Harold Jarche

moving beyond training

Harold Jarche

Working smarter means that everyone in an organization learns from experience and shares with their colleagues as part of their work. Training is not enough — see the missing half of training.

overcome by events

Harold Jarche

I wrote the following in 2009 —. Workplace learning in 2019. Much of the workforce will be distributed in time & space as well as in engagement (part-time, full-time, contract mix). More learning will be do-it-yourself and gathered from online digital resources available for free and fee.

PKM 226
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

let’s stop the war of words

Harold Jarche

A November 2019 article in the British Medical Journal showed how difficult it is to change peoples’ minds, especially with regards to vaccinations. Facts don’t change peoples’ minds. Lesson 2: don’t bring a fact to a narrative fight.

Study 238

get out to the edges

Harold Jarche

In March [ making sense of our digital world ] I wrote that my own understanding of the COVID-19 disease started with centres of networked expertise — WHO , CDC , Public Health Agency of Canada.

a breath of fresh air

Harold Jarche

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

Data 163

best finds of 2020

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the best of my fortnightly Friday’s Finds of 2020. Happy New Year 2021! Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” — Maya Angelou. The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.” Ernest Hemingway. “To

retrieving the cooperative imperative

Harold Jarche

The biggest challenges facing us today are climate change and environmental degradation. The current pandemic is a symptom of these situations.

nursing care performance analysis case study

Harold Jarche

This was a presentation I gave to the Canadian Society for Training and Development in 2005. e-Learning and Communities of Practice in Healthcare.

the selfish and the selfless

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 you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders.” ” — George Carlin.

trusted spaces

Harold Jarche

In my PKM workshops we discuss the differences between communities and networks. This includes the dark sides of communities as well as the constant doubt and outrage on social media.

working smarter with pkm — transcripts

Harold Jarche

I have a series of three 3-minute videos presenting the personal knowledge mastery framework. They are supported by the Working Smarter with PKM field guide. The videos and the transcripts, for those who prefer to read rather than watch, are here. Working Smarter with PKM (3 minute videos). Part 1.

PKM 254

when training is the wrong solution

Harold Jarche

Training is too often the proverbial hammer in search of nails. It’s an easy check mark to show that action has been taken, assuming that improving individual skills is the core issue that needs to be addressed. But training does not improve diversity.

our crisis in network leadership

Harold Jarche

This pandemic has become a crisis in network leadership. Last June, I wrote — our wake-up call. On 6 June 1944 the First Canadian Army landed at Normandy. It had never been tested in battle as a formation.

cynefin

Harold Jarche

This is a retrospective on how my work has been influenced by the Cynefin framework , which I first came across in late 2007, many years after it had been originally published in 1999 — the same year as The Cluetrain Manifesto.

What is the Zollman effect?

Harold Jarche

In a series of three posts, Jonathan Weisberg explains the Zollman effect. Here are some highlights. What is the Zollman effect? “More information generally means a better chance at discovering the truth, at least from an individual perspective.

Data 209

innovating with pkm

Harold Jarche

Last month I published the latest e-book in the perpetual beta series (163 pages) which is focused on actionable insights for working and learning in a networked world.

PKM 238

an assumption of knowledge

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Word of the day is ‘sequaciousness’ (17th century): the blinkered, unreasoning, and slavish following of another, no matter where it leads.”

perpetual beta 2020

Harold Jarche

For 16 years my primary sensemaking medium has been this blog. This is where half-baked thoughts get tested, changed, and recombined. They reflect my interactions on social media, experiences through professional engagements, and conversations with colleagues around the world.

PKM 238

schooling unbound

Harold Jarche

“I know not what answer to give you, but this, that Power always Sincerely, conscientiously, de très bon Foi, believes itself Right.

get out of the office

Harold Jarche

In one of my first projects as a freelancer 17 years ago, I was brought into an existing client relationship with a hospital network. Our team had been contracted to develop an e-learning program for nursing staff.

moscow rules

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “In the past every village had an idiot, and we could all deal with that. Now the internet is allowing idiots to connect and it is normalising idiocy.”

blocking the trackers

Harold Jarche

It’s hard to stay clean in a dirty world. I have been trying to keep my site clean and not help the surveillance capitalists (e.g. Google, Facebook, etc.) to extract data about visitors to this site. I started by getting rid of Google Analytics.

top tools 2020

Harold Jarche

Every year, Jane Hart asks, “What are the most popular, useful, valuable, digital tools for learning?” ” and this year has added, “How has lockdown affected the tools used for learning and development in 2020?”

