Some of the good reasons, why we should participate in events with speakers or facilitators we already known from social networks, is that we can broaden our perspective and knowledge of the work of those people.
I had the opportunity to meet personally Tim kastelle at ECCI XII – Faro last week, after more than a year of connection via twitter (@ timkastelle) and after reading his blog “Innovation Leadership Network”. Tim is the extraordinary person that I suspected to be and that I confirmed in our small conversations during the event, where openness, simplicity and sensitivity were well represented.
"One of the fundamental bases of Tim Kastelle’s work is, as he himself explained, the contact with the outside world, i.e. with the space where action develops. In innovation the key is to execute the ideas and we will only do so if we know and prepared the environment (networks of an organization) where such implementation is going to happen in order not only to create value but also making it accessible to many people."
“Innovation happens in networks!”
According to Tim Kastelle, if we seek to manage innovation within an organization (environment) is easier to be effective if we understand how networks work. For this we need to do an analysis of how networks work and try to understand how people connect with each other and how the knowledge is shared between them.
This methodology used by Tim Kastelle not only allows us to detect the flow of information, but also to verify if there are people who do not have connections, and from there try to establish procedures so that they can be improved or reworked. This analysis seems to me to be extremely useful when you have differentiated physical and distant spaces where the physical contact of persons does not exist and therefore needs a more understanding facilitated by observation of maps.
When we map, through information collected by one or several questionnaires we determine who are the people (nodes) with more connections and in which direction they are established."