The MIT Work of the Future Report

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The final report will be issued after conducting additional research over the next year. The report’s overriding conclusion is that the likelihood that AI and automation will wipe out major workforce sectors in the near future is exaggerated.

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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.

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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. In other words, a culture killer.

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. This would definitely help stop many corporate cultures from being killed.

Lessons In Culture From United Airlines

Dan Pontefract

Specifically, I wanted to know if she felt their new CEO, Oscar Muñoz, would bring any change to the company, its culture and its operating practices. “Oh Take for instance the Airline Quality Rating 2015 report. Culture employee engagement engagement United Airlines

[shorenstein] Farnaz Fassihi on Reporting from the Middle East

David Weinberger

I’m at a Shorenstein lunchtime talk where Farnaz Fassihi is giving a talk titled “Reporting from the Middle East.” She was a reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger on 9/11. ” There’s thus even more of an obligation to have reporters on the ground.

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Evidence for benefits: Towards Maturity Report

Clark Quinn

An organization that I cited in the Revolution book, Towards Maturity , has recently released their 2015-2016 Industry Benchmark Report , and it’s of interest to individuals and organizations looking for real data on what’s working, and not, in L&D. The report has a number of useful sections, including documenting the current state of the industry, guidance for business leaders on expectations, on listening to learners, and on rethinking the L&D team.

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Cultural change in Singapore

Dave Snowden

I expect to report back on some of that work in future months, this week is scoping and discussing. I'm back in Singapore for a week working on a portfolio of projects building on work over the past decade.

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

Dan Pontefract

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? Like me, Charlene is a crusader for a more open and collaborative culture.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

In late 2010, the Corporate Leadership Council released its quarterly engagement trends report. 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.

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.”

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

In late 2010, the Corporate Leadership Council released its quarterly engagement trends report. 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.

Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab

David Weinberger

Three and a half years ago, the Danes wrote a report on public libraries in the knowledge society, and went looking for partnerships, which is unusual for the Danes, says Knud. They were inspired by Maker culture. “You can work with maker culture without having a makerspace.”

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It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail

Dan Pontefract

Over the last several months, at the job that actually pays me, I’ve been on somewhat of a soapbox speaking, writing, blogging, yammering about the link between culture, leadership philosophy and Enterprise 2.0 It can be culture forming. Culture enterprise 2.0

Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building

Beth Kanter

Two reports have been released on the topic of capacity building: “ Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together ,” from GrantCraft, a service of the Foundation Center and “ Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity ” from GEOfunders. 2: Culture Change.

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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.

[shorenstein][2b2k] Wesley Lowery on covering Ferguson and the effect of social media on the reporting ecosystem

David Weinberger

Wesley Lowery is a Washington Post reporter, recently ex of the Boston Globe. He does not cede all ground to social media, but instead uses it to do his job as a reporter, and sees its effect on every facet of his role. ” He said he would be ok with that but only because so much of his social media contribution consists of references to other sources and other people, including to reports by other newspapers. Here’s Wesley’s news report , with video.]

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Joho: Culture is an echo chamber

David Weinberger

The main article is, unsurprisingly, the first one: Culture is an echo chamber : We all hate echo chambers in which a bunch of yahoos convince one another that they’re right. Report from the DPLA platform : Surprisingly, I’m interim head of the project building the software platform for the Digital Public Library of America. After a couple of years, I’ve actually published another issue of my old ‘zine. Why so long between issues?

Managing across Borders and Cultures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its mission is succinctly captured in its tag line: Managing across borders and cultures. The Levin Institute is led by Garrick Utley , a former broadcast journalist with extensive experience in international affairs, who reported from more than 75 countries for more than 40 years. We prepare individuals and institutions to learn, work and communicate across borders and cultures. Tags: Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

This section of the report covers new ways of thinking about organizational culture based in continuous improvement based on feedback. It speaks to establishing culture norms among staff of curiosity, reflection, and trust. The term means learning culture.

Legitimate cultural difference or barbaric rite?

Dave Snowden

Having spent the last week working with the recently formed European Institute for Gender Equality I was more than usually sensitised to two adjacent reports in the online Guardian over the weekend. One a special report on genital mutilation, the practice of which is apparently growing in the UK; the other a polemical piece from David Mitchell under the sub heading of If Britain decides to ban the burqa I might just start wearing one.

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.

