Organizing

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Quoted at length from Self-organization of complex, intelligent systems: an action ontology for transdisciplinary integration , Francis Heylighen , Integral Review : A mobilization system would combat this confused and unproductive way of acting by redirecting effort in the most efficient way at the most important issues.

Calling Frederic Laloux Of Reinventing Organizations

Dan Pontefract

Dear Frederic, I read your book, Reinventing Organizations. Its implementation and feasibility in medium and large-sized organizations is of concern to me, so I’d love to understand how it can actually be achieved. (I 31 May, 2015.

the random organization

Harold Jarche

I began to consider if it was possible to create an organization in the same way. Could you hire a group of random people, all with at least some of the attributes that the organization needs to get work done, without giving an individual a specific job title or role?

Organizing Talent

Harold Jarche

The opposite of ‘routine’ is ‘original’ Labour is routine. Talent is original. Even advanced technical Labour can be in essence routine. As Labour, once you learn how to do something, you are able to repeat it.

Lateral Organizations

Harold Jarche

Lateral organizations, or more egalitarian structures, have been the exception. In the endless allure of non-hierarchical organizations , David Creelman notes that both forms have their flaws, but says it’s best to thoroughly understand the history of the field.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

Where organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down. An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye.

designing the emergent organization

Harold Jarche

In The Rise of Emergent Organizations, Beth Comstock, Vice Chair at GE, cites five rules of thumb to guide organizational design for the emerging network era.

The post-hierarchical organization

Harold Jarche

The way we manage our organizations is largely ineffective for the complex challenges we face, whether driven by the environment, demographics, economics, or politics. With an external environment that is highly connected, organizations have to get connected inside.

Reinventing Organizations – Review

Harold Jarche

What is a “Teal Organization”? Frédéric Laloux, in Reinventing Organizations , uses a colour scheme, based on Integral Theory , to describe the historical development of human organizations: Red > Orange > Green > Teal.

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Distractedness Is Quickly Becoming The Organization’s Top Issue

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: “Sorry for being late,” said the client as she entered the conference call. “I I had to drive home to take the call. It was way. Dan's Related Posts: Omni Hotels & Resorts in Dallas Demonstrate Great Customer Service. Sadly, The Importance Of Importance Is Now What’s Most Important. Effective Leaders Operate Like This. I Am A Corporate Floater. When Life Flashes Before Your Eyes. Thanks for reading.

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People, Organization, Technology?

Martijn Linssen

It may be People, Organization, Technology; although we should not be in a rush to replace a failed triplet with another. The right question is: “Why do we work in organizations where natural interactions and instincts are discouraged?” People, Organization, Technology.

The Organization as a Cycling Peloton

Dan Pontefract

This got me thinking about one of my favourite personal passions (cycling) and our corporate organizations. Maybe if we were to act like a peloton in our organizations, we might see higher levels of employee engagement. collaboration engagement leadership organization cycling peloton

The Coherent Organization

Jay Cross

This post continues an ongoing conversation about The Coherent Organization. The article describes The Coherent Organization , the Internet Time Alliance ‘s shorthand for a company where individuals are aligned with the organizational mission and information flows from outside in and back again in ways that accelerate work. ” Yesterday Clark wrote about detailing the Coherent Organization. Coherent OrganizationCo·her·ent (k -hîr nt, -h r -) means.

Organize for Complexity

Harold Jarche

Neils Pflaeging read my ebook Seeking perpetual beta and said that “after reading the book one yearns for more from you about the right learning architecture, about how to develop organizations applying this thinking, about how to build learning programs and infrastructure.”

lifelong learners in a learning organization

Harold Jarche

The Learning Organization. A model is not a map but a compass that can help guide organizations. But they are necessary for complex work and essential as the organization gets larger.

organizing for the network era

Harold Jarche

In my last post I noted that many organizations today are nothing more than attractive prisons. These organizations are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and hard to share, and when connections with others were difficult to make and required command and control.

Perhaps the Purpose of an Organization?

Dan Pontefract

The yin-yang relationship between an engaged organization and an impeccable level of customer service just might be the new purpose of an organization. employee engagement organization Purpose customer service purpose

Organizations, work, and learning

Harold Jarche

They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. The post-hierarchical organization. This article describes the limitations of hierarchies and asks: What does a post-hierarchical organization look like?

Creating the AAA Organization

Harold Jarche

For an organization to be agile and adaptive, the people in it need to be aware of what is happening around them, have alternative pathways to gather information and knowledge, and must be allowed to act to meet/solve both local and global goals/problems.

Networked individuals trump organizations

Harold Jarche

As hyperlinks subvert hierarchy , so does work fragmentation subvert organizations. In knowledge-based work the primary unit of value creation has shifted from the organization to the individual.

no organization is an island

Harold Jarche

Organizations are alive when people can exert their autonomy in ethical practice. Even progressive organizations often miss out on the latter, described by the authors as an, “ inherent tendency toward growth development and integrated functioning ”. The organization must be alive.

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. So what does a connective, cooperative organization look like?

The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations

Dan Pontefract

Diamond Digital IQ suggests 41% of organizations witness 30% or more of IT expenditures residing elsewhere from IT. Organizations and its employees outside of IT have begun to, well. And as a consequence, the organization is pushing back.

