LXD Strategy

Clark Quinn

Which of course, begs the question of just what LXD strategy is. What is LXD strategy ? LXD strategy is about ensuring that resources and practices are aligned to create experiences that meet real org needs under pragmatic constraints. The post LXD Strategy appeared first on Learnlets. design strategyIn the continuing process of resolving what I want to do when I grow up (rest assured, not happening), I’ve been toying with a concept.

Scenario Planning - Formulating Strategy in the Face of High Uncertainty

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“How can we formulate strategy in the face of uncertainty?,” Implement those strategies. “This may sound obvious, but it is the place where most companies fall down. Using scenario planning to devise strategies isn’t resource-intensive, but implementing them requires commitment.”.

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Honest Conversations - The Key to a Winning Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Nearly every organization - whether private, social, or governmental - is grappling with huge strategic challenges, often with a need to reimagine its very purpose, identity, strategy, business model, and structure,” writes Harvard emeritus professor Michael Beer in his recently published book Fit for Competition. “Most of these efforts to transform will fail. Do we have the capabilities to execute the strategy?

Strategy Sessions

Clark Quinn

In a previous post , I talked about a couple of instances where I worked with folks to let them ‘pick my brain’ Those were about learning design in particular, but I’ve also worked with folks on strategy. In these strategy sessions, things work a little differently. So, in a typical strategy session, I prepare by looking at what they’ve done beforehand: any existing strategy documents. The post Strategy Sessions appeared first on Learnlets.

Can AI Help Develop and Execute a Competitive Business Strategy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, can AI help address broad, open-ended and ambiguous problems like developing and executing a competitive business strategy? Given the fast pace of technologies, markets and economies, successful firms may well need to reinvent their strategies every five to ten years.

Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

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? These are all elements that indeed contribute to strategy. What gaps are we seeing in learning design strategy? The post Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy appeared first on Learnlets.

P&D Strategies

Clark Quinn

In an article , Jared Spool talks about the strategies he sees UX leaders using. He lists 3 examples, and talks about how your strategies need to change depending on where you are in relation to the organization. It made me think about what P&D strategies could and should be. Cynically, I called it the ‘bus’ strategy, e.g. in case someone was hit by a bus. This is an ‘internal’ strategy. This is more an external strategy.

The Building Block Approach to Content Strategy

Xyleme

“Organizations must be willing to challenge the status quo and reexamine their existing content strategy, processes and tools to stay ahead of the curve,” says Xyleme Chief Operating Officer Leslie Farinella. Leslie Farinella has more than 15 years of experience as a training strategy and design consultant, working with such organizations as GE, Citigroup, Johnson & Johnson, and Nielsen. Bringing Reuse & Flexibility to Enterprise. Content Management.

Liminal & situated strategy

Dave Snowden

In that meeting we were looking at how to do strategy in the complex domain. For the moment I will focus on the use in strategy and start with some basic principles. Surfacing outlier ideas is more important in strategy than accepting the dominant or consensus view. The post Liminal & situated strategy appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T he article reminds us that the trend is your friend is an old adage that applies to business strategy as well as to investing. The ability to anticipate where your industry is moving and to begin to reposition your company ahead of competitors is one of the most important elements of business strategy. Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Culture Before Strategy

Clark Quinn

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.

Stockholm syndrome in strategy

Dave Snowden

Today I want to continue my commentary on strategy started following yesterday’s workshop; feedback from the client is that we “exceeded expectations” which is satisfying. The post Stockholm syndrome in strategy appeared first on Cognitive Edge. StrategyOne of the key issues identified by Clayton Christian is that past competence creates the conditions for future failure.

The Challenges of Executing a Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This year’s Symposium will be focused on the challenges of executing a digital transformation strategy. It’s no longer enough to have formulated a digital strategy for the business. Why do so many organizations struggle to implement their well formulated strategies, especially transformational strategies like the transition to digital, that encompass new technologies, business models and management practices? The 2018 MIT CIO Symposium will take place on May 23.

Starting Strategy

Clark Quinn

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. While the longer term customization is very unique, I wondered if there were some meaningful categorizations.

Creating a knowledge strategy

Dave Snowden

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. Once it was virtual and I was represented on stage by a pumpkin, but I've learnt my lesson from that and now I turn up!

From “Buy What We Have” to “Connected Customer Strategies”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s a win-win: Through what we call connected strategies, customers get a dramatically improved experience, and companies boost operational efficiencies and lower costs.”. The article proposes four connected strategies to help develop a continued relationship between a company and its customers: respond to desire, curated offering, coach behavior, and automatic execution. Let me summarize the key elements of each of these strategies.

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Figuring Out Content Strategy

Adaptive Path

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. I honestly can’t understand how I’ve gone as long as I have without really digging into content strategy; it just seems so obvious now. dotorg_ideas +g Design Strategy +g Experience Strategy +guides Uncategorized

Thoughts on strategy from Training 19

Clark Quinn

So last week I was the strategy track coach for the Training 19 conference. That meant that I picked the sessions from a list of those who put their session proposals up for ‘strategy’, and could choose to open and/or close the track. And there were thoughts on strategy from the sessions and the attendees that are worth sharing. Finally, Alex Kinnebrew pushed for finding stakeholder voices as a complement to data in making strategy. design strategy

Catalyzing Passion through Strategy

John Hagel

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.

