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Industrial disease

Harold Jarche

some blame the management, some the employees; and everybody knows it’s the Industrial Disease – Dire Straits. Almost every person is connected to worldwide communication networks. Sharing tacit knowledge in this way is becoming an essential component of knowledge work.

Leadership for the Network Era

Harold Jarche

The TIMN [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] model shows how society grew from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets. The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established.

networks are the new companies

Harold Jarche

Economic value has been redistributed to creative workers, and then diffused through knowledge networks. In an interview with Stowe Boyd, Nilofer succinctly explains several of the pieces that must come together in structuring work in the network era.

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Harold Jarche

A new model for work is required. Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. They work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. In matrix management people have more than one reporting line and often work across business units. Networks.

Knowledge work revisited

Harold Jarche

In knowledge work (2004) I commented on how Lilia Efimova described the main uses of blogs for knowledge work: personal knowledge repositories, learning journals, or networking instruments. Another point in Lilia’s paper is that knowledge work is “discretionary behavior&# , in that knowledge workers have to be motivated to do knowledge work. Traditional “work&# was the physical labor variety.

An artistic mindset

Harold Jarche

My colleague Jane Hart writes that, “ supporting social collaboration is underpinned not only by new technologies but by a new mindset “ Perpetual Beta is my attitude toward learning and work – I’ll never get to the final release and my learning will never stabilise.

Freelancing means freedom

Harold Jarche

We haven’t seen a shift in the workforce this significant in almost 100 years when we transitioned from an agricultural to an industrial economy. The Freelance Surge is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time. Trickle down economics doesn’t work. Contract work is for mugs.

Informal learning, the 95% solution

Harold Jarche

It was part of the Taylorist, industrial model that also compartmentalized work and ensured that only managers were allowed to make decisions. Supporting informal learning at work is not as clear-cut as something like ISD.

The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

Simple standards facilitated with a light touch, enables knowledge workers to capture, interpret and share their knowledge. Personal knowledge management is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively.

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Talent vs Labour

Harold Jarche

Through the 1970s, owners moved jobs to Sun Belt right-to-work states. They automated, outsourced and worked to diminish the power of unions. We’ve been lulled into the notion that information processing is knowledge work. ITA Work Working Smarter

PKM: the basic unit of social business

Harold Jarche

True collaborative networks do not rely so much on teams than on individuals, as B. Instead of focusing on teams and communities, we must concentrate our efforts in providing workers with the right resources and knowledge to build their own connections. It is more like a social network.

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I like your meta skills, but … I was hoping that you would provide insight into the core skills and knowledge around communities and networks that learning professionals should have? I deeply appreciate that Tony distinguished between community and network learning skills.

Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace

Harold Jarche

Almost every person is connected to worldwide communication networks. In most cases our current models for managing people and supporting their knowledge-sharing are ineffective. Sharing tacit knowledge in this way is becoming an essential component of knowledge work.

The TED of all Leadership Management Conferences – A Review of the Drucker Forum 2013

Dan Pontefract

Think of the following words as but a snapshot of the intellectual neurons that fired throughout the glorious Federation of Austrian Industries building that housed the event in central Vienna. He believes complexity is reduced when multi-stakeholder networks are increased and improved upon.

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Jobs? We ain’t got no jobs

Harold Jarche

Tweet If contract work seems like the only option, then start networking with co-workers and competitors. You can’t do this working 40 hours a week for The Man. Band together as a guild or association and help each other out.

How technologies will expand and replace human work

Ross Dawson

It begins by quoting me on the impact of technology on the world of work. One of the most transformative forces at work will continue to be connectivity,” says Dawson. You only have to look back at the impact of technologies such as the telephone and the internet on business and work.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, according to a March, 2013 McKinsey study on The Evolution of the Networked Enterprise , more than 80 percent of the companies surveyed use social technologies, but only 10 percent are deriving the expected business value from being truly networked.

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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. The industrial age has run out of steam. Making Decisions in the Era of Networks.

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. This is all very positive, and an apparent validation of the existing work L&D departments are carrying out. The network becomes all-important.

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The Freelance Revolution

Harold Jarche

Tweet The notion that work is changing and that free agent knowledge workers will dominate the new economy was something I discussed in my Master’s thesis, published in 1998. I’ve been talking about free agents as the future of work on this blog almost since I started it.

The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. About three hundred years ago, work became an organizational matter. Factories require groups of people working together. Clocks measure working hours instead of the sun.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Working smarter is the key to sustainability and continuous improvement. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. The infrastructure for working smarter is called a workscape. It’s the platform where learning and work transpire.

