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.

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.

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Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product. It’s time organizations took a look at how we plan, manage, and organize around the experiences of customers.

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.

cupcakes: the secret to product planning

Adaptive Path

The cake model of product strategy is actually two different models for how to evolve and improve the scope of a product over time. The first model shows the “dry cake&# approach that many organizations plan out new products and experiences.

Why support self-organized learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

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?

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is,” said the organizer of a 2008 cloud conference in his closing remarks. What do we mean by the production of services ? Production includes both manufacturing and ICT-enabled services.

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.

The Hyper-social Organization – Review

Harold Jarche

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.

New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow

Ross Dawson

In a hyperconnected world any business initiative can be copied, driving ever-shorter product cycles and the imperative of innovation. 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.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging. What is personal productivity? How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity muscles in 2015?

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The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive

Beth Kanter

His approach is about helping employees get energized to help transform organizations. This means I have to be careful about scheduling my too many back-to-back work chunks without breaks which can be an energy and productivity zapper. What is your secret to being productive?

Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review

Harold Jarche

How do you manage online environments and encourage them to be a productive use of people’s time? The title, Organizations Don’t tweet, People Do – A manager’s guide to the social web by Euan Semple pretty well describes this book.

Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

One is that I specialize in helping IT organizations and digital businesses bring together agile, DevOps, and design thinking in order to adopt new methodologies and be able to deliver more continuous value, so I’m really interested in the relationship between design and engineering and design and IT in particular. The other thing is, I think a lot about the relationship between designing and operating systems and designing and operating organizations.

Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For most of history, the vast majority of people lived in farms and villages, and worked in relatively small organizations. . We learned that in many cases, our human organizations are more efficient the larger they are. Furthermore, larger organizations are typically accompanied by an increase in human interactions which improve their overall creativity and potential for innovation. All that growth generally leads to ever larger, multi-layered hierarchical organizations.

Learning is the main driver for productivity

Harold Jarche

EskoKilpi – “Learning is the main driver for productivity. Productivity of learning determines the speed of productivity improvement.” Our evolving view is that successful future organizations will become learning networks of individuals creating value.

Robocalypse Now? Technology, Productivity and Employment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His presentation was based on a paper co-written with Utrecht University economist Anna Salomons. “Is productivity growth inimical to employment?,” Their paper addressed three major questions: Has productivity growth threatened employment, especially in advanced economies?

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It should be contrasted with some alternatives: knowledge production as mining - on this view, data is like a raw material that is searched for and retrieved. knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium.

The lowdown on Pastiche™ 1.2 from the product developer

Xyleme

We believe that it’s a revolutionary product that will change the way organizations define blended learning and we’re proud of our continued work on its development. You have probably heard the (rather exciting) news of Xyleme’s new “iPad app that creates apps” - Pastiche™.

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter

Activities are designed to support organizational wellness for greater productivity and morale boosts. Activities can be introduced into every aspect of the organization – from the C-suite to teams to departments and across departments as well as at all-staff meetings and events.

The enterprise products with disruptive potential for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

While there are plenty of new products emerging to challenge organizations in the way they plan, drive, deliver, and support the business, it helps to understand the leading players. Enterprise Software

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

So much of our work life is being in meetings, but many times are a participant, not the meeting leader. What can we do as a participant to make meetings more productive? Flickr Photo by Iain.

A cool new (free!) productivity tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). productivity tool At the heart of most organizations is a disconnect. It’s not a magic elixir for anybody’s productivity woes. Browse Similar Posts: Motivation , Personal Productivity , Tools. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

Productivity and Employment (and Technology): In the Jaws of the Snake

Andy McAfee

Smart guy Jared Bernstein came to MIT yesterday and gave a talk to the seminar Erik Brynjolfsson and I are organizing on how technology is affecting the economy. It’s a graph of American labor productivity growth and employment growth for the whole post-war period.

