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Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human

Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it

While the past favored those who could retain and process information efficiently, the future belongs to those who can imagine a better world and work with others to make it happen.


Via Guillaume Decugis
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Imagining a desired and feasible future is at the heart of a participative change process. Technology can support stakeholder involvement, but will never be able to replace it.  

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internetdoctor's curator insight, March 4, 2014 8:53 AM

While I understand some people wish everything was a computer.  The vast majority of humans need a physical and emotional connection...something "artificial intelligence" cannot give you.

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:07 AM

I believe that we have to recenter the human machine relationship, and this must be done from school, letting young kids learn that they control the machine, and not the other way round.

Computational thinking and critical thinking are for humans.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:50 AM

Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human

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How Ego produces Six Misleading Perceptions that Hinder Problem Solving

How Ego produces Six Misleading Perceptions that Hinder Problem Solving | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
Leadership expert Jeff Wolf Outlines six misleading perceptions that arise when we view the world in linear—and not systematic—ways.
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Leaders are often chosen for their strong Ego, but they have to learn to manage themselves. For instance by learning how to apply Systems Thinking to perceive problems as circulair processes with shared responisibilities. Or as Otto Scharmer states: Develop from Ego to Eco awareness

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Circles of Sustainability | Integrated engagement for creating sustainable cities, regions and communities

Circles of Sustainability | Integrated engagement for creating sustainable cities, regions and communities | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it

Circles of Social Life is an approach that guides engaged and collaborative practice in making our cities, locales and organizations more sustainable, resilient, adaptable and liveable. As part of this overall approach Circles of Sustainability provides practical tools for creating sustainable cities and communities. For example, instead of designating a pre-given set of indicators, the approach sets out a process for deciding upon indicators and analysing the relationship between them.

This is all developed in detail in a book associated with this website that has just been published by Routledge, London (October 2014), called Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of Sustainability.

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Great approach, read the book! Integrated thinking beyond the economically dominated Triple Bottom Line view. Sustainability needs a holistic approach and integrated engagement. It is a social process concerning how we want to live. You will find well elaborated definitions, both linked to theory and practice (that is what I like!) trying to balance comprehensiveness and simplicity. The image of the Circle of Sustainablity integrates four social domains: Economics, Ecology, Politics and Cultures. All four are seen as part of social life, a mix of social and natural. For assessment an development aims, each domain is devided in 7 perspectives, and each perspective is made measurable in 7 aspects, both quentitaive and qualitative.  

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Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism

Radical new economic system will emerge from collapse of capitalism | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
Political adviser and author Jeremy Rifkin believes that the creation of a super internet heralds new economic system that could solve society’s sustainability challenges
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Towards an economy of meaning with super internet? Something to think about. Also see the book "Leading from the emerging future, from ego-system to eco-system economies (by Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer).

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The Triple Focus: An approach to education and to sustainable organising « Tonnie van der Zouwen

The Triple Focus: An approach to education and to sustainable organising « Tonnie van der Zouwen | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
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How to put flesh on the bones of education for sustainable working and organising. Read my blog on the Triple Focus and the Four Principles of Large Scale Interventions.

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In the Brain, Memories Are Inextricably Tied to Place. Importance of embodiment in change processes

In the Brain, Memories Are Inextricably Tied to Place. Importance of embodiment in change processes | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it

It’s no coincidence that, when recalling a tragedy, we ask where someone was: “Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?” Psychologists hypothesize that we lock in that memory by linking it to a where, that integrating many stimuli together helps us remember something particularly important. 

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How you remember experiences is linked to place, where you were when you experienced something important. The setting creates a place where the body's senses are integrated. This relates to the importance of embodiment in change processes. Working on a task that is important to stakeholders and creating an active setting are two success factors in the Large Scale Interventions approach for whole system change. I would like to stress the role of EMBODIMENT in learning by doing, not seperationg thinking and doing. Our body has its own memory, integrating many things we are not even aware of.  

