Collaborative Intelligence in Large or Growing Organizations
Arik Johnson (of AuroraWDC) and I developed a workshop on Collaborative Early Warning.
At the SCIP 2006 Competitive Intelligence conference this April, Derek (Arik's brother and COO) and I will lead the workshop.
The article covers a lot of bases.
Our article points out that as organizations get large, they don't lose their sense of the market, rather, the sensing task becomes so large and distributed that it simply breaks down.
Don’t want to bother colleagues.
Don’t recognize the value of their information.
Don’t have anywhere to write it down.
Don’t want to violate departmental or other management boundaries which may dictate for whom it is appropriate to speak about what.
Don’t see the act of sharing information as a part of management objectives so it appears as a waste of time and energy.
Don't have a means to be recognized for their contribution.
In practice, enterprise blogs solve these problems.
A well defined system identifies the issues which need to be watched, recognize contributors for their efforts, and clearly support organizational goals.