The World May be Flat, but your Organization Isn’t.

I can’t help but wonder what will happen when the same disruptive tools that have enabled the Arab Spring reach their full potential with our Organizations. Will corporations find themselves facing angry mobs (potentially internally by employees and externally by shareholders, consumers, and the public) wielding social networks, Twitter, and YouTube?

Where is Knowledge in the Organization?

Embodied: Knowledge is in ideas, qualities, and feelings. Embedded: Knowledge surrounds the organization tightly, enveloping and enclosing the organization. Embrained: Knowledge is contained within conceptual skills and cognitive abilities. Encultured: Knowledge comes from a shared understanding through socialization and aculturalation. Encoded: Knowledge is conveyed through signs and symbols and is deconceptualized. Works Cited Blackler, F.…

Drucker’s Source of Innovation and Social Media

Peter Drucker’s 7 Sources of Innovation as described in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2006) provide a framework for understanding the current environment. The core effect of the internet since becoming widely available in the home and workplace has been disruption. The consumer-producer gap in information has narrowed, scores of middlemen have found their businesses irrelevant, and…

History of Modern Social Media

Printing 15th Century: Printing Press, Guttenberg’s Press, Church and University 16th Century: Fragmentation, religious disunity 17th Century: Pamphleteers, newspapers, periodicals, allows for knowledge without experience, constitute “the public”.  Made up of middle class (bourgeois), literate, intellectuals. Mass Media 18th Century: liberal, intellectual elite challenging government. 19th Century:  Industrial Revolution, political elite claim that increasing knowledge…

Social impact of media

Irving Fang’s six information revolutions (1997) were often accompanied social change. These changes might have occurred quickly via revolution or slowly via gradual societal change, but where there was a desire, new mediums often became the tool for change. The history of media is also embedded within the context of the period’s politics, economics, and…