Packaging change

Clark Quinn

This brings a shared vocabulary and understanding of what needs to change and why. Assessment : an independent assessment of where you are in your processes, and what are the opportunities for change. Strategy Session : here the goal is to determine the path to change.

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Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I started with a set of questions to address, so I’ll go through their comments in roughly that order (though we didn’t exactly follow this structure): What is learning design strategy?

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Can AI Help Develop and Execute a Competitive Business Strategy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, can AI help address broad, open-ended and ambiguous problems like developing and executing a competitive business strategy? Given the fast pace of technologies, markets and economies, successful firms may well need to reinvent their strategies every five to ten years.

P&D Strategies

Clark Quinn

In an article , Jared Spool talks about the strategies he sees UX leaders using. He lists 3 examples, and talks about how your strategies need to change depending on where you are in relation to the organization. This is an ‘internal’ strategy.

Starting Strategy

Clark Quinn

However, it occurred to me that this might change depending on the nature of the organization. social strategy If you’re going to move towards the performance ecosystem, a technology-enabled workplace, where do you start?

The Challenges of Executing a Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This year’s Symposium will be focused on the challenges of executing a digital transformation strategy. It’s no longer enough to have formulated a digital strategy for the business. After working on it for several months, the strategy began to emerge.

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T he article reminds us that the trend is your friend is an old adage that applies to business strategy as well as to investing. And, they will eventually change direction. Business opportunities are still considerable for those who understand the changing nature of globalization.

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Stockholm syndrome in strategy

Dave Snowden

Today I want to continue my commentary on strategy started following yesterday’s workshop; feedback from the client is that we “exceeded expectations” which is satisfying. This is part of the reality of organisations so we have to start there and attempt to change it. Strategy

Thoughts on strategy from Training 19

Clark Quinn

So last week I was the strategy track coach for the Training 19 conference. That meant that I picked the sessions from a list of those who put their session proposals up for ‘strategy’, and could choose to open and/or close the track. design strategy

Learning Tools and Uni Change

Clark Quinn

Yes, many institutions are creating central bodies to support faculty in improving their classes, but those folks are relatively powerless to substantially change the pedagogy unless they happen to have an eager faculty member. design strategy

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Learning Strategy Issues

Clark Quinn

Several folks were mentioning a need for change, and an audience member asked “why?” It first takes an awareness of the problems (my old line: “L&D isn’t doing near what it could and should, and what it is doing it is doing badly, other than that things are fine” :), and then a strategy to move forward. The strategy depends on where the organization is to begin with, but there are systematic principles to guide progress.

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The Internet of Things is Changing the World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“How the world will change as computers spread into everyday objects,” is the title of the lead article in a comprehensive review of the Internet of Things (IoT) in a r ecent issue of The Economist.

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Culture Before Strategy

Clark Quinn

In an insightful article, Ken Majer (full disclosure, a boss of mine many years ago) has written about the need to have the right culture before executing strategy. And this strikes me as a valuable contribution to thinking about effective change in the transformation of L&D in the Revolution. social strategyI have argued that you can get some benefits from the Revolution without having an optimized culture, but you’re not going to tap into the full potential.

Figuring Out Content Strategy

Adaptive Path

The biggest change in my understanding of design after joining Capital One, by far, is how I understand the importance and nature of content strategy in my design work. dotorg_ideas +g Design Strategy +g Experience Strategy +guides Uncategorized

Addressing Changes

Clark Quinn

Yesterday, I listed some of the major changes that L&D needs to acknowledge. As serious practitioners in a potentially valuable field, we need to adapt to the changing environment as much as we need to assist our charges to do so. We’re already seeing a wide variety of converging evidence that these changes lead to success. The post Addressing Changes appeared first on Learnlets. social strategy technology

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Acknowledging Changes

Clark Quinn

There are a serious number of changes that are affecting organizations. We’re seeing changes in the information flow, in technology, and in what we know about ourselves. What are these changes? The post Acknowledging Changes appeared first on Learnlets. social strategy technologyImportantly, these are things that L&D needs to acknowledge and respond to. It’s old news that things are happening faster.

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Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Is it likely all 7 incumbents had failed strategies, run by clueless management, lacking execution capabilities?,” Apple (along with Google’s competing Android system) overran the incumbents by exploiting the power of platforms and leveraging the new rules of strategy they give rise to.

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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The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. The world’s changing, and L&D needs to adapt.

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The Challenges of Automation in a Fast Changing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Because automation occurs at the task level, it often changes jobs partially rather than eliminates them, though in limited cases, technology can automate an entire job.”. However, many workers will see their jobs change, as future jobs will require different skills.

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Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

If learning professionals and learning departments don’t adapt and change, Quinn argues, they will be revealed not simply as having no clothes, but as being so out of step that they will wither and die, or be removed from the value chain. So, what are these fundamental changes?

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Changing Culture: Changing the Game

Clark Quinn

I previously wrote about Sutton & Rao’s Scaling up Excellence , and have now finished a quick read of Connors & Smith’s Change the Culture, Change the Game. Sutton & Rao’s was very descriptive of the changes they observed and the emergent lessons. They aptly point out that many change initiatives stop at the second step, and don’t get the necessity of the subsequent two steps. strategy

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3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now

Xyleme

When we step outside of our learning silo, we find that virtually every function in today’s organizations is sustained by a content strategy driven by a content management system that enables content developers to create dynamic content and reuse it across multiple formats.

Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. So it’s plausible that you’d want to change, and if you do, you’d like to know how it’s going. As a process, I think about what I might do before, during, and after any culture change initiative. Culture change is a journey, not an event, after all ;). The post Measuring Culture Change appeared first on Learnlets.

