Category Archives: Future

The Future of Learning is #Learning

We know how to learn: it’s a natural process, obfuscated by organisational intent and obstinate design. The future of learning is not in technology, although it will be all about technology, and it’s not about video, although it may be … Continue reading

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#FutureState – Resilience

I’m writing a series of essays exploring the future of organisations from different perspectives: social, technical, philosophical and practical. Today is another early stage #WorkingOutLoud piece as I think about resilience, specifically the ways that emergent technology may impact on … Continue reading

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Beyond Organisations

This is a #WorkingOutLoud post on some early thoughts for a Journal article. The stratification of society that we see today is not necessarily permanent. The structures of education, commerce, finance and business are simply those which have proved most … Continue reading

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The Future of Learning? It’s Here.

I’ve spent the last couple of days sharing stories and talking to some great people: curious, intrigued, speculating, experimenting and learning. Pondering how to take their organisations forward, how to adapt them, change them, to make them fit for the … Continue reading

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The Future of Organisations: scaffolded & reconfigurable

Everything will change. As the Industrial Age required us to build factories and dig coal from the ground, as the Knowledge Age required us to buy computers and go global, so the Social Age will bring change. Change of unimaginable … Continue reading

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Creating the Social Age: organisational and individual responsibility

The Social Age defines the new nature of work: no longer defined by time and place, but instead existing in the grey space between formal and informal, facilitated by networks and technology. The very nature of the relationship between organisations … Continue reading

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Learning and working in the #SocialAge. Starting the journey

I’ve started writing today on my new book: it’s an exploration of the changing nature of learning and working in the Social Age. I’ve been working with my communities on Twitter and LinkedIn to develop the structure and now am … Continue reading

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Centres of learning: books, libraries, enhanced content and learning communities

The new Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is superb: ten years work to renovate, refresh and rehang the galleries, resulting in a beautiful setting and interpretation of some of the finest artworks in the world. And a great library. My highlight yesterday … Continue reading

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Organisational Development and Competencies: the long and the short term view

Yesterday i met near London with one of my learning communities, one with a focus on organisational development and competencies. It was a rare chance to come together with a dozen great people to share ideas, experience and stories. The … Continue reading

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Road Trip: the old and the new

Driving down to Key West, you run over seven mile bridge. The road is great: phenomenal views, sunshine, palm trees and a relaxed feel. To one side, you can see sections of the old, semi derelict bridge. Some of it … Continue reading

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