U-Netted Nations™

It's about time… to take INDIVIDUAL responsibility for our MUTUAL benefit..

Chat or CHANGE? (Let’s ‘SurmiZe’)

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The Gilbane Group recently published their 2008 report about the challenges and opportunities of social networking (by Geoffrey Bock and Steve Paxhia). <get your copy here>. So, what is next – in the social/business interface?

What must change for us to benefit – from ‘chat’?

What if we just surmise for a moment? Imagine what we might conjecture or postulate about how to structure a cooperative approach that leads us to an equitable consensus about mutually beneficial solutions.

That approach would at the least require a process designed to:

  1. Endear and then acknowledge all stakeholder viewpoints
  2. Identify current impacts and desired alternates
  3. Uncover root cause by objective consensus
  4. Enable corrective action(s) by priority, and through cooperation

We would also likely ‘surmIZE’ that to enable our success, we would need the following minimal constructs, – we would want to:

  • Normalize – to enable any participant at any level in any culture/language to describe THEIR situation/need/or offer
  • Formalize – the process for collecting the data so that forward progress can be initiated/tracked/completed/measured
  • Legitimize – evaluate and then endorse those who cooperate toward solutions as champions (ex: ‘EXEMPLARS’ – not Avatars)
  • Recognize – give real rewards for their submittal and support (ex: ‘U-Value’)
  • Optimize – engage, manage, and enhance a continuous improvement process and to monitor pertinent results (ex: ASK4™)
  • Organize – so that others can share in the creation of viable solutions and
  • Realize – these same cooperative benefits, globally

It is not sufficient just to have a casual ‘chat’ if results are what is desired. Purposeful conversation is necessary, – ‘Collaboration on Purpose‘. That is what can change ‘casual’ into ‘causal‘ – and into benefits, for all.

What’s NEXT – with YOU? – care to comment?

– dare to COOPERATE?

Let us know what part you want …to enjoy – with us!!

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NOTE: While this website is my personal initiative, the ASK4™ approach is a participant-managed collaboration platform and the U-Netted Nations™ is the result of our ‘Collaboration On Purpose’. My voice becomes one in a million – immediately.

Written by gsbigger

May 25, 2008 at 2:50 am

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