Managing in Complexity
JANUARY 24, 2013
As our markets and technologies get more complex, we need new models to get work done. Simple systems are easily knowable, whereas complicated systems, while not simple, are still knowable through analysis. The new networked workplace requires both collaboration and cooperation.
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control. complexity NetworkedLearning Work
Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace
MAY 8, 2014
Complexity is the new normal. Almost every person is connected to worldwide communication networks. In the network era, learning and working are tightly interconnected. It takes a lot of analysis to understand all the pieces. Re-wiring for complexity.
Networked Professional Development
JULY 29, 2013
It can sometimes be difficult to see oneself as a node in multiple networks, as opposed to a more conventional position within an organizational hierarchy. But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships.
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. However, when you look at the modern organization, it is moving to a model of constant change, whether through mergers and acquisitions or as quick-start web-enabled networks. Value Networks.
The Science of Complex Systems
JULY 9, 2011
When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in. It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems. The research for my thesis was focused on the highly complex world of atoms and molecules.
Network Learning: Working Smarter
OCTOBER 22, 2010
We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Formal, structured learning plays only a small role in getting things done in the networked workplace. Making sense of information, both personally and in networks, is becoming a key part of work. Network Learning.
The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation
AUGUST 8, 2011
For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized
Embracing complexity at work
DECEMBER 3, 2009
The Cynefin framework is a good way to explain different types of work and how training can only help in some cases: when work is simple (cause & effect are obvious) or complicated (cause & effect can be determined through analysis). Remember, almost all of this complexity is man-made.
Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
This talk is basically what he said, except he said it in the French way with complex theories, while I''m going to give it in the prickly, analytical, English kind of Canadian, dry presentation. A language is something much more dynamic, much more behavioral and complex ?? The complexities matter." It''s a complex, messy ?? The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable Incredibly complex process, but easy to do.
adapting to perpetual beta
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
There are only business strategies that understand networks. Cooperative and distributed work is becoming the norm in the network era. Social learning is how work gets done in networks. Chaos, Complexity, Complication. Weather systems are complex.
Visualization for Understanding
OCTOBER 27, 2014
Visualization can be a very powerful tool in sharing complex knowledge. The visualization of social network analysis (SNA) can give us significant new perspectives, not available from looking at a series of data points. Value Network Analysis (example) by Patti Anklam.
KONY, Networked Nonprofits, and Transparency
MARCH 9, 2012
There is more analysis of the problems over simplification like this cogent analysis from Ethan Zuckerman. The issue is complex. One thing that is important to point out is that built their network before they needed with years of offline organizing with young people.
DECEMBER 16, 2015
It was her work on value network analysis [PDF] that particularly influenced my thinking. Only through the power of value networks can we address our complex issues – together – and create a more hopeful future.” – Verna Allee. “A Complexity NetworkedLearning
Networks, Neighbourhoods and Communities: A Reflection
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 30, 2011
Network Components In Friday's CCK11 Elluminate session I highlighted some of the properties of networks in the following diagram: Now this isn't the most official diagram in the world, but it suffices to highlight some of the properties of networks we want to include in our discussions.
Networked learning in a changing world
JANUARY 6, 2011
A Baker’s Dozen: Principles of Value Networks | ValueNetworks.com by @vernaallee. The true shape and nature of collaboration is not the social network – it is the value network. Value networks are purposeful groups of people who come together in designated roles to take action or produce an outcome. Only through the power of value networks can we address our complex issues – together – and create a more hopeful future.
Organizations and Complexity
OCTOBER 20, 2010
Tweet I’ve discussed this table before, but I’d like to put it all the links together to highlight what we need to do with our organizations and structures to deal with complexity. Complexity. Value Networks. How we can support emergent practices in the increasingly complex enterprise: COMPLEXITY. Patti Anklam , in discussing value networks and complexity states: Understanding of complexity provides a practical guide to managing context.
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
The universal reach and connectivity of the Internet has been disrupting and transforming every single industry, especially since the advent of smartphones, IoT devices, cloud computing and broadband wireless networks over the past decade.
Mapping quality with VNA
MARCH 21, 2011
Tweet Our NetWorkShop on Saturday was a great success and I think everyone left with a better understanding of networks, as well as some ideas for future pursuit. One main message that came through early in the workshop is that you cannot manage a network.
Three Principles for Net Work
APRIL 15, 2012
The nature of work is changing in our increasingly networked economy. This type of work falls into Cynefin’s complex domain where, “the relationship between cause and effect can only be perceived in retrospect, but not in advance”. complexity WirearchyWork is changing.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
It’s impractical to move all that data to a central cloud for analysis and actions. In cloud, the data generated by the smart sensors at the edges is transferred and stored in the center, where it’s analyzed, and the appropriate actions then flow back across the network.
