Business Models for Global Transformation Networks
DECEMBER 1, 2016
What are the business models for Global Action Networks (GANs) – global multi-stakeholder change networks like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Transparency International (TI) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP)? That was the question addressed by a new report for … Net Dev
From Change Initiatives to Change Systems
OCTOBER 24, 2014
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
Part 2: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
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?”
Change Experts’ Change Challenge
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
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
Global Change Research: Radically Inter- and Transdisciplinary Environments
APRIL 23, 2013
Traditional science is failing our large systems change challenges. Climate change, for example, not only requires non-scientists to change – it requires scientists and the way they work to change as well. This is the core message of a new … Net Dev
Part 3: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
Part 1 introduced the concept of change system and five subsystems through a project on the global change system for electricity; Part 2 described the seven functions necessary for these systems to be effective. In this blog, these are integrated … Change
Creating a Global Ecosystems Change Strategy
OCTOBER 19, 2012
At MIT’s Sloan School of Business last Friday a group of leading large systems change experts explored how to advance global change strategies focused on transformation of industry ecosystems, through “(Industry) Ecosystems Labs”. The meeting was enlivened through participants’ deep, … Blog Net Dev
Frameworks for Global Change Network Strategy Development
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
A couple of weeks ago I spent some time with staff of the UN Global Compact Office (GC). We used some frameworks from my work with Global Action Networks to explore their applicability and potential usefulness for the… Net Dev Global Compact GRI PRI TI
Towards a Charter Moment – why we need Large System Change in Global Governance for Sustainability
MARCH 12, 2014
This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity. Global environmental protection has featured high on the … Change By: Ruben Zondervan – Executive Director, Earth System Governance Project.
Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems
OCTOBER 5, 2016
Issues such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, and health care are described as wicked, messy, complex, and multi-level: they involve many hundreds of o rganizations at a national level; at a global level this easily increases to many thousands.
Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges
DECEMBER 18, 2012
Just published is an article that asks the question : What design principles should guide people who aim to address global challenges like climate change, food security and the global financial crises? The article identifies four key “integration” challenges that … Net Dev
Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives
OCTOBER 24, 2016
You can call them whatever you would want to: ambassadors, champions, advocates, evangelists, connectors, change agents, etc.
Competencies for Effective Societal Change Systems
MAY 25, 2016
To be effective, Societal Change Systems (SCSs) develop seven roles that require distinct competencies. This conclusion arises from a large amount of research by many people, including work that I’ve done with Global Action Networks. Academically these roles are usually … Net Dev
Death and Rise of Global Action Networks
DECEMBER 12, 2011
And at the same time, new efforts are rising to create global multi-stakeholder change networks to end the trade of blood diamonds. The Kimberley Process (KP) is falling apart. A clear lesson of the demise is that “trust”… Net Dev
1st Global Conference on Positive Change
JANUARY 13, 2017
Join me and others at the 1st Global Conference on Positive Change 13 – 14 April 2017, The Netherlands … Net Dev
Creating Global Knowledge Sharing Networks at ConocoPhillips
Portals and KM
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
This will change everything in workplace IT support from designing workplace information strategies for collaboration, to delivering content experiences to people across channels, to engaging the next-generation workforce to serve customers better. On Friday I attended Driving Business Excellence With Formal, Global Networks led by Dan Ranta , Director of Knowledge Sharing, ConocoPhillips. Last week I attended Forrester's Content & Collaboration Forum 2011.
Rio+20: Large systems change experience reflection
JUNE 23, 2012
What does Rio +20 have to do with global change? It presents itself all about “change” and “transformation”…but what’s the strategy with the event? Consider the way things are organized. The NGOs are in tents on the beautiful Flamengo Beach; … Net Dev
IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights
Portals and KM
JANUARY 25, 2013
IBM found that these CMOs “painted a picture of a marketing landscape in the midst of major changes. IBM reported that while Investments in IT have long been the domain of the CIO, this is changing as CMOs increasingly impact IT investments in our changing social and digital world. To meet these changing demands, IBM has announced two web experience software suites, the IBM Customer Experience Suite and the IBM Intranet Experience Suite.
Transforming Conflict as large system change: Wednesday webinar
OCTOBER 19, 2015
Topic: The Global Partnership for Prevention of Conflict : Transforming conflict. Date: Wednesday, Oct. Time: 8am PT/ 11am ET/ 4pm UK/ 5pm CET. Place: https://zoom.us/j/6821486123 j/6821486123 or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) … Net Dev
The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online
John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration
MAY 26, 2009
Culture : Culture Reviews The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online By Kevin Kelly 05.22.09 The frantic global rush to connect everyone to everyone, all the time, is quietly giving rise to a revised version of socialism. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0
Social Networking's New Global Footprint | Nielsen Wire
John Tropea - Delicious Social Network
MARCH 10, 2009
RSS Contact Us Consumer Health Media And Entertainment Online And Mobile Politics Sports Social Networking’s New Global Footprint March 9th, 2009 Posted in Global , Media And Entertainment , Nielsen News , Online And Mobile | 26 Comments Two-thirds of the world’s Internet population visit social networking or blogging sites, accounting for almost 10% of all internet time, according to a new Nielsen report “ Global Faces and Networked Places.
Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes
APRIL 28, 2013
Theme: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” Social innovation labs are very popular as instruments for “changing the system” However, what actually happens in these labs? How do they help accomplish social change? How do we change values, etc.
Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898
Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy
JANUARY 7, 2013
Horse manure was a global problem until cars came along. TITLE: Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898. DISCUSSING CLIMATE CHANGE. climate change” – does anyone NOT have an opinion? blogs social media cars climate change horse poo manure
In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges
21st Century Organization
NOVEMBER 9, 2010
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
Forrester: Mobile Apps Will Change the IT Market and Drive Software Innovation
Portals and KM
APRIL 5, 2011
billion/year market globally by 2015. billion/year market globally by 2015. Forrester has issued a new report, Mobile App Internet Recasts The Software And Services Landscape: App Innovation On Phones Will Spread To Cars, Appliances And Entertainment by John C. McCarthy. It notes that while the explosion of app innovation started with the iPhone, the rise of the “App Internet” significantly impact the enterprise software and services market. Apple has over.
NEW ARTICLE: Realizing the Benefits of True Globalization
APRIL 12, 2017
Many organizations say they’re global. Few achieve the benefits of globalization. Their Global Public & Government Affairs (GPGA) division had offices all over the world, but they usually worked independently. The benefits of globalization weren’t apparent.
How Our Narratives Inform Our Hopes for Change
How to Save the World
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
But radical changes to existing systems are difficult, they are constantly resisted by the existing institutions, by the powerful people that benefit most from the status quo, and by the masses of people who fear they will lose something if the systems in which they are embedded were to be altered.
Culture, Change and Faith
Online Community Strategy
OCTOBER 31, 2013
It occurs to me that most organizations are in a similar state today – business models, culture, internal structure – basically most everything needs some level of transformation to thrive in the new increasingly connected and empowered market that is emerging globally.
WINGSForum: On networks and cultivating “more leaderful change agents”
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
WINGSForum 2014 will be the premier event for connecting with a global network of grantmakers, community foundation support organizations, and leaders in the sphere of philanthropy from across the globe.
Developing a Lobbi kit for local agents of change
MAY 21, 2013
Following a Lobbi strategy group meeting yesterday – which I trailed here – it looks as if one strand of development will focus on a kit of technology tools to support local change agents … that is people doing good stuff in their community.
F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design
John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation
MARCH 12, 2012
F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. The world is changing. The internet creates a huge disruptor to this model, and government legislation is the means to police and protect the present global economic model. ).
Student learning in a turbulent age
JUNE 20, 2015
The world is changing and there is a world beyond work. These are the dispositions that would help students to develop the qualities required for a world of challenge, qualities that will enable them to become global citizens who will help to bring about a better world.
5 Megatrends on the Intranet - Jane McConnell's Global Intranet Trends
Michael Sampson - Currents
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
Jane McConnell has started to share the conclusions of the 5th Annual Global Intranet Trends report and survey , including the five key megatrends. My overall summary is that leading firms are changing their Intranets from being a "place to post corporate stuff" to a "place where people get their work done." Read more about the 2011 Global Intranet Trends survey and report.
Introducing Lobbi – with bold aims to change politics locally and globally
MAY 18, 2013
Hoz writes: I returned to the UK in 2011 and decided to no longer work in a commercial industry and started on my journey to enhance global democracy. Downloading Democracy 2013 – Archived Live Stream from John Popham on Vimeo.
Realizing Large Systems Change
MARCH 20, 2015
Action Networks: Global to local structures for change. While change always requires local action, change efforts are almost … Net Dev The second in a free webinar series. Friday , March 27, 2015: 1-2 PM Eastern Time. Guests: Steve Waddell and Tom Bigda-Peyton.
Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges: Lessons from Global Action Networks
APRIL 10, 2012
Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges: Lessons from Global Action Networks. Abstract : Traditional organizations appear incapable of adequately addressing critical global issues such as war, climate change, and inequality. (Forthcoming). Organizational Design. Addressing these issues suggests the … Published Articles
Nohria: "Global century of business"
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
See Denison and Bray's " Harvard Business School Dean Is Bent on Change ," covering Nitin Nohria 's first day with the new students. Nohria: "If the 20th century was the American century of business, the 21st century really is becoming the global century of business." "Nohria said he intends to open Harvard Business School to wider influences, a job for which he feels particularly well suited."
Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Issues such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, and health care are described as wicked, messy, complex, and multi-level: they involve many hundreds of organizations at a national level; at a global level this easily increases to many thousands.
Change Networks Require Three Types of Expertise
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
The work of Global Action Networks (GANs) as global change networks requires three types of expertise. Particularly in their early days GANs lead with physical or substantive issue expertise… Change Net Dev FSC GRI large system change MSCThe types shift if importance as a network evolves.
Global Voices in the top 200 blogs
JANUARY 27, 2008
I've been a fan of Global Voices , since I discovered it. The slogan of Global Voices is: " The World is talking, are you listening ?" Reuters , the news agency, places a feeds from Global Voices. See above for the example of Global Voices of Ghana on the Ghanaian page.