working smarter case study

Harold Jarche

Established an Online Resource Repository (Decision Support Tools, Case Studies, Tools, Job Aids, & additional information sources).

The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I read a two-part interview with Astro’s GM Jeff Luhnow, - an excellent case study for any leader seeking to learn from the Astros’ transformation, including the challenges involved and how to overcome them.

Annual M&R Benchmarks Study Released

Beth Kanter

For the past 11 years, this study has gathered comparative metrics from nonprofits on email, social media, social advertising, fundraising, and web engagement. For details about, see the digital ads part of the study. Go download the study now! Research Studies

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Case study porn

Euen Semple

A while back I tweeted "Stop reading case study porn and get on with it". OK, maybe I am bit unfair with my dismissal of case studies but when I am asked if I know of companies who are doing really well with social tools I say "Less than you might expect, those who you know of were less successful than they claim, and why not become the one that really makes it work?". And if I thought that waving case studies at nay sayers was going to get me very far I might as well have given up.

Facebook, filtering, polarization, and a flawed study?

David Weinberger

Unfortunately, a set of researchers clustered around the Berkman Center think that the study’s methodology is deeply flawed, and that its conclusions badly misstate the actual findings. The post Facebook, filtering, polarization, and a flawed study? Facebook researchers have published an article in Science, certainly one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed journals.

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The Study, and Other Stuff

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There are three separate threads in Siemens's response to my last post , all of which are fascinating: The thread concerning whether or not the study he published was bad, The thread examining the question of whether universities can be a valuable force for social equity, and My own experiences of the university system. Whether or not the study he published was bad Siemens writes, "Stephen expands on his primary concerns which are about educational research in general."

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Case Study: Tim Hockey, a Collaborative & Transparent CEO

Dan Pontefract

collaboration leadership case study CEO td canada trust tim hockey transparentI don’t own their shares. I have never worked for the company. I’m not aware of anyone within my strong or weak tie network that actually holds a position there either.

5 classic studies of learning

Mind Hacks

I have a piece in the Guardian, ‘ The science of learning: five classic studies ‘ Here’s the intro: A few classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. Or is there a classic study of learning I missed?

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Study: Global comparisons of news consumption and shifting channels

Ross Dawson

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford has just published the very interesting 110 page Digital News Report 2013 , which draws on an extensive survey of news consumption across nine major countries.

A course is not the solution to every problem: Case Study 1

Jane Hart

This is the first of three case studies that shows how courses are not the solution to every learning or performance problem. These posts have been adapted from posts that first appeared on my blog in 2010.

The cognitive science of how to study

Mind Hacks

Researchers from the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab at UCLA have created a fantastic video on the cognitive science of how to study. Happy studying. Link to Pro Tips: How to Study on vimeo. Despite the fact that we now know loads about what makes for optimal learning, it’s rarely applied by students who are trying to learn a subject or ace a test. This is a short, clear, helpful video on exactly that.

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The cognitive science of how to study

Mind Hacks

Researchers from the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab at UCLA have created a fantastic video on the cognitive science of how to study. Happy studying. Link to Pro Tips: How to Study on vimeo. Despite the fact that we now know loads about what makes for optimal learning, it’s rarely applied by students who are trying to learn a subject or ace a test. It is a short, clear, helpful video on exactly that.

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Study: Decentralized organizations will win, especially in challenging times

Ross Dawson

The post Study: Decentralized organizations will win, especially in challenging times appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. For decades management theorists have argued over whether and when organizations should be centralized or decentralized. However the situation is now dramatically different than it was before, as we become richly connected and the world we live in becomes increasingly complex and interdependent.

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Formal study of Organizations Don't Tweet, People Do

Euen Semple

For a couple of years now Dr. Silagh White, of Lehigh University in the USA, has included study of my book as part of a course on Entrepreneurial Communications for Creative Industries. Last year I took part in a live Twitter chat with the students and this year I have just been reviewing some of the questions that the book raised for the them. On both occasions I have been really impressed by the thoughtful and insightful responses including this nice tweet from Andrea Stiffelman.

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a gold-standard study on brain training

Mind Hacks

Yorkshire Post: Brain training study is “truly significant”. The main measure of the study was participants’ own reports of their ability to cope with daily activities. Well there are some potential flaws in this study. The headlines.

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Metropolitan IQ and Urban metabolism: Great case studies of innovative, collaborative cities

Ross Dawson

It draws on 16 excellent case studies of how to develop “metropolitan IQ” and a healthy “urban metabolism” (analogies I of course love), including both international and Australian examples. Case Study 13: UTS/South Sydney – Creative Digital Innovation Precinct.

Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère. There are many non-research articles cites, with a particular preference toward foundations, consultants, a few blogs and news and magazine articles. The non-research citations are as selective and ill-informed as the formal citations.

Pew study of reputation management

David Weinberger

From an email about a new Pew Research report : WASHINGTON – More than half (57%) of adult internet users say they have used a search engine to look up their name and see what information was available about them online, up from 47% who did so in 2006. Young adults, far from being indifferent about their digital footprints, are the most active online reputation managers in several dimensions.

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Case Study 2 – How a training course is not the solution to every problem

Jane Hart

Following Monday’s post, How to break out of the “course is the solution to every problem” mindset: make courses the exception rather than the rule, this is the second of three case studies that shows how courses are not the solution to every learning or performance problem. These case studies have been adapted from posts [.].

Richard Arum Study Helps Confirm Anti-Male Bias

Nine Shift

Arum's study is not primarily concerned with gender. But his data is important because it is one of the first studies to measure both learning and knowledge coming out of college (using the Collegiate Learning Assessment) and later work achievement and success.

