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CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Transparency
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
I assist organizations to improve their processes and products, both tactically and strategically. I believe that transparency is a good thing. It builds trust, as it makes it hard to hide things. And trust is important. So, in the spirit of transparency, it occurred to me to share a little bit about me and this blog. Here I lay out who I am, why I write it, and what I write about.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Productivity] Vitenamese immigrants; international workshops; Street lighting industry; Open access book on infolit in Portuguese: Sheila blogs from #ecil2017
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
Informal communications, product and industry publications etc. This morning I presented on behalf of Dr Batool, a former PhD student, in a pecha kucha session at the European Conference on Information Literacy in Saint-Malo, France.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] our collective learnscape
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
Smiths throughout the academy, and eventually in the secondary and primary classrooms throughout the world, is to recognize that the exclusive focus and predominance given to the pedagogical artefacts of a literate world is inconsistent with the skills necessary to participate in the discovery and production of knowledge in a ubiquitously connected and pervasively proximate world.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] a convenience truth
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Probably the most convenient form of communication today is Facebook, with 2 billion users (AKA products). Probably one of the best, and there are many, criticisms of Facebook’s power and influence was recently published in, You are the Product. “I Probably one the greatest barriers to positive change is convenience. For example, we know that automobiles contribute significantly to pollution, obesity, and greenhouse gases.
- [Productivity] Internet of Things Strategy: It Will Determine Your Organization’s Future
Customer experience is the product we must all produce in the future and IoT is how we’ll realize it. In the process, they will remake the digital and business landscape as they do, as they represent enormous opportunity for new disruptive new products, services, and business models. Few technology developments will ultimately have the global cultural, business, and economic impact of the Internet of Things (IoT.)
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] top tools 2017
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
7: Apple Preview: is the productivity tool I use the most, so I can focus on learning, not fighting with applications. Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. This is the 11th year! Voting closes on 22 September 2017. Here are my top tools this year, with the past five years shown below. It’s interesting to note that my preferred tools have not changed that much over the years. Please add yours!
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] thinking critically
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
“Based on historical and current figures of deaths related to energy production, nuclear appears to have caused by far the least harm of the current major energy sources. Norway has more social ownership of the means of production than Denmark does, and Sweden generates more innovation as measured by patents. Every fortnight or so, I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] Sensemaking and the power of the humanities
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
Ignorance is bliss — “[IDEO] might appear innovative to the world of designers, but how will they have any resonance without knowledge of the actual social contexts in which these products and services will be used?”. 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 [Productivity] Blog>> Is a Happy Worker a Productive Worker?
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
Call me naïve and a throw-back, but at the end of the day, I still do believe in that old mantra: a happy worker is a productive worker… and which worker is not more happy than when intellectually engaged 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.
CONVERSATION MATTERS [Productivity] Building a “Speaking Up” Culture in Teams
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
Teams Will Learn To: Engage in productive conversations on tough issues. 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).
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Productivity] #Copyright Literacy in Higher Education #wlic2017
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
Goals included considering social political and economic context of information and knowledge production. This is my final liveblog on the mini-conference on Models for Copyright Education in Information Literacy Programs at the 2017 World Library and Information Conference held in the Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa (University of Lower Silesia), Wroclaw. There was part 2 of Librarians Teaching Faculty and Students: Copyright Literacy in Higher Education, moderated by Tomas Lipinski.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Productivity] User-Centered Design is Everyone’s Responsibility: A Launch Checklist
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
This can result in a lost purchase, a drop in satisfaction, and a big impact on the bottom line and perception of the product and/or company. I cannot count how many large-scale projects my team has been a part of where we’re scrambling last-minute to take care of some seemingly small but integral task necessary for launch. I’ve talked to others in the web design and marketing industry; my team is not alone in this launch frenzy.
- [Productivity] The Essential Digital Strategies
The growth of corporate productivity as a direct result of technology automation is a well known story. IT vendors such as IBM, Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle have long played a key enabling role in this strategy, but most of them have since moved their new products and services to other digital models below. Legacy product/service digitization. This strategy involves taking existing products and services and putting a digital face on them.
