Social networks drive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Tweet I’m always looking for simple ways to explain how networks change business and how social media help to increase openness, driving transparency and increasing innovation. complexity Wirearchy
If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture
MAY 29, 2015
We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. In part, it’s why enterprise social networks haven’t fully become a crucial component to an organization’s operating practice. enterprise social networks leadership esn
How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings
MAY 18, 2013
You may be thinking that one of the disadvantages of having moved into this new job as Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM is that I basically spend far too much time meeting up with my new team.
The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation
AUGUST 8, 2011
For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized
Social networked learning in complex information environments
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
In mid-January I spent a wonderful day at American University learning about (and presenting on) the changing educational landscape, technology, and the practices and activities of learners. The slides from my presentation are below: Social Networked Learning
Networks thrive in complexity
MAY 28, 2012
In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle. One good example of complexity that we can try to fathom is nature itself. Networks thrive in nature. The Internet has given us a glimpse of the power of networks.
Organizing for diversity and complexity
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
Tweet I’ve been looking at ways to explain why social learning is so important for business today. It comes down to the fact that what we know and do inside our organizations is insufficient to address external complexity or to be innovative. Communities complexity
hold space for complex problems
APRIL 27, 2015
Too often, we are our jobs, and when that changes, on a large scale, society will change. The changing nature of work will have ramifications across society. Structural changes in jobs and the education needed to do work are already being felt. Complexity Democracy
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social. From replaceable human resources to dynamic social groups. Social.
Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?
MAY 31, 2012
I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change. The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption. The video reminded me of the classic video, “ The Machine is US/ing Us.”
Traditional training structures are changing
OCTOBER 18, 2012
The near future will look like the near past, with more complex social and technological connections inside and outside organizations. The rapid pace of change is unlikely to abate in the near future.
Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change
OCTOBER 25, 2013
Is it that users just hate change ? In a networked world, this becomes even more crucial. Compatibility goes beyond data interchange and into aesthetics, environments, social structures, and human psychology. COMPLEXITY. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.
OMG, its culture change time
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
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. Such cultures are tacit in nature: networked, tribal and fluid.
Learning in Complexity
DECEMBER 16, 2011
” @webestime – “Simple rules lead to complex behavior. ” @CharlesJennings – “in a complex world, continuous learning is the only option available to us” – Globalization, Complexity & Change. The challenges of jobs that deal with high levels of complexity and tacit interactions are best addressed through the development of core skills and capabilities, not through trying to teach sets of processes or facts.
Changing the mechanistic mindset
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Without fail, in the past five years every new client I have been engaged by has specified one of two things they really wanted to see change in their organizations culture. Complex = not fully knowable, but reasonably predictable. Work is changing as we get more connected.
Changing thinking, changing systems
DECEMBER 23, 2011
“The challenge of the coming century is to change the value system of society. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more.
Learning, changing and thinking
OCTOBER 21, 2011
In a Complex World, Continuous Learning & Simple Truths Prevail by @CharlesJennings. It also appears they were unaware of another simple truth – that continuous learning is the only sustainable asset in a world of constant change.
Nurturing Your Social Networks To Help You Find Your Purpose
DECEMBER 17, 2013
Even more so when plenty of my closed networks strongly discouraged me to publish it, because they thought it just wasn’t me. I guess it’s now a good time to resume my regular blogging activities, once again, don’t you think?
Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints
AUGUST 24, 2012
If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s
Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO
JUNE 5, 2013
I now want to turn my attention to cloud computing, and its impact as a key driver of the changing role of the CIO. It’s getting more complex because it’s proliferating. Last week I wrote about the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium which I recently attended.
Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives
APRIL 15, 2015
One of our companies, Future Exploration Network , recently created a detailed report for a client delving into the most important shifts shaping the next decade and beyond. In highly summarized form, some of the most important shifts reshaping cities are: Changing work.
The Business Value of Social Networks
FEBRUARY 18, 2010
The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking. Overall, the special report concludes: “that social networks are more robust than their critics think, though not every site will prosper, and that social-networking technologies are creating considerable benefits for the businesses that embrace them, whatever their size.” There is plenty of doubt about the benefits of online social networking in the office.
innovation in perpetual beta
JANUARY 1, 2017
The perpetual beta working model tries to show how work and learning are related as we negotiate various types of networks to get new ideas, test them out, and innovate how we work. Our social networks can help us increase our awareness of new ideas.
