Honest Conversations - The Key to a Winning Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Nearly every organization - whether private, social, or governmental - is grappling with huge strategic challenges, often with a need to reimagine its very purpose, identity, strategy, business model, and structure,” writes Harvard emeritus professor Michael Beer in his recently published book Fit for Competition. “Most of these efforts to transform will fail. Do we have the capabilities to execute the strategy?

Scenario Planning - Formulating Strategy in the Face of High Uncertainty

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“How can we formulate strategy in the face of uncertainty?,” Identify assumptions, drivers, and uncertainties. “Explicitly articulate the assumptions in your current strategy and what future you expect will result from its implementation… and focus on determining which assumptions it would be helpful to revisit.”. Implement those strategies. “This may sound obvious, but it is the place where most companies fall down.

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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. It made me think about what P&D strategies could and should be. Cynically, I called it the ‘bus’ strategy, e.g. in case someone was hit by a bus. This is an ‘internal’ strategy. This is more an external strategy.

Learning Strategy Issues

Clark Quinn

One presentation was on collaborating to produce an elearning course on sleeping better, with the presenter’s firm demonstrating expertise in elearning, while the other firm had the subject matter expertise on sleep health. Suggestions included making the content editable for collaborative improvements, or using rankings, and scaffolding of improvement through the community. The post Learning Strategy Issues appeared first on Learnlets. meta-learning strategy

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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. The ability to anticipate where your industry is moving and to begin to reposition your company ahead of competitors is one of the most important elements of business strategy. Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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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.

Can AI Help Develop and Execute a Competitive Business Strategy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

People and technology must closely collaborate , with each playing the particular role they are best at. 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. Strategies express what company leaders seek to emphasize and prioritize over a given time frame.

Teasing apart cooperation and collaboration

Clark Quinn

There have been a couple of recent proposals about the relative role of cooperation and collaboration, and I’m trying to make sense of them. He has coordination as a subsidiary to cooperation and on to collaboration. And collaboration is when we’re working together with a goal but not clear how we’ll get there. He sees collaboration as working together to achieve a goal that’s for the organization, whereas cooperation goes beyond.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the most intriguing was The Collaborative Economy , by Jeremiah Owyang , a partner and analyst at Altimeter Group , whose research focuses on the changing relationships between companies and their customers. . The collaborative economy feels very different. In his excellent research report on the subject, Owyang explains what the collaborative economy is all about. We refer to this trend as the Collaborative Economy , defined as.

Catalyzing Passion through Strategy

John Hagel

FAST strategy So, the question is, how can we draw out and nurture this passion in business? There are many approaches, but I’m going to focus here on a distinctive approach to strategy, something that I call FAST strategy but that is also commonly known as a “zoom out, zoom in” approach to strategy. I’ve written about this approach to strategy here and here. In a nutshell, this approach to strategy focuses on two time horizons in parallel.

Being clear on collaboration

Clark Quinn

Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms. And I think distributed collaboration is one of the most powerful options we have for accelerating our innovation. Now, true collaboration is powerful. By collaboration in this sense I mean working together to create a shared representation. So one supported ‘collaborative conversations’ Um, aren’t conversations inherently collaborative?

Collaborating when it matters

Clark Quinn

Collaboration was critical. This is what decision-making looks like when it matters and it’s new: open collaboration. We need to learn when and how to collaborate. The post Collaborating when it matters appeared first on Learnlets. social strategyA dear friend and colleague just wrote about his recent (and urgent) chemo and surgery.

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.

Cooperation as a strategy

Harold Jarche

Martin Nowak, a mathematical biologist, concludes The Evolution of Cooperation with the following winning strategy: What I find very interesting in these games of conditional reciprocity, direct and indirect reciprocity, we can make the point that winning strategies have the following three properties: they must be generous, hopeful and forgiving. If a strategy starts with defection, it’s not a winning strategy.

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. 

Managing Collaboration

Harold Jarche

Tweet My colleague Jane Hart asks who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO)? It’s a good question, given the growing importance of working collaboratively in the 21st century workplace. Collaboration is a key part of creative work. With the Internet, never before has it been so easy to collaborate, yet within many organizations it’s often more difficult. Collaborat ion Strategy, yes; CCO; no. Do you need a Chief Collaboration Officer?

