Cynefin St David’s Day 2019 (4 of 5)

Dave Snowden

The most stable pattern (blue) is the move between complex and complicated, and if needed back again. You’ve allowed the culture to develop immunity to the constraints so that they appear to work but in practice they only do so because the informal networks and practices have developed work arounds. The post Cynefin St David’s Day 2019 (4 of 5) appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Or it is that, as if actors in a kind of Greek tragedy , they see the changes coming and understand what needs to be done, but are somehow unable to make the needed strategic and cultural transformations? To thrive in the years ahead, all organizations, both public and private, will need to make a concerted and ongoing investment in the knowledge, capabilities, processes and cultures that foster a distinctive and all too rare organizational quality - agility.

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The Puzzling Personal Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The results were published in a March, 2019 HBR article, What Makes Some People More Productive Than Others. Overall, three key patterns stood out. Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and StrategyThe past 10-15 years have seen a number of technology advances, from smartphones to machine learning.

The Future of Work in the US: A Tale of Multiple Americas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Overall, the study found that while in aggregate the country is doing well, there are actually multiple Americas, each with widely different economic patterns and on sharply different trajectories, some of which are doing quite well and face an exciting future, while others are not in good shape and risk falling further behind. Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI marketplace adoption will likely follow a typical S curve pattern , - that is, a relatively slow start in the early years, followed by a steep acceleration as the technology matures and firms learn how to best leverage AI for business value. Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and StrategyAI is seemingly everywhere.

How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In recent years we’ve seen a different pattern emerge: the pattern of more from less.”. What led to the emergence of a more-from-less pattern? Similar patterns are seen in other rich countries.”. Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Thinking about design ‘thinking’

Dave Snowden

By distributed I mean using multiple, cognitively, behaviourally and culturally diverse groups working independently of each other (wisdom of crowds) to reduce bias and pattern entrainment as well as to increase the possibility of outlier identification and novelty. . I’ve been thinking about the whole approach we are adopting to design thinking as the Whistler retreat approaches.

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connected thinking

Harold Jarche

” —Toni Morrison (2019) T he Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations. They see patterns before others do, as Kenneth Mikkelsen notes in his own experience that neo-generalists, “ live on the edge of the future and detect signals early on by accessing a wide variety of people, ideas, and information.” They go against hundreds of years of industrial cultural programming.

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from enlightenment to entanglement

Harold Jarche

All forager-hunter societies were oral cultures, steeped in mythological consciousness. We may discern some patterns from the past but our current challenges — as we shift to an electric-digital-networked age — are unique. As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, it is time to question our institutions of governance and commerce that mostly originated during the 18th century Enlightenment. Linearity and Cartesian logic are not suitable for a connected and complex world.

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from tweets to the blog

Harold Jarche

During the inter-war period, many European democracies fell into a similar pattern of events. Among his broader instructions for cultivating a habit of honest inquiry: Travel to distant countries and unfamiliar cultures, develop your skills of observation through art classes or mindfulness, go to the theater, try your hand at journaling, use these opportunities to expand your powers of observation and exercise your innate ability to think creatively.

Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

predictive models (which suggest potential completion rates, for example) social network analyses (which examine possible relationships between networks of individuals and groups) relationship mining (which analyses links between sets of data patterns such as student success rates), dashboards(data visualisation which provides a mean of delivering feedback to educators and learners). Or should ethics begin with he presumption that there is no default culture.

The impacts of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on Learning and Development

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There are three main types of machine learning: supervised learning, where you provide lables or tags with the data, and the computer learns to identify unlabled data unsupervised learning, where we don't have lables in the data we provide, where the machine tries to find patterns, clusters or similarities in the data, which it then uses to classify everything else reinforcement learning - eg. Communication is essential to promote the culture change that is necessary.

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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.

The Surprising Secret to Improving Employee Engagement

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In my own work on activating a culture of wellbeing, employee engagement is a key component to success. And while those engagement surveys mean well, they end up being distracting us with data on people’s likes and dislikes, rather than identifying the underlying patterns that are generating the dissatisfaction in the first place—patterns that lie deep inside your workplace culture. The good news is, those culture patterns are fixable.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

AI can do this faster than humans to identify patterns. Source: Venturebeat ) I shared a few more thoughts on the impact of bots on nonprofit workplace culture here. Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.

learning in complexity and chaos

Harold Jarche

Humans have the ability to deal with some very complex things, yet too often our cultural and organizational barriers block us from using these innate abilities. To ensure diversity of thinking, all professionals have to be engaged in learning outside their organizations and cultural comfort zones in order bring in diverse ideas and knowledge which will fuel creativity.

Your Art, My Art

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

arts and culture website. For the eleventh selection we have two works by Barbara Kruger’s “Untitled (When I hear the word culture, I take out my check book)” (1985); “Untitled (I Shop Therefore I Am)” (1987). These mark a return to magazine culture for the panelists: "agitprop images of terse, satirical slogans in white or black Futura Bold Oblique type on close-cropped images primarily from old magazines." There's a lot going on in Rabbit that helps make it a cultural icon.

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change takes time and effort

Harold Jarche

They see patterns before others do. They go against hundreds of years of cultural programming. The idea that generalists and soft skills are needed in the modern workplace seems to be hitting the mainstream of HR, L&D, etc. I have written about these for the past decade or more, and I think it’s necessary to clarify some of the discussion. Wicked problems need neo-generalists. Neo-generalists defy common understanding. They cross boundaries, and some break them.

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The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

billion in 2019; YouTube grew from 20 million users in 2006 to around 2 billion in 2019; and WhatsApp from 300 million users in 2013 to also around 2 billion.

Are We Becoming a Decadent, Stagnating Society?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Decadence is generally associated with moral and/or cultural decline as well as with self-indulgent behavior. In recent years we’ve seen a different pattern emerge: the pattern of more from less.”.

Reflections on the Later Stages of Our Careers

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, the essay explains why in July of 2019 at the age of 55, he concluded that it was time to resign his decades-long position as president of the prestigious American Enterprise Institute (AEI) to join the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School.

What History Tells Us About the Accelerating AI Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report includes an excellent chapter on What History Tells Us About the Coming AI Revolution by Oxford professor Carl Benedikt Frey based on his 2019 book The Technology Trap. But, in fact, serious concerns about the impact of technology are part of a historical pattern. “Many of the trends we see today, such as the disappearance of middle-income jobs, stagnant wages and growing inequality were also features of the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain around 1750.

Why Some AI Efforts Succeed While Many Fail

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Winning with AI , - a 2019 report based on a survey jointly conducted by the MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group , - found that 90% of respondents agree that AI represents a business opportunity for their company. To help answer these questions, the study looked for patterns in the survey data and in the executive interviews to uncover what the companies that are succeeding with AI are doing.

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Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But community itself is a value, especially when it becomes possible to develop learning communities that span regions and cultures. Unfortunately, ‘the vast array of literature involving learning technology evaluation makes it challenging to acquire an accurate sense of the different aspects of learning that are evaluated, and the possible approaches that can be used to evaluate them’ (Lai & Bower, 2019). 2019) which caught my eye.

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Individuals and firms must develop a ‘culture of integrity’ that permeates all levels of operations.” 2019) Ethical Codes As Standards of Conduct While ethics commonly applies to people in general, there is a specific class of ethics that applies to people by virtue of their membership in a professional group. Modern analytics is based mostly in machine learning and neural networks, and these in turn provide algorithms for pattern recognition, regression, and clustering.