Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Luis Suarez

This particular item in the adaptation framework is all about enabling your early adopters to become the change (leading) agents within your organisation to help transform not only how your business operates through the extensive use of enterprise social networking tools, but also to inspire that personal transformation journey every single knowledge worker might need to embark on, once your firm decides to go social.

Internet.org is a failed exercise in misdirection

Doc Searls

4] As many new internet and content services are launched targeting primarily mobile usage, and further adoption of internet connectivity globally (including broadband in rural areas of developed countries) relies heavily on mobile, zero-rating has also been regarded as a threat to the open internet, which is typically available via fixed line networks with unlimited usage tariffs or flat rates. [9] The Internet is one thing. It is comprised of everything it connects.

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Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know some of you folks may be thinking that while going through that exercise you would need to build yourself up with tons of patience and perseverance as it’s going to take a good amount of time to get it done. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership #socbiz-adoption adaptation-framework

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth Kanter

The best way to get started is to make the commitment to make the time – like anything new whether it be a new exercise regiment or a diet and especially for learning a new tool, habit, or skill. Don’t let the discomfort of the learning curve for new technology tools get in the way of adopting social media or mobile tools as a personal and organizational leadership tool for your organization.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. And I’m not just talking about social media early adopters.

Scenario Planning - Formulating Strategy in the Face of High Uncertainty

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ingrain the process. “In the long run you’ll reap the greatest value from scenario exercises by establishing an iterative cycle - that is, a process that continually orients your organization toward the future while keeping an eye on the present, and vice versa.”.

The three Cs

Euen Semple

I recently wrote a post about the potential for systems to be self organising and the way that we compromise this ability by attempting to exercise control over the world around us. This is what allows kids to adopt new technology so quickly. Adopting a more conversational tone in how we share ideas and discuss the world around us.

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The essence of blockchain, notes the report , is that the unit of competition is the networked ecosystem , no longer a single enterprise. “As blockchain adoption continues to gather momentum, organizations must approach their blockchain strategies with the same rigor and commitment as any other new and transformative strategies. For example, e-mail and the Web played a crucial role in the mainstream adoption of the Internet in the early-to-mid 1990s.

New Book: Aha! 75 Ways to Work Smarter

Jay Cross

Each technique is backed with a practical exercise. Adopt sound learning practices as lifelong habits. My new book, Aha!, is for all those people we’ve made responsible for their own learning. This is the missing manual. explains self-assessment, setting goals, dealing with feeds and flows, improving retention, curation, working out loud, social learning, and more. reveals how to: Learn from experience. Take advantage of the latest findings from neuroscience.

Innovation on the cusp: symbiosis

Dave Snowden

Part of that (and this goes back to Data Sciences days) is to find ways to sell products on the other side of the chasm, avoiding the early adopter phase moving into early majority to get first mover advantage. I gave that as an exercise to the group and they came up with several good examples of things they can do. Teaching intelligent people with real world problems is always one of the great pleasures of life and also a chance to develop and refine both theory and practice.

Reflecting on Leading in Uncertainty

Dave Snowden

Once we accept that, we can learn how to discern when we are dealing with something complex vs something ordered and the new approaches we need to adopt. As lockdowns ease, governments are inviting people to exercise their own authority and judgment, to set and maintain our own boundaries. On 11 June 2020, I had the privilege of being part of a fascinating conversation about leadership.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Humans behave differently when incentives are on the table; rather than passively waiting for employees to collaborate or use social technologies, putting financial rewards on the table will expedite adoption.

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Xyleme

So Nielsen adopted a brilliant mindset and approach to creating content: "We realized that an LCMS would really meet our needs and that we needed to implement it. And now that I can personalize my content, I need to know better who my audience is, and so we started adopting personas. But in the past, we spent 80% of our time just putting the content in and we then spent 20% of our time around the stories, examples, and the rich activities and exercises that we could do.

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

Charles Jennings

How many of us have tried regimes of dieting or increased exercise, or even keeping away from some stimulant or another for for a time only to fail to keep to our intentions after an initial few weeks (or even days). 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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In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

It is a similar story-telling convention adopted in the Game of Thrones, where the white walkers are an enemy that do not tire, that are death personified (the COVID-19 virus has been identified to be a bit of a zombie virus ; there is nothing to kill as the virus is already dead).

