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Mark Britz
Works at Systems Made Simple
Attended Syracuse University
Lives in Syracuse, NY
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Face to face still has value as there's something about that immediacy of engagement... 
I've been thinking about Media Naturalness theory for some time. Well, more often it just pops up because it's not like I've invested all than much effort into it. In short, if you're not familiar, Media Naturalness Theory is...
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Removing cubicle walls may allow others to see the machinery but real openness, between connected people anywhere, invites them to move the levers.
In a not so recent article (Dec 2014) criticizing the open office idea as getting it wrong and ruining the workplace, the author ranted about how negatively disruptive this disruptive approach has been in her own circumstance...
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Our skills in navigating new "places" grows through our need to connect.
I've written recently about the futility of organizational internal social efforts. Their efforts to corral conversations into an ESN is ineffective and short sighted. Wirearchy is here. It exists with or without ones conscio...
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21st Century Future of Work ideals are clashing with the residue of our 20th Century working reality.
Typically the culture components of any Future of Work conversations refer to organizational culture, the idea that in the confines of a business people behave a certain way. Although this is true, I do think it overlooks a s...
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An organization that starts and remains connected is at a great advantage to stave off the unnecessary and demoralizing.
In the late 1980's the R.J. Reynold's tobacco company used a cartoon Joe Camel character to market it's cigarettes. The company received heavy criticism for what was seen as an insidious effort to get children to start smokin...
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Today information comes at us so fast... we consume so quickly that the lines can blur between what is ours and what is others.
Have you seen the movie Inception? It's a fantastic sci-fi film where people infiltrate other people's subconscious while they sleep and remove information or, in the case of the title, plant an idea. When the person awakens,...
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Social forms around objects, and the object in organizations is the work.
I've been thinking more about how Social has become SO big, so fast. Maybe it's having been in Texas recently (where everything is bigger!) for mLearnCon last week or it's because I've been reading a lot of Stowe Boyd's revie...
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Social is not so much about "doing", it's about "being"
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I've joined the eLearning Guild. So what's next?
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The inconvenience of connecting with our network was never so great to dismiss them. We work at what brings us value.
Social networking is not always convenient. Our networks can be large, small, and many are in niche areas of interest but in all we've historically driven for miles, run in groups, flown to new cities, met in questionable ven...
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You want to change organizational behavior? Hit 'em in the wallet!
Ah the tentative marriage of Democracy and Capitalism. When times are financially good, incumbents win. When times are tough, the public moves to "throw the bums out!" In many organizations L&D is the long serving incumbent a...
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Render unto L&D that which is formal and to the entire business, render that which is social
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+Guy W Wallace Right, ultimate responsibility falls on the individual with support through management and augmented by L&D.... when necessary. Thanks for reading Guy!
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Work
Occupation
Current: Manager of Learning and Development
Skills
Encouraging social and informal learning
Employment
  • Systems Made Simple
    Manager, Learning and Development, 2012 - present
  • Aspen Dental Management Inc
    Manager of Learning Solutions, 2011 - 2012
  • Aspen Dental Management Inc.
    ISD, 2008 - 2011
  • SmartForce
    Sr. elearning Developer, 2000 - 2002
  • Pearson Digital Learning
    Curriculum Specialist, 2002 - 2004
  • Maricopa County Educational Services
    Curriculum Specialist, 2004 - 2006
  • SUNY Research Foundation
    2006 - 2008
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Syracuse, NY
Previously
Fredonia, NY - Cape Cod, MA - Gilbert, AZ - Glenville, NY
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Learning is a part of work not apart from it
Introduction
Pragmatic learning professional focused on social & informal learning to increase productivity and help organizations get "smaller"
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Climate adaptation expert: Buffalo to Phoenix to Syracuse to...
Education
  • Syracuse University
  • Oswego State University
  • UMass Boston
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Male