The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, the McKinsey Global Institute has been conducting a yearly survey to assess the state of AI adoption. Its 2017 survey of over 3,000 AI-aware executive found that outside the technology sector, AI adoption was at an early, often experimental stage. Overall, the 2018 survey found that while the business world had begun to adopt AI, few companies had in place the foundational building blocks that would help them to generate value from AI at scale.

Harvard Library adopts LibraryCloud

David Weinberger

As those inputs change, you can change LibraryCloud’s workflow process once, and all the apps and services that depend upon those data can continue to work without making any changes. Thus the LibraryCloud Harvard has adopted is a good distance from the initial vision of a single API for accessing multiple libraries. According to a post by the Harvard Library , LibraryCloud is now officially a part of the Library toolset.


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Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Is it that users just hate change ? Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. I love this because Rogers doesn’t look at what sells, but at what actually gets adopted and really, truly used. Here are the 5 Factors that drive whether someone adopts or snubs your product or service: RELATIVE ADVANTAGE. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.

The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have finally come together to propel AI beyond early adopters to a broader marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms; and huge amounts of data on almost any subject. Overall, the business world is beginning to adopt AI. Telecom, high-tech and financial services firms lead the way in AI adoption. AI is seemingly everywhere.

How Not to Adopt an LCMS


Companies that adopt a new LCMS are challenging the status quo, reimagining the way content is typically authored, created and delivered. Here are some of the most common mistakes organizations make when adopting a new LCMS: Trying to shoe-horn existing process into a new system. One of the reasons organizations adopt an LCMS is to increase efficiency by streamlining processes, which often requires reimagining — and even removing — some of the existing processes.


Euen Semple

Years ago I wrote that "Social media adoption happens one person at a time and for their reasons not yours". As time passes I am more and more convinced that this is ultimately how any change happens. For all the change initiatives that keep people busy at work, the strategising, the PowerPoints, the endless meetings, nothing happens until one person has a conversation with another and the other person thinks "Right, I'm having some of that!".

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How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Only 8% of firms are engaged in practices that support widespread adoption. To support the widespread adoption of AI, companies must make three fundamental shifts. Productivity studies at both the firm level and the establishment (or plant) level during the period 1995-2008 reveal that the firms that saw high returns on their technology investments were the same firms that adopted certain productivity-enhancing business practices.”.

The connected enterprise adoption curve

Harold Jarche

Mental models, behaviours and formal systems remain stubbornly resistant to change. These are the early adopters. Moving organizations to the left is what Change Agents Worldwide is focused on. We believe change is coming fast to the Enterprise. We share a passion for introducing change to large institutions that results in a step change in productivity, higher engagement, richer experiences, innovation, and growth. [First.]

What’s Needed First? Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

Dan Pontefract

adoption? Peter Bregman states that an easy way in which to begin changing an organization’s culture is by telling stories. That should change the culture, right? If, philosophically at least, knowledge is being shared (be it content, documents, videos, learning, skills, expertise, whatever), and storytelling becomes part of the equation to help drive a culture change, an Enterprise 2.0 Storytelling = Knowledge Sharing = Enterprise 2.0 = Culture Change.

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Luis Suarez

This particular item in the adaptation framework is all about enabling your early adopters to become the change (leading) agents within your organisation to help transform not only how your business operates through the extensive use of enterprise social networking tools, but also to inspire that personal transformation journey every single knowledge worker might need to embark on, once your firm decides to go social.

AI Technologies Are Fundamentally Changing How Work Gets Done

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The expanded scope will change the value employers place on tasks, and the types of skills most in demand.”. The data set generated by these methods provides much more detail about the changes in tasks within jobs and in skill requirements than traditional survey data.

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Luis Suarez

As I have mentioned in a recent blog post, you would remember how I have now moved into a new job role within IBM, as Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM Connections (both internal and external), where I am much more heavily involved with IBM’s knowledge workers’ own adoption efforts of social business and social technologies. At the same time, it has allowed me to witness how over the course of time those waves of adopters are getting narrower and narrower.

You Need To Launch An Internal 2.0 Adoption Council

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council. The intention is to ensure the culture, systems and structure changes that are happening or about to happen in the future (see previous blog post here ) are all equally being addressed at the organizational, business unit, team and individual levels of the company. Adoption Council is a way for you to reach out to the organization and do it in a flat, cohesive, collaborative and (incidentally) 2.0 Adoption Council within your own org.

