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.

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.

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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.

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*.

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.

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.

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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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.

enabling enterprise social networks

Harold Jarche

Mark Britz says that, “your organization already has an enterprise social network (hint, it’s people not technology). A platform just exposes it.” ” But it’s not not about the tools either, as in many cases the medium changes the message.

human networks connect through empathy

Harold Jarche

We are only as good as our networks. Our decisions reflect the diversity of our networks. How do we understand the complexity of social networks? Empathy is a requisite perspective for the network era.

network era economic shift

Harold Jarche

This reflects my own thoughts on platform capitalism and the post job economy and that we need to create new institutions and structures for the emerging network era in order to avoid turmoil during this period of transition.

Networked Professional Development

Harold Jarche

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.

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.

learning in the network era

Harold Jarche

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.

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.

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.

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.

Social networks require ownership

Harold Jarche

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.

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].

Principles of Networked Unmanagement

Harold Jarche

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.

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.

it’s about the network

Harold Jarche

Network thinking lets us scientifically understand the world around us as one of connections that shape observed phenomena, rather than as one where the intrinsic properties of people, genes, or particles determine outcomes. Network thinking comes by engaging in networked conversations.

Networked Knowing

Harold Jarche

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.

the core competency for network era work

Harold Jarche

I have learned that it takes time to build a knowledge-sharing network and develop a sense-making discipline. Networked individuals are more resilient and adaptive than any organization. Getting connected outside of work creates a support network for any future disruption.

network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

A similar approach can be developed for today’s networked organizations. Leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance. In this post-information era, organizations need to really understand networks, manage for complexity, and work on building trust.

Innovation is a network activity

Harold Jarche

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. Are your knowledge networks large and diverse enough to ensure that collective knowledge does not get lost?

Loose Hierarchies, Strong Networks

Harold Jarche

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. Loose hierarchies, strong networks.

Social networks drive Innovation

Harold Jarche

Tweet I’m always looking for simple ways to explain how networks change business and how social media help to increase openness, driving transparency and increasing innovation.

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.

Building the network era organization

Harold Jarche

Part of the shift that organizations will have to make in the network era will be not only to add new dimensions, but to retrieve some old ones. The next shift is to a world of Networks, as succinctly described in David Ronfeldt’s TIMN theory.

In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration

Harold Jarche

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

Harold Jarche

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.

principles and models for the network era

Harold Jarche

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.

Enterprise social network dimensions

Harold Jarche

Many organizations are using social media and social networks, but how do they know if they are using them appropriately or adequately? Do they have all the aspects of collaboration and cooperation supported in order to succeed as a social business?

It’s the network …

Harold Jarche

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.

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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Subject matter networks

Harold Jarche

Mark coined the term, subject matter networks , as a change from the industrial concept of subject matter expert, or SME, a term I first heard in the military in the mid-1970′s. He or she cannot learn and adapt as fast as a cooperative network.

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Harold Jarche

Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. A connected enterprise starts by building a foundation of trust, embracing networks, and then managing complexity. Networks. This is why everyone, from an individual contributor to the CEO, has to understand networks.

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.

A world of pervasive networks

Harold Jarche

Here is de Kerckhove’s view of a new kind of identity in our world of pervasive networks: The key to the new identity is what I call “selving”, that is the self in progress, in becoming, as in quantum physics where “things are not, they merely tend to be”.