changing patterns of connectedness

Harold Jarche

While ‘the masses’ seem harder to reach on issues related to digital politics than ever, a more realistic challenge seems to be the mobilization of those who work – more or less – professionally at the intersection of research, journalism, culture, and activism.

Culture: the subject

Dave Snowden

The Oxford English Dictionary defines culture as “The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively” and “The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society”. Culture Cynefin

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Culture 7 of 7: Completion

Dave Snowden

A cultural change initiative is a device of last resort, it means you’ve failed to maintain a suitable resilient system and have to do some type of reset. Culture is manifested in what we do, not what we say about why we want to do things. Culture Cynefin

Narratives of culture: overture

Dave Snowden

There are some basic truths about culture in organisations that are pretty self-evident to anyone prepared to engage with either theory or practice. So next week we will launch a low cost (even lower if you get in early) cultural mapping tool (possibly two) that organisations can use.

Culture 2 of 7: the canvass

Dave Snowden

I’m not attempting an anthropological treatise here, my focus is on the ubiquitous attempts to engineer culture change in organisations a task that matches the original meaning of a forlorn hope , a mistranslation of verloren hoop whichmeans a lost heap! You can’t engineer culture ….

The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When properly aligned with personal values, drives, and needs, culture can unleash tremendous amounts of energy toward a shared purpose and foster an organization’s capacity to thrive.”. Attributes of Culture. Cultural Styles. Levers for Evolving Culture.

Culture 6 of 7: Adjustments

Dave Snowden

In any art work the final adjustments mean that we are nearing completion, in cultural change I want to argue, it is the sign that the process is only just starting. Culture is more like an estuary with strong and weak currents and constantly shifting sandbanks, assuming stability is a danger.

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.

Culture 5 of 7: Colouring in

Dave Snowden

Culture is also context specific so few aspects of change can be achieved through context free recipes and formulaic approaches that are all too common. The post Culture 5 of 7: Colouring in appeared first on Cognitive Edge. Culture Cynefin

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. The simplest is to look at the pattern revealed by the overall positioning of the narratives on one of the signifiers.

The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When properly aligned with personal values, drives, and needs, culture can unleash tremendous amounts of energy toward a shared purpose and foster an organization’s capacity to thrive.”. Attributes of Culture. Cultural Styles. Levers for Evolving Culture.

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.

Idiots, Networks and Patterns

Harold Jarche

The Physics of Finance: The more chaotic our environment & less control we have, the more we see non-existent simple patterns , or as Valdis Krebs pointed out, seeing fictitious patterns in random data is called “ apophenia &#. Just as video went from a handful of broadcast networks to millions of producers on YouTube within a decade, a massive transition from centralized production to a “maker culture” of dispersed manufacturing innovation is under way today.

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. The Founder - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. This is the first in a series of posts describing patterns that help understand the experience of building something really new, together. You are a cultural innovator; you need culture creators. Next pattern: 2. social patterns.

Narratives of Culture: 1st movement

Dave Snowden

One of the problems with cultural surveys in organiations is that they tend to be evaluative in nature. As I pointed out in my second post in this series, its all about seeing emerging patterns rather than some absolute measure.

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

Dan Pontefract

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. Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed?

The Tale of Two Cultures

Jay Cross

Snow wrote an essay describing the “two cultures, whose thesis was that ‘the intellectual life of the whole of western society’ was split into two cultures — namely the sciences and the humanities — and that this was a major hindrance to solving the world’s problems.

The Tale of Two Cultures

Jay Cross

Snow wrote an essay describing the “two cultures, whose thesis was that ‘the intellectual life of the whole of western society’ was split into two cultures — namely the sciences and the humanities — and that this was a major hindrance to solving the world’s problems.

Culture And Design: Legacy Versus From Scratch

Adaptive Path

This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design. Culture and Design" is the overall theme I have chosen to write about in a series of posts covering the following topics: Culture of legacy and preservation versus culture from scratch. Culture of collective progress versus culture of individual progress. Culture of rhetoric versus culture of making.

Culture 3 of 7: Identify the big shapes

Dave Snowden

While having specific goals is not possible in a complex system, and any cultural change is complex, it doesn’t mean that we can’t have a sense of direction and/or purpose. Mapping of course should show up the existing patterns and with those patterns the range what is possible at what effort.

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 2. The Fellowship - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 2. Upcoming pattern: 3. cultural engineering. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES. BuilderShips · ImagineNations. Sebastien Paquet. Sebs research blog: [link] On Twitter: [link]. Subscribe via RSS. « Back to blog.

International eLearning Usage Pattern Differences

Tony Karrer

While usage patterns vary quite significantly based on the individual and the content, I've seen similar general patterns. But I've always believed that a big part of this are cultural learning differences that change the expectation of how learning will be done. Saw CBT/WBT - who likes it ? where the author states: In Europe and USA many of our on-line students seem to take courses outside work hours. But they do it in short bursts of activity.

