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If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible.

self-managing for complexity

Harold Jarche

How can they most effectively learn the skills required in the complex domain? How can we prepare people to work in complex, and not highly ordered, work environments in which most problems are exceptions from which some emergent solutions can be continuously developed, learned, and shared?

hold space for complex problems

Harold Jarche

Professor Lynda Gratton at the London Business School outlines five forces in The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here , that will shape the future patterns of work. Every one of the major challenges facing us is complex. But our organizations are not designed for complexity.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To me, the theory is and always has been ‘learning networks’. This is a play on words: it is in part a theory about using networks to support learning, and in part a theory about how networks learn. It led me to propose content syndication networks in education, and to embrace social media in education. I outlined my theory in the paper ‘Learning Networks’ in 2004 [link] and George wrote his important paper also in 2004.

Complexity links

Harold Jarche

I use Delicious to keep track of web resources and recently passed on, via Twitter, my social bookmarks tagged with complexity. A short explanation of the Cynefin framework (and video by Shawn Callahan ), by Ton Zijlstra : Over the years I’ve seen the number of issues companies and professionals are dealing with shift more and more to the complex realm. Complexity is where predictability is absent, and only in hindsight cause and effect are clear.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have a challenging presentation ahead, one that I thinkwill make you think, I hope will make you think, and rethink just what it is that we’re up to when we take resources like this presentation, and thepictures and the words and all of that, and put them online or present them ina Connect workshop, what it is that’s happening there, what it is that we’re upto. And, they are networks. The second thing is, networks need to be open in order tofunction.

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Major trends involve competing complex forces interacting with each other, making it even more difficult to ascertain where things are heading. Almost a billion social-networking users have at least one foreign connection, while 2.5

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The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource. Hardware and software platforms have long raised competitive concerns in the IT industry, due to the economic power of network effects.

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Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2014 he published Social Physics : How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter. But, despite the increasingly complex decisions that organizations are called upon to make, decision-making remains human-intensive and anecdotal.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over time, sophisticated applications were developed to better manage the operations and associated data of the organization, including enterprise resource planning , customer relationship management and human resources. .

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many trends reflect the growing dominance of the Internet as an enabling technology, as well as a model and metaphor for commercial and social interactions,” says the report in its introduction. It’s also necessary to step up to the rising costs of social services, especially health care.

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Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 28 2008 Musings on “community management&# Part 1 Published by Nancy White at 6:33 am under Uncategorized , online facilitation photo credit: CaseyLessard Chris Brogan has a great post today on online community management – a must read if you have or are considering an online community in your business or organization.

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2014 he published Social Physics : How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter. In modern societies, decision systems provide a leader the ability to make informed and timely decisions, supported by a complex enterprise of distributed information and communication systems that provide situational awareness. But, despite the increasingly complex decisions that organizations are called upon to make, decision-making remains human-intensive and anecdotal.

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Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users.

Engaging Knowledge Artisans

Harold Jarche

Every organization today is trying to address the changing nature of work, driven by rapid technological change, and made more complex by global changes in economics, politics, and resources. Pattern sensing becomes all important. Complex environments are the new normal.

Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives

Ross Dawson

One of our companies, Future Exploration Network , recently created a detailed report for a client delving into the most important shifts shaping the next decade and beyond. Networked transport.

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E-Learning 3.0 Course Synopsis

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Getting Ready Connectivism is based on the idea that knowledge is essentially the set of connections in a network, and that learning therefore is the process of creating and shaping those networks. tools such as social networks and e-learning platforms.

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cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

These have been edited and synthesized to a single composition in advance of my sessions in Helsinki on 3 November 2017 with The National Foresight Network and the Prime Minister’s Office where we will discuss the transformation of work and its consequences. Tribes & Networks.

Living in a Smarter Planet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Just about everyone agrees that we are living in an increasingly global, integrated, complex. We can measure entire ecosystems - whole supply chains, business processes, cities, healthcare networks, even natural systems like forests and rivers. Indeed, almost anything - any person, any object, any process or any service, for any organization, large or small - can become digitally aware and networked.".

