Dave Gray

The connected company

Dave Gray

This kind of rebuilding goes by many names, including re-organization, reengineering, right-sizing, flattening and so on. THE COMPANY AS AN ORGANISM It’s time to think about what companies really are, and to design with that in mind.

The future is podular

Dave Gray

If you want an adaptive company, you will need to unleash the creative forces in your organization, so people have the freedom to deliver value to customers and respond to their needs more dynamically. The future is podular , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

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Metaphor

Dave Gray

Organizational metaphors (ways of organizing services) include the factory, the public utility, parallel universes and so on. Metaphor , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Communication Nation: Visual thinking practice: How to draw a stick dog

Dave Gray

An organized mess. Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate.

Anatomy of a smart thing

Dave Gray

Anatomy of a smart thing , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Excerpt, OSS SabotageManual

Dave Gray

How many of us have engaged in one or another of these activities over the years, without thinking of the long-term damage we were causing to the health of an organization we probably joined voluntarily ExcerptOSSSabotageManual , originally uploaded by @bfchirpy.

Toward a theory of information relativity

Dave Gray

Information is data that has been organized so that it is useful, usually because of relational connections – also called “know-what.” Visual thinking , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. People often ask me how to visualize information.

Why you need to go to VizThink 09

Dave Gray

Dave Davison sketches , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. VizThink, for those who haven’t heard of it, is a global community of visual thinkers that I helped to launch in 2007.

New website!

Dave Gray

I'll be using it to talk about the book I'm writing and organize the ideas. New website! originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. I'm launching a new website, Dave Gray info , to focus on pulling together my ideas into a more holistic form.

Visualizing information: A workshop with Dave Gray and Karl Gude

Dave Gray

Topics covered include: - Introduction to visual language and visual literacy - Strategies of information design - Primary methods for organizing both qualitative and quantitative information - Professional tips and tricks Your presentations don't have to be dull and ridden with bullet points.

Communication Nation: Affinity mapping

Dave Gray

Its a great way to get the power of a group working for you to organize information and ideas. Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life.

Communication Nation: What do you love?

Dave Gray

Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort.

Communication Nation: What do you want?

Dave Gray

Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort.

Communication Nation: Two versions of Googles master plan

Dave Gray

From [link] "Googles mission is to organize the worlds information and make it universally accessible and useful." Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life.

Communication Nation: My sessions at VizThink: What do YOU think?

Dave Gray

Every large organization these days has a "vision statement" -- ITS A VISION PEOPLE! Analog tools like sticky notes, software and online tools for organizing ideas, technology like digital cameras. Engaging your organization.

Free the facts!

Dave Gray

Join the Alliance for Taxpayer Access , a diverse and growing alliance of organizations representing taxpayers, patients, physicians, researchers, and institutions that support open public access to taxpayer-funded research. Facts are an important element of any decision-making process. When we as a society make decisions that affect our future, facts, and conversation or argument about what they mean, is a critical part of those decisions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

self-organization and self-reflection

Harold Jarche

‘As we do not have bosses in our organization, we decided to have just one meeting every 6 months in order to share amongst us all where we are going as a company, defining a maximum of 3 primary objectives. How to Choose a Model of Self-organization , by @aarondignan.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

Organizing for diversity and complexity

Harold Jarche

It comes down to the fact that what we know and do inside our organizations is insufficient to address external complexity or to be innovative. Connecting the diversity of markets and society to the organization, instead of creating firewalls, is a major challenge for leadership today.

A guide to complexity and organizations

Harold Jarche

Via Jay Cross is this amazing synthesis – Organize for Complexity – of how complexity affects our work and the ways in which we can change our organizational structures to account for complexity, instead or adding more complication.

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.

Four Key Actions To Change Your Organization’s Purpose

Dan Pontefract

It is a wholesome way of being and operating for any organization. Purpose is more than a cause. As I argue in my book, The Purpose. Dan's Related Posts: Inspiring CEO Quotes About A Higher Purpose A Few Easy Steps For Entrepreneurs To Take To Enact A Higher Purpose Purpose: The Word of 2016 Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer. Purpose Marc Benioff purpose Salesforce Unilever