News Updates (November 19, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Drug companies are exploring collaborative approaches to bringing better drugs to market faster. " [The] linear, trial-and-error method is no longer a sustainable model for big pharmaceutical companies. Drug Company Collaboration.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

They have been doing this approach for some time.  It included Blue Cross of Massachusetts (my insurance carrier), RBC, and Australian Rules Football League.  The Blue Cross speaker noted that in Massachusetts they have had universal health coverage since 2006.

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Collaborative Thinking: Innovation Has Its Own Personality

Collaborative Thinking

This is an extreme approach to fostering innovation in an otherwise relatively static office environment that was proposed by Robert I. Reorganizing staff can fuel new approaches to engaging everyday problems.

The HBR List 2009 - How Social Networks Network Best - Harvard Business Review

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 discovery and information integration, two processes that are crucial to every organization but that have different requirements. In this study almost 40%of the variation in creative productivity could be attributed to an oscillating pattern of communication strategies for discovery and integration.

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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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Communities of Practice: The Organizational Frontier - HBS Working Knowledge

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Inevitably, however, people in communities of practice share their experiences and knowledge in free-flowing, creative ways that foster new approaches to problems. Snyder is a founding partner of Social Capital Group, a research and consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts.