September, 2019

The State of AI in the Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Babson College professor Tom Davenport gave a talk on the state of AI in the enterprise at the annual conference of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. His talk was based on two recent US surveys conducted by Deloitte, the first one in 2017 followed by a second in 2018.

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… from little acorns grow

Dave Snowden

Last week I was in Nairobi ase the keynote at a panel discussion on Behavioural Insights for Environment Impact for UNEP sandwiched between two pretty hellish flights. Jules was also on the panel and had done the work to set the event up.

The Noble Acts Of Compassion From Bianca Andreescu And Naomi Osaka

Dan Pontefract

Bianca Andreescu recently won the 2019 Women’s US Open. It was an epic win, one that almost 3.5 million people in Canada watched live on TV. Hers is a story … Continue reading "The Noble Acts Of Compassion From Bianca Andreescu And Naomi Osaka".

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top tools 2019

Harold Jarche

Since 2007 Jane Hart has asked working professionals for their top tools for learning — TopTools4Learning — and creates three lists from thousands of responses. Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning. Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning. Top 100 Tools for Education.

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Top Tools for Learning 2019

Jane Hart

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Working with you

Clark Quinn

I was talking with my better half, who’s now working at a nursery. Over time, she has related stories of folks coming to ask for assistance. And the variety is both interesting and instructive. There’s a vast difference of how people can be working with you.

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The Digitalization of the American Workforce

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Over the past half century, wave after wave of digital innovation has ensured that digitalization - the diffusion of digital technologies into nearly every business and workplace and pocket - has been remaking the U.S.

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Dan Pontefract September 2019 Music Playlist (When You Have The Blues)

Dan Pontefract

Halfway through George Harrison’s song, “For You Blue” from the Abbey Road album, you hear him say, “Elmore James got nothin’ on this, baby.” ” As a 10-year-old I was intrigued.

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adding value with teams

Harold Jarche

In working collaboratively & learning cooperatively I noted that team collaboration requires the transparent sharing of knowledge — using enterprise social networks and other technologies — so that everyone on a team knows what is going on and why. Decisions, and why they were made, are shared.

Authority

Euen Semple

Should be earned, not assumed; conferred, not taken. Fascinating watching this playing out on the streets of Hong Kong and the front benches of Parliament

Clear about the concept

Clark Quinn

I went to hear a talk the other day. It was about competency-based education (CBE) for organizations. Ostensibly. And, while I’m now affiliated with IBSTPI , it’s not like I’m a competency expert.

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The Future of Work in the US: A Tale of Multiple Americas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The US economy looks good by almost any measure. Unemployment is at historical low levels , forcing employers to raise wages and become more aggressive about hiring and training workers. There are more job openings than unemployed people to fill them. Inflation remains low.

There are better ways to save journalism

Doc Searls

In a Columbia Journalism Review op-ed , Bernie Sanders presents a plan to save journalism that begins, WALTER CRONKITE ONCE SAID that “journalism is what we need to make democracy work.” He was absolutely right, which is why today’s assault on journalism by Wall Street, billionaire businessmen, Silicon Valley, and Donald Trump presents a crisis—and why we must take concrete action. Real journalism is different from the gossip, punditry, and clickbait that dominates today’s news.

My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One”

Dan Pontefract

I recently left the corporate world. After working roughly 20 years in mega-large companies with revenues in the billions I am now a company of one. It’s me and only … Continue reading "My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One”". The post My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One” appeared first on Dan Pontefract. Business capitalism Culture Company Of One Paul Jarvis

insights over processes

Harold Jarche

Process improvement, like Six Sigma, stifles innovation. Process improvement is a tool set, not an overarching or unifying concept for an organization. Process improvement is a means — for certain contexts like manufacturing — and not an end in itself.

The Canadian Government and Cryptocurrency

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the result of a quick survey I did today on the Canadian governments' stance on cryptocurrency, responding to an internal request. This is a policy-neutal document; that is, I don't advocate one way or another for any of the items described below.

LXD Strategy

Clark Quinn

In 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. And I’ve come up with the phrase: Learning Experience Design (LXD) Strategist. Which of course, begs the question of just what LXD strategy is.

Despite Their Huge Upside Potential, Why Do Most Platforms Fail?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Thoughts at #ID2020

Doc Searls

I’m at the ID2020 ( @ID2020 ) Summit in New York. The theme is “Rising to the Good ID Challenge.” ” My notes here are accumulating at the bottom, not the top.

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"Should" is such a toxic word

Euen Semple

Thinking that you know what other people should do is naive and arrogant. Tormenting yourself with beliefs about how you should behave is the source of most unhappiness. The seeds of both are planted by family and society as a means of control, their effects are corrosive. It's hard to think of a situation where the word should should be used

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friday power

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. some links are to the complete Twitter thread]. “I f you never change your mind, why have one?” ” —Edward de Bono — via @stiggylou.