Social Business Adoption – The Laggards, The Critics and The Skeptics

Luis Suarez

Adoption: Does It Have To Be So Hard? and it’s rather interesting to see how almost three years later the challenge seems to be there still, alive and kicking: Social / Open Business Adoption is hard. Think of it, if social / open business adoption would have been really easy most of us would have gotten pretty much bored right from the start and would have moved elsewhere already.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Clark Quinn

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology. Can you change out technically fairly easily? Can you change out contractually? I personally often adopt whatever is most easily available.

Apple finally adopts the Network Mindset

Adaptive Path

Siri might have changed since being brought into Apple, but it seems to still rely on the same set of connections.). As someone who has followed the web and technology landscape for the last 15 years, I have noticed that the companies which have proven dominant are those that demonstrate what I would call a network mindset. By which I mean, they grok the emergent properties of network effects, and use that to establish a dominant position that is remarkably hard to replicate.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

We know that the results of learning and development activities can only be determined by changes in behaviour (after all, at its heart that’s what ‘real learning’ is) and behaviour change needs to be measured in terms of what individuals, teams and organisations can do and are doing, that they couldn’t do previously, or what they’re doing better than before. But we need wider fundamental changes if we’re to do so at speed and scale. So, what are these fundamental changes?

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change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil. Even punishing the person in charge will change little. Changing leaders will not change the system from which they emerged. To remain connected to the changes in their networks, good leaders are curious and promote experimentation, but do not need to control it. Leadership in networks is helping the network make better decisions, and this requires a focus on the best organizational design to meet the changing situations.

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Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me now discuss the more recent report published earlier this year, which examined the changes in skills required of human workers over the next 10-15 years. To do so, the study analyzed how the total number of hours worked in 25 different skill areas has changed between 2002 and 2016 and estimated the expected change in hours worked by 2030. I’ll focus my discussion on the US skill changes, as the European changes were similar.

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Jay Changes Direction

Jay Cross

Largely a labor of love, I’m proud to have called this one early and paved the way to accelerate its adoption and appreciation. Millions of knowledge workers and their bosses can prosper by adopting modern practices for working smarter and remembering things. My book Aha! Learn for Yourself challenges readers to consider where they’ve been in their careers and where they’re headed. I feel obligated to practice what I preach.

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Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology. Can you change out technically fairly easily? Can you change out contractually? I personally often adopt whatever is most easily available.

how not to adopt an lcms


Home > Executive Perspective > How not to adopt an LCMS How not to adopt an LCMS June 2nd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment As the economy has forced organizations to do more with less, we’re seeing more and more interest in LCMS systems. Some common mistakes organizations make when adopting and LCMS are: Trying to shoe-horn your existing process into your new system. One of the reasons you’re adopting an LCMS is to streamline your process.

Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off

Luis Suarez

An honour to have stuck around for that long doing some pretty amazing things realising that, at some point in time, it was a good time to look for a change, to make yourself redundant, and start your new adventure. The good fun continues on Wednesday, June 18th, as well, where I will have the pleasure of hosting a one day masterclass around Social Business Adoption & Enablement under the heading “ From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement ”.

The Changing Workplace: Telework

Nine Shift

It''s #2 in our top 7 list of workplace changes that need to take place for organizations to be successful in this century. Here''s a question for those of you in colleges doing workforce development and training: if your organization has not adopted 21st Century workplace strategies, how can you train other organizations in them? . Telework is the silent revolution in the workplace. Telecommuting keeps growing.

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Pragmatic change in the Now

Dave Snowden

The final day of the Supporting Agile Adoption event in Portland made for an interesting morning followed by a three hour drive to the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia (strongly recommended by the way) to get me close enough to Seattle for the 0715 flight tomorrow to London by way of a six hour layover in JFK. One of the other ideas I brought into play which got traction was to change or direct the narrative around IT in general and Agile in particular.

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Tools For New Thoughts: A Special Webinar For "Early Adopters" Of My Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

So laced through the seven chapters on the different patterns of innovation, in between all the stories of world-changing creativity, there are a number of passages that talk about useful tools or strategies for bringing some of these insights into your own life. Where Good Ideas Come From is an idea book about the history of ideas, but I have always thought of it as a book that would have real practical value as well.

