Adding aesthetics to culture

Dave Snowden

Many years ago now I worked with anthropologist Beth Meriam to design an approach to cultural mapping using SenseMaker®. In effect it has become the underlying Cynefin theory of culture in organisations and society. In developing it we sourced the underlying concepts from cultural anthropology rather than any of the various dominant theories of culture that are popular in organisations. The post Adding aesthetics to culture appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

Will blockchain kill culture?

David Weinberger

Peter Brantley [ @naypinya ] has posted a succinct warning about the effect blockchain technology may have on culture: by making the mechanism of trust cheap, transparent, and more reliable, blockchain could destroy the ambiguity that culture needs in order to thrive. Culture is the ultimate analog phenomenon, even when it’s communicated digitally, for it is only culture to the extent to which people?—?we?—?make Culture by definition does not.

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My Definition of Work and an Update on Book Two

Dan Pontefract

The dynamic that is at play here is the innate desire of employees to be creative problem solvers and meaningful contributors to the organization against the restraints of their organizational culture and leadership misdirection. Like my first book, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization , Book Two has taken a decided turn for the better. Originally, Flat Army was written as a fable.

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Has the Economic Meltdown & 9/11 Impacted our Definition of Teams?

Dan Pontefract

Does this have an impact to the definition of a team? This must have some effect on the definition of a team, or at a minimum, the way in which the team interacts, operates and achieves its goals. I do believe with the advent of various web and social technologies, coupled by the Phase 1 and Phase 3 events outlined above, we have forever changed the definition of a ‘team’. teams budget corporate Culture engagement social networking team work 2.0

OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike. And of course once blame has been allocated we end up with a visitation from the cultural change specialists with their tool kit of communication plans, key drivers, motivational posters, games and the like. He starts by belittling the its the way we do things around here definition of culture by referencing the hopelessness of conventional attempts to change process.

Stop Killing Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

According to Waterstone Human Capital and their 2010 Canadian Corporate Culture Study Results : 71 per cent of respondents say their organization’s corporate culture drives sales and revenue. To cut to the chase, it’s my opinion that the culture of many companies is being ruined by clueless executives. This would definitely help stop many corporate cultures from being killed. Culture leadership CODE corporate culture engagement open leadership

Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram

Dan Pontefract

Therefore, I whipped up the “Corporate Culture in a Venn” diagram to depict something that does take into account four key factors: Self/Boss – Relationship or Transactional. If, however, both the boss and the team exhibit closed behaviours — unwilling to adapt, be proactive or ideate — it’s a definitive nail in the coffin of goodness. In other words, a culture killer. Lafley My Definition of Work and an Update on Book Two.

Definition of Social Learning from Wired for Culture by M. Pagel (further discussion)

Mark Oehlert

Currently reading this book and hit the following definition : "Social learning can be fiendishly difficult to define but has - when applied to humans-two important features that together make the entirety of our cultural achievements possible and effectively open up an unbridgeable gulf between ourselves and all other animals. I'd be curious to find case studies supporting this definition in the virtual learning world.

Definition of Social Learning from Wired for Culture by M. Pagel (further discussion)

Mark Oehlert

Currently reading this book and hit the following definition : "Social learning can be fiendishly difficult to define but has - when applied to humans-two important features that together make the entirety of our cultural achievements possible and effectively open up an unbridgeable gulf between ourselves and all other animals. I'd be curious to find case studies supporting this definition in the virtual learning world.

Reviewing "A New Culture of Learning"

John Hagel

  My colleague and friend, John Seely Brown, has just come out with “A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change” , co-authored with Doug Thomas, a professor at the University of Southern California.  We believe that this new culture of learning can augment learning in nearly every facet of education and every stage of life. We all have the uncomfortable feeling that the education we received is serving us less and less well.

