Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 16, 2016
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.
designing the emergent organization
DECEMBER 6, 2016
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.
OCTOBER 4, 2013
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
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
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.
The post-hierarchical organization
OCTOBER 23, 2014
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.
Networked individuals trump organizations
MAY 21, 2013
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.
Reinventing Organizations – Review
MAY 19, 2014
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
OCTOBER 15, 2014
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
DECEMBER 4, 2015
‘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
MAY 1, 2014
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
MAY 31, 2015
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
JULY 16, 2015
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
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
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
JUNE 8, 2015
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?
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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
JULY 21, 2011
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
DECEMBER 15, 2015
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
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
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
JULY 29, 2012
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
MAY 18, 2016
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
JANUARY 10, 2017
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
organizations are people
MARCH 11, 2016
” 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.
The Organization as a Cycling Peloton
APRIL 23, 2013
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
Creating More Intelligent Organizations
DECEMBER 26, 2012
organize these collaborations and enhance them with innovative IT-based. If so, is it possible to create more intelligent organizations? Another CCI project is aiming to answer these questions by trying to understand the intrinsic nature of intelligent organizations.
The Hyper-social Organization – Review
DECEMBER 4, 2011
The main premise of The Hyper-social Organization is that social media, connectivity and always-on technology are enabling what humans do naturally; to be very social. In a separate study, IDC estimated that only 20 percent of all content developed by the typical marketing department is actually used by the sales organization. Tweet.
What's the organizing principle of today's digital workplace?
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
As companies increasingly seek to update and modernize their digital workplace, along with the supporting skills their workers, they frequently struggle to determine what an effective organizing principle should be
From organizing and managing learning to supporting self-organized and self-managed learning
NOVEMBER 10, 2012
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? ,
Organizations, work, and learning
DECEMBER 23, 2014
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?
10 Insights to Create a Connected and Engaged Organization
JUNE 16, 2014
The fine folks at 33 voices put together an outstanding Slideshare program of thoughts and quotes from me, as it pertains to creating a connected and engaged organization. I hope you can utilize it in the organization where you currently work.
The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon
MAY 31, 2012
The real barrier to systemic change, such as becoming a learning organization, is command & control management. This is why the third principle for net work , shared power , is a major stumbling block to becoming a learning organization.
The Coherent Organization
JULY 4, 2012
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.
The new shape of organizations?
OCTOBER 20, 2015
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.
Learning in Organizations Community
MARCH 14, 2015
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.
Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review
MARCH 1, 2012
The title, Organizations Don’t tweet, People Do – A manager’s guide to the social web by Euan Semple pretty well describes this book. However, I think this book has great value for anyone dealing with enterprise social media or becoming more collaborative as an organization.
Why support self-organized learning in the workplace?
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
I recently shared a diagram of what it might look like to move from a focus on organizing and managing training, to helping individuals and teams self-organize in the workplace?
Why People Leave Organizations
MAY 19, 2011
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.
5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations
JANUARY 9, 2013
Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging , badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. Once you have video sharing in place, what are some of the effective ways in which you can utilize it within your organization?
How technology is enabling the humanity of organizations
OCTOBER 9, 2013
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.
New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
Cellular organizations – as exemplified by the form of many terrorist groups – provide an alternative structure. I recently spoke at an event organised by Building the Organisation of Tomorrow , a group created by alumni of University of Technology Sydney’s Master of Business in IT Management program.
Organization Chart Collapses
JUNE 8, 2011
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.