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. Fractal change is achieved by the engaging question How do we create more stories like these and fewer stories like this.

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. 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. 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.

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. (I wrote the original piece this article is based on for Training Industry Quarterly in Winter, 2012.

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Culture 3 of 7: Identify the big shapes

Dave Snowden

While having specific goals is not possible in a complex system, and any cultural change is complex, it doesn’t mean that we can’t have a sense of direction and/or purpose. So what are the big shapes in culture change?

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.

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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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. 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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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).

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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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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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. But you cannot directly change it or implement it.

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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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Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

This section of the report covers new ways of thinking about organizational culture based in continuous improvement based on feedback. It speaks to establishing culture norms among staff of curiosity, reflection, and trust. The term means learning culture. Cultural Indicators.

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. leadership managing organization reciprocity social media Culture social

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. Crisis As Workplace Culture.

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.

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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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[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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More immediately, though not less consequentially, AI will change the way public servants do their jobs.

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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. The types of solutions that emerge from engineering thinking usually involve a new technology (e.g.,

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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.

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

Nancy White

What type of topics would you like to see?

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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?,

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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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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Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me attempt to explore these questions based on relatively recent academic research in three key areas: gender-based behavioral differences; how to create smarter working groups; and the changing skills requirements in the digital economy.

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How might it change our everyday lives? AI does not deliver a life-changing product as a bolt from the blue. Given the broad, changing scope of the field, what then is Artificial Intelligence?

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Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not only are we now living in a world of constant and rapid change, but the very nature of innovations is quite different. We need to teach students to want to constantly learn new types of things, because that is the world that we are moving into - a world of constant and rapid change.

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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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