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Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. According to research published by McKinsey and Company in December, 2010, only 13% of companies felt as though micro-blogging was actually enhancing company culture. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

Story Telling & Culture

Dan Pontefract

I really like what Peter Bregman has to say in his latest post entitled, “ The Best Way To Change A Corporate Culture “ In essence, he states that it’s not only systems, packages, programs, etc. that might need to be changed (which I argue, they most definitely need to be at some point in time) rather it’s story telling that will be your first point of affecting cultural change. Tags: Culture stories

Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

But if we were to talk about the next generation of the enterprise — Enterprise 2.0 — how could we not discuss behaviour, culture, learning or leadership in concert with the premise of collaborative-based technologies? Perhaps due to the fact I was on a mission at TELUS — where I was plying my trade at the time — to help our organization redefine and refine its culture, its leadership and its learning models … aided and abetted by technology, but not defined by it. Culture.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. According to research published by McKinsey and Company in December, 2010, only 13% of companies felt as though micro-blogging was actually enhancing company culture. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

So what has this got to do with leadership and culture? This can do so much for the organization in terms of leadership and culture, including: Better understanding of what is going on in the organization across many teams & projects. Micro-blogging, by virtue of its definition, has an additional benefit which is the fact the updates are short, concise and succinct. That’s a culture I would want to be a part of.

Activating A Culture of Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

I’m excited to co-presenting a session at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference called “ Activating A Culture of Resilience for Sustainable Impact ,” with fellow NTEN board members, Ananda Leeke & Meico Whitlock as well as Carrie Rice. The definition of resilience is the ability to bounce back from difficult situations. But a culture of resilience about the collective way that people in the organization work together and how the treat each other.

The Cultural Impact of The Future of You

Luis Suarez

Part of me would definitely agree with those two traits big time, specially, in the context of the Social Web and pure knowledge Web work, but then again, if I look into the corporate world itself, and judging from both first hand experiences while interacting with customers and other thought leaders in this space, self-branding, a.k.a. Cultural Impact of Social Networking in Defining the Workplace of the Future from Luis Suarez.

Who "owns" your organization's culture?

Mark Oehlert

Yep, culture. Often it''s like a specter hanging over failed projects - "the culture wasn''t prepared to accept that technology." We talk about it''s importance and about having the right one and about disruptive ones and innovation ones but I think we need to be a bit more basic up front. . The first thing you need to understand about organizational culture is that you already have one. Want a culture that makes people at all levels feel that they have input?

Cultures of friendship

Mind Hacks

Neuroanthropology has an all-too-brief interview on how different cultures around the world have fundamentally different ideas about what it means to be a friend. When you look at friendship cross-culturally, there are many surprises! researchers often impose this criterion on definitions of friendship. The interviewee is anthropologist Dan Hruschka who has just written a book summarising his research on the anthropology of friendship.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Definitive iPhone eCard

Mark Oehlert

» July 14, 2008 The Definitive iPhone eCard Beautiful man, just beautiful. via SomeeCards ) July 14, 2008 in Apple/iPhone/iPod | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Definitive iPhone eCard : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

Moving Beyond a Culture of Compliance to a Culture of Continuous Improvement is a resource guide to help leadership, management, supervisory, and data-focused staff in Head Start and Early Head Start programs (1) understand how data, including data they already collect, can help them achieve their program goals; (2) learn techniques for fostering a culture of learning in their organization; and (3) increase their ability to identify and address gaps and continuously improve their programs.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): My Definition of Collaboration.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Cool Tool Alert: Online FLV Converter | Main | Optimal Length of Copyright Term Solved: Now Watch the RIAA, MPAA, Disney, et al Squirm as they confront real numbers » July 22, 2007 My Definition of Collaboration.is " I have found this definition to be most helpful.

The importance of penis panics to cultural psychiatry

Mind Hacks

The Boston Globe has an excellent article about supposedly culture specific mental illnesses and how they are an ongoing puzzle for psychiatry’s diagnostic manual. These conditions are called culture-bound syndromes in the DSM but they’ve always had a bit of ‘looking at the natives’ feel about them as many syndromes that are unknown in many non-Western cultures (anorexia, for example) aren’t listed as ‘culture bound’ in any way.

Who "owns" your organization's culture?

Mark Oehlert

Yep, culture. Often it's like a specter hanging over failed projects - "the culture wasn't prepared to accept that technology." We talk about it's importance and about having the right one and about disruptive ones and innovation ones but I think we need to be a bit more basic up front. . The first thing you need to understand about organizational culture is that you already have one. Want a culture that makes people at all levels feel that they have input?

Understanding the Impact of Cybersecurity on International Trade

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

National cybersecurity is a multi-dimensional concept, including military security, political security, economic security and cultural security. Complex Systems Cybersecurity Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The cultures of collaboration - Inside Knowledge

Nancy White

Take a gander… Masterclass: The cultures of collaboration - Inside Knowledge. Masterclass: The cultures of collaboration. In part one of this series we set our definition for collaboration and introduced the idea of team, community and network collaboration. As we move between each of these different types of working together, how do our traditional notions of collaboration and collaborative culture vary?

