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.

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. COMPLEXITY. Oh dear Lord.

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How Not to Adopt an LCMS

Xyleme

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.

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.”.

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.

Complexity and Public Administration

Dave Snowden

Some 10 years ago now when I first became interested in how complexity science might be used in public administration there was a body of thinking but relatively few practical examples of applications. That has changed. This has brought attention to approaches informed by complexity science for working with intractable problems as well as a way to square the circle of making localization workable and relevant. This blog is being posted on behalf of Thomas Townsend.

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition, cloud can help business users become more agile and keep up with the fast pace of technological and market changes. A recent McKinsey study on Cloud and Innovation observed that “The problem in many cases is that adopting cloud technologies is an IT initiative, which means that cloud solutions are all around improving IT and IT productivity. By now, most will agree that cloud computing is a major transformational force in the world of IT.

Change in Education and What Needs to be Done

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Published as Change in Education and What Needs to be Done , 15 pages, 2020, Maysan Center for Future Studies. In recent months we as a global community have experienced a hard lesson about the nature of change. Either way, what we do today will change what happens tomorrow.

in an increasingly complex world

Harold Jarche

Robert Warwick - Following a comprehensive literature review, heavily influenced by complexity sciences, we came up with seven essential criteria that are important to consider in an increasingly complex world, these were: Go out of your way to make new connections. Adopt an open, enquiring mind-set, refusing to be constrained by current horizons. Embrace uncertainty and be positive about changeadopt an entrepreneurial attitude. complexity

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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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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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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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Organizations, in order to function, need to encourage social exchanges and social learning due to faster rates of business and technological changes. Social experience is adaptive by nature and a social learning mindset enables better feedback on environmental changes back to the organization. The Internet has fundamentally changed how we communicate on a scale as large as the printing press or the advent of written language. The little stuff is changing too fast.

On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition, by reaching out to financial institutions, merchants, application developers and others, Apple is helping bring together the different players in the payments ecosystem, something that’s absolutely essential to succeed in such a complex undertaking. Our existing payment system is quite complicated, somewhat expensive and difficult to change, but it actually works quite well, handling just about all transactions within a few seconds.

Complexity in Government

Dave Snowden

To see a whole government start to shift towards complexity theory as a new paradigm of government is mist encouraging. My argument was that we in a phase shift period, between the paradigm of systems dynamics (process, scenario planning, learning organisation) and complexity theory (fragmented sense-making, use of human sensor networks, the inter-connectivity of social computing etc.). Today was the first day of my three day programme at the Civil Service College in Singapore.

Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change

Beth Kanter

Game-changing approaches: What are the most promising methods and examples of how social sector players are practicing evaluation in light of these new trends? Three game-changing approaches will be discussed in detail: Developmental Evaluation , Shared Measurement , and Big Data. These approaches have the potential to change how we view evaluation in a significant way. The guide is useful for those beginners and early adopters alike.

Growing Up in a Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The primary challenge emerging out of the CEO conversations was complexity - the fact that CEOs now operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. They feel that incremental changes are no longer sufficient because the world is operating in fundamentally different ways. Owing perhaps to the challenges of today’s economic environment, students revealed distinctive viewpoints on the issues of complexity, information and decision-making.

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 5: Looking backwards, looking forwards

Dave Snowden

That can mean that people are sensing the mobilisation of capabilities of the present in those stories and their power to affect change in the future – the two are more closely interconnected here. However, some unexpected things are what’s getting in the way of broader adoption.

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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. We talked about some interesting ideas of pre-Scrum processes, based on complexity thinking, which I now have to write up on the plane tomorrow.

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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.

Diversity, complexity, chaos and working smarter

Harold Jarche

Complexity, chaos and enterprise-architecture ~ by @tetradian – via @DavidGurteen [explores the under-represented Chaotic domain of Dave Snowden's Cynefin framework]. question “How do we get adoption for social software?” he linked adoption to passion and performance (“If you are interested in performance you have to be interested in passion”). It is accepted that rapid change and the complexity of overlapping issues is the norm.

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. Complexity theory tells us that complex problems need to be probed through action before any sense can be made of them. Changing to a social business is complex. Dave Snowden has operationalized this with the Cynefin framework (Probe-Sense-Respond in complex environments).

