Two types of knowledge

Jay Cross

Change your work to include what you want to know and become. Explicit Knowledge. #1 1 is explicit knowledge. By definition, explicit knowledge can be captured in words. It’s the facts. Answers on Jeopardy. Tree/false tests. Retention of explicit knowledge is easily measured and graded and for that reason it’s where tests focus, over-simplified or not. We grade recent recall, but people have forgotten 90% of what they learned before they have the opportunity to apply it.

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Three Types of Workplace Mindsets

Dan Pontefract

I’ve already written the sections that pertain to job, career and purpose mindsets … but the definitions themselves can change. I’d be delighted to hear your opinion on the following definitions of “Workplace Mindsets” I’m toying with in relation to my next book. Job Mindset: Employed to perform transactional duties in return for compensation and nothing else.

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AI Technologies Are Fundamentally Changing How Work Gets Done

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The expanded scope will change the value employers place on tasks, and the types of skills most in demand.”. The data set generated by these methods provides much more detail about the changes in tasks within jobs and in skill requirements than traditional survey data.

time to change the world

Harold Jarche

Universities may be going online temporarily, or perhaps permanently, but the curriculum does not seem to have changed. PKM did not have that same type of measurable outcome and many students would ask me what exactly it was they needed to do to pass the class.” Some will do it and change the world, others won’t.” It’s time to change the world.

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Habitual change

Dave Snowden

What I had achieved was a different type of habituation, by undertaking long distance trails I had to plan and complete in sequence. Then I had the Diabetes diagnosis and that triggered drastic change which allowed me to start the Round Wales Walk and return to the mountains of Snowdonia not to mention discovering the Brecon Beacons anew. Changing habits is difficult, but there seems to a point where it suddenly becomes easier.

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Knowledge Work Types

Tony Karrer

Thomas Davenport classifies Knowledge Work Types in Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers using a variety of classifications. Within that he then defined the following types of knowledge workers: Transaction Worker - Routine, individual, ex. It's the marketing person who can figure out how to understand customer needs and position the product and reach the customer in changing media channels.

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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. To do so, the study analyzed how the total number of hours worked in 25 different skill areas has changed between 2002 and 2016 and estimated the expected change in hours worked by 2030. I’ll focus my discussion on the US skill changes, as the European changes were similar.

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About this change to the site…

Clark Quinn

It had some problems, but I was afraid to change it because of the repercussions. A little background… My ISP, a good friend, colleague, and mentor, was making some changes to how my sites are implemented. It made sense, because if anyone could get access to my admin code, they could not only change the look and feel (easy to fix), they could alter the code and put in malicious stuff. And, I found, it was pretty much click and type to create a new sidebar.

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Changing the landscape of health

Dave Snowden

To manage a complex system we need to changes the dispositions of populations and small level social interactions. People are fundamentally influenced by the micro narratives of their day to day lives, rather than grand narratives of change and admonishment. This appeals to human curiosity, but also allows for the type of serendipitous learning that is key to human discovery and sense-making. My last two posts discussed by personal journey, and one which is not yet complete.

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Climate Change, Waste & Festivals: a collective fight needing a common understanding

Dave Snowden

it also has the potential to mobilise momentum and drive change through the sharing of stories about what people are doing to make the world a better place. Building small, incremental change has always been the complexity mantra. When thinking about change and transformation, we were particularly interested in the idea of apathy, simplicity and the importance of time, e.g. are people thinking ahead or are there “more important things to do”?

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Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees


Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, technologies, companies, and entire cities seem to always in the process of changing for the better. They want to know what type of training employees respond best to so that it can be implemented as soon as possible. These company leaders should know that online learning is the best type of learning for employees. Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees.

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Touch Typing - Cursive Writing - Why?

Tony Karrer

I'm not sure if it's only our school district, but 4th graders (9 year olds) spend considerable time learning cursive writing and are not taught touch typing. And will it change in the next two years before my youngest becomes a 4th grader This is especially troubling because students certainly are expected to write their assignments on a computer. Oh, that is unless the teacher wants them to write it in cursive just to help them learn how to write in cursive.

