Given the magnitude, depth and far-reaching impact of the Big Shift, succinctness is a challenge. At the highest level, we would characterize the Big Shift as moving from a world of push to a world of pull. In other words, given the growing uncertainty in the world around us, we must master a new set of techniques required to access, attract and accumulate resources to unleash peer based learning in far more flexible ways than conventional push programs permit.
– From knowledge stocks to knowledge flows
– From knowledge transfer to knowledge creation
– From explicit knowledge to tacit knowledge
– From transactions to relationships.
– From zero sum to positive sum mindsets
– From push programs to pull platforms
– From institutions driven by scalable efficiency to institutions driven by scalable peer learning
– From stable environments to dynamic environments
Many of these are contextualized restatements of the idea of Flattening.
- Learning’s Future: Search Engine or Network? (educationinnovation.typepad.com)
- John Hagel on How Businesses Build Around Innovation (techonomy.com)
- Why Big Oil is Shifting Away from the Gulf of Mexico (peakoil.com)
- Education’s Big Shift: Institutions of Learning to Learning Institutions (educationinnovation.typepad.com)
- How Drucker Thought About Complexity (blogs.hbr.org)