How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. How is this organized? In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ). Does a knowmad want to work in a self-managing organization? George looked around for alternative ways of organizing. I am very curious whether organizations with self-management are places where people learn selfdirected.

2018 138

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. Community and organization are different social entities that represent different ways of participating in our human world. The most important point is that community and organization can support and augment each other, or can hobble each other.

2018 100

Community – organization difference

Learning Alliances

Since I did a talk at CHIFOO last May , I continue to think about situations where a community and an organization coincide or are closely intertwined. Hierarchical organization chart.

2016 176

Networks, Organizations and Movements

Alchemy of Change

When thinking about social change movements, networks teach us that it all comes down to the human connection. People Power Movement as Network networks nonprofits Occupy social change social movements Tea Party

2012 219

How “Membranes” Build Great Organizations

Alchemy of Change

In this article, you’ll learn about a new way of thinking about organizational boundaries; one that helps connect what’s inside the organization with what’s outside it. Let’s take a break from the biology lessons and bring this all back to organizations.

2011 282

Dialogic Organization Development and Transformational Change

Networking Action

Dialogical Organization Development is a label Bob Marshak and I have … Blog Change By Gervase Bushe – Simon Fraser University. This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity.

2013 225

One organizing strategy against Trump

Chris Corrigan

Essentially I am arguing for good old fashioned community organizing. If you are a white person it is a powerful use of your privilege to connect with and empathize with the Trump army in an effort to organize them to look at their own condition and watch it change.

2017 77

Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization

The Bumble Bee

Very nice short article by Harold Jarche in his blog "Life in Perpetual Beta" which revisits the 4 key zones of Bioteams: Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization.

Primer on Organization Network Dynamics & Analysis

Partnering Resources

The new NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change features thirty-four chapters designed to help leaders and practitioners bring about meaningful change in organizations. Partnering Resources’ founder Maya Townsend contributed “Organization Network Dynamics and Analysis” to the book. The article covers: Three kinds of organization networks: connectivity, action, and alignment networks. We know that networks exist.

2014 180

The Most Overlooked Asset in Organization Change

Partnering Resources

Organizations have been changing for millennia, but people still struggle to lead change effectively. Luckily, organizations have a hidden asset that leaders can use to accelerate change.

Assets 138

How People Define Smart Organizations: The Biology of Great Organizations Part II

Alchemy of Change

We can learn a lot about organizations from biology. In my last post, I wrote about how the membrane of the cell provides a new perspective on the way organizations connect with the world around them. Outward-facing roles in organizations are nothing new.

2011 277

Why So Many Social Change Organizations Struggle

Alchemy of Change

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

2012 196

The Social Organization According to Gartner

Portals and KM

Many of you are familiar with the McKinsey studies that provided concrete quantified benefits (see for example, How social technologies are extending the organization ). Here is a book that gets senior managers ready for the next evolution in business: The social organization.

2012 211

How self-organization works: short form

Chris Corrigan

A small elevator speech I shared on the OSLIST yesterday: Self organization works by a combination of attractors and boundaries. Self-organization is where we get new, previously unknown things from. Cynefin Invitation Open Space Organization

The Huffington Post: Biohacking the Organization

The Bumble Bee

An excellent article on Bioteams by Doug Kirkpatrick, US Partner at NuFocus Strategic Group concludes: "The power and elegance of bioteaming is indisputable.

2016 116

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership


Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership.

A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations

The Bumble Bee

I am delighted to announce my new book " A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations ". Team Leadership Development

2017 116

How to organize for deep (not superficial) learning online?

Joitske Hulsebosch

This year my question is: How to organize for deep learning online? Last week I had a great time again during the Learning and Technologies Conference in London. My third time! Like every year, we started off in the pizzeria on Brompton Road.

2017 141

Chocolate example: self-organized symbol-generation

Taming the spaces

Such personal narrative acts (twits, images, blog-posts) being uploaded to the web accumulate in dynamic self-organized narrative ecosystems. 2010) created a digital behavioral ecology that allowed the emergence of self-organized symbol-based communication of artificial creatures.

2010 153

21st Century Organizations: Applying Network Science

21st Century Organization

How to apply understandings from social network science in organizations has pre-occupied me since hearing Patti Anklam explain “energy“ in networks (at Andy Snider ‘s Advanced Thinkers Summit 2003).

A Big System Organizing Method

Networking Action

We need new methodologies to develop networks. Our usual tools of interviews, mapping, dialogues and the growing range of meeting processes can’t deliver the scale and handle the complexity that characterize many of the pressing issues of today. And they’re … Net Dev GFI mapping

Learning and knowledge-building in extended organizations

Taming the spaces

Our assumption was that learning and knowledge-building (LKB) activities across organizational borders as well as within organizations would create conditions for [.]. extended organization IntelLEO learning and knowledge-building SECI workplace learningThe IntelLEO project is going to its end, and we are looking back at what we achieved. In the project we assumed that to support organizational responsiveness, cross-organizational learning and knowledge-building should be supported.

2012 100

The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization – Part 1: Highlights

Portals and KM

Jane McConnell, Netstrategy/JMC, has recently published her excellent annual report, The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization. Jane conducted her 8 th annual survey of organizations and had 314 respondents.

2014 176

Social media in organizations: the case of the ambulance services in the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

The ambulance service asked us to look for improvement in internal communication; driven by the fact that technological developments offer new opportunities for collaboration and communication within the organization.

2015 198

How to Strengthen Your Organization’s Influence Mapping

Alchemy of Change

Part 4 of 4: Organizations that are permeable are more open to influence from their external environment. How can organizations build their own capacity to map influence? With some coordination, it can be scaled out to other stakeholders who care about the organization’s success.

