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Hi Valdis - Yes, there are some bright bulbs out there. Thanks. Diffusion
seems to be the issue. Having the CoP establishment recognizing and using
SNA/ONA is a positive sign. There are myriad organizational forms such as
boards, hierarchies, support, sales, etc., etc. Few have been as hyped as
CoPs. A good number of CoPs 'fail to launch' or get traction and die before
they start. Robust SNA/ONA is a great way to troubleshoot and hopefully
improve the impact and outcome of all org forms, including CoPs. Exciting
times! Cheers, John  

 

 

 

From: Valdis Krebs [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:56 AM
To: John T. Maloney (jheuristic)
Cc: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [SOCNET] Value

 

The future is here, it is just unevenly distributed...

 

IBM has been applying social network analysis to discovering emergent
communities of practice for many years... see my web page and the articles
it links to:  http://www.orgnet.com/emergent.html

 

Enjoy!

 

Valdis

 

On May 19, 2011, at 12:03 PM, John T. Maloney (jheuristic) wrote:





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Hi - Here is a new report --

"Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks: a
conceptual framework"

 
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There is a breakthrough in the report: the CoP establishment is embracing
networks! Wow!!!

Getting the CoP people to embrace social networks has been slow and arduous.
Thing is, communities are just one basic social network structure and
pattern. They are important but nothing special really. This was/is very
hard for the CoP people to accept, since they have a LOT invested in their
notion of communities and CoPs!

Fortunately, things are changing. CoP people are now accepting the reality,
the empirical basis, the real science and robust practice of social networks
and value. Woo-hoo! It has been a long time coming. Fortunately, we are
patient.

For example, in the attached paper, the unit of analysis is
"community/network." That slash speaks volumes. It is a breakthrough!
Networks will subsume communities with confidence. See in the report how
they position SNA/ONA.

They do still have a lot of the CoP baggage in this report, like many of the
dubious metrics. Anyway, very encouraging they are revealing the first
glimpse of our network future to CoP practitioners.

Cheers,

-j

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