The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The current rise of large companies is somewhat unexpected. Big, multinational companies dominated most industries, - from GM, Ford and Chrysler in cars to Esso/Exxon, Mobil and Texaco in oil and gas. Companies popped up to solve specific problems and then disappeared.

Companies and Movements

John Hagel

Movements and companies – what’s the intersection between these two? Sure, there are movements against companies – we all can name dozens of boycotts against specific companies for a variety of reasons, ranging from unfair labor practices to the politics of the countries they’re from. Even the labor movement that gave rise to Labor Day was at one level a movement against companies. But, what about companies that are catalysts and drivers of movements of their own?

The connected company

Dave Gray

Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is? In a recent talk , John Hagel pointed out that the average life expectancy of a company in the S&P 500 has dropped precipitously, from 75 years (in 1937) to 15 years in a more recent study. Over time, things change.

Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent

Dan Pontefract

Dan's Related Posts: $6 trillion In Assets And This CEO Says Purpose Is The Company’s Fundamental… The Lost Trust Of Millennials With Big Business. Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT” Four Key Actions To Change Your Organization’s Purpose.

Connecting Companies and Markets

Harold Jarche

Companies therefore need to push work beyond daily practice and out to communities and networks. Connecting companies to markets in the network era. This can work well when the objective is clear and the conditions do not change.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

Whether you’re working in an HR or L&D department, or for a commercial company providing learning tools and services, or for a college, university or business school, results matter. But we need wider fundamental changes if we’re to do so at speed and scale.

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Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company. The class consisted of up-and-coming executives, roughly in their late 20s and early 30s with 5 - 10 years in the company. Given my long career at IBM, as well as my more recent involvement with Citi, it is not surprising that I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in large companies. It is different with large companies.

The Connected Company Review

Harold Jarche

I received a copy of Dave Gray’s The Connected Company from O’Reilly books and must say that Dave has done a great job. It is a comprehensive read, covering complexity and networks, and how they are changing business. So what is a connected company?

Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work?

Dan Pontefract

” And that’s when Denise changed the subject to Habitat for Humanity … or was it Justin Bieber? Late last year I was at a dinner with a Board I won’t mention by name. There were roughly 50 people at the event.

A Company's Four Seasons

Martijn Linssen

Sometimes, very rarely, one of these is a private company, mammoth-size of course, a multinational enterprise gone wild. The entrepreneur launches his company, hires a few people, and prepares everything to grow, get out there, spread the word. Time for change.

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

“[…] Unless you’re ready to commit to the sort of change your employees are clamoring and longing for, just stop. And most importantly, what can we do to liberate every company from them? .

Training Industry Names Xyleme as a Top Learning Portal/LMS Companies 2018 Company to Watch

Xyleme

September 25th, 2018 (Denver, CO and Raleigh, NC) Training Industry released the 2018 Top Training Companies selections for the learning portal/LMS sector. These thought-leaders are looking for innovative ways to change the way learning is created & delivered.

Why Technology Training is Critical for Financial Services Companies

TOPYX LMS

Tech training is essential to the success of banking and other financial institutions - as much as 70 percent of financial services leaders are concerned about the speed of change in technology.¹

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, he wondered if we could apply empirical, quantifiable and predictive scientific methods to help us better understand complex biological organisms and social organizations like cities and companies. How do these characteristics change with body size?

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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Chance favours the Connected Company

Harold Jarche

Change and complexity will be the norm in our work and any work where complexity is not the norm will be of of diminishing value. In complex and changing markets, innovation has much higher business value than merely coordinating internal tasks.

Power Shift – People Running Companies by Apple?

Luis Suarez

The balance of power from companies running people to, hopefully, people running companies ” [Emphasis mine]. One that can certainly change the world.

change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil. The ‘great man’ is answering for the actions of his company in front of the world’s cameras. Even punishing the person in charge will change little. Changing leaders will not change the system from which they emerged.

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#4 Is Your City Too Expensive To Save From Climate Change?

Nine Shift

B anks, governments and companies are now calculating in dollars the cost of various responses to climate change. New stories this month in the US media and in the UK also explore whether banks and government financial institutions are financially prepared for climate change.

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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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Change or die

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This is a total phase change. I look at Google and see that they have $8 billion in fancy kitchen equipment and server farms, and the stock market values the company at $157 billion—so where is that other $150 billion? That is a lot different from companies that have drunk the Web 2.0

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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.

Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As it has for many decades, the US continues to lead the world in total R&D outlays, which includes all the R&D carried out in companies, universities, research institutes, government labs and so on.

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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[infographic] Industrialized vs Humanized Companies

Jay Cross

in fact, I’m going to change the name of this curated topic to Humanist Business.That’s more where my heart is at these days. See on Scoop.it – Emotion in the Workplace. How can being more open, trustworthy, and courageous through social media transform your corporation?

It’s not a company. It’s an idea.

Adaptive Path

What emerged was an intoxicating notion: Adaptive Path wasn’t just a company; it was an idea. A couple years ago, we took a step back to indulge ourselves in a navel-gazing exercise to consider what Adaptive Path was and what it should do.

Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What should your company do? How should your company decide when and how to best embrace a disruptive new technology like blockchain? The legacy assets of older companies were like a noose around their neck. Gerstner saw the Internet as an all-important catalyst for change.

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.

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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$6 trillion In Assets And This CEO Says Purpose Is The Company’s Fundamental Reason For Being

Dan Pontefract

Four Key Actions To Change Your Organization’s Purpose. You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Larry Fink is the CEO and chairperson of New York-based BlackRock, an investment management firm. BlackRock manages roughly $6 trillion in assets on a global basis.

Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the topics discussed was how companies generally deal with major technology and market changes, - like those that have been taking place all around us for the past few decades. Transformative change comes naturally to young companies, as it generally does to young people.

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Xyleme Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies List

Xyleme

Raleigh, NC – February 7, 2019 – Training Industry today announced that Xyleme has been selected as part of the 2019 Top Training Companies lists for the Authoring Tools sector of the learning and development market. View the 2019 Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies.

Changing the world of work

Harold Jarche

Change Agents Worldwide has just released its first ebook featuring 21 views on the future of work. We believe change is coming fast to the enterprise. Setting out to “change the world of work” is an ambitious goal.

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Innovation in Education: Companies outside of USA?

George Siemens

Entrepreneurship may well be the force that finally brings structural change to higher education after 800 years. What are the most innovative companies that you’ve come across that are NOT US-based Innovation in education is getting attention globally. The epicentre of edtech innovation is the USA. At least, that’s the impression I get from the blogs and news sites that I follow.

The 7 roles of company directors in driving successful innovation

Ross Dawson

The piece is below, providing a high-level view on the role of company directors in driving innovation. As the pace of change in the business environment increases, driven by technological and social shifts, innovation is moving to the centre of value creation in organisations.

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 Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Charles Jennings

Qualcomm, the global mobile technology company, uses its successful ’52 weeks’ program to encourage employees to use structured storytelling for reflection and to share information, attitudes and behaviours across the company.

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Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

Become knitted into a company’s culture by attending work-related social events. However, when it is enforced and informal learning is ignored or discouraged, companies pay the price of low levels of information retention and skill development and high levels of employee disengagement.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A disproportionate number of entrepreneurial companies are, indeed, small start-ups. But the article then went on to define entrepreneurship as something that applies not only to new or small companies. The defining characteristic of entrepreneurship, then, is not the size of the company but the act of innovation.” Quite a few people think that entrepreneurship in large companies is an oxymoron. There is no alternative - the very survival of the company is at stake.

Some fundamental changes

Harold Jarche

The reason is that most of us have been working over the years to solve problems by creating new and improved companies, rather than by equipping individuals with their own empowering tools. What we still need are tools that make individuals both independent of companies and better able to engage with companies (or with organizations of any kind). Participation in a networked market changes people fundamentally. #11. That change has to start with people.

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The Changing Workplace: Virtual Offices

Nine Shift

Many companies have intranets, where lots of information is posted. So how do we communicate at work when we are in difference places, at different times? With a Virtual Office. But a virtual office goes further: 1.Talk with others.

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The True Value of a Good Education: Adaptability to a Changing Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A number of large industrial companies also embraced these recommendations, and launched or expanded corporate research labs, such as ATT’s Bell Labs , GE Research , Xerox PARC and IBM Research. While the increasing number of PhDs around the world has resulted in an extraordinary amount of good research , many PhD programs haven’t adapted to a changing job market.

Organizational change, unpacked

Harold Jarche

Courts can be assured that workers have been trained, so the company has met its responsibilities. Tweet In the evolving social organization , I included a table with several descriptive terms, which Amanda Fenton suggested needs to be “unpacked&#. Simplicity. basic hierarchy.

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