Harold Jarche

gaining insight at work

Harold Jarche

With increasing complexity in most aspects of a network society, the way that we support organizational learning must change. With low levels of complexity, knowledge can be codified into documentation and distributed throughout the organization.

saving democracy

Harold Jarche

Why do younger people generally think it is less essential to live in a democracy? Perhaps it’s because the times are changing. The first democracies (USA, France, and gradually the UK) emerged about 300 years after the invention of the printing press.

work in 2018

Harold Jarche

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 skills of the future may look like.

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citizen sensemaking

Harold Jarche

Finland has taken a private-sector initiative to introduce people to Artificial Intelligence and turned it into a state-supported program to train 1% of the population.

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embrace the snowflakes

Harold Jarche

Why in the age of the internet does the British army need the ‘snowflake generation’ more than ever? Their compassion in dealing with local populations, and their technological prowess, are essential qualities in any modern military operation.

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the democratization of media

Harold Jarche

“You’re just hearing about it [microaggression] more, because the people who have been suffering it for a long time have decided that they aren’t going to suffer it anymore. The disempowered recognize that it’s time for them to be heard.

What is happening to our intellectual world?

Harold Jarche

Literacy — the written word — empowers our “harsh desire to last” It enables our words to extend beyond our lifetimes. Western literacy is basically a tool to escape death. But the new electric media will likely inform and change literacy.

nine shifts — one is critical

Harold Jarche

Nine Hours. In 2004 Bill Draves and Julie Coates wrote Nineshif t: Work, life and education in the 21st Centur y. That was the same year I started blogging here. Nineshift is based on the premise that there will be a major shift in how we spend 9 hours of each day. “There are 24 hours in a day.

best finds of 2018

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Here are the best finds of 2018. Wise Words.

finding community

Harold Jarche

Many work teams today are distributed geographically, culturally, or in different time zones. But trust is required before real knowledge-sharing can happen. This is especially the case of sharing complex knowledge which requires strong social ties for trusted professional relationships.

curiosity and resolve

Harold Jarche

Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, was the first recipient of the Stephen Hawking Fellowship at Cambridge Union. His lecture to a crowd of about 400 was covered by The Independent — Apple designer Jony Ive explains how ‘teetering towards the absurd’ helped him make the iPhone.

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“the number one critical skill set”

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“Imagine you’re trying to fix a problem, dealing with a crisis, or even just replying to someone, responding to a query, thinking about a possible solution. Most people deal with the issue at hand. That’s great already!

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curiosity, creativity, complexity, & chaos

Harold Jarche

In complexity, cooperation trumps collaboration. Collaboration happens around some kind of plan or structure, while cooperation presumes the freedom of individuals to join and participate. Cooperation is also a driver of creativity as it enables more and varied connections with people and with ideas.

in the beginning was the word

Harold Jarche

A fairly lengthy article in The New Humanist — Are we city dwellers or hunter-gatherers? questions the accepted wisdom that it was agriculture that domesticated hunter-gatherer societies and as a result imposed hierarchies and created societal inequalities.

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first we kill the jobs

Harold Jarche

Donald Clark shows how WildFire , a machine-augmented instructional content development system, saved significant time and money to develop a global training program. “We used an AI tool to deliver a project to a large multinational (TUI) with £16 billion in revenue.

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a conversation on leadership in the network era

Harold Jarche

I write about leadership frequently, especially how leadership in a network requires different skills and abilities than positional leadership provided by the inherent power structure of an organization or institution. In networks, influence comes through reputation.

our echo-chambers can kill us

Harold Jarche

Cultural Echo-chambers. Innovation is about making connections — connecting people and connecting ideas. The broader and deeper the connections, the more potential for serendipity. This is why systemic factors like gender or racial bias put organizations and societies at a disadvantage.

democracy and equality

Harold Jarche

Will technology empower or frustrate learning and will established powers control individuals or will something new emerge? These were the questions asked during the The Edinburgh Scenarios in 2004. The resulting scenarios were as follows.

first finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” ” —Kurt Vonnegut, via @ShaunCoffey.

