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Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Maximizing Business Value!

Learning is the Work ~ The Future of Jobs

Learning is the Work ~ The Future of Jobs | Agile Learning |

"...automation is replacing most routine work...[leaving] customized work, which requires initiative, creativity and passion."

Valued work, and the environments in which it takes place, is becoming more complex. Professionals today are doing work that cannot be easily standardized.


...the optimal way to do work is to constantly probe the environment and test emergent practices...[which] are dependent on the cooperation of all workers [and]... the free flow of knowledge.



"In complexity, we can determine the relationship between cause and effect only in retrospect. ...[This] puts into question most of our management frameworks that require detailed analysis before we take action. It also shows that identifying and copying best practices is pretty well useless.

"In complex work environments, the optimal way to do work is to constantly probe the environment and test emergent practices. This requires an engaged and empowered workforce. Emergent practices are dependent on the cooperation of all workers (and management) as well as the free flow of knowledge.


"Work in complex situations requires a greater percentage of implicit knowledge,...Research shows that sharing complex knowledge requires strong interpersonal relationships. But discovering innovative ideas usually comes through loose social ties. Organizations need both, and communities of practice can help to connect tight work teams with loose social networks.


...this new world of work needs individuals who are adept at sense-making. One framework for this is personal knowledge management."

The most effective learning in the new world of work will be when engaged individuals, working out loud, share their knowledge. Training and education will remain inputs, but minor ones. 

See the other ScoopIt featuring and earlier post from the same author:      Pushing and Pulling Tacit Knowledge

As always in our ScoopIt news, click on the photo, video or title to see the full Scooped post.

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  • Are you local to SE Michigan?  Find out more about horse-guided leadership development sessions (no fee demos) for individuals by contacting Deb, after reviewing her coaching page here.  


Via Jim Lerman, midmarketplace
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Harold Jarche make the point of loose -tight structure and customization, dependent on open, sharing environments.  Curation, such as these newsletters on ScoopIt, is a type of personal knowledge management.

Other posts shared in this stream offer the types of open networks and giving, learning, helping environments that can create the needed loose - tight structures for learning.    ~  D

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:52 AM

Sobre el futuro del trabajo y la Gestión del Conocimiento: El aprendizaje es el trabajo de Harold Jarche: Muy recomendable su lectura

Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Talent and Performance Development!

What Can Swarms Teach Us About Teams and High Performance?

What Can Swarms Teach Us About Teams and High Performance? | Agile Learning |

"Do you want your organization to behave in a more collaborative way? For better results, try taking some cues from nature."

The notion of “swarming” to assemble a cross-functional or cross-departmental team, could be considered a key factor in an organization’s ability to develop and thrive.

Gartner described a work swarm as a “flurry of collective activity” to deal with non-routine workplace problems or opportunities. Without this option, organizations can fall short in their quest to respond to stressors (or opportunities) in quickly changing internal and external environments.

....Building a pipeline of talent is imperative with swarming – but this should be developed in a manner that is meaningful. Mapping the skills and strengths of potential team players within relevant industries, becomes a critical goal.

Furthermore, teaming applications (like Jostle), can also help document the evolving skill sets of potential contributors.

Related posts by Deb:


 3 Success Factors for High Performance Teams, and What Gets In the Way


Choices for High Performance Teams, Groups and Psuedo-Teams: Achievement Is How You Say It!


Agile Leader Learning for Sustainable Change: Steps through Sharp Rocks


Co-Creation in Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges & the Road to Commitment

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Agile Learning include teams including flexible, adaptable conditions, vs. more rigid hierarchies, that allow teams to develop.  ~  D

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:47 AM

If you want to jump start an exploration of swarming, look at large group methods  that are swarm friendly, including Open Space Technology - photos here.

Also, this article reminds me of the Membership, Control, Goal simple model that helps create movement & synergy in a team.

I'm encouraged by organizations looking seriously into swarming support and creating more  permeable boundaries around formerly rigid roles.   ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:07 AM

A post that gathered interest  right away on the Talent and Performance Development curation stream.  Note the key aspect, "non-routine" workplace problems or opportunities. "

Don't we all have these?  Are we ready to respond to non-standard events, "anti-fragile?"

From  Talent and Performance Development, which also features recent articles on performance metrics and management (reinvention.)

~  Deb 

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10 Expectations from Students, Leaving to Learn Video

10 Expectations from Students, Leaving to Learn Video | Agile Learning |

Timing, Relationships, Relevance, Engagement and more.

From "Leaving to Learn"

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Well done!  These 10 student expectations are questions, EXCELLENT questions for adult as well as younger student educators and shed light on needs for business / learning innovation. ~ D

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Advice for Middle-Age Seekers of MOOCs

Advice for Middle-Age Seekers of MOOCs | Agile Learning |
Cathy N. Davidson, a researcher on learning in the digital age, addresses some of the negatives about massive open online courses, though with an eye to their potential.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Here's a sensible and indepth (New York Times) article on using MOOCs as a GenX or Boomer, a part of agile learning 2013.  ~  Deb

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The 70:20:10 Framework

The 70:20:10 Framework for Building Workforce Capability. Uploaded August 2011. (c) 2011 Charles Jennings, 702010Forum
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

What's current, leaving ADDIE in history.  Chief Learning Officer circles worthy.  ~  D

Karen Schmidt's curator insight, August 3, 2013 3:32 AM

... lets get their with peer learning AND a collaboration learning loop