Creating the AAA Organization

Harold Jarche

For an organization to be agile and adaptive, the people in it need to be aware of what is happening around them, have alternative pathways to gather information and knowledge, and must be allowed to act to meet/solve both local and global goals/problems.

A Competent Competency Process

Clark Quinn

In the process of looking at ways to improve the design of courses, the starting point is good objectives. Still, I suggest that what’s likely to make a difference to individuals and organizations is the ability to make better decisions, not recite rote knowledge. We then need good processes, so I’ve talked to a couple of educational institutions doing competencies, to see what could be learned.

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self-organization is the future

Harold Jarche

If we as a society think it is important that citizens are engaged, people are passionate about their work, and that we all contribute to making a better world, then we need to enable self-organization. Like democracy, self-organized teams are hard work.

Activities for Integrating Learning

Clark Quinn

It draws heavily on the notion of activity -based learning. The learning process is broken up into a series of activities. Each activity starts with giving the learning teams a deliverable they have to create, with a deadline an appropriate distance out.

Scenario Planning in Action: What, Why, Success Factors, and Process

Ross Dawson

It is just one of a wide variety of tools and processes that have been developed to help executives and organizations build strategies and succeed in an uncertain world. Align strategic planning activities across the organization.

Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

One is that I specialize in helping IT organizations and digital businesses bring together agile, DevOps, and design thinking in order to adopt new methodologies and be able to deliver more continuous value, so I’m really interested in the relationship between design and engineering and design and IT in particular. The other thing is, I think a lot about the relationship between designing and operating systems and designing and operating organizations.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth Kanter

On Monday, Rheingold delivered the UC’s Regents Lecture , “Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy” prior to working with a group of students in a seminar and launching a process to co-construct a peeragogy handbook/sourcebook. Photo by Aussiegal.

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

First, let me suggest that what’s going to make a difference to organizations is not better fact-remembering. You need to process the models to help them be comprehended, and use them in context to make decisions with the consequences providing feedback. The processing that helps make models stick includes having learners generate products: giving them data or outcomes and having them develop explanatory models.

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Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

Furthermore, as Dan Pink has shown us in Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us , autonomy is a highly motivating factor within an organization: “ Control leads to compliance, autonomy leads to engagement.”. Get organized.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

While the primary goal is for students to learn about strategic use of networks and social media for international organizations, I will also be covering some practical career skills such as effective networking and self-directed professional learning (also called “Social Learning”).

Organizing Big Data Initiatives: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With few exceptions, all companies expected that these initiative will become more important to their organizations over the next three years. About 20 percent of organizations could not identify any executive with overall responsibility for the function.

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Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

The most overused yet inappropriately applied term in an organization is “coaching.”. Coaching is not a formulaic process when demonstrating the connected leader attributes. Sixty-four percent of leaders feel they are actively coaching only part of the time in one-on-one meetings.

What is your organization’s “One Metric That Matters”?

Beth Kanter

Hunter who shares his approach to working with top nonprofits organizations to embrace performance management. His work has sparked transformation for many of the country’s top nonprofit organizations. Thus, performance management was a way to drive activities, not results.

IT Doesn’t Matter. Business processes do

Jay Cross

Consultants Howard Smith and Peter Fingar shot back a month later with a paperback retort entitled IT Doesn’t Matter – Business Processes Do. In 120 pages, Smith and Fingar skewer Carr, show why IT will matter more than ever, and explain how business process management creates riches.

Steer Clear of Organizational Leadership Turbulence

Dan Pontefract

Better yet, let’s substitute the word film for new employee and the word screen for organization so it reads as: “the following new employee has been modified from its original version. it has been formatted to fit this organization.”.

Bersin and Caterpillar Webinar on High Impact Learning Organizations Now Available On-Demand!


According to David Mallon at Bersin, high impact learning organizations “can affect their organizations in positive and measurable ways to a degree that distances themselves from everyone else, namely their competitors.” Is your organization high impact?

Tools & Process v Networked Human Judgement

Dave Snowden

What are the implications of having an overwhelming array of tools and processes to help manage an overwhelming volume of tasks / activities? A networked form of human judgement expressed through an organization's culture is far more enabling, adaptive, and resilient in conditions of complexity and uncertainty. All companies and organizations need constraints and ordered processes, especially when it comes to safety.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: My New Year's Resolutions

Steve Denning

In organizations today, we find a set of attitudes, practices and values that cripple the human spirit and hamstring creativity and innovation. From our vantage point in working with some of the world's most successful organizations, this shift is fundamental, real and already underway.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company. When micro-blogging is brought to fruition inside the organization, safely tucked within the corporate firewalls, the connection can be extremely powerful.

The Genius Hour: How 60 minutes a week can electrify your job.

Dan Pink

Lots of people believe that a single individual can’t make a difference in an organization. In most organizations what gets scheduled gets done. Why aren’t more organizations doing this? Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video.

