Posts By: Harold Jarche

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 »

our crisis in network leadership

This pandemic has become a crisis in network leadership. Last June, I wrote — our wake-up call On 6 June 1944 the First Canadian Army landed at Normandy. It had never been tested in battle as a formation. The complications of drills in England had been replaced by the complexity of war and the chaos… Read more »

best finds of 2020

Here are some of the best of my fortnightly Friday’s Finds of 2020. Happy New Year 2021! “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” —Maya Angelou “The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.” —Ernest Hemingway… Read more »

carol of the masks

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds and these are the last ones for 2020, a year few of us will forget. So shaken as we are, so wan with care, Find we a time for frighted peace to pant, And… Read more »

sometimes perfection is the enemy of the good

While many of our professions and organizations can deal with some complexity, few are adapted to deal with chaos on a large scale. Chaos — violent political action, climate change, pandemic — requires structures that promote curiosity and resolve. With frequent chaotic events to deal with we have to organize in temporary, negotiated hierarchies that… Read more »