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Why Hierarchy Is Outdated: The (Long Overdue) Need For Organizational Adaptability

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Hierarchy is outdated. The age-old system originally designed by the military and adopted by corporate America has been rendered obsolete for the simple fact that it promotes irrelevance. Here’s why.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 7, 4:40 PM

Hierarchy is outdated. The age-old system originally designed by the military and adopted by corporate America has been rendered obsolete for the simple fact that it promotes irrelevance. Here’s why.


Empowerment's curator insight, June 10, 7:16 AM

Il n'y pas qu'en France que le modèle hiérarchique montre ses limites. L'empowerment permet d'associer plus étroitement action et décision sur le terrain... comme l'auteur a pu l'expériementer dans son expérience de SEAL...

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Things don’t build culture, people do...

Things don’t build culture, people do... | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Don’t get me wrong, I still believe that we should still be investing in “things” such as technology to put into the hands of our students as they can give us some transformational opportunities for learning, but our best investment, in any organization, is always people.

 

 I have been hearing too many stories of people having to jump through so many hoops to go and learn on their own. As a professional we should also be able to invest in our own learning, but we have to see that people are doing this quite often and when they learn they bring value to the organization as well.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:46 PM

Check also:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:03 PM

People...without them your organization doesn't exist.

Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, May 23, 2013 6:04 PM

This fits with my last Tweet: 

@DClaphamK12: Good article, we all should be viewing Professional Learning as our best return on an investment.
http://t.co/pOtPlsoWfF



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Characteristics of good elearning

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Thought-provoking


It's all very well having fun while using elearning materials. ===> But what you're trying to do is get people to change the way they behave or think. <===

 

For that to occur, ===> good elearning will cause people to reflect on what they currently do/think and start working the way the elearning is suggesting. <===

 

You actually want to bring in some element of "cognitive dissonance" - putting people in a state where they may end up trying to hold two conflicting ideas.


Often, this brings out some emotion.

 

===> But, even if people disagree with what the content is saying, at least you've stimulated a reaction. That's better than no reaction at all. <===

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.learningconversations.co.uk/main/index.php/2012/11/13/characteristics-of-good-elearning?blog=5

 


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How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: 8 Ways to Foster Passion-based Learning

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A study in 1985 “On the Brain of a Scientist: Albert Einstein” found that Einstein’s brain was actually not significantly different from others. As an Organization Development blogger put it:

 

                     ===> what made Einstein different was his mind. <===


His thinking and passion for learning were the basis of his genius. His brain was the same, but his intellect was markedly different. He was often humble about his intellect, and instead said that learning relied on working hard and imagining the impossible. So what made his learning so different? What can we learn from Einstein?

 

Read more, very interesting, a MUST:

http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/how-to-ignite-passion-in-your-students-8-ways-educators-can-foster-passion-based-learning/

 


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 14, 2012 11:44 AM
That is a beautiful quotation Ian; thank you for sharing!
Ian Giles's comment, November 14, 2012 12:10 PM
Hi Ana, Thank you. I must say I also prefer the original to the reworked version by WB Yeats at the head of this piece!
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 14, 2012 9:30 PM
Thank you ian Giles, totally agrees with you!
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Creating the Conditions to Unlearn

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Originally post on Figuring It Out The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Alvin Toffler I was recently ask..

 

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===> It requires moving beyond the limitations of “I” and move towards the power of “we” <===

 

It requires us to persevere in our thinking and our efforts – without threat of humiliation or being labelled stupid

 

It requires to move beyond superficial knowledge and move toward deep understanding.

 

Perhaps if we want to see some of the educational reforms that come with “unlearning”, we need to start creating the conditions for “unlearning” for many of our educational partners

 

Still figuring it out…..

 


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Rajesh Kripalani's curator insight, March 14, 2013 9:11 PM

Unlearning is the real challenge here ... the learning comes easy after that.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 16, 2013 6:58 PM

"When we unlearn something it requires us to be vulnerable to our own fallibility.

It requires us to collaborate and be open to others’ thoughts and opinions

It requires us to be to critical thinkers and push the limits of our preconceived ideas.

It requires us to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes”.

It requires moving beyond the limitations of “I” and move towards the power of “we”

It requires us to persevere in our thinking and our efforts – without threat of humiliation or being labelled stupid."

Such individual and group attributes require a trusting collegial culture amongst teachers which requires continual effort and focus.

 

Shawn Simpson's comment, March 19, 2013 4:22 AM
Unlearning is fascinating if one is willing to let go of their certainties for a while
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Why Students Should Run Professional Development For Teachers

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Students know their technology. That’s why when it comes to education, students should run professional development.

 

Today’s students are surrounded by technology. From laptops to smartphones to tablets, students use devices and apps for personal entertainment, communicating with friends and family, and even for education.

 

Not only is technology easy for them to use, giving them a central place where everything important is located, they also enjoy using these devices. That’s why when it comes to education, teachers need to listen to students.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://edudemic.com/2012/12/students-run-professional-development/

 


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What Is Critical Thinking?

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Professor Paul Gary Wyckoff articulates the critical thinking skills he wants his students to learn.

 

Read more, very interesting...:
 http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/10/what-is-critical-thinking/

 


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Essay on what the political campaign shows about the need for critical thinking

Essay on what the political campaign shows about the need for critical thinking | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

1. The ability to think empirically, not theoretically.

 

2. The ability to think in terms of multiple, rather than single, causes.

 

3. The ability to think in terms of the sizes of things, rather than only in terms of their direction.

 

4. The ability to think like foxes, not hedgehogs.

 

5. The ability to understand one's own biases.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/10/11/essay-what-political-campaign-shows-about-need-critical-thinking

 

 


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