Stephen Judd

Disconnected, fragmented, or united? a trans-disciplinary review of network science | Applied Network Science | Full Text

During decades the study of networks has been divided between the efforts of social scientists and natural scientists, two groups of scholars who often do not see eye to eye. In this review I present an effort to mutually translate the work conducted by scholars from both of these academic fronts hoping to continue to unify what has become a diverging body of literature. I argue that social and natural scientists fail to see eye to eye because they have diverging academic goals. Social scientists focus on explaining how context specific social and economic mechanisms drive the structure of networks and on how networks shape social and economic outcomes. By contrast, natural scientists focus primarily on modeling network characteristics that are independent of context, since their focus is to identify universal characteristics of systems

Stephen Judd

Guilds of trees share their sugar | Ars Technica - http://bit.ly/1SQfdfd - nature's network in action

Stephen Judd

The Org Chart Is Dead - http://bit.ly/1XByhSg - "the simple hierarchy has been replaced with a functional matrix"

Stephen Judd

How to make knowledge needs visible - http://bit.ly/1UGkM4e - let people know what you can contribute and want to learn

Stephen Judd

Thinking Like a Network : Interaction Institute for Social Change

- Some of the characteristics that make a network different than alliances, coalitions, and collaboratives.

Stephen Judd

Do you know what satisficing is? I didn't until a few days ago. - https://plus.google.com/+StephenJudd/posts/KF5szsakztA -

Stephen Judd

Knoco stories: How to build trust in a community of practice - http://bit.ly/1KbFiaW - true in most online collaboration

Stephen Judd

via @kjeannette - What's stopping communities from developing in your organization. #netlit

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Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

I've encountered, or been a part of, all six obstacles described in this article:

  1. Proliferating Platforms
  2. The “Bottom-Up” Approach
  3. Policy-Driven Paralysis
  4. Collaboration Conundrum
  5. Leadership Detachment
  6. Dearth of Digital Skills

My sense is that people just want a tool (a magic wand) to drive collaboration within the organization, without understanding the change in mindset and culture that is necessary for success.

 

Stephen Judd

Networks and Leadership Webinar: "Unpacking Goal-Directed Networks" | Leadership Learning Community http://bit.ly/1KbvEVx

Stephen Judd

The Adaptable Mind on Vimeo

Curiosity - Creativity - Initiative - Multi-disciplinary thinking - Empathy. encourages/facilitates.