Travelling for work: 7 principles for productivity and value

Ross Dawson

Cloud working has transformed business travel, so make sure you can access what you need, or lobby hard to get your organization to see sense on this. Many others have shared good advice on these topics so here I’ve just tried to stick to some of the things that matter most to me in making my travel productive and valuable.

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite dramatic advances in technology, most of the world’s economies have been stuck in a long period of slow growth and slow productivity. We’ve long been leveraging technology to help increase productivity.

Employee Engagement is Still Poor but it Does Drive Bottom Line Results

Dan Pontefract

Work units in the top quartile in employee engagement outperformed bottom-quartile units by 10% on customer ratings, 22% in profitability, and 21% in productivity. engagement managing organization teams aon hewitt business results Disengagement gallup productivity

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

So, like many others, I have discussed services and their attributes in contrast to what they are not - physical products that are generally manufactured in factories. The distinction between products and services blurs, as physical products are increasingly embedded into service-based solutions, where the clients pay for the services they receive, not the products embodied in the solutions. He views cloud computing as being primarily a story of production.

The Great Transformation of the Organization Still Needs the How

Dan Pontefract

” The ‘we’ he referred to might have been leaders in today’s organizations. It helps an organization’s margins improve because they make markets vibrant. Efficiency innovations – helps an organization get lean.

Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

Beth Kanter

Self-care in a nonprofit organization is the responsibility of both the individual staff person and the organization. Organizations must support staffs’ self-care efforts through clearly articulate values, policies, and programs. Flickr Photo by Kris Krug.

Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations

Ross Dawson

Since Tibbr’s launch Salesforce.com’s Chatter product has developed its activity stream capabilities, and in fact now allows process steps to be taken from within the Chatter stream. Newsgator’s Social Sites product specifically integrates activities from across applications into streams , and Jive also has launched activity streams within its suite of products, among many moves from leading enterprise social software players.

3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels

Beth Kanter

You are on a roll! You’ve put together an editorial calendar for next month that lays out the themes, news events, and content ideas for all channels, including social media.

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

I then stumbled upon a tweet by Twitter quote machine Vala Afshar , Chief Customer Officer and CMO at Enterasys, which quite frankly surprised me: It’s not that I disagree, per se, given levels of employee disengagement and disillusionment in our organizations of today.

Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? How do you stay as productive as you want to be? Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive. A Whole New Mind. Johnny Bunko.

Qantas Business Radio: why crowdsourcing will drive the future of organizations

Ross Dawson

My interview was very broad-ranging: we spent some time discussing implications for organizations of a connected world including the role of crowdsourcing and the idea of the global brain, went on to look at how to use the iPad for work and why it is the first technology that is better than paper for many purposes, and finally when newspapers will become extinct around the world.

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

Beth Kanter

” The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations – Guest Post by By:Leah Neaderthal, Co-Founder, Lean Impact. The Lean for Social Good Summits bring together 30+ social good organizations using Lean, to share their stories on stage.

Virtual Worlds in an Organization are not a Time Waster (and other beefs)

Dan Pontefract

A few months ago, I wrote a piece called, “ Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace ” which — rather obviously — explored ways in which virtual worlds can increase engagement, productivity and culture inside an organization.

Employee Engagement is not about Buzz Word Bingo

Dan Pontefract

I’ve always (personally) felt that an engaged employee will be far more productive than a disengaged employee. First off, how does one actually describe an engaged organization? In my opinion, engagement needs to be taken very seriously in an organization.

Organizing Big Data Initiatives: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With few exceptions, all companies expected that these initiative will become more important to their organizations over the next three years. About 20 percent of organizations could not identify any executive with overall responsibility for the function.

You need the right lever to move an organization

Harold Jarche

Human performance is an emergent property of an organization, and is affected by multiple variables. These “ensure that the right product is delivered at the right time to the right place&# , and include – Management, Customer Feedback, Consequences, Expectations and Feedback. Perhaps this is why the training department is usually not part of the C level (executive) conversations in most organizations.