Two types of knowledge

Jay Cross

” The poor fellow didn’t appreciate the richness of life or the fact that somethings are too awesome or complex to ever be reduced to words. It calls forth judgments, emotions, and complexities that you only absorb through experience. Complexity. Explicit Knowledge.

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Agency: privilege & complexity

Dave Snowden

The cartoon speaks for itself and has wider application than leadership, it can be used to look at the wider issue of change and the problems that have been created by the dominance of an engineering, cybernetics induced over the last few decades.

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Complexity and change

Harold Jarche

Complexity. If it seems to too complex for L&D to take on the “responsibility&# for enabling learning across the organisation, then bear in mind that this role will probably be assumed by others, e.g. Bus Ops, IT or Internal Communications departments as their own interests widen.

Complexity and Public Administration

Dave Snowden

Some 10 years ago now when I first became interested in how complexity science might be used in public administration there was a body of thinking but relatively few practical examples of applications. That has changed. This blog is being posted on behalf of Thomas Townsend.

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

Anecdote reports that John Kotter, leadership guru , is accepting that methods like his 8-step process for leading change may not be effective in the face of complexity. Complexity, driven by global networked communications, is the main factor.

Complex is the new normal

Harold Jarche

Change becomes chaotic when employees see and hear two or more different change methods and messages “, writes Jay Deragon in managing on the edge of chaos. However, it requires more than just discarding some of our traditional ways of dealing with change.

Leadership in Complexity

Harold Jarche

Tweet In organizing for diversity and complexity , I discussed structural changes that are needed in our institutions. Kevin Wheeler has a great slide presentation on leadership in complexity that looks at what is required in a diverse and complex work world.

Changing the landscape of health

Dave Snowden

It is worth a quick refresh on two of the key principles of complexity (or rather cognitive complexity as we need to look at human complex systems in a very different way from those in termites nests). Diabetes Innovation Managing Complex Systems

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A complex look at task assignments

Clark Quinn

And I’ll be the first to acknowledge that it’s complex, as the diagram represents, but let me tease it apart for you and see if it makes sense. And, at least initially, there’s a guide to principles for creating an artefact of this type.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Organizations, in order to function, need to encourage social exchanges and social learning due to faster rates of business and technological changes. The Internet has fundamentally changed how we communicate on a scale as large as the printing press or the advent of written language.

Knowledge Work Types

Tony Karrer

Thomas Davenport classifies Knowledge Work Types in Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers using a variety of classifications. One was based on the complexity of the work. Within that he then defined the following types of knowledge workers: Transaction Worker - Routine, individual, ex. Several people have asked for some clarification on my definition of Concept Work and Concept Workers.

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Embracing complexity at work

Harold Jarche

The Cynefin framework is a good way to explain different types of work and how training can only help in some cases: when work is simple (cause & effect are obvious) or complicated (cause & effect can be determined through analysis). Remember, almost all of this complexity is man-made.

In a complex society

Harold Jarche

If we want to be a change agents, we have to point out examples of the old type of thinking not making sense in the organization any more. However, change doesn’t happen until it happens to us. Tweet As you may have noticed, this has been a busy week.

Complexity and Design in Warfare

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The workshop explored how design-oriented approaches can help us better understand and deal with the very complex problems we are increasingly encountering in all aspects of business, economies, government, public policy, military operations and society in general. Some of the areas explored by the Forum are emerging technologies, organizational development, economic competition, and the changing concept of security.

Climate Change, Waste & Festivals: a collective fight needing a common understanding

Dave Snowden

it also has the potential to mobilise momentum and drive change through the sharing of stories about what people are doing to make the world a better place. Building small, incremental change has always been the complexity mantra. When thinking about change and transformation, we were particularly interested in the idea of apathy, simplicity and the importance of time, e.g. are people thinking ahead or are there “more important things to do”?

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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.

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Diversity, complexity, chaos and working smarter

Harold Jarche

Complexity, chaos and enterprise-architecture ~ by @tetradian – via @DavidGurteen [explores the under-represented Chaotic domain of Dave Snowden's Cynefin framework]. In this type of workspace, the new tools and processes are put into service much faster.

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.

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Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

Alan Deutschman, the author of ‘ Change or Die ’ makes a pretty stark statement about people’s reluctance to change: “What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think and act?

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Embracing change from both sides

Harold Jarche

Consultants, and even key internal staff, can often identify the problem (at the time) but then they move on to the next problem before much change has happened. Complexity theory tells us that complex problems need to be probed through action before any sense can be made of them.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: 84% vote for change in.

