Signifying change

Clark Quinn

There is now quite a bit available about signifying change with ritual. Every culture has had its origin story, and typically stories that explain the earth, the sky, and more. And, to be clear, here I’m talking secular change.). Signifying change is an important component.

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Changing Culture: Scaling Up Excellence

Clark Quinn

I’ve found myself picking up books about how to change culture, as it seems to be the big barrier to a successful revolution. I’ve finished a quick read of Scaling Up Excellence , am in the midst of Change the Culture, Change the Game , and have Reinventing Organizations and Organize for Complexity (the latter two recommended by my colleague Harold Jarche ) on deck. Leaders have to go in, figure out what needs to change, and then lead that change.

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Culture or Cultures?

Clark Quinn

A twitter pointer led me to an HBR article arguing that We’re Thinking about Organizational Culture all Wrong. In it, the author argues that it’s fallacious to think that there’s just one organizational culture, , and that all people buy into it. The first is that the cultural values may be interpreted differently. The second is that people may comply with the culture even if they don’t agree with it. The post Culture or Cultures?

Leadership in a Changing World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are the critical competencies needed to lead in our fast-changing business environment? The key challenge confronting CEOs, - and senior executives in general, - is the relentless pace of change. But, w hile speed is the major dimension of change, it’s not the only one.

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Nordic leadership in times of extreme change

Harold Jarche

We can learn from the past and the authors of Return of the Vikings: Nordic Leadership in Times of Extreme Change , provide us with a compass to see our way into an unknown future. The book is about leadership in times of extreme change. If not, buy this book.

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General or specific change

Clark Quinn

I was reflecting on the two books I recently wrote about, Scaling Up and Changing the Game , versus the cultural approach of the Learning Organization I wrote about years ago (and refer to regularly). The thing is that both of the new books are about choosing either a very specific needed change, whether determined by fiat or based upon something already working well, whereas the earlier work identified general characteristics that make sense.

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Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

Beth Kanter

She shared some great tips about how to get your nonprofit to shift from a sitting culture to one which includes walking meetings and standing desks. But, Hazon had more of a sitting culture. How did you start to shift the culture, one sneaker at time?

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Go Buy Microcosm Right Now!

Steven Berlin Johnson

Main | Baton Passing » Go Buy Microcosm Right Now! My Books The Ghost Map The latest: the story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world. Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Todays Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter The title says it all. This one sparked a slightly insane international conversation about the state of pop culture -- and particularly games.

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Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: . market adaptability - rapid prototyping and innovation to quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions; . Ten years ago startups required serious capital, upwards of $1 million, to buy the computers needed to develop and prototype their new ideas. e-books is another widely used, game changing cloud application that is already transforming the book publishing industry.

Q&A With The Authors of A New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

At a time when the US doesn’t even rank in the top 30 countries in the world in education status, we are fortunate to have a new book: A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown (CreateSpace, 2011).

Generational Change Happening Quickly Now

Nine Shift

Gen Y, now age 14-34, has taken over economically and culturally. Generational change is happening quickly now. Photo: Driving to the cabin I stopped to buy two pounds of creamy Havarti cheese. It''s so palpable. You can feel it. From 2014-2016 society rapidly transitions from being led by the Boomer generation to being led by Gen Y, the millennials. Thousands of boomers are now retiring every week. Many are working past 65, only 14% predicted to work past age 70.

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Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives. Jay spoke with Learning Executives Briefing about informal learning and the changing role of the CLO. is changing the nature of business and enabling incredibly powerful connections. That is changing the whole show.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The last section deals with the organizational and cultural issues involved in going through such a major transformation. The culture of the institution was not able to stretch enough to be able to implement the needed changes. Much as we often talk about embracing change as a positive experience, change is in fact very difficult, even painful for many people.

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

Not just exposure to tough economic times and having to make changes to do more with less, and do things differently. Each of the above were overtaken by circumstances (and technologies) that changed faster and to a greater extent than they thought possible, understood, and planned for.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The last section deals with the organizational and cultural issues involved in going through such a major transformation. The culture of the institution was not able to stretch enough to be able to implement the needed changes. Much as we often talk about embracing change as a positive experience, change is in fact very difficult, even painful for many people.

The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Revenue growth is highest in marketing and sales, - pricing, prediction of likelihood to buy, and customer-service analytics; in product and service development, - creating new AI-based products and enhancements; and in supply-chain management, - sales and demand forecasting, and spend analytics.

