A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma
Perhaps prescient Churchill was not only referring to Russia, but the pending organizational cultural shift that beckons today’s companies and institutions.
Perhaps the riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma can be thought of as the relationship between leadership, org structure, learning and Enterprise 2.0. The riddle is that the components are inextricably linked.
Grow up. Deal with it.
Those of you on the learning side of the house need to embrace and understand the technology and leadership implications. Those of you solely focusing on leadership, need to see how learning and technology are key to the puzzle. And those that think it’s only a technology solution, fail to see that it’s the leadership, learning and org structure components that make the technology useable in the first place.
On May 8, 2010, I wrote about “The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0“. There was also some great dialogue between myself, Harold Jarche, Jon Husband and Thomas Stone.
I’ve recently realized, however, that in addition to my professional network (Harold, Jon, Thomas and many more) there are/were four books that helped me unravel the riddle, mystery and the enigma. Perhaps they too could help you in your quest for an organizational culture shift; an org that becomes more efficient and effective in the many facets of operating in the year 2010 and beyond, and that includes the contrivances I point out above.
I share with you now the four books (when put together) that could assist you in your thinking; how, when you combine the new org structure, leadership practice, Learning 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 components, you will create a more productive, engaging and connected workforce:
|Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style, and Your Life||Thomas Malone||Org Structures
|The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media||Marcia ConnerTony Bingham
|Social Learning / Learning 2.0
|Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead||Charlene Li||Leadership
|Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for your Organization’s Toughest Challenges Buy Here||Andrew McAfee||Enterprise 2.0
Clearly there are other books out there, but when combining the four I describe above together, I believe you have a very solid recipe and start towards unravelling your riddle, mystery and enigma.
- Connected Leader Attributes Graphic from Flat Army
- The Organization as a Cycling Peloton
- Fish & Chips and Malt Vinegar (inseparable organizational pieces)
- Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning
- Collaboration Workflow 101
- Has Wells Fargo's CEO Forgotten How To Lead?
- The Volkswagen Commercial That Depicts a Backwards Workplace
- Budgeting for Learning 2.0: It’s Not That Hard