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21st Century Organizations: Applying Network Science

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This is not the Christakis image, but makes clear why "structure" in networks is getting attention, especially when the goal is to replicate what's working in networks for determinedly producing change: .

Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

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Revolution in fabrication of physical computing (making things), which changes business models for how we buy, uses and store objects. When Fish and Farmland Are Scarce: Yemen and the Horn of Africa -Climate change feeds anarchy in poor societies.

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In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

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e20s was a management rather than technology conference, with organizational impact and change the elephant in the room. Industry change Leadership Trends Web 2.0

Enterprise 2.0: The Human Challenge

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Conference was all about change and especially the human challenges the rate of technology advance pose. to Web 2.0.This time around, that change translates to the firm arrival of Web 3.0 Having visited the Paris Enterprise 2.0 Summit in February, June 18, I made the trip to Boston to compare developments at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. Others have captured this event including: . Bill Ives Enterprise 2.0 Boston 2012: Summary List of My Notes .

SEC Climate Change Disclosure 10-k Race Opens 2012

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It’s ironic that the SEC’s 2010 interpretation of a previous Climate Change 10-k Disclosure ruling of the material impacts to a business is equivalent to a 10k foot race. An excellent panel discussion – SEC Climate Change Disclosure Requirements and what you need to know took place in late November at Baruch’s Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity. The panelists painted a landscape of conflicting behaviors from all stakeholders interpreting climate change impacts.


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Both tried changes – brand image and privacy policy without involving customers in the decision making process. Similar data indicates massive failure of most organizational change processes due do lack of inclusion of the affected parties. What do Tropicana and Facebook.

Game Change: A Better World, WoW

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We are in a constant state of change, contrary to the description proffered by many organization change models. The challenge I see for organizations is to direct our inherent ability to change and/or speed it up.

Hazel Henderson & Hopenhagen: The Challenge of Change

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Time to Change. Changing mindsets and practices is no easy feat. To create a grassroots movement that’s powerful enough to influence change."

"Socially Challenged" - Putting the WHO in Enterprise 2.0 at Frankfurt Workshop

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tools are changing the way work gets done and impacting where control lies. Change the patterns of participation, and you change the organization. Thanks to Bjoern Negelmann and his exceptional team organizing Enterprise 2.0

Peer Financing for Developers & Diaspora: A Glimpse to the Future of Work and Business

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The recent downsizing and destruction of full time jobs that came with the financial crisis point to the changing dynamics of employment, to the " eLance economy " as f orecast by Tom Malone and Rob Laubacher in the ir 1 998 book and fluid organizations described in The Future of Work (2004). .

Enterprise 2.0 Boston June 2010 Highlights: Making Technology Work in Organizations

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Events Industry change Innovation Social Networks Social Tools Web 2.0As Marc Smith's Node XLS map reveals, recognized and aspiring Enterprise 2.0

The Power of Pull + Social Business Edge + 140 Character Conference= ?

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Change is in the Air and in Business It's spring in New York. The world is visibly changing with damaging winter storms given way to the joy and promise of blossoms and green.

Have Prediction Markets arrived as an Enterprise Knowledge Sharing & Innovation Platform?

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Why Projects Fail: Realities from the PMINJ Symposium

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Sponsorship changes. Monday, May 3, I was a privileged speaker at the Project Manager Institute New Jersey's (PMINJ) Annual Symposium. Suffice to say this was the best managed conference I've ever attended and congratulations to the all-volunteer team that made it possible.

Sustainable Enterprises: Innovation Intervention

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   Internally, value is created as employees grapple with developing innovations to adapt to an ever-changing business environment. 

Heads up Pepsi – Make Everyone a Winner!

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Looking Forward - Emerging and Declining Networks for 2009

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It is one thing to say we live in a networked, interconnected world but another to change our metaphors, language, economic models, and management practices. Tags: Complexity Connected Business Industry change Organizational Networks Organizational Performance Strategy Sustainability

The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: Book Reviews Invited, Please

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Sustainability = Innovation, Reinventing the Infrastructure & WSE™

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We see some of the usual culture change suspects executives must face – asking tough questions; what should the business be, how can we meet customers' needs differently, what are the implicit assumptions behind current practices?

Future of Web Apps (FOWA) Miami February 23-24: The Place to Be

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The FOWA Miama Conference web site promises: . "We’ve We’ve got some awesome speakers lined up for you this year and a ton more to come! It’s gonna be bigger and better than ever. So don’t miss out.". Scanning the speaker list suggests this is an understatement.

Open net?WORKing Organizations: Creating Sustainable Enterprises- ODNNY Pecha Kucha

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All relate to creating organizations built on intentional, value creating networks to ensure a constant flow of innovation and adaptation to changing market and environmental conditions. Tags: Collaboration Complexity Connected Business Industry change Innovation Leadership Organizational Networks Organizational Performance Strategy Sustainability

From Crowdsourcing to Collective Intelligence at Work: Organizations are the Key

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Facilitation Industry change Innovation Knowledge Facilitation Organizational Networks Organizational Performance Strategy The Knowledge Innvovation Network (of the University of Warwick Business School) recently convened a diversely thought provoking workshop addressing "Knowledge and Prediction Markets". Jed Christiansen did his always stellar job explaining the operation and value of prediction markets.

