Harold Jarche

sense-making beyond the outrage

Harold Jarche

A number of people I know have recently left Facebook and/or Twitter. I can understand why, as I left Facebook about eight years ago. I was an early adopter and thought it was going to help make a better civil society — I was naive it seems.

humans working socially

Harold Jarche

A lot of traditional human work is getting automated , by machines or software. routine cognitive work is declining. manufacturing production in the USA is increasing but jobs are not. even the banking sector may see a 30% job reduction. for example, Nordea Bank just cut its workforce in half.

structures and data

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

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socially mediated

Harold Jarche

Social media extend emotion, obsolesce the linearity and logic of print, retrieve orality, and when pushed to their extreme result in constant outrage.

ask the difficult questions

Harold Jarche

“Weak human + machine + better process was superior to a strong computer alone and, more remarkably, superior to a strong human + machine + inferior process.” Garry Kasparov. The future of work will be humans augmented by machines, and those with the best processes will succeed.

a compass for the future of work

Harold Jarche

There is little doubt that automation, by machines and software, is replacing human work and putting many current jobs at risk. How this will happen is uncertain, as an MIT Technology Review analysis of various projections shows a wide discrepancy. For example Forrester expects the US to lose 13.8M

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business schools are a technology of the last century

Harold Jarche

Our dominant models of how we organize and work as a society are fundamentally changing as we transition from an Information-Market economy to a Creative-Network economy. Charles Green succinctly explained the order in which this transition happens: “Ideas lead technology.

‘we’re living in a very liquid world’

Harold Jarche

When I think back. On all the crap I learned in high school. It’s a wonder. I can think at all. And though my lack of education. Hasn’t hurt me none. I can read the writing on the wall. Paul Simon, Kodachrome (1973). Nothing that you learned in school has prepared you for today. Nothing.

learning for the next industrial revolution

Harold Jarche

Jesse Martin has posted a good article on Learning in the Fourth Industrial Revolution , the era many say we are entering. It appears to be an era driven by “cyber-physical systems” So what will the new learning systems look like in this era?

curious and fractal

Harold Jarche

Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it. Some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling. Some people can describe many aspects of their local vicinity while others don’t know anything about why certain features exist.

what they don’t teach at university, but should

Harold Jarche

Even after four years of study, many students leave their institutions of higher learning only to find themselves inadequately prepared for what is next. University graduates often go on to get a certificate in an applied area in hopes of getting a job.

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learning to create the future of work

Harold Jarche

I recently wrote that when we look at the future of work, the loss of current jobs, and the effects of automation we should use a compass to guide us, not a list of what the jobs of the future may look like. These kinds of maps get dated too quickly.

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the new networked norm

Harold Jarche

Our societies have grown from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets. These aligned with revolutions in communications: from oral, to written, to print. The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established.

virtuous learning

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. ProfFeynman : “FEYNMAN learning strategy in THREE points: 1. Continually ask “Why?” ” 2.

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Nordic leadership in times of extreme change

Harold Jarche

Return of the Vikings. I have had the privilege of working with several Nordic organizations over the past few years — Carlsberg , HR Norge , Implement Consulting , Snow Software , Prime Minister’s Office of Finland.

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to know is to do

Harold Jarche

Do we really understand tacit knowledge? asks Haridimos Tsoukas in a 2002 paper. He bases his position on the work of Michael Polanyi in that all knowledge is personal and all knowing is through action.

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our future is networked and feminine

Harold Jarche

TIMN is an explanatory model of how human societies have organized: first in Tribes, later with Institutions added (T+I), and in our current society where Markets dominate (T+I+M).

we become what we behold

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “If If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.” George Orwell.

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if you are the smartest person in the room …

Harold Jarche

There is a saying that if you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room. But there is likely a smart person who is knowledgeable about something in every room. Should they all leave? Looking for people who are smarter than you is a good way to learn.

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a foundation for the future of work

Harold Jarche

So what is the future of work and how can we best learn how to adapt to a post-industrial, network economy? There is no shortage of future skills prescribed by various think-tanks and organizations. The World Economic Forum (2016) identified 10 work skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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PKM made simple

Harold Jarche

Here is a simple, but by no means only, method of putting personal knowledge master y into practice. It is based on the seek > sense > share model. Use a feed aggregator to collect all your online news and information resources in one place. I would suggest Feedly or Inoreader.