2011 191

Enterprise 2.0 Workshop: Organization Next (Screencast Overview)

Collaborative Thinking

Conference in Boston next week will include a workshop on Monday afternoon titled "Organization Next". Workshop: Organization Next (Screencast Overview). . . The Enterprise 2.0 In this screencast (see link below), I provide some background context to the workshop and outline some of the issues we'll be tackling.

2011 138

The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization – Part 2: New Features

Portals and KM

Jane McConnell, Netstrategy/JMC, has recently published her excellent annual report, The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization. Jane conducted her 8 th annual survey of organizations and had 314 respondents.

2014 205

21st Century Organizations: Applying Network Science

21st Century Organization

How to apply understandings from social network science in organizations has pre-occupied me since hearing Patti Anklam explain “energy“ in networks (at Andy Snider ‘s Advanced Thinkers Summit 2003).

Uber Organizers = Coordinators?

Alchemy of Change

2009 100

How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate

Alchemy of Change

Every once in a while, technology comes along that helps us re-imagine the way organizations work. Friend Discovery services connect the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database in an organization with the social networks of its customers and other stakeholders.

Collaborating for Impact in Large Development Organizations

Full Circle Associates

It was our sense that we needed to look at the problem differently, with an appreciation for complexity and the diverse contexts across large international development organizations.

2015 76

Organization Next: Managing the Networked Workspace

Collaborative Thinking

The Human Capital Institute is offering a webinar sponsored by Cisco that will air on April 26, 2011; details below: Organization Next: Managing The Networked Workspace. Social, economic, environmental, and technological forces continuously transform the relationship between organizations and employees. Don’t miss these webcast takeaways: How should my organization position and ready itself for change?

2011 130

Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits


Note from Beth: I love when I discovered folks who are community organizers and successfully transfer what they know about community organizing offline to the online world. As a community organizer, Twitter makes a lot of sense. Guest Post community organizing twitter

Social media in organizations: a reality check

Joitske Hulsebosch

Here's a list of things that were remarkable in this session and what lessons there are for the use of social media in organizations: * For the less educated professionals in the Netherlands, English communication is still a barrier.

Organizations Struggling to Integrate Customer Channels

Michael Sampson - Currents

Recent research by Pitney Bowes points to the problem of low integration between different marketing channels , and the consequential costs of this: " Pitney Bowes Software (PBS), a global leader in customer data, analytics and communication software and services reveals, through a study of large B2C organisations in UK, France and Germany, that customers are being lost through fragmented and inconsistent communications and failure to integrate marketing channels.

New publication: Learning 3.0: Collaborating for Impact in Large Development Organizations

Making CommunitySense

Collaborating for Impact in Large Development Organizations. Just published: Nancy White, Rachel Cardone and Aldo de Moor (2014). Learning 3.0: In Knowledge Management for Development Journal , 10(3):21-37.

2015 130

Further Reflections on Dave Snowden’s Resilient Organization

Portals and KM

Last November I attended the KM World 2010 the keynote session, The Resilient Organization led by Dave Snowden , Founder & CTO - Cognitive Edge.   We would certainly agree at Darwin since we let the content self-organize dynamically rather than impose an external structure.

2011 163

Obstacles in implementing SECI model in organizations

Taming the spaces

Feeling insecure: Fear to demonstrate one’s lack of competences to the colleagues and supreme people in organization. Non-organized knowledge: No habit of annotating knowledge for personal and community purposes. Not belonging: Not perceiving their role in the organization and changing the organizational knowledge. • These are some (but not all) obstacles in extended organizations to use SECI model. • CONNECTIONS & CULTURE.

A Roadmap for Organizations Using IBM Connections Who Are Facing User Adoption Problems: Two Pathways

Michael Sampson - Currents

Since I have written books on this, and run workshops with organizations to help with approaching the user adoption challenge, I have an interest in spreading great practices to solve this problem. 2012) , user adoption is a challenge faced by organizations using IBM Connections, Microsoft SharePoint, Socialtext, and many other offerings. With the vision firmly re-established, by what means what IBM Connections introduced to the organization?

2013 169

Clipsi - Clip Content, Organize Into Themes, Discuss and Collaborate

Michael Sampson - Currents

Snippets can be organized into themes. Clipsi is a soon-to-be-released social collaboration tool that enables people to share content snippets in a central location, and discuss / collaborate around them. Snippets retain their linkage back to the source web page or file. The video above gives some more details. Clipsi is in limited beta. You can sign up to request access to the beta. Collaboration Software

2013 109

Notes on INV311 Understanding Your Organization's Social Business Maturity

Michael Sampson - Currents

Where do you put the social task force in the organization? - (DR) Depends where the spear head, who is initiating it. Young professionals are often making decisions on where they will work, based on how organizations communicate. David Ransom and Jennifer Okimoto from the IBM Social Business Center of Competence are addressing the topic of social business maturity. Some notes: 1. Will be sharing the story behind developing the social business maturity model.

2013 122

Why organizations should not blog

Joitske Hulsebosch

I found this Dilbert cartoon via this blogpost by knowledgecafe. The title of the Dutch blogpost is "why most organisations should not blog" They give 3 arguments why corporate organisations should not blog: 1. Every post need to be checked by legal departments etc. which inhibits authenticity.

2007 130

Pushmi Pullyu Management the Dolittle Organization

Evolving Web

So, for Lofting, the best way to solve the inherent conflicts in a Pushmi Pullyu structure was … stovepiping and specialization in the service of organization and civilization. “I Opposing Heads Stovepiped organizations are Pushmi Pullyu by nature. "Lord save us!" cried the duck.