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Curated illustration of a network
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2 minutes

Editor’s note: This short article from Harold Jarche very succinctly makes the case for building your own knowledge management and sense making skills and then applying those to teams and across organisations. This is a really useful blueprint for knowledge management in a networked world.

Curated A diagram of an organization chart drawn on sticky notes
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Editor’s note: The reason is not what you think. This is not an ego issue, rather an issue of empowerment. Research suggests that managers aren’t empowered to act on ideas from their teams. Rather they are encouraged to follow short term goals, which get in the way of pursuing ideas that might affect those goals and have longer term benefits.

Curated sparkly lights
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10 minutes

Editor’s note: This is an interesting approach to creating learning environments. Taking a more user experience design approach to work, the authors provide a range of tools to help create a better way to learn at work.

Curated Rope about to break in two
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2 minutes (plus report reading time)

Editor’s note: This report has to be a wake-up call for all organisations. Research suggests that managers, rather than helping alleviate stress in the workplace, are contributing to it. That is probably not new news but it shocking nonetheless. The research shows managers are not being supported so that they can in turn better support their teams.

Curated Business Skills on the Mechanism of Metal Cogwheels.
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2 minutes

Editor’s note: This research provides some examples of how organisations are enhancing the employee experience in order to retain employees. For example, Deutsche Telekom in the UK allows employees to use 20% of their time to work on projects that sit outside of their core role.

Curated Snapchat on a mobile phone
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4 minutes

Editor’s note: If you are interested in the use of augmented reality in learning them it would be worth keeping an eye on Snapchat. The company has just launched its developer platform for augmented reality. That means a lot more experimentation with AR.

Curated Composition with cup of Starbucks coffee and beans
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1 minute

Editor’s note: Coffee chain Starbucks is offering employees in the UK who do not hold a degree the opportunity to study for an undergraduate degree online. This at a time when there is a fear Brexit will lead to staff shortages. An interesting move to recruit and retain candidates.

Curated pair of feet in front of three arrows showing different ways
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8 minutes

Editor’s note: In this interview, Kartik Hosanagar, author of A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control, demystifies machine intelligence and looks at some of the things we need to consider to effectively harness the technology.

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