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Higher Education and Rich People

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The fallout from the Jeffrey Epstein scandal continues to roil. Ethan Zuckerman has left the Media Lab.

LXD Roles

Clark Quinn

In my thinking about LXD strategy , I also was thinking about what roles are necessary. While you can do handoffs, what are the core skills you need to make this happen? And it’s not that you need all these people, but you need these roles.

ILT is not Dead

Xyleme

Organizations continue to focus on implementing new and innovative ways to implement digital learning. While this trend continues to grow, statistics are showing that instructor-led training (ILT) is not dead. In fact, according to the 2019 Brandon Hall Study , ILT remains the primary form of learning delivery in organizations – a whopping 94%, as opposed to eLearning at 77%. For years, learning experts have been predicting that ILT will slowly phase out. So why hasn’t it?

Business Results the C-Suite Wants from L&D Teams

TOPYX LMS

Learning and development managers are under an enormous amount of pressure today. Training employees to meet current and future needs is critical to a company’s long-term success; however, C-level executives don’t always see the direct business value that L&D drives.

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Choosing the company that you keep

Euen Semple

I like having a large group of online friends and the variety of viewpoints that I am exposed to as a result. I am also very sensitive to the risk of avoiding criticism or dissent, only hearing views that I agree with, and ending up in an echo chamber. However. A couple of times recently people from my past have asked to be friends on Facebook and without so much as a "Hello, how are you?" have waded in with critical, snide, smart arse comments.

system views

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. The ingenuity of the average worker is sufficient to outwit any system of controls devised by management.” Douglas McGregor, via @flowchainsensei.

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The Nonprofit’s Guide To Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

Beth Kanter

Meetings can not only be a waste of time if they are not well designed, but can also zap our energy. Even worse, the meeting can be so boring that participants tune out or cancel. One way to shake things is up to host a “Strolling” Meeting.

Craft and commercial?

Clark Quinn

Occasionally I try to look at the broader swings we see (in a variety of things). In learning technology, there’s been a gross pendulum swing, and maybe smaller ones. I think we’ve swung between craft and commercial approaches to design, and I’m hoping we’re on a return swing.

Webinar: Is Your Content Keeping Up with the Learning Experience?

Xyleme

The learning experience has come a long way in providing a relevant, personalized environment for today’s modern learner. However, the majority of the focus has been on the delivery platform and not on the key ingredient — content. As companies work to develop sustainable, long-term content strategies, it’s important to note that most learning content is being created in-house.

Want to Increase Manufacturing Productivity? Start Your Manufacturing Training Program Like This

TOPYX LMS

In the U.S., manufacturers are short 450,000 employees, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1 Because of the shortage, manufacturing companies need practical tips on how to get more done with fewer workers - they need to increase productivity while keeping the skilled staff they have happy.

Into the unknown

Euen Semple

One of the consequences of being an agency driver is that I am working for different clients all the time with different processes and different products. This keeps things interesting. But it also means that most of the drops that I do are for the first time. As a consequence I rarely know what is in store for me at the start of the day. Locations that can become easy when you have done them even once can be really testing when you have no idea what is involved.

Working in the Facebook salt mine

Euen Semple

I blog because I enjoy blogging. I have been doing it for so long that I can safely assume that I will always blog. I often think of just blogging on my blog and pulling out of the various social media platforms. But given the fact that most people don't use RSS and following blogs isn't as straightforward as it might be, and the fact that I currently get the best responses and conversations on Facebook, I will continue to repost my blog posts there.

Nice people

Euen Semple

I am meeting a lot of new people at the moment. People from very different walks of life. People I would have been unlikely to encounter in the past. Would you believe me if I told you that they have all been nice? Even the ones who, on first encounter, come across as gruff or aggressive soon start to open up if you take the time to chat to them. It is interesting to speculate just how far this principle could be extended. Who are the people who, from a distance, you most dislike?

The engine of dissatisfaction

Euen Semple

As I was recording a podcast for Paul Sutton this morning I described marketing as "the engine of dissatisfaction". I may use that phrase more often. Feel free to spread its use

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So what *do* you do?

Euen Semple

At the dentist's today I was asked to fill out a form which included a question about what my occupation was. I have always struggled with this question but today struggled even more than previously. There was a strong temptation to just write "Lorry Driver" and be done with it. More often than not I have described my self as a writer and speaker which normally satisfies people. In the past I have occasionally used "consultant' but that never felt right.

Retail Management Training: Online Learning Secrets to Turn Star Employees Into Managers and Reduce Turnover

TOPYX LMS

Turnover in the retail industry is high: nearly 70 percent for part-time retail employees, according to the Hay Group. 1 Since it costs over $3,000 to find, hire, and train a replacement for a retail employee earning $10 per hour, retail companies lose big money each year to staff attrition.