• HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Connections] coffee, communities, and condescension
    Our networks are great places for serendipitous connections. Last month I started a coffee club so that subscribers to this blog could purchase the equivalent of a cup of coffee for me each month. This week we had our first online video conference with five participants. As a result we decided that this would be a good place to have deeper and more meaningful monthly conversations on topics that interest us.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Connections] Appreciation Is the Magic Glue that Connects
    Have you had the experience of helping another person with a problem and then never hearing whether what you offered was useful? It leaves you a bit empty, doesn’t it? And worse it reduces your inclination to help a second time. What we all want, in return for our help, is just to know that the help was appreciated. . There may be nothing more precious to us in our work life, than the feeling that we matter - that we contribute a unique value and that others recognize that value.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Connections] a vision for learning
    Networked individuals are the new engaged citizens, and we have to connect with our professional communities, finding them where we can, often aided by social media. These awareness networks can keep us connected to the real world, through wide and diverse human relationships. Relatedness is the universal need to interact, be connected to, and care for others. It’s about have better connections.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Connections] Layers of abstraction, the cost of convenience, and the commoditization of experience
    Though different from the other examples here, I couldn’t help but see that connection. The story of progress is one of abstraction, of increased convenience, and the taming of novel experience into the everyday. An obvious example that comes to mind is in programming, and in fact this is the context in which the seed of this idea first came to me.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Connections] Let’s talk
    So I keep connections with a few people who don’t think like me, and I try to understand the things that they say. “Conversations are the stem cells of learning.” ” – Jay Cross. I recently read something that intrigued me. I couldn’t find it again, so I’ll paraphrase the message. As context, the author was talking about how someone with a different world view was opining about the views of the author.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018
    [Connections] collaborating with the enemy
    In the case where the situation is complex and cannot be controlled (which is pretty well most human problem situations) Kahane recommends ‘stretch collaboration ‘ “The first stretch is to embrace conflicts and connection.” But when we are in complex, uncontrolled situations where our perspectives and interests are at odds, we need to search out and work with our conflicts as well as our connections.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017
    [Connections] embracing automation
    Are you still focused on developing new content, as opposed to helping make connections between people and ideas? Automation. Automation, the replacement of human work with human-made technology, has been happening ever since we invented tools. Just as farmhands were replaced by machines 100 years ago, so too will knowledge workers be replaced by networked computers in the next few decades.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
    [Connections] IM and IL pioneer Woody Horton dies
    He did particularly valuable work in connecting Information Management and Information Literacy, stressing organisational, strategic and policy aspects of information literacy. I only just heard the sad new that Forest “Woody” Horton died of natural causes in his home in Washington, D.C., on December 7, 2017, at the age of 87. He had retained an active interest in the information world to the end.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2017
    [Connections] constantly learning nodes
    Curiosity and learning can create new connections between people and ideas. Here are some thoughts about learning that I developed on this blog the past year. We lack good models for organizing in a networked society. Many people are turning back to older, and outdated organizational models like nationalism and tribalism in an attempt to gain some stability. But most of our institutions and markets will fail to deliver in a network era society because they were never designed for one.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Connections] Predictions 2017 – How’d I Do This Year?
    Human connection commands a premium in the workforce. In this prediction I also wrote: “In 2017, we’ll come to realize that we’re valuing the wrong things, and start a conversation about paying people to connect with each other — because if we can automate the other stuff, why the heck wouldn’t we value each other more?! The post Predictions 2017 – How’d I Do This Year? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Connections] perpetual beta 2017
    One effect of the network era, and its pervasive digital connections, is that networks are replacing or subverting more traditional hierarchies of our institutions and markets. None of us are smart enough to handle all the connections in our digital lives on our own. Our professional connections, especially those outside our current workplaces, are our security. Blogging is one way I make sense of the world. This past year I wrote about 120 posts on various topics.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
    [Connections] connecting work, learning, and life
    At the 70:20:10 Institute [disclosure: I am a service partner], the basic approach is to start with the 70 (experience) because this is where learning and working are most connected. Therefore it is not just what happens in our work teams, or even our professional communities of practice, but all of our experiences, hardships, and social connections that makes us who we are. All of our learning is connected.
  • PSYBLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Connections] This Social Media Behaviour Points To Personality Issues
    Study connects this social media behaviour with narcissism and psychopathic personality traits. ~ THE EBOOKS ~. Escape from low mood or depression with my " Activate ebook ". Discover how to deal with anxiety in my " Anxiety plan ebook ". Boost your motivation for anything with my " Spark ebook ". by Dr JEREMY DEAN. Psychology
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
    [Connections] Evolution of Chat and Email in the Contact Center Industry
    Additionally, you can connect an unlimited number of email accounts and we will monitor for new messages and will automatically route to the next available agent. Recently, I checked my credit card statement to find several unauthorized and unexplained gas charges. I hadn’t used this card in weeks, so I knew they couldn’t be valid. I pulled out my credit card and proceeded to contact the customer service department.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
    [Connections] We Learn When We Talk
    It has all kinds of implications for knowledge sharing: If I deliver a lecture or a presentation, it would be helpful to make time for those listening to have a conversation with each other – a way for them to put what I've said in their own words and to make mental connections that otherwise might never be made. At face value that doesn’t make much sense, after all, we must know what we think about an issue; how else are we able to talk about it?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
    [Connections] networked failure and learning
    It is by living in more than one world that they know how to connect people and ideas, and shift perspective. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.” ” —W.E. Demming via @DaimenHardie. projectania : “Don’t just think hierarchy. Think networks of influence.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Connections] Before the Course
    Or even connections to other folks! It appears that, too often, people are building courses when they don’t need to (or, more importantly, shouldn’t ). I realize that there are pressures to make a course when one is requested, including expectations and familiarity, but really, you should be doing some initial thinking about what makes sense. So here’s a rough guide about the thinking you should do before you course. You begin with a performance problem.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Connections] 3000 half-baked ideas
    Starting this blog in 2004 helped me connect with a global audience and share ideas with many people who over the years have become friends and colleagues. “The commons is the only genuine alternative today that allows us to build a truly participatory economic production system. The commons can cause a global cultural revolution.” — Yochai Benkler.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Connections] Recent articles: transfer students; one box search; wesite usabilty
    498 - 510) - Connecting information literacy instruction with transfer student success: Mark Robison (pp. Seeing the latest issue of (priced publication) Reference Services Review made me realise I hadn't blogged the previous one, so I will do that first. Volume 45 issue 3 included: - Guiding choices: implementing a library website usability study : Troy A. Swanson , Tish Hayes , Jennifer Kolan , Kelly Hand , Susan Miller (pp.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
    [Connections] bias thwarts innovation
    For example, consider female mentorship programs that try to connect high-potential women with management. We also must foster richer and deeper connections which can be built through meaningful conversations. Gender bias, as well as other biases, blocks these connections and the resulting knowledge flows. Innovation is not so much about having ideas as it is about making connections. You cannot connect the dots if you are only paying attention to half of them.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Connections] Stuff your Christmas stockings with intranet screenshots
    Intranet-connected beer fridge to drive staff behaviours at Mando Agency. After a busy year, every intranet and digital workplace team deserves a present! That makes it an ideal time to stuff your Christmas stockings with intranet screenshots from leading sites. The recently-announced 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards have surfaced inspiring examples from around the globe. This year, winners come from across Europe, USA, and Australasia.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Connections] Intranet vendors are painfully learning new skills: customers need to mitigate their risks
    Make connections with key staff within the vendor , such as the lead developer, so you can bypass normal support processes when you have to. The emergence of new intranet vendors into the market (particularly SharePoint- and Office365-based intranet products ) is to be celebrated. The era of custom-built SharePoint intranets was expensive and often fruitless, with way too much development being done.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Connections] #AECT17 Reflections
    The event features many of your typical components: keynotes, sessions, receptions, and the interstitial social connections. Ok, so I was an academic for a brief and remarkably good period of time (a long time ago). Mind you, I’ve kept my hand in: reviewing journal and conference submissions, writing the occasional book chapter, contributing to some research, even playing a small role in some grant-funded projects.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Connections] perspectives on new work – synopsis
    Creating learning connections is now more valuable than creating learning content. Our connective technology infrastructure has given us the seeds of something great, but it is our job – the job of platform designers, policymakers, and citizens – to cultivate these seeds to their full potential. Perspectives on new work: Exploring emerging conceptualizations , edited by Esko Kilpi , was released by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra in August 2016.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Connections] Industry Leaders Conversation: Change, Culture, and Learning #KMWorld
    NOTES: Why are you connected to knowledge management? . . . . . . . Mary Abraham took these notes on a panel discussion I was on at KM World . Session Description: Former head of KM with the BBC, Semple believes in conversations and leads our panel on a far-ranging discussion of change, culture and learning as we all aspire to an outbreak of common sense on our journey for knowledge sharing and creating sustainable, high-functioning organizations and communities.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Connections] Dreamforce 17: Live Blogging the Benioff Keynote #df17
    ” 3:18pm PT: Now Benioff talking about luxury brand companies are becoming “so deeply connected to our customers. ” 3:20pm PT: “That’s what all of us are doing, trying to connect better with our customers.” ” Now cites Ducati’s new connected motorcycles (see their CIO Piergiorgio Grossi’s vision for IT here at Dreamforce , a inductee to the Business Transformation 150 that Ray Wang and I selected this year.)
