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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

The "Future of work"

There have been a number of interesting programmes on T.V. and radio about the internet and networks. There was the one on BBC 2; and then on Radio 4 today about 'open source'. Companies that have there programmes open and anyone can add to them. Wikipidia being an example. The programme cited the book 'Future of Work' I looked it up and found a web-site!!...

"Future of Work is an active global community of organizations and individuals who believe in the power and importance of collective intelligence in creating the future of work. Our focus is on the changing nature of work, the workforce, the workplace, technology, and management practice.

The Work Design Collaborative, LLC (WDC), founded in 2001 by Charlie Grantham and Jim Ware, manages Future of Work. We are a research and advisory firm with a single mission: helping create the future of work.

That mission translates into four primary capabilities:

Developing Knowledge
Improving bottom-line performance
Creating new workplaces
Building communities'

I feel as if we on the edge of something (this time with its ways to connect people) but it is so big I can't tell what exactly it is.

I really believe in the sharing of knowledge and ideas. But I feel held back, I guess the internet is such a dyslexic unfriendly environment. I think I get HOW we can connect through trying to understand the technology BUT I am not sure I understand the root of why or what it means beyond the concept of sharing a piece of knowledge.
What do you think?

Adesola

1 comment:

  1. This is very timely as the BBC2 Programme last Saturday also looks at the immense impact the web has had in THE VIRTUAL REVOLUTION (still available on i player). You raise a dilemma regarding knowledge sharing. Is it knowledge or information? What distinguishes the two? I propose it's learning (processing) and I achieve this "double loop" deeper learning by doing. Regards...

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