Culture 7 of 7: Completion

Dave Snowden

I’ve signalled the twist over the last couple of posts but to make it explicit: the object of any change programme is to ensure that there never needs to be another one. In effect the programme should not complete per se, but instead shift to continuous micro-changes and short cycle feedback loops that characterise a complex eco-system. Changes to the system involve mapping and changing constraints, ideally experimentally with rapid amplification of success and dampening of failure.

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 ….

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The evolution of culture

Dave Snowden

I want to start with the culture word and I'm deliberately using lower case and linking with the idea of an evolutionary not an engineering process. It is also distressingly common for people to see culture as a thing and I've even seen web sites that propose using on line surveys with explicit questions to carry out a stock take of culture. The latest example claims originality is discovering that unwritten rules and practices are domain in culture.

Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me now discuss the more recent report published earlier this year, which examined the changes in skills required of human workers over the next 10-15 years. I’ll focus my discussion on the US skill changes, as the European changes were similar.

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Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

Dan Pontefract

In a word, it’s all about “ culture.” Their collaborative mindset is infectious, one that encourages everyone to scale the culture. It’s an act of recognition, but it’s the opportunity for all Zappos employees to scale the culture. Culture can grow in other ways, too. It doesn’t have to, but the company’s financial and time contributions help foster a culture that is putting purpose alongside profit.

Q&A With The Authors of A New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

At a time when the US doesn’t even rank in the top 30 countries in the world in education status, we are fortunate to have a new book: A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown (CreateSpace, 2011).

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. Work is changing as we get more connected. Visualization is a powerful change agent.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Leading change? Start.

Steve Denning

Main | My New Years Resolutions » December 22, 2010 Leading change? Satisfying the need for integrity can be the key to inspiring people to be more open and tackle the possibility of change. Self-affirmation is a great strategy for change!

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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? That's a pretty large, silent majority in favor of change.

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Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed

Dan Pontefract

Some of those searches involve Chief Learning Officer titles and at this point in time, I still believe some change is needed to augment the new intent of the 2010 CLO. Flat-based culture innovation. Responsibility for a connected culture (of collaboration).

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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. It then developed the MGI Connectedness Index, which measures these 5 flows in 131 countries, examined how the flows had changed over the past 10 - 20 years, and predicted how they are likely to evolve over the next decade.

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The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Charles Jennings

The US military four-question AAR, for example, could serve as a template for any organisation to help embed a culture of reflection. Some forward-thinking organisations now encourage this type of reflection and narration of work by providing the facility for personal blogs on the intranet or by implementing storytelling. (I wrote the original piece this article is based on for Training Industry Quarterly in Winter, 2012.

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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. Changing to a social business is complex. My experience, especially this past year, is that social business is just a different organizational culture. But you cannot directly change it or implement it. Culture is an emergent property of the many practices that happen every day.

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To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

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. Whilst I don’t disagree that integration into the workflow isn’t a huge opportunity, to me, we need to stop the press and acknowledge that it’s the behavior of people that has to change in parallel with the deployment of any Enterprise 2.0 / Social Anything technology.

The role of the L&D function IS changing.

Jane Hart

This trend is one sign of the changing role of the L&D function, which no longer is “the place” for learning. L&D teams should build skills in performance consulting, gain expertise in new technologies including social and mobile, and work to cultivate strong learning cultures within their organizations.” A recent press release about Bersin by Deloitte’s new industry study, The Corporate LearningFactbook® 2013: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the U.S.

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The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This ecosystem has been designed to stimulate and manipulate the human psyche, “to draw us in and persuade us to change how we shop, vote, and exercise, and even who we love.” and how does it change our behavior?

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? Could you change when change really mattered? He goes on to say that even if you think you’d change, it’s unlikely to happen. Now with nicotine there’s a very clear reason why behaviour is difficult to change.

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Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care. Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring , shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit. Guest Post: Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default? When people hear the term “company culture,” they typically think “workplace perks”—those two are often confused or used interchangeably.

[berkman] Pippa Norris on cultural convergence

David Weinberger

Pippa Norris of the Harvard Kennedy School is giving a lunchtime Berkman talk titled “Cultural Convergence: The Impact on National Identities and Trust in Outsiders.&# [ Note: I'm live-blogging, hence making mistakes, missing stuff, misunderstanding other stuff, typing badly. In the 1970s, this was seen as cultural imperialism. In the 2000s, we’re still seeing cultural protectionism. There’s a polarization of national cultures.