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Connections] It’s a Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s a User Champion
    Obviously, this might not work for consumer sites, where the users have no connection with your company other than participation in some focus groups and buying orange juice or widgets from your site once a month. . Like a superhero created when the contents of two beakers accidentally combine, a powerful hybrid has emerged in the software development world: the user champion.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
    [Connections] The Intranet and Digital Workplace Roadshow comes to Auckland
    A free afternoon event, this is a great opportunity not just to see the leading edge of intranets and digital workplace, but to make connections with teams in other organisations. Breaking news! With London and Sydney done and dusted, we’ve just added Auckland to our 2017 awards roadshow : Come along to see screenshots and insights from intranet and digital workplace leaders in the UK, USA, Denmark, New Zealand and Australia.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
    [Connections] MIL CLICKS Twitter discussion #GlobalMILWeek
    Presenters will tweet to discuss the topic and share relevant resources.Anyone holding a Twitter account can tweet to ask questions in connection with the topic to any of the presenters in using the @ function (a list of presenters' Twitter handles will be made available on social media and on the webpage of the MIL CLICKS webinar) Tagged presenters who receive a pertinent question shall respond and give an answer, comment or opinion in one or several tweets with the hashtag #GlobalMILWeek.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Connections] MIL in the workplace #globalmilweek
    Roberge felt that use of mobile phones did combine with MIL to give more hope, enabling Afghani citizens to connect internationally. I just gave my own talk at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference, and I'll do a blog post on that session later. Following that, I attended a session on MIL in the workplace. The presentaters were all packing a lot of interesting material into a short time, so I hope this account is reasonably accurate.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Connections] Resetting MIL; MIL in China #globalmilweek
    I was liveblogging, but the wifi connection went down, so this posting has been delayed, sorry. The second plenary session at the Global Media and Information Literacy Week conference was on Resetting MIL in the present information and media landscape. Zhang Kai (Media Education Research Center, Communication University of China) talked about Research on MIL in China. She mentioned that there is an increasing interest in MIL in China.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Connections] systems thinking
    You won’t find connections between the dots if there are no dots. Emergence: The more connections you make, on social media, while walking, or just sitting and observing then the greater the chances for emergence, or even serendipity. Leyla Acaroglu has an excellent post on Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking. “In
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Connections] MIL and gender equality #globalmilweek
    Lack of connectivity, lack of acces to technology and social and cultural norms can all be barriers to women having access to information. For example, women may stay in rural (low connectivity) areas while men go to the city, cultural norms may mean girls and women being prevented from their male relatives from using the internet.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Connections] Acknowledging Changes
    We address simple things as if they’re not all connected. There are a serious number of changes that are affecting organizations. We’re seeing changes in the information flow, in technology, and in what we know about ourselves. Importantly, these are things that L&D needs to acknowledge and respond to. What are these changes? It’s old news that things are happening faster. We’re being overwhelmed with information, and that rate is accelerating.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
    [Connections] leadership is helping make the network smarter
    This is due to increasing connections between everyone and everything. Connected leadership is helping make the network smarter. Organizations face more complexity in the type of work they do, the problems they face, and the markets they interact with. To deal with this complexity, organizations should loosen hierarchies and strengthen networks. This challenges command and control management as well as the concept that those in leadership positions are special.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Connections] cities and the future of work
    The network form, the fourth to mature, serves to connect dispersed groups and individuals so that they may coordinate and act conjointly. But they can also make connections and provide safe intersections between different Tribes. We are connecting our cities to the cloud via the internet of things, so that objects share data with each other. As the network era connects people and things, society needs to reconnect with the multifaceted citizen.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Connections] Stay Curious
    It’s not just saying, how interesting, but recognizing connections, and pondering how it could change what you do. One of my ongoing recommendations to people grew out of a toss-off line, playing off an advertisement. Someone asked about a strategy for continuing to learn (if memory serves), and I quipped “stay curious, my friends” However, as I ponder it, I think more and more that such an approach is key.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Connections] In Digital Transformation, The Art-of-the-Possible and Average Practice Are Diverging
    A big reason for this state of affairs is because digital is inherently complex in its realization, intangible by nature (thus it can be hard to study and assess), and difficult to actually understand in context since it’s now so deeply connected to everything else today. I’ve long noticed an interesting phenomena when it comes to more fully digitizing our organizations. Namely, that it mostly looks like what other organizations have already been doing.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Connections] creating resilient knowledge networks
