Archive: July 31st, 2011

Mechanistic and Organic Organizations

Mechanistic and Organic Organizations

Dualism of the mechanical and the organic is not new in western philosophical thought. In fact, it’s about 500 years old, tracing its roots back to Francis Bacon in the 1600′s. And as recently as 120 years ago, Emile Durkheim helped establish modern sociology using these concepts as central parts of his ideas and theories on the ties that bind people together.

Connected companies, complex systems, and social intranets

Connected companies, complex systems, and social intranets

One of the best parts of my job is the privilege of having conversations about the emerging field of social software, Enterprise 2.0, Social Business, the latest generation of Knowledge Management (or whatever you prefer to label the collection of people busy innovating away at the moment in this area) with some truly brilliant minds and kindred spirits.

Increasing Business Performance Through Social Software

Increasing Business Performance Through Social Software

The Deloitte Center for the Edge recently issued a paper, “Social Software for Business Performance” that covers how companies can leverage social software to improve business performance in the short-term and transform it in the long-term. It states that early adopters of social software have the potential for gaining financial benefits.