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Intra-organizational Networks: The role of Teams

How does one build effective intra-organizational networks? An impressive body of research has accumulated on this question. Surprisingly, though, this literature has largely ignored one of the key relational building blocks of many organizations: formal teams. The neglect of teams … Continue reading

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Roman Egypt 2,000-year-old Youth Organizations

In Roman Egypt, 14-year-old boys were enrolled in a youth organization in order to learn to be good citizens. Ville Valtteri Vuolanto, social historian and historian of ideas, has joined forces with Dr April Pudsey of the University of Newcastle … Continue reading

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The Intelligent Complex Adaptive System Model for Organizations

This paper proposes a new model for organizations that live in a dynamic, complex environment. The model proposes to represent a new theory of the organization, one that starts with the fact that organizations are not metaphors of living systems … Continue reading

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Relationship Systems Intelligence – transforming Leadership

Being a leader in today’s complex world bears little resemblance to the leadership of the past. The pace is faster, the stakes higher and the scope greater. A performance-driven, top-down leadership paradigm is no longer sufficiently quick and nimble to … Continue reading

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Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation

Why can some organizations innovate time and again, while most cannot?  You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help—but there’s … Continue reading

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“La Ley de hierro de la oligarquía” – Partidos políticos en democracia que no son organizaciones democráticas

A principios del S. XX el sociólogo alemán Robert Michels formuló en su libro “Los partidos políticos: un estudio sociológico de las tendencias oligárquicas de la democracia moderna“,  la llamada “Ley de hierro de la oligarquía” para explicar la contradicción … Continue reading

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Methods and Tools for Collaborative Networked Organizations

Collaborative Networked Organizations represent one of the most relevant organizational paradigms in industry and services. A large number of developments in recent years have turned Collaborative Networks into a pervasive phenomenon in all socio-economic sectors. The main aim of this … Continue reading

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Experiencing Creativity in the Organization: From Individual Creativity to Collective Creativity

For creative organizations, the ideas and insights of their employees are of crucial importance. Most of the creativity research concentrates only on individual aspects of creativity. This paper also stresses the collective aspect of creativity in the organization. It studies … Continue reading

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Team assembly mechanisms determine collaboration network structure and team performance

Read Agents in creative enterprises are embedded in networks that inspire, support, and evaluate their work. Here, we investigate how the mechanisms by which creative teams self-assemble determine the structure of these collaboration networks. We propose a model for the … Continue reading

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