The HBR List 2009 - How Social Networks Network Best

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Bees, like human beings, are social animals,and evolution has provided them with elegant approaches to group decision making. The bees’ decision making highlights both information discoveryand information integration, two processes that are crucialto every organization but that have different requirements.A In this study almost 40%of the variation in creative productivity could be attributed to an oscillating patternof communication strategies for discovery and integration.

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Getting started with enterprise social networking :: Blog :: Headshift

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

A good place to start might be some kind of internal directory or personal profiles, perhaps integrating with corporate Active Directory or LDAP systems. This is precisely the kind of low cost, simple, people-powered approach to sharing and managing information in businesses that we need as IT spending decreases and companies seek greater efficiencies of operation.

2008 28

Headshift : Gettin' Wiki With It

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Weve been doing a root-and-branch upgrade of the integration between two coupled systems - migrating blog platforms from a third-party package to in-house code, creating a single sign on across all sites, etc etc etc. With this collaborative wiki approach, all we have to do is just record it in the appropriate place on the Confluence page, and all relevant parties get automatically notified.

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