On organisational change

Dave Snowden

It addresses the issue of organisational change using, in the main, a mapping and navigation metaphor. If we get heavy snow things will change, rivers can also flood but like all good walkers we have contingency plans and alternative routes we can follow.

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Change

Euen Semple

As time passes I am more and more convinced that this is ultimately how any change happens. For all the change initiatives that keep people busy at work, the strategising, the PowerPoints, the endless meetings, nothing happens until one person has a conversation with another and the other person thinks "Right, I'm having some of that!". We use slightly disparaging words such as viral for this kind of change, as if it was somehow under the radar, unofficial, risky.

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Signifying change

Clark Quinn

There is now quite a bit available about signifying change with ritual. In the former, they may be becoming a member of the community, but it’s about changing personal behavior regardless. And, to be clear, here I’m talking secular change.).

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Adapting to change

Clark Quinn

And, of course, that means many things have changed. I thought I’d just overview some of ways I’m adapting to change, so you can keep track and take advantage. Somewhat under wraps still, but… So those are the things I’m doing adapting to change.

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Packaging change

Clark Quinn

This brings a shared vocabulary and understanding of what needs to change and why. Assessment : an independent assessment of where you are in your processes, and what are the opportunities for change. Strategy Session : here the goal is to determine the path to change. What are the opportunities, barriers, and what are the sequence of moves that create the change? It’s not enough to just encourage, I want to actually support meaningful change!

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changing structures

Harold Jarche

“For the first time since the industrial revolution, organizations are changing at a fundamental level. The change is very much a work in progress in most organizations. Changed role of leaders —. But we now have many examples of organizations that are fully functioning in an entirely new way — that is, new ideas about how the organization is designed, about how work gets done, how people relate to each other.” ” — Nancy Dixon. Image: Nancy Dixon.

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changing patterns of connectedness

Harold Jarche

” “Change occurs not so much as a result of new information leading to individual learning but when the patterns of connectedness between individuals change.”

What is the locus of change?

Dave Snowden

This is the first in what will be an occasional series of posts in which I want to examine, in the context of change the role of the individual, that individual’s identity as part of society and the affordances provided thereof. The post What is the locus of change?

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changing with change

Harold Jarche

“ To change with change is the changeless state. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. – Bruce Lee” via @janhoglund. Nick Milton : “Internal competition is like a late frost that kills all your green shoots” @dhinchcliffe : The Underlying Laws of Cloud & Social. Count on nearly everything in the ecosystem to eventually drop to effectively zero cost.

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DAN READS! LESSON #5: Embrace Change – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

LESSON #5: Embrace Change – LEAD. Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Avoiding paralysis in major change

Dave Snowden

As those small actions start to build the underlying attitudes and beliefs change and then, maybe, the bigger initiatives will have impact and traction. The post Avoiding paralysis in major change appeared first on Cognitive Edge. Over the last three weeks I’ve been engaged in a diverse set of projects. Firstly the Singapore foresight and horizon scanning event, then a steelworks in Australia followed by masterclasses and multiple government meetings in New Zealand.

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Coping with Change: A Book Review of Flux by April Rinne

Clark Quinn

How do we cope with change? There’s a myth that we resist change, but Peter de Jaeger busted that in a talk I heard where he pointed out that we make changes all the time. We get married, take a different job, have kids, all of which are changes.

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Real change

Euen Semple

So much organisational change fails because either it is a token gesture at an organisational level, or people don't buy into the change individually. I am convinced that all change emanates from the individual. Structural and procedural changes can help but unless people change nothing changes. There is an intimacy about real personal change that most in corporate life back away from, or sanitise with process.

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Addressing Changes

Clark Quinn

Yesterday, I listed some of the major changes that L&D needs to acknowledge. As serious practitioners in a potentially valuable field, we need to adapt to the changing environment as much as we need to assist our charges to do so. We’re already seeing a wide variety of converging evidence that these changes lead to success. The post Addressing Changes appeared first on Learnlets. What we need now is to look at the top steps that need to be taken.

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Acknowledging Changes

Clark Quinn

There are a serious number of changes that are affecting organizations. We’re seeing changes in the information flow, in technology, and in what we know about ourselves. What are these changes? The post Acknowledging Changes appeared first on Learnlets. Importantly, these are things that L&D needs to acknowledge and respond to. It’s old news that things are happening faster. We’re being overwhelmed with information, and that rate is accelerating.

