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Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

Tweet I had the pleasure of writing an article for the book, Enabling Innovation: Innovative Capability – German and International Views as a follow-up to some work I did with the EU’s International Monitoring Organisation. Books complexity Work

There Is No Such Thing As Unskilled Labor

Steve Denning

deserves wider attention: “The structure of the 20th century was as much a reflection of the characteristic of the human resources, as it was of the needs of the business. For leadership to become agile, so must the entire workforce – not just the knowledge workers.”.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped. The promise of up to three billion additional digital citizens is turning the Internet into a platform for truly inclusive innovation and economic development.

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Man, Machine, and Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The June, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review includes a spotlight on Man and Machine: Knowledge Work in the Age of the Algorithm. Others are dismissive of such dire concerns while agreeing that we must work hard to ensure that our complex AI systems do what we want them to do.

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The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker

Luis Suarez

“ A knowledge worker is someone who gets to decide what he or she does each morning “, by Thomas A. They are incredibly insightful and very resourceful to include in your presentations, blog posts, 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? Learning Community/Network Skills for Knowledge Workers and Learning Professionals First, some context.

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.

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

Luis Suarez

After the break from the first initial round of keynotes, the breakout sessions got kicked off into three different tracks: Employee Empowerment, Customer Engagement and Open Innovation. which are mostly labour based, from the quantum orgs, which are mostly knowledge work based.

Virtual Trust

Harold Jarche

Tweet Virtual work can significantly reduce useless meetings, eliminate commuting time and free up time for knowledge workers to focus on what is important: being creative and dealing with complex problems. Virtual work also changes the organizational dynamic.

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. Deliver more value with fewer resources.

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Replacing today’s haphazard approaches with systematic, enlightened management accelerates the development of future workers and gets the entire organization working smarter. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: What's Google's biggest.

Steve Denning

That is one reason Google gives everyone time — called 20 percent time at the company — to work on their own projects. The company tries to limit groups of engineers working on projects to 10. Apple Why is Apple so good at innovation? In knowledge work, it doesn’t work that way.

Thoughts on slackers, conversations, data and networks

Harold Jarche

Projects and knowledge work need even more. Netflix hire and promote people who demonstrate: Judgement, Communication, Impact, Curiosity, Innovation, Courage, Passion, Honesty & Selflessness. I think we learned that the meaning of work was and continues to be in the relationships we have with each other, the relationship we have with the organisation we work for, and in the service we give to others. Helping people find resources.

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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.

Reinventing Management: Part 4: Coordination: From bureaucracy to.

Steve Denning

In this post, I describe the practices involved in the shift in coordinating work: from hierarchical bureaucracy to dynamic linking. Work is presented to the client or customer proxy at the end of the process of iterations, so that the team doing the work can experience the reaction.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

What I wrote more about in 2010 than past years: Text-to-Speech (8) OCW (3) SharePoint (8) eLearning Strategy (16) eLearning Tools (34) Corporate eLearning (18) Knowledge Worker (8) Authoring Tools (8) Voice (15) Knowledge Work (4) Captivate (11) Adobe Captivate (6) Enterprise 2.0 (6) Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

At the same time, we are shifting into an era in which knowledge work and learning occur where re-engineered business processes collide with a participative and interactive ecology of information flows. The impacts of collaboration-based knowledge work are accelerating.

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Seed, feed, & weed

Clark Quinn

The point, however, is from the point of the view of the learner, all the resources needed are ‘to hand’ through every stage of knowledge work. Courses, information resources, people, representational tools, the ability to tap into the 4 C’s (create, contextualize, connect, co-create). They may need to load, tag, and search on resources. You likely will need to preload it with resources, to ensure there’s value to be found.

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Transparent work

Harold Jarche

System outcomes can be influenced by numerous factors such as: Competitor innovation that attracts the market away from your business. Sending out a clear memo (email) may have worked before, but looking for that email or document six months later on some kind of shared intranet drive is another issue completely. What may be considered a knowledge problem is really a transparency one. For more contextual knowledge, I ask my network via text message, Twitter, blog or forum.