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Why involve ‘strangers’ in strategic planning? « Tonnie van der Zouwen

Why involve ‘strangers’ in strategic planning? « Tonnie van der Zouwen | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
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My blog about Marvin Weisbord's wise answer to this question:

The late Russ Ackoff persuaded me decades ago that you can only change a system in relation to the larger system of which it is a part. So the issue is, what is the purpose of the proposed conference? If it’s team building, Future Search is overkill. Too much time line and mind map for too little impact on the institution. (Could be a lot of fun, though.) Who makes the flip charts together is what really matters. The magic markers don’t care. The words on the charts are always the same. What counts is what happens within and between the people present that has never happened before, that could not happen before. The “whole system in the room” is not a matter for debate. What should be focus of the discussion is who the system includes–if you wish to have ongoing commitment to a new plan. 

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How to Change Your Company Culture One Meeting at a Time

How to Change Your Company Culture One Meeting at a Time | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it

The structure, aliveness, deadness, whisper or shout of a meeting teaches and persuades us more about the culture of our workplace than all the speeches about core values and the new culture we are striving for.

Start the Change by Changing the Agenda

Productive, collaborative meetings require a different kind of meeting agenda, an agenda that puts as much emphasis on the meeting’s process as its content. We have found that the Meeting Canoe™ gives meeting leaders such a framework, one that produces seismic shifts in the way people meet.

 

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The principles of Large Scale Interventions can also be used to make meetings more collaborative and productive. See the "canoe steps' and read more in my presentation 'Changing the world one meeting at at time ' on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVknTnliRf0  

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Five common mistakes in the designing process of a Social Innovation Project

Five common mistakes in the designing process of a Social Innovation Project | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
We have identified some common errors in the definition and implementation of social innovation projects relative to communication, community...
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Social communication is essential to generate systemic change. The Large Scale Intervention approach can help to organise this social communication as an ongoing action and learning process. See www.largescaleinterventions.com 

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Don´t let the Hubris Syndrome get you or your leaders. Video by Lord David Owen.

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At the SoL Global Conference in Paris, 19-21 May 2014, I listened to the presentation of Lord David Owen about the Hubris Syndrome. What is it? A serious set of narcistic symptoms that leaders can develop. It is a multifactor syndrome, not a narcistic personality disorder. It shows in leaders starting to live in 'another world' than the company they are leading. This may lead to pathelocal gambling, taking extreme risks. How to prevent it? See the video summary. More information on http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2009/02/12/brain.awp008.full 

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Six Fundamentals for ‘Shared Leadership’ -

Six Fundamentals for ‘Shared Leadership’ - | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
The concept of “shared leadership” ensures every team member takes ownership to contribute to the group’s overall success. Here's 6 fundamentals to success.
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Shared leadership is an important concept when involving stakeholders. How far this sharing can and should go depends on the situation and the tasks at hand. 

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The Five Faces of Innovation: How to put ideas into the economic context

The Five Faces of Innovation: How to put ideas into the economic context | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
Every company wants its people to be more innovative. It is the mantra of the current economy. But what are we really asking for when we ask for innovation? Innovation is such an important ingredient
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Innovation is more than having new ideas. The ideas have to be put into the economic context. Creative destruction is one of Schumpeters conditions for innovation, see http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/creative-destruction   ;

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SoL Global Forum 2014 in Paris, 19-21 May: Metamorphosis

SoL Global Forum 2014 in Paris, 19-21 May: Metamorphosis | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
You are under 35 and you want to attend the Global Forum for free? the SOL challenge gives you the opportunity to win a 3-day pass and meet professionals,
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I wil attend the SoL Global Forum  19-21 May 2014 in Paris, France. The SoL Global meetings are great examples of stakeholder involvement. I  was a participant and contributer in 2005 in Vienna, and in 2008 in Muscat, Oman. You will meet people from all over the world, from a variety of disciplines,  functions and backgrounds. Some great keynote speakers, but most of the time we will have interactive learning exchanges. We will collaborate to get new insights and discover next steps for dealing with challenges in organisations and society. The theme is Metamorphosis. 

