The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

To achieve these three targets, we need to think out of the traditional learning and development box – beyond the class/course and eLearning module approaches towards embedding a culture where learning becomes recognised as occurring within the workflow. Most people get it.

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The connected enterprise adoption curve

Harold Jarche

Now here we are with all that we know, or should know, about the importance of informal relationships, creating high performance work environments and learning cultures. These are the early adopters. [First.]

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? Do you and your employees operate in a culture of fear or is it a relatively harmonious and engaged environment? Like me, Charlene is a crusader for a more open and collaborative culture.

Reviewing "A New Culture of Learning"

John Hagel

  My colleague and friend, John Seely Brown, has just come out with “A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change” , co-authored with Doug Thomas, a professor at the University of Southern California.  Doug and JSB make the case that the acceleration and expansion of change requires us to adopt learning models. In the new culture of learning, collectives, as we define them, become the medium in which participation takes shape.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

How DoSomething Transformed A Mistake Into Learning: Creating A Culture of Impact

Beth Kanter

This how you create a “ culture of impact.” Dosomething has a culture that isn’t about shame and blame. I can’t wait until their new book, “ The XYZ Factor: Creating A Culture of Impact ” launches next month. Failure Organizational Culture

Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

Dan Pontefract

In a word, it’s all about “ culture.” Their collaborative mindset is infectious, one that encourages everyone to scale the culture. It’s an act of recognition, but it’s the opportunity for all Zappos employees to scale the culture.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain. With such technologies, you typically have a relatively small number of early adopters. The Internet’s early adopters arrived in two phases.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

Platforms, Blockchains, and the Evolution of Trust

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Trust was also prominent in a recent survey conducted by IBM on the state of adoption of blockchain. 8 percent of respondents were early adopters, already involved in blockchain pilots and experiments, while 25 percent were considering but not yet ready to deploy blockchains.

Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Diversity Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and CultureEvery four years since 1997, the US National Intelligence Council has been publishing a Global Trends report on the key trends that will shape the world over the following twenty years.

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On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet and World Wide Web brought a badly needed culture of collaboration and standards to the IT industry. e-mail in the mid-late 1980s and the Web a few years later played a crucial role in the widespread commercial adoption of the Internet.

Will blockchain kill culture?

David Weinberger

Peter Brantley [ @naypinya ] has posted a succinct warning about the effect blockchain technology may have on culture: by making the mechanism of trust cheap, transparent, and more reliable, blockchain could destroy the ambiguity that culture needs in order to thrive. Culture is the ultimate analog phenomenon, even when it’s communicated digitally, for it is only culture to the extent to which people?—?we?—?make Culture by definition does not.

Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite wide adoption, predictive policing is still in its infancy, open to bias and hard to evaluate…”. The natural tendency to rush to adopt new technologies should be resisted until a true understanding is reached as to their short and long term effects.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data and analytics are already shaking up multiple industries, and the effects will only become more pronounced as adoption reaches critical mass - and as machines gain unprecedented capabilities to solve problems and understand language.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But digitalization , - its companion concept which captures the impact of the digital revolution on the economy and society, - has been in use since computers were widely adopted around 60 years ago.

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What’s the Value of Blockchain?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like the Internet, blockchain is a foundational technology, whose adoption process is gradual, incremental and steady, unlike the hockey stick adoption we typically associate with disruptive technologies as defined by Clayton Christensen 20 years ago.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Five such attributes were identified in the study: adaptability, cultural competence, 360-degree thinking, intellectual curiosity, and empathy. It’s not so easy to be good at both operations and strategy because they require fairly different talents and cultures.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But the adoption process of foundational technologies like blockchain is gradual, incremental and steady, unlike the hockey stick adoption we typically associate with disruptive innovations. What’s the likely adoption process for foundational technologies like blockchain?

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Organizational forms - Company structures and culture must be rethought to better deal with new market environments and business models. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

You Need To Launch An Internal 2.0 Adoption Council

Dan Pontefract

concepts, cultures and applications. train is culturally, technologically and organizationally superior than yesterday’s industrial model. 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 within your own org.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Consumers care most about the primary functional value and user experience… Putting the user first, and designing for user-centric experiences and value will be critical to adoption of the IoT.”. .

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The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The estimate is based on the likely evolution of technology over the next 10 years, the rates of IoT adoption, economic and demographic trends, and several other factors. Adoption depends on having certain technologies, organizational capabilities, and policies in place.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Until recently, they have been slow to adopt Web-based platforms, big data analytics, and other IT innovations. Last month, the McKinsey Global Institute published Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead.

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The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New products and services get discovered and adopted at a speed never seen before, driven by the networked economy and always-on rich communication.”. As a result, adoption happens faster. Freemium models only drive the adoption curves even faster.”.

Automation and Employment in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The costs of developing and deploying these solutions will affect the business case for adoption. Even when automation makes business sense, regulatory and social acceptance will affect the rate of adoption.

The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , they need a cross-functional team (the Enterprise 2.0 But to get this going, I believe we need to introduce, recognize and accept the New Holy Culture Trinity for the Organization. connected ‘culture of collaboration’. culture, it needs to grow up. (a

The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These include: Regulations that promote competition : Lowering the cost of starting firms, avoiding monopolies, removing barriers to adoption of digital technologies, ensuring the efficient use of technology by businesses, enforcement of existing regulations, ….

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To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

They forget adoption occurs only when people behave in a way that allows collaboration to manifest across an organization. Survey , adoption rates of Enterprise 2.0 / Social Anything is on the rise, but they confess that “ benefits remain consistent over time.”.

Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, I always emphasize that, when it comes to disruptive innovations, the key to success is generally not the technology itself, but the ability to overcome the cultural and marketing issues that will cause your own organization and/or the marketplace to reject the idea at first.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords.

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some of the reasons are organizational and cultural. 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.

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As in previous years, the Symposium convened a group of leaders in their field to explore the state of adoption of digital money and its economic and societal impacts around the world. . Digital money adoption is a slow changing, long haul commitment. .

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The habit of publicly displaying rough prototypes hints at an open-minded culture, one that values exploration and experimentation over rule following.” . A design culture is nurturing. Adopting this perspective isn’t easy.

The Collaboration Curve

Dan Pontefract

Each increase will occur, however, with stunted delay until such time in which they collide, thus ideally resulting in positive culture change for the organization. Final Stage – Culture Change. Now that I’m on a mission to merge the terms Social Business and Enterprise 2.0

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth Kanter

We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social:

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The wide adoption of the Internet in the 1990s led not only to online banking, but paved the way for e-commerce. .

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In discussing the nature of smart cities platforms, Siegele asked whether I thought that cities would adopt proprietary platforms. Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture

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