    Catalysts ensure that environmental scans are done, connect and converse with other members, commit to ongoing questioning, make suggestions, and help to develop new information tools (e.g. They also connect with Critics, an essential role in any network in order to avoid group-think or online orthodoxy. The personal knowledge mastery framework is a combination of seeking knowledge, making sense of it, and sharing it with others.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Connections] thinking about facebook
    Our social networks define us, as Christakis & Fowler clearly showed in their 2011 book, Connected. We are connected.” — Connected. Facebook dominates online social networking. That one company has such global influence should be of concern to all of us. Most of us are already aware of the direct effect we have on our friends and family; our actions can make them happy or sad, healthy or sick, even rich or poor.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Connections] intellectual craftsmanship
    “Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives. I was recently referred to a most interesting article, Intellectual Craftsmanship , via Nicole Martin who had recently completed my PKM Workshop. It is a part of C.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    [Connections] Transparency
    You can find out more via the ‘about Clark Quinn’ link in the right column, but in brief, I saw the connection between computing and learning as an undergraduate, and it’s been my career ever since. I also make a point to look at related fields, and look for connections. I believe that transparency is a good thing. It builds trust, as it makes it hard to hide things. And trust is important.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Connections] Health literacy education of women in an urban slum: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    80% said that they had heard of contraception, but did not use it (this could be connected with a former forced contraception programme).The Allison Frances Wren presented a paper (coauthored with Priyanka Idicula, Amy Davies, Rob Davies) on The Impact of Health Literacy Education on Womens’ Perceptions and Understanding of Maternal Health in a Kochi Urban Slum at European Conference on Information Literacy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Connections] our collective learnscape
    It is becoming critical for democratic societies to have educated and engaged citizens sharing their knowledge, given this new age of ubiquitous connectivity and pervasive proximity (UCaPP) to our digital surround. In 2009 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that journalism is no longer the sole domain of professionals [my highlights]. [96] 96] A second preliminary question is what the new defence should be called.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Connections] a convenience truth
    Facebook is an extremely convenient way to connect all your online communication and most of your digital content consumption. It is so convenient that it is the only way some people connect online. He does this because he can, and justifications about ‘connection’ and ‘community’ are ex post facto rationalisations. Probably one the greatest barriers to positive change is convenience.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Connections] Internet of Things Strategy: It Will Determine Your Organization’s Future
    While today IoT still looks like an industry largely concerning itself with factory automation, connected light bulbs, air conditioning controls and so on, the eventual objective is clear even to a casual observer: Nearly everything in the world is about to become connected and data-driven , from the most trivial object to virtually every significant item in our personal and work lives.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Connections] Research on academic reading format - print wins! Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    There was also a point about connecting this with epistemological development and metacognition. Another liveblog from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France. Next for me, Diane Mizrachi chaired a panel on the Academic Reading Format International Study (ARFIS).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Connections] Bonnie Cheuk talks on workplace information literacy: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
    For example if the cmpany wants to improve customer satisfaction, then you ask questions about the information flow in connection with the customer, you ask questions about the systems, about what the staff do etc. I am liveblogging the opening keynote from the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
    [Connections] preparing for perpetual beta
    Networked individuals are the new engaged citizens, and we have to connect with our professional communities, finding them where we can, often aided by social media. These awareness networks can keep us connected to the real world, through wide and diverse human relationships. The latest technology gadget or silicon valley ‘disruptive’ business model is merely incremental change. But I am convinced that we living in the middle of an epochal change.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Connections] This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost.
    Facebook’s founders knew their future lay in connecting that trove of user data to a massive ad platform. The post This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Facebook and Google’s advertising infrastructure is one of humanity’s most marvelous creations. It’s also one of its most terrifying, because, in truth, pretty much no one really understands how it works.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Connections] top tools 2017
    9: Slack : This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack ‘communities of practice’: the essential space between work groups and social networks. Zoom : I purchased a pro account this year and am using this very simple video conference platform to connect and learn, such as with my Beta Conversations. Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Connections] Winners announced for the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards!
