Posts Categorized: Wirearchy

Managing in a networked world

In 2009, Anthony Poncier wrote a good post (in French) that covered the eight challenges of management in the virtual era; loosely translated as: Being concurrently nomadic and collaborative. Renewing the workplace social contract. Creating new modes of leadership. Creating value, not just revenue. The production of collective knowledge. Managing with both IQ and EQ (emotional… Read more »

The future's so bright: Workers gotta wear shades

What is the future of the corporate model in a knowledge society? Networked workplaces are on the rise and are challenging the large corporation model. For instance, many big web companies have comparatively few staff. They leverage their networks. But the corporation is not going to become suddenly extinct, as most of our laws and… Read more »

Virtual Trust

Virtual work can significantly reduce useless meetings, eliminate commuting time and free up time for knowledge workers to focus on what is important: being creative and dealing with complex problems. Virtual work also changes the organizational dynamic. Because you can’t watch each person and micro-manage the work, the organization must come up with real performance… Read more »

Fix the workplace

Higher value, paid work is increasingly complex and requires greater creativity. This is how the world works today.  Competition is global. Everything else is getting automated & outsourced it seems. Even lawyers are not immune to this. In a workplace requiring creative solutions to complex problems, learning and working must be integrated. We need to actually… 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 »

Organizational architecture

Why do people do bad things? Is it because they have to? Here is Gary Stager discussing a re-enactment of the famous Milgram Experiment: One of the subjects in the television program was a 7th grade teacher who explained that she didn’t stop shocking the learner because as a teacher she had learned when a student’s complaints were… Read more »

Crossing the social media threshold

My ongoing conversation with Michael Cook continues (Organizational Development Talks: OrgDevTalk), with these thoughts: Harold: With the delays that seem to be following each of your recent responses to me you may be thinking I have fallen through the web someplace and cannot find my way back. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth, although I… Read more »

Embrace chaos

When I discussed Emergent Value, some very good comments ensued, from Jon Husband, Gordon Ross, Peg Boyles, Ollie Gardener and Monika Hardy. This image was my first attempt to show how real value creation happens at the edge of organizations and requires different management and communications practices. Social networks, collaboration and cooperation must be the… Read more »

A Working Smarter Conversation

Join the five of us for an online conversation Ask a question; win a book. Then register to join us online on 30 March 2011 We will discuss whatever interests you in the realm of Working Smarter. Do you have burning questions about social learning, web 2.0, or working smarter? Want to find out how other… Read more »