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.

User-Based Free Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The book cites the example of parents of children with Type 1 juvenile diabetes , whose blood sugar level must be constantly monitored. It would be interesting to explore the extent to which the addition of paid employees changes the nature of open source projects and their outputs.

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from Fire Drill Culture?

Beth Kanter

Last week, I was honored to do several workshops hosted by the Fund for Santa Barbara on how nonprofits can link a culture of well being to outcomes based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. As I do this in different places around the world with different types of nonprofits, different themes bubble up. Crisis As Workplace Culture. Culture becomes one of detachment and disengagement. Flickr Photo by Gavin St.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. The business management guru Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It is also clear that culture eats Big Data for lunch. Any strategy or plan to use Big Data is likely to be devoured if the culture of an organization is not supportive. Now, culture is also an overused term these days.

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Hope for HP's Culture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Chip Heath: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. This is a dramatic change in behavior.

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.” There is minimal structure or roles and as a living organism, the structure changes. Network Types. Operating Principles: What rules will guide the network’s culture?

Culture (Darlene Clover and Laurie McGauley)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

See also the formal report Darlene Clover Let start out with the framework that culture matters. It matters to the federal government, because some nations won a landmark agreement to prevent culture from being subsumed under trade agreements. Countries without culture are more easily dominated. Language and culture are power. Culture plays a role around economics, social health, and in particular hope.

Building a More Resilient, Data-Driven Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

High resilience in the face of an uncertain, changing environment is the essence of evolution and natural selection. The human perspective: new types of engagement. In a 2017 article , The Economist noted that data is the fuel of the future - “Data are to this century what oil was to the last one: a driver of growth and change.” Both oil refineries and data centers fulfill similar roles: “producing crucial feedstocks for the world economy.”.

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#10books that changed my life

Doc Searls

There’s a challenge going around Facebook: to name ten books that have changed your life. All of George’s books changed me. Typee rocks too. Co-writing it changed my life. Art Awesome Books Culture Geology history Links So I’ve thought about my own, and kept a running list here in draft form. Now that it’s close enough to publish, methinks, here they are, in no order, and not limited to ten (or to Facebook) —.

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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.

Steven Berlin Johnson

My Books The Ghost Map The latest: the story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world. Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Todays Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter The title says it all.

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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.

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. Translating technological advances into productivity gains requires major transformations in business processes, organization and culture, - and these take time.

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « An Unusual Meeting | Main | Learning without Barriers » November 27, 2006 The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand What is a business? You need something to help bind such a work force together, which is why culture is so important to the success of global companies.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Radical management is.

Steve Denning

So tearing down the big corporations without changing the rationality which produced them will simply produce more corporations of the same ilk. It is about a revolution that is to be achieved, not by guns or legislation or diktats, but by changing people’s minds and hearts.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Wake-up call for.

Steve Denning

When most jobs suck, changing jobs isn't an answer. Error type: Your comment has been posted.

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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 CultureHow will labor markets evolve in our 21st century digital economy?

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What Machine Learning Can and Cannot Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead, a growing percentage of occupations will experience significant changes. Thus, a better understanding of the precise applicability of each type of ML and its implications for specific tasks is critical for understanding its likely economic impact.”.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: 800-CEO-READ publishes.

Steve Denning

Error type: Your comment has been posted. Reinventing management Part 6: From command to conversation How education is infected by bureaucracy: We need a new culture of learning Obama and the moral of the salmon: its the story, stupid!

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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. Learning how to think critically - how to imaginatively frame questions and consider multiple perspectives - has historically been associated with a liberal arts education, not a business school curriculum, so this change represents something of a tectonic shift for business school leaders.”

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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. McKinsey’s central finding is that global value chains have been undergoing five major structural changes over the past decade. The mix of countries, companies, and workers that stand to gain in the next era is changing.

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Steven Berlin Johnson

This morning, I started typing out a longer response, and thought Id bump it up to the front door, since others may be interested. But I do think they're interesting and relevant in measuring social and cultural change in a society. But if you're trying to track the changes between generation x and generation y, IQ's a very interested metric, though again, not the only one.

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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. In its initial pilot, a machine learning system identified 200 people among those most at-risk, basing its predictions on 252 different types of information from the combined data sets, including demographics, enrollees in mental health programs and the number of times they’d been arrested. .

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