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) was launched by the White House earlier this year to enable “Individuals and organizations [to] utilize secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity solutions to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation.” In 2010, the World Economic Forum , - one of ID³'s collaborating institutions , - launched a project on Rethinking Personal Data.

Piecing together collaboration and cooperation

Clark Quinn

In an insightful piece , Harold Jarche puts together how collaboration and cooperation are needed to make organizations work ‘smarter’, integrating workgroups with the broader social network by using communities of practice as the intermediary. social strategy

Will a platform strategy help Microsoft Teams win the long game?

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

Microsoft has turned Microsoft Teams into a powerful platform for team collaboration, taking advantage of their long experience in building some of the world's most popular tech platforms. Will this translate into long term success for the popular collaboration service

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When we talk to parents and students, they want 21st century learning - critical skills, collaboration skills, communication skills. A: there''s an active discussion going on right now about that - how do we measure communication, collaboration, critical thinking? I was at Guelph - youth job strategy, a lot went to match students with first job, but there was some money set aside for innovation.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

really sensitive ultra-microscope - you can''t be in the same room as it) - lets them engage in authentic instrumental experimentation - allows students to collaborate with classmates (even around the world) - prepares students for the future of science - But: does not prepare them for *all* learning objectives in a lab, eg, the actual working with samples, equipment - How do remote systems work?

Collaborative co-design

Clark Quinn

In short, tying back to my post on collaboratively designing job aids, I think we need to be collaboratively designing workflows. Tags: design social strategy technology In my previous post , I mentioned that we needed to start thinking about designing not just formal learning content, or formal learning experiences, but learning experiences in the context of the informal learning resources (job aids, social tools), and moreover, learning in the context of a workflow.

Strategy and Execution in an Increasingly Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read a good, short article in strategy+business (s&b) , the management magazine published by the global consulting firm Booz & Company. Its title asks the question: “ Strategy or Execution: Which Is More Important? ,” to which it adds the tagline: “Many business leaders think they’d rather have great execution than superior strategies, but you can’t have the first without the second” . But, the article goes on to succinctly defines strategy as “.

Shaping Strategies

John Hagel

In times of high uncertainty, adaptation is the winning strategy. In a new article just published in Harvard Business Review, I suggest in collaboration with John Seely Brown and Lang Davison that shaping strategies may hold far greater promise. The concept of shaping strategies. These strategies use positive incentives to mobilize and focus thousands of participants in shaping specific markets or industries.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. It's interesting working closely with L&D Technology Groups because you are a key influencer, but you don't really decide much about the performance and learning strategies.

Collaboration is work

Harold Jarche

Tweet As I get together with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues here in California, I really appreciate all of the connecting and conversing we’ve done over the past two years, as our shared experiences ease the path to further collaboration. Working collaboratively and effectively is a challenge for all organizations and must be continuously renegotiated as conditions change. Collaboration is not the same as cooperation.

Moving forward with Social Collaboration

Harold Jarche

Please sign up and join us on Thursday, 12 December for Moving forward with Social Collaboration in partnership with Socialcast by VMware. Just as the railroads need a precise sense of time, our new economy demands new precision in ideas like collaboration, work, trust, community and value. Change Agents Worldwide is a new type of consultancy, which functions as a transparent cooperative.

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). This is something close to my heart as I am in fact Senior Director of Collaboration in the Internet Time Alliance , and I have been working recently with a few organisations as they grapple with what it means to support a collaboration culture across the whole of their business. Collaboration Social learning

5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy

Xyleme

There is an incredible demand for data, social interactions and collaboration today, in what people are deeming the “communication age” or the “social age.” ” Stacey and Mark pulled no punches in their discussion of what it’s going to take for learning organizations to launched successful mobile learning initiatives and discussed a number of disruptive trends that are making organizations rethink their entire mobile content strategy.

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Wizardly Collaboration and HyperCard

Clark Quinn

Normally, when we talk about performance support and collaboration, we think of creating job aids. In content, we are using wikis as tools that are open for collaborative updating. The idea that occurred to me was to have collaborative wizards; wizards written in a simple but reasonably powerful language that are open for editing. Imagine having a collaborative HyperCard! Tags: social strategy technology

The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over a dozen years now the concept of collaborative innovation has been at the center of much of my work. The Internet, and all the social media platforms and applications in its wake have been one of the major enablers of collaborative innovation the world has ever known. Collaborative innovation is increasingly viewed as a critical business process that companies need to embrace in order to better keep up with the accelerating changes in technologies and markets.

