Posts By: Harold Jarche

sensemaking in turbulence

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence — it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” —Peter Drucker “Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.” —Mignon McLaughlin, The… Read more »

working smarter 2020

In 2010 we conducted a project to cultivate a fully engaged, high performing workforce through rapid, collaborative, informal, & self-directed learning at a US-based health insurance company of about 20,000 employees. It is summarized in the working smarter case study. Jump ahead a decade and similar issues continue to face large organizations. My recent client challenge… Read more »

walking the leadership talk

I was a speaker at Amazon’s Global Learning Day in 2016 and one thing that struck me was how often one of the 14 principles of leadership would crop up in regular conversations I had during my three days in Seattle. As this event was focused on learning, someone made up stickers for principle #5… Read more »

six ways to make sense

One of the big consultancies is promoting ‘six ways’ to make sense of these complex times, or words to that effect. If you believe you are getting leading-edge thinking from these types of businesses, think again. Here is a story about a major consulting company, from one of its own. “Despite having no work or… Read more »

nursing care performance analysis case study

This was a presentation I gave to the Canadian Society for Training and Development in 2005. e-Learning and Communities of Practice in Healthcare During 2003 to 2004, we worked with a Montreal area hospital to implement online learning for nurses as they adopted the new McGill nursing care methodology, as well as the creation of… Read more »

a breath of fresh air

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Yes. It’s really only since wireless networks got fast enough to stream pictures to portable devices that everything changed, & enabled each individual person to live twenty-four/ seven in their own personalized hallucination stream.”… Read more »

retrieving the cooperative imperative

The biggest challenges facing us today are climate change and environmental degradation. The current pandemic is a symptom of these situations. These are complex issues without simple answers or explanations, because with complex problems the relationship between cause and effect is only seen after the fact. As H.L Mencken stated, “Explanations exist; they have existed… Read more »

overcome by events

I wrote the following in 2009 — Workplace learning in 2019 Much of the workforce will be distributed in time & space as well as in engagement (part-time, full-time, contract mix). More learning will be do-it-yourself and gathered from online digital resources available for free and fee. More workers will be used to getting what… Read more »

moving beyond training

Working smarter means that everyone in an organization learns from experience and shares with their colleagues as part of their work. Training is not enough — see the missing half of training. We cannot know in advance and prepare formal instruction for everything that people need to learn on the job today. The 70:20:10 framework… Read more »

an assumption of knowledge

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Word of the day is ‘sequaciousness’ (17th century): the blinkered, unreasoning, and slavish following of another, no matter where it leads.” —@suzie_dent “As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness… Read more »