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AI Technologies Are Fundamentally Changing How Work Gets Done

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The expanded scope will change the value employers place on tasks, and the types of skills most in demand.”. The data set generated by these methods provides much more detail about the changes in tasks within jobs and in skill requirements than traditional survey data.

adapting to constant change

Harold Jarche

The future of [human] work is perpetual beta : adapting to constant change while still getting things done. The human work of tomorrow will not be based on competencies best-suited for machines, because creative work that is continuously changing cannot be replicated by machines or code. New methods and practices — often ‘just good enough’ — can be developed, used, modified, and eventually discarded as the nature of the work changes. Perpetual Beta.

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Changing Schools, Changing Knowledge: The Agenda

George Siemens

Earlier this year, I had an opportunity spend time on Steve’s program talking about how changing knowledge needs and structures are influencing the development of new learning systems and models. I’ve had the privilege of being on Steve Paikin’s The Agenda several times over the last few years. Steve is an informed and provocative interviewer, one of the best I’ve encountered covering the education sector.

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Changing People

Euen Semple

I've expressed concern previously about use the phrase "driving change" but now realise that my true discomfort goes deeper. What bothers me is the underlying assumption that we can change other people - or have the right to try. We can change our own behaviours, we can change processes and structures, but we can’t change people - only they can.

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Change, urgency, and new opportunities: talking about climate change during a pandemic

Dave Snowden

I have been thinking a lot about climate change during the COVID-19 times (and so have many many many others ). The change seems immediate and considerable. Now, none of these things is new, and just like with climate change people have been shouting them for ages.

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Habitual change

Dave Snowden

Then I had the Diabetes diagnosis and that triggered drastic change which allowed me to start the Round Wales Walk and return to the mountains of Snowdonia not to mention discovering the Brecon Beacons anew. Changing habits is difficult, but there seems to a point where it suddenly becomes easier. The post Habitual change appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

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Changing Culture: Changing the Game

Clark Quinn

I previously wrote about Sutton & Rao’s Scaling up Excellence , and have now finished a quick read of Connors & Smith’s Change the Culture, Change the Game. Sutton & Rao’s was very descriptive of the changes they observed and the emergent lessons. They aptly point out that many change initiatives stop at the second step, and don’t get the necessity of the subsequent two steps.

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The Evolution of American Capitalism - Tweaks, Reforms, or Wholesale Change?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But a t a time of growing public discontent about rising inequality, heightened competition from economies with different models, and existential threats including from climate change, capitalism in its current form - and American capitalism in particular - may face its most serious test.”.

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Learning Tools and Uni Change

Clark Quinn

Yes, many institutions are creating central bodies to support faculty in improving their classes, but those folks are relatively powerless to substantially change the pedagogy unless they happen to have an eager faculty member. The post Learning Tools and Uni Change appeared first on Learnlets. As part of a push for Learning Engineering , Carnegie Mellon University recently released their learning design tools.

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The Changing Nature of the Liberal Arts in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What is meant by the liberal arts? Here is a succinct dictionary definition : “The academic course of instruction intended to provide general knowledge and usually comprising the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, as opposed to professional or technical subjects.”

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Supporting change

Euen Semple

Two conversations yesterday reminded me of how important training or other forms of support are when implementing large change projects whether involving new technology or new processes. The second conversation was again about a big change effort but this time the plan was to offer an extensive programme of coaching. Coaching targeted at helping people understand the why of the new processes and to grapple with what the changes mean to them.

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Driving change

Euen Semple

Every time I hear the word "driving" used in the context of business I wince. It reveals so many misconceptions: that the person using it is in charge; that people can be driven like cattle; that there aren't consequences to using the word. The false macho fools no one. The use of it distances those "being driven" and they disengage. And then to solve this problem you set up an "employee engagement programme"!

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How Large Systems Change

George Siemens

Proclamations of systemic change, particularly in higher education, are more hype than reality. While there is some pressure, most pronounced in the US, for change to the big residential model of higher education, globally the demand is strong knowledge institutions. I recently delivered a talk at UniSA on the topic of how large systems change. Big systems, in periods of big change, experience structural and institutional change.

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Change, urgency, and new opportunities: talking about climate change during a pandemic

Dave Snowden

I have been thinking a lot about climate change during the COVID-19 times (and so have many many many others ). The change seems immediate and considerable. Now, none of these things is new, and just like with climate change people have been shouting them for ages.