Trust

Harold Jarche

A while back, Charles Green responded to my post about the knowledge economy being a trust economy : Your title captures an important insight; the knowledge economy allows significant distribution of nodes of knowledge, means of production, etc. To get the value of that, resources have to be distributed. Shifting from a hierarchy to a wirearchy requires a foundation of shared information, knowledge, power and trust. Tags: Learning Wirearchy Work

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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.

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

They keep telling us that we need to work more hours, increase our productivity and perhaps become more conscious of the time we spend at work. And, let’s face it, it’s working! They just keep working! Imagine and innovate solutions.

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? Learning Community/Network Skills for Knowledge Workers and Learning Professionals First, some context.

Changing how people and organizations interact

Harold Jarche

That mode of getting things done is evolving to champion-and-channel … championing ideas and innovation, and channeling time, energy, authority and resources to testing those ideas and innovative possibilities). Listen, set an example and be a coach in your work.

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?

Collaboration is work

Harold Jarche

Working collaboratively and effectively is a challenge for all organizations and must be continuously renegotiated as conditions change. Collaboration is working together and achieving a shared objective. Collaboration puts cooperation to the test, with outcomes, objectives and responsibilities; constrained by time, resources and priorities. The pragmatic reality is that innovation happens at the intersection of learning and cultivating diverse connections.

Ten reasons

Harold Jarche

Social media are an extension of the Internet and the Web, and are becoming embedded in our work and leisure time. Networks , the new organizational model, mean giving up control and our hierarchical work models are no longer effective nor efficient. What looks like goofing off, such as Twitter , may actually be knowledge work. Social media has no business purpose … other than to foster innovation and collaboration. More resources at The Trusted Advisor.

What is the Important Work?

Clark Quinn

This isn’t news: things are moving faster, we’re having less resources available, our competition is more agile, the amount of relevant information is increasing, customers are more aware, the list goes on. Not surprisingly for regular readers, I think that the nature of work is changing. The success factor for businesses will be, increasingly, the ability to: continually innovate. In essence, to do the important work faster.

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.

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? Learning Community/Network Skills for Knowledge Workers and Learning Professionals First, some context.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: WIKILEAKS: President.

Steve Denning

You and I know that the public sector does not have the resources to subsidize or fill that gap. I accept those needs and I am working with my colleagues to resolve them with a sense of dire urgency and importance, within the constraints that I face.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

It’s always fun at the end of the year to go back and take a look at what you’ve been working on, what you’ve learned during the year. In June 2008, Work Literacy Launched. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up. Each of these allowed me to fast forward my learning and share knowledge effectively. And it can turn into great things like: Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank. Work Event?

Intelligent Communities Summit - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It helps our scholars, working in a small town, stay connected. We've looked for ways to create and distribute knowledge to the world, and we feel this technology is one of the ways we can fulfill our mandate. About 80 communities around th world want to work together.

The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

Innovation abounds in the early stages and knowledge capitalization is aided by a common vision of the business. Current management wisdom – based on Robin Dunbar’s research ; the size of military units through history; and the work of management experts such as Tom Peters – considers the ideal size of an organization to be around 150 people. However, knowledge, and the acquisition of new knowledge, are still key factors for innovation and effectiveness.

2008 in retrospect

Jay Cross

Next year, I intend to start making the world a better place, and that’s going to take more oomph, focus, and work with others. Lead workshop: Innovation University at Eaton. Knowledge workers have replaced factory workers. Give workers the resources and challenge them to do what’s required. Learnscapes : where informal learning and knowledge work converge. Co-sponsored Corporate Learning Trends and Innovation 2008 , a week-long, all-online event.

Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

Andy McAfee

blog “ The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500 ,&# an entry in which he spelled out: “12 work-relevant characteristics of online life. Back when there was a thriving finance industry many of my students, including some incredibly bright, talented, and ambitious young people, wanted desperately to work in it. The Web works in strange and wondrous ways, and has a lot to teach any of us who are interested in making companies work better.