Networking

Euen Semple

The topic of networking has come up a couple of times over the past few days and it is clearly a word that carries baggage. Some people associate networking with those uncomfortable professional events where people thrust their business card into your hand before you have even finished the introductions. But the world works through networks. Building a network of people you trust and who trust you is the best way of getting on in any sphere of human activity.

helping make the network smarter

Harold Jarche

The result of what Siilasmaa learned is an excellent example of the integration of learning and work, a necessity in the network era workplace. Innovation will emerge from the entire network, when everyone is responsible in a transparent and open organization.

the new networked norm

Harold Jarche

The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established. As we enter the network era we see companies like Apple dominating, often ignoring Wall Street pundits. But the nodes (people) in these networks have to dependable.

networked social capital

Harold Jarche

These data required a subject matter network to make sense of them. The smarter their networks, the better decisions they will be able to make. Understanding networked markets requires more than expert analysis. Organizations need to cultivate external subject matter networks.

networked unmanagement

Harold Jarche

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*.

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

that was not triggered by you but by someone else in your social networks. cultivate and build informal trusted networks. ” [Emphasis mine]. Have I lost, along the way, my own loyalty to the social networking tools that once gave me birth ?

network management protocols

Harold Jarche

My principle of network management is an update of the principle of scientific management put forth by F.W. Based on this format, I have proposed the following principle for work in a post-industrial network society.

the network era trinity

Harold Jarche

Governance, business, and learning models are moving from centralized control to network-centric foundations. For instance, coalition governments are increasing in frequency, businesses are organizing in value networks, and collaborative and connected learning is becoming widespread.

principles of networked management

Harold Jarche

This is a good example of networked management, as opposed to scientific management (1911), which informed the past century of practice.

diverse networks, strong relationships

Harold Jarche

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.

Networked monkeys

Harold Jarche

” @eekim – The Real Importance of Networks: Understanding Power. Networks are not a rejection of hierarchy. Networks are a rejection of rigidity. Powerful networks allow the right hierarchies to emerge at the right time.

creating resilient knowledge networks

Harold Jarche

Knowledge catalysts have diverse knowledge networks from which to seek knowledge. These networks are part of their filters. Catalysts can change the dynamics of a network. None of this happens quickly but over time we can create resilient knowledge networks, one role at a time.

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.

Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked

Ross Dawson

There is real value to having an organisation, but only if the organisation is richly networked and that there is indeed a community.” If an organisation is not well networked, it is a set of individuals, it doesn’t really have a good reason to exist.

Network thinking

Harold Jarche

Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control.

Networks

Harold Jarche

I’ve seen a merging of work and learning as more of our lives are lived in larger and more complex networks. In learning theory we now have Connectivism - the integration of principles explored by chaos, network, and complexity and self-organization theories. NETWORKS.

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.

network learning cities

Harold Jarche

The network form, the fourth to mature, serves to connect dispersed groups and individuals so that they may coordinate and act conjointly. This is also bringing tensions between the old Tribal, Institutional, and Market forms against the emerging Network form. ” The Network Era.

our future is networked and feminine

Harold Jarche

As we enter an era where the Network form (T+I+M+N) gains dominance, most of the previous organizational forms will evolve to adapt to the new form. The Network form puts into question our current market dominated forms, including our institutions and our families.

networked failure and learning

Harold Jarche

Think networks of influence. Bonnitta Roy: I do a workshop on developing trust networks, and it is always a surprise to discover how little we agree on what trust is, and how it operates in our lives.

implementing network learning

Harold Jarche

In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success. New ideas will have to come from our professional networks in order to keep pace with innovation and change in our fields.

Networks, networks, networks

Harold Jarche

It is within this context that one has to consider the business value of social networks, and their impact in helping people better connect with each other, and build sustaining relationships that enhance knowledge flows and innovation. A Man with a PhD: Natural selection: networks & diversity. It’s not the size of your network that matters but how you engage folks of diverse opinion & practice – Neighbor Networks.

networked unlearning

Harold Jarche

Today, we can easily connect to networks that offer diverse views. But finding and weaving our knowledge networks is getting easier with over two billion of us connected by the Internet. Our networks can help us unlearn; if they are are open, transparent, and most importantly, diverse.

organizing for the network era

Harold Jarche

The network era, with digital electric communications, changes this. Last year I described several of my principles and models for the network era and showed how they related to each other. The network era needs new structures, not modified versions of obsolete models.

networked knowledge triad

Harold Jarche

This model of structure, power, and leadership reflects how knowledge flows in a networked society and economy. It also reflects the types of networks we need to engage with in order to create value: Connectivity, Alignment, Productivity.

Management in Networks

Harold Jarche

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.

Restoring the Network of Bloggers

David Weinberger

While social networking sites like Facebook maintain a centralized, closed network of people, FOAF enables open, decentralized social networks to emerge. Your FOAF file lists who you consider to be in your social network — your friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances, etc. Because FOAF files are typically open, they can be read by any application that wants to provide social networking services.

bring your own network

Harold Jarche

Some individuals may still be able to freelance and work alone from time to time but most of us will have to work with others in order to get anything done in a networked society. The day when a single person can work alone, without any help from others, is fast disappearing.

Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

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. This is where enterprise social networks have helped organizational learning.

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a network perspective

Harold Jarche

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.

Network Era Fluency

Harold Jarche

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.

Knowledge is the network

David Weinberger

First, we probably have about the same number of smart people as we did twenty years ago, so what’s making us all smarter is that we’re on a network together. Second, the network has evolved a culture in which there’s nothing wrong with not knowing.

network management update

Harold Jarche

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.

cooperation for the network era

Harold Jarche

That’s why you see it in networks. Cooperation makes more sense as the term to describe working together in a networked and non-directed relationship. For example, Jérôme Delacroix also sees cooperation as the suitable term for what we do in networks [in French].

The network era transition

Harold Jarche

I concluded in my last post that organizations will need to adapt to the network era. Another possibility is that hierarchical organizations, like most companies, will not be able to adapt to the network era. In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration.

Networked Learning: Groups, Networks

George Siemens

The Networked Learning Conference 2010 is hosting another hot seat. This time, Etienne Wenger starts the conversation by asking about the distinction between groups/communities/networks. The ensuing discussion will be a valuable resource for CCK10 this fall…

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Why it matters that networks in organizations and social systems are shifting to power-law distributions

Ross Dawson

Below is the video of the section of my presentation on Networks. Here is a summary of the points made in the video: * Networks are fundamental not just to our communications but to many aspects of our lives. There are many network topologies.

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Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. As brought out in the New York Times article, this relates strongly to the domain of social networks, which I have been studying since the 1990s.

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

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.

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Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

George Siemens

I’m happy to announce the formation of the digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), funded by a $1.6m A second aspect of innovation for this grant will result in the development of a network of partner universities who are focused on increasing participation from sectors of society that currently are not entering higher education. Higher education is digitizing. All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research.

Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Jane Hart

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. Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016.

Power, Networks & Freedom

Harold Jarche

You Are Not the Product: The Coming Revolution in Social Networks – by @gideonro. This idea that we are just products for advertisers pops up in lots of online conversations, a reflection of the current state of our advertising-driven social networks.

Networked individuals trump organizations

Harold Jarche

We can look at this change from the perspective of knowledge networks, in which most of us will be working, whether we are farmers or software engineers. A knowledge network in balance is founded on openness which enables transparency.