KNOW NETWORK NEWS [Productivity] Infosys Acquires Brilliant Basics
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017
Infosys has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Brilliant Basics, a London-based product design and customer experience firm
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Productivity] No. Social Terrorists Will Not Win
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
This idea, and the conflict it engenders, is not a finished product. The post No. Social Terrorists Will Not Win appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. A small group of social terrorists have hijacked the rational discourse led by society’s most accomplished, intelligent, and promising organizations. cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Let’s start with this: Google is not a perfect company.
COLUMN TWO [Productivity] Zombies meet brains: a new discussion about making organisations smarter
| MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
Book & product reviewsThere’s something inherently interesting about a book that uses zombies as its defining metaphor, while conducting a robust, scholarly examination of how organisations work. That’s the premise of Building Smarter Organizations by Gordon Vala-Webb.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] My policies
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
And I don’t do biz dev: develop contracts and outsource production. I similarly get a lot of emails that let me know about a new product and invite me to view it and give my opinion. 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.
- [Productivity] #wlic2017 papers: media literacy; open publishing
They would have to prove that their school library was the best through the production of a short movie, according to given rules.") - RAJU, Reggie (2017) Altruism as the founding pillar for open monograph publishing in the Global South. I will be attending the World Library and Information Conference (the IFLA conference) in Wroclaw later this month, and intend to be liveblogging from there. As usual, some full-text papers are already uploaded to the IFLA repository.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] the complexity of capitalism
| FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017
Factories traditionally work according to a production-line model, where each person does one- or two-minute tasks all day, every day: you fit the screen, I fix the protector, she boxes up the iPhone. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. alaindebotton : “Academia: an invention of genius to keep the brightest, most enquiring minds from tampering with the status quo. Paddocks for intellectuals.”
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Barry Downes #Realities360 Keynote Mindmap
| THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
Taking us through the Apollo 11 product, he showed what went into it and the emotional impact. Barry Downes talked about the future of the VR market with an interesting exploration of the Immersive platform. He showed a video that talked (somewhat simplistically) about how VR environments could be used for learning. There is great potential, but it’s not about content.). He finished with an interesting quote about how VR would be able to incorporate any further media.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Productivity] Unveiling the Specifics of ‘Unsubscribe’ for Email Marketers
| TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
Other than demographics, you can go a step further and segment according to purchase history, total purchase value, kind of products purchased, and the like: You can appropriately incentivize a first-time buyer or a frequent buyer. Email unsubscribe is one of the most dreadful things for any email marketer. After all the hard work you put into a campaign, it is particularly annoying to get your emails unsubscribed.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] more than mere digital transformation
| THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
As difficult as it has been to earn a decent wage, in spite of rising productivity for the past several decades, it seems it will get even tougher. 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.
- [Productivity] Digital Transformation and the Leadership Quandary
It is not their business model and products. The data now shows that a near majority of organizations today are undergoing digital transformation in some shape or form. By digital transformation I don’t mean IT automation of the business of course, but wholesale rethinking of some or all of the business in digital terms.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Productivity] Monitoring User Experience Through Product Usage Metrics
| SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017
User experience (UX) teams have many types of data at their disposal to ascertain the quality of a digital product’s user experience. Traditionally, these sources have focused on direct customer feedback through methods such as interviews and usability studies, as well as surveys  and in-product feedback mechanisms. Product managers rely on metrics that require little effort to gather and report on to give them a sense of business health. Overall product stickiness.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] understanding systems
| FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
“Reason 1: There Are No More Profits to Extract … Reason 2: Damage Built Up in the Natural World … The money system grows faster than the productive “real” economy — with the predictable outcome of market crashes, financial collapse, and structural adjustments (wealth extraction) when the mismatch grows too large. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] A Bad Tart
| TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
So tarting up content is counter-productive. Good learning requires a basis for intrinsic interest. The topic should be of interest to the learner, a priori or after the introduction. If the learner doesn’t ‘get’ why this learning is relevant to them, it doesn’t stick as well. And this isn’t what gamification does. It’s a bad (s)tart! Ok, to be clear, there’re two types of gamification.
