February, 2018

The Easiest Ways To Create Disengaged Employees

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In my line of work, on a fairly regular basis, I get to meet disengaged employees. The factors for their disengagement are often varied, never. Dan's Related Posts: Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram. This IBM Employee Quit Her Job.

Will There Be Enough Work in the Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Will there be enough work in the future? Opinions are fairly divided between those who believe that technology advances will reduce human jobs, and those who believe that technology advances will produce as many jobs as they displace.

life in perpetual beta 2.0

Harold Jarche

The perpetual beta series synthesizes about 12 years of writing on this site. The four volumes examine learning, technology, democracy, personal knowledge mastery, leadership, and new working models. But life is in perpetual beta.

Chief Cognitive Officer?

Clark Quinn

Businesses are composed of core functions, and they optimize them to succeed. In areas like finance, operations, and information technology, they prioritize investments, and look for continual improvement. But, with the shift in the competitive landscape, there’s a gap that’s being missed.

MWL Newsletter No 50

Jane Hart

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 28 January – 3 February 2018. Social learning

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How To Become A Centaur

Mind Hacks

Nicky Case (of Explorable Explanations and Parable of the Polygons internet fame) has a fantastic essay which picks up on the theme of my last Cyberselves post – technology as companion, not competitor.

Skeptical Optimist or Hopeful Cynic? A Science Mindset

Clark Quinn

Is there any difference? At core, my new book is about learning science. And, as I’ve lamented before , the lack of understanding of cognitive science is a barrier to better L&D. However, it takes a certain mindset to put this into practice in practical ways.

What are the priorities for L&D in the modern workplace? Our survey says …

Jane Hart

I recently ran a short survey about the role of L&D in the modern workplace. In this article I want to share the results and describe what I think it shows for the priorities for L&D in the modern workplace. Social learning

no time, no learning

Harold Jarche

I do a fair bit of public speaking. I doubt that much of it has changed anyone’s behaviour. I may have presented some new ideas and sparked some thinking. With a one-hour lecture, you cannot expect more.

Let’s #ReclaimSocial Media for Social Good

Beth Kanter

Earlier this week, I had the honor of kicking off the first day of a week of workshops for 50 women’s right leaders from the United States through a program called “ Tech2EmpowerUSA.”

A Qualified Fail

Doc Searls

Power of the People is a great grabber of a headline, at least for me.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January 21 issue of the NY Times Magazine included a very good article, Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble , by science writer Steven Johnson.

About this change to the site…

Clark Quinn

So, I’d been unhappy with how hard it was to update my site. It had some problems, but I was afraid to change it because of the repercussions. Well, it turns out that’s not a problem! So what you see is my first stab at a new site. A little background… My ISP, a good friend, colleague, and mentor, was making some changes to how my sites are implemented.

PebblePad and Modern Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Yesterday, in a free seminar at the Learning Technologies 2018 Expo hall in London, I gave a short presentation with Shane Sutherland, the CEO of PebblePad, about how their personal learning platform underpins Modern Professional Learning, as well as how it provides a new employee-centred “learning technology” to support learning … Social learning

For The Love Of

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Love is not an illusion but an intrusion Of the soul, the heart and the mind. Love is not for sale but to set sail. Dan's Related Posts: A Shooting Dallas Star. We May Not Always. In Victim. O Canada My Canada. Thanks for reading.

Guest Post: Facebook Video Tips from Non-Profit Marketers

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Is Facebook Live or posting videos part of your nonprofit’s strategy for 2018? It should be. Using a tool like Animato can make it easy for your nonprofit to create DYI videos, but to be successful you need to develop a strategy and use compelling storytelling.

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Mics Matter

Doc Searls

Sometimes you get what you pay for. In this case, a good microphone in a bluetooth headset. Specifically, the Bose Soundsport Wireless : I’ve had these a day so far, and I love them. But not just because they sound good. Lots of earphones do that.

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21st Century Issue: Can You Choose Fewer Work Hours?

Nine Shift

Fantastic 21st century issue being tackled in Germany. Should you be able to choose to work fewer hours? Europe, of course, is where many if not most of the 21st century issues are being addressed, including energy credits (getting paid by the electric company), congestion pricing, whether someone can receive a work email after 6 pm; monopolies by Google; democracy; paternity leave; gender equity; trains; and hacking. .

The necessary program?

Clark Quinn

Things are moving faster, and careers are supposed to be changing more frequently. What does that mean for university degrees (or other employment preparation)?

The current work of L&D (survey)

Jane Hart

This is Part 2 of the L&D survey I am running. This part looks at how much time you spend on a range of L&D activities, as well as how much time you would like to spend on them. Social learning

So It’s Been About Behaviour All This Time?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: A recent reflection of mine, specific to those that have tried to sell technology to organizations. Dan's Related Posts: The Hare, the Tortoise and the Jackass of Social HR. Selling Yourself & Your Ideas is the New 20 Percent Time. L E A D E R S H I P. Interlocutors of 2012 (the goats are better for it). Lessons in Leadership From Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

Break Your Mobile Phone Addiction: There’s An App for That and More

Beth Kanter

Having trouble getting that mobile phone out of your hands and checking it when you need to focus on work? There’s an app that can help you break your mobile phone addiction and it makes it fun. The app is called Forest that turns putting down your phone into a game. Here’s how it works.

culture is complex

Harold Jarche

I am in a rural village in France enjoying my last day here before heading home. This week was spent mostly in Paris, running a workshop and meeting with a few people. One of the frequent topics was AI: artificial intelligence, not actionable insights.

How to Write a Letter

Nine Shift

Yes, writing a letter is an art. And yes, even Baby Boomers don't know how to write a letter. . My father wrote his five kids a letter once a week. He used carbon paper (look it up) while typing them to get five copies. Every five weeks I would get the original. . So when my son expressed interest (subtly of course, but he tells his mother he reads every one of my letters) in getting letters, I looked back to my father's letters to see how he did it.

A broader view of Augmented Reality

Clark Quinn

I was answering some questions about a previous post of mine on AR, and realized I have made some unnecessary limitations in my own thinking. And I may not be the only one! So I thought I’d share my thoughts on a broader view of augmented reality.

10 reasons to modernize workplace training

Jane Hart

The current training model can no longer keep pace with the speed of business and the continuous nature of change. It is time to give it an overhaul. Here are 10 issues associated with current training approaches and some brief pointers about how they can be addressed. Social learning

It’s Time To Bring The Gig Economy To Employees

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Organizations are missing out on a glorious opportunity to improve employee engagement. It’s time to bring a modified version of the so-called Gig Economy to. Dan's Related Posts: I Detached on Holiday. I Didn’t Unplug. You Should Too. Five Leadership Tips For Uber’s New CEO. How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy. Alarming Trends in CIPD Employee Outlook Survey.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

Beth Kanter

For the past five years, I’ve been an adjunct professor at Middlebury College in Monterey teaching a graduate course called “ Networked International Organizations ” for students pursuing an advanced degree in International Development.

Cynefin: Foundations Training and Retreats – 2018

Dave Snowden

As we accelerate into 2018 we are excited to offer a full slate of our 2-day Cynefin & Complexity Foundations training. This year we will be introducing liminal Cynefin and integrating this significant evolution of the framework into our practitioner course. Here is a listing of our current foundations courses together with booked instructors scheduled for each location: Portland, Oregon – 27 & 28 Feb (M. Cheveldave & D. Walsh). Sydney, Australia – 28 Feb & 1 Mar (Z.

Gen Y Likes Letters From Their Parents

Nine Shift

The young woman at the hotel front desk had no idea the village has a mailbox. The mailbox is right next to the grocery store, kinda hard to miss. A pretty good English speaker, she also did not know the word for "stamp" in English (sello in Spanish, which she did know). . But when I told her my son, about her age, liked me to write a letter and mail it once a week, she smiled and eagerly told me my son was not alone and that people her age liked getting letters from their parents. .


permanent truths

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “To believe that our beliefs are permanent truths which encompass reality is a sad arrogance. To let go of that belief is to find safety.”

MWL Newsletter No 52

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 11-17 February 2018. Social learning

Re: Prime Minister Trudeau’s Bad Balance Sheets are Bad News for Canada

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to John Reid, Prime Minister Trudeau’s Bad Balance Sheets are Bad News for Canada. As the representative of Canada’s innovation sector you have a responsibility to promote the good of the industry as a whole. This column does not do that, and if the recommendations were followed, would result in significant harm to the industry. The major thread in your post is that Canada should eliminate deficit spending and reduce the debt. This is questionable advice in most circumstances.

The Societal Changes in Puerto Rico That May Affect You

Nine Shift

Some of the societal changes in Puerto Rico from the hurricane that, combined with the larger context of America, may affect you. There's less health care, poorer health insurance, which is one reason people are moving to the states. Big corporations are ready to swoop in and turn Puerto Rico into a rich-poor Disney land, buying up land and putting up fancy expensive "American" resorts and paying Puerto Ricans minimum wages. . Some young people are defiant in wanting to stay here.