Leadership by Example

Harold Jarche

Here are two examples. In 1982 he presented Mi’kmaq Ethics & Principles , which included an examination of the differences in teaching between native and non-native cultures. Now that process takes about six weeks. Leadership by example becomes the key.

Montessori Is An Example Of The New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

I reported a few days ago on a conversation with the authors , Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, of the wonderful new book, A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change.

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Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

The meeting I was invited to was the kick-off to a project to consolidate several redundant processes into something that was more effective. In summary, the one hour meeting to discuss more efficient ways of operating became an example of what happens in many organizations today.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

To achieve these three targets, we need to think out of the traditional learning and development box – beyond the class/course and eLearning module approaches towards embedding a culture where learning becomes recognised as occurring within the workflow. Most people get it.

There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

Dan Pontefract

The headline from Harvard Business Review read, Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. “Organizational culture is assumed to be important to making sure that employees are happy and productivity is good. ” Is there no “company culture” present in Japan?

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. What if, for example, the questions were more important than the answers.

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

It was designed to complement existing technical assistance resources through tip sheets, examples, and links to multiple resources. This section of the report covers new ways of thinking about organizational culture based in continuous improvement based on feedback.

An Example of the Flat Army CLAM in Action: BC Ideas2Action

Dan Pontefract

The process the Provincial Government followed is best summarized by the graphic found below: There have been over 125 ideas submitted and vetted, with a fantastic accompanying dashboard that depicts the ideas (who they came from) and the action that has been taken by the Government.

Re-reading A New Culture of Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A New Culture of Learning by John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas. In the new culture of learning, people learn through their interaction and participation with one another in fluid relationships that are the result of shared interests and opportunity.

Mind the SME (and process)

Clark Quinn

Along the way, it provides useful coverage of topics like shared representations, process, and the value of project management. Along the way, the book isn’t afraid to touch upon the more intangible but real issues like culture and momentum. Also, despite not being academic, and admittedly also intended for academic designers as well as corporate, the examples appear to skew to the academic side.

Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

Beth Kanter

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called “ Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs Change ,” about why nonprofit professionals need to pay attention to self-care and bring a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace. (The

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth Kanter

We are so focused on getting things done, checking it off the to do list and the forward momentum that it requires, that we miss an important opportunity to hit the pause button, reflect, and improve process.

Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries. How can you best understand the impact of disruptive technologies on something as deeply human as culture?

Q&A With The Authors of A New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

At a time when the US doesn’t even rank in the top 30 countries in the world in education status, we are fortunate to have a new book: A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown (CreateSpace, 2011).

The evolution of culture

Dave Snowden

I want to start with the culture word and I'm deliberately using lower case and linking with the idea of an evolutionary not an engineering process. The latest example claims originality is discovering that unwritten rules and practices are domain in culture.

Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

Dan Pontefract

In a word, it’s all about “ culture.” Their collaborative mindset is infectious, one that encourages everyone to scale the culture. It’s an act of recognition, but it’s the opportunity for all Zappos employees to scale the culture.

The Economic and Cultural Polarization of America

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For most of our nation’s history, whatever the inequality in wealth between the richest and poorest citizens, we maintained a cultural equality known nowhere else in the world - for whites, anyway.” There was a common civic culture, - the American way of life , - “that swept an extremely large proportion of Americans of all classes into its embrace. You might say the country has bifurcated into different social tribes, with a tenuous common culture linking them.”

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Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A successful program requires firms to address many elements of a digital and analytics transformation: identify the business case, set up the right data ecosystem, build or buy appropriate AI tools, and adapt workflow processes, capabilities, and culture.”.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Traditionally, intermediaries have taken on the role of trust keepers, adding costs, delays and complexity to the processing of transactions. Their adoption process is thus gradual, incremental and steady, unlike the hockey stick adoption we typically associate with disruptive technologies.

When Culture Eats Your Foundation’s Social Media Strategy for Breakfast

Beth Kanter

I asked for examples from the group. Several participants observed that with recent natural disasters the people they want to provide support to are organizing faster than their institutions through the use of social networks. This help inspire change. Organizational Culture

The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most jobs involve a number of tasks or processes. The advent of automated teller machines (ATMs) in the 1970s is another, more recent example. Artificial Intelligence Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The machines would handle routine processes, record keeping, and quantitative tasks, leaving more time for people to exercise their judgement, intuition, creativity, and interactions with each other.

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The Cultural Impact of The Future of You

Luis Suarez

Here is an example. personal brand, would only work out just right IF (And that’s a *big* IF ) the corporate brand doesn’t decide to kill it in the process. . Cultural Impact of Social Networking in Defining the Workplace of the Future from Luis Suarez.

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Resource-related business opportunities will turn up in unexpected places, and there’s room for a multitude of new products and services,” writes McKinsey. “An example is new carbon-based materials that are lighter, cheaper, and conduct electricity with limited heat loss.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Humans, bacteria, advanced microprocessors, modern airplanes, global enterprises, urban environments and national economies are all examples of complex systems exhibiting these massive, heterogeneous, intricate characteristics.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In contrast to digitalisation, which enabled productivity improvements and efficiency gains on already existing processes, datafication promises to completely redefine nearly every aspect of our existence as humans on this planet.

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Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given that few jobs or occupations will be entirely automated in the near-mid future, the study focused instead on the kinds of activities within jobs that are more likely to be automated, as well as how those jobs and business processes will then be redefined.

Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes. Let’s illustrate how an identity system works using passports as an example.

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Using more and more data to improve a service for users and more accurately target ads for merchants is a clear benefit, for example. AI-based tools are enhancing our own cognitive powers, helping us process vast amounts of information and make ever more complex decisions.

Rethinking the Work of Leadership

Dan Pontefract

In 1973, Peter Drucker stated in his book Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, “Management is not culture-free, that is, part of the world of nature. It is, therefore, both socially accountable and culturally embedded.”.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As described by IDEO CEO Tim Brown : “The vertical stroke of the T is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process. Five such attributes were identified in the study: adaptability, cultural competence, 360-degree thinking, intellectual curiosity, and empathy.

Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

Dan Pontefract

Everyone becomes a leader of their roles and a follower of others’, processing tensions with real authority and real responsibility, through dynamic governance and transparent operations.

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Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most jobs involve a number of tasks or processes. Everyday examples include speaking a language, riding a bike, driving a car, and easily recognizing many different objects and animals. .

What’s the Value of Blockchain?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Like the Internet, blockchain is a foundational technology, whose adoption process is gradual, incremental and steady, unlike the hockey stick adoption we typically associate with disruptive technologies as defined by Clayton Christensen 20 years ago.

The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Global competition forced companies to become more agile and efficient by unbundling functions and re-engineering processes. . From 1990 to 2010, for example, 1.2 Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, during a panel discussion at the 2012 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium , I learned about Sunday-night/Monday-morning syndrome , the name given to the tension between employees and their IT organizations.

Narratives of culture: the score

Dave Snowden

This is going to be a little out of sequence, but I want to come to how we gather narrative for the new culture scans in future posts. In this case the vertical dimension is compliance with rules and process, the horizontal getting the job done.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such methods include quality control of the processes involved in production; just-in-time production to reduce the costs associated with excess inventory; and continuous improvement involving everyone in the organization in the quest for new, easy to implement ideas. .

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Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, just like in the earlier studies, the best performing teams were better at communicating with each other, participating equally in the process and exhibiting higher emotion-reading skills. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Society and Culture

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, since the mid 1990s there has been a dramatic widening in the disparity in profits between the leading and lagging firms in industries that use technology intensively (as opposed to producing technology).

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