Category Archives: Challenge

Changing culture: evolving values and needs in the Social Age

You can view organisational culture in two ways: created by the organisation and inhabited by people, or co-created by the people and framed by the organisation. I subscribe to the latter view, recognising that tribal knowledge and experience massively influences … Continue reading

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Collaboration and the proliferation of ideas

I’m in New York this week presenting at a conference and developing new ideas. I love these events: a chance to share thoughts, forcing me to create narratives that weave through the many different stories and ideas i get to … Continue reading

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Denied: outdated models of authority and control in the Social Age

I’ve spent the weekend in New York, walking through the city, feeling the history but also the change. Even since i was last here a year ago, so much has changed, evolved. Somehow it works, it’s constantly dynamic, a city … Continue reading

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The narrative of authentic change in the Social Age

In the Social Age, change is constant: only those organisations and individuals who recognise this and adapt can thrive. Agility is the key: agility in technology, in mindset, in skills, in learning. A shift in mindset needs to be away … Continue reading

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A methodology for learning. Part 6 – Assessment

In this series of articles, i’m exploring my Learning Methodology in more detail. We started by examining Context, the contract for the learning, and moving onto Demonstration, where we illustrate our points. Then into Exploration, with a chance to play … Continue reading

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The Social Business

We’ve been exploring the Social Age from a number of angles recently: Social Leadership, the Social Contract, Social Technology. Today, as i sit on the train to London, i’m reflecting on the Social Business. What does a social business look … Continue reading

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Legacy, lethargy, and the need to be #agile

Only agile organisations will thrive in the Social Age, but the barriers to agility are multifold. Some attitudinal, some technical, some about capability and competence. Innovation and creativity are strangled by legacy and lethargy. But we don’t have to live … Continue reading

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Building a marketplace for ideas: #diversity for social learning

Communities are built on consensus: they tolerate difference and thrive on diversity, but only within limits. Stretch them too far and there will be a break. I’ve been revisiting ideas around community, moderation and the creation of meaning this week … Continue reading

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Social Gaming for Learning: a practical exploration of #gamification

For many years i was able to maintain an illusion of competence when it came to the xBox. Every Monday night, Rich and I would get a pizza and invest/waste the evening playing such classics as Halo, Gears of War … Continue reading

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Manifesto for the Social Age: A first draft of the narrative

I had two conversations yesterday that prompted me to think a little. I was talking about Social Leadership and Social Learning with Sarah, in the UK and Marissa in the US. There was a common narrative to both conversations, so … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptability, Agile, Authority, Challenge, Change, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Control, Culture, Ideas, Informal Spaces, Leadership, Learning, Learning Culture, Learning Technology, Meaning, Mobile Learning, Narrative, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments