How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

Those absolutely mind-blowing and rather provocative sentences, as depressing and as exciting as they may sound, don’t come from a knowledge worker working in a particular corporation protesting about the poor state of workplace learning or learning in general.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Luis Suarez

Or, better said, it all comes down to, finally, come to terms with the fact that our very own self-importance has managed to destroy Social Media and just leave it at Media , as we become … it. Our social network.

The Illusion of Control

Luis Suarez

Whether that may well be rather accurate, or not, you can tell me in the comments below what you think about it, if you wish, I have got this little theory going on in my mind that we, knowledge (Web 2.0) workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age.

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Luis Suarez

To design a new kind of work, a new mindset of work habits that would inspire each and everyone of us to become much more collaborative and keen on sharing our knowledge out there openly through digital tools, whatever those may well be. A social computing evangelist at heart.

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Google Plus – Who Owns the Filter Bubble?

Luis Suarez

For a good couple of years I have been a huge fan, and big advocate, of what I think is one of the most empowering and refreshing social networking tools out there: Google Plus. At least, it is not my design. . So why should social networking tools be different?

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites. Once again, another social networking site biting the dust and become absorbed by that frenzy of becoming the new media.

The Downsides of Freelance Work

Luis Suarez

I decided to move on with my work life, understanding I may need to work ever harder from there onwards towards building better, more effective, relevant tight social networks where the primary goal may well not be being poached around left and right.

The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!

Luis Suarez

Yes, blogging is healthy, energising, inspiring, mind-blowing, in a way, if you would want to add, and perhaps what makes the Social Web unique, regardless of what other people out there keep telling you about the power of social networks.

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Luis Suarez

After having written about what are some of my current work streams as a freelancer in the realm of Social Business and Digital Transformation (i.e. How management transforms itself into leadership through social software enablement.

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. It is only through understanding that evolution that one can design and justify a means of effectively changing it.

Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Luis Suarez

world, and followed by some of the most popular social networking sites at the moment today: like Facebook. So this is not something harmful for the overall Social Web alone, but for the Internet as a whole, as we have known it for years altogether.

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

The truth is that I am ready to make plenty of blunt moves on redefining my social networking presence out there on the Social Web, and I will be sharing some further insights on that regard very soon, but one thing for sure is that at this point in time my blog will remain where it is.

What Are the Chances of Pragmatic Pathways for Social Business?

Luis Suarez

“ A friend recently reminded me of the tendency of organisations to “co-opt and neutralise” any kind of dissent – that’s exactly what’s happening with social media now – big business is appropriating it and trying to quash it. And eventually succeed as Socially Integrated Enterprises.

Reflections from 2011 on The World of Social Media

Luis Suarez

While everyone else out there on the Internet Blogosphere gets busy blogging away their predictions for 2012 around the world of Social (And whatever other word you would want to insert right after !), You could say that my favourite topic du jour all along has been The Social Enterprise.

Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote

Luis Suarez

But, for now, I thought I would go ahead and leave you folks with that other article from the series of the Social Business Forum event that took place in Milan a few days ago, and which I was due one last update. Once again, I am on the road on to another business trip.

#e2conf 2011 Highlights – 10 Reasons Why I Enjoyed the Event

Luis Suarez

conference that took place in Boston, MA, a few days back, by yours truly, but the truth is that in the last couple of days I have been distracted by what seems to be raving the Social Web as of late: Google’s attempt to get social with Google Plus.

What is the future of the Learning & Development department?

Ross Dawson

Last Friday I gave the keynote for the first breakfast seminar run by CADRE , a leading elearning design company, for senior executives of its clients. Learning in a social network world: the new opportunities. • I haven’t spent a lot of time explicitly in the learning space, though my experience from the mid-1990s in the knowledge management arena means I have long considered many of the same issues as those in learning.

Racing to the Top Where Corporations Are People

Luis Suarez

But today I just want to highlight his, once again, brilliant insights around the area of Social Business and the Social Enterprise, because a couple of his recent blog posts have pretty much nailed it for yours truly on why social networking for business makes sense, business sense, that is. “[…] The race to the top is focused on design and respect and dignity and guts and innovation and sustainability and yes, generosity when it might be easier to be selfish.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this. E-Social CM Media?

filter success

Harold Jarche

I was discussing filters last week during an interview on personal knowledge mastery which will be used to inform a program we are developing for a client organization, a large global corporation. The search engine optimization field is basically designed to game Google search.

