Two types of knowledge

Jay Cross

” The poor fellow didn’t appreciate the richness of life or the fact that somethings are too awesome or complex to ever be reduced to words. It calls forth judgments, emotions, and complexities that you only absorb through experience. Complexity. Explicit Knowledge.

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Agency: privilege & complexity

Dave Snowden

When people start to advocate a certain type of behaviour, a set of attitudes, a required competence that should be possessed by those over who they have formal or influential power then we have a problem. The post Agency: privilege & complexity appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

Types of thinking

Clark Quinn

And they’re really bad at rote memory, and complex calculations. Digital technology is exactly the reverse: it’s great at remembering rote information and in doing complex calculations. Harold Jarche reviews Marina Gorbis’ new book The Nature of the Future, finding value in it. I was intrigued by one comment which I thought was relevant to organizations. It has to do with the nature of thinking.

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Complexity and Public Administration

Dave Snowden

Some 10 years ago now when I first became interested in how complexity science might be used in public administration there was a body of thinking but relatively few practical examples of applications. So what is applying complexity thinking to public policy really all about?

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

Anecdote reports that John Kotter, leadership guru , is accepting that methods like his 8-step process for leading change may not be effective in the face of complexity. Complexity, driven by global networked communications, is the main factor. complexity InternetTime SocialBusiness

the complexity of capitalism

Harold Jarche

And like all instruments it appeals to a certain instrumental logic, one that craves a simpler world and shies away from complexity. In my opinion, this cognitive style mostly serves to distract from the important questions of who we are and what type of organizations we want to be creating.”

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

So let me be clear, I strongly suggest that the types of learning that are needed are not info dump and knowledge test, by and large. Two types, in a simple framework. A series of these might be enough if the task isn’t too complex, but if it’s somewhat complex, it might be worth creating a model-based simulation and giving the learners lots of goals with it (read: serious game).

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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. One was based on the complexity of the work. Within that he then defined the following types of knowledge workers: Transaction Worker - Routine, individual, ex. Several people have asked for some clarification on my definition of Concept Work and Concept Workers.

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Leadership in Complexity

Harold Jarche

Tweet In organizing for diversity and complexity , I discussed structural changes that are needed in our institutions. Kevin Wheeler has a great slide presentation on leadership in complexity that looks at what is required in a diverse and complex work world.

Complex is the new normal

Harold Jarche

Jay has an image that shows that ordered organizations need to empower their employees to deal with more complexity, while those in chaos need to gain alignment in order to get out of chaos. If the situation facing the organization is indeed complex, then neither approach is suitable.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. Furthermore, learning may be generated in teams but even this type of knowledge comes and goes. Notice that traditional training (FSL) is only one of the five types.

Future of work is complex, implicit and intangible

Harold Jarche

With the increasing complexity that networks bring, implicit knowledge-sharing becomes more important as well, but this is often ignored by both training and knowledge management programs. The future of work is complex, implicit, and intangible. complexity Work

A complex look at task assignments

Clark Quinn

And I’ll be the first to acknowledge that it’s complex, as the diagram represents, but let me tease it apart for you and see if it makes sense. And, at least initially, there’s a guide to principles for creating an artefact of this type.

Embracing complexity at work

Harold Jarche

The Cynefin framework is a good way to explain different types of work and how training can only help in some cases: when work is simple (cause & effect are obvious) or complicated (cause & effect can be determined through analysis). Remember, almost all of this complexity is man-made.

Literacy and numeracy for complexity

Harold Jarche

It’s all about dealing with increasing complexity. In addition to new work practices, it seems there might also be a need for different types of literacy and numeracy, as described by Daniel Lemire. Learning Wirearchy complexity

In a complex society

Harold Jarche

If we want to be a change agents, we have to point out examples of the old type of thinking not making sense in the organization any more. Networks and complexity are the defining characteristics of our “work&# places today.

Complexity and change

Harold Jarche

Complexity. If it seems to too complex for L&D to take on the “responsibility&# for enabling learning across the organisation, then bear in mind that this role will probably be assumed by others, e.g. Bus Ops, IT or Internal Communications departments as their own interests widen.

Diversity, complexity, chaos and working smarter

Harold Jarche

Complexity, chaos and enterprise-architecture ~ by @tetradian – via @DavidGurteen [explores the under-represented Chaotic domain of Dave Snowden's Cynefin framework]. In this type of workspace, the new tools and processes are put into service much faster.

