The social sector and technological progress

5 Transformational Forces That Should Be Driving The Social Sector (But Aren’t) | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation bookmarked on diigo

The future is already here for the mainstream global economy, built on open data, mobile and social connectivity, and the wisdom of crowds. The social sector, by contrast, is showing few signs of the future, continuing to operate in an increasingly outdated paradigm that places a premium on control; a reliance on experts and one-way communication flows; and exists purely in the physical world.

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RIP Elinor Ostrom, Economics Nobel 2009

IASC deeply regrets the passing of Elinor Ostrom | IASC-COMMONS bookmarked on diigo

Here, also a short post I wrote about her work after she received the Nobel in Economics: Local cooperation can overcome climate change , and a recent article on the importance of her work for the Rio+20 conference: Elinor Ostrom’s trailblazing commons research can inspire Rio+20

Are we aware of how we spend our online time?

It is important that we become aware how our micro-decisions affect what we do online. What are we paying really attention to? what are we really focusing on? Are we following a specific direction, contributing to something of value, achieving something or just losing ourselves and out time among all the things one can do, find, share?

Howard Rheingold on how the five web literacies are becoming essential survival skills » Nieman Journalism Lab bookmarked on diigo

New work life: performance trumps presence

This report and podcast talks about how performance is becoming more important than presence in our more and more globalized world. It is however mainly looking at the risks and possible problems of virtual work and not at the potentials.

Wenn Leistung mehr zählt als Präsenz – Schöne neue Arbeitswelt Von Heimarbeit bis zur | Hintergrund | Deutschlandfunk (in German)

Curation is the new term to describe human filtering.

This article asserts that curation of content will be one of the main ways we will find the best information in our world of information overload. Whatever happened to the idea of the semantic web? Seems like the “Human” is still much better at finding value.

Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web | Fast Company

Is self-organization or structure better for collaboration?

More structure can be better than more freedom to foster collaboration. Yet, it is not the goals or the processes a team leader needs to define. Rather, the roles of each team member need to be clarified so they are well understood by all.

The Biggest Mistake You (Probably) Make with Teams – Tammy Erickson – Harvard Business Review