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EN - Article - OrgIntel: Organisational intelligence for finding and influencing your stakeholders

EN - Article - OrgIntel: Organisational intelligence for finding and influencing your stakeholders | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
As information professionals in organisations, we have two choices. We can wait for people to discover us. We usually end up disappointed: “Why don’t they see the value we provide?”

The other choice is to be “proactive” (to use an overused word). We can take steps to make sure that the people in our organisation know about the value we provide.

It is in this vein that I put forth a perspective of “organisational intelligence”, or “OrgIntel”. OrgIntel is about finding, and actively pursuing, the key groups and stakeholders you need to connect with in your organisation. It’s not quite stalking – but it’s the next best thing.

In this article, I’ll talk about four components of the concept of OrgIntel:

Searching for clues
Finding the pulse
Beyond the organisation chart
Visibility and openness.
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EN - Site - Reinventing Management: Management Innovation eXchange

EN - Site - Reinventing Management: Management Innovation eXchange | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
An open innovation project...

The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. The premise: while "modern" management is one of humankind's most important inventions, it is now a mature technology that must be reinvented for a new age.

The spur for a revolution in management...

Current management practices emphasize control, discipline and efficiency above all else — and that's a problem. To thrive in the 21st century, organizations must be adaptable, innovative, inspiring and socially accountable. That will require a genuine revolution in management principles and practices.

An online clearinghouse and a virtual laboratory...

The MIX helps to accelerate the pace of management innovation by energizing and organizing the conversation around the most critical challenges facing managers today — and by providing a practical platform where they can document,share and develop their leading-edge ideas and practices.

A stage for management innovators everywhere...

The MIX is designed for all those who are frustrated by the limits of our legacy management practices. It's for all the inspired thinkers and radical doers who believe we can — and must — find alternatives to the bureaucratic and disempowering management practices that still rule most organizations.
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EN - Article - Music and Leadership - Insightful

EN - Article - Music and Leadership - Insightful | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
When the managers of a car assembly plant of 2400 people tell you that they just saw their leadership model in action, that’s when you know you are on to something…

Classical music is no longer for arty-farty people. It can be the backbone of some serious management discussions. This time we had the honor to be eavesdropping on the very first Beethoven’s Pathetique rehearsal of the prestigious I Solisti del Vento ensemble, together with their experienced coach Etienne Siebens.
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EN - Blog - Wanna Solve Impossible Problems? Find Ways to Fail Quicker | Co.Design

EN - Blog - Wanna Solve Impossible Problems? Find Ways to Fail Quicker | Co.Design | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
A case study in how an intractable problem -- creating a human-powered airplane -- was solved by reframing the problem.
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EN - Blog - Improving Enterprise Collaboration

EN - Blog - Improving Enterprise Collaboration | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
In this new socially engaged workplace there are several strategic changes, primarily cultural and behavioral ones, but some minor structural ones as well. Many organizations will make these changes organically and eventually end up with an environment that looks like the one above, though it will develop more on its own that some internal business leaders would probably like. Others organizations will deliberately attempt to get there more quickly and will have slightly more control over the outcome. Either way, the various changes that accrue as an organization wends its way towards becoming a more social business ends up looking like this:
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EN - Blog - Teaming, Group IQ and How it is Affected by EQ

When emotions are acknowledged and guided constructively, they enhance intellectual performance. Robert Rosenthal, a Harvard expert on empathy, has shown that when people administering IQ tests treat their subjects warmly, the test scores are higher.

In meetings and in group settings where people come together to collaborate, there is a strong sense of a group IQ, the sum total of intellectual knowledge and skills in the room. The most important element in a group's intelligence is not the average or highest IQ, but emotional intelligence. A single participant who is low in EQ can lower the collective IQ of the entire group. Robert Sternberg and Wendy Williams of Yale have studied this "group IQ."

Thus, a group may be able to work smarter than its members' collective intelligences would suggest, but it can also rapidly work dumber by not allowing people to share talents and by allowing destructive discontent, domineering, or infighting to degrade performance and stymie progress.

This has obvious impact on the effectiveness of teams and work groups. Today's fast-changing work environments require more open and fluid work styles. Teaming, in order to be effective, requires people to have a high degree of both intellect and EQ. People need to be able to handle their own and other's emotions in order to trust and team up for problem-solving and decision-making.
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EN - Feedback is critical for Organizational Intelligence

"One perspective on ‘Organisational Intelligence’ is that it measures the ability of the organisation to manage complexity and be self-aware. Present-day notions of ‘organisational intelligence’ bring together ideas from knowledge management, decision sciences, Operational Research and Cybernetics, including the Viable System Model. One of the key design requirements is to build in a set of feedback loops at different tempi (time based and at different organisational levels) to support goal-directed behaviour and rich organisational learning. In this session, Richard will explore the socio-technical enablers for effective feedback, collaboration and intelligence, with practical examples from large organisations."