- [Productivity] Dear Professor
But it is not productive for us to continue creating spaces for teachers to vent that students can eavesdrop on but feel excluded from. I knew something was very wrong toward the end of Freshman year at Wesleyan. I’d begun to withdraw from the circle of friends I’d become so close to over the year that two of them came home with me over Spring Break. I either couldn’t fall asleep at all or slept 12 or more hours a day.
GREEN CHAMELEON [Productivity] Blog>> Re-branding KM
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
If we want to ensure that we – and those around us – are as productive and effective as possible in the context of our current working situations, whilst under the cloud of all these potential changes, we need to enable as much intellectual stimulation as possible.
- [Productivity] Information in transition #i3rgu
is a by product of the social interaction. (6) 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. She defined transition as a convoluted passage in which people redfine their sense of self. in response to disruptive life events.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] FocusOn Learning reflections
| TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
Of course, it was also about the cost of production and the need for fidelity (video more than animation in both cases). If you follow this blog (and you should :), it was pretty obvious that I was at the FocusOn Learning conference in San Diego last week (previous 2 posts were mindmaps of the keynotes). And it was fun as always. Here are my reflections on what happened a bit more, as an exercise in meta-learning. There were three themes to the conference: mobile, games, and video.
KNOW NETWORK NEWS [Productivity] Successful Knowledge Management Systems
| TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
Based on years as a KM practitioner, the author believes that in a corporate environment, Knowledge Management helps improve productivity by building trust, networks and by substantially enhancing the intellectual level of the corporation
THEORIA CUM PRAXI [Productivity] Dear PMs, It’s time to Rethink Agile at Enterprise Startups
| TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
Translating this into tech: no long-term plan or product vision survives contact with the user in the product-design sense. It’s absolutely suboptimal to design a particular product all the way down to years’ worth of features, make that the blueprint, and build it out.” Inevitably, sticking to a rigid long-term plan without a mechanism to iterate on user feedback would result in features users don’t want, costly re-dos and potentially total product failure.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Evil design?
| TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
And over the years, while they’ve made mistakes (canceling HyperCard ), I’ve enjoyed their focus on making me more productive. This is a rant, but it’s coupled with lessons. . I’ve been away, and one side effect was a lack of internet bandwidth at the residence. In the first day I’d used up a fifth of the allocation for the whole time (> 5 days)! So, I determined to do all I could to cut my internet usage while away from the office.
KNOW NETWORK NEWS [Productivity] Emerging Markets for Fast Moving Consumer Goods
| MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
Emerging markets now account for more than half (51%) of global spend on Fast Moving Consumer Goods products, up from 48% three years ago
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] organizing for the network era
| MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
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. In my last post I noted that many organizations today are nothing more than attractive prisons. The current organizational tyranny was a response to a linear, print-based world.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] A learning meta-story
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
In this case, it’s a marketing plan for a new product that has been the focus of most of the organization’s effort. With old products facing receding sales, this product has to succeed. This includes making ‘calls’ (viewing videos of quick messages from the various roles involved including the product manager, the financial officer) to find out the parameters which are in play and to get expert knowledge.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] understanding work
| FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017
So you’re the raw material in the product they manufacture and then sell to advertisers,” says Taplin. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. DonaldHTaylor : ‘In Turkish you never ask “Did you understand me?” ” It’s rather rude. Instead, you say “Anlatabildim mi?” ” – Was I able to explain?’ ’ @suitpossum : “The world is not data.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Grappling with Groups
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017
a response to a question) or actually produce a work product of some sort (a video, presentation, report, etc). I’m a fan of the power of social learning. When people get together (and the process is managed right), the outcomes of a negotiated understanding can be powerful. However, in designing learning, working in groups has some real negative perceptions and realities. The open question is: what to do? The problems are well-known.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Some new elearning companies ;)
| TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
As I continue to track what’s happening, I get the opportunity to review a wide number of products and services. Here’s a collection of those that have piqued my interest of late: Sisters eLearning: these folks are taking a kinder, gentler approach to their products and marketing their services. While tracking them all would be a full-time job, occasionally some offer new ideas.
COLUMN TWO [Productivity] Put employee experience at the heart of the digital workplace (presentation)
| MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
The definition of a great digital workplace focuses on delivering simple, seamless, productive and holistic solutions for staff. If you’re early in the journey, consider one of the growing SharePoint intranet solutions , or other intranet-in-a-box products. I’ve enjoyed returning to Auckland, New Zealand, to present at the Digital Workplace Conference 2017.