[berkman] Zeynep Tufecki on the boom-and-bust cycle of social-media-fueled protests (with live reporting)

David Weinberger

But, also, the young have a cultural allergy to representation because in traditional politics they see corruption, not representation. Zeynep Tufecki [twitter: zeynep ] is giving a Berkman Tuesday Lunch talk titled “Gezi Park Protests & the Boom-Bust Cycle of Social Media Fueled Protest.” ” She says that surveillance and social media + protest are two of her topics, so swhen protests broke out in her home country of Turkey, she felt she really had to study it.

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From Addis Ababa to Las Vegas (catching up on trip reports!) | 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 10 2008 From Addis Ababa to Las Vegas (catching up on trip reports!) Talk about culture shock.

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Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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A culture shock for universal emotion

Mind Hacks

The concept was further explored by psychologist Paul Ekman who conducted cross-cultural research and reported that the expression of anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness and surprise were universal human characteristics. While humans evolved to express and interpret emotions, she contends, specific facial expressions are culturally learned. Others have found cultural differences in how people interpret the facial expressions of others?—?a

New E-Book: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Is culture of philanthropy embedded in the way that everyone does their work? What is a culture of philanthropy? It is all about how to nurture a nonprofit organizational culture that has shared responsibility for fundraising among all of its people.

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. Apparently, I am in some weird sort of seasonal cycle with Comedy Central, because tomorrow night (Thursday, June 8) I will be the guest on The Colbert Report, speaking truthiness to power, no doubt.

CPSquare’s Long Live the Platform Event Report | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Check it out — Long Live the Platform Report (application/pdf Object).

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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.

Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

After all, a report by Atlassian suggests employees attend 62 meetings per month. That is, meeting schedules, cancellations, attendance requirements and related mishaps have a lot to do with your organization’s culture, its hierarchy, leadership styles and/or a lack of being collaborative.

Why and How Your #Nonprofit Needs To Bust the Culture of Sitting at Work

Beth Kanter

How can these practices become part of your nonprofit’s work culture? Has your nonprofit busted the culture of sitting in the workplace? Chris Messina hacked a piano for a standing desk.

Drugs where the sun don’t shine: a cultural history

Mind Hacks

Through the history of humanity, every culture has made use of psychoactive substances. Recreationally, both vaginal and anal cocaine use have been reported in the medical literature and popular culture.

Scenario Planning - Formulating Strategy in the Face of High Uncertainty

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The reports illustrate how the future might play out by developing a few different scenarios, each embodying the key issues and decisions that will likely shape the global landscape twenty years into the future. “How can we formulate strategy in the face of uncertainty?,”

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth Kanter

And new report, The New Normal , spells out exactly why that is important. A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption – guest post by Heather McLeod Grant, Adene Sacks, & Kate Wilkinson.

The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A common theme throughout the report was that the same players who were leaders in the earlier waves of digitization and analytics were the early leaders in the AI wave. Overall, 63% report revenue increases in the business unit where the AI use case is deployed.

Cultural differences in childhood amnesia

Mind Hacks

This is often assumed to be purely because the brain is too underdeveloped to successfully store and organise memories but an interesting study from 2000 reported that the extent of childhood amnesia differs between cultures and sexes. Cross-cultural and gender differences in childhood amnesia. In two experiments, we examined cross-cultural and gender differences in adults' earliest memories. pdf of full text of culture and childhood amnesia study.

Blockchain and Public Health Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In each of these areas, the report presented uses cases where blockchain is already being deployed, and recommended a number of blockchain related public health measures that will help better prepare for future pandemics. said the report.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Social Distancing Policies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More detailed findings can be found in the draft report. The analysis is limited to data from people who were active during the period February 17 to March 9 and for whom there is location data reporting that they stayed in their home Census Block Group more than 10 days.

Report: Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency

Beth Kanter

The report begins with a simple, holistic definition of transparency and why it is important for funders to be transparent: “Transparency is, in a word, openness.

Remote Work is Surprisingly Productive, But For Many… Something Is Missing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It also consists of the chemistry and workplace culture that comes from employees’ interacting all day, in ways that are unexpected and often inefficient, like the stray conversations that take place while people are procrastinating or bumping into one another on the way to lunch.

The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Nation’s Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Another, recent McKinsey report on the state of AI adoption found that while AI is becoming more mainstream, “much work remains to scale impact, manage risks, and retrain the workforce,” in over 95% of companies.

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Why “The Techlash” Is a Threat to Growth and Progress

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks the ITIF report. “Or does it introduce additional complexity to our lives, isolate us from each other, threaten privacy, destroy jobs, and generate an array of other harms?”. The ITIF report was published toward the end of 2019, a few months before the advent of Covid-19.

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