Tools 227

revisiting cooperation

Harold Jarche

“collaboration means ‘working together’ That’s why you see it in market economies. markets are based on quantity and mass. cooperation means ‘sharing’ That’s why you see it in networks.

sensemaking in uncertainty

Harold Jarche

When the pandemic broke out, the situation was generally chaotic and the best response was to act firmly, such as establish a lock-down as soon as possible. “In the chaotic domain, a leader’s immediate job is not to discover patterns but to stanch the bleeding.

cynefin and pkm

Harold Jarche

I am following up from thoughts on the cynefin framework and how it has informed my own work since 2009.

PKM 198

the future of schooling post-coronavirus

Harold Jarche

I have been asked to present some issues on the future of schooling post-covid for a group of educators in Australia in early September. Any feedback to this post would be appreciated. In my research on schooling, I have found that the education system is a lagging indicator.

complexity rules

Harold Jarche

We live and work in a complex system. Simple, traditional linear models do not work in complex systems. Campbell’s Law is a real thing – people change their behavior to meet targets. These ‘corruption pressures’ often have unintended consequences.

put on your dance shoes

Harold Jarche

(Let’s dance) for fear your grace should fall. Let’s dance) for fear tonight is all. David Bowie (1983) Let’s Dance.

PKM 181

carol of the masks

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds and these are the last ones for 2020, a year few of us will forget.

Trends 156

stories for the network age

Harold Jarche

The TIMN model [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] developed by David Ronfeldt has influenced much of my own work in looking at how we are moving toward a network society and must create organizational forms that are beyond national governments and beyond markets.

sense before stories

Harold Jarche

Beware the storytellers and praise the sensemakers. In story skepticism (2016) I suggested that while storytelling skills may be important, a critical network era skill will be the ability to deconstruct stories. When it comes to this pandemic, there is no shortage of stories.

Skills 218

connecting knowledge

Harold Jarche

In early March I wrote how I was making sense of our digital world at the beginning of this pandemic. Some of my practices have held but after six months, some have changed.

PKM 208

decision-making and trustworthiness

Harold Jarche

In the book Systems Thinking: Managing chaos and complexity , J. Gharajedaghi provides an example of decision-making by indigenous people of North America.

weird stuff

Harold Jarche

Fiction sometimes explains reality in a much better way. “Corvallis had asked the usual questions about job title and job description. Richard [CEO] had answered simply, “Weird stuff.”

still standing and learning

Harold Jarche

I spent the first 21 years of my working life with a regular pay cheque, lots of formal training, and a fairly regular schedule. Leaving the Army I worked at a university and a few years later for an e-learning startup.

PKM 182

debunking handbook 2020

Harold Jarche

The Debunking Handbook 2020 has just been published and is an excellent free guide to address the mass amounts of misinformation, disinformation, and propaganda that flow through our digital communications everyday and then influence real life behaviours.

non-violence + 3.5%

Harold Jarche

How many people does it take to change an organization or a society? Minority groups need 25% to influence the majority in a society. But it only takes 10% if the group is committed with unshakeable belief.

supporting workplace performance

Harold Jarche

Many workplace performance issues cannot be solved through training, such as: Poor communications. Unclear expectations (such as policies & guidelines). Inadequate resources. Unclear performance measures. Rewards and consequences are not directly linked to the desired performance.

we need better learners

Harold Jarche

The global pandemic is a wake up call and an opportunity. It has shocked our triform (Tribes +Institutions +Markets) economy and society. Over the past two decades we have seen many experiments and movements toward a more equitable, sustainable way of living on this planet (+Networks).

a global clown show

Harold Jarche

In 2007 I was concerned that Facebook was selling personal data. That same year I asked if there could be a public alternative to Facebook By 2010 I had left the platform.

unity, not uniformity

Harold Jarche

One hundred years ago, management pioneer Mary Parker Follett wrote that “Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.”

Survey 162

dwindling jobs

Harold Jarche

In Only Humans Need Apply , the authors note that one phenomenon of machine automation and augmentation is a decrease in entry-level jobs. “We seem to have automated away the first few rungs of the traditional career ladder.

Skills 176