KNOW NETWORK NEWS [Productivity] Majority of Asian Economies Expect Short-Term Gains
| THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
ADB forecasts gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Asia and the Pacific to reach 5.7 percent in 2017 and 2018, a slight deceleration from the 5.8 percent registered in 2016
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] the missing half of training
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
Some workplaces provide initial coaching and support but the general expectation is to be productive as soon as possible. The training industry is based on models that were developed for the military. The Systems Approach to Training includes the ADDIE [analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation] model, with variations used throughout industry. Robert Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction inform much of instructional design. Gagne’s early work was in military training.
CONVERSATION MATTERS [Productivity] Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems: A Book Review of Collaborative Intelligence By Richard Hackman
| TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
It is one where team members “work interdependently to generate a product or service for which members have collective, rather than individual accountability. There are many insightful researchers and theorist who come from other disciplines, but have much to offer knowledge managers. Richard Hackman is one of those. Hackman, a Harvard University Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology, is an acknowledged expert on teams and teamwork.
- [Productivity] Dear Facebook…Please Give Me Agency Over The Feed
This proposal breaks all manner of Silicon Valley product high holy-isms, but bear with me. The post Dear Facebook…Please Give Me Agency Over The Feed appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Like you, I am on Facebook. In two ways, actually. There’s this public page , which Facebook gives to people who are “public figures.”
PSYBLOG [Productivity] How Most People Are Killing Their Productivity
| THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
It can feel really good but it is reducing productivity by up to 40%. Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Attention
COLUMN TWO [Productivity] How to increase employee engagement using a social intranet (webinar this week!)
| MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
More than just a repository for content and a channel for communications, a modern social intranet gives employees a voice and allows them to work together in more productive and satisfying ways. Employee engagement is a key consideration for HR teams, internal communicators and senior leaders. The digital age offers new opportunities to connect, communicate and engage employees. Central to these efforts is the social intranet.
PSYBLOG [Productivity] The Type of Dairy Products Linked To Lower Depression
| TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
Certain dairy products are associated with lower rates of depression. Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Depression
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] What you learn not as important as how you learn!
| TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
I talk about handing over responsibility to the learner, gradually, to take responsibility for the activities, content, product, and reflection. I’m going a bit out on a limb here, with a somewhat heretical statement: what you learn is more important than how you learn ! (You You could say pedagogy supersedes curricula, but that’s just being pedantic. ;) And I’m pushing the boundaries of the concept a bit, but I think it’s worth floating as an idea.
CONVERSATION MATTERS [Productivity] Knowledge Management That Makes a Difference
| FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
Participation in the meeting was by invitation only, in order to keep the number of participants to a number that permitted a productive dialogue. I’ve been looking over a list of past clients to see what work I’ve enjoyed the most. To my surprise, I came up with three events that are all remarkably similar. In each one I am bringing people together in a way that allows them to solve their own problem.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] friday’s good finds
| FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
Clarity metrics are operational metrics, like the number of minutes a day your product actually gets used or how long it took for a user to get service. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. curtisogden : ‘Overheard: Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Productivity] Make the Commercial First
| THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
Today, digital products like apps and sites require marketing. Many products fail because they don’t solve a need their customers have or because the customer doesn’t know they themselves have a need for the product. Too often the team gets all the way through building the product to find out they can’t explain the product. Every product has at least one scary question to answer: Is it viable? Product detail shots.
- [Productivity] @josiefraser Open Education #lilac17 #yearofopen
Josie explored the concept of Open Educational Practices which support the production, use and reuse of Open Educational Resources. The opening keynote is the next subject for Pam McKinney's @ischoolPam reports from the LILAC conference " Josie Fraser @josiefraser gave a dynamic keynote on the theme of open education. She made a useful distinction between "free" and "open" - open resources can be changed and adapted for new situations, they can be used and reused for free.