Hope for HP's Culture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change.

Is the Digital Revolution At Last Shaking Up Banking?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Finally, the transformation reaches a tipping point when technologies radically change the business model and user experience, leading to a fundamental disruption of the industry. But, change also poses risks. “The implications are profound because banks are not ordinary firms.

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The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

As some of you know, I have been a champion of the GiGis (Girl Geeks in service of the World Cafe community) and have long been a (prejudiced) champion of females in changing the world. Women who are catalyzing positive change. And the importance of change the world and start at home.

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Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More immediately, though not less consequentially, AI will change the way public servants do their jobs.

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Product selection with your network | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is time again to buy a new set, but instead of buying the cheapest set at the local office store, I decided to get the recommendations of my network – since many are also frequent users of this product.

4 Trends That Will Dominate This Century

Kevin Wheeler

Here are 4 trends that are significant enough to change our lifestyles and challenge our assumptions. In the Western world there are now enough women in the workplace to change how it looks, feels, and functions. Beyond impact on work, huge social changes are resulting.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A successful program requires firms to address many elements of a digital and analytics transformation: identify the business case, set up the right data ecosystem, build or buy appropriate AI tools, and adapt workflow processes, capabilities, and culture.”.

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They all attempt to describe and put a name to the disruptive changes taking place all around us within the context of the past 250 years. reveals some powerful emerging currents with strong potential to change the way factories work.”. Don’t buy the hype.

What’s the Core Priority of Corporate Managers?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the fast pace of technology and market changes, companies may need to reinvent themselves every five years or so. On the other hand, being viewed as a socially responsible company is part of what a business may need to do to stay ahead of society’s fast-changing exceptions.

Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Accumulated attributes have been gathered over time, and can change and evolve throughout a person’s lifespan. For example, to buy alcohol, all you need is proof that the individual is over the legal drinking age.

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Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But that changed quickly over the next few years. You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy from an online catalog with nothing more than a browser and an Internet connection.

The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the first part of the interview, How the Houston Astros are winning through advanced analytics , Luhnow explained that when he first joined the team in 2011, there wasn’t much of a focus on analytics, and the then personnel was not receptive to the changes he was proposing.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: I Contain Multitudes (Of Banana Republics)

Steven Berlin Johnson

My Books The Ghost Map The latest: the story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world. Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Todays Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter The title says it all.

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The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, a panel of global experts convened by the World Economic Forum selected blockchain as one of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016, based on its potential to fundamentally change the way economies work.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first encountered the term datafication in The Rise of Big Data: How It’s Changing the Way We Think About the World , by Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.

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From Horseless Carriages to Driverless Vehicles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cars granted us enormous personal freedom and changed the world in all sorts of unforeseen ways. It is likely to be many years before AVs are cheap enough for individuals to buy them, and capable enough to operate outside predefined, geofenced areas.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Media and Communications Political Issues Society and Culture

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The Rise and Potential Fall of the Talent Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then late in the 20th century the terms of competition changed again, with physical and capital assets no longer being the keys to success. “By Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These attributes may change multiple times or evolve throughout an entity’s lifespan.” For individuals these include health records, job history, Facebook friends lists, and sports preferences.

4 Trends That Will Dominate This Century | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Here are 4 trends that are significant enough to change our lifestyles and challenge our assumptions. In the Western world there are now enough women in the workplace to change how it looks, feels, and functions. Beyond impact on work, huge social changes are resulting.

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Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several days ago, a financial industry client told me that framing a right question to express a game-changing idea is extremely challenging: first, selecting a question from multiple candidates; second, breaking it down to many sub-questions; and, third, answering even one of them reliably.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not surprisingly, change comes slowly to such a complex ecosystem. The Internet changed all that. But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed.

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Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not surprisingly, things are now changing in our information-rich digital economy. Simply put, there is a growing mismatch between the old frameworks and practices that many companies use and the structures and capabilities required to be successful in a rapidly changing environment.

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The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead, we should expect fundamental changes in how firms and markets organize the flow of goods and services in our economy.”. His remarks focused on three key drivers of change: cheap transportation, cheap communications and cheap automation.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The companies with the highest returns on their technology investments did more than just buy technology; they invested in organizational capital to become digital organizations. Build - or buy - the capabilities of the future.

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Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past few decades, the firm has been going through dramatic changes , driven by both advances in information technologies and the heightened competitive pressures brought about by globalization. Now, the Internet has fundamentally changed the plane of competition.

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