Marcia Conner

Category 'design'

Girls Gone Engineering

Perhaps the reason only 7% of engineers are women is because rather than persevering, we interpret early failures to mean we need to change our interests to increase the likelihood we'll succeed. A new book, Rosie Revere, Engineer, can offer girls another way.

Girls Gone Engineering

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

Sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, computational thinking, new-media literacy, transdisciplarity, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration. These are the 10 skills needed for the workplace by 2020.

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

People-Centered Learning: An Interview With Judee Humburg

At the heart of my work is the deep belief software should work for people, not the other way around. This leads to the door of my dear friend Judee Humburg. We began working together over a decade ago. In 2001 she granted me an interview for a now defunct magazine. Her insights are...

as fresh now as they were then. In the gloom of winter, I thought nothing could be as delightful to repost as a breathe of Judee’s spring. Sitting in Judee Humburg’s garden you get the distinct impression that this usability and user-centered design expert has no trouble designing an ideal environment for herself to learn and... [read more]

People-Centered Learning: An Interview With Judee Humburg

Where Social Learning Thrives

To benefit from social learning, build a culture that makes learning fun, productive and commonplace, a culture where learning is part of everyday work. Marcia Conner and Steve LeBlanc look at where social learning thrives.

Where Social Learning Thrives

Genius Jumpstart

Interested in a little creative jumpstart? This video provides the extraordinary history of British science, with commentary from Britain’s greatest living scientists: Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and James Dyson. Britain may only be a small island, but people there are far from small-minded. Over the last 500 years, the way they live has been...

steadily transformed by the inventions of British scientists, and their landmark discoveries have revealed the astonishing beauty of the universe. Inspiring for people all over the world.

Mutual Adjustments as Sharing Arrangements

Harlan Cleveland (1918-2008) had more insight decades ago into how to work in the distributed social world than most leaders have today. In this early draft of a chapter we wrote together for Creating a Learning Culture (Cambridge, 2004), he answered a key question. If all organizations are—slowly or rapidly—becoming systems, how will...

Harlan Cleveland (1918-2008) had more insight decades ago into how to work in the distributed social world than most leaders have today. In this early draft of a chapter we wrote together for Creating a Learning Culture (Cambridge, 2004), he answered a key question. If all organizations are—slowly or rapidly—becoming [uncentralized] systems, how will anything get done? How will we get everybody in on the act and still get some action? We will do it, I think, by minimizing, and clearly defining, what everybody must agree on—common norms and standards—and in all other matters maximizing each participant’s opportunity and incentive to use his or her common sense, imagination, and persuasive... [read more]

Mutual Adjustments as Sharing Arrangements

Meet A. Human Asset

I have a dirty little secret I need to share. I wasn’t always a Human Asset. I didn’t always think about my hiring bonus, my yearly bonus, my variable pay, my stock options, my gym membership, my personal concierge, my ergonomic workstation, my free soda and coffee, my weekly chair back massage, my flextime,...

my work-at-home time, my Facebook page, my birthday as a holiday, or the days I could bring my daughter, my son or my dog to work. Truth be told, I was a liability. It feels so much better to finally come out of the old mailroom. Here’s the story. I worked my way through college, not... [read more]

Meet A. Human Asset

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