PSYBLOG [Productivity] This Vitamin May Help Treat Autism
| FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
Autism research finds link between this vitamin and serotonin production. Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Autism
COLUMN TWO [Productivity] What cognitive biases do you have about your intranet?
| THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
In the session we covered four common biases that affect intranet teams: The IKEA effect – we place a disproportionately high value on products we have partially created. The recent Intranet Leadership Forum meeting was hosted at ANZ’s new corporate headquarters in Pitt Street, Sydney, and we enjoyed a live demonstration of ANZ’s social intranet Max Connect. We then stretched our thinking on how cognitive biases can affect our decision making around intranets.
- [Productivity] Bad Policy Makes Us Sick. Business Must Lead Us Back.
Food companies, driven as all businesses are by profit and policy inputs, are literally rewarded for selling as much of their product to us as they can, regardless of the consequences. The post Bad Policy Makes Us Sick. Business Must Lead Us Back. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Cross posted from NewCo Shift ). Walking around Disneyland with my daughter the other night, I found myself face to face with one of our country’s most intractable taboos.
THEORIA CUM PRAXI [Productivity] The product doesn’t get to kick ass until the user kicks ass, first.
| SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017
Source: The product doesn’t get to kick ass until the user kicks ass, first. It’s not what the toy does that’s interesting. It’s what the child does with the toy that’s interesting. Filed under: Ounce of Perception. Ounce of Perception
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Productivity] It’s Time For Facebook to Start Making Media
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
Truth is, with all these platform players, media is not only a crucial product, it’s the primary product. There’s no media product on Facebook that curates these gems, there’s only media distribution. And as everyone in the Valley (and in media) will tell you, Product Matters. So it’s time for Facebook to start making good media products. I mean, who wouldn’t want to visit a “Facebook trending viral videos” product at least once a day?
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] networked knowledge triad
| SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
It also reflects the types of networks we need to engage with in order to create value: Connectivity, Alignment, Productivity. With these established, getting work done in the formal hierarchy (Productivity Network) becomes an emergent practice of the other two networks. There are three structures that exist in all organizations, with three different sources of power, and three types of leadership required for each structure.
COLUMN TWO [Productivity] National day of action: no vendor sponsors (at Intranets2017)
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
There’s a real emphasis to connect up customers with the products they need and more so, in a complex marketplace, organisations need as much help as they can get. The second are the vendors who are seeking to promote their products. SYDNEY, 9th MARCH 2017 — For the seventh year, protesters took to the streets today as part of a national “no vendor sponsors” day.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] art and monopolies
| FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017
“In this brave new world, power comes not from production, not from distribution, but from controlling consumption: all markets will be demand-driven; the extent to which they already are is a function of how digitized they have become. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.”
- [Productivity] cfp Learning Social Justice through Critical Information Literacy
Critical information literacy differs from standard definitions of information literacy (ex: the ability to find, use, and analyze information) in that it takes into consideration the social, political, economic, and corporate systems that have power and influence over information production, dissemination, access, and consumption” (Gregory & Higgins, 2013).
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] mastery and models
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
The perpetual beta working model consists of three overlapping network types: Connectivity, Alignment, and Productivity. Productivity networks can develop the skills necessary to support the other network types. The dominance of knowledge work has the potential to shift our production systems from capital to labour. Personal Knowledge Mastery.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Tackling the tough stuff
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
What I’ve been able to do, successfully across years and organizations, is help align processes, products, services, and more with how our brains work. I was reflecting a wee bit on my books (and writings in general), and realized that there’s somewhat of a gap when I talk about games, and mobile, and more. And it’s not unconscious, but instead principled, even if it arises somewhat implicitly.
COLUMN TWO [Productivity] Launch of our new intranet review methodology
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
They are also a critical vehicle to help your organisation — and your staff — be more productive. As we’ve all experienced when travelling by air, it’s not enough for an airline to just keep planes flying with regular maintenance. Airlines must constantly update their planes with the latest seats, entertainment systems, engines, navigation systems and more to meet the increasing demands of users, stakeholders and regulatory bodies. Intranets are no different.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Productivity] Conversations With Blended Librarians
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
She has created award-winning videos, overseen Penn State’s transition from an in-house guide product to LibGuides, and was deeply involved in integrating the Libraries in the new LMS, Canvas. On March 2nd at 3pm US Eastern time (8pm UK time) there is a free webinar Conversations With Blended Librarians. All four of the blended ones are involved in information literacy and learning (see below).
