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1 Ed Morrison presented this material to the California Workforce Association in Newport Beach on April 7, 2010 This material is copyright Ed Morrison and distributed under a Creative Commons 3.0 attribution license. That means you are free to modify, copy and use this material for commercial purposes provided that you attribute it as follows: Source: Ed Morrison, Distributed under a Creative Commons 3.0 license. You can learn more about the Creative Commons license at

2 Synch or Sink

3 Experience...Skills...Connections....Focus...

4 Tools for Accelerating Collaboration: Synch Lessons Ed Morrison Purdue Center for Regional Development April 7, 2070

5 Slides: Ed Morrison Purdue Center for Regional Development April 7, 2070

6 Where are we? How did we get here? Where are we heading? How will we get there?

7 That started in our Grandfathers generation

8 Our Grandfathers S- Curve started with relentless innovation

9 Our Grandfathers economy generated a lot of wealth

10 And is ending with financial manipulations

11 We are left with some legacy systems that do not work very well...

12 High rates of 3d grade illiteracy

13 High school drop out rates over 30%

14 Too many high school graduates with weak skills and no career plans

15 Not enough graduates for Middle Skill jobs

16 High rates of college remediation

17 Too few STEM graduates

18 Really expensive re-entry programs

19 No easy way out for the working poor

20 High rates of adult illiteracy

21 Weak skills among many unemployed

22 Escalating skill demands in the career cycle

23 Conclusion: Were not likely to fix this mess...(Well have to innovate)

24 Where are we? How did we get here? Where are we heading? How will we get there?

25 Our Grandfathers economy ran on highly efficient hierarchies People at the top did the thinking People at the bottom did the doing

26 This formula created enormous wealth

27 Global integration Collapsing costs The Internet explosion But these business models were blown apart by... Every few hundred years in Western history, there occurs a sharp transformation. Peter Drucker, The New Realities (1989)

28 Where are we? How did we get here? Where are we heading? How will we get there?

29 Toward our Grandchildrens economy...

30 By now, we have all caught a glimpse of our Grandchildrens economy

31 The iPhone production network Question: Who makes the iPhone? Answer: A network led by Apple

32 How did regions deal with challenges in our Grandfathers economy?

33 How are most regions dealing with these challenges in todays networked world?

34 Our challenge is to find the pathways to our Grandchildrens economy Connecting our many assets with link and leverage strategies

35 Where are we? How did we get here? Where are we heading? How will we get there?

36 We need to Synch

37 The Rules of Synch Rule 1: Guide conversations Focused conversation fuels collaboration

38 The Rules of Synch Rule 2: No whining Whining wastes time 30 people X 20 minutes X $100 per hour equals $1,000

39 The Rules of Synch Rule 3: Create a civic space for complex thinking In May 1787, the Constitutional convention started with rules of civility

40 The Rules of Synch Rule 4: Stop looking for permission Welcome to The Permission Room

41 The Rules of Synch Rule 5: Close triangles Bill You Cathy introductions take 5 minutes 100 people 3 triangles a week per person equals 15,600 new links per year

42 The Rules of Synch Rule 6: Go slow to go fast Ride the wave... Going slowly at first enables you to accelerate later

43 The Rules of Synch Rule 7: Dont fear invisible fences (They dont work on humans)

44 The Rules of Synch Rule 8: Take the Shanghai Perspective Our ViewTheir View

45 The Rules of Synch Rule 9: Help someone to help someone

46 The Rules of Synch Rule 10: Practice strategic doing Strategic doing connects Big Ideas with Next Steps

47 Heres strategic doing in a nutshell...

48 By Synching, we generate swarm innovation to transform our economies

49 Regions across the country are synching Locations of strategic doing workshops in 2009

50 Kokomo, IN

51 Milwaukee, WI The Milwaukee 7 region used strategic doing to build its water cluster

52 Boise, ID Idaho used strategic doing in their Governors Workforce Development Summit

53 Cape Girardeau, MO Southeast Missouri used strategic doing to shape a strategy for its P-20 Council

54 Denver, CO Colorado used strategic doing to explore new connections in its workforce system

55 Where we are: In a major economic transformation Where we are heading: To our Grandchildrens economy and a world of open networks How we will get there: Building action-oriented networks by Synching

56 Where we are: In a major economic transformation Where we are heading: To our Grandchildrens economy and a world of open networks How we will get there: Building action-oriented networks by Synching

57 Where we are: In a major economic transformation Where we are heading: To our Grandchildrens economy and a world of open networks How we will get there: Building action-oriented networks by synching

58 Can we... Swim upside down under water, stick our feet in the air, and do this together without getting water up our noses? You bet we can.

59 A time to Synch...It all starts with sharing

60 Thank you! Ed Morrison Purdue Center for Regional Development


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