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 The social sector, by contrast, is showing few signs of the future, continuing to operate in an increasingly outdated paradigm that places a premium on control; a reliance on experts and one-way communication flows; and exists purely in the physical world.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

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)

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