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Types of Knowledge and Connective Knowledge

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Historically, we have had two types of knowledge: First, 'qualitative' knowledge. These two types of knowledge account for most of what we know about things that there are out there in the world. These two types of knowledge combine the best of human capacities: our ability to perceive, to sense the world, and our ability to calculate, to think about the world. In the 20th century, things changed. There are different types of meaning, said some.

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Changing the very essence of learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

Transformation will only come from changing the very essence of what learning means in the organisation. If you’d like to find out more about this type of work, come and join my upcoming online workshops. If you’d like to find out more about this type of work, see Inventive Learning & Networking Experiences and/or take part in my upcoming online workshops. In my previous post, What does L&D “transformation” really mean?

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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. ” So it looks like we are now beginning to see the type of change in the way L&D function operates, that I, and my colleagues in the Internet Time Alliance , have been talking about for some time now.

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Unlocking Civilisation Type 1 Through An Open Mind

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

‘ Are we then ready to evolve into Civilisation Type 1 yet? I do keep wondering, seriously, as to whether we would be able to evolve accordingly into Civilisation Type 1, specially, after the many dramatic events happening this year, or whether, instead, we will be that generation that will contemplate, muse and witness the planetary suicide Dr. Kaku hints in the clip I embedded above as well.

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Changing Role of the LMS


Post Type: Blog post. It seems that, for years, people have been writing obituaries for the corporate Learning Management System (LMS). Just do a quick search for “LMS is dead” and you’ll find many blog posts, articles, webinars and conference presentations discussing its demise. Some people, myself included, have even been actively working towards this end trying to hasten its death through carefully worded argument and debate.

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When It Comes To Performance Support, The Cloud Changes Everything


Post Type: Blog post. I am incredibly excited to announce that yesterday afternoon, at the Bersin by Deloitte research conference, IMPACT 2013: The Business of Talent, Xyleme was recognized for winning the prestigious WhatWorks® Award in the Delivering Innovation category. read more. Cloud

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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. In my dialogues with them I do my best to point out that to the best of my knowledge both of these changes are within reach, however, not without them, the client, making the first move. Work is changing as we get more connected. Visualization is a powerful change agent.

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The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Charles Jennings

Reflection as a Critical L&D Process The speed of learning and development in our organisations is often reduced to a slow walk focused on following defined processes and procedures – and often on content-centric ‘knowledge transfer’ - without acknowledging and taking time to understand errors (and we all make them from time to time) and deciding the required changes in behaviour and action to ensure the same errors are not made again.

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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? Start with the heart People are always asking me: how they can possibly change their workplace when the forces in favor of the status quo seem so oblivious of the need for change, so confident that what they are doing now is right, so entrenched and resistant, so skeptical of change? I have had similar experience when trying to help managers introduce changes to their organizations.

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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. Change the practices and a new culture will emerge. However, these types of social skills require much more practice than theory.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: 84% vote for change in.

Steve Denning

84% vote for change I reported on Tuesday the shocking statistic that 84% of workers in the US plan to change jobs in 2011. It also shows the futility of changing jobs: when most of the jobs suck, changing jobs won't do anyone much good. Yet there is some good news in that 84% figure: 84% of people want change. That's a pretty large, silent majority in favor of change. Error type: Your comment has been posted.

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If you want to foster change, stay out of training

Harold Jarche

One of the papers I wrote examined how we needed to develop an integrated approach to specifying what type of simulation, or emulation, was most suitable for the training task. Nothing had changed. If you want to change the world, or just your organization, stay out of the training department. In the mid 1990′s I served as a Training Development Officer working with tactical aviation (helicopters that support the Army).

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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. No disrespect intended with the following job descriptions, but review them and ask yourself if the CLO job description outlined showcases this type of visionary thinking: US Treasury. The CCLO, (and corresponding virtual team) therefore, needs to become the key cog in the wheel of organizational cultural change.

