What is the Important Work?

Clark Quinn

Not surprisingly for regular readers, I think that the nature of work is changing. In essence, to do the important work faster. Call it knowledge work, call it concept work, the point is that execution will only be the cost of entry, innovation will be the necessary differentiator. The fact is, our brains are really good at pattern matching, and bad at rote work. Training people to do rote work is a dying enterprise.

Tapping the Social Grid - Free Webinar

Tony Karrer

I'm going to be doing a free webinar with Mark Sylvester of IntroNetworks that's about Crowdsourcing in the Small and Social Brain. Tapping the Social Grid Date: Friday, February 27th Time: 9 - 10 am PACIFIC, Noon - 1 pm EASTERN Register Here Over the past 20 years, knowledge work has been transformed by the explosion of information sources and information flow. This has caused fairly radical changes in core work tools and methods.

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Tony Karrer

Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers Web 2.0 Second Life is not a teaching tool Tool Set 2009 New Design for My Smile Sheet The art of changing the brain Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Social Media makes this course stand out Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging?

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

It’s always fun at the end of the year to go back and take a look at what you’ve been working on, what you’ve learned during the year. In June 2008, Work Literacy Launched. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up. When I look at my particular skills, methods and tools for 2009 and compare them to 2008, I would say that it’s mostly a question of degree of use and certainly my use of Twitter has grown. Work Event?

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Curated Insights: The Human Side of Extracting Business Value from Information

CLO Magazine

Society’s best brains are saturated with immediate issues that become ever more complex, rather than reflecting on why we are doing this and what the long-term consequences will be.”. If insights are buried in knowledge repositories or traditional learning management systems or learning experience platforms and not accessible via digital workplace platforms and devices that enable critical thinking, they may never make it to those in need. Content curation is not a new phenomenon.

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Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. Leveraging Networks is Key Skill and the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. Tools and Methods for Networks and Communities - Discusses specific tools and methods for using Networks and Communities as part of Knowledge Work. Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach - Treating LinkedIn like a massive, virtual cocktail party.

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The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Charles: I see these shifts in learning as being driven not only by re-thinking the process of learning and development and by emerging technologies, but also by fundamental changes in the world of work. Factors such as changing organisational structures and evolving work practices are important drivers. Charles: We now know that people learn more about their work informally than they do formally.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

At the same time, we are shifting into an era in which knowledge work and learning occur where re-engineered business processes collide with a participative and interactive ecology of information flows. The working definition of ROII is the observable development of capacity and capability to create economic values out of intangibles. Often, results obtained from social science research methods will produce more meaningful feedback than solid counts of the wrong thing.

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Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

Time for some quick-and-dirty research to get the brain in gear. Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. About three hundred years ago, work became an organizational matter. Factories require groups of people working together. Clocks measure working hours instead of the sun. Frederick Taylor uses time-and-motion studies to find the one best way to do individual pieces of work.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Working smarter is the key to sustainability and continuous improvement. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. The accelerating rate of change in business forces everyone in every organization to make a choice: learn while you work or become obsolete. The infrastructure for working smarter is called a workscape. It’s not a separate function so much as another way of looking at how we organize work.

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