Drawing my way to clarity from a messy starting point: The future of collaboration technology in the digital workplace

I set up a meeting with the leadership team of our department, to be held just about a month from now, to review my take on near and long-term trends in the social collaboration/social learning technology space. This is something we routinely do. We step back and look at trends as we review the mix … Continue reading Drawing my way to clarity from a messy starting point: The future of collaboration technology in the digital workplace

Notes on current readings: The Reflective Practitioner and An Urgency of Teachers

I am currently re-reading Donald Schon's classic The Reflective Practitioner - How Professionals Think in Action (1983) along with An Urgency of Teachers - The Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy, a 2018 compilation of the essays and articles of Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel. This was not an intentional pairing. I started Reflective Practitioner and then … Continue reading Notes on current readings: The Reflective Practitioner and An Urgency of Teachers

Why is alignment on outcomes so hard?

Learning from success I recently attended a conference where, upon reflection, I am once again just struck by the challenge of aligning on outcomes in the workplace. And how the inability to do so absolutely kills our capacity for organizational learning. The context in this case involved community management professionals (practitioners who are skilled in … Continue reading Why is alignment on outcomes so hard?