Posts By: Harold Jarche

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein. For the past century, management practice has focused very much on error reduction, with practices such as Six Sigma, especially in manufacturing. “Fifty-eight of the top Fortune 200 companies bought into Six Sigma, attesting to the appeal of eliminating errors…. Read more »

gamers, artists, and citizens

Gamers Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete. But we often continue with the same habits until something goes wrong. Few of us do the equivalent of ‘looking under the hood’. We learn enough… Read more »

art and monopolies

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.”—Nina Simone, via @PENamerican “It seems my latest hobby is finding interesting artists to follow on Instagram. Art as a refuge etc.”… Read more »

mastery and models

Personal Knowledge Mastery Harvard Business Review described The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, as one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years. The five disciplines necessary for a learning organization are: Personal Mastery Mental Models Shared Vision Team Learning Systems Thinking (which integrates the other four) These disciplines have influenced my professional… Read more »

populism is the first refuge of a scoundrel

Why is populism so darned popular in many parts of the world today? In stark terms, Cas Mudde, a Dutch political scientist, has defined populism as “an ideology that considers society to be ultimately separated into two homogeneous and antagonistic groups, ‘the pure people’ versus ‘the corrupt elite.’” … “Populism presents a Manichean outlook, in… Read more »

pkm à montréal

Il devient de plus en plus évident que plusieurs de nos structures organisationnelles actuelles et leurs approches de leadership sont inadéquates pour un monde où les réseaux fluides ont remplacé les hiérarchies rigides du passé. Un nouveau paradigme de gestion émerge de cette nouvelle réalité. Nous devons revoir nos structures et systèmes d’environnement de travail… Read more »

beta conversation 2017-03-08

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Wednesday, March 8th at 16:00 GMT/UTC (08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 17:00 CET). The subject will be the topics discussed in working in perpetual beta. This is part of a regular series of web discussion on topics I have written about in the perpetual beta series. Each… Read more »

the arts in perpetual beta

Next month I will be facilitating a workshop at The Arts in a Digital World Summit, hosted in Montreal by the Canada Council for the Arts. Among other things, the summit will be a chance to share knowledge, mobilize – and possibly even incubate projects. We’ll consider our digital reality as an opportunity to: develop… Read more »

lucky 13

Today marks 13 years of blogging here, with 2,901 posts. I have just returned from 3 weeks in Europe, working with several people and organizations who first connected through my blog. Next month I will be contributing to the Arts in a Digital World Summit because the organizers found me through this blog. The ability… Read more »

friday’s finds #292

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” —@kasparov63 “The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy… Read more »