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. 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. After working on it for several months, the strategy began to emerge.

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.

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.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities.

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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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.

An Infographic Depicting Learning & Collaboration in Action

Dan Pontefract

By way of example, at TELUS, we put together an infographic showcasing four years of change as it relates to our learning and collaboration strategy. collaboration Culture engagement learning infographic

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.

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.

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.

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. social strategyA dear friend and colleague just wrote about his recent (and urgent) chemo and surgery. I won’t bore you with the details (the odds are you don’t know him), but one thing stuck with me that I do want to share.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a follow-on 2011 tutorial, Transmedia 202: Further Reflections , Jenkins adds that transmedia storytelling should not only continue to develop a story across each new medium, but “most important, true transmedia should involve its audience in expanding the story through co-creation and collaboration.” It reminds me of collaborative innovation , one of the most important concepts that many companies in the IT industry have embraced over the past decade. .

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. 

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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). Back in October 2010 Morten Hansen asked the question Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer on the HBR Blog network.

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.

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 “.

Learning in the Collaboration Age (original post)

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities.

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.

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. Australia Collaboration Future of retail Influence Marketing Retail Social media Twitter

Higher Education & Budgets: Collaborative or Not?

Dan Pontefract

Control of budget often becomes a disengaging action exhibiting divorce-like behaviours not collaborative. The latter was crucial, in my opinion, to ensure faculty, administration, students and alumni were collaborating through social learning and social media means.

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. Shaping strategies can be very powerful because they unleash increasing returns.

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

Ross Dawson

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. The post Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

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.

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. So is being collaborative.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Ultimate Tool for Managing Your Organization’s Social Strategy: LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar 2015 Edition

Beth Kanter

We covered strategy, especially identifying audiences through personas and key objectives. Most importantly, participants began to think through their content and engagement strategies. There is no better tool for doing this than the LightBox Collaborative 5th Annual Editorial Calendar. Take Charge of Your Communications with LightBox Collaborative’s 2015 Editorial Calendar – guest post by LightBox Collaborative Amanda Cooper.

Open Business Strategies – Helping Someone Else Achieve Their Goals

Luis Suarez

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 Cloud and Collaboration

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Hope can emerge from new collaborative models based on a new paradigm; science and art will act gracefully to match human nature, and to shape the future of humanity. (80+1, It expresses the idea that the cloud enables us to work together, to collaborate, to forge a new consensus. The response is a "worldwide social network of self-selected people resembling human brain and mind, who will collaborate in attempt to solve social problems." What is collaboration, though?