Author: Richard Veryard
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EN - Blog - Willful ignorance

EN - Blog - Willful ignorance | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
You cannot build a meaningful future around only what has worked reliably in the past.
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EN - Intelligent Organizations: An Integrative Framework

English Research Paper by Markus Schwaninger of the University of St Gallen, Switserland.
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EN - Video - The Intelligent Organization, PART I Stafford BEER

This is the conference by Stafford Beer at Monterrey Tec where he explains the difference between the Reductionist Paradigm and the Cybernetic Paradigm.
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EN - Video - The Intelligent Organization, PART II Stafford Beer

In this second part theory gets down to practice. The VSM is applied in Chile in 1971 in the Cybersyn Project of President Salvador Allende.
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EN - Blog - Social Networks seen through Foucault’s Looking Glass

EN - Blog - Social Networks seen through Foucault’s Looking Glass | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
“The mirror is, after all, a utopia, since it is a placeless place. In the mirror, I see myself there where I am not, in an unreal, virtual space that opens up behind the surface; I am over there, there where I am not, a sort of shadow that gives my own visibility to myself, that enables me to see myself there where I am absent [...]

By creating profiles of our Selfs on Social Networks we change views entirely. It is not only that we see our Selfs mirrored, we even create the mirror itself. We tell the Social Networks what we want our own Selfs to look like. Thus, being inhabitants of Social Networks we do not simply enter heterotopic spaces, but we shape them alltogether.

And how does this apply to organizations?
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EN - Article - How To Set Smart Daily Goals

EN - Article - How To Set Smart Daily Goals | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
To achieve great things, we must constantly question how we spend our time and energy. Get started by asking yourself these six questions right now.
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EN - Blog - Why Corporations Are Losing The War For Talent

EN - Blog - Why Corporations Are Losing The War For Talent | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
When it comes to the war for talent, corporations are suddenly finding themselves in full retreat mode. That’s because innovation has quietly departed from the hallowed halls of the executive suite, and has taken up residence in the flophouses of millennial would-be entrepreneurs.

In the new game, the corporate ladder has given way to the innovative idea. Authority is no longer ascribed by hierarchical barons; it’s now earned in the communities of social networks.
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EN - Article - Daniel H Pink: employees are faster and more creative when solving other people's problems - Telegraph

EN - Article - Daniel H Pink: employees are faster and more creative when solving other people's problems - Telegraph | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
Recent research reveals that people are more capable of mental novelty when
thinking on behalf of others than for themselves. This has far-reaching
practical implications at every level of business.
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EN - Blog - MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups

EN - Blog - MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
Do groups have genetic structures? If so, can they be modified?

Those are two central questions for Thomas Malone, a professor of management and an expert in organizational structure and group intelligence at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
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The Biology of Great Organizations

The Biology of Great Organizations | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
This tension, this beautiful tension that exists between what’s inside the organization and what’s outside it, is, in many ways, what defines the organization – it’s what makes it work. It is this ongoing, non-stop exchange of information, ideas, people, goods and services that animates the organization; it’s what gives it life. When that flow ceases to function, so does the organization.
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EN - Blog - Understanding the Social Media Ecology: A Honeycomb Framework

EN - Blog - Understanding the Social Media Ecology: A Honeycomb Framework | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
How should managers monitor, engage with and exploit the activities and content generated by the different sites that make up this social media ecology? It depends!!

I addressed this question in a recent paper, written with colleagues Jan Kietzmann, Kristopher Hermkens and Bruno Silvestre. We present a honeycomb framework of seven social media building blocks -identity, conversations, sharing, presence, relationships, reputation, and groups (see Figure 1). Each block of the framework allows you to unpack and examine a specific facet of social media user experience, and its implications for firms (see Figure 2). Utilized individually and together, these blocks can help managers to make sense of the social media ecology, and understand their audience and their engagement needs.
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Other sources curated by me

A newspaper on Organizaional Intelligence created by Viktor Markowski - built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos shared on Twitter: 

http://paper.li/ViktorMarkowski/1306237958

  

A newspaper on Knowledge Management created by Viktor Markowki - built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos shared on Twitter by KM professionals and experts:

http://paper.li/ViktorMarkowski

 

Please also visit my Topic on Collective Intelligence: 

http://www.scoop.it/t/group-intelligence 

 

 

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EN - Organizational Intelligence: thinking outside the silos

PDF Executive White Paper by Karl Albrecht
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EN - Organizational intelligence Wiki

EN - Organizational intelligence Wiki | Intelligent Organizations | Scoop.it
This wiki contains incomplete notes for a forthcoming book on Organizational Intelligence by Richard Veryard.
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