Mon.May 14, 2012

Survey shows people take training as infrequently as they go to a conference; but they learn continuously in other ways

Jane Hart

Last week I invited readers to take my latest Learning in the Workplace survey , where I asked how regularly are you “learning” in the workplace.

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart asked readers “ how regularly are you “learning” in the workplace? ” Here are the top five ways that people learn, with my comments below on how this can be facilitated in the organization, either by management or the learning support group. Notice that these are all informal.

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Open Meeting Protocol and the structure of emergent collaboration

Ross Dawson

Last week I had an early evening meeting set up with Indy Johar , the inspiring co-founder of Hub Westminster. When I arrived I found that Indy had invoked an ‘Open Meeting Protocol’, offering £10 to Matt Sevenoaks of KPMG to join the meeting, who in turn invited Shelley Kuipers , the CEO of Chaordix, who as it happens I had conversed with on email as reecently as a few days before but had never met in real-life. Another Hub Westminster member Pamela joined us.

An AR treat

Doc Searls

Enticedby Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald (aka @DutchCowboy ) in this tweet , I fired up Layar (an AR — Augmented Reality — browser from the company by that name, which he co-founded ), and aimed it at the cover of my new book. What followed is chronicled in this Flickr set.

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We have a choice whether to be optimistic or pessimistic about the future

Ross Dawson

Below is a brief interview I did when I spoke at TheNextWeb conference in Amsterdam recently. Some of the points I cover: * In the face of a highly uncertain future increasingly driven by extraordinary technologies, we have a choice whether to be optimists or pessimists. This choice shapes how actively we seek and create opportunities from change. See more on this topic. Crowds and crowdsourcing are powerful mechanisms for creating positive change.

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Goodies from Wolfram

David Weinberger

Some wonderfully interesting stuff from Stephen Wolfram today. Here’s his Reddit IAMA. A post about what’s become of a New Kind of Science in the past ten years. And a part two , about reactions to NKS. And here’s a post from a couple of months ago that I missed that is, well, amazing. All I’ll say is that it’s about “personal analytics ”

MX: Managing Experience 2012 Videos Ready for Your Viewing Pleasure

Adaptive Path

Every March for the past six years, our MX: Managing Experience conference has brought together a growing community of managers, directors, and VPs of experience design teams (and their bosses) to discuss the unique challenges they face. This year's sold out conference featured speakers from GE, eBay, Intel, Flickr, Salesforce.com, Sony, and Forrester Research, representing an excellent mix of examples of the role experience design is playing in the world's largest companies.

Has NineShift Changed Elections?

Nine Shift

Has NineShift changed elections? . Union organizer Miles Campbell read NineShift. Then he talked with my brilliant co-author Julie Coates about it. Then based on the NineShift analysis of networks, he went and created a new campaign strategy, which he has named Relational Voter Plan (RVP).

MX: Managing Experience 2012 Videos Ready for Your Viewing Pleasure

Adaptive Path

Every March for the past six years, our MX: Managing Experience conference has brought together a growing community of managers, directors, and VPs of experience design teams (and their bosses) to discuss the unique challenges they face. This year's sold out conference featured speakers from GE, eBay, Intel, Flickr, Salesforce.com, Sony, and Forrester Research, representing an excellent mix of examples of the role experience design is playing in the world's largest companies.