A learning system to meet the needs of a complex knowledge era

George Siemens

I gave a talk on the type(s) of learning system(s) that are needed to address complex knowledge needs. We gain an understanding of needed learning systems, I argue, by evaluating the attributes of information in digital networks and through focusing on the nature of knowledge needs in complex settings I had the opportunity to stop by edX last. A video the talk is available here.

Complexity and Design in Warfare

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The workshop explored how design-oriented approaches can help us better understand and deal with the very complex problems we are increasingly encountering in all aspects of business, economies, government, public policy, military operations and society in general. Over the past few meetings the Forum has focused on various topics related to complex systems, - how to best understand and manage them in the present, as well as predict and shape their future directions.

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. There are different types of meaning, said some. And there are different types of knowing.

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How complex is our work?

Harold Jarche

On my recent post, Emergent practices need practice , I looked at how complexity could not be easily addressed through traditional training methods: But many of the problems we face today are COMPLEX, and methods to solve simple and complicated problems will not work with complex ones.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The Web and the Long, "Soft" War | Main | The Life Cycle of a Business » April 16, 2007 Reflections on Complex Systems Last week I attended the Almaden Institute , a meeting held annually at IBMs Almaden Research Center , located in Silicon Valley.

The Napoleon Complex

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We live in a complex world where a wide range of factors go into producing results. But more to the point, when we ask, “what is killing those people,” a more complex answer emerges. And one well-known type of discrimination is that based on height. Each type of research project plays the same role: it contributes to our understanding of a wider field. I just want to capture my part of a discussion that took place on Matthew Tabor's website.

Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

It also will change the types of skill sets that nonprofits will need now and into the future, for example “Data Analysts.”

gaining insight at work

Harold Jarche

With increasing complexity in most aspects of a network society, the way that we support organizational learning must change. With low levels of complexity, knowledge can be codified into documentation and distributed throughout the organization. Complexity SocialLearning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

" The relationship between a brand and its customers is a complex one indeed, full of emotional connections and chemistry. Let me illustrate this complex chemistry by discussing some of my personal experiences with brands. Immigration is a very complex subject.

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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Redefining Work - Leveraging Human Capabilities in a Future of Expanding Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and CultureHow will labor markets evolve in our 21st century digital economy?

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understanding the shift

Harold Jarche

What type of network society will be up to us — centralized or distributed? Complexity NetworkedLearning

Beyond Machine Learning: Capturing Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As long as the data involves human activity, - regardless of the type of data, the demographic of the users or the size of the data sets, - similar behavioral dynamics apply. Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. The types of solutions that emerge from engineering thinking usually involve a new technology (e.g.,

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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As long as the data involves human activity, - regardless of the type of data, the demographic of the users or the size of the data sets, - similar behavioral dynamics apply.

the new networked norm

Harold Jarche

Each type of societal structure has required different types of leadership. As a market society developed, new types of economic and financial power were exercised by the Fuggers and the Hanseatic League in Europe. This type of leadership is something we all can use.

Thinking simply, in context

Dave Snowden

Now complexity theory is if anything a more radical shift in our understanding and it can hurt those accustomed to the case based approach to management, repeating recipes derived from past practice. Then the three basic heuristics of complexity management: Work with finely grained objects.

Actually, it’s not complicated

Harold Jarche

However, most projects involving people should assume they are complex. Complex – relationship between cause & effect can only be perceived in retrospect. So beware the cookie-cutter salespeople , as best practices do not help with complex problems. complexity

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks

Mark Oehlert

His site, is a great resource - a great compilation of a ton of resources related to visualizing complex networks.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These survey results are not surprising for a technology as new and complex as blockchain. Traditionally, intermediaries have taken on the role of trust keepers, adding costs, delays and complexity to the processing of transactions.

the random organization

Harold Jarche

This random network of objects, instead of all similar types being grouped together, reduced order fulfilment time by about 70%. It would be based on the principle of temporary, negotiated hierarchies , which I believe makes for an organization better-suited to deal with complex problems.

Robocalypse Now? Technology, Productivity and Employment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the same time, technological change increased the demand for other types of labor that were complementary to the capital goods embodied in the new technologies. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to E-S theory, a person, whether male or female, has a particular brain type. “A key feature of this theory is that your sex cannot tell you which type of brain you have. The human brain may well be one of the most complex structures in the universe.

What Machine Learning Can and Cannot Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Thus, a better understanding of the precise applicability of each type of ML and its implications for specific tasks is critical for understanding its likely economic impact.”. Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era.

learning to create the future of work

Harold Jarche

How we design our organizations will be a critical factor in adapting to this type of work that is no longer standardized or routine. Complexity Management PKMastery

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