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] a collective networked perspective
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Conflict, crime, terrorism, anti-social behaviour and many other ailments are products of a compartmentalised, fatalistic, ‘us versus them’ world-view that excludes wider possibilities and perspectives. A network society needs networked models for organizing and for learning. “More and more, the unit of comprehension is going to be group comprehension, where you simply have to rely on a team of others because you can’t understand it all yourself.
COLUMN TWO [Productivity] When should you rename your intranet?
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
At the Intranet Leadership Forum in Canberra last year, we ran several highly productive sessions on making the intranet more useful for staff. One of the discussions focused on a team who were building a new intranet and debating if they should change the intranet name. We have all been there and run naming competitions and developed brand assets, but why would you do this is an important question. Different answers emerged for different departments, but there were common threads.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] immunize for complexity
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Enabling experimentation and engaging with networks (Connectivity Networks, Alignment Networks, & Productivity Networks) ensures an understanding of the changing VUCA world. Have you heard the term VUCA ? It comes from the 1990’s but is still in use to describe the complex and chaotic world of business, politics, and technology. Volatility. Uncertainty. Complexity. Ambiguity. Peter Hinnsen, in The Network Always Wins , describes the antidote to VUCA as VACINE. Velocity. Agility.
CONVERSATION MATTERS [Productivity] What Research Says About Transferring Explicit Knowledge: To Share or Not to Share*
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
Employees are more willing to search for knowledge on the KMS if it has smart search tools that allow them to access knowledge by codes, abbreviations, product, country, branch, and keywords. I regularly review the new research on knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer because, although all of us have an opinion about what encourages or impedes workers sharing their knowledge, I recognize that my own and others' opinions are rarely based on research.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Silo APIs?
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
Or, to put it another way, breaking down the silos is the only way to get the best outputs for the important work, the work that will advance the organization whether removing errors, creating new products or processes, etc. I was in a conversation with my colleague Charles Jennings about organizational innovation, and one of the topics that arose was that of barriers to successful organizational function.
KNOW NETWORK NEWS [Productivity] Conflict Could Lead to Better Products
| MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
Eli Lilly has analyzed 14 years of data to understand the relationship between the health of its product development and the technical and commercial success of the products on which they worked
BOXES AND ARROWS [Productivity] How to Avoid UX Burnout
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
Stepping away to rejuvenate will give you a clear head and fresh perspective and improve your focus and productivity. The timeboxing technique is based on the premise that working within constraints increases productivity. Remember, as Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, famously said , “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”. As I watched the app go live in across the various app stores I felt exhausted.
COLUMN TWO [Productivity] Book review: Web Content Management by Deane Barker
| MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017
Products then evolve organically, according customer requests, and the perception of marketplace needs. Now at Step Two, we’ve been helping organisations select CMS products for over a decade. of hours talking with vendors, or seeing product demonstrations as part of procurement processes. In a no-nonsense way, he talks through how products work, and the pros and cons of each choice. There are a lot of websites in the world.
- [Productivity] It’s Time to Transform ERP into a System of Engagement
I’d argue these are, however, just not valid excuses for meeting the standards of modern IT systems when it comes to improving productivity, usefulness, and effective results in our organization. The IT industry has steadily been moving beyond its roots in data management and record keeping for a few decades now, approximately since the advent of corporate e-mail.
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Productivity] Predictions 2017: A Chain Reaction
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
2017 will be the year the industry is cast as a villain – for its ravenous and largely opaque data collection practices, its closed and self-serving approach to its own platforms, and its refusal to acknowledge or address the very real externalities, particularly in employment , created by its products and services. Privacy will become a strong product category. WhatsApp and Google (via its new Allo and Duo products). Apple releases a truly bad hardware product.
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Productivity] Predictions 2016: How’d I Do?
