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.

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. 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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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. dotorg_ideas +g Design Strategy +g Experience Strategy +guides Uncategorized

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Strategy as We-Care: An Exercise

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: My colleagues at See3 had some fun using some of the ideas in The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and apply it to creating an organizational digital strategy. This post shares a useful exercise for your digital team to reflect on what not to do for your digital strategy!

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.

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 […].

Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

Cooperation as a strategy

Harold Jarche

If a strategy starts with defection, it’s not a winning strategy. This strategy aligns with my thoughts on how cooperation differs from collaboration.

Where Do You Stand? The Shifting Ground of Strategy

John Hagel

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

Ross Dawson

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Tony Karrer

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

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.

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. But for companies that have implemented winning strategies, that’s not how it typically happens.”.

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.

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Xyleme

When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? Virtual Classrooms? eLearning Courses?

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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.

Is Influencer Marketing Part of Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Strategy in 2018?

Beth Kanter

It is not too early to start thinking about your nonprofit’s social media strategy for 2018, including how you want to capitalize on social media trends that will have maximum impact in 2018. Developing a strategy requires several steps: Step 1: Identify goals.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

19th Century Economist Reveals Surefire Investment Strategy!

Andy McAfee

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

Ross Dawson

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

Ross Dawson

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.

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.

3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now

Xyleme

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.

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.

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Wellness Strategy for Staff?

Beth Kanter

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.

Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement

Beth Kanter

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

Beth Kanter

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

Xyleme

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.

SAP's platform strategy doubles down on cloud, IoT, AI, and user experience

Dion Hinchcliffe

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

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.

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.

The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Digital Transformation

Beth Kanter

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.