Ask what value you can add

Harold Jarche

There is a similar phenomenon with social media. Posting a social bookmark to a service like Delicious does not create additional noise for your networked peers in a social network. As good social learners, sharing is not as important as knowing when to share.

The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

Building a network of colleagues is helpful in this regard. Good curators are valued members of knowledge networks. Sharing includes exchanging resources, ideas, and experiences with our networks as well as collaborating with our colleagues.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

These disciplines have influenced my professional work which is based on individuals taking control of their learning and professional development and actively engaging in social networks and communities of practice. Building a diverse network of colleagues is helpful in this regard.

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OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

Such cultures are tacit in nature: networked, tribal and fluid. Millington does pick up on this with a reference to Schein's third layer of culture: tacit assumptions, or the deeply entrenched patterns of thought and perception that drive behaviour.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global. As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. Digital content, testing, teaching resources, teaching/learning software, etc.

perspectives on new work – synopsis

Harold Jarche

The Internet-based firm sees work and cognitive capability as networked communication. Creative learning is the fundamental process of socialization and being human. Work will be described as complex patterns of communicative interaction between interdependent individuals.

PKM in 34 pieces

Harold Jarche

One of my objectives with the current PKM Workshop [there''s still time to sign up] was to review most of my resources and work on developing new ones. Still, good experts are valuable and I use platforms like Twitter to connect to them, like Valdis Krebs on social networks.

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PKM in 2013

Harold Jarche

“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” PKM, or learning in networks, is a continuous process of seeking, sensing, and sharing. Building a network of colleagues is helpful in this regard.

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Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

February’s Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

An online phenomenon gathering momentum over the past two years or so, a MOOC integrates the connectivity of social networking, the facilitation of an acknowledged expert in a ?eld eld of study, and a collection of freely accessible online resources.

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Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

A complex world with an almost incomprehensible amount of data requires a different response to sensemaking and management than what has been effective in the past (PW Anderson’s term of “more is different&# is rather appropriate).

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Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

All from (Sharples et al, 2014): behavioural data from online learning systems (discussion forums, activity completion, assessments) functional data extracted from registration systems and progress reports data shared by students as part of their daily social and study lives How is Data Analyzed? NMC 2011) to inform pedagogy, allocate resources and inform institutional strategy ( Rienties, Boroowa, Cross, Kubiak, Mayles, & Murphy, 2016 )."

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Network thinking - Harold Jarche , December 15, 2011.

July bonanza at Working Smarter Daily

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working Smarter Daily embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

New Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The world had changed beyond their comprehension, and there was and is a reaction to that, an emphatic ''back to basics'' movement, which means ''back to the way we learned it'', even though there is and was mounting evidence that they were no longer prepared to meet a complex, dynamic and changing world with the knowledge they had. Sometimes it looks like a performance or skill, as when we perform a complex and adaptive task. It''s not simply that they are social.

Alone Together - An Important New Book by Sherry Turkle

John Hagel

Our networked life allows us to hide from each other, even as we are tethered to each other.   As she relates: I tell two stories in Alone Together : today’s story of the network, with its promise to give us more control over human relationships, and tomorrow’s story of sociable robots, which promise relationships where we will be in control, even if that means not being in relationships at all. Sherry Turkle has been on a journey.

Best articles on working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing. Reclaimed learning is network learning.

Becoming MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Students have to manage their own time, find their own resources, and structure their own learning. A student who cannot navigate complex websites, search for and assess resources, or make new friends through a social network may have difficulty navigating through a cMOOC. Not everyone is a part of the network. Constructivist principles acknowledge that real-life learning is messy and complex. There are two types of MOOCs.

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State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Luis Suarez

(This is Part Two of the series … Part One can be found over here) And on that spirit of what the real impact of Social Computing is, we are going to move onwards on to the second keynote speaker session that I would want to share with you all and talk for a bit about it.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

As a result, much of this investment was wasted, consistent with the broader pattern of the dot com bubble. Similarly, virtual communities as economic enterprises represent a complex interweaving of social and commercial dimensions. It exhibits specific network patterns.

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