Sat.Jul 14, 2018 - Fri.Jul 20, 2018

Resilience

Dave Snowden

In yesterday’s post I illustrated the difference between a resilient and a robust system by contrasting a salt marsh with a sea wall. The Sea Wall is highly efficient, it creates a clear boundary but when it breaks the result is catastrophic. It can only survive as it is.

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MWL Newsletter No 73

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 8-14 July 2018 (Bumper edition this week). Modern Workplace Learning

The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2013, the Houston Astros finished the season with a 51-111 record, - the worst record in the history of the franchise, having also lost over 100 games in the previous two years.

Designing with science

Clark Quinn

How should we design? It’s all well and good to spout principles, but putting them into practice is another thing. While we always would like to follow learning science, there’re not always all the answers we need.

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Reflections on the Whistler process

Dave Snowden

Out first retreat of 2018 explored the general area of design and innovation. It took place in Whistler with a great faculty and a lot of participation. Combining the event with our first ever Train the Trainer session also produced multiple benefits.

curious and fractal

Harold Jarche

Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it. Some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling. Some people can describe many aspects of their local vicinity while others don’t know anything about why certain features exist.

All the world's a stage

Euen Semple

All the world's a stage. Our challenges at work almost always relate back to other people and our relationships with them. It is so easy to slip into thinking that if only other people were different then work would be easy. But it would also be boring! I often think what a privilege it is to get to play out our roles in the workplace and the opportunity that affords us to discover aspects of ourselves that would otherwise remain hidden or unchallenged.

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Spandrel & serendipity

Dave Snowden

In architecture a spandrel is the space between an arch and the vertical wall. It had no purpose until artists discovered its value for decoration. In biology is a byproduct of an adaptive selection for another purpose.

to know is to do

Harold Jarche

Do we really understand tacit knowledge? asks Haridimos Tsoukas in a 2002 paper. He bases his position on the work of Michael Polanyi in that all knowledge is personal and all knowing is through action.

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Are You a "Data Subject"?

Nine Shift

Europe is creating the governmental infrastructure of the 21st century. S aving your rights, and saving big business from itself. . So, are you a 'data subject'? Europe says yes. And the fascinating thing is, Europe is protecting you, and me, Americans, Canadians, not just Europeans. The European Union's new digital privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation, doesn't just protect European residents or citizens. The law covers 'data subjects.'

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Love Island

Euen Semple

I admit it. I'm hooked. I even watched Aftersun on Sunday to see how Samira got on after she left the villa! I've even welled up at a couple of moments during the show. I tell the kids to keep quiet in case we miss some of the dialogue! The programme editors are up there with Shakespeare in terms of exploring the highs and lows of human emotion. It's the emotional equivalent of The Hunger Games. There, I've confessed. That feels better

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The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2013, the Houston Astros finished the season with a 51-111 record, - the worst record in the history of the franchise, having also lost over 100 games in the previous two years. In 2017, the Astros won 101 games, finished first in the American League West Division, and went on to win their first ever World Series. How did the Astros go from worst team record to first World Series victory in only four years? The answer, in a nutshell, is analytics.

keep asking questions

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

The Numbers on Testosterone

Nine Shift

The controversy over women's testosterone levels continues. Some females support the new track and field standards, some oppose it. . But one interesting thing was revealed in a recent NYTimes story, the levels of testosterone. Most women, including elite female athletes, have natural testosterone levels of.12 nanomoles per liter, the I.A.A.F. said, while the normal male range after puberty is much higher, at 7.7 to 29.4 nanomoles per liter." .

Flirting

Euen Semple

Over the weekend I had occasion to meet two women doctors. One was a local GP checking out a pulled muscle in my shoulder, the other was a private doctor conducting a medical examination in a drop-in surgery in East London. They couldn't have been physically more different. One was slightly gaunt, tanned, and Scandinavian looking. the other was a hijab wearing, Somali/French lady from Lyon. Both were witty, clever, and great fun to chat with.

Facebook Live: A Tool for Parent Mobilization and Engagement in Diverse Communities

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Momsrising continues to forge ahead with innovative and effective ways to use social media for engagement and results. Here’s a guest post that shares how they are using Facebook Live.

The Well-Being & Equity Bridging (WEB) Network

Beth Kanter

The last few months I have been honored to serve on a team as a trainer, a team lead by Leadership Learning Community with the purpose to activate a network focused on the intersectionality of equity, well-being, and health.