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MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers

Ross Dawson

MIT Sloan Management Review together with Deloitte have just launched 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project , drawing out some very interesting insights from a survey of almost 3,500 executives from 115 countries.

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A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life

Jay Cross

Insights from the landmark Grant Study. See on Scoop.it – Informal & Experiential Learning. Jay Cross ‘s insight: The secret to happiness: All you need is love. And less alcohol and a warm relationship with mom. See on www.businessinsider.com. Just Jay

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The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM recently released the 2010 Global CEO Study. This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004. For the 2010 study , IBM held more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with private sector CEOs (80%) and senior public sector leaders (20%) from 33 different industries spread over sixty countries. In the past three studies, CEOs consistently said that coping with change was their most pressing challenge. Capitalizing on Complexity is the title of the 2010 study.

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Crowdsourcing for social development and economic opportunity: Case study of Malaysia

Ross Dawson

The post Crowdsourcing for social development and economic opportunity: Case study of Malaysia appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

The Social Priming Studies in “Thinking Fast and Slow” are not very replicable

Mind Hacks

The argument is that the pattern of 100% significant results is near to impossible, even if the effects known were true, given the weak statistical power of the studies to detect true effects.

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The Social Priming Studies in “Thinking Fast and Slow” are not very replicable

Mind Hacks

The argument is that the pattern of 100% significant results is near to impossible, even if the effects known were true, given the weak statistical power of the studies to detect true effects.

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LearnTrends Live: Reuters case study

Jay Cross

Thomas Reuters. Charles Jennings. Largest information company in the world. 70/20/10: 80% of learning takes place outside of class. Learning through experience: 70%. Learning from others: 20%. Learning formally: 10%. Think of your major lessons. They weren’t formal, were they? Note: the 80/20 ratio for informal/formal was the case before networks kicked in. Social learning: sharing experiences. Jerome Bruner: difference between learning physics and being a physicist.

Case Study No 3: a course doesn’t solve every problem:

Jane Hart

Following Monday’s post, How to break out of the “course is the solution to every problem” mindset: make courses the exception rather than the rule, this is the third of three case studies that shows how courses are not the solution to every learning or performance problem. These case studies have been adapted from posts [.].

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup. According to the study, 92% of the nonprofit professionals we surveyed are using content marketing.

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One who studies the soul

Mind Hacks

Literally, Psychologist means ‘one who studies the soul’, we think of it as a scary word in our harsh-sounding, Germanic language, but it actually means something really beautiful. i-D magazine has an interview with instrumental dubstep fusion maestro Psychologist.

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Iris Murdoch on studying as a virtue

David Weinberger

The honesty and humility required of the student — not to pretend to know what one does not know — is the preparation for the honesty and humility of the scholar …[A]part from special contexts, studying is normally an exercise of virtue as well as of talent, and shows us a fundamental way in which virtue is related to the real world I’ve been reading Iris Murdoch’s The Sovereignity of Good.

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Does studying economics make you more selfish?

Mind Hacks

Studying human behaviour can be like a dog trying to catch its own tail. Research on economics students showed this in action: textbooks describing facts and theories about human behaviour can affect the people studying them. One group who have been found to free ride more than others in repeated studies is people who have studied economics. Men have previously been found to be more self-interested in such tests, and more men study economics than women.

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Insights and real-life case studies in effective crowdfunding for change

Ross Dawson

This evening I spoke at the Crowdfunding for Change event run by Avis Mulhall ‘s Think Act Change.

Case study: Using project management for effective crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

The chapter opens with an excellent case study of how Nick McMenemy uses crowd platforms to drive his startup Virdium. I gained plenty of insights and new ideas in my interview of him, which I condensed into the case study, reproduced below. Case study: How Nick McMenemy runs virtual teams. [This post first appeared on the Getting Results From Crowds book website].

Study: Increased customer expectations are driving corporate uptake of social media

Ross Dawson

One of the pointed themes that emerged from the study was that customer expectations are driving uptake of social media and digital intiatives.

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My study, a picture and a hobby refound

Dave Snowden

For the last few weeks something had to give to allow me time to sort out the study and the blog was it. The net result was that the painting has sat in its packaging until this week when it finally found a place in my study (as pictured above).

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The fabulous case study of Queensland Police on Facebook

Ross Dawson

I hope that public sector organizations in particular look carefully at this case study on how valuable social media can be, if approached with the right attitude I am at the NSW IPAA conference on The Future Course of Modern Government , where I gave the opening keynote on The Transformation of Government. We have just heard about how Queensland Police used Facebook and Twitter for disaster communication during the extensive flooding in January.

On the challenges of studying suicide

Mind Hacks

Nature has an important article on why virtually no-one is trying to develop treatments to prevent suicide because research with such high-risk patients is almost impossible to get approved.

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Case Studies of Informal or Social Learning

Tony Karrer

I'm looking to find lots of examples of where informal or social learning has been used successfully in the workplace and where it was led by the L&D organization. This can either be already written up, or it can be the name of a person and organization where it was done. Can you provide me pointers? If you would be more comfortable, feel free to send me information via an email: akarrer@techempower.com. eLearning Technology.

A study on dream smoking

Mind Hacks

A 1991 study looked at how often recently ex-smokers dreamed of smoking, and found that even after a year of abstinence the dream world was often a common refuge for an imaginary nicotine hit. Dream of absent-minded transgression: an empirical study of a cognitive withdrawal symptom. Link to PubMed entry for study If you've given up smoking for good, where else can you have a secret cigarette except in your dreams?

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