Posts Categorized: SocialLearning

Adapting to Life in Perpetual Beta

On my services page, I [used to] have summarized my perspectives on 21st century work. It’s called: Adapting to Life in Perpetual Beta. There is no such thing as a social media strategy. There are only business strategies that understand networks. Collaborative and distributed work is becoming the norm. Social learning is how work gets… Read more »


Yes, I have called software vendors snake oil sellers. Last year I wrote, “Now social learning is being picked up by software vendors and marketers as the next solution-in-a-box, when it’s more of an approach and a cultural mind-set.” In 2005, social learning online was a fringe activity that we had to test using open source… Read more »

Social learning for collaborative work

The authors at Human Capital Lab say that social learning makes little sense and we should really be focused on collaborative learning: In its simplest form, collaborative learning is a model based on the idea that knowledge can be created through the interaction and collaboration of individuals. It is not driven by a specific tool,… Read more »

Social media for privacy officers

This morning I am presenting to the Council of Chief Privacy Officers in Montreal. My subject is social media in the enterprise and particularly why they are good for business. The presentation includes examples and links to social media policies bookmarks. Social Media (Chief Privacy Officers) View more presentations from Harold Jarche.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

The social learning revolution has only just begun. Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Jay Cross Social learning Note: This is a re-post and update of a previous article, originally published as a White Paper… Read more »

United by networked and social learning

In technologies for collaboration and cooperation I looked at how the differences between structured/informal and goal/opportunity oriented activities influence the design of the work/learning environment. Work Teams need to get things done. An effective collaborative work team integrates work and learning while focused on delivering products or services.  Open communications, keeping processes as simple as possible, releasing… Read more »

Are we awake?

Social business offers businesses a major opportunity for redefining the nature of work and the structure of companies, freeing knowledge workers from organizational-only pressure and defining a new social contract between customers, workers, firms and their ecosystem. On a dark side, it also gives companies novel ways to enforce business-as-usual and to further exploit the… Read more »

Finding the time for networked learning

A survey of small and medium sized businesses (SMB) showed workers spend about half their day on unproductive tasks: Knowledge Workers are among the largest staff component in a typical SMB SMB Knowledge Workers spend an estimated 36 percent of their time trying to Contact customers, partners or colleagues Find information Schedule a meeting Approximately… Read more »