Category Archives: Social Business Design

A World In Flux

Indeed, these are wonderful, scary, beautiful, dark, inspiring and unpredictable times… I urge you to close your eyes, clear your mind, and take a fresh look at what is happening everywhere around you. Evolution has shifted its attention to social behavior, and we are its primary agents of change. Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Job Descriptions

In thinking about how businesses can become more socially-calibrated, I am surprised we are not seeing more experimentation in crowd-sourcing job descriptions. Continue reading

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Career Fulfillment through Social Business Design

I am most passionate about social business design and its potential to make our careers more meaningful and fulfilling for us on a personal level. For far too long, corporations have neglected to understand and engage with both their customers and their employees in meaningful, collaborative interactions, opting to apply industrial age approaches to information age challenges. Now, with the advent of new media, organizational hierarchies are flattening into horizontal networks of influence and businesses are starting to understand that it is more effective to influence than to coerce, more rewarding to converse than to message, and more fruitful to engage than to target. Continue reading

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Parallel Thought: Dachis Group

It’s not often that you stumble upon a group of people who’s thinking about the future of business so closely parallels your own.. a social business design consultancy called Dachis Group. The Dachis Group helps businesses make sense of how … Continue reading

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Collective Intelligence & The Future of the Web

“I think that these trends are all combining, and going real-time. Effectively what we’re seeing is the evolution of a global collective mind, a theme I keep coming back to again and again. This collective mind is not just comprised of humans, but also of software and computers and information, all interlinked into one unimaginably complex system: A system that senses the universe and itself, that thinks, feels, and does things, on a planetary scale.” – Nova Spivack Continue reading

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Social Media – Internal vs. External

In the longer term, however, I believe that promise of co-creation and co-innovation will deeply permeate corporate culture, eventually leading to the emergence (and re-definition) of new corporate structures that will be self-assembling (perhaps on a project basis) and will be able to tap much more effectively into their “employee’s” innate passions and abilities. Continue reading

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Social Software – Inside Out vs. Outside In Perspective

Our social graphs need to be pulled into one place (done), quantified and tied to our professional network (done and done). Ok, now here is the kicker; what if we could leverage this collective “social profile” to redefine the idea of ‘resume’ and ‘career?’ Continue reading

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