How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Surveys with thousands of executives, showed that most firms are only using AI in ad hoc pilots or applying it to a single business process. At the highest level, it’s a reflection of a failure to rewire the organization. From siloed work to interdisciplinary collaboration.

What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people. Innovation today is people making connections. How to Start.

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How to replace top-down training with collaborative learning (1)

Jay Cross

In the pursuit of trying to ?x Companies paid them to follow instructions and do the same thing over and over again. Companies rely on them to solve problems, delight customers, and stay ahead of the game. rst century employees have to do complex, unpredictable work.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

The primary thing to bear in mind, says MIT’s Andy McAfee (McAfee), is INATT. Social networks are the ideal platform for the new corporate learning, so let’s briefly examine how they support corporate learning. Forbes named Salesforce.com the world’s most innovative company.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

Who’s going to be involved? Learning by experienced employees was left to chance. ciency by 20 percent and next to nothing hits the bottom line. A wise Collaborative organization focuses its efforts where they’ll have the most impact. exibility and spark innovation.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (4)

Jay Cross

How ready are you to tackle Big L Learning? Where does your organization fit on the progression from Hierarchical Organization to Collaborative Organization? Our people are learning and growing fast enough to keep up with the future. ? Bottom-up innovation.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent participation in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation , an Aspen Institute event that took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on the evolution of companies and other organizations. This one-to-many Web 1.0

continuous learning for collaboration

Harold Jarche

In addition to the extensive list, complete with Jane’s observations and insights, she provides an interesting look at ten of the emerging trends. Team collaboration tools support the real social learning at work. One of the primary reasons to promote learning at work is because it is directly linked to innovation. Insights lead to innovation, which is not so much about having ideas as it is about connecting and nurturing ideas.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a project to develop the use of hypertext “ to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will”…. …

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a project to develop the use of hypertext  to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will. .

The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life

Luis Suarez

A few days back my good friend Jack Vinson posted a rather interesting and thought-provoking blog post that would be incredibly relevant for all of those folks who happen to be rather active in various different social networking sites and who may be facing such a common problem as well.

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7 Ways to Kill Your Presentation and How to Fix Them

Luis Suarez

There is always something that we all get to learn. Seven ways to kill your presentation from Jeanne Trojan. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools Travelling

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. The Collaborative Organization 12. Collaborative Culture 15. Collaborative Motivation 16. Collaborative Infrastructure 17. Collaborative Learning 18. Social & Collaborative Activities.

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Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

Dan Pontefract

The fine folks at Learnnovators conducted an interview with me recently, where I spouted off on aspects of leadership, engagement, purpose and innovation. You say “We are not allowing our employees to be engaged… we are not enabling ‘workplace actualization.” To learn is to collaborate.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the case for an entry that came out today, How to Get the Most out of the Conference. So I am left to speculate about what could have been. I once started a post, How to Attend a Conference. So I know something about how to attend a conference.

How to Restore the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fareed Zakaria recently published a very good cover story in Time Magazine - How to Restore the American Dream - which was also the basis for a special edition of his CNN program Fareed Zakaria GPS. The basic premise of the Time article and CNN special is that while the forces of technology and globalization helped lead America to the forefront of the world stage, they are now hollowing out America’s middles class. Shift from consumption to investment.

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Metropolitan IQ and Urban metabolism: Great case studies of innovative, collaborative cities

Ross Dawson

Last week I went to the launch of an excellent issues paper created by The Committee for Sydney , titled #wethecity: Collaborating to Compete in the Digital Era. Case Study 4: Boston – An Office for New Urban Mechanics as innovation platform for improved urban governance.

Organizational Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Almost seventy years ago, Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter popularized the term creative destruction to describe the process of transformation that accompanies disruptive innovation. In Schumpeter's vision of capitalism, innovative entry by entrepreneurs was the force that sustained long-term economic growth, even as it destroyed the value of established companies that enjoyed some degree of monopoly power. They listen to their best customers.

How To Say No … When Defaulting To Yes!

Luis Suarez

Earlier on this year, while at Lotusphere 2012 and at IBM Connect in Orlando, Florida, I had the unique opportunity and great pleasure to finally attend live a keynote session from the one and only Guy Kawasaki. As you can imagine, I had very high expectations about being wowed by someone who i have admired all along and whose books I keep constantly going back to in order keep learning more and more about a good number of different topics, specially, those related to social business.

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Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?

Jane Hart

There have been a couple of posts recently on the topic of whether organisations need to have a new role of a Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO). So today I want to take a look at what it might mean to be a CCO – and who might take on that role.

Market-facing Innovation Labs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, they are being reincarnated in our 21st century information economy as market-facing innovation labs, with significantly different and broader scopes than those of the original industrial economy research labs. Their job was to push the frontiers of knowledge by conducting both basic and applied research, which would hopefully, over time, lead to new commercial technologies and products. Then around the mid-late 1980s it all started to change.

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You won’t be able to get away from that idea. We are focusing a lot on faculty and rethinking the attributes faculty will need in order to be successful in the future: teaching for learning, curating, etc. These are defined by a set of ‘5R’ permissions that allow you to reuse them.

