Figuring Out Content Strategy
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
The biggest change in my understanding of design after joining Capital One, by far, is how I understand the importance and nature of content strategy in my design work. dotorg_ideas +g Design Strategy +g Experience Strategy +guides Uncategorized
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?
Catalyzing Passion through Strategy
DECEMBER 31, 2015
FAST strategy So, the question is, how can we draw out and nurture this passion in business? There are many approaches, but I’m going to focus here on a distinctive approach to strategy, something that I call FAST strategy but that is also commonly known as a “zoom out, zoom in” approach to strategy. I’ve written about this approach to strategy here and here. In a nutshell, this approach to strategy focuses on two time horizons in parallel.
Creating a knowledge strategy
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Today I delivered a half day workshop on Creating a KM Strategy and I have, as promised, loaded the slides to our web site for those interested. I'm back at KM World in Washington having keynoted at the event for well over a decade now.
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
Culture Before Strategy
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
In an insightful article, Ken Majer (full disclosure, a boss of mine many years ago) has written about the need to have the right culture before executing strategy. social strategyAnd this strikes me as a valuable contribution to thinking about effective change in the transformation of L&D in the Revolution. I have argued that you can get some benefits from the Revolution without having an optimized culture, but you’re not going to tap into the full potential.
Cooperation as a strategy
JUNE 26, 2012
If a strategy starts with defection, it’s not a winning strategy. This strategy aligns with my thoughts on how cooperation differs from collaboration.
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.
Top down or bottom up strategy?
MARCH 21, 2017
In a recent discussion around HR strategy, the question arose about where to start. This was buttressed by a post pointed out to me by my ITA colleagues that was arguing a good design strategy was to find out what people needed. The post Top down or bottom up strategy? strategy technologyThat is, if you’ve bought into moving into the digital age, where do you begin.
Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy
JUNE 14, 2016
Is it likely all 7 incumbents had failed strategies, run by clueless management, lacking execution capabilities?,” Apple (along with Google’s competing Android system) overran the incumbents by exploiting the power of platforms and leveraging the new rules of strategy they give rise to.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post.
Modern Learning Strategies (Online Workshop)
JULY 19, 2014
4 August - 12 September 2014 (6 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies (a) to “learn the new” and constantly discover new ideas, new thinking, new resources in order to stay up to […].
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
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.
Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation
JANUARY 19, 2012
When technology and market environments go through major changes, as is certainly the case today, previously successful business strategies will no longer work, no matter how much you try to fix them. These questions are the subject of MIT Professor Michael Cusumano’s recent book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World. The book was named one of the best business books on strategy in 2011 by strategy+business magazine.
Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. Strategy eLearning 3.0
Thinking Strategy, Pt.1
OCTOBER 25, 2011
my mobile strategy workshop at DevLearn next week), and so it’s forced me to reflect on what strategy is. I’ve previously talked about the technology components of an elearning strategy, and how they tie together, but I’ve need to take another cut at it.
SAP's platform strategy doubles down on cloud, IoT, AI, and user experience
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
A series of strategic communications this month demonstrates that SAP is not just serious about cloud, but is betting the business that it can create the most contemporary, compelling, and capable enterprise cloud platform
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? Virtual Classrooms? eLearning Courses?
MAY 15, 2013
social strategy If you’re going to move towards the performance ecosystem, a technology-enabled workplace, where do you start? Partly it depends on where you’re at, as well as where you’re going, but it also likely depends on what type of org you are.
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.
19th Century Economist Reveals Surefire Investment Strategy!
JANUARY 19, 2011
Intel just finished the “ best year in [its] history , and expects 2011 to be even better. This news suggests a few important questions: for how much longer are we going to keep buying more and more more powerful microchips? Will 2012 be still better for Intel and other hardware suppliers?
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. The CIO must be at the heart of strategy in any organization that hopes to succeed in the chaotic and complex times ahead.
Building richer mental models is the heart of strategy – the role of scenario planning
MARCH 24, 2015
Strategy is an intrinsically human task. Setting successful strategies is based on our ability to think effectively, both individually and collectively, about extraordinarily complex domains.
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.
Cynefin for strategy: new seminars
FEBRUARY 6, 2011
I've been working over the last three months on a new approach to strategy using the Cynefin framework. So I have changed the complexity seminar to focus on a walk through of a generic approach to strategy based on complexity thinking.
Does Your Nonprofit Have A Wellness Strategy for Staff?
OCTOBER 14, 2015
Does your nonprofit have a plan or strategy or culture of wellness? This photo is from an open space session during last week’s Funders Learning Lab: Investing In Network Leadership.
Social Media Strategy thoughts
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
What is a social media strategy for outreach? Your Twitter strategy should be aligned with your Facebook strategy, so your tweets point to new information on Facebook, your Facebook account reflects your tweets, etc. Once you’ve got the identity, then you need to align your Facebook and Twitter strategies. social strategyReally, it’s about demonstrating your thinking, your values, and background.
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". Peter's talk built upon some of my ideas from previous talks and drew on his own observations to assert that framing UX work as design is a misleading disservice to the work itself. Peter has summarized his talk in a blog post on his site.
Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement
JANUARY 25, 2013
I asked fans on Facebook, “Does your organization use an editorial calendar and “editorial meetings” to get ideas and manage content for a content strategy?”
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
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.
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? In 2020, the foundation will close its doors. As part of its sunset strategy , the foundation is developing an initiative to support 21st Century Advocacy.
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.
The Limits of Strategy
SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
When I look back upon my long career , one of the major factors shaping my views of business, strategy and innovation is the creative destruction that I saw buffeting the IT industry over most of that time. Is it that in spite of all their efforts in strategy formulation, their management was unable to anticipate them and were caught by surprise? In subsequent years, I was invited to come to their meetings and discuss strategies I was working on from time to time.
Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits
AUGUST 19, 2015
Does your organization develop and implement your social media content strategy as a continuous process?
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. Not A Video but a Video Strategy. An ongoing investment in video starts with strategy. Photo Credit: Tristan Hanson.