Shaping Serendipity through Narrative

John Hagel

Once we’re in those environments, we can adopt a set of practices that will attract the attention of people who turn out to have great insight relative to our interests. And once we have those encounters, we can adopt practices to increase the likelihood of surfacing the most valuable insights that lead to new discoveries. As a result, people are motivated to exercise imagination and creativity even before they connect with others to pursue the opportunity.

A sense of direction (2)

Dave Snowden

Carrying out the exercise also confirmed to me in the value of the liminal version of Cynefin and critically the resolution it provides for a long term issue of what to do with the Disordered domain. The key concept there is that of contextual diversity of approach rather than adopting a single and inauthentic universal. It’s not just about how we measure its also about the social processes which allow the exercise of human judgement.

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Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There is no end to the number of papers that argue that we should abandon behaviourist theories and instead adopt newer and mostly constructionist theories of mind. There will be assignments, exercise sand assessments.

Create contrast, enable insight

Dave Snowden

I started my keynote (available as a podcast) by referencing my surprise that this was the eleventh year at which I have given a keynote at the event and that in that time I had seen three cycles of knowledge management adoption with the same mistakes being made each time. The decisions are then clustered and the information flows connected (workshop and/or consultancy exercise).

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

But, how can L&D break out of their siloed state and exercise enterprise-wide influence when they utilize point social solutions that lack the ability (both in terms of functionality and vendor influence) to extend beyond training? Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Curmudgeon, cynic and contrarian

Dave Snowden

So when it came to my turn to introduce myself I decided to adopt my three C’s of personal behaviour in a Complex word: Cynicism, Curmudgeonliness and contrarianism, while trying to avoid conflict and combativeness with partial success. Attempting to reduce an artisan capability to a process or a trivial exercise.

9 Tips for Nonprofits To Boost Resilience During A Pandemic

Beth Kanter

Our family with adopted senior rescue dog, “Tigger.” 1: Get Enough Sleep, Nutrition, and Exercise. Focus on these three activities: sleep, nutrition and exercise to help strengthen your immune system and feel better. The blessing of shelter in place is that you can still exercise by walking, jogging, or running as long as keep your distance from other people. Also, don’t forget to avoid eye strain by doing Eye Yoga exercises. #5

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Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

It’d be the first time that I share publicly (Even outside of the firewall) what I will be measured upon in terms of my overall performance at the end of the year, what we call at IBM our Personal Business Commitment, but in that exercise of openness and transparency I am hoping it will help folks out there get a bit of clarity in terms of where my main focus areas will be.

COVID-19 & Leadership

Dave Snowden

And how can we adopt them? As this is the trial phase of a wider journaling exercise, the option to specify ‘Other Industry’, ‘Other Role’ and ‘Other Sector’ and other multiple-choice questions in an additional text field is currently unavailable.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

It is a similar story-telling convention adopted in the Game of Thrones, where the white walkers are an enemy that do not tire, that are death personified (the COVID-19 virus has been identified to be a bit of a zombie virus ; there is nothing to kill as the virus is already dead). I love this cartoon by Shannon Wheeler , that was posted by the New Yorker.

The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lack of identity is an impediment for poor people to exercise their basic democratic and human rights. Government control: Without the proper accountability, governments can leverage digital technologies to exercise greater control over their citizens, rather than to empower them. This past January, the World Bank issued the Digital Dividends report, a comprehensive study of the state of digital developments around the world. All in all, it’s a mixed picture.

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Trophic cascades

Dave Snowden

Now I am increasingly using dominant predator theory as a metaphor in describing different strategies that can be adopted in organisations. Re-engineering exercises often removed what they thought were superfluous levels of management. For those not familiar with the term it describes the various changes that take place in an eco system when the dominant predator changes.

Twitter, just show us the algorithm - please?

Martijn Linssen

1 all the time, and just pretending that wasnt there; Lifes complicated enough as it is and it shouldnt influence this exercise at all to begin with At 17:25 PM, #leweb has entirely disappeared from T3. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0:

Engaging Knowledge Artisans

Harold Jarche

Even leadership has to be exercised in a different way from the hierarchical organization, understanding the dynamics of networks. It has been adopted by hundreds of professionals around the world who have participated in PKM workshops. Every organization today is trying to address the changing nature of work, driven by rapid technological change, and made more complex by global changes in economics, politics, and resources.

