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Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

There is widespread agreement amongst senior executives, line managers and HR directors that ‘breakthrough performance’ is needed to meet immediate business goals. The average performance uplift needed to meet business goals was determined to be between 20-25% in the next 12 months.

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago I attended the 12th annual Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty , a meeting that brought together around 50-60 policy and technical experts from government, academia, business, investors and NGOs. Digital technologies are necessary but not sufficient.

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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.

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.

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.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. Need a sustainable transformation that''s relevant and meets local needs. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: An Unusual Meeting

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Some of us have been in 3D meeting rooms for over a decade. Black Sun advocates drove the early VRML adoption.

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The opportunity for expanding the use of good digital IDs is growing, as technologies improve and become more affordable, and as more people around the world have access to smartphones and the Internet. Identity plays a major role in our everyday life.

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TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth Kanter

TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. Technology does not solve problems. Technology alone does not solve problems.

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth Kanter

This post is brief re-cap about what I learned about technology innovation investments to develop new social media platforms and apps for the Arab World. N2VLabs provides support for the best of the best Arabia geeks who have a promising technology idea or social platform.

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 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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The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This transformation is driven by the continuing advances of technology. Even as revenues fail to meet expectations, costs are prohibitively high. To overcome these major challenges we must fundamentally rethink the IoT’s technology strategies, business models and overall designs.

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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.

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. Information technology is eroding the power of large-scale mass production. They keep trying to fit new technologies and practices into outdated business models.

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any technology expected to have a transformative impact on business over the next decade has to at least be already in the hands of leading edge users. Just about everyone agrees that these are foundational technologies, like the Internet twenty years ago, that every business must embrace.

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The Global Business Environment: Success or Struggle?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These metrics provide a comprehensive picture of the evolution and impact of advances in digital technologies and changes in public policy over that time span. A few weeks ago I wrote about one of them, The burdens of the past , which dealt with the growing gap between individuals and institutions in their adoption of knowledge-sharing technologies. Their strategies and organizational structures are ill-suited for the world of technology-enabled knowledge flows.

Some Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

John has always been a pioneer in embracing new technologies. It does not appear that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or its contractors spent much time reviewing these models and adopting best practices.”.

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How Has the Internet Worked Out So Far?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The survey asked questions in four main categories: adoption, impact on everyday life, impact on social relationships, and overall verdict. Adoption. How essential are these technologies?

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The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of modern technology and modern business.” . Companies must meet these market changes head on with innovative market strategies and business models. . A design culture is nurturing.

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Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology is accelerating progress but causing discontinuities. While creating new opportunities, technology advances will continue to aggravate divisions between winners and losers.

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The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) was organized in 2013 by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee to examine the impact of digital technologies on the world. Job Creation & Income Growth - Leverage technology to create new jobs that pay better wages.

The Continuing Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Along with Vint Cerf , Bob is recognized as one the key fathers of the Internet , for which they both received the 1977 National Medal of Technology and a number of other top prizes. The occasion was a board meeting of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) , a not-for-profit organization that promotes research in the public interest which Bob founded in 1986 and continues to lead. But, it has not been the culture one generally associates with the business world.

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Should the US Slowly Phase Out the $100 Bill?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

can learn from India’s move toward a cashless society, - academic and writer Vivek Wadhwa noted that India has built a digital payments infrastructure that’s enabling it to skip two generations of financial technologies.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Third, - s tarting in the 1960s, - saw the advent of digital technologies, computers, the IT industry, and the automation of process in just about all industries. Technology advances keep expanding the benefits of the digital revolution across the planet. “The

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, as with the Internet, the Web and other major technologies, the blockchain has now transcended its original objective. The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry.

Hurricane Sandy: a 21st Century Wake-Up Call?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Separately, the report looks at ICT infrastructure as the cornerstone of its technological readiness pillar. “The ICT has evolved in the general purpose technology of our time, given the critical spillovers to the other economic sectors and their role as industry-wide enabling infrastructure.

