Do the extreme makeover. That is where I am landing. In the past few weeks I've had conversations with both for-profit organizations and nonprofits. The substance of the conversation is always around "getting more" out of training, or how the training organization can become a more integrated and valuable piece of the business. And my … Continue reading Get more from training – or give up and do an extreme makeover?
The coffee is kicking in this a.m. and I was struck by the points-of-view represented in two links shared by people I follow on Twitter. I happened to open these links in succession. The first (shared by KM blogger Jack Vinson) is a thoughtful piece from John Bordeaux of Bordeaux Associates: On Change, or Why … Continue reading Taking the stairs
I have often been in the situation where an organization is keen on sharing or expanding the use of [best] practices or establishing "standards" to improve some type of performance. I put [best] in brackets because my bias is that "best" is really situational and relative; what is best for one organization may not be … Continue reading Bracketing change: Standards, institutionalized practices and experiments
Worth the review: The Green Building Impact Report. I've just begun a read of this, but am already seeing this as an exemplar case study in large-scale, cross-organizational change. We need a LEED effort for food...for transportation... What is most fascinating to me (and I need to dive into this further) is the fact that … Continue reading LEED: The success case worth mining for insight
It starts with language, persistence and patience. Over coffee this past Friday with one of the founders of The Talking Farm I found myself repeating this point-of-view as we were discussing what it would take to make a state-wide change toward more sustainable practices in growing, processing, distributing and consuming food. There are of course … Continue reading Translating mission into practice