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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. Demographic change , namely, the declining population and labor force growth around the world, is another potential cause for slow economic growth.

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.

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Jay Changes Direction

Jay Cross

My history by type of learning is below. 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.

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The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


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. Dell Study Shows Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity.

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. Why do I land on productive, and not collaborative, or engaged, or learned, or reciprocal, or connected?

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. Dan Pink. Contact.

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.” Network Types.

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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. Error type: Your comment has been saved.

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.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. It might be the first to figure out how to bring to market a sophisticated product or service.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. It might be the first to figure out how to bring to market a sophisticated product or service.

2016 – The Year I Went Mobile Only with My iPad Pro

Luis Suarez

This one, to quote: ‘ Ten years later, having experienced over that time the joy and increased effectiveness of being a freelancer in charge of my own productivity, […] ’, although I would have added as well the following tidbit: ‘ and computing environment ’.

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The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

That is, their end-user base making the most of the social technologies, whether developers or early adopters or mainstream end-users to get the job done? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

So if there is something out there that it’s killing our very own productivity, it’s not email itself, but our abuse of it that’s killing such productivity.

A Quarter Century into the Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A previous McKinsey report estimated that digitization, automation and AI have the potential to incrementally add around $13 trillion by 2030 to global GDP, as their productivity gains are reinvested to create major new business opportunities.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Internet Strategy - Red Ocean or Blue Ocean?

John Hagel

Yahoo says it made the changes to allow the company to move faster. Over time, will these companies choose to be customer relationship businesses, product innovation and commercialization businesses or infrastructure management businesses? Error type: Your comment has been posted.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Globalization and Diversity

John Hagel

Main | Detroit - The Pressure Mounts » Globalization and Diversity It’s a new year – and a time to step back and reflect on some of the broader changes going on. Cultures are made of continuities and changes, and the identity of a society can survive through these changes.

Development Mindsets and 70:20:10

Charles Jennings

I’m sure we have all looked around us at colleagues and family members and seen these different mindset types – or people behaving in these very different ways. These type of people are are more receptive to continuous learning.

Automation and Employment in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January, the McKinsey Global Institute published A Future that Works: Automation, Employment and Productivity , the results of a two year study of automation technologies and their potential impact on jobs over the next several decades.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

(Repost and update from August 2014) Many may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990. We can’t simply redesign content-rich courses and curricula and hope that changes will occur. Core concepts are likely to be unchanging, or change very slowly.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? But this is not typical anyway for the types of services this software is used for. products that lack the ability to produce “meaningful&# RSS feeds. The feeling is a reflection of a change.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

We may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990. We cant simply redesign content-rich courses and curricula and hope that changes will occur. Core concepts are likely to be unchanging, or change very slowly.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Outsourcing and Collaboration

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Error type: Your comment has been saved.

Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

This may be the year where newspapers finally drop the idea of treating all news as a product, and all readers as customers. Finally, and most recently, were a pair of announcements last month: The Chicago Sun-Times was adopting a new threshold charge , and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune said that their existing one was also working well. Taken together, these events are a blow to the idea that online news can be treated as a simple product for sale, as the physical newspaper was.

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

In other words if people have the opportunity to learn and develop as part of their work and they are supported by their manager, then learning will be much better transformed into measurable behavioural change and performance improvement. And it changes viable measurement approaches as well.

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

In Adoption via Peer Pressure? Eric comes forward to suggest that driving adoption through peer pressure , if done properly, could surely help out in the long run. But I am no longer certain that (social) peer pressure would eventually help much with those adoption efforts.

What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

“An innovation is the implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service), or process, a new marketing method, or a new organisational method in business practices, workplace organisation or external relations.”

Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One can look at the transformational impact of IT on companies and industries through a variety of lenses, - e.g., products and services, revenue and profit, sales and support, market strategy. US labor productivity grew at only 1.5%

Scaling: the perversion of order

Dave Snowden

To put it simply it's all about what you can manage, and what types of things give you indicators of propensities and dispositional states. A permeable boundary is a type of enabling constraints in that you have to achieve a certain status of capability to pass through it. The iPhone

Steven Berlin Johnson « Interview | Main | » The iPhone I dont think I have ever felt such an overwhelming desire to own -- no, just to touch -- a product in my life. I was thinking yesterday that the last time I felt so overwhelmed with a desire to have a product it was with the Newton -- something about the idea of writing on the screen and having it recognize your handwriting just seemed so insanely magical that I became obsessed with it.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an intriguing column, - The End of Mass Production , - by technology author and columnist Kevin Maney. Not surprisingly, things are now changing in our information-rich digital economy. Information technology is eroding the power of large-scale mass production.

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anger, outrage & belonging

Harold Jarche

The dark blue group in the upper left are American conservatives and Tea-Party types, while the lighter blue are Israeli media outlets and blogs, and American Zionist figures. Recently published peer-reviewed research shows that ‘ peer canvassing ‘ can change people’s minds.

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. The first of these choices has the potential to place L&D departments at the heart of the changes that are driving successful organisations.

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Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations

Charles Jennings

So, the question arises as to what barriers need to be overcome if L&D departments are to optimise their operations, increase the value they add to workforce performance and productivity, and remain relevant? Barrier 2: Inertia L&D departments generally adapt to change slowly.

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Will There Be Enough Work in the Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For each of this six countries, the study modeled the potential for employment changes in more than 800 occupations based on different scenarios for the pace of automation adoption and for future labor demand. Will there be enough work in the future?

Seeking Strategic Advantage? Break Down Walls and Cultivate Networks

John Hagel

Walls work in stable worlds but they can actually become obstacles in more rapidly changing worlds. But the times they are a’changing. If the walls are based on proprietary knowledge, the accelerating pace of change means that proprietary knowledge is becoming obsolete at an accelerating rate. For example, with contract manufacturing, a new entrant can leverage a promising new product by relying on the scale manufacturing capabilities of others. Where’s the advantage?

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It took several decades for electric appliances, the assembly line and mass production to emerge and help create whole new industries. A piece of data may yield nothing, or it may yield the key to launching a new product line or cracking a scientific question.

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I particularly like to read the opinion of scholars in the humanities, who might well be in the best position to describe these societal changes through the lens of history and human nature. Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords.

The Evolution toward a Global Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation in payments is a long journey from idea to ignition and adoption given the complexities associated with igniting innovation in payments. As a result, change moves through the ecosystem very slowly.

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New Issues for OERs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The role of OER in recognition systems (for production, use, etc) and the relation between OER and credentials (especially closed or proprietary credentials), and similarly, the relation between OERs and competencies (esp. Encouraging faculty use and creation of OER by changing promotion/tenure policies so that faculty “get credit” for OER Better support for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy (e.g., Insuring OER adoption does not become an economic divide.

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My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

A focus on formal school or executive education-type learning involving tests, for example, may not provide valuable metrics anyway, Cross said, because grades or test results in school are unrelated to anything outside of school. “Education is changing, and it’s changing fast.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They’ve both gone on to change the world, - to say the least. A 2014 report by the Bank of England notes that the classic ledger that’s been long used in payment systems has not changed much since the 16th century.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first encountered the term datafication in The Rise of Big Data: How It’s Changing the Way We Think About the World , by Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.

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