Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

The core skills for this emerging workplace are: 1) working & learning out loud 2) cooperating, 3) collaborating, and 4) connected leadership. In an organization, working out loud can take many forms. Cooperation ensures long-term relevance for the organization.

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digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

Dion Hinchcliffe asks What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce? and provides an image that addresses a good spectrum of skills for the network era. I would like to add my perspective to each of these seven digital workplace skills.

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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.

digital transformation skills

Harold Jarche

In looking at Oscar’s expanded canvas I see that digital transformation – the ability to work in a networked ecosystem – requires three interdependent skill-sets. The foundation for these skills is a democratic organization based on loose hierarchies and strong networks.

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Four Basic Skills for 2020

Harold Jarche

In 2011, The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix published a report that looked at Future Work Skills 2020 (PDF). Superstructed organizations, that scale below or beyond what was previously possible – AirBNB.

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Organizing Talent

Harold Jarche

It is more likely that skilled content creators will just become part of the long tail, valuable only to online platforms and their advertising revenues. Ensure that your valued skills, those for which you are paid, cannot be easily turned into commodities.

Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

I fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. And in service design–with its aim to connect and orchestrate people outside, inside, and across organizations–empathy is the first skill I recommend to people 2 to build and sharpen.

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

I fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. And in service design–with its aim to connect and orchestrate people outside, inside, and across organizations–empathy is the first skill I recommend to people 2 to build and sharpen.

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Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How will these relentless advances in technology and automation affect the balance between humans and machines in the workplace, and the skill composition of future jobs? . Complementarity across skills has increased, boosting the need for worker flexibility.

The skills gap is a learning gap

Harold Jarche

Continuous learning, lifelong learning, learning organizations, and constant learning – terms we hear every day about the changing nature of the workplace. Empty platitudes about “upgrading skills” and “investing in our people” will not suffice.

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. T-shaped skills are increasingly valued in the marketplace. The rise of the T-shaped organization is not surprising.

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.

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.

Structures, skills and tools

Harold Jarche

The innovative work structures required for complex economies need to be supported by skilled workers with the right tools. Knowledge intensive organizations need to be structured for both. Making work more explicit enables the organization to learn. Structures + Skills + Tools.

Flatter hierarchies require deeper skills

Harold Jarche

In an interconnected work environment, people with only broad skills are no longer required. People with general management skills are becoming less valuable to the organization. You need to have business skills in addition to general ones. The writing is on the wall.

What's the organizing principle of today's digital workplace?

Dion Hinchcliffe

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

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. This article was published by UK-based Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. Four basic skills for 2020. The post-hierarchical organization.

Year Zero: The Future of Communication Skills in Corporations

Dan Pontefract

The very basic skill of communication is changing right before our ears. So what relevance does this have to the behaviour of human interaction and our own employment of communication skills? Therefore, organizations will have to deal with this new reality, and prepare accordingly.

What leadership skills do nonprofit emerging leaders need to succeed?

Beth Kanter

Are leadership skills different for emerging “Millennial” leaders than for people from different generations? This is a question being asked in many nonprofits as they look at how to prepare younger leaders in their organizations to lead and develop their talent.

Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization

Ross Dawson

I was interested in the skills we identified that are clearly vitally important to successful organizations, yet often significantly underdeveloped. Conversation is vital for today’s organizations for many reasons, including: - Customer engagement. We now all understand that markets are conversations, and organizations must have great ability to build real conversations with their customers in a world of social media. Social media skills. Context skills.

Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

Beth Kanter

The skills that we are focusing on are “networked leadership” skills both online and offline and working with self and working with others. Organizational Awareness: the ability to understand the politics within an organization and how these affect the people working in them.

Why organizations need self-managed learners – and how you can help

Jane Hart

Over time, as job roles became more sophisticated or new technology or procedures were introduced, training became a full-time operation to keep people knowledgeable, skilled and up to date. In the past, individuals were trained to do their jobs once and this would last them their whole careers. But the world is now changing so […]. Social learning

Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb

Dan Pontefract

I read with disdain about IBM’s dubious plan to reduce the pay of some of its workers by 10 percent in order for them to improve their skills. He asked IBM spokeswoman Trink Guarino about the initiative: “IBM is implementing a skills development program for a small number of U.S.