Organization Design

Jay Cross

Funnily enough, many learning professionals make the same bad call about organizations. The organization’s bigger than any of us so it seems audacious to try to change it. Aaron Silvers recognizes that like learning, the organization thing is a process, too.

self-organization is the future

Harold Jarche

If we as a society think it is important that citizens are engaged, people are passionate about their work, and that we all contribute to making a better world, then we need to enable self-organization. Like democracy, self-organized teams are hard work.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The concept of T-shaped skills was first introduced over 20 years ago, but its importance, - to both individuals and organizations, - has continued to rise. The growing demand for T-shaped skills points to the rise of the T-shaped organization.

organizations are people

Harold Jarche

” 8 Symptoms Of Organizations On The Cusp Of Change by @MarkRaheja. “In theory, organizations are meant to enable us — to make us faster, stronger and more effective than we’d be on our own.

Organic Net Neutrality

David Weinberger

In fact, we should be spending more of our time reminding people that before Artificial Net Neutrality the Internet came by its neutrality naturally, even organically. I’ve started blogging at Ting.com , the only mobile access provider I actually like. I’ll tell you why in a moment. But first, here’s the opening of my first post : There are two types of Net Neutrality.

Leading Your Organization

Nine Shift

Today I am thinking that leadership is sometimes about moving forward, even if others are not following you yet. Leadership is partially about working with others and moving others along with you. But there''s times when you have to move forward, even if you are alone in that.

Learning in Organizations Community

Jay Cross

Last night I wrote the members: You’re one of 1,797 members of the Learning in Organizations Community on Google Plus. Two years ago I set up a Google Group on Learning.

Why People Leave Organizations

Kevin Wheeler

Professor David Finegold and Senior Research Scientist Susan Mohrman, at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California presented a paper in the Spring of 2001 at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland entitled: What Do Employees Really Want? This paper presents research from a wide range of organizations, people and cultures and disputes many of the reason people commonly give for leaving.

Organization Chart Collapses

Nine Shift

So fun to witness the collapse of the Organizational Chart and dominance of the Network. We were at an organizing meeting for a citizens election organization in the recall election of our Tea Party state senator. The participants were discussing how to structure the informal organization.

Blog Post: Is your organization a listening organization?

David Gurteen

While listening receives extensive attention in relation to interpersonal communication, there is little focus on organizational listening in academic and professional literature, with books and articles focussed predominantly on disseminating organizations' messages (i.e. Credit: Creating an Architecture of Listening in Organizations by Jim Macnamara - Professor of Public Communication, University of Technology, Sydney

the keystone of the intelligent organization

Harold Jarche

The intelligent organization is based on a simple structure that has the flexibility to deal with complex situations. Organizations have to be designed to promote creative and non-routine work, and leave the machines to handle the boring stuff.

From organizing and managing learning to supporting self-organized and self-managed learning

Jane Hart

How does your organization view the L&D role? Is it just about delivering training, or is it now becoming as much about supporting individuals to self-organize and self-manage? In Harold Jarche ‘s recent post What is learning’s role? ,

The Human-Centered Organization

Clark Quinn

While I want L&D to lead the way (as those are the folks I know), it’s really about leading the way to an organization that’s aligned with us , with people. The point being, as we reorganize work to tap into the best of us, we’re creating organizations that are humane in a very specific, and hopefully deep, sense. The industrial era organization, quite simply, wasn’t. And, the evidence seems to be that such organizations are more successful.

Wise organizations

Clark Quinn

My ITA colleague Jay (always a spark igniter) has been thinking about well-being in organizations, and it activated my thinking on wisdom. And I think that’s hard to accomplish in an organization where everything you say can and will be held against you. Coupled with appropriation of collaboration and cooperation , I suggest organizations can and should be working wiser and more coherently.

The new shape of organizations?

Clark Quinn

As I read more about how to create organizations that are resilient and adaptable, there’s an interesting emergent characteristic. While I haven’t had a chance to think about it at scale, like how it would manifest in a large organization, it certainly bears some strengths. More recently, on Harold Jarche ‘s recommendation, I read Niels Pflaeging’s Organize for Complexity , a book also on how to create organizations that are high performance.

Detailing the Coherent Organization

Clark Quinn

As excited as I am about the Coherent Organization as a framework, it’s not done by any means. I riffed on it for a Chief Learning Officer magazine, and my Internet Time Alliance colleagues have followed up. However, I want to take it further.

How technology is enabling the humanity of organizations

Ross Dawson

In response to a question on the impact of technology on organizational culture I said: What is more important today than ever before, is not just technology as the enabler, but how technology relates to the humanity of the organization, to the culture of the organization.

Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization

Harold Jarche

Metaphors that provide the common mental frameworks for our organizations are also powerful tools. Today, more people are viewing the organization as a biological system, bringing new metaphors that can change the way we think, and act.

The Coherent Organization

Jay Cross

We’re each teasing out the meaning of what we call the Coherent Organization with models. The Coherent Organization. This is an overlay on the model Harold and I have employed when helping organizations work smarter through networks. We’ve opened a discussion group in the Social Learning Centre to discuss the models and The Coherent Organization. At the Internet Time Alliance, we’re big fans of narrating our work.

Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked

Ross Dawson

” The article goes on to give my life history in brief, including the books I have written that have shaped my career, and describes how I often use scenario planning with major organizations engaging with the future.