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adding value with teams

Harold Jarche

In working collaboratively & learning cooperatively I noted that team collaboration requires the transparent sharing of knowledge — using enterprise social networks and other technologies — so that everyone on a team knows what is going on and why.

Twelvetide 18:07

Dave Snowden

I’ve managed to pass the half way point in this series and I’m feeling confident about completion. During my time in IBM I gained a reputation in the field of Knowledge Management that didn’t go down well with those in the consultancy group who thought it was their bailiwick.

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Becoming explicit

Harold Jarche

Our old technology — paper — gave us an idea of knowledge that said that knowledge comes from experts who are filtered, printed, and then it’s settled, because that’s how books work. The dominant framework is moving from corporations to networks.

PLE: connectivist or constructivist

George Siemens

Viplav Baxi tosses out a few provocative questions , including: “If for a moment we were to ignore Connectivism as a theory, but recognize the MOOC and the PLE as technological platforms, could they be assumed as a logical manifestation of social constructivist practices in the digital age?&# But, what if we designed tools for specific connection forming purposes? NBTs (Network Based Training) will make possible persistent learning and knowledge management environments.

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Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

The network of strategic accelerators complements the formal systems; it does not replace them. Collaborative networks are not a new concept, but Kotter’s application of them to the arena of strategy is very insightful. Many of our older business models are not working any more.

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Take a look at these 8 demand-side knowledge management principles by Nick Milton. People don’t pay attention to knowledge until they actually need it. People value knowledge that they request more highly than knowledge that is unsolicited.

a simpler approach to km

Harold Jarche

A recent posting for a six-week knowledge management contract was posted by the UNDP. The only way to enable the latter is to get everyone involved in knowledge sharing and then harvest what emerges. Establish methods that enable tacit knowledge to flow.

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digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

and provides an image that addresses a good spectrum of skills for the network era. Learning out loud in our social networks helps to seek new opinions and share our own with a diverse group of people. Digital Sense Making + Personal Knowledge Management [Mastery].

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Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the years, if you have been a long time reader, you may remember how there were a number of themes I kept coming back to from Knowledge Management, to Collaboration, (Social) Learning, Online Communities and, specially, Social / Open Business.

change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

Silicon Valley, in spite of all the hype, is based on the same outdated organizational models of leadership and management as the companies they are putting out of business. It puts too much power in the hands of individuals and blocks human networks from realizing their potential.

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cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

These have been edited and synthesized to a single composition in advance of my sessions in Helsinki on 3 November 2017 with The National Foresight Network and the Prime Minister’s Office where we will discuss the transformation of work and its consequences. Tribes & Networks.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Scaling knowledge

Harold Jarche

On the other hand, networked organizations can scale because they do not need to control every connection. Designers of these open organizational structures understand that in complex un-order, loose hierarchies and strong networks are best.

2014 Education + Sydney ALERT

Dave Snowden

We designed the course over four days with a much clearer division of content. It covers the basics of complexity theory from a human systems perspective and includes things like safe-to-fail intervention design, resilience and what you can actually manage if the situation is complex.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Mastery. Harvard Business Review described The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, as one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years. Personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ) is a framework I have developed over the past 12 years.

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Connected leadership is not the status quo

Harold Jarche

As organizations, markets, and society become networked, complexity in all human endeavors increases. The connected workplace is all about understanding networks, modelling networked learning, and strengthening networks. In networks, anyone can show leadership, not just those appointed by management. A guiding principle for connected organizational design is for loose hierarchies and strong networks. Better networks are better for business.

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. Here we go: Learning is a dirty word because executive managers have a hard time hearing it. CLO online edition.

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Lean or Agility?

Dave Snowden

I gave a keynote address at LSSC11 this morning looking at the application of complexity theory to software design. I really started in system design, building decision support systems and I really enjoyed the learning I gained form conversations here and on line in the build up.

Formalized informal learning: a blend we don’t need

Harold Jarche

Managers and supervisors need to give up some control and organizations must learn to trust their people, says Jay. It is a fundamental change required to move from a command & control pyramid to a network. What about a world without ISD (instructional systems design)?

Raising the Dial Tone, Part 2

Martijn Linssen

The problem is that most requirements issued on federal contracts are complete birdcage liner written by people who are either totally unqualified to design a product or produced by a process/workflow that is biased toward the most verbose form of mediocrity (i.e.

Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

But what these both have in common is that they are still a “ managed learning ” process. In this and my next post I am going to look at self-managed learning in an organization, and how that might be supported and scaffolded. Social learning