The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
Horizon scanning for emerging technologies is crucial to staying abreast of developments that can radically transform our world, enabling timely expert analysis in preparation for these disruptors,” said Meyerson.
Confused or Strong Beliefs?
JANUARY 26, 2012
Tweet Much of my work is in helping organizations prepare for increasingly creative and complex work because this is where the business value is, whether in offering differentiated services in a competitive market or in advancing scientific R&D. Analysis is not enough. complexity
Is management on the table?
FEBRUARY 26, 2012
Managing for the future is a conceit of those in power and our institutions are based on the notion of being able to manage complex systems using mechanistic models. This can be the false presumption of many a performance analysis. complexity InternetTime Work
Growing Up in a Complex World
JUNE 18, 2010
The primary challenge emerging out of the CEO conversations was complexity - the fact that CEOs now operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. Inheriting a Complex World: Future Leaders Envision Sharing the Planet invited graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a Web-based survey between October 2009 and January 2010. They grew up in a complex world. This generation of students doesn’t need to be told what a network is.
I come not to bury training, only to put it in its place
JULY 17, 2012
Admittedly trickier is demonstrating where objectives come from, establishing that valuable link between the tasking, analysis, goals, and objectives. The increasing complexity of our workplaces means we have to accept the limitations of training and education as we have practiced them.
The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
MAY 23, 2016
Digital funds dominate the vast majority of the money supply, flowing over our digital networks as payments for our increasingly digital economic transactions. Transforming this highly complex ecosystem has proved to be very difficult.
Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing
JANUARY 5, 2016
Dr. West is Distinguished Professor and Past President of the Santa Fe Institute (SFI), a non-profit research institute dedicated to the study of complex systems. Most surprisingly, their analysis led to a result that no one had predicted.
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Over time, sophisticated applications were developed to help manage more complex operations, including enterprise resource planning , customer relationship management and human resources.
Variety and diversity
APRIL 24, 2012
The unit of analysis is now communication and emergence, not entities. The perspective of network science views knowledge as socially created and socially re-created. Independently existing people and things then become viewed as co-constructed in coordinated networked action.
The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things
JULY 14, 2015
Ubiquitous or Pervasive Computing dates back to the 1990s, when neither the necessary low-cost devices nor ubiquitous wireless networking were anywhere near ready. The study is based on a careful analysis of over 150 concrete IoT applications across the global economy.
FEBRUARY 11, 2009
I’ve seen a merging of work and learning as more of our lives are lived in larger and more complex networks. In learning theory we now have Connectivism - the integration of principles explored by chaos, network, and complexity and self-organization theories.
Enabling Innovation – Book
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
The classic project management alone is less and less able to manage complex, uncertain, knowledge-based processes. — Managing in Complexity. With increasing requirements for complex and creative work we need new models to get things done. Books complexity Work
It’s not complicated, you see
JULY 24, 2012
As complexity increases, and we keep adding new tools to the workplace, the simpler the tool, the easier it will be to implement, especially since the lifespan of our knowledge tools keeps getting shorter. Complexity is the new normal. complexity InternetTime Work
The Rise of the Chief Digital Officer
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
There is perhaps an implicit assumption in my analysis that you can continue to be a company’s overall CIO while focusing primarily on managing its IT infrastructure and computer systems, something that I increasingly believe is not the case. . But, as the top information technology experts in the company, they should also work closely with all other senior executives to help them design, build and support their increasingly complex products and services.
The Emergence of Cognitive Computing
NOVEMBER 5, 2011
This will happen as we look to analyze and extract meaningful information from unstructured data, people-based social networks and Internet-of-Things applications. Major advances must be made not just in the volumes and variety of data collected and analyzed, - including text, voice, images and video, - but also in the speed of the analysis, as many emerging smart applications require very fast response times.
Social business on the edge of the chasm
JANUARY 18, 2011
Peter Evans-Greenwood has a good analysis of why E2.0 Social business is about a shift in how we do work, moving from hierarchies to networks. The highest value work today is the more complex stuff, or the type of work that cannot be automated or outsourced. Wirearchy complexit
Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints
AUGUST 24, 2012
If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s
195 posts about MOOCs
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
2b2k] MOOCs as networks. MOOC on complexity JAY CROSS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013. Adapting to a networked world HAROLD JARCHE | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011. patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more.
Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation
JANUARY 19, 2012
These principles are based on a detail analysis of how the better performing companies put these ideas into practice time after time. In fact, steady growth and profitability are likely to encourage firms to become more bureaucratic and less attentive to detail and innovation as they transition to managing a large number of people, more complex products and services, and a bigger scale of operations. Management is a highly complex discipline.