Open Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published a new book, Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era. This is his third book on open innovation in the last eight years, having published Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology in 2003, and Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape in 2006.

Innovative Work Spaces

Clark Quinn

Yet, upon investigation, it’s clear that they appear to not be particularly innovative in their approach to work spaces. The report I saw says that Apple is intending to use an open office plan. Time alone, time with colleagues, time collaborating.

How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth Kanter

SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need. Note From Beth: I am thrilled to host this guest post from Microsoft Philanthropies General Manager that showcases examples of digital transformation and fundraising.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

The key question would be whether your business is well prepared to invest, heavily enough, in shaping up its own culture to re- adjust and become a truly Social Enterprise. Off to work! Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really.

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An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It marked the passage of the Internet from a network primarily used by universities, research labs and geeks in general, to a platform with a vastly expanded reach and connectivity. Anyone with a personal computer and Web browser, was now able to access all kinds of content, communicate with people all over the world, and conduct a variety of transactions over the Internet. . Its reach and connectivity led to the creation of all kinds of innovative, digital applications.

The difference between social learning and social collaboration

Jane Hart

In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right) I use the term s ocial collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I deliberately chose not to label it s ocial learning. But a new definition of social learning has emerged in the last few years; one that implies the use of social technology to underpin learning. So why is there a need to focus on social collaboration ?

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Plenty of people say that collaboration is not an easy task, whether face to face or whether remote, but certainly it looks like collaborating effectively online still presents a good bunch of challenges and issues, and Aliza’s article surely highlights some of the most relevant ones.

Learning in the Collaboration Age (original post)

Charles Jennings

In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a project to develop the use of hypertext “to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will”….…

Where innovation comes from

Jay Cross

To stay ahead in business, a firm must continually re-invent itself. In sum, they innovate. Steven Johnson has written a book that looks at innovation from all angles. He explains what nurtures innovation. I’m adding his thinking to my concept of the workscape.

How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business

Luis Suarez

Curating good, relevant content that matters to you is just such a wonderful thing! Take a look into this nearly three and a half minute long video clip under the title of “ How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business &# to see what I mean.

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Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . The authors’ key premise is that innovation is once more undergoing drastic changes, driven by the exponential advances in digital technologies. Companies are now able to create products that are simultaneously better, cheaper and more appealing than those of competitors. Once launched, such disruption is hard to fight.

Devlearn '09 – Learning How to Learn

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Devlearn ’09 – Learning How to Learn by Kevin Wheeler on December 2, 2009 Devlearn is an annual gathering of folks who are focused on learning and in particular those who are focused on e-learning. This was the year of social media and how to apply various social tools to learning.

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How to make convenings count: a new hands-on guidebook

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: This resource has lots of useful framework and design tips for designing and implementing convenings which can also be applied to designing workshops, meetings, and other gatherings. How to make convenings count: a new hands-on guidebook.

Scrappy VS Strategic: Is there a generational divide in nonprofits around how to innovate using new technology?

Beth Kanter

Thanks, Beth, for asking me to write about this conversation here. That’s quite a range, but what really counts is what they had to say. I love that they are going to do it with or without us. What does strategy and how to scale mean to different generations? “

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Leadership and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. In this course, I want to examine how to leverage disruptive innovations to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Introduction to the Workshop - Ulrike Cress Why a workshop in mass collaboration? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). How do we describe these phenomena? We have to try and find what these methods can do. Can we design mass collaboration? CSCL 2013, we brought together people to talk about this. This led to the larger workshop we are hosting today. This leads to what Toffler called Future Shock.

Bill Clinton On "Creative Networks of Collaboration"

Steven Berlin Johnson

I had heard a bit of advance word about the conference from a friend who was headed down there, and I had armed him with a copy of Future Perfect to give to Clinton if the opportunity arose. But the gift turned out to be unnecessary. Along the way, he managed to say kind words about three other books of mine. . Needless to say, it’s always thrilling to hear a person of Clinton’s stature and intellect riffing on your work.

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Professor Larson is a pioneer in applying technology, science and engineering to a wide variety of problems in services industries, from technology-enabled education to urban service systems. His interests in emergency response systems have led him to organize initiatives for applying engineering principles to planning and responding to global pandemics, such as the ongoing H1N1 flu. to include education.

Reflections on Surviving Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was based on the “Social Media Implications for Business” panel I moderated during my recent week as Innovator in Residence at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism. The panelists pretty much agreed that many legacy media companies are going through a kind of near death experience as the industry transitions from analog to digital technologies. To survive, we had to come up with a very different business model.

Tips: How To Be An Effective Asshole - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. The best test of a persons character is how he or she treats those with less power. It is good to ask yourself, do I have enough? Bob Sutton.

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“collaboration is extremely important”

Harold Jarche

3) We are now in a new phase of disruptive management innovation … (6) Continuous improvement in the previous wave of disruptive innovation is now the collaborative intelligence of the second. (7) 7) In the first wave, management innovations were concerned with accommodating process innovation and control. 8) This new wave is also about process innovation and control / coordination. That’s the reason collaboration is extremely important.