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- The Network Singularity: Organization Networks – Rather unbelievable how limited network comprehension is and how slow people gain a network mindset. it is a real problem. Changing the org chart, moving the nodes and connections, in an effort to improve performance, is primitive org/social network analysis (SNA). People are often dismissive of the org chart. However, organizational hub and spoke network configurations are critical for continuity, resource allocation, governance and so forth. Org charts are often the formal networks of the organization.
- Get Your Team to Work Across Organizational Boundaries – Brad Power – Harvard Business Review – A social media platform like Handshake or a three-day process workshop are just tools to help build and maintain teams that work across organizational boundaries. These tools need to be complemented by new behaviors of the CEO and C-Suite, shared objectives and measures, and a governance structure and management processes to implement changes together and monitor and celebrate progress. These institutional changes are huge. Yet, as shown in the MITRE and patient journey examples, the best way to compete is to get everyone working together across boundaries to solve customer problems. Question: What experience have you had in building teamwork across organizational boundaries?
- AIIM2012 Clay Shirky Keynote | Collaborative Planning & Social Business – The title of his talk was “To Make Sense of Data, First Make Sense of People“. His central theme is that for a business, knowledge management is not purely knowledge management, and is becoming more & more associated with people management. Change is getting messier, more human, and more social. New tools and techniques are needed, and are becoming available for problem solving.
- AIIM2102 Dion Hinchcliffe Keynote | Collaborative Planning & Social Business – Dion Hinchcliffe has been a luminary in the social technology space, however with this talk “Mobility First: New Opportunities” he has shifted into being an evangelist for mobile computing. For a very good reason: the shift to mobile computing is the most dramatic technology transition in history. Ever. What follows are my notes from the talk.
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- Open Innovation als strategisches Unternehmens-Konzept – Co-Creation/Toolkits für Open Innovation Je enger die Zusammenarbeit mit den externen Wissensträgern wird, desto wichtiger werden die Prozesse und Formen der Zusammenarbeit. Social Media- / Web2.0-Technologien sind die Basis für eine effiziente Zusammenarbeit. Unter Toolkits werden Entwicklungsumgebungen verstanden, die es den Nutzer erlauben, ihre Bedürfnisse direkt und iterativ in den Produktmanagement-Prozess zu überführen. Spätestens in dieser Konstellation wird, wie generell im Social Media-Umfeld, eine offene Unternehmenskultur zur Voraussetzung für den Erfolg. Die nach innen gerichteten Denkweise des ‘Not Invented Here’ Syndroms würde die erfolgreiche Open Innovation-Strategie verhindern. Auch die Prozesse der Zusammenarbeit müssen geregelt werden, um die Effizienz, aber auch Motivation der Teilnehmer zu sichern. Co-Creation kann man häufiger in der Automobil-Industrie sehen. Beispiele sind Local Motors oder Streetscooter.
- Managing beyond the organizational hierarchy with communities and social networks at Electronic Arts | opensource.com – Lessons EA’s experience also makes clear the need for management to support mass collaboration—management not in the sense of controlling but in the spirit of working within the community to help members refine their purpose as well as to motivate participation, generate a flow of ideas, and facilitate decisions should the community become deadlocked. Among the key lessons: Support and enable individuals, but don't add to their workload. Empower teams to make recommendations and decisions. Provide an interactive, content-filled platform that will draw people in and keep them interested and engaged Think big: what about communities of customers, partners, IT staff, and the entire business ecosystem? But start small: kick off 4-5 pilots to get started Establish governance and a competency center, but allow communities sufficient autonomy to spawn, scale and thrive The platform and toolset are critical success factors Get help and find leverage to jumpstart the platform. At a very minimum, communities should get people talking and sharing!
- Reimagining capitalism—as principled, patient, and truly social | opensource.com – It’s time to radically revise the deeply-etched beliefs about what business is for, whose interests it serves, and how it creates value. We need a new form of capitalism for the 21st century—one dedicated to the promotion of greater well-being rather than the single-minded pursuit of growth and profits; one that doesn’t sacrifice the future for the near term; one with an appropriate regard for every stakeholder; and one that holds leaders accountable for all of the consequences of their actions. In other words, we need a capitalism that is profoundly principled, fundamentally patient, and socially accountable.
- The Innovation Matrix Explained: Innovation Competence « Innovation Leadership Network – Elements of Innovation Competence As is the case with Innovation Commitment, we don’t have a system yet for quantifying Innovation Competence. While the core metric should be something like how many new ideas you execute and diffuse successfully, here are some questions you can ask to assess where you currently are along this dimension:
How many new ideas do you successfully execute and diffuse?
Are you good at all the components of the idea management process?
Do you practice different forms of innovation?
Do you practice both small and large innovation?
Do you have an innovation portfolio
Does your firm have a culture of systematic experimentation?
Does your firm learn from failure?
