Posts Categorized: Wirearchy

Pitching work literacy

Bill Brantley responded to my post on work literacy: In fact, as the rise of social network-based learning has demonstrated, employees no longer need the company to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is the conundrum for those of us who would like to help organisations [and get paid] in enabling their employees to… Read more »

The work literacy gap

Yes, there is a work literacy gap. My experience shows that in North America, where I have done most of my work, a significant portion of the workforce has not been able to develop the skills to learn for themselves. This does not mean that they lack basic learning skills. What they lack are tools,… Read more »

Wanted: New organisational models

More of us are working in a networked economy, driven by the enormous, ubiquitous Internet. Working in a network appears to be most effective for chaotic and complex environments, where the Cynefin model prescribes: Complex, in which the relationship between cause and effect can only be perceived in retrospect, but not in advance, the approach… Read more »

An ecosystem of knowledge

Jon Husband dragged up an older post about blogging, that concludes: Finally, an ecosystem of knowledge can develop that consists of the aggregated sets of links and content the participants in a blogalogue create. And this “body of knowledge” and understanding remains online, available to anyone who cares to become involved. Advocates of blogging know… Read more »

Your valued opinion on work and life in the 21st Century

One of my favourite blogs is Nine Shift and the book of the same title is still worth reading, even after being in publication since 2003. Bill & Julie have recently been asking several questions that warrant comments, so I’m linking to them here: What you are doing in response to expensive gas. If you… Read more »

NRC IRAP Workshop Follow-up Links

Here are the follow up notes from the session in Halifax this afternoon on Open Source and Web 2.0. The Open Source Initiative Social Bookmarks, that are searchable and shareable, on the topics of Open Source and Web 2.0 Videos: Web 2.0 Open Source by Greg Papadopoulos Yochai Benkler (author of The Wealth of Networks)… Read more »

Going Solo

I would have loved to attend the Going Solo conference in Switzerland last week, but alas I had neither the time nor the budget to fly across the Atlantic. I’m starting to see more interest in the option of freelancing and I think that some of this has to do with demographics (aging boomers looking… Read more »

A Partnership Economy

Jon Husband, whom I finally had the chance to meet in person this week, sent me a link to a 1999 article by management guru Peter Drucker. Jon tells me that this article helped spark his concept of wirearchy. In Beyond the Information Revolution, Drucker explains the similarities between the printing; industrial and information revolutions…. Read more »

School Buses – A symptom of a larger problem

CBC News reports that: The P.E.I. government will be taking about a third of its school buses off the road immediately, and pulling the rest on Thursday and Friday after problems were found in some of the vehicles, the province announced … All of the province’s older buses, 104 of the 320 vehicles, were being… Read more »

Net Working

Le Café (Clark, Dave, George, Jane, Jay, and me) is in its infancy as a group of collaborators, but we’ve just finished an exercise that I think really shows the power of networks. Jay is on-site with a large company and during the day many questions came up that needed more reflection and multiple perspectives…. Read more »