Leadership by Example

Harold Jarche

” Brenda McGowan, in Network World. Here are two examples. Now that process takes about six weeks. He was enormously frightened but did make the kill correctly, appropriately through the process of ‘modelling’ Now Mary modelled how to dress for years.

eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). eLearning process is something I’m suggesting is ripe for change, and I thought it appropriate to see what people thoughts.

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networked knowledge creates value

Harold Jarche

As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities. In the network era, business is changing. These networks are the modern equivalents of degrees and certificates.

Job-Killing Processes

Martijn Linssen

I’ve been wrestling with a thought lately – if organizations are complex systems, and complex systems are continuously self-organizing, then why do we believe formal processes make these complex systems more efficient?

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. I want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. In part, it’s why enterprise social networks haven’t fully become a crucial component to an organization’s operating practice. enterprise social networks leadership esn

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Harold Jarche

Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. For example, matrix management was an attempt to address the weakness of organizational silos resulting from simple, branching hierarchies. Networks. Networks are in a state of perpetual Beta. Hierarchies.

Design the process, not the outcome

Dave Snowden

Once that change happens, it cannot be reversed and there are many examples in nature. We don't design the outcome, we design the processes of interaction and monitor for emergence. Merging informal networks post merger or re-organisation.

Six roles of network management

Harold Jarche

If helping the network make better decisions is a primary role of management in the emerging economy, how does one get there? First of all, the founders set a good example of transparency and working out loud. Everyone must set an example because there is no one to defer work to.

Network walking

Harold Jarche

Tweet In Network Thinking I said that as we learn in digital networks, stock (content) loses significance, while flow (conversation) becomes more important – the challenge becomes how to continuously weave the many bits of information and knowledge that pass by us each day.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Tweet “In the period ahead of us, more important than advances in computer design will be the advances we can make in our understanding of human information processing – of thinking, problem solving, and decision making…” ~ Herbert Simon, Economics Nobel-prize winner (1968).

An Example of the Flat Army CLAM in Action: BC Ideas2Action

Dan Pontefract

The process the Provincial Government followed is best summarized by the graphic found below: There have been over 125 ideas submitted and vetted, with a fantastic accompanying dashboard that depicts the ideas (who they came from) and the action that has been taken by the Government.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Here''s a model (Figure 1) of a workflow-processed employee to assist LMS selection.

Networks and Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Both of these points suggests that he doesn''t see connectivism as a network theory at all, but as something quite different. To use his own words, he sees at least some networks as systems. And systems are very different from networks. A system''s structure and behavior may be decomposed via subsystems and sub-processes to elementary parts and process steps. In a network, the nature of the part does not matter and it does not play a specific role.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth Kanter

It was a great learning experience from both a process and content perspective. Once we mapped the network on the wall before our eyes, we reflected on the following questions: * What are the points of connection? There are two different lens to think about network mapping.

Thriving in networks that are smarter and faster than you are

Harold Jarche

As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. Typical strategies of optimizing current business processes or reducing costs only marginally influence the organization’s overall performance.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’ve wrote about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today. Lessons Learned About Resilient Networks from Super Storm Sandy by Pat Brandes, Executive Director, the Barr Foundation. Networks

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Samuel (Noekowsky ) tried to use Greg Egan (as an example), an attempt that failed miserably. Outcomes and Process The problem is we''re confusing the outcomes of education, the test results, et cetera, with the process of education. Here''s an example of what I mean by "making stuff up." An example of this is that your veins in your legs actually play a role in moving the blood back to the heart. Incredibly complex process, but easy to do.

Using A Networked Approach To Build Nonprofit Boards: LinkedIn Board Connect Launches

Beth Kanter

LinkedIn announced Board Connect , resources that helps nonprofits transform themselves into networked nonprofits by finding and recruiting board members using a networked approach. You and your board look at your professional networks and connections on LinkedIn.