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network literacies

Harold Jarche

Distributed governance was part of the conversation at RESET18 in Helsinki last month, where I discussed networks, communities of practice, knowledge-sharing, and sense-making, in the context of the Finnish civil service.

a personal learning model

Harold Jarche

The Seek > Sense > Share framework of personal knowledge mastery was the result of many iterations over almost 15 years. It is simple to understand but under it are many layers.

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actionable insights

Harold Jarche

I concluded a few years back that rates based on time at work only help to put you into a pigeon hole so that HR and Purchasing can easily classify you. Knowledge professionals are not pigeons. I have noticed a tendency over the past decade to push wages and fees down.

symptoms, causes, & idiots

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. white_owly — “Symptoms love dressing up as causes. And causes love hiding behind them.” ” “Between stimulus and response there is a space.

understanding the shift

Harold Jarche

“If you want a natively digital nation, or a state, or a city, or whatever, my message today is you actually need to be bold enough to create some new institutions; institutions that are of the internet, not on the internet.” ” — Making Government as a Platform Real.

perpetual beta 2018

Harold Jarche

The great thing about a blog is that it gives a view of my thinking and how it has progressed or changed over time.

wicked problems

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. StuartMcMillan : “The only thing you need to feel extremely smart is a lack of curiosity. The perpetually curious will always think they’re dumb.

the origins of creativity

Harold Jarche

It is possible that early humans diverged from other primates when they began eating meat. This meat was likely burnt from frequent lightning strikes on the African savannah. They did not even have to know how start a fire, only how to keep one going.

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complexity & chaos — the new normal

Harold Jarche

A major challenge I have had in my organizational change work is getting people to understand that complicated environments are different from complex ones, and the latter are almost always the situation when people are involved.

contradictions and creative desperation

Harold Jarche

In my last post on continuous learning for collaboration , I mentioned that one of the primary reasons to promote learning at work is because it is directly linked to innovation. Gary Klein examined 120 case studies and in, Seeing What Others Don’t , identified five ways that we gain insight.

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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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staying afloat

Harold Jarche

How do we make sense in a world of fake news , social media , and fascist thinking , in what is often described as a post-truth society? We have to make sense collectively. No single person can do it alone.

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#ForTheWeb

Harold Jarche

For the Web is part of the Worldwide Web Foundation — “established in 2009 by web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to advance the open web as a public good and a basic right … fighting for digital equality — a world where everyone can access the web and use it to improve their lives.”

21 lessons

Harold Jarche

“Without realizing the value of solitude, we are overlooking the fact that, once the fear of boredom is faced, it can actually provide its own stimulation.

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).

understanding leadership

Harold Jarche

My introduction to leadership came fairly early, as I was in Army Cadets and took my first leadership course at age fourteen. Every Summer through high school I would go to Cadet camp, with other boys who looked, acted, and sounded like me.

adapting to constant change

Harold Jarche

Perpetual Beta. The future of [human] work is perpetual beta : adapting to constant change while still getting things done. “Basically: technological innovation and artificial intelligence are going to accelerate at a pace we’ve yet to really comprehend.

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serendipitous finds

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. haymarketbooks — “No human being is illegal.” ” Prof. Jason Stanley — Three Essential Facets of Fascism.

toward distributed governance

Harold Jarche

Last year I wrote a post — cities & the future of work — as an introduction to my session with the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland.

helping make the network smarter

Harold Jarche

In what is likely the best example of my mantra that ‘work is learning and learning is the work’, Nokia’s CEO Risto Siilasmaa describes how he learned about machine learning because everyone was talking about it but he still did not understand it enough to describe it.

cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

Note: This post is based on several earlier ones.

working smarter case study

Harold Jarche

In 2010/2011 Jay Cross and I worked worked with a corporate university of a large US company with the objective to cultivate a fully engaged, high performing workforce through rapid, collaborative, informal, self-directed learning.

socially mediated

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

how professionals learn for work

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart has been asking her readers what are the most useful/valuable ways that they learn for or at work.