February, 2021

Start a journey with a sense of direction …

Dave Snowden

The single most fundamental error of the last three decades is to try and design an idealised future state rather than working the evolutionary potential of the here and now, the adjacent possibles – it is impossible to gain consensus in the former, easier in the latter. When I set up the idea of an occasional blog post using a quote as a base I didn’t intend to use my own.

Make it Meaningful: Elements

Clark Quinn

This is the third of four posts about making learning meaningful. Here, I talk about the implications for some key learning elements. And, as always, the text. This is the third post about how to ‘make it meaningful ’.

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Ten IT Predictions for the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

subject matter networks

Harold Jarche

We live in a networked world. Is it even possible for one person to have sufficient expertise to understand a complex situation such as this pandemic? So do we rely on one subject matter expert or rather a subject matter network ?

Management Musings: Episode 1 – Work From Home Mental Health Issues

Dan Pontefract

I’ve decided to put together a new series called “Management Musings.” ” It’s a series of short video clips of me chiming in on workplace issues… The post Management Musings: Episode 1 – Work From Home Mental Health Issues appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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A Message About Learning from the Shop Floor

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Dear Boss, Thank you for your email about e-learning , titled 'A message about learning from the C-suite' which was reprinted in Chief Learning Officer. You asked some questions and made some comments, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to reply.

A dish best served cold? 1 of 2

Dave Snowden

One of the first classic novels I came across, and through the medium of a radio play, was the Count of Monte Christo. My mother objected to televisions on principle and so we grew up with radio which in many ways was a blessing. Radio feeds the imagination in a way that television does not.

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AI Is Mostly About Business Value, Not Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Babson College professor Tom Davenport convened a virtual meeting of chief data and analytic officers (CDAO) from a variety of industries to discuss how to best achieve a return on investments (ROI) in AI. “We

Working Smarter Field Guide

Harold Jarche

Note: The Working Smarter with PKM Field Guide is available as a PDF. Here it is as a web page. CC-BY-NC-SA. Working Smarter with Personal Knowledge Mastery. The Changing Nature of Human Work. For the past several centuries we have used human labour to do what machines cannot.

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Creative Ways To Have Fun With Your Team From Home

Dan Pontefract

The calendar says 2021, but it still feels a lot like 2020. The pandemic continues to rage. New variants are popping up everywhere. I can’t even… The post Creative Ways To Have Fun With Your Team From Home appeared first on Pontefract Group.

Webinar: Driving Content Management ROI Across the Extended Enterprise

Xyleme

Managing content at the component level (as opposed to the document level) makes content smarter and more powerful by?reducing reducing time to market, supporting collaboration across the extended enterprise, and ultimately improving the customer experience.

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Moving on, with respect

Dave Snowden

One of the features of being a generalist is that you are always curious about new things and understanding, outside of your original fields of study or practice and often tangential to it.

Reflowable text thinking

Clark Quinn

Ok, I know I just talked about this, but something happened to sharpen my understanding.

How Can Blockchain Become a Truly Transformative Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first became interested in blockchain technologies when in 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) named The Blockchain in its annual list of Top Ten Emerging Technologies citing its potential to fundamentally change the way markets and governments work.

a decade of digital transformation

Harold Jarche

With a focus on improving collaboration, sensemaking, and knowledge sharing in teams, communities and networks, I have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of clients.

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Who Really Is In Charge Of The New Look Office?

Dan Pontefract

If you’re trying to get ahead of the pandemic—planning for a post-pandemic world—you should be having conversations now about what your office space is going… The post Who Really Is In Charge Of The New Look Office? appeared first on Pontefract Group. Real Estate office space

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Why You Need a Cohesive Content Strategy

Xyleme

Put simply, a content strategy is a business plan for your content. According to Val Swisher, Content Strategy Guru and CEO of Content Rules, Inc. , “ Content strategy helps you identify what content you need, what content you don’t need, and where to put your resources for the most ROI.” .

Announcing the publication of Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis. A partnership between the Cynefin Centre and the EU

Dave Snowden

If not the myths person, then…?

Clark Quinn

There’s a potential belief that I’m the ‘ myths ‘ guy, and I’ve both principled and practical reasons to try to counter that. Here’s my thinking. And, as always, the text. I’ve a dilemma.