 

I will be sharing a learning history of how I became an editor for a new scientific journal Challenging Organisations and Society.reflective hybrids. It is a story of learning by editing, of building a home for reflective hybrids, people who dare to walk on the two legs of scientific knowledge and practical experience. 

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Socio-Drama Topography: A new Large Group Intervention method/process

Socio-Drama Topography: A new Large Group Intervention method/process | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
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Physically experiencing the system and dramatizing situations are two aspects I have really missed in all the methods that engage the whole system, the so called Large Group Intervention Methods. Socio-Drama Topography (SDT) is filling this gap in a sophisticated way. It is a relatively new method and I had not heard about SDT until recently, when Stephen Sillett  sent me a  book chapter about SDT. I think it is one of the best articles concerning working with the whole system I have seen in a long time. And I have read many articles for my PhD research on effective use of Large Scale Interventions. The title of the book chapter is Looking beyond needs: Capacity focused development through the Socio-Drama Topography Process, by Stephen Sillett and Jennifer Jimenez, published in the book Knowledges in Publics: Beyond Deficit, Engagement & Transfer (Eds. Lorraine Locke & Simon Locke, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013). 

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New ways of giving advice: Systems Thinking at work in Nottingham - YouTube

A short video highlighting the work of advice agencies in Nottingham and the benefits of employing a Systems Thinking approach to advice services.

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New ways of giving advice. We need them in all our social transitions. Nice video about how Systems Thinking puts clients at the heart of the process. It helps clients getting the things they need and advisors doing the things they want: helping people. See www.adviceuk.org.uk 

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Nuanced preferences, working out scenarios for the future

Nuanced preferences, working out scenarios for the future | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
  This afternoon I'm coming home after a morning running a short process for a church in Victoria, BC.  The brief was pretty straightforward: help us decide between four possible scenarios abo...
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A nice and simple design for a session with a large group of stakeholders. How scenarios can serve as guideline to formulate a prefered future in a nuanced way.  

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COS Conference for reflective hybrids, Venice 2014

From 11-13 September 2014 we had a very intensive, pleasant and productive meeting with 16 participants. In the great Don Orione venue in Venice. See the photo report of our experiences, ideas and plans regarding the future of COS, the community and Journal Challenging Organisations and Society.reflective hybrids. We used a participative design with Open Space Technology, no key-note speakers. 

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An example of involving stakeholders for community building. I am the community manager of COS and also a deputy editor-in-chief for the Journal. Do you feel you are walking on the two legs of Theory and Practice? You are very welcome to join COS, see www.cos-journal.com and http://tinyurl.com/kub9hzh 

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Sensemaking and Wayfinding

Presented to UNISA, Preto
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A presentation about the relation between sensemaking (making sense for experiences) and wayfinding (navigating through complex information to find your way). I especially like slide nr. 11. Nice representation of the complexity of a student course. How to make sense of it and how to find your way? Really a complex information ecology. 

If you are interested in sensemaking and wayfinding: see George Siemens PhD-thesis http://www.slideshare.net/gsiemens/phd-13168904 . He also makes a connection to the Cynefin model of David Snowden. 

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From systems thinking to systems feeling and systems being

From systems thinking to systems feeling and systems being | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it

Systems being involves embodying a new consciousness, an expanded sense of self, a recognition that we cannot survive alone, that a future that works for humanity needs also to work for other species and the planet. It involves empathy and love for the greater human family and for all our relationships – plants and animals, earth and sky, ancestors and descendents, and the many peoples and beings that inhabit our Earth. This is the wisdom of many indigenous cultures around the world, this is part of the heritage that we have forgotten and we are in the process of recovering.

