What pedagogy can teach us about learning and design thinking

I have the good fortune to be co-teaching two courses at Northwestern University with the talented Teresa Torres, whose work with teams and leaders in the product world is changing how they connect the dots between user research and product design decisions. We co-lead the Designing for Organizational Effectiveness Certificate program that is part of … Continue reading What pedagogy can teach us about learning and design thinking

Practical inquiry, learning and the DisruptHR Chicago Hackathon

Nicole Dessain is a colleague who, among other roles, is founder of DistruptHR Chicago. This past week the organization held its second hackathon event, where a group of 50 people sign up to spend 2.5 hours brainstorming potential ideas to address an organizational challenge.  The most recent hackathon focused on how to increase diversity in … Continue reading Practical inquiry, learning and the DisruptHR Chicago Hackathon

How do we think about creating and sharing knowledge in organizations?

In my experience in teaching the course MSLOC 430 Creating and Sharing Knowledge, I have come to more deeply appreciate the first third of the course, where we explore different points of view about organizational knowledge, learning and technology. Here is the basic storyline of the course, in thirds: Let's take a look at how … Continue reading How do we think about creating and sharing knowledge in organizations?

Designing innovations in organizational learning and knowledge sharing

The graphic below depicts an approach to help imagine and then design new innovations in learning and knowledge sharing where collaboration technology plays a key role. The first key step is to look broadly for inspirations - inside and outside of your industry or professional setting - where someone uses networks or communities to learn … Continue reading Designing innovations in organizational learning and knowledge sharing