Cultural change in Singapore

Dave Snowden

I expect to report back on some of that work in future months, this week is scoping and discussing. If you come to a country once or twice a year (more frequently at times) you get a better sense of change than if you live there. There was concern about innovation and programmes were put into place (some of which I was involved in) to change that. Much is the same, much has changed.

AI Technologies Are Fundamentally Changing How Work Gets Done

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The expanded scope will change the value employers place on tasks, and the types of skills most in demand.”. To shed light on the impact of AI over the past decade, the report analyzed 170 million job postings in the US between 2010 and 2017. Let me summarize each of these changes.


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What is the locus of change?

Dave Snowden

This is the first in what will be an occasional series of posts in which I want to examine, in the context of change the role of the individual, that individual’s identity as part of society and the affordances provided thereof. But with that comes other senses and background culture.

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The Changing Nature of the Liberal Arts in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly, in a 2006 report , the National Academy of Engineering called for reforming engineering education. What is meant by the liberal arts?

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Culture 6 of 7: Adjustments

Dave Snowden

In any art work the final adjustments mean that we are nearing completion, in cultural change I want to argue, it is the sign that the process is only just starting. In an ideal world managing culture would be a constantly evolving process; multiple small micro-changes with a feedback loop in near real time that allows the process to be navigated. Its a structure that we can’t change but we can use. The essence of cultural change is minimalism ….

Leadership in a Changing World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are the critical competencies needed to lead in our fast-changing business environment? Its findings were recently published in The CEO Report: Embracing the Paradoxes of Leadership and the Power of Doubt. 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. Is the change evolutionary or revolutionary in nature?

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Change in Education and What Needs to be Done

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Published as Change in Education and What Needs to be Done , 15 pages, 2020, Maysan Center for Future Studies. In recent months we as a global community have experienced a hard lesson about the nature of change. Either way, what we do today will change what happens tomorrow.

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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Lessons In Culture From United Airlines

Dan Pontefract

Specifically, I wanted to know if she felt their new CEO, Oscar Muñoz, would bring any change to the company, its culture and its operating practices. “Oh Take for instance the Airline Quality Rating 2015 report. In its 25th year of reporting on airline performance, the 2015 version does not indicate things are significantly improving for United Airlines. It seems Mr. Muñoz wants to unite its corporate culture, in an attempt to improve its operations.

The Challenges of Automation in a Fast Changing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Technological innovation should be embraced,” notes Automation and a Changing Economy , a recently published report by The Aspen Institute. “Automation has been a largely positive economic and social force, and looking forward, automation will be necessary to feed, house, and raise the living standards of a growing and aging population.” . Let me summarize the key conclusions and recommendations in each of the report’s two sections.

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Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation Deficit , - a report on both the long term benefits of basic research and the impact on those benefits of declining federal investments. But, technology and market environments have drastically changed in the intervening years. This central role of federal research support means that sudden changes in funding levels such as the recent sequester can disrupt research efforts and cause long term damage, especially to the pipeline of scientific talent on which U.S.

[shorenstein] Farnaz Fassihi on Reporting from the Middle East

David Weinberger

I’m at a Shorenstein lunchtime talk where Farnaz Fassihi is giving a talk titled “Reporting from the Middle East.” She was a reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger on 9/11. “How we approach reporting has significantly changed” since she first went to Afghanistan she says. ” There’s thus even more of an obligation to have reporters on the ground. It can be extremely frustrating as a reporter.

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Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the intervening three years, the study has published a number of report on the subject. The first report , published in November, 2015, explored whether we can look forward to vast improvements in productivity and quality of life, or whether automation will mostly threaten jobs, disrupt organizations, and strain the social fabric. McKinsey’s December, 2017 report analyzed whether there will be enough work in the future.

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The Economic and Cultural Polarization of America

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For most of our nation’s history, whatever the inequality in wealth between the richest and poorest citizens, we maintained a cultural equality known nowhere else in the world - for whites, anyway.” There was a common civic culture, - the American way of life , - “that swept an extremely large proportion of Americans of all classes into its embrace. The situation changed drastically in the intervening fifty years.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? Do you and your employees operate in a culture of fear or is it a relatively harmonious and engaged environment? Quite frankly, that saddens me because although technology isn’t the answer, enterprise social networks can do so much good for an organization’s culture and engagement. Like me, Charlene is a crusader for a more open and collaborative culture.