New Directions for Government in the Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past few decades, economies and societies around the world have been going through historical transformations as they transition from the industrial age of the past two centuries to a 21st century digital age.

trust emerges over time

Harold Jarche

Imagine a research-intensive organization where scientists should be sharing what they learn, and the official company policy is to share information and expertise among public and private partners. However, the company is ‘downsizing’ and layoffs are based on performance reviews.

What’s The Deal With ‘Pick Your Brain’ Meetings?

Dan Pontefract

I won't take a 'pick your brain' meeting anymore unless these key points are first addressed. The post What’s The Deal With ‘Pick Your Brain’ Meetings? appeared first on Pontefract Group. collaboration communication leadership pick your brain meetings

Webinar: Driving Content Management ROI Across the Extended Enterprise?

Xyleme

February 25, 2021 | 1:00 pm EST. Managing content at the component level (as opposed to the document level) makes content smarter and more powerful by?reducing

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Root ’cause’ & complexity

Dave Snowden

There are two major forms of stupidity on the various debates that sprint on social media from time to time. The first is the assertion that because complex systems have no linear material causality that all forms of root cause analysis should be abandoned.

When Do You Team?

Clark Quinn

Ideally, we’d have teams doing all our design and development. There are benefits to working together, not just for the innovation and creativity, but also for process. We can watch out for other’s mistakes and limitations just as they can look for ours.

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On the Indieweb

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'm going to take Daniel Goldsmith's excellent post Praxis and the Indieweb as a point of departure for this post. Like Goldsmith, I am a fan of the Indieweb, or at least, the concept of the Indieweb. And I've been involved, at least around the periphery, in its development for many years.

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connect, challenge, create

Harold Jarche

Education won’t counter populism — changing education might. Slovakia’s president, Zuzana Caputova, was elected in March 2019, and surprisingly showed a way out of the populist quagmire that many countries find themselves in.

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What are you doing right now to redesign your place of work before employees return to the building?

Dan Pontefract

The pandemic has certainly taught us one thing about organizations: we don’t need as much physical space for work to happen. We’re currently witnessing the… The post What are you doing right now to redesign your place of work before employees return to the building?

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MWL Benchmarking Survey

Jane Hart

How modern is your organisation’s approach to workplace learning? In this final survey of this section we ask you which of the activities described on the Roles & Responsibilities page you have already implemented, are planning on implementing, or are not yet planning to implement. You can use this survey to benchmark your organisation’s L&D activities […]. Modern Workplace Learning

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Wherein lies coherence?

Dave Snowden

Things are building nicely for our Exploratory next week looking at the connections between sense-making, complexity, and network theory. It starts next week and runs through to the 10th March which will a lot of time for discussion and thinking.

Make it Meaningful: Hook

Clark Quinn

I believe that in addition to learning science, the other key element of Learning Experience Design is engagement. More than the trivial tarting-up, however, trying to make it meaningful. I’ve put together four posts covering some of the key elements, and this is the first.

Radio 2.x

Doc Searls

On Quora , somebody asks, How can the radio industry stay relevant in the age of streaming music and podcasts? Here’s my answer: It already is, if you consider streaming music and podcasting evolutionary forms of radio.

working smarter 2020

Harold Jarche

In 2010 we conducted a project to cultivate a fully engaged, high performing workforce through rapid, collaborative, informal, & self-directed learning at a US-based health insurance company of about 20,000 employees. It is summarized in the working smarter case study.

The Great Office Real Estate Contraction Is Upon Us

Dan Pontefract

The data does not lie. The great office real estate contraction is upon us. Wherever you look on the planet, companies are shedding their real… The post The Great Office Real Estate Contraction Is Upon Us appeared first on Pontefract Group. Real Estate real estate

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OER and User Pay

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Thanks to Jeff Rubenstein for a thoughtful comment. I agree that the division between 'content' and 'paper + ink' isn't always the best way to approach the discussion, and should note here that it was generated as a metaphor to frame a response to a commonly raised issue.

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The loci of competence

Dave Snowden

An alternative title for today’s post could have been sometimes necessary, rarely sufficient with the same subject namely the legitimate discussion of competence and its role in decision making as well as questions arising from the more nefarious areas of competence standards and certifications.

Make it Meaningful: Tips ‘n’ Tricks

Clark Quinn

This is the second of four posts where I’m talking about the next step beyond trivial engagement. Here I talk about some tips ‘n’ tricks that help us take our learning designs deeper in meaning. And, as always, the text. This is the second post about how to ‘make it meaningful ’. I talked about some tricks to maintain engagement in the previous one, and here I want to talk about what this means for the elements of learning.

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