Fostering an Innovation Culture: Talent, Discipline and Leadership

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that such a culture entails five key behaviors: tolerance for failure, willingness to experiment, psychological safety, collaborative, and non-hierarchical. Innovative cultures are paradoxical. Innovation has been a hot topic for the past few decades.

Tech2Empower: The Llama Pack Project

Beth Kanter

Last week I was got to work on a week-long service trip in Cusco, Peru as part of Wake: Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange #Tech2empower program where womwn in who work in technology volunteer to share their professional skills and knowledge with women-run business owners.

Technology, Marketing and Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ve been involved in a number of interesting projects in my long career, but perhaps none more so than IBM’s Internet initiative in the mid-late 1990s. In addition, technology is now amplifying the impact of storytelling on the customer experience.

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?

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. But, as we well know, there are serious downsides to technology-based automation.

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? These are questions that have long been discussed.

LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

The Harvard Library Lab , which issues grants for library innovation at the University, is holding a forum in which all the projects get 5 mins to introduce themselves. The names prefacing these blurbs are of the presenters, who are not always the project leads or developers.). Marc MGee and Dave Siegel: Enhanced Catalog Searching with Geospatial Technology. where they’re working on the Garibaldi Project , a way of browsing a set of related content.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

If someone says a project is finished, it is. Web technology scales. Chief Learning Officer magazine , Effectiveness, April 2009. by Jay Cross. The Internet is so pervasive that Internet values are blowing back into real life.

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.

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? But, while much research remains to be done, let’s accept the conclusions of the E-S theory, and consider a different question: Are empathy and related soft capabilities important, - for males as well as females, - even in the hard world of technology?

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. And data can’t easily be owned either, it can be garnered from nonproprietary sources… if past technology revolutions are indicative, we will see entirely new industries spring up we hadn’t even thought of.”. But, as we well know, there are serious downsides to technology-based automation.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group.

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.

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

Dan Pontefract

Cross functional – cross pollination projects > less formal/hierarchical teams. First of all, let’s discuss technology. So what has this got to do with leadership and culture? That’s a culture I would want to be a part of.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

Running SenseMaker® projects and Building signification frameworks - new courses announced

Dave Snowden

They feature some theory on SenseMaker® and narrative research approaches, but emphasise practical aspects with plenty of examples from current projects and past experiences. An Introduction to Running SenseMaker® Projects. It covers some of the key options and decisions needed for an effective project. The day is ideal for those who have overall responsibility for running a SenseMaker® project but have never run one before.

Is Your Company Culture Linked to Social Learning Success?

Dan Pontefract

A wonderful article was recently posted by Marcia Conner and Steve LeBlanc over at Fast Company entitled “ Where Social Learning Thrives “ The entire piece purports that a fun, productive and consistent culture will help ensure social learning takes flight.

NTEN’s We Are Media Project | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 27 2008 NTEN’s We Are Media Project Published by Nancy White at 1:25 pm under social media Beth Kanter is stewarding a very cool project for NTEN, We Are Media. There is a veritable blossoming of projects to help people learn about and adopt social media these days.

Cyberselves: How Immersive Technologies Will Impact Our Future Selves

Mind Hacks

We’re interested in work, play and how our sense of ourselves and our bodies is going to change as this technology becomes more and more widespread. From the website : Cyberselves will examine the transforming impact of immersive technologies on our societies and cultures.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth Kanter

Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. Perhaps the key to Big Data success can be found amongst the myriad of technologies and terminologies that exist today: Hadoop. Yes, the technology is important.

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A Conversation with Jason Kunesh: And You Think Your Projects Are Politically Charged!

Adaptive Path

Their pitch was basically, “we know we’re going to be out spent and we’re looking for a way to use technology to help people in the field be more effective at voter contact. So it was really important to make sure we were using technology to foster those connections.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth Kanter

TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. The participants work together in small groups, ask questions and discuss problems, and work together to find solutions and initiate joint projects. Technology does not solve problems.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Technology - 6:39 AM 14 comments links to eLearning Costs Permalink: eLearning Costs Bookmark this page at: 14 Comments: At 9/10/2009 08:58:00 AM , Karl Kapp said. If they have got to work with poor documentation and have a lot of prelim work to complete before the start of the project this will then affect the cost.

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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

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. The "C" word. Haunts so many of our efforts.