Why this Season of Web 2.0 Discontent?

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organizational structure, the inability of managers to understand the new levers of change, and a lack of understanding about how value is created using Web 2.0 Executives who are suspicious or uncomfortable with perceived changes or risks often call off these efforts. Industry change Organizational Networks Organizational Performance Social Networks Trends Has Web 2.0 lost it's sparkle? Finding multiple posts suggest an intriguing trend.

FOWA Miami: Where are the Women Application Developers?

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The Business of Community Networking Conference, March 24-26, Boston. Please Join Us

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Enterprise 2.0: A solution in search of a problem

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All the usual suspects are accounted for – resistance to change, too many tools, and not enough time.   Although the business of leaping can be pretty messy; just like the game, most of us have good intentions of moving forward, but we succumb to change fatigue. A CEO’s first question, after the decision to launch a new product or expand to a new market in a different geography, is WHO will lead this endeavor? states the EVP of HR of a global media giant.

Social Media: The Five-Year Forecast

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The Future of the Social Web, " by Jeremiah Owyang, a Forrester senior analyst, examines the monumental changes that have shaped -- and will continue to impact -- how consumers engage with each other. Operating on the assumption that consumer behavior is driving corporate innovation, transformation and design faster than any internal strategies it appears past time to wake-up and pay attention to the impact of social media.

The Contribution Revolution at Work: CNN Creating Value through Volunteer Co-Creation

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Well, if you’re not conducting an exercise like that at your organization, you risk missing the boat on a sea change that’s transforming business." ~ Steve Cook. A pointer from Rob Laubacher to The Contribution Revolution- Letting Volunteers Build Your Business by Scott Cook ( Harvard Business Review October 2008) came in perfect time for watching CNN's inauguration coverage.

Leading with a Network Mind

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On reflection, inspired by a nugget in a November 19 Financial Times article: The first IT-literate president , and based on our work helping organizations adapt to changing conditions and finding resistance from vested interests and mindsets, there's a case for a discussion on mindsets being the book's chapter one.

It's not the 30's

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Jenny Ambrozek posted on our recently published The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook which talks about the ability to change mental models in chapter 2 as a critical factor in envisioning a sustainable future. the mental model change includes measures of success. “We It is not the 30’s and the Obama Public Works. announcement 12/6/08 affords an opportunity to build a “sustainable” infrastructure.

When Context Transcends Change Management


What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if research keeps telling us, over and over again, how ’ most change efforts fail ’ ? Do we still think that organisations can change?

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From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

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Global change systems are evolving all around us. But is there a way to strengthen them and speed the pace of transformation to address critical issues of health, climate and poverty? In Milan last week a dozen people met for … Net Dev

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Change Experts’ Change Challenge

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What are the impediments to scaling change strategies to address the global breadth and transformational depth of critical issues? Conversations at MIT and Oxford meetings in October, and discussions over the past few months with large system change experts , … Blog Change

Five Large Systems Change Trends

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Anyone working on big change issues should have an eye to mega system changes. Five of these are laid out as the basis for optimistic directions – the megatrends to ride and amplify – in Thinking the Twenty-First Century: Ideas … Change

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Part 2: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

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Part 1 described global energy as a change system with five subsystems. and “What must it do well, in order to realize its change goal?” Academically, these questions lead … Change The question was then asked: “What makes a (sub) system successful?”

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Why So Many Social Change Organizations Struggle

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When nonprofit organizations with issue-specific, niche missions organize themselves around individual donor fundraising, it creates waste, dysfunction and drains power away from real social change. Social Change attention donor engagement fundraising nonprofit philanthropy social change

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Change Leadership Challenge 3: Embedding Change

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This is the third in a series of posts about change leadership. Embed your change in to the fabric of your organization. Unfortunately, employees have enough negative experiences with aborted initiatives to be cautious when leaders hype a new change. Change Navigation Leadershi

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More than Rumours: Facebook Changes #Australia

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Some of the interface changes I am seeing or have seen: . For my students: So Facebook has around 1,000 to 1,500 versions running at anyone time (split A/B testing of interface, algorithms etc). ENGAGEMENT swapped out for Likes in the public facing ‘numbers’ area of a Page.

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Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

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The annual conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals was lively, friendly, and fun. What’s Hot: Using Neuroscience for Change Management. Using findings from neuroscience to help guide change is still hot. Promote change leader modeling.

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Systems Change Funding

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Wondering how grantmaking can be more systemic and transformative? A great Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide helps answer that question. Although aimed for grantmakers, it’s also valuable for donor agencies and those applying for funding. The guide is the product of … Net Dev

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