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.

Change 163

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.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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. Is the change evolutionary or revolutionary in nature? While ignoring major changes is bad, acting before understanding its implications could be worse.

Change 156

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.

Change 223

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.

Change 125

Changing minds

Clark Quinn

There is a lot of concern about incorporating social learning into organizations centering on the organizational and culture issues. I gave my “Blowing up the training department&# presentation last nite for Massachusetts ISPI chapter, and a number of the questions were on getting the executives to buy in to the need, and then changing the culture. For instance, changing cutlure is hard. However, the consequences of not changing may be worse!

Change 111

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.

Change 109

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.

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.

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. In advance of next week’s “ National Walking Day ,” I did an interview with Gina about how her organization’s culture is changing one sneaker at a time. But, Hazon had more of a sitting culture. How did you start to shift the culture, one sneaker at time?

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This ecosystem has been designed to stimulate and manipulate the human psyche, “to draw us in and persuade us to change how we shop, vote, and exercise, and even who we love.” and how does it change our behavior?

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.

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.

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. One said “the real advantage of going to a store like Jessops was that you can speak to an expert who can advise on everything you might need to know about buying the right camera for you.

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.

Building a More Resilient, Data-Driven Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

High resilience in the face of an uncertain, changing environment is the essence of evolution and natural selection. In a 2017 article , The Economist noted that data is the fuel of the future - “Data are to this century what oil was to the last one: a driver of growth and change.” Both oil refineries and data centers fulfill similar roles: “producing crucial feedstocks for the world economy.”.

Data 174

The Long-Term Future of Work and Education: Three Potential Scenarios

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Experts differ widely in their predictions about how technological innovation will change the labor market, but they all see a need for changes in education,” write British professors Ewart Keep and Phillip Brown in a recently published article, Rethinking the Race Between Education and Technology. P revious technological innovation always delivered more long-run employment, but things can change.

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.

Change 133

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.

Trends 208

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. Over my long career , I’ve seen many once powerful IT companies done in by technology and market changes, and either disappear altogether or become shadows of their former selves. The shake-up of banking should be great for customers. “The benefits of technological change are likely to be vast.

Data 141

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.

Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More immediately, though not less consequentially, AI will change the way public servants do their jobs. The last use case describes the efforts of the Air Force to use AI to help its acquisition professionals makes sense of the highly complex regulations governing acquisitions and speed up the process of buying goods and services.

Data 126

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.

Buy 130

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. The WEF has taken the broad-scope view , having chosen The Fourth Industrial Revolution as the central theme of its January, 2016 annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. “We are at the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, and relate to one another,” wrote Dr. Schwab in his 2017 book.

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.

Trends 130

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When are we likely to see self-driven vehicles coursing along our streets and highways? “It is not yet clear how much better self-driving cars need to become to encourage broad acceptance,…” notes the AI100 report. “ But if future self-driving cars are adopted with the predicted speed, and they exceed human-level performance in driving, other significant societal changes will follow.”.

System 198

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.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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. Blockchain Technologies Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Data 191

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. Blockchain and Identity Blogging Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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. Moreover, companies’ strategies are almost always in transition as markets change.” An overemphasis on shareholder returns will undermine a company’s ability to deliver on its chose strategy, especially in times of rapid change. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Leadership’s #1 Challenge: Transforming Management

Steve Denning

My fellow Forbes contributor, John Kotter, has an interesting post entitled, Corporate Culture: Whose Job Is It? He asks: who is responsible for corporate culture? Who raises red flags if the culture is impeding performance? Culture is always in a leader’s job description.”.

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. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Data 136

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. I believe that the power of Big Data is that it’s information about people’s behavior - it’s about customers, employees, and prospects for your new business,… This Big Data comes from location data from your cell phone and transaction data about the things you buy with your credit card.

Data 200

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 About Nancy White Published by Nancy White Nancy J. Please keep me posted about your next Online Facilitation Course and sign me in to buy a copy of Digital Habitats. The Girl Effect is defined as “the powerful social and economic change brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate in their society.&#

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. In a digital world, the way we regulate and maintain administrative control has to change…”. Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Two Hours With The iPhone

Steven Berlin Johnson

Tried to be clever and buy at the downtown Brooklyn AT&T store, which was a nightmare and limited me to only one phone. 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. Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate My first.

Buy 100

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 The IT revolution and globalization are radically changing the business environment, note Martin and Moldoveanu, “sparking a battle between talent and capital for the profits from the knowledge-based economy - and there’s no end in sight.” Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Issues 206

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. These attributes can change and generally are reflective of relationships that the entity holds with other bodies.” For individuals these include e-mail address, login IDs and passwords, telephone number, social security ID, and passport number.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their 2009 book, Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Reshaping the Economy , Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders wrote about the impact of technology-based innovation on business productivity: “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.

Skills 171