    Connected Pictures (Virgin Trains). Digital workplace and intranets continue to get more sophisticated and successful across all types of organisations. Whether a world-class social network in a global bank, an open source intranet for a hundred-person charity or a chatbot which is helping employees complete timesheets, digital channels are delivering value and also enjoying great levels of adoption.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
    [Connections] “people are for caring”
    The ability to connect with a diversity of people is the human potential of the internet: but it takes effort. Social learning is about connecting with others. Individuals connected through active and engaged social networks can be the force for positive change in our society. Christian Madsbjerg concludes in his book, Sensemaking : “What are people for? Algorithms can do many things, but they will never actually give a damn. People are for caring.”.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Connections] New open access items: Curiosity & science literacy; developing a for-credit course; infolit in practice
    It provides a platform for MLIS students and recent graduates to share their research and to foster connections between academic schools and information professionals. Two open access articles and a podcast! - Yu, S.H. 2017). Just Curious: How Can Academic Libraries Incite Curiosity to Promote Science Literacy? Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research , 12(1).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Connections] hunters in the jungle
    Some people, whom we colloquially called ‘hunters,’ had a clear view of whom they aspired to become but saw themselves as lacking the competence and connections that would get them there … The hunters regarded others as role models and sources of feedback, and the institution as a training ground … Hunters focused on cultivating flexibility — the ability to get along with different groups and adapt to the demands of many organizations. —
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
    [Connections] Shared understanding – two stories
    On the drive up to Milwaukee I used Google maps on my phone, connected to the car audio system, as a navigator to get us from home to the hotel. Here are a couple of stories I’d like to share on the idea of shared understanding. The first, a conversation between me and my son, Zeke, highlights the importance of being aware of and understanding the context of a situation from different people’s perspective.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
    [Connections] Sensemaking and the power of the humanities
    Expertise: unconscious, intuitive, and connected understanding. It’s about getting connected to our common humanity. What is Sensemaking? Christian Madsbjerg, in Sensemaking: The Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm , describes sensemaking as an interaction with fellow humans in the real world. Sensemaking is practical wisdom grounded in the humanities.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
    [Connections] Blog>> Is a Happy Worker a Productive Worker?
    The emotional and conscientious connection which a worker makes with his or her work can only really be enabled when that person is properly intellectually engaged (which then enables mental, emotional, sensory and physical engagement) – something which takes a combination of interventions. I network with a lot of people as part of scraping together a living, and they tend to mainly come from the HR and IT spaces.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
    [Connections] Top-down vs. Bottom-up KM: Insights from the Katrina response
    ” Not just to connect with the centralized authorities, but to connect with – and help – each other. “The messiness of the web often deals with the messiness of disasters better than centralised systems which can fall over under pressure!” ” A Facebook friend posted this today, reminded me of these early thoughts I had back in the aftermath of Katrina along similar lines.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Connections] Building a “Speaking Up” Culture in Teams
    Building connections among members before turning to content. Effective Conversations Argyris asking questions authentic conversation connection before content conversation dialogue skills group think productive conversation psychological safety speaking up virtual teamsFollowing is the description of a workshop I originally designed for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). I delivered the workshop over ten times to DIA top management teams as well as to teams of analysts.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017
    [Connections] Storytelling for reference and information #wlic2017
    link] and this short interview with him Connecting people to stories with library innovation [link] I n fact there is loads on storytelling for librarians eg this and this. At the 2017 World Library and Information Conference in Wroclaw, Poland I attended yesterday a session on Storytelling for Sustainability and Solidarity - Reference and Information Services. The photo is of one of the dwarf statues that are a feature in Wroclaw: I'm not sure if she's telling a story or casting a spell.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017
    [Connections] 3 E’s of Learning: why Engagement
    If your introduction helps learners connect to their own desires to be an agent of good, you’re increasing the likelihood that they’ll persist and that the learning will ‘stick’ If your examples are stories that illustrate situations the learner recognizes as important, and unpack the thinking that led to success, you’re increasing their comprehension and their knowledge.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Connections] The Essential Digital Strategies
    What if you could take the assets and technologies that already exist on the network, connect them, and turn them into business models? The essence of this strategy is the following: Use existing infrastructure and resources (connecting people who have cars with people who needs rides, for example) and make it the most appealing process.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017
    [Connections] A Book That Will Blow Your Mind About How to Make Use of The Knowledge in Organizations: A Review of An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization
    People cannot continue to develop past this initial stage of adult development while working in an organization that is trying to keep any threats to certainty, predictability, routine, control, and connection to a minimum. Practices connect the work of the business to working on ourselves.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
    [Connections] My policies
    I use LinkedIn for business connections, so I’m linked to lots of people I don’t even know, but they’re in our field. Recently, it’s new folk who claim they just want to connect to someone with experience. Like most of you, I get a lot of requests for a lot of things. Too many, really. So I’ve had to put in policies to be able to cope.
