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Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants
“...we see more and farther than our predecessors, not because we have keener vision or greater height, but because we are lifted up and borne aloft on their gigantic stature”  Metalogicon, John of Salisbury, 1159 A modern interpretation of the western meta...
“...we see more and farther than our predecessors, not because we have keener vision or greater height, but because we are lifted up and borne aloft on their gigantic stature”  Metalogicon, John of Salisbury, 1159 A modern i...
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+Oscar Berg Your last paragraph is an eye opener. If you take the concept of community and expand it beyond membership in walled gardens, physical or online spaces towards .. followership, then the base becomes much broader. You exist in relationship to something/someone other than yourself, which makes it a great entry point to the journey upwards (maybe a vortex, not a pyramid). 
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What Is Wrong With The Hierarchy?
In a world where things changed less frequently and when there was plenty of time to react on new information that emerged, where markets did not emerge by themselves and change shape by themselves, it was possible to centralize planning and make long-term ...
In a world where things changed less frequently and when there was plenty of time to react on new information that emerged, where markets did not emerge by themselves and change shape by themselves, it was possible to central...
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Hierarchy has exists for millennia because it offers advantages. It also has substantial costs. When the advantages start running thin, and cost far outweigh the benefits, then novel and productive network structures and patterns subsume hierarchy.

Advantages of hierarchy include predictability, dependable resource allocation, legal compliance, disaster planning, brand continuity, etc.

Transitive authority is the main concern of hierarchy.  

Show most all managers and workers their org chart. Then ask if that is how work gets done. Expect peals of laughter!

Humans are clever, social and network creatures. They get work done in spite of hierarchy.

Management does spend a lot of time moving boxes on the org chart. In theory they are conducting social network analysis (SNA) to optimize networks for performance. In reality they are configuring authority and pay scales to suit themselves. Most workers just take it in stride.

Pay ratios of highest to lowest is where hierarchy really goes-of-the-rails. In the USA you can find 1,795-to-1 pay multiples for CEO to employee. (See above 'when cost far outweigh the benefits.')

Another interesting observation is physical location. In the USA the top of the hierarchy is usually away from the workers, in the corner office or top floor. In other business cultures it is different, with the boss seated in the center of the action.

(I suppose if the USA CEO is paid 1,795 times their employees then there are safety concerns...)

Hierarchy is not going away. Rather, more effective abstractions, like networks and ecologies, will optimize the benefits of hierarchy. See:

http://colabria.com/enterprise-ecology/

Also: 

http://wirearchy.com/ 
   
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Here are some links and highlights from recent research related to Enterprise Collaboration. Enjoy!
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As promised, here's my new white paper titled Toward Higher Rates of Adoption for Social Business Platforms through Adaptation and Exaptation It explains how to improve adoption of a new product, technology, or process by embracing a new model that introduces "adaptation" and "exaptation" measures. Many of the ideas for the white paper were developed right here in John's community, so a h/h/t to all who had participated!

The paper is part of a new network we are (soft-)launching today called Change Agents Worldwide. It's a network of passionate, inspired individuals who believe change is coming fast to the Enterprise. We designed our (un-)company to function as a cooperative, where value is realized by every node in the network; sort of a consultancy based on open collaboration and trust - as the network grows, the benefits compound exponentially.

So, if you are interested, please drop by the new site, sign up for white paper updates or ask any questions you have here. Here's the link:

http://www.changeagentsworldwide.com/whitepaper/1

#adoption   #adaptation   #exaptation  
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Here's a summary of my recent talk "Towards The Digital Workplace - Service By Service". The post focuses on what I call the 6 pillars of the Digital Workplace.
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Here's an updated version of my "What makes knowledge workers productive?" venn diagram.
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Most popular posts and articles from 2013
Yes, it's that time of year again...here are my most popular (read and/or retweeted) blog posts and articles from 2013. Top 3 posts this blog 3 major trends in knowledge work Designing a Social Business The 6 Pillars of The Digital Workplace Top 3 contribut...
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The State and Future of Enterprise Collaboration
More than a year ago, I wrote in an article for CMS Wire that corporations are starting to ask themselves the following questions:  ”Now that we all have the tools, what shall we do with them? How can we use them to change the way we work? And even if we se...
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Designing a Social Business
Knowledge work is in may ways different from the transformational and transactional work that organizations have tried to automate and improve with information technology over the past few decades. A colleague of mine said, that as knowledge workers, we don...
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  • Avega Group
    Senior Consultant, 2012 - present
  • Tieto
    Future Office Evangelist, 2011 - 2012
  • Acando
    Senior Consultant, 2007 - 2011
  • Sogeti
    Senior Consultant, 2004 - 2007
  • Centus
    Product Manager & Business Analyst, 2001 - 2004
  • Kabel New Media
    Project Manager, 2000 - 2001
  • Resco
    Consultant, 1998 - 2000
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Växjö - Ronneby - Malmö - Stockholm - Höllviken - Åkarp
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Digital Strategist & Business Analyst with a passion for simplicity | Enterprise 2.0 | Social Business | Digital Business Development
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I’m an experienced digital strategist and business analyst, with a passion for simplicity and outside-in thinking. 

Professionally, I help organizations introduce smarter ways of working together, leading them from vision to execution. My skills and services range from strategy and business analysis to information architecture, service design and change management.

I am interested in how emerging information technologies - social and mobile technologies in particular - are transforming collaborative knowledge work as well as how we behave as consumers. This is something I write about on my blog and elsewhere and speak about at conferences and events, with a focus on Enterprise 2.0 / Social Collaboration, The Digital Workplace and Service Design.
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