The Connected Workplace: Today’s digitally connected workplace demands a completely new set of skills.
Connected Leadership: How is leadership in a hyper-connected workplace different?
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.
Coherent Communities: Effective, or coherent, knowledge-sharing requires not just collaboration, but also cooperation and especially connections (communities).
In Networks, Cooperation trumps Collaboration: Collaboration happens around some kind of plan or structure, while cooperation presumes the freedom of individuals to join and participate. Cooperation is a driver of creativity.
The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon: What should a true learning organization look like?
Social Learning, Complexity & the Enterprise: Organizations should focus on enabling practitioners to produce results by supporting learning through social networks. This (long) paper also discusses organizations as they evolve from simplicity to complexity and how to get social learning moving in an organization.
It’s not about knowledge transfer: Knowledge cannot be transferred. This is the big conceit of knowledge management.
Life in Perpetual Beta: Perpetual beta is my attitude toward learning – I’ll never get to the final release and my learning will never stabilize.
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.
Smarter Companies (2013) Discussion on changing organizational dynamics.
PKM Introduction (2012) Personal Knowledge Management
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 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.