Networked learning in a changing world
JANUARY 6, 2011
I switched my social bookmarking service from Delicious to Diigo and noticed that Diigo offered a method to save my favourites automatically. A Baker’s Dozen: Principles of Value Networks | ValueNetworks.com by @vernaallee. The true shape and nature of collaboration is not the social network – it is the value network. Value networks are purposeful groups of people who come together in designated roles to take action or produce an outcome.
The Connected Workplace
APRIL 15, 2013
Our increasing interconnectedness is illuminating the complexity of our work environments. On the positive side , complex work can provide unique business advantages and creative work can help to identify new business opportunities.
we are the media
JULY 26, 2016
As we shift from a market-dominated to a network-dominated society, we do not lose our previous tribal, institutional, and market organizational forms. However, their relationships between each other changes. In the long run our networks can make our sense-making much easier.
adapting to perpetual beta
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
There is no such thing as a social business strategy. There are only business strategies that understand networks. Cooperative and distributed work is becoming the norm in the network era. Social learning is how work gets done in networks. Social Learning.
The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy
JUNE 18, 2014
To illustrate the incredibly fast pace of change, Friedman noted that in the short time-span since World is Flat was published, we were already transitioning from a connected to an increasingly hyperconnected world.
Visualization for Understanding
OCTOBER 27, 2014
Visualization can be a very powerful tool in sharing complex knowledge. The visualization of social network analysis (SNA) can give us significant new perspectives, not available from looking at a series of data points. Value Network Analysis (example) by Patti Anklam.
cooperation for the network era
AUGUST 12, 2015
That’s why you see it in networks. Cooperation makes more sense as the term to describe working together in a networked and non-directed relationship. For example, Jérôme Delacroix also sees cooperation as the suitable term for what we do in networks [in French].
the keystone of the intelligent organization
JUNE 8, 2015
The intelligent enterprise has to be founded first and foremost on intelligent communication, which in the network era is much more than just passing information. It is actively engaging in conversations to continuously make sense of the changing environment.
The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Certain competitors, including Google, could use strong or dominant positions in one or more markets to gain competitive advantage against us in areas where we operate including: by integrating competing social networking platforms or features into products they control such as search engines, web browsers, or mobile device operating systems; by making acquisitions; or by making access to Facebook more difficult. Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0
JUNE 26, 2012
In A Wicked Problem , I said that all levels of complexity exist in our world but more and more of our work deals with real complex problems (in which the relationship between cause and effect can only be perceived in retrospect), whether they be social, technological, or economic.
Network Era Skills
MAY 28, 2014
It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. This is where enterprise social networks have helped organizational learning.
Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
The New Social Economy. In fact, Lucy has been terrific in finding new ways, like Branch , to use the social tools to facilitate a global brain around these ideas. The new social economy includes all the ways we use our private resources to create social good.
Leadership is an emergent property of a balanced network
MAY 29, 2012
He has a good perspective on the integration of work and learning, and how technology is only a very small part of social business. Investment in social business platforms and mobile solutions are great – we’re finally on the right path.
Organizations and Complexity
OCTOBER 20, 2010
Tweet I’ve discussed this table before, but I’d like to put it all the links together to highlight what we need to do with our organizations and structures to deal with complexity. From the evolving social organization we developed this table to show the differences between three archetypal organizations. Complexity. Value Networks. Social. How we can support emergent practices in the increasingly complex enterprise: COMPLEXITY. SOCIAL.
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
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.
Principles of Networked Unmanagement
OCTOBER 14, 2012
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. As we shift to a networked economy, our organizational frameworks have to change. Cooperation in our work is needed so that we can continuously develop emergent practices demanded by increased complexity. Networks.
MARCH 4, 2014
The emerging form (networks) is not a mere modifier of previous forms (Tribes, Institutions & Markets), but a form in itself that may be able to address complex societal issues that the previous forms cannot. This is why changing how we work seems critical to so many people today.