  • THEORIA CUM PRAXI  |  SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
    [Connections] Remote work – some thoughts
    Even though I don’t physically see or interact with my team or my customers very often (almost never), the evolution of social collaboration tools over the past 10 years has made it easier than ever to connect and execute projects at a distance. Earlier this week on LinkedIn I saw “ The Rise and Fall of Working at Home ” listed in the “What people are talking about” section.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
    [Connections] Call: Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World
    It is profoundly clear that the competencies, knowledge, and personal attributes that define metaliteracy and inform the role of the metaliterate learner are critical in today’s connected and divided world: digital literacy and traditional conceptions of information literacy are insufficient for the extreme challenges we currently face. There is a call for chapters (20-25 pages) for a book to be coedited by Tom Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson: Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
    [Connections] future of work influencers
    At Right Relevance, we measure influence in 2 distinct ways: ‘ topical influence ’ or Tribes by measuring the quality of network connections within the context of a ‘topic’ and, ‘ engagement influence ’ or Flocks by measuring quality and quantity of engagements (RTs, mentions, replies), reach of tweets, connections etc. I don’t put much stock in lists and ‘best of …’ rankings as they rarely tell you the methodology behind the system.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
    [Connections] more than mere digital transformation
    It’s up to globally connected citizens to create the next economy that values human talent: curiosity, creativity, empathy, passion, and humour. Is the automation of what has traditionally been human work inevitable? I know what you’re thinking – there’s some things that robots can do well, but there’s a lot of things that they can’t, and it will be a long, long time before they can match or outperform humans in these tasks.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Connections] What you missed: presentations and highlights from Intranets2017
    From viewing to doing: connect, collaborate, create and do. Intranets2017 was three weeks ago, and we’ve now caught back up on some sleep. We had our best numbers yet, and the energy was running high from the first morning to the social evening, right through to the final informal drinks. A huge thanks to our wonderful speakers, who hailed from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, and the USA.
  • WEB TOOLS FOR LEARNERS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Connections] Writing in the Coffeeshop
    I wonder if I should text two uncertain connections. Safely sitting in Whole Foods, this bastion of the upper middle class, watching all the young singles on their phones, and older singles on their laptops, not raising their eyes or speaking, even to themselves. Like them I’m writing essentially to myself. I wonder if I’m the same as the others as we all sit at every other single table, careful not to get too close. Uncategorized coffeeshop laptops
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
    [Connections] filter failure is not acceptable
    Implicit and explicit information must be connected or the organizational knowledge base becomes a wasteland of useless documents. Fake news. PR hype. Content marketing. Advertorials. Click bait. Propaganda. Doublespeak. Newspeak. Yellow journalism. Shock jocks. Post-truth. Phishing. Digital information comes from all directions, and much of it from dubious sources or with the intent to misinform. Today, it is just too easy to create, replicate, and share digital information.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE'S WEB 2.0 BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Connections] Digital Transformation and the Leadership Quandary
    For those not yet familiar with this key digital concept, it means establishing sustainable value through connection. Because a rich network always beats a poorly connected system in almost any situation. The data now shows that a near majority of organizations today are undergoing digital transformation in some shape or form.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
    [Connections] New articles: information literacy; #ACRLframework; metacognition; values; critical approaches
    The latest issue of the Open access journal Communications in Information Literacy (volume 11, no. 1, 2017) is accessible at [link] A focus is the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. It includes: - Frame Works: Using Metaphor in Theory and Practice in Information Literacy by Wendy Holliday, pages 4-20 - Revisiting Metacognition and Metaliteracy in the ACRL Framework by Diane M. Fulkerson, Susan Andriette Ariew, Trudi E.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
    [Connections] Mostly not blogging at #cilipconf17 ;-)
    I am on the exhibition stand for the University of Sheffield Information School , together with a team of students, to connect with iSchool students and recruit more students ;-) - at the CILIP Conference 2017, taking place in Manchester, UK today.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Connections] Information in transition #i3rgu
    Willson also connected transition to the concept of liminality, where you are "betwixt and between" in the process of crossing from one space (literal or metaphorical) to another. As the final session this morning at the i3 conference I attended a talk from Dr Rebekah Willson on Information in transition: the social flow of information. This was from her doctoral research. It focused on the transition from PhD student to lecturer.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Connections] Information Behaviour and Breastfeeding #i3rgu