Pattern Recognition, Neoterics and moving on.

Mark Oehlert

Now I'm thinking about my fav passage from William Gibson, @GreatDismal, and his book Pattern Recognition : “We have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. Fully imagined cultural futures were the luxury of another day, one in which 'now' was of some greater duration. Pattern recognition” . Between Neoterics and Pattern Recognition.we Like a lot of people, I read Anil Dash's " The Web We Lost " and I read Hugh MacLeod's corollary piece.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 June 10 2009 Comments to this post A Pattern Language , published in 1979 by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, was a landmark book in architecture that also became a landmark in other fields like computer science ; one review called it “The decade’s best candidate for a permanently important book.&# First is a set of patterns where 2.0

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. In recent years we’ve seen a different pattern emerge: the pattern of more from less.”.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies.

Wednesday at the Commonwealth Club: Blueprint for a Creative Culture

Adaptive Path

Over the past year, I’ve been working through some models of creative organizations , and themes and patterns have emerged that I’m pretty excited about sharing. ——————————— Description: Blueprint for a Creative Culture: Building engagement in your organization. It takes a team approach to create a culture that embraces creativity. How can workplace culture support creative thinking?

[berkman] Pippa Norris on cultural convergence

David Weinberger

Pippa Norris of the Harvard Kennedy School is giving a lunchtime Berkman talk titled “Cultural Convergence: The Impact on National Identities and Trust in Outsiders.&# [ Note: I'm live-blogging, hence making mistakes, missing stuff, misunderstanding other stuff, typing badly. In the 1970s, this was seen as cultural imperialism. In the 2000s, we’re still seeing cultural protectionism. There’s a polarization of national cultures.

Healthy Nonprofit Work Culture: Shouldn’t That 2 Hour Conference Call Have Been An Email?

Beth Kanter

We all have too many meetings and many organizations have a meeting culture that spawns more meetings, and the cycle of wasted time continues, stealing our creativity, energy, and getting in the way of getting results! Facilitation Leadership Organizational Culture

Conceptualizing AI in Human Terms is Misleading and Potentially Harmful

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most recent AI advances have been based on deep learning algorithms, a powerful statistical technique for classifying patterns using very large training data sets and multi-layered deep neural networks, where each successive layer uses the output from the previous layer as input.

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How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Or it is that, as if actors in a kind of Greek tragedy , they see the changes coming and understand what needs to be done, but are somehow unable to make the needed strategic and cultural transformations?

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.

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

Beth Kanter

Does it take a natural disaster to change a culture? But it does take work and a strategy based on behavior patterns and perceptions. How has your nonprofit or foundation avoiding having your organization’s culture eat your social media strategy? Organizational Culture

What History Tells Us About the Accelerating AI Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Computers followed a similar pattern. Artificial Intelligence Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Pace of Creative Destruction is Accelerating

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Changing c ustomer habits and behavior patterns can also be early warning signs that disruptive change is in the horizon. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Why Some AI Efforts Succeed While Many Fail

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help answer these questions, the study looked for patterns in the survey data and in the executive interviews to uncover what the companies that are succeeding with AI are doing.

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The Rise of a Culture of Contempt and the Demise of UCLA Men's Basketball

Bob Sutton

  And I don't mean the drop off in performance at UCLA in the past few years, I mean the loss of its soul and the rise of a culture of contempt -- with rampant lousy leadership, bad role models, asshole poisoning.  Are you succeeding because the peer culture among your followers is hiding or offsetting your deep flaws? 

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. I love the way you give a credible voice to an argument that is at odds with the common myths about popular culture (video games included). Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Todays Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter The title says it all.

Can Democracy and Free Markets Survive in the Coming Age of AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Machine learning is a statistical modelling technique, like data mining and business analytics , which finds and correlates patterns between inputs and outputs without necessarily capturing their cause-and-effect relationships. Can technology plan economies and destroy democracy?

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The Future of Work in the US: A Tale of Multiple Americas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

did so in 2017. “Differentials in the cost of living, ties with family and friends, and a growing cultural divide all partially explain these patterns, but more research is needed to understand these patterns.”. The US economy looks good by almost any measure.

How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In recent years we’ve seen a different pattern emerge: the pattern of more from less.”. What led to the emergence of a more-from-less pattern? Similar patterns are seen in other rich countries.”. “We have finally learned how to tread more lightly on our planet.

The Impact of AI on the World Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

McKinsey’s models showed that AI marketplace adoption will likely follow a typical S curve pattern , - that is, a slow start in the early stages, followed by a steep acceleration as the technology matures and firms learn how to best deploy it, then tapering off in the technology’s late stages.

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Internet Time Blog » People who get it… in El Lay

Jay Cross