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Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

It is a useful technique for creating a more responsive, flexible organizational culture as well as coming up with more innovative ideas for programs and grants that are a good fit. Technology : Cheryl Contee, Fission Strategy. New Technology for New Power Movements.

Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I explored this question by comparing blockchain today to the Internet in the early-mid 1990s, which is roughly when the Internet made its own transition from early adopters to mainstream users. It’s still in its early adopters stage, - perhaps akin to the Internet in the late1980s.

How I use social media

Nancy White

These roots are significant because our patterns of use, our ways of embracing or rejecting technology are grounded in this history. This is true of both the technology and the practices. Now technology enables far more than the discussion forums of the late 90’s.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. with back-to-back meetings in New York City, one of which I was the host for.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early August I participated in a strategic planning meeting in the Boston area. They both participated in the planning meeting, along with senior executives from one of ID3’s industrial partners. At the beginning of the meeting a few of us made brief introductory remarks.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) was organized in 2013 by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee to examine the impact of digital technologies on the world. Over $1 million was awarded to the winners in four categories: job creation and income growth, skills development and matching, technology access and financial inclusion. Job Creation & Income Growth - Leverage technology to create new jobs that pay better wages.

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. The Council believes that their recommentations are actionable, proven ways of reducing the deficit, which are based on real-world expertise, information technologies and organizational practices that are already being successfully applied in the private sector.

Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, I asked whether blockchain is ready to cross the chasm from its early adopters, - who are already involved with blockchain in one way or another, - to the considerably larger set of mainstream users who may be considering blockchain but are waiting for results and assurances before jumping in. It’s still in its early adopters stage, - perhaps akin to the Internet in the late1980s. Organization and culture.

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.

Why Innovation is Critical to Help Governments Adjust to the Realities of the 21st Century?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about the structural changes underway in countries around the world, driven primarily by the digital technology revolution and the forces of globalization. For the past twenty years, companies have embraced digital technologies to significantly improve their productivity and reduce costs. . We have seen this repeatedly over the past several decades in our own industry, and in the impact of new technology models across our economy and society.

Reframing the news

Doc Searls

Dave created RSS — Really Simple Syndication — as we know it today , and got The New York Times and other publications (including many papers and nearly all Web publishers) to adopt it as well. Like anything else related to technology, this will happen slowly and iteratively. Then, once your river is up and running for a while, have a meeting with all your bloggers. — Art Journalism News Outlining Technology …all experience is an arch wherethrough.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Immigration

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « Thank You | Main | Senate Science and Technology Caucus » January 29, 2007 Reflections on Immigration In mid-January I went back to Mexico for meetings with clients and academics, as well as colleagues from IBM. In addition, people aren't interchangeable widgets; culture counts.

The Power of Pull

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Big Shift , as they called the project, refers to the long-term transformations in the global business environment over the past several decades that have been primarily, but not exclusively, caused by the remarkable advances in digital technologies over that period. The power of pull provides a key to how all of us - individually and collectively - can turn challenge and stress into opportunity and reward as digital technology remakes our lives.”

Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The UK-IRC is “a collaborative initiative for cutting-edge research and knowledge exchange activities on how innovation can make businesses more competitive, improve public services delivery and help the UK meet the social, environmental and economic challenges it faces.” Would it lead to greater pressure to meet short term goals rather than long term objectives? In her talk, she discussed why some regions in the US are better at adapting to technological change than others.

Reflections on Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last summer, IBM launched a study of cloud computing sponsored by the IBM Academy of Technology and led by our top experts in the area. A recent report by Forrester Research said in its executive summary that: "Cloud computing is a new IT outsourcing model that doesn't yet meet the criteria of enterprise IT and isn't supported by most of the key corporate vendors. Not at all, any more than the Web proved important only to its early adopters.

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Growing Up in a Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Increasingly, organizations will have to adopt a more environmental and socially acceptable way of doing business to attract top talent and perhaps even to survive the fierce competition around the world. To meet this commitment, they said they needed to understand and respond to diverse cultures and local needs, whether economic, environmental or social.” Several weeks ago IBM released its 2010 Global CEO Study.