Social networks drive Innovation

Harold Jarche

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

Dan Pontefract

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

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

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

Ross Dawson

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

George Siemens

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

Harold Jarche

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

Harold Jarche

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

Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?

Beth Kanter

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.”

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

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.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

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.

hold space for complex problems

Harold Jarche

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

Traditional training structures are changing

Harold Jarche

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.

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. Such cultures are tacit in nature: networked, tribal and fluid.

Learning in Complexity

Harold Jarche

” @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.

Nurturing Your Social Networks To Help You Find Your Purpose

Luis Suarez

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?

Changing the mechanistic mindset

Harold Jarche

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.

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

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

Changing thinking, changing systems

Harold Jarche

“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

Harold Jarche

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.

Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Ross Dawson

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including the growing volume of online and offline transactions, web searches, social media interactions, billions of smart mobile devices and 10s of billions of smart IoT sensors.

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Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Major trends involve competing complex forces interacting with each other, making it even more difficult to ascertain where things are heading. And, they will eventually change direction. Almost a billion social-networking users have at least one foreign connection, while 2.5

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

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

innovation in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

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

Harold Jarche

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

Harold Jarche

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.

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Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

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.

adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

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.

we are the media

Harold Jarche

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.

Visualization for Understanding

Harold Jarche

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.

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cooperation for the network era

Harold Jarche

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

Harold Jarche

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.

Beyond collaboration

Harold Jarche

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.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

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.

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The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, the Impact index aims to quantify the impact of these changes on companies and individuals, as well as on competition, volatility and business performance. That is no longer the case, because the increasing rate of change all around us is rapidly obsolescing knowledge.

attractive prisons

Harold Jarche

Today we hear a lot about models like holacracy and teal organizations that are focused on changing how we work together in organizations. Looking at these different approaches reminds me of the blind men and the elephant , each singularly focused on one aspect of a complex phenomenon.