Managing across Borders and Cultures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its mission is succinctly captured in its tag line: Managing across borders and cultures. We prepare individuals and institutions to learn, work and communicate across borders and cultures. Our research projects and studies include global talent (high end knowledge workers), China as an emerging, knowledge-driven economy and society, the growing influence of global corporations, global media and the impact of globalization on American society.

Design and Technology, Sitting in a Tree…

Adaptive Path

One constant that has stood the test of time in new media/technology projects has been the tension between designers and developers. Sadly, I feel this issue stems less from process (although that can definitely exacerbate the situation) and more from a company’s culture and organizational approach. The seamless integration between design and technology is becoming increasingly vital to a product’s success.

A Conversation with Jason Kunesh: And You Think Your Projects Are Politically Charged!

Adaptive Path

Their pitch was basically, “we know we’re going to be out spent and we’re looking for a way to use technology to help people in the field be more effective at voter contact. So, I wanted to hear about the Dashboard project that you and your team worked on, if you’d like to share a little about that. So it was really important to make sure we were using technology to foster those connections. You know how it is with software projects. Tracey Varnell : So Jason Kunesh!

neuro culture

Mind Hacks

neuro culture is a beautiful and interesting website that tracks the interaction between neuroscience and visual art as it develops across the world. Visual and digital technologies of the brain, the widespread dissemination of psychotropic drugs, expanding programs in consciousness studies and other neurotechnologies are having a significant impact on individuals and society. Link to neuro culture

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?

Technology, Innovation and Social Action

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They wanted me to talk on the applications of technology and innovation for social action -- in particular, how technology and innovation might be leveraged to eradicate poverty and to help those who do not have the basic needs of life. As I have been repeatedly writing in this blog, I really believe that technology and innovation are now enabling us to address the most complex problems in science, business and society.

Will technology harm or help young people’s brains? A highly nuanced debate

Ross Dawson

Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest study on the future of the internet examines how young people will be affected by technology. Technology will be so seamlessly integrated into our lives that it will effectively disappear. The line between self and technology is thin today; by then it will effectively vanish. Technology and communications consultant Stowe Boyd. Future of humanity Social trends Technology trends

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You can see the full thread here : Dear colleagues A few weeks ago, I posted a query on IT-tools for virtual projects and got very useful recommendations. This is where examination of technology at all three levels: platform, tool and feature — can really matter.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You can see the full thread here : Dear colleagues A few weeks ago, I posted a query on IT-tools for virtual projects and got very useful recommendations. This is where examination of technology at all three levels: platform, tool and feature — can really matter.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You can see the full thread here : Dear colleagues A few weeks ago, I posted a query on IT-tools for virtual projects and got very useful recommendations. This is where examination of technology at all three levels: platform, tool and feature — can really matter.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You can see the full thread here : Dear colleagues A few weeks ago, I posted a query on IT-tools for virtual projects and got very useful recommendations. This is where examination of technology at all three levels: platform, tool and feature — can really matter.

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that it’s a truly brilliant architecture, built on decades-old fundamental research in cryptography, distributed data, distributed computing, game theory and other advanced technologies.

Despite All the Bad News that Surround Us… Is the World Actually Getting Better?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The median projections of the UN Population Division estimate that the population will reach 9.8 Other projections estimate that the population will likely peak at 9.4 It’s projected to reach 390 million in 2050 and 450 million in 2100.

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International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls

Beth Kanter

This day was intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Here’s two programs that use technology to support women and girls and are an inspiration. Their studies, work with technology, and their lives have been disrupted.

Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not only are there major technology and standards issues to be worked out, but the industry will have to collaborate with governments around the world to develop the appropriate legal frameworks and regulatory environments.

Technology Stewardship at Libraries – Free Online Event | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The full official details are below, but I also wanted to add that I’ll have two special guests who will make the difference – two librarians who work with these issues of technology and community every day in their work.

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Norm Friesen, E-Learning Myth #2: Technology Drives Educational Change In this post, various propositions have been collected under a single heading. From the text: It is often said or implied that technology or technological change impact education. The assumptions behind such understandings are that technology drives educational change, and that there is generally a direct and one-way relationship between technical innovation and educational transition.

The World Bank’s Human Capital Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

All around the world, the demand for workers who are good at complex problem-solving, interactions with clients and colleagues, and able to adapt to new tools and technologies is rising, while the demand for less advanced skills that can be replaced by technology is declining.

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