on in Cognitive Edge at the moment and I’ve had to make a couple of big decisions and I’m dealing with the aftermath of one and the promise of another.

Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This ensures that in-house functional knowledge, experience and understanding of company culture are preserved; Redeploy - Shift parts of the workforce by redefining work tasks or redesigning processes to make better use of the skill capacities already available in-house; Hire - Acquire individuals or teams with the required skill sets.

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What Machine Learning Can and Cannot Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and StrategyArtificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. Every day we can read about the latest AI advances from startups and large companies.

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Human Capital and the Changing Nature of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and CulturePeople have long feared that machines are coming for our jobs. Throughout the Industrial Revolution there were periodic panics about the impact of automation on work, going back to the so-called Luddites , - textile workers who in the 1810s smashed the new machines that were threatening their jobs.

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2018

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies 2018 was released in September, 2018. Here are the 10 technologies comprising the 2018 list , along with the reasons cited in the report for their selection: Augmented Reality Everywhere - “Overlaying information and animation on to real-world images is set to go mainstream… [A]ugmented reality will help surgeons visualize tissues beneath a patient’s skin in three dimensions and conjure up holographic-like guides to take you through a museum.”.

The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released The Future of Jobs Report 2018. The Future of Jobs 2018 examines the potential of these advanced technologies to eliminate and create new jobs, as well as to improve the current workplace and prepare people for emerging jobs. T he report takes an in-depth look at the world of work in what the WEF calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Harnessing the Collective Intelligence of Humans and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and StrategyFor over a decade, MIT professor Thomas Malone has been conducting pioneering research on the collective intelligence of groups. Malone is the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence , and has authored and co-authored a number of seminal articles on the subject.

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“Fail Fast, Fail Often” Often Fails, Fast

Dan Pontefract

I want to see our culture shift. Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings? You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: The head of human resources said to me, “We need to become more agile. We’re not lean enough. Dan's Related Posts: Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too. Steve Denning Nails It on Forbes: Paradigm Shift in Leadership and Management.

The Identity Challenge: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If anything, the challenge is even more serious in 2018, given that the volume and variety of online transaction services are greater than ever before. Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Did GM Have To Fire 14,000 People?

Dan Pontefract

Lessons In Culture From United Airlines. capitalism corporation Culture General Motors GM layoffsYou're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: General Motors made a large and stunning announcement recently, confirming roughly 15% of its global workforce will be terminated or bought out. More than 14,000. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. The CEO That Was Out Of Touch.

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing

Doc Searls

adtech advertising Berkman Business Cluetrain Culture Customertech Distributed Ledgers Ideas infrastructure Internet Journalism Law Links marketing News Personal Photography privacy problems publishing Technology VRMLet’s start with Facebook’s Surveillance Machine , by Zeynep Tufekci in last Monday’s New York Times.

saving democracy

Harold Jarche

Our tribal leaders (religious, geographical, cultural), our institutions (political, religious, economic), and our markets (corporations, exchanges, trade deals) do not have the answers on how to live in a networked society. Note: This post is a compilation of several written here over the course of 2018. Why do younger people generally think it is less essential to live in a democracy? Perhaps it’s because the times are changing.

Human Beings Need a Story

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Oral narratives were used by many ancient cultures as a way of passing along their traditions, beliefs and learning from generation to generation. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Education and Talent Media and Communications Society and CultureIt wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t have much use for probabilities in our daily life, - outside of weather reports, election predictions, baseball and financial markets.

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A Biological Approach to Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Doing so effectively requires the kind of leadership that will attract and retain the best possible talent and create a culture of innovation that encourages them to come up with creative solutions to the challenges the firm faces. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and StrategyDarwinian principles seem to apply in business almost as much as in biology.

Twelvetide 18:01 introducing axiology

Dave Snowden

In a sense this is a good follow through from the earlier series of posts on culture. Without trespassing into debates about moral relativism, different cultural heritages have a significant impact on what is considered right, wrong or harmonious. US business culture tends to be more legalistic in nature than European; often the assumption is that if something is not explicitly prohibited it is allowed.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain and Identity Blogging Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and StrategyThe January 21 issue of the NY Times Magazine included a very good article, Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble , by science writer Steven Johnson. His article aims to explain what blockchain, cryptocurrencies and related technologies are all about as well as their potential impact on the economy and society.

Blockchain’s Potential for Environmental Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The 2018 California wildfires are a case in point. Climate change : “Today’s greenhouse gas levels may be the highest in 3 million years, rising to 412 parts per million in May 2018,” leading to extreme storms, rising sea levels, coastal inundation, droughts and heatwaves. Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture