The Superintelligent Organization: create total competitive advantage?

The Bumble Bee

One of Bostrom's conclusions is totally unexpected and requires immediate consideration within today's major organizations and enterprises!

2017 71

How “Membranes” Build Great Organizations

Alchemy of Change

In this article, you’ll learn about a new way of thinking about organizational boundaries; one that helps connect what’s inside the organization with what’s outside it. Let’s take a break from the biology lessons and bring this all back to organizations.

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Trending Sources

Networks, Organizations and Movements

Alchemy of Change

When thinking about social change movements, networks teach us that it all comes down to the human connection. People Power Movement as Network networks nonprofits Occupy social change social movements Tea Party

2012 98

How People Define Smart Organizations: The Biology of Great Organizations Part II

Alchemy of Change

We can learn a lot about organizations from biology. In my last post, I wrote about how the membrane of the cell provides a new perspective on the way organizations connect with the world around them. Outward-facing roles in organizations are nothing new.

2011 143

Why So Many Social Change Organizations Struggle

Alchemy of Change

When nonprofit organizations with issue-specific, niche missions organize themselves around individual donor fundraising, it creates waste, dysfunction and drains power away from real social change. Social Change attention donor engagement fundraising nonprofit philanthropy social change

2012 93

How self-organization works: short form

Chris Corrigan

A small elevator speech I shared on the OSLIST yesterday: Self organization works by a combination of attractors and boundaries. Self-organization is where we get new, previously unknown things from. Cynefin Invitation Open Space Organization

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership


Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership.

The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization – Part 1: Highlights

Portals and KM

Jane McConnell, Netstrategy/JMC, has recently published her excellent annual report, The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization. Jane conducted her 8 th annual survey of organizations and had 314 respondents.

2014 55

Dialogic Organization Development and Transformational Change

Networking Action

Dialogical Organization Development is a label Bob Marshak and I have … Blog Change By Gervase Bushe – Simon Fraser University. This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity.

2013 31

The Social Organization According to Gartner

Portals and KM

Many of you are familiar with the McKinsey studies that provided concrete quantified benefits (see for example, How social technologies are extending the organization ). Here is a book that gets senior managers ready for the next evolution in business: The social organization.

2012 39

A Big System Organizing Method

Networking Action

We need new methodologies to develop networks. Our usual tools of interviews, mapping, dialogues and the growing range of meeting processes can’t deliver the scale and handle the complexity that characterize many of the pressing issues of today. And they’re … Net Dev GFI mapping

How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate

Alchemy of Change

Every once in a while, technology comes along that helps us re-imagine the way organizations work. Friend Discovery services connect the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database in an organization with the social networks of its customers and other stakeholders.

Enterprise 2.0 Workshop: Organization Next (Screencast Overview)

Collaborative Thinking

Conference in Boston next week will include a workshop on Monday afternoon titled "Organization Next". Workshop: Organization Next (Screencast Overview). . . The Enterprise 2.0 In this screencast (see link below), I provide some background context to the workshop and outline some of the issues we'll be tackling.

How to Strengthen Your Organization’s Influence Mapping

Alchemy of Change

Part 4 of 4: Organizations that are permeable are more open to influence from their external environment. How can organizations build their own capacity to map influence? With some coordination, it can be scaled out to other stakeholders who care about the organization’s success.

2011 46

Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits


Note from Beth: I love when I discovered folks who are community organizers and successfully transfer what they know about community organizing offline to the online world. As a community organizer, Twitter makes a lot of sense. Guest Post community organizing twitter

Organization Next: Managing the Networked Workspace

Collaborative Thinking

The Human Capital Institute is offering a webinar sponsored by Cisco that will air on April 26, 2011; details below: Organization Next: Managing The Networked Workspace. Social, economic, environmental, and technological forces continuously transform the relationship between organizations and employees. Don’t miss these webcast takeaways: How should my organization position and ready itself for change?

Collective Self | 10 signs you might be part of a self-organizing community


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2011 20

Collaborating for Impact in Large Development Organizations

Full Circle Associates

It was our sense that we needed to look at the problem differently, with an appreciation for complexity and the diverse contexts across large international development organizations.

2015 13

Social media in organizations: the case of the ambulance services in the Netherlands

Joitske Hulsebosch

The ambulance service asked us to look for improvement in internal communication; driven by the fact that technological developments offer new opportunities for collaboration and communication within the organization.

2015 21

Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization

The Bumble Bee

Very nice short article by Harold Jarche in his blog "Life in Perpetual Beta" which revisits the 4 key zones of Bioteams: Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization.

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

A number of organizations take advantage of “User Generated Content,&# but only a few have built the kind of momentum we see with Twitter. They’re also news organizations like The Guardian , Tech Crunch , and NPR.

Influencer Programs: How to Engage Smart People Outside Your Organization

Ant's Eyeview Blog

One of the most powerful concepts from the popular book, Wikinomics is the notion that there are more smart people outside your organization than inside it, no matter how enormous the organization is.

Deb Lavoy on Promoting the Purpose Driven Organization and Designing the Collaborative Enterprise

Portals and KM

 She began by noting that we are moving from a mechanistic model for organizations to a more human model. A study from HR consultancy Towers Watson found that organizations with high employee engagement had a 19 percent increase in operating income versus a 32 percent drop for companies with low levels of engagement. Deb said that one way to create engagement is with a clear sense of purpose for the organization.

Boston E20 Notes: Organization Next Workshop: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play"

Portals and KM

I attended workshop hosted by Mike Gotta - Organization Next: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play"   Mike is now Senior Technical Solution Manager for Enterprise Social Software, Cisco. In this Organization Next environment, we are also operating in a economic period where the “social contract” between employer and “employee” is being transformed. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston.

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Managing the 21st Century Organization

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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Open space organization at W.L. Gore

Chris Corrigan

Gore organizes itself which is essential an open space organization. Leadership Open Space OrganizationA great article about the way W.L. Leadership is everywhere and passion and responsibility dictate what gets done. “Gore also believes that leadership has to be earned. It embraces what it calls “natural leadership.” Leaders at Gore gains influence by developing a track record for getting things done, and excelling at team building. They have to be talent magnets.

A Call to Organizations with IBM Connections - How Are You Approaching User Adoption? #connections #useradoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am currently running a survey on how organizations approach user adoption for collaboration tools. Many people have filled out the survey in the past couple of months, but I only have 25 responses from organizations using IBM Connections. Here's an offer for organizations with IBM Connections. The webinar will report on what organizations with IBM Connections are doing from an adoption perspective.

2012 27

Hierarchy and Network: Two Structures, One Organization - John Kotter - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

John Kotter Blogs John Kotter On: Leadership , Managing People , Change Management Hierarchy and Network: Two Structures, One Organization 1:01 PM Monday May 23, 2011 | Comments () Email Tweet This Post to Facebook Share on LinkedIn Print Almost all companies organize people in a hierarchy, and then run well known managerial processes (planning, budgeting, staffing, measuring, etc) with it.

2011 32

Can Using Facebook Within Your Organization Add Value?

Leading Virtually

Research tells us that social interaction is very useful for facilitating knowledge transfer and innovation in organizations. I often hear from business leaders that while they see some value in using Facebook for business-to-customer interaction, they see little value in using it internally.

Chat 20

Capital Ideas: Selected Papers on Organizations & Markets - October 2009 - Neighbor Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

In a corporate organization, for instance, the staff of one department typically talks more to people within their group than it does to people in other departments, such that structural holes tear open between departments. Introduction By Damon J.

Rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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A Roadmap for Organizations Using IBM Connections Who Are Facing User Adoption Problems: Two Pathways

Michael Sampson - Currents

Since I have written books on this, and run workshops with organizations to help with approaching the user adoption challenge, I have an interest in spreading great practices to solve this problem. 2012) , user adoption is a challenge faced by organizations using IBM Connections, Microsoft SharePoint, Socialtext, and many other offerings. With the vision firmly re-established, by what means what IBM Connections introduced to the organization?

2013 19

Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 3: Organic Semantics

Portals and KM

Issue Three: Organic semantics: The Semantic Web and semantic analysis require human classification intervention and semantic model algorithms to infer and interpret meaning.   A by-product of our technology is an organic semantic model that can be used to see the relationships that exist between terms over a period of time.

Why Every Organization Needs a China Strategy


3) Opportunity: Chinese are open to international expertise and programs, and foreign organizations are finding meaningful relationships with Chinese counterparts. China is in the news a lot these days. Is China’s progress over-reported?

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Community – organization difference

Learning Alliances

Since I did a talk at CHIFOO last May , I continue to think about situations where a community and an organization coincide or are closely intertwined. Hierarchical organization chart.

The Seven Habits (??) of Highly Effective Collaborators - Think Organizations, Not People

Michael Sampson - Currents

Hyoun from Aberdeen proposes a list of seven habits that highly effective collaborative organizations enact: ". we focused on the plight of the Laggards: the bottom 30% of our respondents. These companies averaged a revenue loss of 7% last year and had very little quantitative value associated with their collaborative efforts.

6 Reasons to Use the Term “Community Benefit Organization”

Hildy Gottlieb

1) “Community Benefit” Says What Our Organizations Are and Why They Exist. Calling your organization a Nonprofit focuses the world’s attention on a particular inconsequential aspect of your being - the financial means that allow your work to be accomplished.

“How New Tools and Processes Can Help People and Their Organizations Succeed”

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alan Lepofsky, VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, shares his wish list for 2014 : I would like to see less discussion/marketing about the technology itself and more focus on how new tools and processes can help people and their organizations succeed. I like his line: more focus on how new tools and processes can help people and their organizations succeed.

2014 14

Building Social Business: What Is Social Collaboration in an Organization

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

and Organization Development. He writes The role power in a matrix organization is vastly diminished. Which means outside of the role structures & job descriptions in the organization? Typical of a matrix organization, no?

2004 13

Customer Feedback: Breaking Down the Silos in Your Organization. Part 1 of a 3-Part Series

Ant's Eyeview Blog

You probably already know what the busted computers or broken guitars are in your organization. leader within your organization is to get ahead of the busted computers and broken guitars and break down the silos. What do busted computers laptops and broken guitars have in common?