An Engaged Culture Improves Performance, Not The Other Way Around

Dan Pontefract

The talk was focused on organizational culture. Culture employee engagement Performance company culture engagement performanceA vice-president approached me one day after I finished delivering a keynote. He was friendly, but rather cocky. The first.

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. Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? Do you and your employees operate in a culture of fear or is it a relatively harmonious and engaged environment?

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Leadership emerges from network culture

Harold Jarche

A new culture emerges. Culture is an emergent property of people working together. Dave also underlines the fact that over half of your probes will fail and hence the need to have a culture where failure is an option.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. I earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing.

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Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

The CEB study was particularly focused on ‘ network performance’ – the outcomes achieved with and through others. The 52 Weeks program initially started as a way to communicate company culture and values to new employees. Most people get it.

Culture Before Strategy

Clark Quinn

In an insightful article, Ken Majer (full disclosure, a boss of mine many years ago) has written about the need to have the right culture before executing strategy. I have argued that you can get some benefits from the Revolution without having an optimized culture, but you’re not going to tap into the full potential. What Ken is talking about here is ensuring you have values and culture in alignment with the vision and mission.

implementing network learning

Harold Jarche

In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success. New ideas will have to come from our professional networks in order to keep pace with innovation and change in our fields.

OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike. 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.

The Connected Culture

Dan Pontefract

A ‘ connected culture ’ is one that simultaneously drives organizational clarity with precarious innovation. A ‘ connected culture’ , in its simplest, orderly and most chaotic form, refers to the point at which all employees act as one corporate organism.

Leadership for the Network Era

Harold Jarche

The TIMN [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] model shows how society grew from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets. The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established.

network learning cities

Harold Jarche

Its main dynamic is kinship, which gives people a distinct sense of identity and belonging — the basic elements of culture, as manifested still today in matters ranging from nationalism to fan clubs. ” The Network Era.

Culture is entangled

Dave Snowden

Another Gaping Void cartoon for this second post on culture, which makes the point that change initiatives come and go but relationships that we build can last for ever. In practice (and in theory) culture is tangled, indistinct and difficult to tie down.

Knowledge is the network

David Weinberger

First, we probably have about the same number of smart people as we did twenty years ago, so what’s making us all smarter is that we’re on a network together. Second, the network has evolved a culture in which there’s nothing wrong with not knowing.

Innovation is a network activity

Harold Jarche

But of more importance is the ability of the network (society, organization, company) to stay connected to its collective knowledge in order to keep innovating. – How Culture Drove Human Evolution. No networks, no learning.

it’s about the network

Harold Jarche

Network thinking lets us scientifically understand the world around us as one of connections that shape observed phenomena, rather than as one where the intrinsic properties of people, genes, or particles determine outcomes. Network thinking comes by engaging in networked conversations.

network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

A new culture emerges. Culture is an emergent property of people working together. A similar approach can be developed for today’s networked organizations. Leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

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.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks Social Learning

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Harold Jarche

Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. A connected enterprise starts by building a foundation of trust, embracing networks, and then managing complexity. Networks. This is why everyone, from an individual contributor to the CEO, has to understand networks.

A world of pervasive networks

Harold Jarche

Here is de Kerckhove’s view of a new kind of identity in our world of pervasive networks: The key to the new identity is what I call “selving”, that is the self in progress, in becoming, as in quantum physics where “things are not, they merely tend to be”.

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. In that sense they are paragons of an almost unlimited information network.

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. David describes leadership as an emergent property of an organizational network.

Networked sharing

Harold Jarche

Why diversity is essential for innovation, and ultimately survival, is shown in this wide-ranging article on How Culture Drove Innovation : You start out with two genetically well-intermixed peoples.

Culture of Hope

David Weinberger

Forum d’Avignon is an annual get-together in France to talk about culture, by which most of the attendees (and especially President Sarkozy who came to give a speech ) mean how they can squash the Internet and retain their stranglehold on culture. Does culture / creative imagination give you a reason to hope?” If not culture, then what would give us reason to hope? Culture flourishes when it is open, abundant, connected, engaged, and diverse.

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. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized

Network walking

Harold Jarche

Tweet In Network Thinking I said that as we learn in digital networks, stock (content) loses significance, while flow (conversation) becomes more important – the challenge becomes how to continuously weave the many bits of information and knowledge that pass by us each day.

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. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

‘Sharing’ culture

Clark Quinn

I was in a recent conversation about a company facing strong growth and worried about the impact on culture. Companies with a positive culture, a valuable offering, and a good business model are liable to face growth issues, and maintaining or starting a good culture becomes a critical issue to maintaining the organization’s success. This company had a positive culture, in that people were diverse, friendly, upbeat, and committed to contributing.

The new artisans of the network era

Harold Jarche

Are knowledge workers the new artisans of the network era? Today, knowledge artisans of the network era are using the latest information and social tools in an interconnected economy. The 2009 presentation on Netflix culture makes their demand for the best workers abundantly clear.

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

It’s up to us to continue redefining our own overall social media experiences to match our needs and wants and not of those who keep providing us with those social networking sites. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States.

impact of the network era

Harold Jarche

“Everything is pervaded by a fight between network and hierarchy.” dweinberger : Will blockchain kill culture? We understand our lives and our world through culture. Lesson 2: Open innovation networks take time to form and they move through identifiable stages.

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?

Leadership is an emergent property of a balanced network

Harold Jarche

Culture is an emergent property of people working together. As networked, distributed workplaces become the norm, trust will emerge from environments that are open, transparent and diverse. This is my second recent quote from Mark Fidelman , who writes in Forbes.

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Culture is our nature

Harold Jarche

And we did it by developing new abilities for cultural transmission and change. But culture is a biological phenomenon. Culture is our nature, and the ability to learn and change is our most important and fundamental instinct.

Networks and Power

Harold Jarche

gideonro – Curating Smart Networks. Most of us use social networks for social purposes. It has influenced all aspects of our work, and has evolved our culture. Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight.

a collective networked perspective

Harold Jarche

A network society needs networked models for organizing and for learning. Large scale cooperation should be the dominant model in the network era, if not we may revert back to a tribal era.

From managing learning to building an Enterprise Learning Network

Jane Hart

I’ve recently been working with some organisations helping them use their internal Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to offer a wider range of learning initiatives and inspire a culture of continuous social learning in the workplace. This is an ideal approach to move organizational thinking from a purely training mindset, where the focus is on managing [.]. Social learning

How large professional service firms are shifting to networked services and open innovation

Ross Dawson

During the evening I had a very interesting conversation with one of the regional directors about how professional service firms are tapping external networks. For over a decade I have written and spoken about the rise of networked professional services, looking at the trend for independent professionals to collaborate in order to compete with large firms. Not surprisingly there are cultural challenges.