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Clark Quinn

Is there an appetite for change in L&D? There really isn’t any burning desire for change, or willingness to move even if there is. That was the conversation I’ve had with colleagues lately. And I have to say that that the answer is mixed, at best. The consensus is that most of L&D is comfortably numb. That L&D folks are barely coping with getting courses out on a rapid schedule and running training events because that’s what’s expected and known.

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Sign of a change?

Clark Quinn

We need this change! For instance, I have a learning design process audit I offer that’s reasonably priced and will identify wastes and opportunities for the smallest change in your approach for the maximum impact. The post Sign of a change? I’ve been touting my recent book on debunking learning myths. Not because it’ll make me independently wealthy (if only !),

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Technology changes Everything

Jane Hart

In probably the most powerful indictment of current e-learning practices that I have ever read, Ethan Edwards asks Why Do We Continue to Perpetuate and Promote Ineffective E-Learning? He explains that in his contact with instructional designers, he has noticed that … Following tradition, doing what is recommended by many authoring tools, and patterning one’s work after […]. Social learning

Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. So it’s plausible that you’d want to change, and if you do, you’d like to know how it’s going. As a process, I think about what I might do before, during, and after any culture change initiative. Culture change is a journey, not an event, after all ;). The post Measuring Culture Change appeared first on Learnlets.

#3 Organizational Structures Have Changed

Nine Shift

The Org Chart is dead. Leaders are now befuddled about being inbetween the organizational pyramid of the last century and the organizational network of this century. Organizational structures have been flattened, dispersed, contracted out. The org chart is dead. What business leaders report is that the network is faster, more productive and more profitable than the pyramid. At LERN we have not done an org chart for 25 years, since we went virtual. We predicted this as Shift Three.

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Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

We know that the results of learning and development activities can only be determined by changes in behaviour (after all, at its heart that’s what ‘real learning’ is) and behaviour change needs to be measured in terms of what individuals, teams and organisations can do and are doing, that they couldn’t do previously, or what they’re doing better than before. But we need wider fundamental changes if we’re to do so at speed and scale. So, what are these fundamental changes?

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Work is changing

Harold Jarche

“The nature of work is changing. People’s relationship with work is changing. The changes to society will be vast.” Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. ” – @gapingvoid Andrew McAfee: offshoring is a way station on the way to automation – via. Read more » Friday''s Finds

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Creating an architecture for change

Dave Snowden

So we use military or economic force to remove said delete, now that hasn’t worked … we need to focus on creating an infrastructure within which a fluid series of changes over time can create a resilient society build around local networked agency. This is not only government it is also the way of all legitimate organisational change. Changing the constraints to allow the emergence of contextually appropriate practice within a locale.

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Change in Education and What Needs to be Done

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Published as Change in Education and What Needs to be Done , 15 pages, 2020, Maysan Center for Future Studies. In recent months we as a global community have experienced a hard lesson about the nature of change. Either way, what we do today will change what happens tomorrow.

The rapidly changing workplace

Harold Jarche

8) So what have I learned that will help us change our own experience of work? In the network era, the fundamental nature of work will change as we first transition into a complex post-job economy. The major driver of this change is the automation of all procedural work, especially through software, but increasingly with robots. Our dominant work structures will change, giving up hierarchy for adaptability.

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Changing thinking, changing systems

Harold Jarche

“The challenge of the coming century is to change the value system of society. Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared on Twitter this past week. Vaclav Havel” via @BillMcKibben. “Intellectual property is an oxymoron. Ideas can’t be owned. Instead, governments grant exclusive licenses to them.” ” ~ @JohnRobb. “Mechanization best serves mediocrity. Frank Lloyd Wright” via @OurFounder.

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Art Changes Now Too

Nine Shift

100 Years Ago, culture and art changed to match the Industrial Age. Today culture and art is changing to match the Knowledge Society. Digital Art is evolving. A friend of our son has a job in digital art. Here's me testing virtual art at the campus of the University of Southern California earlier this year.

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change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil. Even punishing the person in charge will change little. Changing leaders will not change the system from which they emerged. To remain connected to the changes in their networks, good leaders are curious and promote experimentation, but do not need to control it. Leadership in networks is helping the network make better decisions, and this requires a focus on the best organizational design to meet the changing situations.

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The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. The world’s changing, and L&D needs to adapt. The post The change is here appeared first on Learnlets. I’ve argued that things are happening faster, and that organizations are going to have to become more agile.

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