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ID Support Thyself

Clark Quinn

Want to dig a bit deeper into improving design processes. Here, I look at tools, asking IDs to ‘support thyself’ As usual, the transcript: One of the things I do is help organizations improve their design processes.

More Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

[ source ] "We should pause and ask the question," says David Wiley, "is more open always better?" The answer, of course, is "it depends". I don't keep my house open for just anyone to drop by. I keep my bank account PIN a secret.

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On organisational change

Dave Snowden

This is not the second part of the re-wilding post, but a building block towards it. It addresses the issue of organisational change using, in the main, a mapping and navigation metaphor. Earlier today Paul and I were exchanging ideas for a walk in the Black Mountains using.gpx files.

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Is Work-from-Anywhere Here to Stay?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Remote work has been around for a few decades, but took off in the mid-late 1990s with the explosive growth of the Internet. There were predictions that the Internet would lead to the decline of cities , because technology was making location less relevant to our work and personal lives.

Make it Meaningful: Elements

Clark Quinn

This is the third of four posts about making learning meaningful. Here, I talk about the implications for some key learning elements. And, as always, the text. This is the third post about how to ‘make it meaningful ’.

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Management Musings: Episode 1 – Work From Home Mental Health Issues

Dan Pontefract

I’ve decided to put together a new series called “Management Musings.” ” It’s a series of short video clips of me chiming in on workplace issues… The post Management Musings: Episode 1 – Work From Home Mental Health Issues appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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A toast to the fools standing high on broadcasting’s hill

Doc Searls

In Winter, the cap of dark on half the Earth is cocked to the north. So, as the planet spins, places farther north get more night in the winter. In McGrath, Alaska, at close to sixty-three degrees north, most of the day is dark. This would be discouraging to most people, but to Paul B.

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Ten IT Predictions for the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Reflowable text thinking

Clark Quinn

Ok, I know I just talked about this, but something happened to sharpen my understanding.

subject matter networks

Harold Jarche

We live in a networked world. Is it even possible for one person to have sufficient expertise to understand a complex situation such as this pandemic? So do we rely on one subject matter expert or rather a subject matter network ?

Two months of blogging

Dave Snowden

A little over two months ago I wrote a post summarising the previous year’s blog posts. This proved useful to several readers but also to me and so I resolved to timetable a similar task every couple of months.

AI Is Mostly About Business Value, Not Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Babson College professor Tom Davenport convened a virtual meeting of chief data and analytic officers (CDAO) from a variety of industries to discuss how to best achieve a return on investments (ROI) in AI. “We

If not the myths person, then…?

Clark Quinn

There’s a potential belief that I’m the ‘ myths ‘ guy, and I’ve both principled and practical reasons to try to counter that. Here’s my thinking. And, as always, the text. I’ve a dilemma.

Creative Ways To Have Fun With Your Team From Home

Dan Pontefract

The calendar says 2021, but it still feels a lot like 2020. The pandemic continues to rage. New variants are popping up everywhere. I can’t even… The post Creative Ways To Have Fun With Your Team From Home appeared first on Pontefract Group.

trust emerges over time

Harold Jarche

Imagine a research-intensive organization where scientists should be sharing what they learn, and the official company policy is to share information and expertise among public and private partners. However, the company is ‘downsizing’ and layoffs are based on performance reviews.

Start a journey with a sense of direction …

Dave Snowden

The single most fundamental error of the last three decades is to try and design an idealised future state rather than working the evolutionary potential of the here and now, the adjacent possibles – it is impossible to gain consensus in the former, easier in the latter. When I set up the idea of an occasional blog post using a quote as a base I didn’t intend to use my own.

How Can Blockchain Become a Truly Transformative Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first became interested in blockchain technologies when in 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) named The Blockchain in its annual list of Top Ten Emerging Technologies citing its potential to fundamentally change the way markets and governments work.

Make it Meaningful: Process

Clark Quinn

In this fourth, and final, post about making it meaningful , I talk about process. You need to systematically acquire the necessary additional information to make learning experiences work. And, of course, to then use them. All explored more in the workshop. And, as always, the text.

Who Really Is In Charge Of The New Look Office?

Dan Pontefract

If you’re trying to get ahead of the pandemic—planning for a post-pandemic world—you should be having conversations now about what your office space is going… The post Who Really Is In Charge Of The New Look Office? appeared first on Pontefract Group. Real Estate office space

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a decade of digital transformation

Harold Jarche

With a focus on improving collaboration, sensemaking, and knowledge sharing in teams, communities and networks, I have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of clients.

