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What is Organization 3.0?

Organization 3.0 is a new model of organization, particularly non-profits, to function almost virtually sans any physical existence or overhead by using various free tools of the web 2.0. It is a paradigm that transcends the common world view and takes inspiration from the cosmic theory that all matter is nothing but energy. Organization 3.0 is the spiritual high ground that treats organizations as an energy network rather than physical network, hence making physical infrastructure redundant.

Energizing The Network

The earth is an energy ball. Human body is made of energy fields. Energy makes up everything in this universe.

Similarly, network too has an energy. The strength and vitality of a network is dependent on the efforts that are regularly put to energize it. If networks are energized regularly, they work in an optimized manner.

Hence, management of energy in a network is directly affects the quality of network.

How to manage this energy within a network? How to constantly keep the network energized? Well, this would be the subject of another post. Any ideas?

Architecture of Purposeful and Perpetual Discovery

One of the most important aspects of developing high network intelligence (NI) would be to develop an "Architecture of Purposeful and Perpetual Discovery" around oneself. By this I mean, a way or a set-up through which one can explore the universal network.

I am using the word 'architecture' to indicate that the way or set-up has to be in some way structured to ensure optimization of purposeful discoveries. By purposeful discoveries I mean those discoveries that are going to add to the subject's strengths, both at an individual level as well as network level. At the same time, this architecture should be such that it encourages not only purposeful discoveries but also has a perpetual character to ensure rapid aggregation of discoveries either in isolation or linked up with past discoveries.

"Architecture of Purposeful and Perpetual Discovery" is going to be a key concept to explore the true potential of networks in human life.

Network Quotient - The Road Map

Universe is a network of planets, sun, stars, constellation, etc. all connected with each other with some kind of force. Earth is a network. Human body too is a network of nerves and veins in perfect synchronization. Even the internet and Web 2.0, which are changing our lives as never before, are networks. In essence, everything around us is either a network or part of some network. In a rapidly shrinking world, the concept of networks suddenly assumes extraordinary importance due to exponential rise in number of networks, connections within each of them, and the resultant mind boggling linkage with each other. As the world continues to shrink in future to become a small global village, networks would not only mushroom around us but even become complicated. To survive and thrive in this networked world, more than IQ or EQ people, groups, communities, organizations, and corporations would need Network Quotient (NQ) - the measure of Network Intelligence (NI), the ability to create, mana…

NQ - Multiple application; a new business revolution

The more I am thinking on this the more convinced I am becoming that the concept of NQ has relevance in multiple spheres of business and management. And from this, I think, we could have chapters on application of NQ in various spheres of business.

For example: (Networks in all these examples are human networks not IT networks)

Networked Marketing - connecting with customers through networks; engaging them in business through networks; sharing brand ownership with them, building relationships through concepts of network, etc.

Networked HR - networked recruiting; using networks to find talent rather than wait for talent to find you, etc.

Networked Finance (not sure as I'm not so good in finance)

Networked Operations - using concepts of network to make it super-efficient as well as effective; can there be a new concept like "human 6-sigma"...

Networked Sales - using the power of network to exponentially multiply sales; networked prospecting, networked refeerals, networked persua…

Network - One of the essential things to tame the future

In February this year, I had written a post on my blog, Taming The Future - 7 Essential Traits For Companies.

I mentioned NETWORKS as one of the 7 essential traits to tame the future. In case you haven't read, check it out.

Great Idea

Great idea Atul boss! Well, I too believe network is the key. And by network I don’t just mean "who you know" but also how you create a network of people and institutions to accomplish a goal.

You might remember, some time back I had written a blog on using the power of network to alleviate poverty (starfish approach). Even registered a URL for making that idea a reality. But sudden change of role at work ensured postponement of my experiments with power of networks.

But I must say that if this concept of NQ gets into a book, it would be a big success. So if you have any co-writer vacancies for this book, please accept my application ;-)

Will keep contributing my thoughts on this blog.

Your Network is your Net Worth

This is an idea me and my friend from IIM-A Mohan were discussing last week. Probably same topic have discussed with Mayank also in past.

How does this sound as a title for an upcoming book !

Whatz your NQ aka Network Quotient ?

This is an idea which has been bugging me for years. Have always believed that this Universe is nothing but a network. Ok Ok. So does many of the great spiritual thoughts believe as well so whatz new ?

Well here it comes. I believe that just like we discovered IQ (Intelligence Quotient) in past and then realized the power of EQ (Emotional Quotient) very recently after Dan Golman's seminal work in this area. Now I believe that in this new "networked world", NQ (Network Quotient) is the next big idea. I have been talking about it casually with friends for years. Even mentioned in some serious discussions on this topic at some yahoogroups etc. But looks like the time has come that I actually write a book on this and popularize the concept. Network is the power. Companies like Google, Cisco have helped us understand the power of computer network. We have had social network sites in plenty and most recently we also have had professional networking becoming very very important…