Patterns & significance

Dave Snowden

Another with a colleague frustrated by people talking about the validity of statistical patterns for low volume datasets and not realising that simple visualisation can enable an intelligent person who make sufficient sense to act. Humans can change the context through intent (or accidentally) which can render any statistics out of date/data/meaning. A series of emails and skype calls today built up a head of frustration with some people's obsession with statistics and data.

adapting to constant change

Harold Jarche

The future of [human] work is perpetual beta : adapting to constant change while still getting things done. The human work of tomorrow will not be based on competencies best-suited for machines, because creative work that is continuously changing cannot be replicated by machines or code.

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Habitual change

Dave Snowden

I got into an habituated pattern of behaviour from which escape seemed impossible. I had established a different pattern of behaviour but it took a few years. Changing habits is difficult, but there seems to a point where it suddenly becomes easier.

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Technology changes Everything

Jane Hart

He explains that in his contact with instructional designers, he has noticed that … Following tradition, doing what is recommended by many authoring tools, and patterning one’s work after […].

Idiots, Networks and Patterns

Harold Jarche

The Physics of Finance: The more chaotic our environment & less control we have, the more we see non-existent simple patterns , or as Valdis Krebs pointed out, seeing fictitious patterns in random data is called “ apophenia &#. Tweet Here are some interesting things that were shared via Twitter this past week. SebPaquet ~ “Make something idiot-proof and somebody will make a better idiot.&#. CharlesJennings ~ “we deliver milk. we facilitate learning.

Creating an architecture for change

Dave Snowden

So we use military or economic force to remove said delete, now that hasn’t worked … we need to focus on creating an infrastructure within which a fluid series of changes over time can create a resilient society build around local networked agency.

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“Shape Patterns, Not Programs”

Harold Jarche

Excellent lessons and a wealth of references are included in this paper, Changing Homeland Security: Shape Patterns, Not Programs which is applicable to a wide and sundry audience. Advice from Socrates to a man who over-planned his son’s birthday party – “ask the women&# , with the following results: We held the party at Panathinaikon Stadium. We set up places to eat, a site for crafts, a tent for shelter and rest, a station for music, and a space for art.

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. Don't talk about how you want to change, or why things are really different.

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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Changing thinking, changing systems

Harold Jarche

“The challenge of the coming century is to change the value system of society. patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared on Twitter this past week. Vaclav Havel” via @BillMcKibben. “Intellectual property is an oxymoron. Ideas can’t be owned. Instead, governments grant exclusive licenses to them.” ” ~ @JohnRobb.

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Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the topics discussed was how companies generally deal with major technology and market changes, - like those that have been taking place all around us for the past few decades. Transformative change comes naturally to young companies, as it generally does to young people.

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International eLearning Usage Pattern Differences

Tony Karrer

While usage patterns vary quite significantly based on the individual and the content, I've seen similar general patterns. But I've always believed that a big part of this are cultural learning differences that change the expectation of how learning will be done. Saw CBT/WBT - who likes it ? where the author states: In Europe and USA many of our on-line students seem to take courses outside work hours. But they do it in short bursts of activity.

Winds of change

Dave Snowden

The government of Nova Scotia are one of our long time users and have a project license for SenseMaker® They have done a series of interesting projects, the latest on attitudes to climate change and domestic violence. Change and continuity are well illustrated by the opening picture.

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Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Is it that users just hate change ? As Dan Klyn outlines in his UX Week talk ‘ Make Things Be Good: Five Patterns From The Life And Times Of Richard Saul Wurman ‘, we forget to stay dumb. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.

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.” The idea that companies could neatly slice the learning patterns of their people into three carefully-defined and carefully analysed buckets like this belies belief.

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Behavior Change as Value Proposition

Adaptive Path

There's a lot of academic research around the areas of persuasive technology and design for behavior change. I refer to this wave of products and services as "Behavior Change as Value Proposition."

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Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 June 10 2009 Comments to this post A Pattern Language , published in 1979 by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, was a landmark book in architecture that also became a landmark in other fields like computer science ; one review called it “The decade’s best candidate for a permanently important book.&# First is a set of patterns where 2.0

Mobile Changes Everything?

Clark Quinn

Our brains are really good at pattern-matching and extracting meaning. So why is this game-changing? As a prelude to a small webinar I’ll be doing next week (though it also serves to tee up the free Best of mLearnCon webinar I’ll be doing for the eLearning Guild next week as well, here’re some deliberately provocative thoughts on mobile: According to Tomi Ahonen , mobile is the fastest growing industry ever.

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Changing times

Harold Jarche

There are 8 drivers for this change: 1. There is a strong imperative for continuous learning – the world is changing so fast that we need to continually update our knowledge, skills and productivity. Informal and social learning approaches fit this need better than staccato formal learning … via @ roundtrip – 10 ways the “world of work&# will change in the next 10 years @ Gartner_inc “non-routine&# work = adaptive innovative. Pattern sensitivity.

