Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I started with a set of questions to address, so I’ll go through their comments in roughly that order (though we didn’t exactly follow this structure): What is learning design strategy?
Why Organizations Don’t Learn
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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.
Learning Strategy Issues
DECEMBER 7, 2016
It first takes an awareness of the problems (my old line: “L&D isn’t doing near what it could and should, and what it is doing it is doing badly, other than that things are fine” :), and then a strategy to move forward. The strategy depends on where the organization is to begin with, but there are systematic principles to guide progress. The post Learning Strategy Issues appeared first on Learnlets. meta-learning strategy
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.
Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions
JULY 9, 2013
We’re tempted to abandon long-term strategy and fall back on rapid adaptation as the only winning game – sense and respond quickly enough to events as they occur and everything will be OK. But adaptation as a strategy is fraught with risk. The option is to focus more than ever on three core strategy questions that can help provide us with focus and stability even as the turbulence increases around us – and help us to prioritize where we need to respond and where we don’t.
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? Personal learning strategiesIn Harold Jarche ‘s recent post What is learning’s role? ,
The Big Shift in Business Strategy
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
Business strategy has evolved dramatically over the past four decades in response to the Big Shift that is re-shaping our global business landscape. Business strategy emerged in full force in the 1970’s and 1980’s with a strong focus on structural advantage. In response to these developments, we saw a first big shift in strategic thinking, one that could be broadly framed as a transition from strategies of position to strategies of movement.
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.
Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL
APRIL 20, 2012
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.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. I wish I had a good name for these groups, but they are called something different in most organizations.
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.
Some Thoughts on the Development of Implementable, Winning Strategies
OCTOBER 18, 2016
I recently read an article by strategy consultant and writer Ken Favaro which nicely explained how to best think about strategy in today’s business environment. But for companies that have implemented winning strategies, that’s not how it typically happens.”.
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
there are more than 15mM applications deployed on virtualized infrastructures - demands are not being net - nearly 2/3 or organizations fall behind schedule when deploying new IT capabilities - some things we''ve done behind the scenes has help - virtualizing, for example - but of course these things need their own support - that''s where Bluecat comes in - what is missing today?
Where Do You Stand? The Shifting Ground of Strategy
JULY 29, 2014
The implications for strategy are profound, but few have explored this terrain. Strategies of position are back Strategy was once all about position – all that mattered was where you were located and whether there were barriers to entry. As structural advantages eroded, this view of strategy fell out of vogue. Now, it looks like strategies of position will reassert themselves with a vengeance.
Social Media Strategy Framework: Explanation and guide
MARCH 22, 2012
Our Social Media Strategy Framework has been one of our most popular frameworks, with well over 100,000 views, as well as more for the translations into 12 languages. To help that I have made a brief video explaining and going through the Social Media Strategy Framework.
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.
The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy
JUNE 13, 2014
When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? Organizations protect their learning content investment by creating device-agnostic content, and delivering mobile learning at the same moment they deliver online learning.
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.
MAY 15, 2013
However, it occurred to me that this might change depending on the nature of the organization. So, for example, if you are in an organization with lots of new members (e.g. social strategy
New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
Organisations are built for standardization, founded on physical assets, and driven by strategy formulation. 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.
Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations
OCTOBER 31, 2012
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.
OCTOBER 10, 2012
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. meta-learning strategy
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
I was at Guelph - youth job strategy, a lot went to match students with first job, but there was some money set aside for innovation.
Moving the CIO to the heart of strategy
JULY 3, 2012
A key theme of the CIO workshops was their opportunity and responsibility to move to the center of strategy within their organizations. Some of the ways we are likely to describe those successful organizations include: * Flexible.
Building Stronger Organizations
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
A recent Ross Dawson blog post included a mention of building flexibility: “the more flexible the organization, the more able it is to succeed. Along the lines of the biomimicry field, Eileen was inspired by her scientist husband’s work on organisms that live in extreme conditions of heat, salt, cold, and more. context-sensing: reading the environment for cues to change strategies. social strategy
3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now
MAY 2, 2014
When we step outside of our learning silo, we find that virtually every function in today’s organizations is sustained by a content strategy driven by a content management system that enables content developers to create dynamic content and reuse it across multiple formats.