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the perpetual beta coffee club

Harold Jarche

We are in a platform economy where those who own the platforms — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google — reap massive financial rewards. I have likened it to crowd-milking , as opposed to the overused crowd-sourcing which is often nothing more than free labour.

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expectations

Harold Jarche

I have worked as an external ‘consultant’ for the past 20 years. Prior to that, I was an internal consultant, with my last five years of military service as a training advisor in the aviation field. Consultant is a very general term and can mean many things in different fields.

change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil. It’s interesting to watch the latest shenanigans in Washington DC with Silicon Valley’s latest ‘crisis’ over privacy and the manipulation of the democratic process.

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internet time alliance award 2018

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Award , in memory of Jay Cross , is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

summer sci-fi

Harold Jarche

“Science fiction isn’t useful because it’s predictive. It’s useful because it reframes our perspective on the world. Like international travel or meditation, it creates space for us to question our assumptions.” ” — Eliot Peper.

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dark sides of social media

Harold Jarche

Ian McCarthy’s paper and slide presentation on the honeycomb of social media was part of my inspiration for creating the seven facets of enterprise sensemaking. This video explains my problem-solving process in detail.

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we don’t need no stinking hierarchies

Harold Jarche

When we think of management we usually think of control over others. Management decides. Taylor in the early 20th century saw management as the necessary controlling layer in order to systematize work and make it efficient and so developed his Principles of Scientific Management.

soft skills are human skills

Harold Jarche

Creative people are at all levels of an organization, including the janitor , and are not ‘human resources’ but individuals who have the capability of gaining wisdom. What are often referred to as ‘soft skills’ are becoming more important than traditional hard skills.

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a vision for learning

Harold Jarche

Harvard Business Review described The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, as one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years. The five disciplines necessary for a learning organisation are: Personal Mastery. Mental Models. Shared Vision. Team Learning.

soft skills are permanent skills

Harold Jarche

Are soft skills the new hard skills? I asked this question six years ago. I would suggest that hard skills are really temporary skills. They come and go according to the economy and the state of technology. Today, we need very few people who know how to shoe a horse. Soft skills are permanent ones.

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leadership is not taking it all

Harold Jarche

I have quoted Charles Green before, as he shows how our systems ‘get set in concrete’ Once they are set, they don’t change. After a while, nobody remember anybody who remembers the old ways. So it’s just the way things are. Ideas lead technology.

talent, not labour

Harold Jarche

The latest edition of the European Public Mosaic: Open Journal on Public Service is focused on talent management. My article in the journal is entitled ‘Talent, not Labour, is the Future of Work’ Here is the abstract.

network management protocols

Harold Jarche

My principle of network management is an update of the principle of scientific management put forth by F.W. Taylor in 1911.

self-determination ensures democracy

Harold Jarche

Self-determination theory (SDT) is based on three innate human requirements: Competence, Relatedness, and Autonomy. Deci and Ryan [the researchers] claim that there are three essential elements of the theory: 1.

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the world needs knowledge catalysts

Harold Jarche

“We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That’s a clear prescription for disaster.” — Carl Sagan. When people are presented with a problem the first urge is to resolve it.

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perpetual beta 2017

Harold Jarche

Blogging is one way I make sense of the world. This past year I wrote about 120 posts on various topics. What follows is a summary of some of my thoughts during 2017.

fifty percent

Harold Jarche

The dominance of men over women in society has been going on for a long time. I have suggested that our primary communications media have influenced this gender-based power shift, proposing that electric communications in networks are redistributing some power back to women.

teaching in higher ed podcast

Harold Jarche

I was recently interviewed by Bonni Stachowiak, host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. The subject was my personal knowledge mastery framework which Bonni uses in her university teaching. You can listen to or download the podcast.

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out on the edge

Harold Jarche

Last month in Berlin I gave a keynote at the Landing Festival entitled, It’s your Network, Stupid. I explained that to find new ideas and information, loose social networks are best.