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.

Change 100

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.

Change 126

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"!

Change 100

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?

Change 147

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.

Change 181

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

Change 206

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.

Change 155

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.

Change 113

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.

Change 157

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.

Change 109

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

Change 212

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?

Change 176

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.

System 210

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

If learning professionals and learning departments don’t adapt and change, Quinn argues, they will be revealed not simply as having no clothes, but as being so out of step that they will wither and die, or be removed from the value chain. So, what are these fundamental changes?

Change 180

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.

Change 130

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.

Change 200

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.

Change 164

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.

Change 152

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?

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.

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.

Change 142

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.

Change 195

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.

Change 207

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.

About this change to the site…

Clark Quinn

It had some problems, but I was afraid to change it because of the repercussions. A little background… My ISP, a good friend, colleague, and mentor, was making some changes to how my sites are implemented. It made sense, because if anyone could get access to my admin code, they could not only change the look and feel (easy to fix), they could alter the code and put in malicious stuff. Suddenly, it’s easy to change the site, without coding!

Change 144

The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Charles Jennings

(I wrote the original piece this article is based on for Training Industry Quarterly in Winter, 2012. I feel it still speaks to a key issue for building high performance that has barely been touched by many L&D professionals).

Change 206

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.

Change 166

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.

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.

Change 196

The Changing Workplace: Networks

Nine Shift

Moving one''s workplace organizational structure, and thinking, from a pyramid to a network is #3 of our Top 7 changes for a successful workplace in the 21st century.

Change 130

The Changing Workplace: Telework

Nine Shift

It''s #2 in our top 7 list of workplace changes that need to take place for organizations to be successful in this century. Telework is the silent revolution in the workplace. Telecommuting keeps growing.

Change 130

The Changing Workplace: Flextime

Nine Shift

With Boomers retiring soon and the workplace needs of Gen Y very different, flextime is #1 of #7 new workplace changes. Managers need to understand and then acquire the skills to develop flextime policies and administer them.

Change 130

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.

Blog Post: Embedding Change: delivering value from knowledge and learning

David Gurteen

They have a 1 day event coming up on 27th September at their Henley Campus - Embedding Change: delivering value from knowledge and learning and have a limited number of guest places available at £175+VAT. By David Gurteen.

Change 151

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.

Change 146

Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. I've written a few times over the years on aspects of solutions that ultimately drive a change in behavior that leads to performance improvement. Need to Change Behavior?

System 184

Technology Changes Art in this Century

Nine Shift

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

Change 117

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.

System 119

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.

Change 104