The Twentieth Century was Wrong :: Blog :: Headshift

John Tropea - Delicious Network

The Twentieth Century was Wrong This weeks LIFT Conference was a fantastic and quite inspiring event looking at the future of design, technology and socialisation. Some people see new social technology and networked culture as dangerous and new, and they fall back on their experience of technology and organisational culture in the late Twentieth Century as the established model. He took on the "mass" models of the chin and the arabic khans.

Are we really collaborating? :: Blog :: Headshift

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

In terms oftechnology, that aids in the design and implementation of appropriatespaces for people to work in, equipped with the right tools tofacilitate the capture, exchange and creation of information andexpertise. In fact, whenintegrated in a platform, social tools can facilitate new models ofinteraction, co-creation, collective intelligence, networking and userparticipation, whilst supplementing traditional face-to-face, telephoneand email communications.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The imprint of the industrial revolution, and its model of machine-based production efficiency, is still present today. So too is the bureaucratic model described by Max Weber. But what all of these models neglect is the older, more pervasive tradition of social networking in business. The rise of enterprise computing took on many of the ideas and models of the C20th corporation, and proceeded to further centralise and de-personalise the way we work in pursuit of efficiency.

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Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

These "tacit" activities—involving the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with coworkers, customers, and suppliers—are increasingly a part of the standard model for companies in the developed world. But building these advantages wont be easy: companies must alter the way they craft strategies, design organizations, manage talent, and leverage technology.