Future Minds: the map of how screen culture is changing how we think

Trends in the Living Networks

My colleague Richard Watson , building on the success of his book Future Files , has now launched Future Minds , which explores how screen culture is changing the way we think today, and how it will shape our future. In contrast to Richard's tone of caution I think there are immense opportunities in having our brains shaped by digital culture (though certainly also things to be wary of).

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I was thrilled to be interviewed by Steve along with many other nonprofit data nerds, for his new book, Data Driven Nonprofits. He was kind enough to send me an advanced copy and it is definitely a must read. Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. The business management guru Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It is also clear that culture eats Big Data for lunch.

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The Urgent Need for Wide-Scale Upskilling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any definition presupposes a set of values about what matters – sustainability for some, productivity or security for others. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture

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The Increasing Influence of Recommendation Systems in Our Everyday Lives

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, “recommendation engines are far more intriguing and important than their definitions might suggest,” as they not only predict but also shape their users’ preferences. A few years ago, I attended a seminar by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb on the economic value of AI.

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Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

Beth Kanter

Even better is to have self-care so finely embedded in the nonprofit’s culture that there is not a need for a separate program, it is simply part of the way the organization works. You need to understand whether your organization’s culture is one where happy, healthy can thrive or will be ignored, or even worse ridiculed. You have probably heard the saying, “culture eats strategy for breakfast” as famed management guru, Peter Drucker is credited as saying.

Will AI Ever Be Smarter Than a Baby?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a very good definition of general intelligence , - the ability to effectively address a wide range of goals in different environments. Culture is our nature, and it makes our learning particularly powerful.

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Why Business Transformation Efforts Often Fail

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Change, by definition, requires creating a new system, which in turn always demands leadership. It gave us both a marketplace-based mission and a new ground for our own behaviors and operating practices - in other words, culture. Not Anchoring Changes in the Corporation’s Culture.

The Changing Nature of the Liberal Arts in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Here is a succinct dictionary definition : “The academic course of instruction intended to provide general knowledge and usually comprising the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, as opposed to professional or technical subjects.” What is meant by the liberal arts?

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A New Contract with the Middle Class

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While there are multiple definitions , most are based on income, partly because data on income are widely available, and it’s easier to come up with concrete, quantifiable definitions. “The U.S.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: In Which I "Debate" Popular Culture With Stephen Colbert

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « Happy Birthday | Main | Colbert, The Morning After » In Which I "Debate" Popular Culture With Stephen Colbert Exactly one year ago today, I made my appearance on The Daily Show. Posted by: Jemaleddin | June 08, 2006 at 03:00 AM He was definitely raised Catholic, and I'll take your word that he's practicing. Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Todays Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter The title says it all.

The Increasing Economic Value of Digital Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its definition of digital capital excludes intangible assets not directly related to a firm’s IT investments, such as brand value and intellectual property. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Are We Becoming a Decadent, Stagnating Society?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Decadence is generally associated with moral and/or cultural decline as well as with self-indulgent behavior. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Conceptualizing AI in Human Terms is Misleading and Potentially Harmful

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a very good definition of general intelligence , - the kind of intelligence that’s long been measured in IQ tests, and that, for the foreseeable future, only humans have. Humans can learn such abstractions, both through explicit definition and more implicit means.

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The Intriguing Nature of Non-Fungible Tokens

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Run screaming from anyone who has a definitive answer either way.”. Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Media and Communications Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « An Unusual Meeting | Main | Learning without Barriers » November 27, 2006 The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand What is a business? " I like this definition because it focuses on people as the essence of a business, and it is by effectively organizing and managing people that a business develops products and services and generates revenue and profit. Does it have any impact on CNNs overall culture?

Scenario Planning - Formulating Strategy in the Face of High Uncertainty

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not only don’t we have definitive answers, we don’t even know how to best frame these critical questions. “How can we formulate strategy in the face of uncertainty?,” asks Learning from the Future , a recent Harvard Business Review article by Peter Scoblic , in its opening sentence.

America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the definition of efficiency for something as complex as an economy is rather abstract, such a model of the economy uses proxies to measure and attempt to achieve maximal efficiency.

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