Does Your Nonprofit Have A Wellness Strategy for Staff?
OCTOBER 14, 2015
The networks, nonprofits organizations, and movements are filled with people who are passionate about social change work, but often work hard and long with few resources and many just keep going without giving a thought to self-care.
UX As Strategy Or Design? A Roundtable Discussion
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
At UX Week 2012, Adaptive Path co-founder Peter Merholz presented a, well, provocative talk called "User Experience Is Strategy, Not Design". We talked about the issues raised by Peter's talk, where UX practices do and should reside in organizations, how our history with the field frames our view of it, and how newer practitioners can make sense of the ever-shifting UX landscape.
Social Media Strategy thoughts
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
What is a social media strategy for outreach? If an organization is on social media, and increasingly they should be, it needs to be interactive. This is accomplished in several ways: point to what the organization is doing. point to interesting things outside of the organization. Not only should people be friending it, they should be coming back to be engaged the organization, but now also with their colleagues also interested in the organization.
How to Use Design Thinking to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy
OCTOBER 22, 2013
Last week, I was lucky enough to participate in a brainstorming meeting at a foundation that was developing a strategy for its digital platforms (web, social, mobile, etc). The process was facilitated byPeter Maher, founder and CEO, of Luma Institute. Books Strategy
Detailing the Coherent Organization
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
As excited as I am about the Coherent Organization as a framework, it’s not done by any means. social strategyI 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.
Strategy and Execution in an Increasingly Complex World
JULY 12, 2012
I recently read a good, short article in strategy+business (s&b) , the management magazine published by the global consulting firm Booz & Company. Its title asks the question: “ Strategy or Execution: Which Is More Important? ,” to which it adds the tagline: “Many business leaders think they’d rather have great execution than superior strategies, but you can’t have the first without the second” . But, the article goes on to succinctly defines strategy as “.
The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.
APRIL 13, 2011
I love this description because it encapsulates what should be the crux of any mobile learning strategy. We all know that old habits die hard, so here are 10 repeat offenders that could deliver a devastating blow to your mLearning strategy: 1. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.
Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits
AUGUST 19, 2015
Then you have get organized, really organized. ” We discussed the metaphor of cooking – that if you are organized about doing your shopping and stocking your pantry, having your recipes ready – then cooking meals can be more efficient.
Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?
MARCH 20, 2013
One of the basic tenets of my first book with Alison Fine, “ The Networked Nonprofit ,” was that everyone in the organization participates in social media from the executive director on down – not just the “social media person.”
The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Digital Transformation
APRIL 21, 2015
Social media thought leader Charlene Li has published another book titled “ The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation ” that provides organizational and business leaders with the skills and path to habit change they need to lead in a connected world.
Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
What if a funder got real-time input from its grantees and other partners to develop its investment strategy? Over the past twenty years, the Brainerd Foundation has invested nearly $50 million in organizations working to protect the environment in the Northwest.
Ten strategies for making the "Big Leap" to next-gen mobile, social, cloud, consumerization, and big data
OCTOBER 16, 2011
The “Big Five” IT trends are in the midst of making their impact felt in organizations around the world. Here are some of the likely strategies that organizations will need to consider to make the “Big Leap” required to guide organizations into the 21st century with next-generation mobile, social business, cloud computing, consumerized IT, and big data
Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Video As Part Its Communications Strategy
AUGUST 21, 2014
Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Video As Part Its Communications Strategy – Guest Post by Michael Hoffman, CEO of See3. In fact, 80% of respondents said video is important to their organization today, 91% believe video will become more important in the next 3 years, and.
5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy
MARCH 6, 2012
” Stacey and Mark pulled no punches in their discussion of what it’s going to take for learning organizations to launched successful mobile learning initiatives and discussed a number of disruptive trends that are making organizations rethink their entire mobile content strategy. ” This shift in focus is a big change not only for the learning industry but for business organizations in general.