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
It’s all about the product. Core adtech companies – Google, Facebook, Amazon (yes, Amazon is a serious player in adtech) – all released key products or platforms that vector IoT directly into their adtech strengths (Google Home? The post Predictions 2016: How’d I Do? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. At the beginning of each year I make predictions , and at year’s end, I hold myself to account.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] the secret of freedom
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016
It may be more productive to highlight the ways in which Russian propagandists attempt to manipulate audiences, rather than fighting the specific manipulations. “Le secret de la liberté est d’éclairer les hommes, comme celui de la tyrannie et de les retenir dans l’ignorance.” Maximilien Robespierre (1758 – 1794). Translation: “The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.”.
CONVERSATION MATTERS [Productivity] 4 Great Ways to Conduct Peer Assists: Transferring Knowledge Effectively
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
The challenge was to achieve a step-change in the number of small retail outlets which sold Mars products in order to drive a rapid increase in sales in these markets. billion potential consumers of Mars products. In an earlier blog post I described a framework for Knowledge Transfer and explained that the choice of knowledge transfer process differs depending upon 1) what transfer problem the organization is trying to solve, and 2) the type of knowledge (e.g.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Employee Experience
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
One of the recent trends has been about ‘customer experience’, focusing the organization on a consistent and coherent customer experience from first exposure through to ongoing product or service use. That is, when employees have purpose, are given autonomy to pursue their goals, and are supported towards success, they’re happier and more productive. And, I’ll argue, that when the tools are ‘to hand’, employees are happier and more productive.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Productivity] ALT free online 3 day teaching with tech conference
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
It says it is a "showcase " so some of the sessions are focusing on use of a specific product (it isn't a research conference) but there are also people talking about how they or their institution have used learning technlogy at a practical level. The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) has just started a 3 day conference (6 to 8 December) on teaching with technology. Sessions are in various formats e.g. webinar, Tweetchat, Facebook live session.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Productivity] Book in Brief: Digital and Marketing Asset Management
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
Most often, they want to use digital media “products” to reach prospective buyers. The digital media tool also could be the product itself[—]a music collection, streaming television series, video, electronic magazine, e-book, or catalog[—]that the enterprise must distribute in a variety of formats or forms. In most cases, you need to add textual information like copy, descriptions, and product data.
SPINNING A LEARNING WEB [Productivity] Musical Theatre in Brisbane and Where to After Graduation: a few thoughts from 2012
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016
One of the questions put to us was whether, after training, taking work in an amateur theatre production would mean an actor would not be ‘taken seriously.’ Often it means seeking work in local amateur productions. I was in the audience last weekend for the Ignatians’ current production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd directed by John Peek. I’ve seen the work of Blue Fish – last year in their production of Guys and Dolls.
KNOW NETWORK NEWS [Productivity] Markets Ripe for Innovation
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016
Here is a list of eight market segments which are ripe for new product innovation
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Special Webinar on Learning Design Strategy
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
It’s actually undermining your goals for increasing expertise, effectiveness and productivity. Learning, properly, should have an impact. It’s about systematically changing behavior, developing new skills to meet ever-changing needs. That’s why we invest in learning: training or elearning. If elearning doesn’t make an impact , who cares how accessible or affordable is seems? Too much of what is done under this umbrella isn’t sufficient.
- [Productivity] Using Online Community for Digital Transformation
For just as the old, plodding, limited, and bandwidth-starved methods of central production are no match whatsoever for today’s methods of digital peer production , failure to adapt has very significant competitive and existential consequences. Analysis Digital Transformation Online Community Peer Production Social Business Strategy The EnterpriseDriving successful change in a large organization has always been one of the most difficult activities in business.
THEORIA CUM PRAXI [Productivity] Design choices – web browsers
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
How intentional are you about the design of your products, and how much of the design simply “is”? In addition to the many different features implemented in the various Web browsers, there are many different decisions and choices made in the design of the features common across browsers. Some make sense to me and some don’t. For example… Right-clicking.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Extending engagements
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
Given that their product was complex, it became clear that ‘how to’ videos were a real opportunity. They were particularly excited about the concept of ‘spacing’ practice, and loved the spacing diagram originated by my colleague Will Thalheimer. In a couple of recent posts, I’ve been telling tales of helping organizations, and I wanted to tell at least one more.
