Adding aesthetics to culture

Dave Snowden

Many years ago now I worked with anthropologist Beth Meriam to design an approach to cultural mapping using SenseMaker®. In effect it has become the underlying Cynefin theory of culture in organisations and society.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Learning through Conversation – April 2016 Cal Wick, Bob Eichinger, Charles Jennings 70-20-10: Origin,Research, Purpose by Cal Wick Where It All Began The 70-20-10 model has been part of the corporate learning and development lexicon for decades.

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Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In April, MIT released The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S. Innovation Deficit , - a report on both the long term benefits of basic research and the impact on those benefits of declining federal investments.

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.

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.

Distributed research needs collaborative researchers

Harold Jarche

Tweet “What Sanofi is doing is reducing its own internal research capacity,” he said. We will do less of our own research. We’re not going to get out of research. As research becomes more networked, researchers will need to be more collaborative.

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.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Learning through Conversation – April 2016 Cal Wick, Bob Eichinger, Charles Jennings 70-20-10: Origin,Research, Purpose by Cal Wick Where It All Began The 70-20-10 model has been part of the corporate learning and development lexicon for decades.

Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. A learning culture is optimal for organizational innovation and agility, and it’s likely that not all elements are already in place. Say, for instance, one desirable outcome of a learning culture would be, well, learning! In this case, I mean the broad sense of learning: problems solved, new designs generated, research answering questions.

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.

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?

Vehicle Automation - a Very Important Priority for AI Research

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Toyota, for example, recently established the Toyota Research Institute to pursue the development of what it calls guardian angel automation technologies, where the driver is always in control until a crash looms, at which point the automation system fully takes over to try to prevent the accident.

The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past September, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences released Restoring the Foundations: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream , - a report on the state of US leadership in science and technology. Research is generally characterized as basic or applied.

Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last month, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) released the results of a new study, ARISE II: Unleashing America’s Research & Innovation Enterprise. Pressures to decrease government spending make it harder to support long term research.

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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.

Culture is our nature

Harold Jarche

But new research has led biologists to a different view. And we did it by developing new abilities for cultural transmission and change. But culture is a biological phenomenon. Friday’s Finds: WSJ: Drop the nature vs nurture debate.

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 These ratings come from an in-house audit team consisting of “dedicated, experienced air transport research professionals.”

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

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.

Burnout, Resilience and Nonprofits: The Latest Research, Trend, and Insights

Beth Kanter

Here’s what to watch in 2019: Building a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace is more popular than ever: Organizational culture has become your nonprofit’s brand and it really matters more than ever when it comes to sustaining high performance. Photo by Norbert Reimer.

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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?

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.

Activating A Culture of Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

I’m excited to co-presenting a session at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference called “ Activating A Culture of Resilience for Sustainable Impact ,” with fellow NTEN board members, Ananda Leeke & Meico Whitlock as well as Carrie Rice.

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.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

Become knitted into a company’s culture by attending work-related social events. conducted a two-year study of workplace cultures. In 1999, researcher Allen Tough spoke on the importance of informal learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

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.

eLearning Research

Tony Karrer

We have: Will Thalheimer, Work Learning Research Kevin Oakes, I4CP Claire Schooley, Forrester Chris Howard, Bersin Kevin Martin, Aberdeen Biggest trend is Learning 2.0 Statistics from ASTD research - 86% - web 2.0 Trust is barrier Culture is number one barrier - knowledge sharing is problem Reluctance among potential mentors to teach each other Time is problem Qualcomm - employees submit business plans. What does research show? Some debate, but no research on this yet.

Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care. Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring , shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit.

Culture of the digital playground

Mind Hacks

Anthropologist Gabriella Coleman has spent several years researching hacker culture, hanging out with coders, geeks and cypherpunks to understand the beliefs and boundaries of the community they inhabit.

The Graphic That Started My Journey Researching Purpose Three Years Ago

Dan Pontefract

Whilst I knew (and still know) a connected and engaged culture is critically important for today’s complex and complicated organizations, something was gnawing at me. After I published my first book, Flat Army , in May of 2013, I began musing about the concept of purpose.

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).

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

Matthew Warren, and Dr. Shona Leitch from Deakin University have done some interesting research in their paper A study on how Australian banks use social media. Here are a few key points from the research.

Managing across Borders and Cultures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its mission is succinctly captured in its tag line: Managing across borders and cultures. We do this through developing new learning models, research and public engagement. We prepare individuals and institutions to learn, work and communicate across borders and cultures. These are some of the major questions that we are thinking through in the Levin Institute, as part of its mission to improve innovation and management across borders and culture.

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

Beth Kanter

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. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Research Studies Resilience

A cultured gene

Mind Hacks

So far, so normal, except that the researchers found that the gene in question, involved in sensing the hormone oxytocin, had a different effect on social behaviour in American and Koreans. The OXTR gene exerts its influence against the background of these contrasting cultural conventions.

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. Cultural Indicators.

A cultured gene

Mind Hacks

So far, so normal, except that the researchers found that the gene in question, involved in sensing the hormone oxytocin, had a different effect on social behaviour in Americans and Koreans. The OXTR gene exerts its influence against the background of these contrasting cultural conventions.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Re-inventing the Corporate Research Lab

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « A Kind of Cambrian Explosion | Main | IT-based Collaboration and the Evolution of Work » August 27, 2007 Re-inventing the Corporate Research Lab Last month, my colleague Paul Horn announced his retirement from IBM.

Cultures of friendship

Mind Hacks

Neuroanthropology has an all-too-brief interview on how different cultures around the world have fundamentally different ideas about what it means to be a friend. When you look at friendship cross-culturally, there are many surprises!

Benefits of eLearning: How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture

TOPYX LMS

Research indicates companies that prioritize high-impact learning can show up to three times greater profit growth over a period of about four years.¹ High-impact learning happens naturally in organizations with a continuous learning culture. According to Deloitte, a continuous learning culture “places the employee at the center of a new vision that treats learning as a continuous process, not an episodic event, and as a company-wide responsibility, not one confined to HR.”².

One Simple Tip To Shift Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture from Outrage to Well Being

Beth Kanter

As part of researching and writing the book, we interviewed hundreds of nonprofit professionals about how they create a culture of well being in the workplace. It is considered a good workplace perk and a sign that his organization has a supportive culture.

Human error in psychology research: a rough guide

Mind Hacks

Science writer Ed Yong has just posted the audio of a fantastic talk on problems in psychology research and how to fix them. Yong has been doing some fantastic work not only highlighting these difficulties but getting a public debate going about solutions to these problems of research culture.

Cultures of foreplay

Mind Hacks

I've just read a fantastic article in the Journal of Sex Research on culture and how we decide what is a sexual disorder or 'paraphilia'. It has a fascinating section where it talks about cultural variation in common or acceptable sexual practices and it touches on how foreplay differs between societies. Finally, in most cultures, sexual intercourse is preceded by some degree of foreplay—that is, sensory and sexual stimulation intended to induce arousal.