Measuring the Forces of Long Term Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore described what became known as Moore’s Law in a 1965 paper where he observed that the number of components in integrated circuits had doubled every year since their invention in 1958, and predicted that the trend would continue for at least ten years, a prediction he subsequently changed to a doubling every two years. The Foundation index has been growing at a ten percent CGR since 1993, and is the primary driver of all the other changes.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In his 1945 seminal report, Science The Endless Frontier , presidential science advisor Vannevar Bush laid out the blueprint for R&D in post-war America: “New knowledge can be obtained only through basic scientific research” conducted in universities and research labs, which is then applied to develop new products by the private sector and new and improved weapons by the defense sector. Education and Talent Future of Work Political Issues Society and Culture

Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Organizational structures and cultural attitudes are not keeping up with changing realities. While competitive pressures force companies to adjust to fast changing market realities, change comes slower to academic and government institutions. To reach its conclusions, the study examined the two very different research and innovation cultures that prevailed in the physical sciences and in the life sciences over the second half of the 20th century.

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Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a very good report - The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation. According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: . market adaptability - rapid prototyping and innovation to quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions; . e-books is another widely used, game changing cloud application that is already transforming the book publishing industry.

Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab

David Weinberger

Three and a half years ago, the Danes wrote a report on public libraries in the knowledge society, and went looking for partnerships, which is unusual for the Danes, says Knud. They were inspired by Maker culture. “You can work with maker culture without having a makerspace.” Q: We’re seeing more random innovation in library spaces in this city, as opposed to your carefully planned and articulated change. (1)

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[shorenstein][2b2k] Wesley Lowery on covering Ferguson and the effect of social media on the reporting ecosystem

David Weinberger

Wesley Lowery is a Washington Post reporter, recently ex of the Boston Globe. He does not cede all ground to social media, but instead uses it to do his job as a reporter, and sees its effect on every facet of his role. ” He said he would be ok with that but only because so much of his social media contribution consists of references to other sources and other people, including to reports by other newspapers. That changed the tenor and the depth of our coverage.

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Managing across Borders and Cultures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its mission is succinctly captured in its tag line: Managing across borders and cultures. The Levin Institute is led by Garrick Utley , a former broadcast journalist with extensive experience in international affairs, who reported from more than 75 countries for more than 40 years. We prepare individuals and institutions to learn, work and communicate across borders and cultures. Tags: Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture

It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail

Dan Pontefract

Over the last several months, at the job that actually pays me, I’ve been on somewhat of a soapbox speaking, writing, blogging, yammering about the link between culture, leadership philosophy and Enterprise 2.0 Social computing inside of the enterprise is changing the game. The two must marry if an organization wishes to be successful in the culture of tomorrow. It can be culture forming. Culture enterprise 2.0

Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building

Beth Kanter

Two reports have been released on the topic of capacity building: “ Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together ,” from GrantCraft, a service of the Foundation Center and “ Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity ” from GEOfunders. This post summarizes gems from both reports. While the reports are guides to funders, if you do work as a capacity builder, you will find some useful insights for your practice. 2: Culture Change.

Montessori Is An Example Of The New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

I reported a few days ago on a conversation with the authors , Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, of the wonderful new book, A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. A colleague, Daniel Petter-Lipstein, wrote to us and asked the pertinent question: why there was no mention of progressive models of education like Montessori?

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

Moving Beyond a Culture of Compliance to a Culture of Continuous Improvement is a resource guide to help leadership, management, supervisory, and data-focused staff in Head Start and Early Head Start programs (1) understand how data, including data they already collect, can help them achieve their program goals; (2) learn techniques for fostering a culture of learning in their organization; and (3) increase their ability to identify and address gaps and continuously improve their programs.

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

Steve Denning

Medina (@ milouness ) got me thinking about this, when she posted an interesting question on Twitter: Why exactly do we tolerate nation-state system running on rules and culture norms that would bankrupt any modern organization? 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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Legitimate cultural difference or barbaric rite?

Dave Snowden

Having spent the last week working with the recently formed European Institute for Gender Equality I was more than usually sensitised to two adjacent reports in the online Guardian over the weekend. One a special report on genital mutilation, the practice of which is apparently growing in the UK; the other a polemical piece from David Mitchell under the sub heading of If Britain decides to ban the burqa I might just start wearing one.

