networked knowledge triad
MARCH 12, 2017
Informal Structure – Influence – Social Leadership. This model of structure, power, and leadership reflects how knowledge flows in a networked society and economy. If you have a large and diverse social (Connectivity) network, everything else will fall into place.
learning in the network era
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. By extending the borders of work, through communities of practice and social networks, we can support social learning. diverse networks, strong relationships. Informal Learning Learning NetworkedLearning
JUNE 24, 2015
What are fundamental changes necessary to shift the dominant organizational model toward stronger networks and temporary, mutually negotiated hierarchies? Jarche’s Principles of Networked Unmanagement*.
Pulling informal learning
JUNE 4, 2012
Informal learning is mostly Pull. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. Networked sense-making frameworks like PKM can give more control over one’s learning. Informal Learning
diverse networks, strong relationships
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Being engaged with a diverse network of people who share their knowledge makes for more effective workers. Understanding how to do this becomes a key business skill in the network era. “We Sharing complex knowledge requires trusted professional relationships.
network management update
MARCH 1, 2016
You cannot manage a network. As networks become the dominant organizational form, the way we think about management has to change, as well as the way those in positions of authority try to influence others. Others need to see what we are contributing to the network.
Information foraging and social networks
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
But coherence is a personal thing – it’s about how *we* connect information elements and how we use artifacts and narratives to share that coherence. The information foraging model is one approach to consider – as detailed in this presentation: Information Foraging
Network Era Fluency
JULY 8, 2013
Today, it’s all about networks, something you were most likely not taught about in school. What happens as we become a quadriform society (Tribes +Institutions +Markets +Networks)? Big data is also networked data. We need network fluency.
Learn Informal Learning Informally
JUNE 13, 2012
Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. review models, cases, archetypes of successful informal learning.
Network Era Skills
MAY 28, 2014
It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. Developing these skills, like adding value to information, takes time and practice.
Networked Professional Development
JULY 29, 2013
It can sometimes be difficult to see oneself as a node in multiple networks, as opposed to a more conventional position within an organizational hierarchy. But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships.
principles of networked management
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
At Red Hat, the enterprise IT company, “managers focus on opportunities, not score-keeping” ‘We also rely on associates’ peers and communities to informally assess how people perform.
Management in Networks
JANUARY 14, 2014
In networks, cooperation is more important than collaboration. They cannot see the potential of social networks for enabling sense-making and knowledge-sharing. But the new reality is that networks are the new companies. Knowledge networks differ from company hierarchies.
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
The theme was on the changing nature of work as we enter the network era and how learning is becoming integral to individual and organizational success. One hundred years later and we are witnessing a similar shift, from the industrial economy to the network era and a creative economy.
Leadership for the Network Era
DECEMBER 29, 2014
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.
Social networks require ownership
MAY 28, 2013
So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. Social media, and social networks, change the way we communicate. While people may say it’s not about the technology, unfortunately that’s where a large share of the budget goes in social network initiatives.
Organizational Learning in the Network Era
MAY 29, 2014
Value from this knowledge is created by groups and spreads through social networks. Learning must be an essential part of doing business in the network era. Connecting in social networks and communities of practice. Learning and working are interconnected in the network era.
Principles of Networked Unmanagement
OCTOBER 14, 2012
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. As we shift to a networked economy, our organizational frameworks have to change. No one has the definitive answer any more but we can use the intelligence of our networks to make sense together and see how we can influence desired results.
Informal rule of thumb
JUNE 13, 2012
Studies show that informal learning accounts for between 70 and 95% of workplace learning [USBLS: 70%; Raybould: 95%; EDC: 70%; CapitalWorks: 75%; OISE: 70%; eLG: 70%; Allen Tough: 80%]. According to Gary, as much as 95% of workplace learning is informal. Informal Learning
Innovation is a network activity
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
But of more importance is the ability of the network (society, organization, company) to stay connected to its collective knowledge in order to keep innovating. If your number of minds working on the problem gets small enough, you can actually begin to lose information.
Informal learning, the 95% solution
JANUARY 4, 2012
Tweet Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. Supporting informal learning at work is not as clear-cut as something like ISD. Today there is no agreed-upon informal learning design methodology. Informal Learning
network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta
AUGUST 19, 2015
A similar approach can be developed for today’s networked organizations. Open information and access to our common knowledge assets will be a required part of any new leadership model. Leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.
Loose Hierarchies, Strong Networks
APRIL 11, 2012
When I wrote that the only knowledge that can be managed is our own , I wanted to highlight that command & control methods do not work well in this network era that is replacing the industrial/information era. Loose hierarchies, strong networks.
DECEMBER 10, 2012
Today, we can easily connect to networks that offer diverse views. Social media can facilitate the sharing of tacit knowledge through conversations to inform the collaborative development of emergent work practices. There is no such thing as information overload.
principles and models for the network era
JULY 20, 2016
But the age of oil is ending, and markets are being replaced by networks as the dominant organizing model. There are also some organizing principles that can give us a common starting point from which to build the new organizations for a network society. The End of the Market Era.
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration
JUNE 19, 2012
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. That’s why you see it in networks. In networks, the nature of the connection is important; it is not simply about quantity and mass …. Collaboration is only part of working in networks.
Networks thrive in complexity
MAY 28, 2012
In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle. Networks thrive in nature. The Internet has given us a glimpse of the power of networks. Real network models (e.g.
Network Learning: Working Smarter
OCTOBER 22, 2010
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).
The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation
AUGUST 8, 2011
For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized
It’s the network …
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
Tweet I presented on Managing in a Networked World at DevLearn 2011 today in Las Vegas. Thinking like a node in a network and not as a position in a hierarchy is the first mental shift that’s required to move to a collaborative enterprise.
Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity
JULY 24, 2014
Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. They work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. A connected enterprise starts by building a foundation of trust, embracing networks, and then managing complexity. Networks. Hierarchies.
The Untold Costs of Social Networking
AUGUST 17, 2016
Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it.
a network perspective
AUGUST 16, 2016
The three overlapping circles of the network learning model – social networks, communities of practice, work teams – have been described by Patti Anklam as three network types – connectivity, alignment, productivity.
Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events
JULY 23, 2016
This workshop looks at how to organise 4 different types of learning and networking events that use experiential, participative, collaborative and technology-supported approaches. Week 3: Networking Events. for more information.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
If your number of minds working on the problem gets small enough, you can actually begin to lose information. There’s a steady state level of information that depends on the size of your population and the interconnectedness.
Controversy over Informal Learning
APRIL 28, 2012
When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? QUESTION: How do you know learning on the job is 80% informal?
Talking about the Network Era
DECEMBER 29, 2013
Spying on entire populations is another network era phenomenon. Networked, distributed businesses, like AirBNB, are disrupting existing models, with the inevitable push-back as they become successful. Networks will transform education, business, the economy, and society even further.
Want Results? Champion the Informal
JANUARY 26, 2014
We have an information explosion. I first heard about informal learning was at a conference in Orlando, Florida, a dozen years ago. The scientists discovered than over 80% of the way people learned their jobs was informal. Learning happens in social networks.
It’s all about networks
MAY 23, 2012
It’s all about networks. Understanding networks that is. It’s the network : Thinking like a node in a network and not as a position in a hierarchy is the first mental shift that’s required to move to a collaborative enterprise.