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Very interesting article based on a presentation by Kathia Castro Lazlo. Systems thinking is a way of seeing ourselves as part of larger interconnected systems. Yet, analysis and new knowledge are not enough. The leading edge for sustainable development is linking head, heart and hands. From systems thinking, to systems feeling, to systems being. This reminds me of the new book by Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge, with the title The Triple Focus, A New Approach to Education. The three focuses are 'focusing on ourselves' to connect with our feelings and aspirations (systems being), second is tuning in to other people (systems feeling), and the third one is understanding the larger world (systems thinking). 

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Can leadership be shared?

Can leadership be shared? | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
There has been very many interesting conversations that the earlier post on shared leadership elicited.  Here is my take on the topic. Shared leadership in my humble opinion is not sharing of the p...
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What happens to authority and responsibility when leadership is shared?  Raj Shankar states that not the leadership position, but rather the roles can be shared. Volontarily! Interisting post. Also see his post http://rajshankar.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/can-leadership-position-be-shared/ ;

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Inspiration comes from putting yourself on the line

Inspiration comes from putting yourself on the line | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
"There’s a huge surge of creativity and commitment to change happening today. I haven’t seen anything like this for many years. People are questioning pretty much all the assumptions on which our economy and way of life has been based for the last hundred years. There are many great ideas circulating and getting wider attention. There are also people who are not waiting for someone else to change the world but going ahead, taking risks and starting to make the change we all need." A guest blog about the WORKconference for the Sustainable Enterprise by Stuart Boardman.
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No keynotes, no predetermined tracks. An example of a work conference using an open space style for inviting participants to work together on a theme they are passionat about.

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Basic principles of systems thinking as applied to management and leadership

Basic principles of systems thinking as applied to management and leadership | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
Systems thinking is a management discipline that concerns an understanding of a system by examining the linkages and interactions between the components that comprise the entirety of that defined system. The whole system is a systems thinking view of the
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A handy summary of the principles of Systems Thinking and its meaning for management and leadership. 

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VIDEO: Empowering Communities Through Conversation: How do entrepreneurship and diversity intersect?

VIDEO: Empowering Communities Through Conversation: How do entrepreneurship and diversity intersect? | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
The We Create Here team hosted a discussion about the intersection of diversity and entrepreneurship at Entrefest in Iowa City.
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I found this video on the Open Space List. It shows how opening space for people to explore what they are passionate about helps in getting things done. The people in the room dictate what will be on the agenda, what they will discuss and with whom. Open Space Technology is an effective method for interactive agenda setting for productive meetings, also for 'normal' meetings. Read more on http://www.openspaceworld.org/ 

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Challenging the Wisdom of Crowds

Challenging the Wisdom of Crowds | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
A new paper by a Princeton evolutionary biologist suggests that small groups make the best decisions.
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Large groups are not always wiser.  I agree with the writer that there is a gap between the actual concept as coined by James Surowiecky in his book ´wisdom of the crowd´ and what most people believe is the concept. For instance, online ratings do not adhere to the quality criterium of independency. 

In my opinion planning with large groups and decision making in small groups can be perfectly combined in a process, if you keep the conditions for success front and center:

Reed more about success factors for such a process 

See www.largescaleinterventions.com 

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How To Lead A Culture Of Innovation

How To Lead A Culture Of Innovation | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
Leading an innovation culture can be a messy business.
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Nice blog by Henry Doss. Innovation is about risk-taking. As a leader of innovation you have to develop a culture of trust in yourself as well as in your organization. I like Henry's notion of seeing yourself as a single ecosystem operating insight a larger ecosystem, functioning as brooker, risk-taker and role model. 

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How to get employees to be more entrepreneurial

How to get employees to be more entrepreneurial | Stakeholder involvement for change and innovation | Scoop.it
Decision-making is no longer exclusive to executives at the top. Here are five ways to instill leadership across your organization.
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Valuable tips for inviting employees to contribute to innovation. The bottom line for me is: be criticial on when, how and with whom to share leadership. When people are invited just for the sake of being inclusive it often backfires because of gaps in knowledge.

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