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.

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.

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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.

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. But during this period of rapid IT growth, US labor productivity grew at only 1.5% You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics,” said MIT Nobel Prize laureate economist Robert Solow in 1987, in what’s become known as the Solow productivity paradox.

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Do we adopt the industry standards? I will just name Intimacy versus Anonymity and Proximity versus Distance, and point to the meaning of Change versus Growth. Employees arent used to adopting.

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 are excited about new behaviors, structures, and technologies that will fuel healthy, productive disruption to industrial-age beliefs, taxonomies, and processes. [First.]

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, productivity growth has significantly declined over the past decade, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of Americans. This puzzling contradiction is addressed in Artificial Intelligences and the Modern Productivity Paradox , a working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Economists have proposed competing explanations for declining productivity growth and so far have failed to reach a consensus.” .

The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite the relentless advances of digital technologies, productivity growth has been declining over the past decade. Some contend, - most prominently Northwestern University economist Robert Gordon , - that over the past few decades there’s been a fundamental decline in innovation and productivity. Demographic change , namely, the declining population and labor force growth around the world, is another potential cause for slow economic growth.

AI Technologies Are Fundamentally Changing How Work Gets Done

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To the contrary, automating the more routine parts of a job will often increase the productivity and quality of workers by complementing their skills with technologies and tools, thus enabling them to focus on those aspect of the job that most need their attention.

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.

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, productivity growth has significantly declined over the past decade, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of Americans. This puzzling contradiction is addressed in Artificial Intelligences and the Modern Productivity Paradox , a working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Economists have proposed competing explanations for declining productivity growth and so far have failed to reach a consensus.” .

Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product. Directly affecting the experience seems impossible because between you and it are IT systems, operations and processes, departments, and product architectures. Many of the products we spend the most on and spend the most time with are platforms for services.) And in a service-based economy, the experience is the product customers buy.

Apple finally adopts the Network Mindset

Adaptive Path

While Apple was the first company to bring computer networking to the "rest of us," they've been surprisingly disinterested in leveraging emergent network effects in their products and services. Apple's success has been delivering products that delight, but have never had a product that adapts and learns and grows with you. Siri might have changed since being brought into Apple, but it seems to still rely on the same set of connections.).

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." Here's the question: We are currently moving toward web-based training for an external audience and have been experimenting with a modest product called Ready Talk. We are considering moving to other products such as Adobe Connect. Can you change out technically fairly easily?

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.

Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first report , published in November, 2015, explored whether we can look forward to vast improvements in productivity and quality of life, or whether automation will mostly threaten jobs, disrupt organizations, and strain the social fabric. 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. Let me summarize how skills are changing in each of the 5 categories.

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Jay Changes Direction

Jay Cross

Experienced power of having the rIght product for the market, in this case thirty-year-old business people. Largely a labor of love, I’m proud to have called this one early and paved the way to accelerate its adoption and appreciation. Mindful people are incredibly productive. Millions of knowledge workers and their bosses can prosper by adopting modern practices for working smarter and remembering things. My book Aha!

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IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth. US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% This period of slow productivity coincided with the rapid growth in the use of computers in business, giving rise to the Solow. As the US recovers from the financial.

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." Here's the question: We are currently moving toward web-based training for an external audience and have been experimenting with a modest product called Ready Talk. We are considering moving to other products such as Adobe Connect. Can you change out technically fairly easily?

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 Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

Accessing mission critical information, including eLearning and other online learning resources, with an employee’s own device whenever and wherever they may be reduces a barrier that limits adoption and engagement. A BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most.

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. But a bigger movement is the success of Canvas, which came out of the gate with a more minimal product.

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Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. By harnessing major technological shifts and adopting best business practices, we can not only make our government far more productive, but also foster greater innovation in areas ranging from healthcare to education and energy – innovation that will generate economic growth and job creation. “We

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?

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 21 August 2010 The product-to-service financial ratio Yesterday I saw a tweet by Frank Scavo : Chatting with a vendor about implementation cost to software license cost ratios. Back to the topic : there is a clear, direct and fairly linear relation between the initial cost of a product, and the additional cost(s) involved servicing it. In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products.

