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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Who wants change? Who wants to change?

Jane Hart

I shared this image on Twitter yesterday, and it was very popular, so I thought I’d add it here too. If you want to download the image as a GIF or as a PowerPoint file, then you can do so at ChangeActivation. Social learning

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!

Luis Suarez

No wonder I keep musing about another rather thought-provoking sentence she put together as well in that superb article: ‘ Technological change does not automatically equate with progress ’. That’s when our change and transformation journeys will begin….

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Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me now discuss the more recent report published earlier this year, which examined the changes in skills required of human workers over the next 10-15 years. I’ll focus my discussion on the US skill changes, as the European changes were similar.

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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. The post Habitual change appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

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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.

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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?

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?

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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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When Context Transcends Change Management

Luis Suarez

What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if research keeps telling us, over and over again, how ’ most change efforts fail ’ ? Do we still think that organisations can change?

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Disruption Debate: Be open with change

Jane Hart

As part of Totara’s ongoing Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland has been speaking to thought leaders and experts from the L&D world. A few weeks ago he talked to me, and this is the summary of that conversation that appears on their website. Social learning

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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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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.

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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.

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Millennials Impacting Change Via Voting

Nine Shift

Millennials, especially the downtown college oriented knowledge worker Gen Yers, may be impacting change by also stepping up to vote. Nicely symbolic of the change is the fact that Pressley will represent the congressional district that John F. After being quiet at the 2014 polls, and disheartened by the rigged 2016 nomination, they might just turn out big this fall.

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Big change vs Little change in workplace learning

Jane Hart

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the fact that the L&D function needs to change, and a lot has been written about what the future of workplace learning should look like.

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Economic structural change is NOT industry compositional change

Ross Dawson

In preliminary conversations with one group I encountered a very common and deeply misleading view of how business is changing today. We engaged in discussions on “economic structural change”, that were in fact only about changes in industry composition.

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. Our dominant work structures will change, giving up hierarchy for adaptability.

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Human Capital and the Changing Nature of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But on balance, such fears appear to be unfounded, noted the World Bank in a comprehensive recent report on The Changing Nature of Work. That’s a mistake, because neglecting investments in human capital can dramatically weaken a country’s competitiveness in a rapidly changing world, one in which economies need ever-increasing amounts of talent to sustain growth.” . How is the Nature of Work Changing? People have long feared that machines are coming for our jobs.

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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.

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Jay Changes Direction

Jay Cross

My book Aha! Learn for Yourself challenges readers to consider where they’ve been in their careers and where they’re headed. I feel obligated to practice what I preach. My career in the learning business is at a turning point. My history by type of learning is below.

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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.

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Be the change

Euen Semple

There is much busyness in business around change. Change theories, change consultants, change strategies, and lots of pretty diagrams. Don''t you know "change is the new constant"!? Most of this is displacement activity to avoid actually having to change. It''s all about changing things outside our selves: structure; processes; or, more commonly, other people! But real change doesn''t happen until you do it.

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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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Plus Ça Change.

Euen Semple

Change is nothing new. Every generation thinks that is it is experiencing greater change than those who have gone before, and certainly the fundamentals of human nature remain the same. It’s a constant and always has been. But surely there are certain periods that are more momentous than most?

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OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

And of course once blame has been allocated we end up with a visitation from the cultural change specialists with their tool kit of communication plans, key drivers, motivational posters, games and the like. Don't talk about how you want to change, or why things are really different.

Book: Simple Acts to Change the World

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: As we head into the holiday season and year-end giving, I invited Amy Neumann to share some thoughts about giving and her new book, “ Simple Acts to Change the World.” Simple acts change the world.

Changing the landscape of health

Dave Snowden

To manage a complex system we need to changes the dispositions of populations and small level social interactions. People are fundamentally influenced by the micro narratives of their day to day lives, rather than grand narratives of change and admonishment.

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Change or die

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This is a total phase change. There are some companies that haven’t changed their core philosophies and management practices in 100 years and they never will. There are others that are hiring new kinds of leaders, and they are changing in a big way. Change Informal Learning

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an unstoppable force for change

Harold Jarche

Societies change their basic organizing structures when the primary mode of communication changes [T+I+M+N]: from oral, to writing, to print, and now to electric (digital). As we shift our dominant communications medium from print to electric, our organizing methods must change as well.

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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.

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Technology and change.

Euen Semple

Too often, as has been the way since the dawn of IT implementations, organisations will go out and spend a fortune on a new platform and neither put enough effort into preparing people for what it is expected to achieve, nor prepare them to respond to the organisational challenges that the change will bring about. We are experiencing a seismic shift in how we see the world that is primarily social and cultural rather than simply technological.

Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, technology and market environments have drastically changed in the intervening years. In April, MIT released The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S.

technology, change, and us

Harold Jarche

Since the change is so fundamental and a lot of things aren’t figured out, it’s quite hard to navigate yourself within Buffer currently, since nothing feels “fixed” and ever changing these last few months.

L&D as Agents of Change

Jane Hart

In my Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) framework I provide a broader definition of workplace learning; one that encompasses all learning experiences that take place in the organisation – not just those that are organised and managed by L&D – but ones that happen as a result of individuals and teams working together on a daily basis. By […]. Social learning

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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. Return of the Vikings.

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