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Pattern Recognition, Neoterics and moving on.

Mark Oehlert

Now I'm thinking about my fav passage from William Gibson, @GreatDismal, and his book Pattern Recognition : “We have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. For us, of course, things can change so abruptly, so violently, so profoundly, that futures like our grandparents' have insufficient 'now' to stand on. Pattern recognition” . Between Neoterics and Pattern Recognition.we

Complexity and change

Harold Jarche

How would an instructor who waits for “patterns to emerge” be viewed by their supervisor? Changing Practice. Evidence that change does not come from within, in this ASTD article via @JaneBozarth. Interesting things I learned on Twitter this past week. Complexity.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. The Leading Change Summit was more intimate (several hundred people), participatory and interactive, intense, and stimulating.

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Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives

Ross Dawson

The rise of flexible, remote and freelance work and shifts where and how people shop and socialise are significantly changing travel patterns. In highly summarized form, some of the most important shifts reshaping cities are: Changing work.

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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.”

Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever

Clark Quinn

In my inbox was an announcement about a new white paper with the intriguing title Human Learning is About to Change Forever. And that’s not changing in any fundamental way in the near future. And is VR a evolutionary or revolutionary change from simulations? Look at how hard it is to change K12 education (the gap between what’s known and what’s practiced hasn’t significantly diminished in the past decades).

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The Girl Effect - catalyzing positive change

Nancy White

As some of you know, I have been a champion of the GiGis (Girl Geeks in service of the World Cafe community) and have long been a (prejudiced) champion of females in changing the world. Women who are catalyzing positive change.

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Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the.

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the Economic Recession by Kevin Wheeler on February 28, 2010 Negotiating the conditions of employment, hedging one job with another, being wary of accepting full-time jobs that put at risk other work or that compromise skills — those are becoming the normal patterns for accomplished professionals.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies.

Poultry for Progress and the Chicken of Change

Nancy White

We joked that this session could have been called “how to make a development project that works” or, riffing off of Rob Burnet’s talk on Tuesday where he talked about an attention getting technique they used, the “Chicken of Change!”

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Math in the Brain: Change from 2nd to 3rd Grade

Eide Neurolearning

From Stanford comes this study looking at the difference in brain fMRI patterns of 2nd vs. 3rd graders working on arithmetic.

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Jay Cross on reinventing management: “A mind-blowing series of posts”

Steve Denning

The book was about telling stories in organizations, and how a story can lead to massive change. The story that was the catalyst for changing the World Bank's radical shift from lending to helping people in need was simple and effective.

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth Kanter

The discussion about the recent changes on Facebook has focused mostly around what it means for individuals, particularly the tension between openness and privacy. Many people are wondering what it means for nonprofit brands using Facebook as one of their marketing channels.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.

The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

As some of you know, I have been a champion of the GiGis (Girl Geeks in service of the World Cafe community) and have long been a (prejudiced) champion of females in changing the world. Women who are catalyzing positive change. And the importance of change the world and start at home.

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More on Changes to ISD, ADDIE, HPT

Tony Karrer

Part of the discussion is Where Will the Change Come From? and reading the comments on the post: If You Believe It's Broken - How Do You Change Our Industry/Models/etc? As is Tom's post: Providing a change model. But, Tom is way off when he says: I found that software developers have a change model in mind for the widespread adoption of Web 2.0 Trying to cope with a rapidly changing technical landscape with all kinds of new requirements.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Stock Buybacks - A Red Flag?

John Hagel

As we move from one year into the next, it is a good time to step back and reflect on patterns emerging in various areas of the business landscape. One pattern that I find disturbing is the growth of stock buyback activity.

How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It

Beth Kanter

I had some privacy concerns and also it felt like it would require feeding another channel – why bother when I already had a brand page. I’ve changed my mind. Measure Networked Nonprofit. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

A Slow Community Movement? | 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… Apr 14 2008 A Slow Community Movement?

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What gets us moving beyond our customary habits and patterns? Viv McWaters on 29 Sep 2008 at 8:48 pm Hi Nancy Synchronicity does it for me every time – wakes me up when I start seeing a pattern.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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Wayne Sutton: how people use social media | 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… Aug 31 2008 Wayne Sutton: how people use social media Published by Nancy White at 3:42 pm under events , social media Good quote. Same pattern, methinks.

Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | 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… Jun 03 2008 Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List Published by Nancy White at 12:54 pm under social media , technology stewardship Laura Quinn asked me to contribute an answer towards Idealware’s Ask Idealware.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring - The GE and McKinsey Connection

John Hagel

Although there are definitely signs of change on the horizon, the mindset and instinct of most McKinsey leaders in dealing with their own firm is to bring talent inside rather than developing broader relationships with talent outside.