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Moving on, with respect

Dave Snowden

One of the features of being a generalist is that you are always curious about new things and understanding, outside of your original fields of study or practice and often tangential to it.

New Directions for Government in the Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past few decades, economies and societies around the world have been going through historical transformations as they transition from the industrial age of the past two centuries to a 21st century digital age.

What’s The Deal With ‘Pick Your Brain’ Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

I won't take a 'pick your brain' meeting anymore unless these key points are first addressed. The post What’s The Deal With ‘Pick Your Brain’ Meetings? appeared first on Pontefract Group. collaboration communication leadership pick your brain meetings

Working Smarter Field Guide

Harold Jarche

Note: The Working Smarter with PKM Field Guide is available as a PDF. Here it is as a web page. CC-BY-NC-SA. Working Smarter with Personal Knowledge Mastery. The Changing Nature of Human Work. For the past several centuries we have used human labour to do what machines cannot.

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Thinking about Networks – 2

Dave Snowden

It is funny, when we think about networks, we think about groups, communities, systems, and other complex collections of interacting entities. Yet, the most popular social network metrics are “individual centralities”! Who is the most connected? Who is the best connected? Who is the hub? Who is the influencer? Who spans the most structural holes in the network? We are looking at complex interconnected systems yet we are focusing on individuals. Does this make sense?

A Message About Learning from the Shop Floor

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Dear Boss, Thank you for your email about e-learning , titled 'A message about learning from the C-suite' which was reprinted in Chief Learning Officer. You asked some questions and made some comments, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to reply.

When Do You Team?

Clark Quinn

Ideally, we’d have teams doing all our design and development. There are benefits to working together, not just for the innovation and creativity, but also for process. We can watch out for other’s mistakes and limitations just as they can look for ours.

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What are you doing right now to redesign your place of work before employees return to the building?

Dan Pontefract

The pandemic has certainly taught us one thing about organizations: we don’t need as much physical space for work to happen. We’re currently witnessing the… The post What are you doing right now to redesign your place of work before employees return to the building?

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Webinar: Driving Content Management ROI Across the Extended Enterprise

Xyleme

Managing content at the component level (as opposed to the document level) makes content smarter and more powerful by?reducing reducing time to market, supporting collaboration across the extended enterprise, and ultimately improving the customer experience.

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The loci of competence

Dave Snowden

An alternative title for today’s post could have been sometimes necessary, rarely sufficient with the same subject namely the legitimate discussion of competence and its role in decision making as well as questions arising from the more nefarious areas of competence standards and certifications.

walking the leadership talk

Harold Jarche

I was a speaker at Amazon’s Global Learning Day in 2016 and one thing that struck me was how often one of the 14 principles of leadership would crop up in regular conversations I had during my three days in Seattle.

Make it Meaningful: Hook

Clark Quinn

I believe that in addition to learning science, the other key element of Learning Experience Design is engagement. More than the trivial tarting-up, however, trying to make it meaningful. I’ve put together four posts covering some of the key elements, and this is the first.

The Great Office Real Estate Contraction Is Upon Us

Dan Pontefract

The data does not lie. The great office real estate contraction is upon us. Wherever you look on the planet, companies are shedding their real… The post The Great Office Real Estate Contraction Is Upon Us appeared first on Pontefract Group. Real Estate real estate

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Why You Need a Cohesive Content Strategy

Xyleme

Put simply, a content strategy is a business plan for your content. According to Val Swisher, Content Strategy Guru and CEO of Content Rules, Inc. , “ Content strategy helps you identify what content you need, what content you don’t need, and where to put your resources for the most ROI.” .

Wherein lies coherence?

Dave Snowden

Things are building nicely for our Exploratory next week looking at the connections between sense-making, complexity, and network theory. It starts next week and runs through to the 10th March which will a lot of time for discussion and thinking.

horses for courses

Harold Jarche

The phrase comes, of course, from horse racing. Some horses are good at boggy ground, some prefer the going to be firm underfoot. Put the right horse on the right track, and they will prevail.

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Make it Meaningful: Tips ‘n’ Tricks

Clark Quinn

This is the second of four posts where I’m talking about the next step beyond trivial engagement. Here I talk about some tips ‘n’ tricks that help us take our learning designs deeper in meaning. And, as always, the text. This is the second post about how to ‘make it meaningful ’. I talked about some tricks to maintain engagement in the previous one, and here I want to talk about what this means for the elements of learning.

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