Steve Denning

84% vote for change I reported on Tuesday the shocking statistic that 84% of workers in the US plan to change jobs in 2011. It also shows the futility of changing jobs: when most of the jobs suck, changing jobs won't do anyone much good.

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Types of Knowledge and Connective Knowledge

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Historically, we have had two types of knowledge: First, 'qualitative' knowledge. These two types of knowledge account for most of what we know about things that there are out there in the world. These two types of knowledge combine the best of human capacities: our ability to perceive, to sense the world, and our ability to calculate, to think about the world. In the 20th century, things changed. There are different types of meaning, said some.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Architectures are needed to provide a common foundation for understanding, designing, analyzing and operating complex systems.

How complex is our work?

Harold Jarche

On my recent post, Emergent practices need practice , I looked at how complexity could not be easily addressed through traditional training methods: But many of the problems we face today are COMPLEX, and methods to solve simple and complicated problems will not work with complex ones.

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

The retreat curriculum is built around the a framework called “I-WE-IT” that covers mindsets and practical skills that today’s social change leaders of all generations need as we move towards more collective approaches. Her points about leadership and change.

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The Napoleon Complex

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It’s also the sort of behaviour that may change over time. Lots of things like this change. We need to survey for attitudes and behaviours on an ongoing basis, because these change, and because inappropriate attitudes and behaviours, especially on the part of teachers, can cause great and unnecessary harm. There is not a compelling case that the status of height discrimination or the factors contributing to it have changed dramatically between 1987 and now.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

Almost tend years ago, they co-wrote “Net Gains,” one of the first practical handbooks on building and working in networks for social change. They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.” Network Types.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. " The relationship between a brand and its customers is a complex one indeed, full of emotional connections and chemistry.

Talking Shop with Network Designers and Weavers for Social Change

Beth Kanter

Not only do we learn something new, but it feels great to connect with other people who are asking the sames types of questions about their work. Flisrand talked about her work supporting a complex, emerging network working on urban sustainability issues.

The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Demographic change , namely, the declining population and labor force growth around the world, is another potential cause for slow economic growth. While technologies may advance rapidly, humans and our institutions change slowly.

Innovation and National Security in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition, AI and automation are leading to major changes in the workforce. China is a different type of challenger than the old Soviet Union.

leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

The spread of information has changed in the last two decades. Azeem Azar has identified several ways that the corona virus outbreak will change our world. think changing nature of work]. Even the nature of knowledge is changing. Communities Complexity Leadership

The Puzzling Economic Impact of Transformative Technologies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This firm might want, for example, to change its labor mix to build more software and to teach its customers to order products online instead of in person.

Redefining Work - Leveraging Human Capabilities in a Future of Expanding Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given these predictions about the changing nature of work, what should companies do? Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture

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Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They both agree on the facts, - globalization and global trade have been undergoing considerable changes since the 2008 global financial crisis. But, they differ in their explanations of the reasons for the changes. Major structural changes.

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gaining insight at work

Harold Jarche

With increasing complexity in most aspects of a network society, the way that we support organizational learning must change. With low levels of complexity, knowledge can be codified into documentation and distributed throughout the organization. Complexity SocialLearning

A Quarter Century into the Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A doption of complex digital technologies, and, in particular, of the organizational practices needed to achieve their potential value remain slow. Digital changes everything - even industry boundaries.

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

Beth Kanter

And, those who wanted to make money would head to Wall Street. That’s changed. And the sector is getting better at measuring social change and that there has been a lot of progress in the way the sector measures and reports on big social change outcomes.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems.

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Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More immediately, though not less consequentially, AI will change the way public servants do their jobs. Conquering the Complexities of Federal Purchases.

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Beyond Machine Learning: Capturing Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

F or example, tracking potentially hazardous , fast moving, near-Earth objects is based on the detection of very small changes in the sky. Data derived from human behavior is dynamic and ever-changing.

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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As long as the data involves human activity, - regardless of the type of data, the demographic of the users or the size of the data sets, - similar behavioral dynamics apply. And surviving in a changing environment requires a combination of social learning and new ideas.

Robocalypse Now? Technology, Productivity and Employment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the same time, technological change increased the demand for other types of labor that were complementary to the capital goods embodied in the new technologies. But things can change,” said a 2014 Economist article. Is the Robocalypse upon us?,