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Cloud's Trillion Dollars 2030 Potential

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past year, a number of articles have pointed out that, in response to the pandemic, digital adoption by business and consumers has already reached levels that weren’t expected for many years. Adoption of emerging technologies. Adopt agile, cloud-native ways of working.

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Would a Distributed Model of Government be More Suitable for a Complex, Diverse 21st Century Democracy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I mentioned three such key forces: the structural changes and employment challenges our economy is going through; the changing demographics and emergence of a kind of new establishment in US society; and the technology-amplified, free-for-all conversations taking place through our multitude of information and communication channels. The foremost reason is the need to become more flexible and adaptable in response to fast changing market conditions.

Business and Technology Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In other words , you must carefully assess the various directions in a highly uncertain future while being ready to flexibly adjust to changing circumstances. CIOs must now assume the responsibility to embrace and scale the changes that helped their companies cope with the crisis.

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. One will be on the whole issue of complexity, strategy and leadership.

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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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The Current State of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Computing has constantly changed shape and location - mainly as a result of new technology, but often also because of shifts in demand. But while there’s a strong desire to aggressively adopt cloud technologies and services, actual adoption figures have continuously lag expectations.

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The Urgent Need for Wide-Scale Upskilling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For years, businesses have struggled to find the skilled workers they need to keep up with fast changing technologies and markets. Government - “Adopt an agile approach to driving national upskilling initiatives, working with business, non-profits and the education sector;”. ?

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Ten IT Predictions for the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These changes affected most industries, but were particularly critical for hospitals, factories, and transportation hubs. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Technology and Strategy

Naturalising narrated

Dave Snowden

I should also make clear at this point my gratitude to, and respect for, the work that Mike has put into understanding not only Cynefin but the wider fields of complexity and systems. The fact that Cybernetics had addressed issues of complexity is without question.

How Covid Is Reordering the Global Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The covid-19 pandemic will accelerate change in the world economy,” says The Economist. Let me discuss the three key areas where The Economist expects long-lasting changes: globalization, digitization and inequality.

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AI Is Mostly About Business Value, Not Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But it’s much harder to quantify the more complex benefits of AI, such as better insights and decision making. Companies that are slow to adopt these productivity improvements will find themselves at a serious competitive disadvantage.

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials. CEOs told us they operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. Many shared the view that incremental changes are no longer sufficient in a world that is operating in fundamentally different ways.” . This balancing act between complexity and robustness is never done.

An Increasingly Digital “New Normal”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformative change is very difficult for established companies. A serious crisis is an opportunity for companies to focus on the actions needed to survive in a fast changing environment. Adoption of new technologies and working models.

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Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

Almost tend years ago, they co-wrote “Net Gains,” one of the first practical handbooks on building and working in networks for social change. They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.” There is minimal structure or roles and as a living organism, the structure changes.

How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The forces of disruption might have been more powerful in the fast-changing IT industry, but no industry has been immune. Retail has undergone major changes with the rise of e-commerce, as has telecommunications with the transition to mobile phones.

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Flexuous flight

Dave Snowden

This is highly relevant to a lot of work on citizen engagement, rethinking the economy as well as business change. That admonition applies to Cognitive Edge as well and you will see changes in how we present and engage. But when you hit the gamma point everything changes.

New Directions for Government in the Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies - especially large, global corporations - have leveraged digital innovations to improve their productivity and competitiveness and adapt better to these powerful technology and market changes.

How Can Blockchain Become a Truly Transformative Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first became interested in blockchain technologies when in 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) named The Blockchain in its annual list of Top Ten Emerging Technologies citing its potential to fundamentally change the way markets and governments work.

The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Nation’s Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Biological systems have long been an inspiration in the study of complex systems. High resilience in the face of an uncertain, changing environment is the essence of evolutionary biology and natural selection. Digitization and AI adoption.

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The State of AI in the Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

All of these respondents were early AI adopters compared with their counterparts in an average company, - 90% were directly involved in their company’s AI projects, and 75% said that they had an excellent understanding of AI. 63% of respondents had adopted machine learning, an increase of 5% over the 2017 survey and 50% were using deep learning. 62% had adopted natural language processing, compared to 53% in 2017, while 57% were using computer vision.

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