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Don Burke & Intellipedia

July 18, 2008

Speaker: Don Burke – CIA: Directorate of Science and Technology

Topic: Implementing Social Software in a Need-To-Know Culture

Summary:

I personally enjoyed learning about history from this CIA social media expert. Rightly so, many organizations build up scar tissue from rough experiences as they mature. New policies and safeguards are often put in place and they hinder collaboration across an organization. Social media offers a new opportunity to overcome scar tissue. Collaboration behind the firewall is possible for complex and adaptive organizations.

Don’s personal experience with social media stems from the implementation of Intellipedia. The site enables any user to contribute with all users able to see changes. In many ways it is an aggregator service for the organization. In addition users are asked to use attributable points of view instead of neutral points of view.

Intellipedia adheres to three core principles

  1. Work at broadest audience possible
  2. Think topically, not organizationally
  3. Replace existing business processes

Key Point

When implementing social media make sure you do it for yourself. By taking the time to make yourself more efficient you will better yourself and collaboration will be a by-product.

Resources:

YouTube: Did you know 2.0

www.shifthappens.wikispaces.com

Simple sabotage field manual written in 1944 (Yes, I found the real manual for you to reference)