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  1. Dec 2020
    1. Here is an interesting text on Slack as replacement for e-mail. As author indicated, it was the right tool for the wrong way to work. In the text, there is also reference to Peter Druker concern that it will be much more difficult to improve 'knowledge work'. Drucker's writings inspired my initial search for hypertext tools (behind LMS) and series of Diplo's conferences on knowledge management.

      This knowledge management hype which came as big wave in late 1990s will return again. This wave had one underlying misconception. It tried to apply 'Taylorian approach' (visualise in Chapplin's movies) to knowledge creation and management. Thus instead of manual worker you have knowledge worker. It won't work this way.

      It is the reason why a smart interaction around text or video or any other artefact created by human creativity/intelligence will be the main way to achieving 'efficiency' in knowledge management. In additions to humans, there will be data and AI (finding pattern in info which humans cannot detect by simple observation or reading).

      In this interplay human - data - AI most of knowledge work will happen. The key challenge will be to have 'cognitive proximity' or reduce 'cognitive distance' between these three elements. In the case of data and AI we will do it by preparing simpel tools (Sketch Engine, AI Baby Scholar, etc.). But, the key challenge will be to reduce 'cognitive distance' among us humans. Practically speaking, it means that I need to know what - for example - Vlada is working on currently. As I read texts or do my research I alert him to specific texts that I come across. In this way we are 'knitting' cognitive space and understandings.

      I am not sure that 'cognitive proximity' can be automated. A few things can be done:

      • reduce administrative tasks around projects and knowledge exchanges (extensive reporting, etc.)
      • reduce hierarchy as a way of organising research and other knowledge activities.
      • reduce 'human noise' (positioning, turf battles, etc.)
      • increase functional communication.

      At Diplo, technology is in place. We are also advancing on organisational/human side.

      If we manage to achieve this type of knowledge organisatin, we will make breakthrough not only in doing better our work but also in pushing 'knowledge management' on the next level.

      For achieving 'cognitive proximity' ||Jovan||

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    1. Here is an interesting input for Diplo's management that combines agility and orchestration.

      Agility is about flexibility and autonomy of brining tasks close to people who execute them.

      Orchestration is about providing mission for overall system.

    2. improvement. 

      An interesting comparison between silo design and flow design

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  2. Oct 2020
    1. Aldo alerted about this ineresting article about 'swarm intelligence' and effective leadership.

      He summarised it in the following graph https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qm2MF2xAukBx4Xdr98N58IV-bvh-UR9t/view?usp=sharing

      ||Jovan||

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    1. Natural human biases in decision making, including confirmation, availability, and anchoring biases, often cause us to shut down the range of solutions too early.

      Need to avoid these biases.

    2. “Why is this so?”

      We need to regain capacity to ask this simple quesiton 'Why is this so?'

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    1. It is becoming clear that our Diplo5 focus is moving into right directions: a) focus on consolidating our data (Textus) b) integrating data value-add into our procedures (Textus) c) focusing on delivery of useful products (SpeechGen and Dta Sandbox).

      New possibilities will start opening with integration in this system of our LMS.

      ||Jovan||

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