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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Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

I made a commitment to change. I have learned a lot – and the results have helped me be way more productive (and drop a lot of pounds toos!). I’ll be doing a Guidestar Webinar on health and productive meetings on Feb. ” I have cut out non-productive work time where I sit at my desk and can’t concentrate! So, if you are having a brainstorm meeting, you can make it even more productive by making it a walking meeting.

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. In 2011, I don’t believe organizations have fully comprehended what ingredients are necessary to ensure an organization (management and people) is in fact going to become more productive. Why do I land on productive, and not collaborative, or engaged, or learned, or reciprocal, or connected?

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

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. 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. Bob Sutton.

The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , founded by Susan Scrupski. calls for, which is a cross-functional, collaborative, open and seamless environment that enhances organizational innovation, productivity and engagement. 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

A cool new (free!) productivity tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Personal Productivity (14). productivity tool At the heart of most organizations is a disconnect. It’s not a magic elixir for anybody’s productivity woes. Browse Similar Posts: Motivation , Personal Productivity , Tools. This is a great tool, productivity tracking = awesome! Another great, free productivity tool that I use is todoist.com. Dan Pink. Contact.

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.

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.

Work Stream #2 – Remote Working in Social Business Is Dead!

Luis Suarez

From Adoption to Adaptation, From Enablement into Engagement: Pretty much the very same kind of workshop in terms of covering the Social Business Adaptation Framework as the one referenced above, but in this case with IBM Connections as the Enterprise Social Networking platform to use as a practical, hands-on example of getting things started with your own Enterprise Social Networking platform.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Gladwells Cellular Church

John Hagel

They adopted and refined the technique of organizing in small cells to achieve change. He notes that “historically, churches have sacrificed size for community” but that this changed back in the 1970s and 1980s when the evangelical movement began to build megachurches. These groups are not just worshipping and praying together, they are contributing time and money to change the world.

Where Will the Change Come From?

Tony Karrer

Fundamentals Okay, But Change Needed When I look at what people are writing, there is a growing chorus that proclaims while the foundation of these models remain relevant, change is needed. Yet, I don't see them saying much of anything about these changes. Will the Change be Emergent? I'm doubtful that we will see the Gurus step forward and lead the change. event that I moderated, one of the speakers was Matt Glotzbach, Head of Products at Google Enterprise.

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Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

A brief quiz tells you whether your organization needs to adopt formal or informal approaches. Whilst HR Review (23 June) told us that Two in three employees want social collaboration tools to stay productive. ” 4 - Change. For many learning professionals, this means some big changes – particularly in how we think about workplace learning, and Charles Jennings puts his finger on it in 70:20:10 – It’s not about the numbers, it’s about the change (6 June).

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The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 24 2008 The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change Published by Nancy White at 2:48 am under Monday videos , collaboration , culture of love , international development , non profits/ngos , reflection This morning on Twitter, Idocente pointed me to The Girl Effect. Women who are catalyzing positive change.

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AI Is Mostly About Business Value, Not Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Around 40% of the expected GDP growth was projected to come from productivity gains, especially in the near term, including the automation of routine tasks, and the development of sophisticated tools to augment human capabilities.

Reinventing management Part 7: Implementing the transition

Steve Denning

Among the most important changes being proposed are five basic shifts in management practice: Part 1: Overview. Set aside traditional change management. In the first place, before heading pell-mell into the implementation of these five radical shifts in management, one has to set aside the traditional mode of implementing change. In one sense, all it takes is a change of heart.At 3. Do it quickly : The change happens quickly or not all.

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The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – Your Online Bio Profile and Digital Footprint

Luis Suarez

Well, that’s exactly what I have been doing in the last few weeks: learn , unlearn, relearn , and continue to help change the world of work. Right after I announced I was joining Change Agents Worldwide , a lot of things have happened, as I am sure you would be able to guess, including my first business trip as an independent freelancer to the Enterprise 2.0 The first couple of potential customer prospects came along around Social Business Adoption & Enablement.

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.