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Complexity and change

Harold Jarche

In a rapidly changing world, the knowledge that matters the most is tacit knowledge — the knowledge that we have all accumulated from our experiences that we have a hard time expressing to ourselves, much less to each other. The challenge is that this type of knowledge — in contrast to the explicit knowledge that can be written down and broadcast to the world — does not flow very easily. Changing Practice. Interesting things I learned on Twitter this past week. Complexity.

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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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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When It Comes To Performance Support, The Cloud Changes Everything


Post Type: Blog post. I am incredibly excited to announce that yesterday afternoon, at the Bersin by Deloitte research conference, IMPACT 2013: The Business of Talent, Xyleme was recognized for winning the prestigious WhatWorks® Award in the Delivering Innovation category. read more. Cloud

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What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

The retreat curriculum is built around the a framework called “I-WE-IT” that covers mindsets and practical skills that today’s social change leaders of all generations need as we move towards more collective approaches. He lead us on a series of improvisation exercises designed to teach important skills for networked leaders: empathy, awareness, celebrating failure, being open to change and more. Her points about leadership and change.

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.

Change the structure

Harold Jarche

However, the collapse of the financial system may force some changes on the education system first. The type of organisational structures that helped to create this financial mess are not the examples that our institutions should use. Last night CBC’s Cross Country Checkup discussed the reform of our health care system.

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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. Kudos to NTEN for breaking the template on the typical type of events it has hosted. The Leading Change Summit was more intimate (several hundred people), participatory and interactive, intense, and stimulating. ” These types of sessions are very intense and can be stimulating, if not over stimulating.

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.

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. Gloria Huang from Red Cross said in a comment , “These changes are an opportunity to use our org’s Facebook presence to inspire actual action, rather than just “liking” posts.

Talking Shop with Network Designers and Weavers for Social Change

Beth Kanter

Not only do we learn something new, but it feels great to connect with other people who are asking the sames types of questions about their work. We learn so much about professional practice from having honest and candid conversations. A part of my practice is around network design and facilitation and one of my most respected colleagues in this area is Eugene Eric Kim. So, when he sent around an email that Janne K.

Random thoughts on changing web platforms and blogging

Trends in the Living Networks

I’ve used several platforms for my blog since I launched in 2002, with the last three years on an increasingly dated version of Movable Type. We currently have 4 Movable Type and 8 or so Worsdpress sites, and are starting to shift to to WordPress only. * We migrated all the blog comments from Movable Type to Disqus which will be the commenting platform from now. * While I’ve personally used WordPress a fair bit, I am far more used to the Movable Type interface.

A review of Susan Greenfield’s “Mind Change”

Mind Hacks

I was asked to write a review of Susan Greenfield’s new book “Mind Change” for the October edition of Literary Review magazine which has just been published. Mind Change marshals many published sources to address these claims. Link to review of “Mind Change” books

Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too.

Dan Pontefract

While in theory and on paper, it made sense to swap out one type of technology education for another, it was a critical error. Network administration is much different from web development, yet we were accepting the same types of students as in ITP. Had we not tried as a school, would those individuals ever had made the career change? I learned never to assume one product type will work for another situation. decision making failure higher education change learning

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

Beth Kanter

As part of my work this year as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation, I’ve facilitated many peer learning groups on effective social media, networked nonprofits, and measurement. Several of groups serves as testers of the various ideas in my forthcoming book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit , with co-author KD Paine. While it was a little like changing a flat tire on a moving car to test frameworks while writing the book, it was a rich learning experience.

Why Math is Hard - Implications of Developmental fMRI Changes in Arithmetic

Eide Neurolearning

In this paper from Stanford, Menon reviews how brain pathways necessary for multistepped math problem solving take time to develop from early grades into adulthood. It's studies like these that are long overdue. Children have to drive their procedural and working memory systems much harder when solving path problems because they haven't automatized number relationships or procedural steps.

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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. 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) —. War and Peace by Leo Tolstloy.

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How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. In late September news trickled out about a change in Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm that was causing big drops in reach for many branded pages. She received a number of replies affirming the change. What has changed? of their reach on average after the change and a whopping 45% of their “virality” reach according to Facebook’s figures.