To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

A joint effort of Capgemini Consulting and the MIT Center for Digital Business resulted in a wonderful report recently published entitled, “ Digital Transformation: A Road-Map for Billion-Dollar Organizations ”. One key line struck me: Whether using new or traditional technologies, the key to digital transformation is re-envisioning and driving change in how the company operates. leadership managing organization reciprocity social media Culture social

[berkman] Zeynep Tufecki on the boom-and-bust cycle of social-media-fueled protests (with live reporting)

David Weinberger

Q: [me] Is the Left stuck forever not being able to get past protests to actual change? But he couldn’t have coerced a change even if he’d wanted to. But, also, the young have a cultural allergy to representation because in traditional politics they see corruption, not representation. Zeynep Tufecki [twitter: zeynep ] is giving a Berkman Tuesday Lunch talk titled “Gezi Park Protests & the Boom-Bust Cycle of Social Media Fueled Protest.”

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Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 8.1: And then COVID happened

Dave Snowden

In between those two dates, something changed. Perhaps, if we are lucky, it has been enough to change us. This and next week’s blog post will look at the direction of some of these changes. Anthro-complexity Blogs Cynefin Centre Climate Change programme Series

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70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” Each organisational culture will display its own profile of workplace, social and structured development opportunities, and each will vary dependent on a number of factors. [1] That’s a large variance, not an exact number, but it does suggest that we need to look beyond formal learning if we’re to help create a step-change in performance.

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The Impact on Government of the Structural Changes in 21st Century Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that economies and societies around the world are going through structural changes of a historical nature , driven by a number of powerful forces including digital technologies and globalization. Over the past two decades, companies, especially large, global companies, have been going through major transformations to help them adapt to these structural changes. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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Montessori Is An Example Of The New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

I reported a few days ago on a conversation with the authors , Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, of the wonderful new book, A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. A colleague, Daniel Petter-Lipstein, wrote to us and asked the pertinent question: why there was no mention of progressive models of education like Montessori?

From Addis Ababa to Las Vegas (catching up on trip reports!) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 10 2008 From Addis Ababa to Las Vegas (catching up on trip reports!) What follows is my very brief “catch up and report&# on my Ethiopia trip. Talk about culture shock. I teach high school math in Las Vegas, I write children’s books to support those who are somewhat lost between cultures.

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CPSquare’s Long Live the Platform Event Report | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Check it out — Long Live the Platform Report (application/pdf Object).

Report 100 In Which I "Debate" Popular Culture With Stephen Colbert

Steven Berlin Johnson « Happy Birthday | Main | Colbert, The Morning After » In Which I "Debate" Popular Culture With Stephen Colbert Exactly one year ago today, I made my appearance on The Daily Show. Apparently, I am in some weird sort of seasonal cycle with Comedy Central, because tomorrow night (Thursday, June 8) I will be the guest on The Colbert Report, speaking truthiness to power, no doubt.

The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most of these companies saw measurable benefits from their AI deployment, with 63% reporting year-over-year (YOY) revenue increase, while 44% reported YOY cost savings. For the past few years, McKinsey has been conducting a yearly online survey to help assess the state of AI adoption.

How Covid Is Reordering the Global Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The covid-19 pandemic will accelerate change in the world economy,” says The Economist. Let me discuss the three key areas where The Economist expects long-lasting changes: globalization, digitization and inequality.

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Why Business Transformation Efforts Often Fail

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was thus important to analyze what distinguished successful corporate changes. “The most general lesson to be learned from the more successful cases is that the change process goes through a series of phases that, in total, usually require a considerable length of time.

The Increasing Economic Value of Digital Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to a 2019 research report , the overall value of the S&P 500 in 1975 was $715 billion, of which 17% was intangible. General purpose technologies “are the defining technologies of their times and can radically change the economic environment.

Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On November 18, the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future released its final report , The Work of the Future: Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines. An interim report was released in September, 2019. The Task Force comprehensive report covers a lot of ground.

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A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth Kanter

And new report, The New Normal , spells out exactly why that is important. A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption – guest post by Heather McLeod Grant, Adene Sacks, & Kate Wilkinson. Social change leaders are tasked with doing what they have always done and collaborating more readily, while under threat, and at the current speed of change. Social change leaders need more-flexible ?strategies,