- A scenario is a description of a persona using a product to achieve a goal, they describe an instance of use…in context. (Contagious ideas by PSST : spreading 2.0 social innovation. Edited by jérémy dumont, strategic planner in FRANCE) – Why Use Them There are a number of reasons that scenarios are useful for experience design. They can provide a vehicle for communication as well as a mechanism to explore design solutions. They help mediate the thinking and communication required in design. They are concrete yet flexible enough to change and morph in detail as the project progresses. They help us understand the flow of experience and are tools for thinking about design (they help us reflect and reason) They help us present and situate solutions They help identify potential problems They are easily understandable by all stakeholders as they are story-like They can provide rich descriptions of use in context which can spark ideas and help inform design They help determine if the design solution is appropriate They can help us see social factors and help understand a users multi-channel experiences (i.e.z on and off-line_
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- CSCW — Institut für Psychologie – Der Begriff Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), auch genannt Rechnergestützte Gruppenarbeit, beschreibt ein Forschungsgebiet der Psychologie, Soziologie, Informatik und weiteren Fachgebieten. Es beschäftigt sich damit, Gruppenarbeit zu erforschen und grundlegende Methoden zur ihrer Verbesserung zu finden, um dadurch technische Systeme zu entwickeln zu können, die Gruppenarbeit unterstützen. Eng damit verbunden und oft auch synonym gebraucht ist der Begriff Groupware, unter den die technischen Systeme fallen, die entworfen wurden, um die soziale Interaktion zwischen Benutzern zu erleichtern. Die Art der Interaktion kann dabei räumlich wie zeitlich verteilt sein.
- changeX: So sieht die Neue Arbeit aus – Die zehn meistgewählten Begriffe waren: 1. Netzwerk 2. dezentrales Arbeiten 3. Agilität 4. Selbstorganisation 5. Coworking 6. Begeisterung 7. Social Media 8. Sinn 9. Selbstbestimmung 10. Freiheit Diese Top Ten zeichnen ein positives, von Kollaboration getragenes Bild der Zukunft der Arbeit. Diese Auswahl lasse darauf schließen, so Patrick Scheuerer, "dass für die meisten Teilnehmer die Neue Arbeit vor allem mit der Art und Weise der Zusammenarbeit zu tun hat. Zwar sind mit Sinn und Kreativität auch Begriffe vertreten, welche durchaus stark mit den Arbeitsinhalten in Verbindung stehen. Der klare Fokus liegt jedoch auf dem Arbeitskontext: dezentrale Arbeit in Netzwerken, bevorzugt in Coworking Spaces und selbst organisiert."
- McGee’s Musings : Rethinking organizational functions and components in a freelance economy – Two interesting questions come to mind: How will the application and profile process evolve? We are all social animals. We also have a pretty solid understanding of what differentiates successful groups and successful teams. As freelancers and as potential co-workers, will we become more mindful about how we manage our associations? Grind is testing the hypothesis that there is value in filtering the freelancers who will have access to their space. Is this a leading indicator that the physical, social, psychological, and economic functions of the organization can be effectively decomposed and rearranged in new formats? It’s certainly time to reread Ronald Coase’s The Nature of the Firm. I might also take a look at Jay Galbraith’s Designing Organizations and Bob Keidel’s Seeing Organizational Patterns.
- It’s 2012 and We Are Still Working on Process « Word of Pie – As cool as the Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, and Social are, fixing processes in an organization seems to be the gateway to having time to innovate. People are still trying to get over the hurdle and they are still trying to learn the best way to do it. Luckily, these new technologies actually help and don’t just clutter the picture. Cloud eases deployment and makes broad collaboration easy as the firewall is no longer a productivity wall Mobile allows people a new way to review content while they aren’t at their desk and cameras on everyone’s phones can replace many scanners Big Data allows for predictive analysis, helping organizations set themselves up to handle changes to their process or volume before it becomes a problem. Social improves the ease of working together over the more traditional collaboration tools. Let’s face it, many processes are the same over and over, but there are a lot of exceptions out there that have to be managed.
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- http://www.designthenewbusiness.com/ – "Design the New Business." Spearheaded by designer/author/entrepreneur and TU Delft professor Erik Roscam Abbing, the doc is intended to demonstrate today's crucial interconnectedness of design and business by interviewing industry leaders from the likes of Philips Design, Intel, Volkswagen, Virgin Mobile, and many others.
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- The Hard Science of Teamwork – Alex "Sandy" Pentland – Harvard Business Review – patterns as a way of making sense of group behaviour (and I'd say emergent phenomena galore)
"People should feel empowered by the idea of a science of team building, The idea that we can transmute the guess work of putting a team together into a rigorous methodology, and then continuously improve teams is exciting. Nothing will be more powerful, I believe, in eventually changing how organizations work."
- The Architecture of a Social Business : Enterprise Irregulars – Elements of a Social Business Architecture
– Social Media Platforms
– External Social Business Services
– Service Delivery
– Social Foundation
– Systems of Engagement
– Systems of Record