    Finally emotions - mothers have an emotional connection to information, and emotion can be part of the information landscape. There seems a lot more to explore in many areas e.g. engagement pre-birth, connection of information behaviour with cessation of breastfeeding. In the same session as I presented this afternnon, at the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen Hayley Lockerbie presented on Information Behaviour and Breastfeeding.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Connections] Instructional Librarians Talk about the #ACRLFramework #i3rgu
    The "vast majority" saw connections between the concepts and developing IL in students. Next up for me (liveblogging from the i3 conference ) is a paper coauthored by Dr Heidi Julien, Dr Melissa Gross and Dr Don Latham (presented by Julien and Latham) Being “Set Free” – Instructional Librarians Talk about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. This is the framework [link] (mentioned many times on this blog!).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
    [Connections] Visual methods as an entry point to information practices #i3rgu
    Lloyd highlighted four photos: of the women's health clinic (a photo taken by a young man, as they found the clinic useful for their own knowledge building); a football field (where a lot of information was exchanged and "you learnt about love" i.e. learning about being a young man in a rural community); a photo representing church and spirituality; and a mobile phone (which also connected them to their family). Day 2 of my liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Connections] Job search information behaviours #i3rgu
    His network included family (Mum and Dad), friends, tutors, classmates and various connections to gaming contacts either via games forums or via Twitter. I continue liveblogging from the i3 conference at RGU in Aberdeen.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
    [Connections] a liquid stream of facts
    “Ironically, in an age of instant global connection, my certainty about anything has decreased. None of us are smart enough to handle all the connections in our digital lives on our own. By doing so, I have built a web of trusted connections over time. Your professional connections, especially those outside your current workplace, are your safety net. Don’t leave your professional connections up to chance.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Connections] Antigonish 2.0
    We are in dire need of a new era of connected democracy. There is a tradition of using public broadcasting for debate and public education in Canada. Two popular programmes on CBC radio in the 1930’s and 1940’s were the Citizens’ Forum and the Farm Radio Forum. Farm Forum innovations included a regional report-back system, whereby group conclusions were collected centrally and broadcast regularly across Canada, occasionally being sent to appropriate governments.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Connections] the discerning mind
    Some people are good at recognizing all the contextual signals in the workplace, making implicit connections, and then identifying something that might be useful to share. “I find that discussing an idea out loud is often the way to kill it stone dead.” ” —J.K. Rowling (attrib.). In the PKM framework of Seek > Sense > Share , the latter may seem easy but it does not always equate to helping others make sense.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
    [Connections] look for disconfirming data
    We have to embrace conflict as well as connection. Adam Kahane hosted a webcast this week to discuss his new book, Collaborating with the Enemy. I thought his first book, Solving Tough Problems , was an excellent read so I attended. What follows are from my notes. The quotes are as I wrote them down and may not be Kahane’s exact words. Kahane opened the session with an observation from his research that “collaboration is often difficult and painful and doesn’t work”.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
    [Connections] Connecting People Connecting Ideas and digital ways #CPCINapier
    It’s called Connecting People Connecting Ideas , and is focused on sharing ideas for research and identifying priorities. He started by going back to Marshall McLuhan, with the idea that we would become connected, and Yates showed graphs indicating the growth in the numbers of communication media from prehistory to the present (obviously, with huge growth recently). Today I’m at a seminar at Napier University, Scotland, organised by Professor Hazel Hall and Frances Ryan.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [Connections] Three Books Every KM Professional Should Read
    Pentland describes social physics as “a quantitative social science that describes reliable, mathematical connections between information and ideas on the one hand, and people’s behavior on the other.’ He concludes that leaders need to focus on changing the connections between people rather than focusing on getting individual people to change their behavior.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
    [Connections] learning cities
    But they can also make connections and provide safe intersections between different Tribes. Learning cities can foster connections and create intersections for active experimentation to develop new social compacts for a healthy network era society. Is tribalism a reaction to our concerns about the emerging network era, which is putting into question our existing institutions and markets developed in previous eras?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
    [Connections] network learning cities
    The network form, the fourth to mature, serves to connect dispersed groups and individuals so that they may coordinate and act conjointly. Cities should be designed to enable more and better connections between citizens. Learning and innovation are more about making connections than having unique ideas. Silicon Valley: fluidity, loose connections, experimentation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
