llaborative working — Penny Walker’s blog Tempting and disconcerting in equal measure: being asked to write a book is such a flattering thing, dangerously seductive; being asked to write a book is such a frightening thing, because “what if it’s rubbish?” Putting something in writing is a moment of commitment: hard for an inveterate hedger and fence-sitter like me. (I couldn’t even decide between ‘hedger’ and ‘fence-sitter’, could I?)
Responsible Innovation Innovation may bring a lot of good to society, but innovation is not a good in itself. History provides many examples of new technologies that have had serious negative consequences or that simply just failed to address significant societal challenges. This course discusses the concept of responsible innovation, its meaning and its significance by addressing the societal implications of new technologies and showing how we might incorporate ethical considerations into technical innovations. In this course, we will: Discuss the concept of responsible innovation, the individual and collective responsibility and the ethical issues regarding innovation. Discuss tools and approaches to responsible innovation, like Value Sensitive Design (VSD).
AMO - Bienvenue sur HEC AMO Accueil Browse Latest publications Take Social Collaboration To Next Level - Global Cio - Executive Social collaboration for teams is important, but here's how to scale up using "creation spaces" of forums, videos and other networked tools. Going it alone doesn't work anymore, for companies or for individuals. With technology changing almost daily and increasing pressure to perform, success -- for the individual or the organization -- will depend upon the ability to amplify learning and accelerate performance improvement within large, diverse ecosystems. The opportunity is to build environments -- "creation spaces" -- that combine the advantages of tightly-knit teams with the ability to scale to encompass increasing numbers of participants. Teams and local work groups are powerful engines for learning because they encourage deep, trust-based relationships.
Next Generation Infrastructures - Part 1 Imagine how your life would be without electricity to power the devices you use at home and in the office, without reliable drinking water from the tap, without cars, trains and air traffic, without your mobile phone and without internet access. In many parts of the world we take the availability of these services for granted. Without conscious reflection on the technological systems that bring these services to where we use them, we are becoming increasingly dependent on a secure, uninterrupted and affordable supply of energy, water, transport, telecommunication and information services. They create the conditions for liveability and economic development. However, today's infrastructure systems are in a process of drastic change, as they are becoming more and more web-based, transnational and privatized, while new technologies are on their way.
Howard Rheingold: Knowing How to Collaborate Is Essential I just read the Kindle edition of “Net Smart,” written by writer and critic Howard Rheingold. The book provides a thoughtful analysis of some major theories and discourses about the “always on” era, while at the same time giving new insights and practical advice about the literacies we need to thrive in this environment. I’ve followed Rheingold’s posts and videos for some time now, attended presentations, and participated in some of his courses. He’s not only an expert in virtual communities (a term he coined himself) and social media, but also teaches digital journalism. I had the opportunity to interview him recently about the implications of his thinking on media, journalism and journalism education. MediaShift: Howard, how Internet-savvy are digital natives — do they need experts such as you to find their way?
The Science of Everyday Thinking We will explore everyday thinking: why people believe weird things, how we form and change our opinions, why our expectations skew our judgments, and how we can make better decisions. We discuss and debate topics such as medical diagnosis, paranormal phenomena, placebos, miracles, and more. You will learn how to evaluate claims, make sense of evidence, and understand why we so often make irrational choices. Be a Better Global Collaborator - Amy Gallo - Best Practices In today’s globalized world, it is essential to know how to collaborate with people from different cultures. While this used to be the case primarily for country managers and those taking on overseas assignments, it now applies to all managers. But exactly how does one learn to become a better global collaborator? What the Experts Say Learning to navigate widely varying business practices is far from straightforward. “Global leadership is much more complicated than leading people like you,” says Mansour Javidan, the Director of the Global Mindset Institute at Thunderbird School of Global Management and author of “Making It Overseas.”
So Long Scrum, Hello Kanban - Stormpath User Management API Last year, Stormpath made the big shift from Scrum to Kanban. While we love Agile principles, the Scrum process wasn’t working for us. Kanban made our team more efficient, happier, and increased our focus on quality software. More importantly, it has become a core part of our company culture, and is now used by non-technical teams like Marketing and HR. Kanban software development focuses on continuous delivery and drives high efficiency by limiting how much work can be done at once. Invented by Toyota and modified by David J.
Collaboration: A Primer Prepared for the ACS Strategic Planning Committee by Amanda Hagood, Director of Blended Learning, Associated Colleges of the South, and Grace Pang, Program Officer, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education Introduction This primer was developed from a study of sixteen case studies in digitally-mediated collaboration and the liberal arts published by the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) in the summer of 2014. Though the case studies covered topics as diverse as designing and implementing a hybrid course in Asian Studies or launching a program in digital humanities, each provided a fascinating example of how small institutions can marshal their oftentimes limited resources and personnel to achieve extraordinary things.
SoL - Society for Organizational Learning Welcome to SoL! We offer Individual (Connections) as well as Organizational Memberships. Both Memberships include a subscription to the SoL e-journal, Reflections. Choose the membership type that's right for you and start your registration at the bottom of the page. Please contact us if you have any questions.SoL operates as a global network of SoL communities. You can also choose to become a member of a community in another country or a community based on a specific interest. World Economic Forum-Talent Mobility Good Practices - Collaboration at the Core of Driving Economic Growth Talent Mobility Good Practices – Collaboration at the Core of Driving Economic Growth, prepared in collaboration with Mercer, is based on 55 case studies from around the world. It shows concrete actions that organizations – including companies, governments, academic institutions, and non-profit entities – have implemented to address talent challenges. Among the case studies, the featured solutions to these problems are varied, ranging from shaping academic curricula to better meet an industry’s talent needs to training underskilled workers for employment.
Seats of learning Peter Senge’s theory of the learning organisation has implications beyond the private sector. Matthew Taylor discovers how the concept can help mobilise activity in government, the public sector and wider systems. The nature of organisations – how they work, what they can give to their staff and how they affect the world around them – is in a period of serious change. A good organisation can mobilise its staff to do good both in and outside the office, yet a failing one can do much to stand in the way of vital change.