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.

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?

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Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Luis Suarez

So far, the journey has been incredibly fascinating, if anything, because we are just about to enter the last stage of Social Business Adoption and Enablement: Adaptation. We are not doing Adoption per se anymore, specially, driving adoption.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. James Gardner does not think so any more.

Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth Kanter

The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.

how not to adopt an lcms


Home > Executive Perspective > How not to adopt an LCMS How not to adopt an LCMS June 2nd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment As the economy has forced organizations to do more with less, we’re seeing more and more interest in LCMS systems. Organizations are looking for ways to streamline their processes and remove waste. Some common mistakes organizations make when adopting and LCMS are: Trying to shoe-horn your existing process into your new system.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

The ‘knowledge transfer’ model doesn’t even work between organisations in industries with relatively standardised process. There is no ‘best practice’ where there are different environments and processes.

A Playbook for Improving Customer Journeys

Adaptive Path

For example, GE Healthcare redesigned their medical imaging equipment so that children would find the experience less scary. For example, some services work to give you tangible evidence of what they did for you as a final point of uplift.

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.

a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc., Examples might be offering to provide political support to someone. These are the early adopters.

It is time to simplify

Harold Jarche

Over time, to enable growth and efficiencies, more processes have been put in place. To compensate for its complicated processes, the enterprise attempts to shift to another paradigm, and tries to become a learning organization, putting significant effort into training.

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.

Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization

Harold Jarche

For example, the company as a well-oiled machine conjures up a certain image. The Socialcast blog has an infographic that shows what ants can teach the enterprise about teamwork starting with four challenges of distributed teams: Too much Focus on Technology and Process.

Engaging Knowledge Artisans

Harold Jarche

For example, working and learning out loud in online social networks significantly change the flow of knowledge and influence power structures. It has been adopted by hundreds of professionals around the world who have participated in PKM workshops.

Open Innovation 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Examples abound of companies that failed to commercialize the inventions developed in their labs. Open innovation processes combine internal and external ideas together into platforms, architectures, and systems. Process - Innovation is a team sport.

What have we learned so far?

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ): A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. PKM workshops have helped people develop their own process of seeking, sense-making, and sharing.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

Then we need to adopt effective strategies to get us there. Example: Re-thinking On-boarding Training On-boarding and induction programmes are usually fertile ground for structured learning. Most people get it.

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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Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

One was adopting a learn-apply-perform model, which another termed a learn-practice-demo. One was for examples, and I reckon both of better learning designs, and approaches to implement those learning designs in organizations.

Reinventing Organizations – Review

Harold Jarche

Here are some examples of self-management: Job Title: No job titles. Peer-based processes for individual appraisals. The examples in this book should help to change anyone’s mind about the need for command and control, or a focus on the bottom line.

The Future of HR

Harold Jarche

As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. Typical strategies of optimizing current business processes or reducing costs only marginally influence the organization’s overall performance.

Sense-making Skills

Harold Jarche

We selected techniques that were expected to be relatively easy to use and hence could be adopted by many students. Examples include the use of tools like Dave Pollard has a good description of this process in more detail.

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help overcome the stiff resistance often encountered by disruptive innovations, - both within one’s own organization and in the marketplace, - the article proposed that design thinking should be applied to their actual introduction, - a process it calls intervention design.

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My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

Charles Jennings compares learning to drive a car to other skills acquisition processes. And, interestingly enough, more and more of us are taking direct responsibility for this process and doing it ourselves (DIY). Learning is a process.

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


When Nielsen realized that they needed a new set of tools and processes for developing their content, they didn''t know what an LCMS was (it stands for "learning content management system").

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Automation and Employment in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1810s, for example, the so-called Luddites smashed the new machines that were threatening their textile jobs. Its overriding conclusion is succinctly captured in this paragraph: “ Many workers will have to change , and we expect business processes to be transformed.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

Adopting a BYOL strategy will however require a different approach to learning and development. So they should not be forced to adopt this approach – only gently encouraged to see the value in it over time.

The Modern Mantra: “Instrument, Analyze, Tune”

Andy McAfee

Hagerty in the Journal yesterday tells how lots of manufacturers, including Raytheon, GE, and Harley are installing tons of gear to monitor every element of their processes, from the speed of fans in a paint booth to the number of times a screw is turned as it’s being inserted.

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The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

E arly cloud adopters were mostly focused on improving the economics of IT, giving them the ability to expand their current offerings without major investments in additional IT infrastructure. A prominent example of this shift is the embrace of cloud-based IT services.”.

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Getting to Social

Harold Jarche

This is the real change process enabled by social business; people will start thinking differently. Each time we adopt a new social medium we start at the bottom, or at the single node level. Setting the Example.

Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

Deutschman cites examples from medicine. People fail to adopt healthy lifestyles even in the face of certain curtailment of life. 90% of patients with heart disease in a study at Johns Hopkins University failed to adopt a lifestyle change in spite of major heart surgery.

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ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Jemni presented the ALECSO smart learning framework, which adopted a four-prong strategy: to promote cloud computing, mobile applications, open educational resources, and open online courses. offered as an example the Global Campus student information and campus management application.

What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

Charles Jennings

And it’s not only efficiencies in the training process itself that we need to look for. We see examples of opportunities for improving performance by not training all around us. But it needs to be part of a wider change process.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As described by IDEO CEO Tim Brown : “The vertical stroke of the T is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process. It requires detailed analysis of technologies, quality, processes, competitors, customer satisfaction and market segments.

Exploring Business Types and Business Models

John Hagel

And, if there is a difference, what business models should each business type adopt? This business type involves high volume, routine processing kinds of activities – everything from assembly line manufacturing and logistics networks to data center operations and routine call center operations. This business type is all about coming up with creative new products and services, bringing them to market quickly and accelerating their adoption. OK, I’ve created some confusion.

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Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Luis Suarez

Knowledge workers ultimately adopt and embrace as well a much more open, public, trustworthy and transparent manner of collaborating and sharing their knowledge. It’s what I call Human Processes.

organizational relevance

Harold Jarche

Leadership is a role to be adopted when needed, and then passed on when the need has gone. The constant demand for more controlled processes (compliance training, for example) fails to build resilience into the organization.

Social Customer Service - proving you failed?

Martijn Linssen

A great comment by Guy Letts to my previous post on Acquisition versus Retention made me write this one - the comment is only half an hour old but blew my mind: Theres another example of how ridiculous is the pursuit of NEW rather than getting the basics right. Business or Pleasure? -

Embracing change from both sides

Harold Jarche

We may not even realize we’re modelling (and adopting) behaviours, but it happens all the time; like keeping your mouth shut when an executive says something really stupid. For example, we’ve worked with distributed groups who are focused on improving collaboration.

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

Dan Pontefract

Her latest report — based on surveys from employees in 26 countries representing 280 organizations — also suggests both leadership and culture are affecting the adoption of ESN.