Shaping Serendipity through Narrative

John Hagel

Once we’re in those environments, we can adopt a set of practices that will attract the attention of people who turn out to have great insight relative to our interests. And once we have those encounters, we can adopt practices to increase the likelihood of surfacing the most valuable insights that lead to new discoveries. As a result, people are motivated to exercise imagination and creativity even before they connect with others to pursue the opportunity.

The race to platform education

George Siemens

It is not, however, an exercise in logic. Which means that decisions makers are motivated (partly out of fear of appearing ill-informed, partly out of not wanting to take risks) to adopt approaches that integrate fairly seamlessly across the education spectrum. Across the full spectrum of education – primary, secondary, and higher – we are witnessing a race to develop platforms for content, learning, teaching, and evaluation.

The 30 Percent Solution

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So why go though this exercise? Because the exercise isn't about saving money. Carr is adopting this mechanism because, even if the current system of funding education is archaic, he has no idea what to do about it. Efficiencies can be found by decentralizing management, so people can exercise local knowledge to serve needs and priorities, ranther than centralizing control in the ministry. Let me be clear.

change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

In Adapting to Perpetual Beta I concluded that leadership in networks is exercised through reputation, not positional authority. “It is only through enforced standardization of methods, enforced adoption of the best implements and working conditions, and enforced cooperation that this faster work can be assured. And the duty of enforcing the adoption of standards and enforcing this cooperation rests with management alone.” Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil.

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Get out

Jay Cross

We needed the exercise and we needed to get out of the house. However, for overall productivity, all of us should adopt the routine. View to the northeast, toward Sacramento.

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 Productivity studies at both the firm level and the establishment (or plant) level during the period 1995-2008 reveal that the firms that saw high returns on their technology investments were the same firms that adopted certain productivity-enhancing business practices.”.

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Control is key in managing a CAS

Dave Snowden

Now for reasons I will elaborate shortly, I think that sort of statement harms the adoption of complexity and is in any event wrong. That is one of the reasons that I adopted and extended the constraint based definition of complexity that I first picked up from Alicia Juarrero. If you are wise you distribute cognitive processes, especially scanning; you delegate within constraints but overall control at various levels is exercised and cannot (let alone should not) be avoided.

Reflecting on Leading in Uncertainty

Dave Snowden

Once we accept that, we can learn how to discern when we are dealing with something complex vs something ordered and the new approaches we need to adopt. As lockdowns ease, governments are inviting people to exercise their own authority and judgment, to set and maintain our own boundaries. On 11 June 2020, I had the privilege of being part of a fascinating conversation about leadership.

The social imperative

Harold Jarche

Not only that, but any new males who joined the troop were discouraged from being aggressive and adopted more pro-social behaviours within six months. A group of individuals whose collective behavior is controlled by a single individual cannot behave in a more complex way than the individual who is exercising the control. Robert Sapolski has been studying baboons for thirty years.

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

This is not just an application rationalisation exercise, it is getting ready for The Great Divide Then, take some time to think about a strategy: 30 minutes should be enough. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Business or Pleasure? -

How to ‘Take One for the Team’

Dan Pontefract

I ventured over to Bing and repeated the exercise. If the team adopts a method in which to always connect and consider options with one another before creating the end result, it becomes an aligned team from the onset. (I How many you ask? It’s over one billion. When you put the word ’team’ into a Google search box, you’re presented with over one billion results. Over 600 million results this time.

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On the importance of energizing holidays for entrepreneurs

Ross Dawson

Humans adopt habits easily, and we need to have power over them. Each time Victoria, the girls and I go to Jervis Bay we focus on exercise and very healthy food, and almost completely cut out sugar, alcohol, and other toxins. You can readily reset your habits and palate in a week, meaning that well after a break you will shun unhealthy or excessive food, and feel compelled to exercise regularly.

Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months

Jay Cross

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Charles Jennings , June 18, 2010. Adoption - Dan Pontefract , March 25, 2010. Working Smarter Daily can point to more than today’s hot topics.

Start with action, then reflect

Dave Snowden

The spiritual exercises of Loyola or any of the various Buddhist techniques (including their US variations) can simply be acquired in a one or two day workshop or even a consultancy exercise. Those provide a rich context for non-facilitated reflection, which in turn can lead to increased adoption. I promised some time ago that I would post on Scharmer's Theory U.