Sat.Jan 07, 2017 - Fri.Jan 13, 2017

Learning in the Modern Workplace is much MORE than courses and resources

Jane Hart

Individuals learn in many ways for and at work; training or e-learning is only part of the picture as I show in the diagram below. Modern Professional Learning (as I call it) happens in many different ways – both inside and outside the organisation.

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 20, the White House released Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy , a new report that investigates how AI will likely transform job markets over time, and recommends policy responses to address AI’s impact on the US economy.

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the learning loop

Harold Jarche

John Boyd’s OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) was developed as a framework to help pilots make better decisions in battle. Since it’s inception in the 1970’s it has been adapted for other areas of operations, including business.

Boundary conditions

Dave Snowden

For various complex reasons which started with a casual throw away remark at Lean Agile Scotland followed by a brief twitter storm I am spending two days in Dubai with a Kanban group. That includes the co-authors of Essential Kanban Condensed , namely David Anderson and Andy Carmichael.

Four Key Actions To Change Your Organization’s Purpose

Dan Pontefract

Purpose is more than a cause. It is a wholesome way of being and operating for any organization. As I argue in my book, The Purpose. Dan's Related Posts: Inspiring CEO Quotes About A Higher Purpose A Few Easy Steps For Entrepreneurs To Take To Enact A Higher Purpose Purpose: The Word of 2016 Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer. Purpose Marc Benioff purpose Salesforce Unilever

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mediated relatedness

Harold Jarche

I gave a presentation on ‘Understanding Media for Learner Engagement’ to the UNL Extension network yesterday. It was based on McLuhan’s laws of media which I have discussed many times here since 2004 ( communication in evolution ) and more recently ( taking back our society ).

Empowering Employee-Led Learning (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Public Workshop runs 30 January – 24 February 2017. includes free place on Intro to MWL workshop. 16 – 27 January 2017]. There is a lot of talk about encouraging employees to become self-directed continuous learners, but how can you put this into practice in an organisation?

Mick Ebeling ATD TechKnowledge Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Mick Ebeling, of Not Impossible Labs, opened the TechKnowledge conference with an inspiring keynote. He told engaging stories about achieving the impossible because it just took commitment. He evangelized contributing, and getting contributions by emphasizing the brand benefits of doing good.

One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

Beth Kanter

Sarah Cooper – 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. I’ve been enjoying The Cooper Review , the satirical blog of Sarah Cooper that features weekly original articles, videos and cartoons on workplace humor.

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Options in uncertainty

Dave Snowden

In my last couple of posts I have been talking abound boundary conditions in Cynefin. I now want to extend that a into understanding operations in the complex domain. I’m not sure about this picture and I doubt it will survive a few presentations and discussions but it is a starting point.

New #MWL Workshop series for 2017

Jane Hart

To complement and support my new book, Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017 I am offering a new series of public online workshops for 2017. These workshop will help you consider not only how to modernise training and e-learning, but how to broaden your work to support manager-led learning as well as empower employee-led learning. Here is the schedule for the first half of the year. Click the links in the schedule to find out more about each workshop.

Rahaf Harfoush #ATDTK Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Rahaf Haroush opened the second day of the 2017 ATD TechKnowledge conference. She made clear some important points about the potential for technology. For instance she made the case for context-sensitive performance support, social network analysis, and a learning culture.

The written word

Euen Semple

For all its faults, and its inclination to distract us with images and memes, Facebook allows us to share words on a scale and at a speed as never before. This joined up writing has a power we are only now playing with. The power of connection and shared meaning. My knowledge of you comes through the words you choose and the order you place them in. My knowledge of myself comes through the words I choose and the order I place them in. We should choose our words carefully.

Pathways with purpose?

Dave Snowden

I’ve done the ascent and descent of the path to Llyn Bochlywd at the base of Tryfan in North Wales many times over the years. In a more sprightly youth jumping from rock to rock, more recently slowly and carefully with blood pouring from my head (eight stitches) after a fall at 3000 feet.

Empowering Employee-Led Learning (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Public Workshop runs 30 January – 24 February 2017. includes free place on Intro to MWL workshop. 16 – 27 January 2017]. There is a lot of talk about encouraging employees to become self-directed continuous learners, but how can you put this into practice in an organisation?