The Networked NGO in India

Beth Kanter

This was the launch of a peer learning group called “ The Networked NGO ,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit. The four-day intensive face-to-face training was for senior level staff and their social media staffers. Networked Nonprofit Networks Training Desig

On Death and Dying: Evolution and Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In yet another paragraph from that post, he writes, I can come up with a compelling theory of learning in social networks too, that equally explains learning in brains, and that I think fits with a connectivist account like a glove and that is incommensurate with other theories for much the same reasons. Now of course what''s interesting is the phrasing ''learning in social networks'', which is in one sense vague, and in another sense incomplete. by society) in social networks.

The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Ross Dawson

It is some years now since ‘expert networks’ have become a significant force, linking subject matter experts in science, technology, and business to clients, largely in funds management and finance, usually at very healthy hourly rates. Clients such as hedge funds that are investing in particular sectors or companies want to know more about issues such as the viability of drug development processes, or when they can, about internal issues like staff turnover.

Nonprofit CEOs and the Network Mindset

Beth Kanter

Today, I have the honor of doing a session at The Allstate Foundation ‘s 60th Anniversary Executive Summit (hashtag #60summit ) where I’ll be talking about leading nonprofits with a network mindset. A network mindset means exercising leadership through active participation.

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

Here is an example of what I mean, and let’s see how much it relates to your own user experience. that was not triggered by you but by someone else in your social networks. Here’s an example of what I mean, so you can see it why I heart it quite a bit at the moment.

What Networks Have In Common

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Jones ask s, "Does connectivism conflate or equate the knowledge/connections with these two levels (“neuronal” and “networked”)? Now, to return to the original question, "Does connectivism conflate or equate the knowledge/connections with these two levels ('neuronal' and 'networked')?", Are they each instances of an underlying mechanism or process that can be called (for lack of a better term) 'networked knowledge'? David T.

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth Kanter

Networked NGOs and Social Media Integrated Into Organizational Communications. 100% of participants implement a process and write a social media policy that addresses organizational adoption issues. For example, on Day 2 we covered strategy and social media integration.

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

Beth Kanter

This peer learning exchange is designed to help state-based groups to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children. We used to help us design the program, determine process outcomes, and help us evaluate participant’s progress.

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

For example, Clay’s post from 2003 marvels at a “broadband conversation” in which the participants communicated simultaneously by conference call, through a wiki, and through a chat, each from a different source. Google Docs are functionally wikis, except without the draft>compile>post process.) At those sites you can jump into borderless networks, connecting to everyone else by some degree.

Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth Kanter

My role was to deliver components of the Networked NGO curriculum – sessions on network mapping, challenges assumptions about networked ways of working, as well as training on how to use the online collaboration platform for their together moving forward.

My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

It’s our network. Example #1. That is one cool example that demonstrates through my own writing and thoughts, someone else is gaining, learning, and in turn, helping others to understand the knowledge and insight elsewhere. Example #2. My Network is indeed my Net Worth.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

Beth Kanter

I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam Mexico and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean. We had a lot of content and process to go through during the two-day training.

Job-Killing Processes

Martijn Linssen

I’ve been wrestling with a thought lately – if organizations are complex systems, and complex systems are continuously self-organizing, then why do we believe formal processes make these complex systems more efficient?

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Take customer feedback, research, surveys and process improvement, add a little web and 2.0, book ) is a great example of a social work-based collaboration application at its best. organization social social media social networking technology

Strategic positioning in the flow economy: 3 action steps

Ross Dawson

Below is an excerpt from my book Living Networks that describes how to develop effective strategies in what I call the “flow economy&# of information of ideas, where today almost all value resides. There are three core steps to this process of strategic positioning in the flow economy.

The Collaboration Curve

Dan Pontefract

so too will an increase be found in knowledge, engagement, networks and performance of said individual participating in the collaboration experience. Collaboration methods, for example, are the use of formal and non-formal sharing tools whether online or in-person but predominantly online.

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s

TNP 8. Associationism: Inferential Processes

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Associationism: Inferential Processes A. Such systems, I have noted, automatically, via various learning mechanisms, perform various associative tasks, for example, generalization. We produce abstractions by processing conscious input. This is not a rule-governed process.

Other PKM processes

Harold Jarche

It seems that Stephen Downes isn’t enamoured with my PKM process : My first thought was, do I do it this way? “categorizing’, for example, is something I do only if my head is in a vise and I have no alternative – and even then, I use scripts to do it for me.