I just came across this post for a webinar and although it has past, the idea of converging and diverging ideas and approaches appealed to me. I also subscribe to the philosophy that content from a year ago needs to harvested and weeded through not just thrown into the compost:) Yes, I still love the book “cool farming” a definite read if you missed it and the information below. Happy curating!
5 Tips for Social Networking
How the world’s foremost management experts are reinventing management using social software. What do finalists for the Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-prize for Management Innovation and the Management Innovation eXchange have to do with enterprise social networking ?
The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. (The MIX started as a brainchild of Gary Hamel, visiting professor at the London Business School. The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Gary as the world’s most influential business thinker, and Fortune magazine has called him “the world’s leading expert on business strategy.”) The MIX community recently piloted a “Hackathon” – an experiment in open collaboration and global ideation that they hope will help shape the future of the MIX and lead to genuine progress when it comes to crafting the “source code” for Management 2.0.
The Hackathon supports collective work over individual contribution, bringing management experts from far-flung locations together in a social community. Three of the finalists for the M-prize this year came from this new transformative approach to reinventing management. In this webinar, Michele Zanini, co-founder of the MIX and Chris Grams, the MIX’s Community Guide and lead for the MiX Hackathon, will share 5 best practices to structuring or phasing aHackathon or a global ideation effort, to achieve tangible results.
They will discuss the staged process of “divergence and convergence of ideas,” and the subsequent process of synthesis and filtering of the best ideas. Additionally, they will discuss the 5 phases followed to achieve a structured ideation process:
Phase 1: Orientation and aspiration setting
Phase 2: Identification of specific root causes
Phase 3: Early “hacking” (or idea generation)
Phase 4: Refining the best hacks
Phase 5: Execution and dissemination
This is gutsy website that will lead to more information on management than mobile learning. However it does get to the source of those who posted the original excerpt above. Personal opinions on the above site and comments reserved.