Posts Categorized: Wirearchy

Changing how people and organizations interact

Jon Husband has recently published a paper, What is wirearchy? In case this is a new term, the definition of wirearchy is was posted on the top right of my site. In the paper, Jon starts with the origin of the framework: In that context of ubiquitous impact, reams have been written about the erosion… Read more »

Don’t look to business schools for leadership

Business schools tout themselves as thought-leaders, but they only appeared on the scene after the mass production industrial model had been proven. We shouldn’t expect leadership from our academic institutions, with their profitable business schools, until we have a proven new organizational model for the post-industrial era. Actually, business schools may be to blame for… Read more »

Starting an Online Community

There are several factors that should be looked at when creating a collaborative working/learning space. I’ve previously referred to Column Two’s three tiers of collaboration – Capacity, Capability & Strategy and it’s a good model to start with. Part of capacity are the existing processes and culture of collaboration while capability includes the best tools… Read more »

Break down the walls

If we don’t bust down the industrial-age silos in our organizations, their walls will inevitably crash down on us. Just ask the News department that had walls between print and the Web. Three years ago Jon Husband called for an amalgamation of support functions in the networked workplace or eOD (e-OrganizationalDevelopment). Luis Suarez has suggested… Read more »

Disruptive business models already here

The Great Disruption is on. Globalized, kleptocratic powers are trying to control the change by grabbing the monetary system while at the same time the Web has enabled empowering, grassroots initiatives like Kiva.org to spring up. As stock prices plummet and currency fluctuates, even the unwashed masses, who never understood derivatives, are realizing that money… Read more »

Social media without the BPR

Last night at ThirdTuesdayNB the conversation came around to how to implement social media in large, bureaucratic organizations without creating a white elephant type of project that takes years to implement. Michele Martin just posted some social media baby steps that have worked for her, particularly: Static website => blog Wikis for committee work to… Read more »

New roles for the networked workplace

The best definition of a professional I’ve seen comes from David Williamson Shaffer, author of How computer games help children learn [not really about children] as: anyone who does work that cannot be standardized easily and who continuously welcomes challenges at the cutting edge of his or her expertise Let’s face it, no professional can… Read more »

Management experts recommend Wirearchy

Some of the best known management experts were brought together last year to “lay out an agenda for reinventing management“. Their premise was that 1) management models are important social technologies; 2) that the current models are out-of-date; and that 3) we need to develop more human models for the near future. The 25 recommendations… Read more »

CSTD Presentation References

Here are the links for my presentation today on The Future of the Training Department for the Canadian Society for Training & Development: Main Article co-authored with Jay Cross Slideshare presentation Wirearchy framework Cluetrain Manifesto Cynefin framework Delicious bookmarks on Personal Knowledge Management Creative Commons search engine for shareable images Wikimedia Commons for shareable and… Read more »

Why the Government of Canada needs PKM

David Eaves writes in Why the Government of Canada needs Bloggers: “One theme that came up was that public servants feel they are suffering from information overload. There is simply so much going on around them and it is impossible to keep up with it all. This is especially true of those in the senior… Read more »