Latest thoughts: A Connected Enterprise for the Network Era
Connected Leadership: How is leadership in a hyper-connected workplace different?
Leadership by Example: In connected leadership, people can be both teachers and learners.
LEARNING TO WORK
The Connected Workplace: Today’s digitally connected workplace demands a completely new set of skills.
From Hierarchies to Wirearchies: Becoming a wirearchy requires new organizational structures that incorporate communities and networks.
The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon: What should a true learning organization look like?
In Networks, cooperation trumps collaboration: Shifting our emphasis from collaboration, which still is required to get some work done, to cooperation, in order to thrive in a networked enterprise, means reassessing some of our assumptions and work practices.
WORKING TO LEARN
Social Learning for Business: Here’s an elevator pitch, in 10 sentences, for social learning, which is what really makes social business work.
Work is learning & learning is the work: We have come to a point where organizations can no longer leave learning to their HR or training departments.
The Knowledge Sharing Paradox: The knowledge sharing paradox is that enterprise social tools constrain what they are supposed to enhance.
An organizational knowledge-sharing framework: Explicit knowledge is easier to codify and more suitable for enterprise-wide initiatives, while implicit knowledge requires personal interpretation and engagement to make sense of it.
The New Challenge for Learning Professionals: (PDF) Work isn’t what it used to be, which means training should have changed too, but has it? In this paper I discuss what the learning landscape of 2013 and beyond will look like according to what’s working now and what’s not in online training.
A Framework for Social Learning: (PDF) (Inside Learning Technologies & Skills) Making social learning work at work is not trivial, but quite possible if you understand the bigger picture.
Workscapes as Frameworks for Change: (Internet Time Alliance) A workscape perspective can help management, HR and L&D professionals get away from the trees to see the forest, because business is a complex, interconnected ecosystem today.
Getting to social: you simply can’t train people to be social (Internet Time Alliance) My colleague, Jane Hart, notes, “… as for the new social and collaboration skills that workers require, well you simply can’t train people to be social!”
Working on Internet Time (PDF) Internet Time Alliance white paper. For the creative management that is necessary in today’s networked workplace, a new set of principles is required.
Three Principles for Net Work (PDF) Internet Time Alliance white paper on the principles of narration of work, transparency, and shared power.
Skills 2.0: (PDF) (as published in T&D Magazine) Web2.0 gives learning professionals an aptitude adjustment.
Personal Knowledge Management
The subject of PKM has been discussed a lot here so I’ve aggregated the more important posts in order to provide an overview and a starting point on the subject. Link to PKM
Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on Twitter and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye. I do this as a reflective thinking process and also in order to take some of what I’ve learned and put it on a platform I can control, my blog. Link to Friday’s Finds
I regularly review books that I have read and feel are worth recommending to others. Writing a review forces me to reflect on what I have found is important. Disclosure: I use Amazon affiliate links, for which I receive a small commission and then use any gift certificates to subsidize the purchase of more books. Also, I sometimes receive free books from publishers.