Vale Seymour Papert

Clark Quinn

Imagine my surprise that I missed the demise of Seymour Papert this past year (yet another loss). I’ve looked back to see what I was doing on 31 July and how I missed it, and we were preparing for a week in the wilderness. So it’s certainly likely I wasn’t deeply involved in the news. This is a shame, because I’ve been a fan of Papert’s work for quite literally decades. So here’s a belated tribute.

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Story of the Week: France First to Ban Late Night Emails

Nine Shift

They are calling it "the right to disconnect." France has become the first nation in the world to give workers the right to avoid work emails outside of work hours. . See the story here. It is all about the collapse of 9-to-5 and the "work week" and even "weekends."

Of places & presence

Dave Snowden

A couple of days ago in my first post on meaning I used a photograph taken on a walk with two good friends on the 2nd January over Camarthan Fan from the boggy wilderness of the southern approach.

My conspiracy theory

David Weinberger

My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would be to have a Russian puppet as President. So, Trump did everything he could as a candidate to make himself unelectable: in his announcement speech he called Mexicans rapists, he made fun of the disabled, he called McCain a loser for being captured. He just kept upping the ante.

Interesting enough.

Euen Semple

"I don't think that what I do is interesting enough" is a concern often expressed when I suggest people share more on their organisation's social network about what they do. Even, perhaps especially, people at a senior level worry that the stuff that fills their days is boring. Firstly, what feels routine and boring to them can be fascinating to others. Things that feel unimportant can be significant. Small details can reveal insights.

Average Teleworker a Knowledge Worker

Nine Shift

They're not envelope stuffers. A profile of people who work from home shows they are more likely to be knowledge workers. Here's what GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com reports. "On

Common meaning?

Dave Snowden

Yesterday I started to talk about meaning, coupled with a minor rant about the growing body of people who talk about some collective view of narrative as something that can engineered. I’ll be talking more about meaning in posts over the coming months.

Olin Library: Library as place, as lab, as local theater

David Weinberger

I went to see my friend Jeff Goldenson — we worked together at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab — at Olin College , where he’s director of the library. Jeff’s taken a library that was an under-utilized resource and, with full Administrative backing, turned it into a playground and a lab …by learning some lessons from community theater. Most importantly, he’s turned it into a place that the community feels it owns.

Advice

Euen Semple

There is no shortage of advice these days. Whatever we are contemplating doing we have, at our fingertips, confident, and often conflicting, assertions of what we should do. But there is a world of difference between telling people what they should do and sharing with fellow travellers insights you have gathered along the way. This is why my writing usually takes the form of "memos to self" or "I've noticed that." posts rather than "Ten ways to.". "To To rescue someone is to oppress them".

The Silent Revolution: Telework Keeps Growing

Nine Shift

Telework, the first of our NineShift predictions, still growing. As someone who works from home and is a CEO with a staff, nevertheless I have no idea what the statistics below mean. Here's what I do know: 1.More people are spending more work time working from home.

The Inevitable Still Happening - - Even Under Trump

Nine Shift

The 9 NineShifts, and much more, are still moving society forward into the Knowledge Society of the 21st century, despite the uncertain years ahead. .

Thanks NineShifters !

Nine Shift

Even more gratifying than national publicity is your appreciation of NineShift. Here's the latest. Wanda Johnson came up to me at our annual conference and said she has been using the NineShift book for almost ten years at work, with her family, and most poignantly for me - - at her church. But she never had her OWN copy of the book. She has one now. Thank you Wanda

[liveblog][bkc] Kishonna Gray

David Weinberger

Berkman. Kishonna Gray [# KishonnaGray ] is giving a Berkman-Klein [# BKCHarvard ] Tuesday lunch talk. She’s an ass’t prof and ML King Scholar at MIT as well as being a fellow at BKC and the author of Race, Gender and Deviance in Xbox Live. She’s going to talk about a framework, Black Digital Feminism. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.

Make policies, not deals

David Weinberger

We can argue about whether president-elect Trump’s deal to save 800 jobs at Carrier?—?ten ten years of tax breaks and other incentives worth $7 million to the company?—?was was a good one or not. We can get riled up about Trump taking credit for keeping open a Ford plant that wasn’t closing. But our real concern should be about deals substituting for policy. A deal results from a negotiation between the contesting parties.