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Wirearchies = Adaptive, Two Way Flow of Power, Knowledge, with a Focus on People , then Results

Wirearchies = Adaptive, Two Way Flow of Power, Knowledge, with a Focus on People , then Results | Agile Learning |

Harold Jarche features Chee Chin Liew’s presentation on moving from hierarchies to teams at BASF.  It shows how IT Services used their technology platforms to enhance networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration.  

It features an approach to “building flows of information into pertinent, useful and just-in-time knowledge” so that...  knowledge can flow in order to foster trust and credibility.




In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle.   ...It means giving up control. 


Creating this two-way flow of dialogue, practice, expertise, and interest, can be the foundation of a 

In complex environments, weak hierarchies and strong networks are the best organizing principle.

....many companies today have strong networks...coupled with strong central control. Becoming a wirearchy requires new organizational structures that incorporate communities, networks, and cooperative behaviours. It means giving up control. The job of those in leaderships roles is to help the network make better decisions. 

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See the companion post about Holacracy, here.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I just featured the called out quote above about complexity (over complicated, bureaucratic), and less hierarchy, more communication via networks in my most recent post about letting go of industrial age thinking via the command and control nature of performance appraisals.  

Wirearchy and holacracy (think Zappos) are alternatives that embrace networked learning.  One is arguably a set of principles, the latter is an organization design approach that deemphasizes management.

~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:50 PM

Holacracies, wirearchies and feedback rich cultures are one of the key ways organizations can adapt to disruptive change, or so it is beginning to look.   It will take solid leadership to change the nature of control and power in new millenium organizations, with unconventional larger organizations. like Zappos, leading the way.  ~  D

Helen Teague's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:46 PM

well worth the reading time.

InflatableCostumes's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:26 AM

 Manufacturers of Custom Shaped Cold Air Inflatables including Giant Character shapes and  Product Replicas also Rooftop Balloons specializing in custom inflatables for advertising, manufactured in Hyderabad city, India -

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What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic

What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic | Agile Learning |

Knowledge Works has taken a look into the future of education and learning ecosystem and prepared for you this awesome graphic via Mindshift. 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Infographic learning ecosystems get my attention, including thinking about the implications for the workforce of tomorrow.  ~  Deb

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:23 PM

amo a ideia de infografico para traduzir o colorido da aprendizagem futura...

Maria Persson's comment, August 4, 2013 4:03 PM
Muito bom!
Fields Jackson, Jr's comment, August 24, 2013 6:24 PM
Very nice
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Adaptive Learning is Hot!

Adaptive Learning is Hot! | Agile Learning |

Adaptive learning is hot. The technology, loosely defined as data-driven tools that can help professors mold coursework around individual students’ abilities, is developing at a dizzying pace.

And colleges have been hard-pressed to keep up with the mishmash of adaptive offerings from emerging firms.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation representatives believe adaptive learning has plenty of potential, both to help more students earn a college credential and to do so more efficiently. So the foundation footed the bill to bring together leaders from a group of a dozen relatively tech-savvy colleges and two associations to share information.

The group has met three times. One attendee calls it the most diverse gathering of institutions he’s seen in 40 years on the job.

Read more:   Inside Higher Ed   

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Tailored education?  No wonder it is hot!  ~ D

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Classics ~ Adult Learning Theory & Andragogy Slideshare ~ Malcolm Knowles

Highlights that apply to technology training & learning, as relevant today.

  • Why specifics are being taught  (commands, functions, operations...)


  • Learning is task oriented within a context of common, needed tasks, not memorization


  • Teaching accounts for the wide range of backgrounds of learnings  (different levels / previous experience of learners)


  • Allows for self-direction, discovery - offering guidance through mistakes, offering help in learning if needed

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

A good visual summary of the classic work of Knowles, useful as a refresher of the basics.  The SlideShare author has also encouraged free sharing of the "Presentation of Andragogy." ~ D

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 4, 2014 6:45 PM

All learning should be premised on the learner actively taking a role in their own learning.

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A Personalized Learning Model - to Guide Education Technology Investments

A Personalized Learning Model - to Guide Education Technology Investments | Agile Learning |

Most of our education technology investments involve some combination of improving the state of practice in "What Don't I Know" - "How Do I Learn This?" and "How Did I Do?"

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is part 3 of a 3 series set of short, clear blog posts advocating for adaptive learning with feedback.   The author offers precise definitions of the elements.

These are useful concepts in the series, especially the problem of the bell curve in Part 1, which I'll address soon in my Talent & Performance Development curation stream.

~  Deb

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