    [Connections] cities as learning platforms
    As the network era connects people and things, society needs to reconnect with the multifaceted citizen. This is the connecting role the city can play. The association of engaged and connected citizens that enabled a functioning democracy in early America is now necessary in the early network era. Today, the connected citizen must concurrently be the connected worker, as well as the connected taxpayer, and the connected consumer, among many other roles.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Connections] organizing for the network era
    These organizations are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and hard to share, and when connections with others were difficult to make and required command and control. Leadership Principle: Connected Leadership. Like the web, it is about creating connections. This ensures the flow of ideas, knowledge, and social capital so that the connectivity networks stay strong, alignment networks thrive, and productivity networks get work done. Connected Leadership.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017
    [Connections] attractive prisons
    Networks enable organizations to deal with complexity by empowering people to connect with whom they need to, without permission. For example, enterprise social network platforms epitomize this, usually letting anyone connect to another colleague, and where the default permission to get access to information is open. Today we hear a lot about models like holacracy and teal organizations that are focused on changing how we work together in organizations.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
    [Connections] future hedging
    We can hedge our work futures by engaging in collectives and communities to create a wide and diverse web of connections and relationships so that we can take advantage of flash opportunities for work: on our own terms. “The future of work will be based on hacking uncertainty and hedging risks through post-blockchain smart contracts, learning and social capital.
  • PSYBLOG  |  SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
    [Connections] Discovery of Quantum Vibrations Inside Brain Neurons Supports Controversial Theory of Consciousness
    Is your brain connected to the universe at a quantum level? → 3 DAYS LEFT: 25% off Dr Jeremy Dean's new depression ebook " Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do " - Use code 'activate'. • Dr Dean is also the author of " The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic " and " Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything ". Psychology
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
    [Connections] Technology use by older people
    Fully 82% of 65- to 69-year-olds are internet users, and two-thirds say they have broadband internet connections at home. Another new report by the Pew Internet research centre investigates the use of technology by seniors in the USA.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    [Connections] owning your data
    I have said that my blog provides for four C’s: Creation, Contextualization, Connection, Co-creation. People connect these artifacts to their own. The creator gets intangible value, mostly through more connections and more opportunities to learn. However, if you do not share, you won’t connect with new ideas or new people.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Connections] integrating personal knowledge mastery
    I developed the personal knowledge mastery (PKM) framework for myself, beginning in 2004, as a way to make sense of all the digital information flows around me and to connect with others to improve my practice. In our original blog post on connected learning, we shared three facets of learning: professional homes, learning communities and personal learning networks.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Connections] There’s a packed schedule at #Intranets2017, and just 3 weeks to go
    Leading-edge collaboration is explored, including the low-down on Workplace by Facebook, how to measure connections, and Accenture’s award-winning social bookmarking solution. There are now just three weeks to go until Intranets2017 — less than 21 sleeps! There are limited spots available , and every chance that we’ll sell out soon. Not sure yet whether you should attend?
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
    [Connections] Meet me in Chicago for three days of digital workplaces
    For my part, I’m looking forward to great conversations and new connections. In recent years, there’s been an explosion of great intranet and digital workplace conferences throughout Europe. In contrast, the USA has been surprisingly quiet on the conference front, with only a few events each year. That’s all changing with the Digital Workplace Experience event kicking off with a bang in Chicago on June 19-21.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
    [Connections] the uncertain future of training
    Training courses are artifacts of a time when resources were scarce and connections were few. That time has passed. The roots of training are to get a lot of people to do the same thing competently. The Roman army trained soldiers for battle and many other duties, like building roads. Standard methods were developed. Drill and feedback over time helped to develop competence. But the modern training field exploded after 1945.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Connections] knowledge-sharing, post-technology
    Pervasive connectivity can change the organizational power structures so that new leaders and experts may emerge. Your organization just implemented an enterprise collaboration platform. Now what? Most large organizations today have some kind of knowledge-sharing platform. The recent announcement of Jive’s purchase shows that this field is consolidating with a few large players dominating. The arrival of Workplace by Facebook may even limit tool choice more.
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