“the only way to make sense out of change”

Harold Jarche

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” “Sorry to break it to you but arguments and facts don’t change people’s minds. Instead they unconsciously adopt an ancient model: a rote diet of lectures. 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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The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 28 December 2010 The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt" Its the most widespread lie across IT. They seek fellow business partners and suppliers to do business with, or adapt themselves to new business opportunities so they can adopt the benefits of it They adopted their own business model once , and will tune and tweak it in a continuous fashion, with small steps at a time. Business or Pleasure? -

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The initiative, co-led by John Hagel and John Seely Brown , is an attempt to quantify what Deloitte calls The Big Shift , the long term transformations in the global business environment over the past several decades, brought about by the rapid advances in digital technologies as well as major changes in public policy. . And, the Impact index aims to quantify the impact of these changes on companies and individuals, as well as on competition, volatility and business performance.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A lot of the time there’s too much talk about ‘it’s been this way the last 20 years’ or ‘the future is going to change dramatically’. We’re in an inflection point, where we have mainstream adoption, different platform designs, and moving beyond digitizing the traditional classroom. Phil Hill Summary notes from the presentation at from at the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto. Slides: [link] We forget about the perspective of time. Let’s look at 2011-2017.

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Embracing change from both sides

Harold Jarche

Consultants, and even key internal staff, can often identify the problem (at the time) but then they move on to the next problem before much change has happened. Changing to a social business is complex. But you cannot directly change it or implement it. Change the practices and a new culture will emerge. I’ve been told that you know you’re in a real community of practice when it changes your practice.

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Be the change

Euen Semple

Adopting my best disapproving Scottish presbyterian accent, I told them that being in the public eye they should be more aware of the signals they were sending to the still forming online community. I have just watched Kathy Sierra's video on how to deal with aggressive or abusive behaviour online. I totally agree with her main point that we all have a role to play in what is deemed normal or acceptable online behaviour.

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Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives. Jay spoke with Learning Executives Briefing about informal learning and the changing role of the CLO. is changing the nature of business and enabling incredibly powerful connections. That is changing the whole show. It’s also changing informal learning. When organizations adopt new technologies, all of a sudden, things don’t cost as much. LXB: Is the nature of the learner changing that much?

Change for Cognitive Edge

Dave Snowden

It looks at different periods in the life cycle of a product or service and identifies different strategies that should be adopted. So, we have just made a radical change to our training and accreditation programme. The changes can be summarised as follows: The two day accreditation programme will be stripped of a lot of the theory plus the advanced methods, and will be more practical in orientation.

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Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

Alan Deutschman, the author of ‘ Change or Die ’ makes a pretty stark statement about people’s reluctance to change: “What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think and act? Could you change when change really mattered? He goes on to say that even if you think you’d change, it’s unlikely to happen. Now with nicotine there’s a very clear reason why behaviour is difficult to change.

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Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Luis Suarez

Enabling early adopters to lead your change initiatives. We know we just can’t change people, nor organisations, but we can certainly provide the necessary conditions for them to make that choice. Far too many times I have witnessed, first hand, how plenty of really well thought-out and about-to-be-executed change initiatives get lost in the far too many intricate details discourse.

U.S. Land Use Changes Favor Trains

Nine Shift

Ostroff wrote a story on land use changes that support the coming dominance of trains. He writes: "The federal government’s coming transportation legislation will favor cities and states that adopt zoning policies aimed at reducing traffic congestion -- a philosophical shift that will bring about the most significant land use changes since the creation of the interstate highway system.

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What will change in 2010?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Things start with consumers and are later adopted by corporations. I nnovations in computing used to trickle down from business and government to consumers. Mainframes evolved into personal computers. The space program put men on the moon and gave us Tang for breakfast. Now, innovation often goes the other way. Take blogs, for example. Ten years ago, the term blogosphere was invented — as a joke. Blogs were geeky lists of pointers and commentary. We bloggers knew one another.

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bob Sutton.

To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

One key line struck me: Whether using new or traditional technologies, the key to digital transformation is re-envisioning and driving change in how the company operates. Whilst I don’t disagree that integration into the workflow isn’t a huge opportunity, to me, we need to stop the press and acknowledge that it’s the behavior of people that has to change in parallel with the deployment of any Enterprise 2.0 / Social Anything technology.

The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , founded by Susan Scrupski. however, do require both behavioural and technological changes and are therefore long-haul products. By tools, I believe Andrew implies both software and process are potential barriers to adoption, and as such, we should be patient with Enterprise 2.0 The first diagram outlines four key org structure phases plotted against the technology adoption life-cycle. adoption council I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

A few months back, if you would remember, I got started with this series of blog entries about the Social Business Adaptation Framework I’m currently using when working with clients who are just about to embark on the so-called Social Business Transformation journey or with those other clients who may want to spice up their digital transformation efforts carried out so far and whatever other change initiatives already put in place.