We all know Big Blue can beat anyone at chess, based on parsing billions of calculations and having a dedicated team of people at its side, soothing its fears and oiling its parts. We have seen the Japanese robots that can … Continue reading The Automaton Hordes Are Here! I Hope you Are #FutureOfWork Ready
Last week, in sharing this beta process of constructing a Work Manifesto For The Social Age, Richard Martin added his always excellent input…
@ThisMuchWeKnow One word I would like to see on there: Act. Maybe another: Experiment.
— Richard Martin (@IndaloGenesis) August 5, 2014
I protested that hustle was all about action…
Boomers have finally got used to the fact that their kids will not have a job for life; they accept that people move around jobs, looking for new challenges, whether by design or out of necessity. Now, Gen Xers have … Continue reading Fiendish Child: Get Used To It, Grandad
Two further lovely neat challenges from the recent conference call with Adjuvi talking about dealing with “change.” All very well that leaders proclaim the need for new / change / the future! But are they putting themselves first in the firing line, or do they mean YOU, not them…? Hmmmm. No comment. Leader “Buys in” = “My org should compromise to the new initiative, but not me” –Larry Everson #CAWW — Jonathan Anthony (@ThisMuchWeKnow) July 10, 2014 Leader takes “Buy-in” literally – they bought the software, but nothing else!! – @Dennis_Pearce #CAWW — Jonathan Anthony (@ThisMuchWeKnow) July 10, 2014 … Continue reading When Leaders “Buy-In”, What Is The Outcome For YOU?
I often point at my iPhone at work and say “Why can’t things work here (location) like they do for me here (device)?” I was on a video call last week with the Adjuvi team – Dion Hinchcliffe and Larry Everson – Dion made such a simple, powerful point… "App store is your personal IT dept." – @dhinchcliffe nice! — Jonathan Anthony (@ThisMuchWeKnow) July 10, 2014 It brings to mind an article I have been heavily influenced by, called Brands as Patterns by Method. It uses the iPhone interface as a mechanism to discuss how to organize artifacts and themes. So, we have EVERYTHING … Continue reading We Want In Our Public Lives What We (Already) Have In Our Private Lives
John Stepper writes a lot about the act of generosity in working out loud. When you seek to assist your network to get stronger, more resilient, enable breakthroughs – for its own sake! – you will be paid back handsomely. Now, this goes against a lot of late-capitalist thinking about the dog-eat-dog world of globalization. We live in fear – and/or are entrepreneurially energized – that globalization in fact eats the dog, that eats the dog, for breakfast. Stepper says otherwise. Leading with generosity: By framing your posts as contributions you’re more likely to engage other people. You’re not just looking … Continue reading Generosity Is Not Just “Good”, It Has (Increasing) Value
Last year I worked through a few changes in the way people and organizations (co)exist, especially as technology changes our world(view) and networks blow away rigid structures. I called this series X is the new Y. Well, one article I read today really has 9 new Xs, so to speak, all from the genius of Joi Ito, head of MIT Media Lab. (Explanations begin around 16:30 of video) Ito calls them principles of innovation, and they fit perfectly into the x:y perspective. Resilience is the new Strength Pull is the new Push Risk is the new Safety System is the … Continue reading X Is The New Y: Another Take
So, I’m reflecting on how ESNs are limiting, and that the new frontier of work is TESN (TRANS-enterprise social networks). We are moving beyond relative boundaries of the industrial age. We are, instead, availing ourselves of new opportunities to commune and collaborate with the very best people in our networks. Recently, I attended the #ResponsiveOrg unConference in London at Impact Hub, Westminster. As with Hive YVR, the environment is a mix of hot desk and semi-permanent work stations, and community and collaboration are at its heart. As their website states: We provide flexible access to workspace and curate a supportive, … Continue reading TRANS-Enterprise Social Networks: Impact Hub Westminster
Reading a recent Harold Jarche post – Ten Years, Ten Thoughts – thought 7 reminded me of a few posts I wrote last year that are worth revisiting, not least because redundancy and repetition are good for you! Jarche reminds us that: An informal professional learning network, with its redundant connections, repetition of information and indirect communications, is a much more resilient system than any designed professional development program can be. I made a few tangential points in this direction. In How we learn, channeling an older version of the Jarche post: [Repetition and redundancy] sounds luxurious, but it is not. Digital, networked … Continue reading Redundancy And Repetition Are Good For You: Revisited
Here’s one for the little people, the freelancers, the intrepid, the cast aside, the let go and left behind, the consultants and the small business entrepreneurs. The world is tilting in your direction. From Amazon to eBay, from Facebook to Twitter, from AirBnB to the Khan Academy, technology is tuning into the frequency of the small scale and the individual. These tools, these opportunities are tough for The Man to engage with and leverage – but the individual, the citizen, the friend, the compadre, for them these tools are given from Heaven above to use and own. A recent theme … Continue reading Economies Of Unscale: Here’s One For The Little Guy