Leadership in a Changing World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are the critical competencies needed to lead in our fast-changing business environment? 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.

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Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

We’re tempted to abandon long-term strategy and fall back on rapid adaptation as the only winning game – sense and respond quickly enough to events as they occur and everything will be OK.  But adaptation as a strategy is fraught with risk. The option is to focus more than ever on three core strategy questions that can help provide us with focus and stability even as the turbulence increases around us – and help us to prioritize where we need to respond and where we don’t.

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Clark Quinn

Is there an appetite for change in L&D? There really isn’t any burning desire for change, or willingness to move even if there is. social strategyThat was the conversation I’ve had with colleagues lately. And I have to say that that the answer is mixed, at best. The consensus is that most of L&D is comfortably numb. That L&D folks are barely coping with getting courses out on a rapid schedule and running training events because that’s what’s expected and known.

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The Challenges of Executing a Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This year’s Symposium will be focused on the challenges of executing a digital transformation strategy. It’s no longer enough to have formulated a digital strategy for the business. Why do so many organizations struggle to implement their well formulated strategies, especially transformational strategies like the transition to digital, that encompass new technologies, business models and management practices? The 2018 MIT CIO Symposium will take place on May 23.

Learning and Strategy

John Hagel

Scalable learning will be the key to institutional success as we move deeper into an exponentially changing world. But to really scale learning, we’re going to need to adopt a very different approach to strategy – the “zoom out, zoom in” approach.

Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, technology and market environments have drastically changed in the intervening years. Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Big Shift in Strategy - Part 2

John Hagel

In my last blog post , I suggested that we’re going through a big shift in strategy from strategies of terrain to strategies of trajectory.    In that blog post, I made the case that strategies of terrain are increasingly dangerous in times of accelerating change, but I left you hanging in terms of what strategies of trajectory might look like. Most strategies (strategies of terrain) tend to look from the present out to the future.

The Big Shift in Strategy - Part 1

John Hagel

In an exponential world, it stands to reason that our traditional, linear approaches to strategy will need to be re-thought from the ground up. One way to characterize the big shift in strategy is that we are moving from strategies shaped by terrain to strategies shaped by trajectory. Strategies of terrain. If you think about traditional approaches to strategy, they were profoundly shaped by the current landscape.   Strategies of trajectory.

Top down or bottom up strategy?

Clark Quinn

In a recent discussion around HR strategy, the question arose about where to start. This was buttressed by a post pointed out to me by my ITA colleagues that was arguing a good design strategy was to find out what people needed. And I’m reminded of the quote by Steve Jobs that you can’t just give people what they want, because by the time you do, they’ve changed their minds. The post Top down or bottom up strategy? strategy technology

The Limits of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When I look back upon my long career , one of the major factors shaping my views of business, strategy and innovation is the creative destruction that I saw buffeting the IT industry over most of that time. In particular, having lived through IBM’s own near-death experience , respect - if not fear - for the hurricane-power forces of disruptive change is edged deep down in my psyche. In essence, why there are limits of strategy.” I really like The Limits of Strategy.

Blogging Strategies

Clark Quinn

There's a bit in there on blogging strategies, but the reality is that when I go back and look at my previous posts on what your personal strategy should be around blogging, I'm not finding that much. And one of the course members raised a really interesting question in the Forum around blogging strategies: Matthew, how has blogging changed the way you think? The reality is that as you blog, your blogging strategies are bound to shift. The third week of Web 2.0

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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General or specific change

Clark Quinn

I was reflecting on the two books I recently wrote about, Scaling Up and Changing the Game , versus the cultural approach of the Learning Organization I wrote about years ago (and refer to regularly). The thing is that both of the new books are about choosing either a very specific needed change, whether determined by fiat or based upon something already working well, whereas the earlier work identified general characteristics that make sense. social strategy

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The Big Shift in Business Strategy

John Hagel

Business strategy has evolved dramatically over the past four decades in response to the Big Shift that is re-shaping our global business landscape. Business strategy emerged in full force in the 1970’s and 1980’s with a strong focus on structural advantage. In response to these developments, we saw a first big shift in strategic thinking, one that could be broadly framed as a transition from strategies of position to strategies of movement. 

Changing Culture: Scaling Up Excellence

Clark Quinn

I’ve found myself picking up books about how to change culture, as it seems to be the big barrier to a successful revolution. I’ve finished a quick read of Scaling Up Excellence , am in the midst of Change the Culture, Change the Game , and have Reinventing Organizations and Organize for Complexity (the latter two recommended by my colleague Harold Jarche ) on deck. Leaders have to go in, figure out what needs to change, and then lead that change.

technology, change, and us

Harold Jarche

Another attribute of the most successful strategies is that they are parasitic. Since the change is so fundamental and a lot of things aren’t figured out, it’s quite hard to navigate yourself within Buffer currently, since nothing feels “fixed” and ever changing these last few months.

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.

Cynefin for strategy: new seminars

Dave Snowden

I've been working over the last three months on a new approach to strategy using the Cynefin framework. So I have changed the complexity seminar to focus on a walk through of a generic approach to strategy based on complexity thinking.

Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

One of the more interesting aspects of this is that I've really changed and refined what I advise both audiences in terms of their learning 2.0 strategy. Strategy 1. When I used to work with organizations on defining an eLearning Strategy, I always worked from a very broad view of needs across the organization and the implications that had on people, process and technology. Strategy because you have to be prepared to provide these new services and solutions.