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The language of social business

Harold Jarche

It is an understanding that relationships and networks are complex. Our industrial management models are based on a belief that our structures are merely complicated. What’s important for managers is that this also works the other way around. This works well for mechanical things, like buildings, watches and Quattro Stagioni pizzas. But it doesn’t work for complex systems, like brains, software development teams, and the local pizzeria.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

In the world of business, the era of networks is crowding out the Industrial Age. Network connections are replacing rigidity with flexibility, penetrating internal boundaries and silos and obliterating the walls that have separated businesses from their customers.

Notes from 2004

Harold Jarche

“Social networks, communities of practice, expertise locators, etc. have more potential and utility in this medium [the web] than centralized systems such as LCMS (learning content management systems)&# [The year before I had been working for a company selling an LCMS]. More thoughts & comments from 2004: Many companies are trying to find ways to motivate their knowledge workers. The rubber ball is work.

Work is learning, learning work

Harold Jarche

My Twitter bio reads, “ Work is learning, learning work – that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know [apologies to Keats ]. That’s pretty much what I believe will be a necessity for the post-industrial and post-information era that we are beginning to enter.

A framework for social learning in the enterprise

Harold Jarche

Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. - Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex.

Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. About three hundred years ago, work became an organizational matter. Factories require groups of people working together. Clocks measure working hours instead of the sun.

Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote

Luis Suarez

In fact, he focused on describing, and quite nicely, I must add as well, five different principles for collaborative tools that work in any context, in any environment: Build pointers to people. connect.BASF: The Online Business Network – Cordelia Krooss & Dr. CheeChin Liew.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I like your meta skills, but … I was hoping that you would provide insight into the core skills and knowledge around communities and networks that learning professionals should have? I deeply appreciate that Tony distinguished between community and network learning skills.

Notes from Tallinn

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Steve Wheeler - Creative Commons intro - Twitter intro - "Connect with professionals just like yourself all over the world" - Warlick: "For the first time we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe." - describing old-style spirit-based duplicators - recall creating programs on the BBC microcomputer for nurses - early 80s - you don't give people knowledge, you give them literacies and skills - teams, etc - switch off for 60 seconds, what would you miss? Does work?

Changing how people and organizations interact

Harold Jarche

There is little doubt that rigid, hierarchical command and control is not working very well in any field, including its originators: the military and the church. Listen, set an example and be a coach in your work. Jon Husband has recently published a paper, What is wirearchy?

Have Work and Learning Changed or the Way We Do Work and Learning?

Tony Karrer

I'm struggling a bit with the question of whether what we need to do around Work and Learning has changed or is it only that the Context and the Methods have changed. However, when I look at what I do day-to-day and what other people do day-to-day as part of their work and learning, I don't see it as really being different. Basically, I see us: Staying generally knowledgeable on about my industry, my job skills, etc.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I like your meta skills, but … I was hoping that you would provide insight into the core skills and knowledge around communities and networks that learning professionals should have? I deeply appreciate that Tony distinguished between community and network learning skills.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, Work Literacy eLearning 2.0 Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update New Work and New Work Skills Work Skills Keeping Up? Knowledge Work Framework Tilde Effect Concept Worker Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Tool Set 2009 Search Better Memory Network Learning Information Radar Remote Collaboration Common eLearning 2.0 or Social Networking 3.0.

Uniqueness and Conformity

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Johannes Sauer writes, “In order to protect and extend Germany’s capacity for innovation and competitiveness, the extension and organisation of learning cultures are of major significance within the process of transforming the industrial society into a knowledge society.” Unstated in this assertion, and in assertions like it, is that the nature of ‘knowledge’ itself is changing as society changes. They say knowledge is power. But in fact, power is knowledge.

Learning about healthy workplaces

Harold Jarche

Engaging business leaders on what is considered a non-essential area requires much time and networking. Here’s another reason why non-profits and advocacy groups should use online social networking – it’s cheap and connects people who share some values. Our mines, factories and work sites are now much safer in this country than they were 50 years ago. Moving to a post-industrial economy many, if not most, of our products and services are now intangible.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Fast Company describes how Cisco is implementing an “unprecedented forward-looking strategy to unleash what it’s calling a ‘human network effect’ both on and off the Cisco campus.&# John Chambers has seen the light: command-and-control is slow and inefficient compared to free-flowing networks. To my way of thinking, this is the convergence of knowledge work and informal learning that I’ve been trying to promote.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Fast Company describes how Cisco is implementing an “unprecedented forward-looking strategy to unleash what it’s calling a ‘human network effect’ both on and off the Cisco campus.&# John Chambers has seen the light: command-and-control is slow and inefficient compared to free-flowing networks. To my way of thinking, this is the convergence of knowledge work and informal learning that I’ve been trying to promote.