Posts By: Jon

Leading and Managing People Must Evolve in the Networked Era

For the past few years there have been increasingly numerous and strident calls for fundamental make-overs of both management and leadership. One of the most recent that has high visibility (Forbes Magazine) is Steve Denning’s «Why Most Of What We Know About Management Is Just Plain, Flat, Dead Wrong“. People everywhere are clicking into the fact… Read more »

Vers une meilleure gestion des réseaux de connaissances

Le Web a fait irruption dans la conscience collective dans le milieu des années 1990. Depuis, nous avons tous cliqué et lié nos façons de penser à travers le boom du “dot-com” : ce fut les premiers jours de ce que l’on a appelé le Web 2.0 (des sites Web et des espaces interactifs). Maintenant nous… Read more »

An HR Management Framework for the Connected Enterprise

I am using the term ‘framework’ loosely. I think no one really knows what the massive gradual transition to social computing and collaboration as core work activities means in practical terms for today’s (and tomorrow’s) human resources professionals and the people management processes and practices they design, implement, coach and manage. I say that with… Read more »

10 Key Points About the Future of Work

1. Customers, employees and other stakeholders are all interconnected, and have access to most, if not all the information that everyone else has This fact has large implications for any organization. It means that you can’t hide – anywhere. Michael Schrage of MIT puts it very succinctly: “Networks make organizational culture and politics explicit” It’s… Read more »

Overheard – From Scratch

Nigel Paine, ex-Head of Learning of the BBC and a respected authority on learning in the connected era, offered me the privilege of being interviewed for his series called “From Scratch” on organizations and learning. https://audioboo.fm/boos/2286656-from-scratch-14-wirearchy

Post-Normal – Things Will Slide In All Directions

The title of this article is my combination of a term (post-normal) I learned from Stowe Boyd and a line from Leonard Cohen’s anthem “The Future” Fundamental innovation in business, education, culture-making and the arts  is aimed at catalyzing and supporting cultural transformation. As we face concurrent crises around the globe today, there is a… Read more »

Knowledge, Trust, Credibility and a Focus on Results — Are They Factors That Disrupt or Help Society Evolve ?

I was recently asked to provide some thoughts to a yet-to-be published book about designing purposeful flows of information and interaction. Specifically, I was asked to provide thoughts and opinions about what kinds of impact may result from the increasing presence and volume of flows of information amongst interconnected people.   Based upon our individual… Read more »