Buzz around the recent meeting made me think of what I might do to further the online social initiatives that are currently underway. I thought of the three I’s of organizational change Uncle Gibb mentioned to me (information, involvement, incentive) when I first asked about the rollout of SmartBuilder, a new elearning authoring tool. I look forward to conversations about how these principles might assist in moving the goals around online social community forward. What we are really talking about is sharing in a more broad and visible way than we have before. It is pretty simple in the end. Help people connect and converse.
From these conversations come ideas and knowledge creation, relationships and caring. Many of the addresses from the recent conference highlighted how learning and performance improvement are best situated in loving relationships such as the family. The current organizational structure serves to segment and divide people into departments and functions instead of offering opportunity to mingle and unite.