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Chris is hosting the Academic Planning Session at OISE Thursday Feb 9

Join OISE University of Toronto students this Thursday February 9th from 5-7pm in the Nexus Lounge for Town Hall #4: Engaging with a Varied and Diverse Urban Context This is the last in a series of Student Town Hall sessions facilitated by students-for-students and coordinated by the OISE Graduate Student Association. These sessions are intended [...]

By | 2017-02-07T12:39:59+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Announcements, Blog, Projects|0 Comments

Technology, design and benefits of use – are we making progress?

Technology as a definition has been around since we studied mammals use of tools in the environment - something becomes a technology if it affords a use. Typically, good design indicates the use of technology such as a button or a type of interface. Sometimes affordances are undiscovered and innovative thinking can yield additional use [...]

Developing Trust in Virtual Work Environments – The New Decentralized Workplace

Internet and communications technology (ICT) has revolutionized reporting structures, in particular in globalized and regionalized organizations where time and space constraints are a challenge.  Cooperation is now achieved in the digital realm via the internet, resulting in a decentralized, flatter organizational team structure. Surveys suggest that at least two-thirds of the workforce partake in some [...]

Do We Determine Technology or Does Technology Determine Us? A Dystopic view of Utopia

Technological determinism is a theory about how tech influences our lives. Basically, does tech determine how we live or do we shape tech? This has implications for workplace learning and training. Theory informs practice and practice ratifies theory, thus, we must set out intentions correctly when employing technology and ask if it is ultimately for [...]

By | 2017-01-19T12:10:42+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Sustainability|0 Comments

Technology and Work – Re-imagining Work Shifts in the Digital Revolution – RSA Animate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G11t6XAIce0 A different culture of collaboration in technology is happening today that is completely inverted to typical organizational culture in that sharing in technology is open with some information kept private, while in organizations, most information is private until it is decided to become open. Our working lives have become outdated and productivity is [...]

Technology and Education – Where to get free and inexpensive resources

Online resources and education are getting to zero. With so much available on how to fix, shop, make, break, examine, test, compare or network with people, using resources wisely and efficiently becomes an advantage. Technology, learning, and education have become indispensable to organizations who need to remain competitive and innovative. Taking time for an educational [...]

By | 2017-01-15T13:33:54+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Higher Education, Learning, Technology @ Work|0 Comments

Using ADDIE or PADIS for an Instructional Design Approach

When figuring out how your clients will best be served by your instruction, the learning effectiveness will be thought out, delivered and assessed through a cycle, much like Deming (Plan, Do, Check, Act) except in instructional design, it is more specialized. ADDIE stands for Analyses, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation. PADIS stands for Planning, Analysis, [...]

New Podcast for Organizational Development in the Works

Chris and company is launching a radio podcast in 2017 that will highlight topics related to change and organizations, leaders and leadership development, personal mastery, learning and education. Prominent and influential teachers, speakers and thought leaders will underpin the episodes as we explore each topic with depth and creativity.

By | 2017-01-03T13:05:55+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Announcements, Blog|0 Comments

What is Change Management?

Change is the only constant. All organizations need to change to survive. Change is not easy. It is not about personal change which is more about psychology and leadership or creating something new such as innovation. This is about existing organizations and their environment and the relationship with the two. Organizational change is about permanently [...]

Jim Carrey delivers a dose of PERSPECTIVE during the Golden Globe Awards

We often can suffer from status chase fatigue in the workplace and life. If we are constantly comparing ourselves to other people, witnessing their success, never seeing their failing, we have a skewed perspective of our place in the world leading to all kinds of mental stress. We often need a realignment and a 'back [...]