First published in NAPP My Portfolio May 16 2016 – published in WordPress 29 June 2016
I enjoy Harold Jarche – he regularly provides insights into the way networks are developing and changing. His reflections seem to fit well with coaching and thinking in depth about leadership and change.
For quick reads and enjoyment in thinking further make use of his thinking: for example his 13 May reflection – go to PKM to Learn is to Do
PKM refers to Personal Knowledge Mastery – “PKM is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively, and contribute to society.” I like the point about Masters not needing management!
In his reflections he refers to Perpetual Beta as being the way the culture of an organisation is.
“An intelligent culture has a sense of ‘perpetual beta’, encouraging curiosity and
not just a willingness to experiment but active experimentation at all levels.
Without the keystone of intelligent communication it would be difficult to adapt
to perpetual beta and a spirit of continuous experimentation. Culture is built
upon daily actions. Trust is an emergent property of an intelligent organization,
stemming from a healthy workplace culture.”
This quote is taken from his Adapting to Perpetual Beta short book – he has summarised his blogs from the last 10+ years into three volumes – go to Books in Beta to see if you want to buy them.
Interestingly I purchased the books – they are sent electronically – and forgot to add my e-mail into the instructions – Harold replied with a personal comment within 15 minutes and sent the books.
Enjoy the growth of ideas and PKM.
Harold’s point about culture always being on the move in an organisation is a great reminder. All to often in schools we refer to school culture as though it is not evolving and changing. The evolution occurring so gradually sometimes that we do not notice and at other times the changes can be disruptive.