THEORIA CUM PRAXI [Productivity] Microsoft Surface Studio: The engineering beneath floating pixels
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
“We’re not here to get to show off our work, we’re here to make awesome products,” says Hill. “If the work is not good inside, the product cannot be good on the outside,” he says, noting that you’re squeezing a lot of technology into small volumes. “I think that’s super important.” ” It’s a belief that’s reflected by Groene, too.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Strategy Sessions
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
I also look at their current context, e.g. their business, market, customers, and products/services. In a previous post , I talked about a couple of instances where I worked with folks to let them ‘pick my brain’ Those were about learning design in particular, but I’ve also worked with folks on strategy. In these strategy sessions, things work a little differently.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Measuring Culture Change
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Or the rate of new product generation. Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. I’ll think ‘out loud’ about what might be the possibilities. A learning culture is optimal for organizational innovation and agility, and it’s likely that not all elements are already in place.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Productivity] Panda’s Guide to User Experience
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016
But instead of throwing back the same cannonball I started with, I’d be throwing back an idea that worked for the user, the product manager, and me. Just as the panda had to embrace his attack and use his specialty to deal with it, I learned to embrace the solutions product managers wanted me to implement so I could identify the actual problem and come up with a sustainable solution. I blacked out when he said he wanted to underline text so that the site looked more interactive.
FUTURE OF WORK [Productivity] Taking Charge of Tomorrow: The Most Important Question in the World
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
For the last several weeks I’ve been making the case that you can improve the quality and productivity of your meetings with relatively little effort. Rethink the basics, offer a simple training workshop, and improve the way you measure the cost and quality of your meetings.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Pick my brain?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
To be fair, some of my complaints came from situations that were appropriate given some aspect of their context that I hadn’t known, but there were still a set of specific improvements I could recommend: “ We found his comments insightful, and we look forward to implementing his expert suggestions to further improve of our product… “ Learning Design Workshop.
CLARK QUINN [Productivity] Reconciling Activity and Decisions
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
However, I also have characterized learning as a series of activities, and those activities generate some work product and are (ideally) annotated with reflections. These products can (and arguably should be) cast as a response to some storyline that has them in a role related to the ones they’re likely to be in after the learning experience (even with some exaggeration ). Developing a product is typically a series of many decisions!
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] a new business ideology
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
which flow around and support the core product and service value chain. These are intangible products that can be exchanged, as indeed people can and do trade favors to build relationships.” – Verna Allee. “Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. Then ideology brings up the rear, lagging all the rest—that’s when things really get set in concrete.” – Charles Green.
FUTURE OF WORK [Productivity] Four Questions to Protect Yourself from Bad Meetings
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
For a longer exploration of how to make all those lousy meetings both productive and popular, order a copy of my most recent book, Making Meetings Matter: How Smart Leaders Orchestrate Powerful Conversations in the Digital Age (link is to the book’s page on Amazon.com. I’ve been writing about meetings and how to make them better for months. And, as you know, I even wrote a book about making meetings matter (available on Amazon.com at this link – contact me directly for volume discounts).
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] find your lumps
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016
It’s that lumpy third dimension—the depth—that makes mass production impractical. I am a ‘strawberry jam’ consultant. My consulting has lumps that cannot be spread too thin. My work cannot be infinitely diluted, like grape jelly can be spread.
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] enabling self-governing teams
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016
The more diverse their social networks, the more effective and productive they are in a network society. The future of work is in effectively integrating Connectivity, Alignment, & Productivity networks. “All forms of governance are failing their citizens — dictatorships and communism failed in the last part of the 20th century, and in this century democracies are not meeting citizen expectations. No matter which leaders are chosen, the systems themselves are failing.”
FUTURE OF WORK [Productivity] Making Your Meetings Better: The Business Case for a Fix
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016
What kind of organizational inertia and/or blindness encourages team leaders to ignore the obvious opportunity to improve their teams’ effectiveness and productivity by making all their meetings better? What is it worth to make your meetings both more efficient and more effective?
HAROLD JARCHE [Productivity] supporting the business of learning
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016
In the GoodPractice report, I state that one of the problems is that the Learning & Development (L&D) department in a lot of cases, has become a deliverer of products and not a co-solver of problems. The 2nd edition of the 70:20:10 Report has been published by GoodPractice. I have described 70:20:10 as a useful model and have suggested nine ways to implement the model. These form the core of the social learning community of practice.