The Tuition Value of Mistakes

Dan Pontefract

And to be blunt, organizations that sweep mistakes under the proverbial rug, without using them as an opportunity for learning, undermine in entirety their tuition value. Devise and embed ‘evaluation’ processes into individual and team projects. What is a mistake? Is it a blunder?

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company. When micro-blogging is brought to fruition inside the organization, safely tucked within the corporate firewalls, the connection can be extremely powerful.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

The crux of that argument is whether you believe micro-blogging is an active behavior or whether you treat it as passive oversight. Clearly organizations will need to expend considerable effort in trying to create habit.”

Critical thinking in the organization

Harold Jarche

Even the mainstream training field is realizing that reduced layers of bureaucracy mean decision-making gets pushed down the organization chart. Wirearchy as the organizational framework, coupled with active personal knowledge management processes, is a step in that direction.


Social Media Benchmarking: Gauging Success for Project and Organizations in Global Health and Development

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: You need a identify a measurable goal for your integrated social media strategy that can be linked to your organization’s overall results and pick a data point or KPI that you will collect along the way to measure success. Flickr Photo by Kevlar.

Hierarchy starts with a ‘Higher Arc & Key’ but what does it end with?

Dan Pontefract

Organizations, for the most part, have been established in an arc format of management and employees are constantly seeking new keys to open new doors of the arc. To defeat the arc, one must first recognize that situational hierarchy is necessary in today’s organization.

Increased brain sensitivity and visual attention in people with sensory processing sensitivities

Eide Neurolearning

The effect isn't just higher levels of brain activation, but also high performance scores on tests of visual detail. Tags: "sensory processing" "highly sensitive person" gifted fMRI "autism spectrum disorders" "brain training

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

However, most organizations are operating without an overarching strategy that defines how to get a solid and visible return from their social media approaches. Organizations are creating Facebook fan pages, LinkedIn groups and so on with little understanding of their goals for doing so. Before social media will become a mature process for recruiting, we need to build appropriate strategies and measurements to gauge its success.

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Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, McKinsey launched a multi-year study to explore the potential impact of automation technologies on jobs, organizations and the future of work. “Can we look forward to vast improvements in productivity, freedom from boring work, and improved quality of life?,”

stories connect knowledge

Harold Jarche

“Perhaps the most central thrust in KM [knowledge management] is to capture and make available, so it can be used by others in the organization, the information and knowledge that is in people’s heads as it were, and that has never been explicitly set down.” — KM World.

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Open Business: Updated Strategic Overview of AHT Group’s activities

Ross Dawson

At the beginning of 2012 I created an overview of our companies’ activities , primarily to help us to see the big picture of what we were doing, but also to communicate to others the scope of our activities.

The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

As organizations grow, the original simplicity gets harder to maintain. Current management wisdom – based on Robin Dunbar’s research ; the size of military units through history; and the work of management experts such as Tom Peters – considers the ideal size of an organization to be around 150 people. To enable growth and efficiencies, more processes are put in place. Many organizations today are also facing significant demographic challenges.

Pedagogical Principles of Design for Active, Reflective and Self-Regulated Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Students need to do activities in each of these dimensions (don’t make them optional). Maristela Petrovic-Dzerdz & Anne Trepanier Online Hunting, Gathering and Sharing: Return to Experiential Learning in a Digital Age We were historically hunters and gatherers, and more than anything, sharers, This is how we have traditionally learned, in contrast to the organized learning of industrialized societies. But this may be an even more isolating process.

Enterprise Learning & Digital Transformation

Jay Cross

” It’s a breakout that’s happening throughout organizations as they embrace digital technology. They closely parallel the advice Internet Time Alliance gives to companies adopting an Enterprise Learning approach: Converting traditional analog processes to digital processes.

the core competency for network era work

Harold Jarche

It will take a new social contract between workers and organizations in order to create an optimally functioning enterprise. While most organizational ‘digital transformation’ initiatives focus on technology, tools, and processes, only lip service is paid to individual capability.

The Future of HR

Harold Jarche

As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. These organizations are now facing increasingly complex business environments that require continuous learning while working. The organization needs to connect the outside with the inside.

Three types of KM

Harold Jarche

As I explain this to others I realize that these ideas go against many established assumptions about knowledge in organizations. Big KM is needed in larger organizations that have a lot of outputs, events and processes to keep track of.

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Content and continuous learning: The cornerstones of a learning architecture


What separates powerful learning and development organizations from the middling crowd? A May 2014 report from Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP  looking at the role of a learning architecture identifies what high-impact learning organizations (HILO''s) are.

Thriving in networks that are smarter and faster than you are

Harold Jarche

As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. These organizations are now facing increasingly complex business environments that require continuous learning while working. How can we help people in the organization develop these skills?

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They make up an average of 8 percent across all industries, with higher activity in certain industries like financial services. Traditionally, intermediaries have taken on the role of trust keepers, adding costs, delays and complexity to the processing of transactions.