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Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace

Note: The following article appears in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills – May 2014. This is the “No Flash Required” version. Complexity is the new normal We are so interconnected today that many cannot imagine otherwise. Almost every person is connected to worldwide communication networks. News travels at the speed of a Tweet. Meanwhile, inside… Read more »

A roadmap for transition

There is general consensus in this part of the world that the modern enterprise is a broken structure. Dissatisfaction with employment runs high, even at a time when it is difficult for many to find a full-time job. Just one, of many, examples is a 2013 Gallup Report that shows that 70 percent of workers… Read more »

A simple approach to KM

Knowledge management (KM) does not have to be a major enterprise effort. But the lack of a KM strategy can be a drag on innovation or hamper decision-making in a knowledge intensive organization. While not perfect, a simple approach to KM may be better than none at all, and preferable to a flawed and expensive… Read more »

Old dogs, new tricks

Senior folks have seen technology hucksterism too many times before to fall for hard sell, but equally more and more of them are becoming aware that, partly thanks to the internet, things are changing as never before. They know that they need to get their heads around what is happening – even if they decide… Read more »

A portrait of a conversation

I talk a lot about the narration of work, how it can help implicit knowledge to flow, and how our collective words can become a force for change. Recently, I’ve been watching a most interesting narration of the art of painting, from the perspective of the subject. This is not any subject, but a professor… Read more »

PKM in 2013

“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” —Thierry de Baillon Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. But what we loosely call knowledge, using terms like knowledge-sharing or knowledge capture,… Read more »

Aligned principles for an open, networked society

Via Ross Dawson, here are Don Tapscott’s four principles for the open world: Collaboration. The boundaries of organizations are becoming more fluid and open, with the best ideas often coming from outside. Transparency. Open communication to stakeholders is no longer optional, as organizations become naked. Sharing. Giving up intellectual property, including putting ideas into the… Read more »

What's working in social business

What’s working in social business in 2012? This is the question that CMSWire asked me to write about. In my opinion, technology sales, marketing campaigns and the speakers circuits are doing well. Implementation and organizational change are lagging far behind. Like the knowledge management and e-learning hype phases of the 90’s and ’00’s respectively, social… Read more »

The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon

What should a true learning organization look like? W. Edwards Deming understood that systemic factors account for more organizational problems, and therefore more potential for change, than any individual’s performance. The role of managers should be to manage the system, not the individual functions. The real barrier to systemic change, such as becoming a learning… Read more »

Three Principles for Net Work

Work is changing The nature of work is changing in our increasingly networked economy. What was considered good, dependable work in the 20th century is now getting automated or outsourced. Automated tellers have replaced thousands of bank clerks but even more advanced jobs are getting automated as we connect the world with computers. The New… Read more »