Designing to encourage “collaborative consumption”

Adaptive Path

A week ago, I posted to an internal list about collaborative consumption: Collaborative Consumption is a term used to describe a new kind of product and service use, away from ownership, and towards sharing, bartering, and the like. The trick to make collaborative consumption work is experience design. Collaborative consumption (to me) seems like something that explicitly rejects this. I’d love to hear tales of experience strategy and design in this space.

Higher Education & Budgets: Collaborative or Not?

Dan Pontefract

From my experience, both working in higher education as well as working with higher education institutions, the ‘tug-of-war’ between the CIO team and the faculties, when it comes to a unified technology strategy is, at times, analogous to the same situation that occurs in some for-profit organizations with the CIO’s office and departmental business units. Control of budget often becomes a disengaging action exhibiting divorce-like behaviours not collaborative.

Collaboration and activation: the nub of the merger of physical and digital retail

Ross Dawson

Retail strategies for merging physical and digital are best envisaged and implemented on a large scale, tapping collaboration and activating buyers. The post Collaboration and activation: the nub of the merger of physical and digital retail appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Australia Collaboration Future of retail Influence Marketing Retail Social media TwitterLast week I visited Melbourne Spring Fashion Week as a guest of IBM and the City of Melbourne.

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. Here is a chart that shows the extent, as well as some of the features of different types of social learning in an organisation – with the red bordered area showing the work that can be described as social collaboration. So why is there a need to focus on social collaboration ?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Shaping Strategies

John Hagel

In a new article just published in Harvard Business Review, I suggest in collaboration with John Seely Brown and Lang Davison that shaping strategies may hold far greater promise. The concept of shaping strategies These strategies use positive incentives to mobilize and focus thousands of participants in shaping specific markets or industries. Shaping strategies can be very powerful because they unleash increasing returns.

UX Intensive Amsterdam 2012: Strategy Day Snapshot

Adaptive Path

UXI is four days of participatory workshops focused on different aspects of the work we do: Design Strategy, Design Research, Interaction Design, and Service Design. Patrick Quattlebaum got us started by leading the Design Strategy day. Patrick shares the stage with a participant, who represents his team's work on business strategy sensing. So is being collaborative.

The collaboration field needs to cooperate

Harold Jarche

Eugene Kim looks at a variety of disciplines in the collaboration space, using LinkedIn network analysis to see if and how they are related. The resulting map, and Kim’s explanations are most interesting for anyone doing work related to enterprise collaboration. Collaboration and learning go hand in glove. However, they’re all in the business of collaboration. Similar complaints and parallel strategies are being developed in isolation in each of these areas.

Barriers to Collaboration

Harold Jarche

In Why Businesses Don’t Collaborate , Stewart Mader and Scott Abel ask 523 workers about their information sharing habits. In reading through the responses and sample comments, it becomes obvious that there are two technologies that limit workplace collaboration - e-mail & meetings. … people … recognize that trying to conduct group collaboration and revision by email is not optimal.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall? Let me admit that I'm likely in over my head when talking about methods and tools for collaboration. So while I'm listing the following because they are good initial choices, there are a lot of Collaboration Tools out there. Teamwork Tips and Skills Are We Really Collaborating?

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Trends in the Living Networks

So whilst on the one hand we need to be specialists, experts at something very specific; the corollary of that is that we have to be better at collaboration. This is a more interdependent world than ever before, so customers are looking to work with people who are good at collaborating and bring a network of connections with them.”. The post Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

A few days back, over at GigaOm ‘s WebWorkerDaily , Aliza Sherman shared a very interesting piece under a rather suggestive title: “ 5 Reasons Why Virtual Teams Fail “, where she pretty much nailed it on some of the various different issues that virtual teams face on a regular basis when confronted with that good old concept of collaborating effectively in a now more than ever distributed world. Partition collaborative goals into appropriate categories.

Open Business Strategies – Helping Someone Else Achieve Their Goals

Luis Suarez

Time and time again then I have been suggesting, instead, a good number of different options and adoption techniques, or strategies, on what I have experienced myself first hand over the course of the last 11 years or so, but, lately, I seem to have concentrated most of that advice and efforts on a couple of, what I feel, are rather simple, yet critical, aptitudes to embrace for those knowledge workers wanting to shine at being practitioners 2.0