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

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.

Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I would now like to discuss another excellent talk at the same conference, - How Platforms Change Strategy by Boston University professor Marshall Van Alstyne , also based on a recently published book, Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You , co-authored with Geoffrey Parker and Sanjeet Choudary. Is it likely all 7 incumbents had failed strategies, run by clueless management, lacking execution capabilities?,”

Some Thoughts on the Development of Implementable, Winning Strategies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Many business leaders subscribe to the classic definition of strategy as a set of actions designed to achieve an overall aim,” wrote Favaro in The Trouble with Putting Goals Ahead of Strategy , published in strategy+business in 2015. “In other words, they believe strategy starts with a goal.

Three Strategies To Improve Your Creative Thinking

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Discussing the importance of pausing and taking the time to dream, Bill McDermott, CEO of high-tech company SAP, once said in an interview, “Most people. Dan's Related Posts: Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

Cynefin strategy & building resilience

Dave Snowden

All of this seems a tipping point so I am also working with some colleagues on a complete strategy process including SenseMaker® that I hope to launch for the second quarter. The former advanced course, now the Cynefin Strategy and Resilience course is a key part of that. For the last year I have been experimenting with what we (foolishly) called an advanced course. I've taught it now for the best part of a year, both on my own and variously with Michael and Tony.

The Challenges of Executing a Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This year’s Symposium will be focused on the challenges of executing a digital transformation strategy. It’s no longer enough to have formulated a digital strategy for the business. Why do so many organizations struggle to implement their well formulated strategies, especially transformational strategies like the transition to digital, that encompass new technologies, business models and management practices? The 2018 MIT CIO Symposium will take place on May 23.

The Big Shift in Strategy - Part 2

John Hagel

In my last blog post , I suggested that we’re going through a big shift in strategy from strategies of terrain to strategies of trajectory.    In that blog post, I made the case that strategies of terrain are increasingly dangerous in times of accelerating change, but I left you hanging in terms of what strategies of trajectory might look like. Most strategies (strategies of terrain) tend to look from the present out to the future.

The Big Shift in Strategy - Part 1

John Hagel

In an exponential world, it stands to reason that our traditional, linear approaches to strategy will need to be re-thought from the ground up. One way to characterize the big shift in strategy is that we are moving from strategies shaped by terrain to strategies shaped by trajectory. Strategies of terrain. If you think about traditional approaches to strategy, they were profoundly shaped by the current landscape.   Strategies of trajectory.

Cooperation as a strategy

Harold Jarche

Martin Nowak, a mathematical biologist, concludes The Evolution of Cooperation with the following winning strategy: What I find very interesting in these games of conditional reciprocity, direct and indirect reciprocity, we can make the point that winning strategies have the following three properties: they must be generous, hopeful and forgiving. If a strategy starts with defection, it’s not a winning strategy.

Top down or bottom up strategy?

Clark Quinn

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.

The Limits of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

Thinking Strategy, Pt.1

Clark Quinn

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. Naturally, I’ve been diagramming as my way to get my mind around strategy as a set of conceptual components that are necessary to identify and get right, regardless of domain. strategy

How to Create a Content Strategy that Resonates with the Modern Learner

Xyleme

Watch now to learn about the key elements of content strategy and the shifts in mindset required to move from a course-driven approach to an object-based approach that enables any type of learning, in any context, on any device. In this webinar, Xyleme Sr.

Strategy, strategically

Clark Quinn

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The Big Shift in Business Strategy

John Hagel

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. 

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Social Media Strategy thoughts

Clark Quinn

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.

Blogging Strategies

Clark Quinn

There's a bit in there on blogging strategies, but the reality is that when I go back and look at my previous posts on what your personal strategy should be around blogging, I'm not finding that much. And one of the course members raised a really interesting question in the Forum around blogging strategies: Matthew, how has blogging changed the way you think? The reality is that as you blog, your blogging strategies are bound to shift. The third week of Web 2.0

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

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.

Thinking Strategy, Pt. 2

Clark Quinn

Your governance plan should include a schedule of when the group meets, what policies guide the role of governance, what metrics the governance group uses to look at the performance of the group implementing the plan (ie how the executors of the strategy are doing, not how the strategy is doing), and what partners are included. The strategy will need partners including fundamental ones providing necessary components (e.g. strategy

Modern Learning Strategies (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

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 […].

Learning Experience Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

Which takes us to the last part, strategy. Tags: design strategy On our weekly twitter learning fest, #lrnchat , I regularly identify myself as a learning experience design strategist. I don’t always assume people know what that means, but for that audience I figure they can infer what it means. However, I think the idea is worth exploring, because increasingly I think that not only is that what I do, but it also is important.

Cynefin for strategy: new seminars

Dave Snowden

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.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.