9 years, 23 days ago

Organizations as Brains

This post is based on Chapter 3 of Gareth Morgan’s classic book Images of Organization (Sage 1986), which opens with the following question: “Is it possible to design organizations so that they have the capacity to be as flexible, resilient, and in…

9 years, 1 month ago

Unstructured knowledge

@SFDreverman asks (how) does unstructured knowledge hinder the collective intelligence of a group?

To start with, I am slightly puzzled by the word “hinder”. Surely unstructured knowledge is usually better than no knowledge at all, although sometimes …

9 years, 4 months ago

Want Successful Enterprise Architecture? Define “Enterprise” First.

A couple of recent conversations have really caused this theme to spike in my head. In my experience, I’ve seen successful enterprise architecture and I’ve seen unsuccessful enterprise architecture. While many may put the blame on a failure to define what architecture is, I think that’s wrong. I think a recipe of failure is a […]