Technology changes Everything
JULY 3, 2014
In probably the most powerful indictment of current e-learning practices that I have ever read, Ethan Edwards asks Why Do We Continue to Perpetuate and Promote Ineffective E-Learning?
technology, change, and us
MAY 22, 2015
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.
Technology and change.
OCTOBER 18, 2013
We are experiencing a seismic shift in how we see the world that is primarily social and cultural rather than simply technological. Sure the technology is helping, but it is meeting a need more often than it is creating it. We had to be ready for what the technology could do for us. I love technology if it is well designed, fun to use, and makes us more effective and life better. Technology as an end in itself really bores me.
The change is here
MARCH 1, 2017
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. This, to me, involves leveraging technology and creating an environment.
It’s not about adding technology to training, but about changing training
DECEMBER 6, 2014
Which technology will be the gamechanger? This is a question I am often asked, and when I read Jane Bozarth’s post on Changing the Game, her answer hit the nail on the head. She said … “The thing that is going to change the game is – the learners … They are changing the concept of training, […]. Social learning
MARCH 29, 2017
I was listening to a tale recounting a time when an organization was going through a change, and had solicited help. The short story is that the initial approach being taken weren’t leveraging technology effectively. So the story was of a critical organizational change. The missed opportunity, it turns out, was that the process used didn’t get scaled and implemented for further changes. maintaining focus through the change.
The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would likely have the greatest impact on the world in the years to come. The technologies on the list are not new.
JULY 28, 2016
I first came across the work of Ursula Franklin through her CBC Massey Lecture series on The Real World of Technology. In political terms, prescriptive technologies are designs for compliance.” Prescriptive technologies limit human potential. Technology
changing with change
JUNE 5, 2015
“ To change with change is the changeless state. We will eventually get the cost of nearly all technology to nothing, making replication and competition both easy and rampant. gleonard : Technology vs Humanity: Friday's Finds
Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Few topics are as important, - and as challenging to anticipate, - than the future of work given our justifiable fears of rising technological unemployment. One such discussion took place this past September at the The World Summit on Technological Unemployment in New York.
Technology or preparation?
MARCH 15, 2017
In listening to a recent presentation on the trends affecting the workplace and HR, there was mention about how organizations were using more cognitive technology, AI, etc. and this was changing jobs. But one of the things I wondered was whether all the new, smart technology really would help as much as was intended or needed. To put it another way, would we get better returns applying what’s known about how we think, work, and learn than bringing in technology?
The rapidly changing workplace
MAY 25, 2014
8) So what have I learned that will help us change our own experience of work? In the network era, the fundamental nature of work will change as we first transition into a complex post-job economy. Our dominant work structures will change, giving up hierarchy for adaptability.
Leadership in a Changing World
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
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.
When Context Transcends Change Management
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if research keeps telling us, over and over again, how ’ most change efforts fail ’ ? Do we still think that organisations can change?
The Dark Side of Technology
DECEMBER 4, 2013
Every talk or article coming out of Silicon Valley follows the prescribed template: start with a dazzling description of awesome new digital technologies and then proceed to explore all the wonderful benefits and opportunities that these technologies will bring to us. I want to explore the dark side of these technologies. It wouldn’t be so bad if the pace of change was accelerating along some completely predictable path.
Sunrise: The technologies that will change our lives
JUNE 24, 2012
Yesterday morning I appeared on the Sunrise national breakfast program together with science broadcaster Dr Karl Kruszelnicki , being interviewed about the big ideas and new technologies that will change our lives. Next phase of online shopping – augmented reality, social shopping, and changing behaviors will transform how we buy things. Future of retail Technology trends
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.
Changing the world of work
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Change Agents Worldwide has just released its first ebook featuring 21 views on the future of work. We believe change is coming fast to the enterprise. The last decade has been all about the social business buzz with organizations introducing new technologies with old-world thinking.
Traditional training structures are changing
OCTOBER 18, 2012
The near future will look like the near past, with more complex social and technological connections inside and outside organizations. The rapid pace of change is unlikely to abate in the near future.
Non-Technologists Agree: It’s the Technology
MARCH 12, 2014
Both were written by first-rate researchers, none of whom specialize in studying the impact of technology. And both came to the same conclusion: that digital technologies were largely responsible for the phenomena they examined.
Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.
JULY 7, 2014
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?
The enterprise technologies to watch in 2015
MAY 19, 2015
It's impressive how much the enterprise technology landscape has changed in just a year. While some priorities remain unchanged, important new players have emerged that business and IT leaders must consider in their plans this year
How technological and social change are feeding on each other in an accelerating spiral
JULY 26, 2011
In my recent keynotes I have frequently used variations on my Transformation of Business framework , which looks at how Technology Drivers and Social Drivers lead to a changed Business Landscape , and in turn New Drivers of Success. Future of business Technology trends Uncategorized
Behavior Change as Value Proposition
APRIL 19, 2012
There's a lot of academic research around the areas of persuasive technology and design for behavior change. It's getting more exposure as technology has allowed products and services to have an increasingly pervasive role in people's lives.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
Given the relentless impact of technology-based innovation on just about all aspects of society, I like reading the views of different people on the subject, especially those outside my own worlds of technology and business.
5 facets of employees’ increasing technology expectations
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
I spoke about how the evolving intersection of technology and society is shaping employees’ expectations, particularly in the technology they can use. I wove a broader story about social change and its implications, though I briefly brought out five points on what employees expect from technology. When people go into organizations, they have extremely high expectations of the technology they are given to use. Social trends Technology trends Web 2.0
Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology
MAY 4, 2016
Despite all the hype, businesses are still significantly under-estimating the business impact of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Now, I'll use IoT technologies to illustrate how just one of many technologies will enable the evolution of business models. Like all digital technologies, the price/performance of IoT technologies is evolving at an exponential rate. Current applications for this technology. IoT technologies generate a torrent of data.
The enterprise technologies to watch in 2015
MAY 19, 2015
It's impressive how much the enterprise technology landscape has changed in just a year. While some priorities remain unchanged, important new players have emerged that business and IT leaders must consider in their plans this year. Cloud
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Most classrooms still dominated by teachers teaching answers and students remembering them We can change the technology but if we haven''t changed the goal we really haven''t accomplished anything.
The changing nature of work
DECEMBER 22, 2013
In 2013, I was able to spend some time looking at the changing nature of work. First of all, it is becoming obvious that the fundamental nature of work is changing as we transition into a post-job economy. The drivers behind the post-job economy are also changing our work structures.
PKM is not a technology
AUGUST 16, 2012
PKM is not a technology, an enterprise system, a piece of software, or a platform. The best technology for enabling PKM is the Internet. A single system would kill diverse thinking, which in turn would destroy any potential for change or innovation.
How technology is transforming events
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Sophisticated participant technologies such as SpotMe with features such as people radar, meeting recommendations, consensus maps etc. Business relationships Social networks Technology trends
“We made up these rules, and we can change them”
MAY 23, 2016
We made up these rules, and we can change them. Increasingly, empowered by technology, there are citizens that are just sharper than ever and want to talk about these issues.
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
It has been great for reducing the costs of searching, collaborating, and exchanging information… Overall, the Internet has enabled many positive changes - for those with access to it - but it has serious limitations for business and economic activity.”.
MAY 19, 2015
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. There’s the brilliant world where the people who understand learning combine with the people who know technology and work together to enable organizations to flourish. That 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.
Online Systems for Behavior Change
OCTOBER 29, 2012
I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. I've written a few times over the years on aspects of solutions that ultimately drive a change in behavior that leads to performance improvement. Need to Change Behavior?
Technologies for collaboration and cooperation
APRIL 14, 2011
That may change as collaboration technologies mature but for now any large organization should be looking at all three. Tweet Whether we’re working or learning, how we communicate is a key part of everything we do. Some web tools hinder communication while others may enable it.
Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future
MARCH 13, 2013
History can be a useful guide to the future, especially when trying to predict the impact of disruptive changes on human organizations and cultures. I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future.
Changing the mechanistic mindset
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
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.
How can businesses keep up with tech change today?
MAY 31, 2016
With the digital world changing today faster than ever before, here's a look at what some top organizations are doing today to adapt more sustainably to the rapidly shifting technology landscape