What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

Beth Kanter

In the nonprofit sector, resiliency is framed as both a leadership skill for nonprofit professionals as well as organizational capacity. These three characteristics hold true for resilient organizations as well.…Resilient Building Your Resilience Skills To Manage Workplace Stress.

An open university prep course – MOOC for basic skills

David Weinberger

I’ve been interested in the potential of running a massive open online course for basic skills for a while now. Overview of the MOOC for basic skills plan. Free online course teaching basic skills for success at university.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth Kanter

It began to dawn on me that the next step was to explore ways of instigating completely self-organized, peer-to-peer online learning. The ultimate test of peer learning is to organize a course without the direction of an instructor. Photo by Aussiegal.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

How do we help individuals and organizations make that internal shift in mindset as well as structure for working to be effective? Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community.

“Learning the new” vs “Learning the old”

Jane Hart

Currently this is where corporate e-learning focuses its efforts - delivering online learning experiences for its people to acquire existing bodies of knowledge or skill – it’s all about learning the old.

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Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

Furthermore, as Dan Pink has shown us in Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us , autonomy is a highly motivating factor within an organization: “ Control leads to compliance, autonomy leads to engagement.”. Get organized.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Finally, in the LPSS, or Learning in Performance Support System, is analytics, competence and assessment , and this is essentially the application of artificial intelligence, and the pattern recognition to identify the ways in which a person can become competent at some skill or task, and the gap between where they are, and becoming competent. Does an organization today, this is a non?profit profit organization. And any organization can do this.

Crowdsourcing goes mainstream, shaping organizations and the future of work

Ross Dawson

Cost and efficiency are often less important than simply being able to get highly talented workers to complement the skills of your staff.”. This is a great facilitator of building adaptable organizations. Crowdsourcing is rapidly gaining visibility as a mainstream business topic. The current issue of Outsource magazine has a good article titled The Road of the Crowd.

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth Kanter

It is less about the tools and more about the new mindsets you need to be successful. There are two excellent books that talk about this in the context of running an organization and addressing social issues – and I plan to review these in more depth next week.

Soft skills are foundational competencies

Harold Jarche

If you buy into Richard Florida’s concept of the Creative Class (which I mostly do) then it becomes obvious that for organizations to succeed they will have to nurture creativity in their workforce. It will also require the “soft skills” to do media relations or “wiki” relations, interacting daily with a range of customers and outside contributors, as well as collaborating with others in the company.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

While the primary goal is for students to learn about strategic use of networks and social media for international organizations, I will also be covering some practical career skills such as effective networking and self-directed professional learning (also called “Social Learning”).

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was organized around six different sessions , each of which explored the links between technology and development through a different lens. . As technology rapidly spreads, the gap between technology and regulations, skills, and institutions will continue to widen.

Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

It also will change the types of skill sets that nonprofits will need now and into the future, for example “Data Analysts.” First start off with who is everyone using these tools outside of the organization and is interested.

New skills for the learning professional in changing times #chat2lrn

Jane Hart

Yesterday’s live Twitter chat #chat2lrn was about New skills for changing times. “If Learning Professionals are to rise to these challenges, one of the key issues is the skills required to meet the needs of an ever more complex environment.

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth Kanter

Organizations need to think about what motivates supporters to do something that moves the needle on their outcomes. The new skills are learning how to be a good community manager – and focus on relationships with people, not tactics on specific platforms.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

We went live with Jam in late summer of 2013, and thus far I’d say we are relatively satisfied with what it can do, and where we’re at as an organization in terms of adoption and usage. Skills & Projects.

What does it mean to 'belong' to your organization? (Can u answer the culture question?)

Mark Oehlert

The USMC focuses their boot camp experience (from what I''ve read and have been told - I''ve never had the honor to serve) on what it "means" to be a Marine; skills, while important, come later. Onboarding. HUGE topic right? Plays into performance issues, recruiting, retention.