FORGET
THE ORG CHART
TO DO SOMETHING NEW
IT’S THE NETWORK THAT MATTERS
ALBERT EINSTEIN
PHYSICIST PHILOSOPHER PATENT CLERK
No problem can be solved from
the same level of consciousness
that crea...
Objectives
• Share some thought starters on the challenges
of navigating organizations
• Explore the value of relationship...
BILL GATES
FOUNDER OF MICROSOFT &
THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
(IN A CONVERSATION WITH WARREN BUFFETT)
It’s importa...
HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR WORLD?
HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR WORLD?
Like this?
Or this?
WHAT ARE YOU STRIVING FOR?
PUTTING OUT FIRES
OR LARGE-SCALE
FIRE-FIGHTING?
IS THIS YOUR M.O.?
OR THIS?
ANAÏS NIN
20TH CENTURY AUTHOR PHILOSOPHER
We don’t see the world the way it is.
We see the world the way we are.
NOT ALL
PATHS ARE
FRUITFUL
NOT ALL AUTHORITY
IS EFFECTIVE
RELATIONSHIPS
MATTER
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RELATIONSHIP
MANAGEMENT
MATTERS MORE
TRUST GROWS OVER TIME
GEORGE MACDONALD
AUTHOR, POET, PHILOSOPHER & MINISTER
To be trusted is a greater
compliment than being loved.
THE WORLD
IS NOT FLAT
THE PROBLEM
ORGANIZATION
CHART TYRANNY
ORGANIZATIONS
ARE NOT THEIR
CHARTS
PUTTING THE FUN
IN FUNCTION
OR IS THAT
DYSFUNCTION?
RETHINK
ORGANIZATIONS
ORIENTEERING
(SOCIAL) ORIENTEERING
ORGANIZATIONS HAVE
SOCIAL TOPOGRAPHY
& IT IS NOTHING
LIKE YOU EXPECT
BUT THROUGH IT YOU CAN
MORE EASILY GET THINGS DONE
A (THE) SOCIAL NETWORK
EXPERTS
YODA
20TH CENTURY FOX PHILOSOPHER JEDI
Do, or do not. There is no 'try'.
CONNECTORS
ROBERT KERRIGAN
AUTHOR
The way of the world is meeting
people through other people.
ADVOCATES
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
POET, LITERARY CRITIC & PHILOSOPHER
The first duty of a wise advocate is
to convince his opponents...
Social Orienteering™
• Map the social network across the organization
• Identify the stakeholders involved in the design
p...
A QUICK EXERCISE
• Choose product/service project you’re working on or have
worked on recently – write it down
• Write dow...
HORACE
ROMAN LYRIC POET
By mutual confidence and mutual
aid - great deeds are done, and
great discoveries made
NARRATIONENGAGEMENT
INTERACTION
COMMUNITY
WHAT QUESTIONS
DO YOU HAVE?
Copyright © Primed Associates, LLC. 2010
Forget the org chat - it is the network that can drive product development success
Forget the org chat - it is the network that can drive product development success
Forget the org chat - it is the network that can drive product development success
Forget the org chat - it is the network that can drive product development success
Forget the org chat - it is the network that can drive product development success
Forget the org chat - it is the network that can drive product development success
Forget the org chat - it is the network that can drive product development success
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Among the many challenges in the product development and management world is getting a new product through an organization's functional silos and out the door. This presentation explores the challenges and the benefits of using a new process, social orienteering (tm), to steer products more rapidly and successfully to market.

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    1. 1. FORGET THE ORG CHART TO DO SOMETHING NEW IT’S THE NETWORK THAT MATTERS
    2. 2. ALBERT EINSTEIN PHYSICIST PHILOSOPHER PATENT CLERK No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
    3. 3. Objectives • Share some thought starters on the challenges of navigating organizations • Explore the value of relationships • Understanding the power of social networks • Identify the social networks worth a damn • Review goal-based network navigation • Consider Social Orienteering™
    4. 4. BILL GATES FOUNDER OF MICROSOFT & THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION (IN A CONVERSATION WITH WARREN BUFFETT) It’s important to have someone who you totally trust, who is totally committed, who shares your vision, and yet has a little bit different set of skills and who also acts as something of a check on you.
    5. 5. HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR WORLD?
    6. 6. HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR WORLD?
    7. 7. Like this?
    8. 8. Or this?
    9. 9. WHAT ARE YOU STRIVING FOR?
    10. 10. PUTTING OUT FIRES
    11. 11. OR LARGE-SCALE FIRE-FIGHTING?
    12. 12. IS THIS YOUR M.O.?
    13. 13. OR THIS?
    14. 14. ANAÏS NIN 20TH CENTURY AUTHOR PHILOSOPHER We don’t see the world the way it is. We see the world the way we are.
    15. 15. NOT ALL PATHS ARE FRUITFUL
    16. 16. NOT ALL AUTHORITY IS EFFECTIVE
    17. 17. RELATIONSHIPS MATTER
    18. 18. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
    19. 19. RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT MATTERS MORE
    20. 20. TRUST GROWS OVER TIME
    21. 21. GEORGE MACDONALD AUTHOR, POET, PHILOSOPHER & MINISTER To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
    22. 22. THE WORLD IS NOT FLAT
    23. 23. THE PROBLEM
    24. 24. ORGANIZATION CHART TYRANNY
    25. 25. ORGANIZATIONS ARE NOT THEIR CHARTS
    26. 26. PUTTING THE FUN IN FUNCTION OR IS THAT DYSFUNCTION?
    27. 27. RETHINK ORGANIZATIONS
    28. 28. ORIENTEERING
    29. 29. (SOCIAL) ORIENTEERING
    30. 30. ORGANIZATIONS HAVE SOCIAL TOPOGRAPHY
    31. 31. & IT IS NOTHING LIKE YOU EXPECT
    32. 32. BUT THROUGH IT YOU CAN MORE EASILY GET THINGS DONE
    33. 33. A (THE) SOCIAL NETWORK
    34. 34. EXPERTS
    35. 35. YODA 20TH CENTURY FOX PHILOSOPHER JEDI Do, or do not. There is no 'try'.
    36. 36. CONNECTORS
    37. 37. ROBERT KERRIGAN AUTHOR The way of the world is meeting people through other people.
    38. 38. ADVOCATES
    39. 39. SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE POET, LITERARY CRITIC & PHILOSOPHER The first duty of a wise advocate is to convince his opponents that he understands their arguments, and sympathizes with their just feelings.
    40. 40. Social Orienteering™ • Map the social network across the organization • Identify the stakeholders involved in the design problem (subject experts, advocates, connectors) and assign those people to team members for research • Play out real (or imagined) engagement scenarios to better relate to the needs of those stakeholders and raise other issues • This enables team members to “get inside the head” of stakeholders and informs choices and responses Copyright © Primed Associates, LLC. 2010
    41. 41. A QUICK EXERCISE • Choose product/service project you’re working on or have worked on recently – write it down • Write down the key subject matter expert *– the brains behind the effort • Write down the key advocate* – the person willing to champion the effort • Write down the key connector *– the person who always knows who to turn to • Do they know each other? If yes, how? If no, why not? • How would your life be easier if they did know each other and supported your efforts? (*Note: If all three are you – you must be very, very tired) Copyright © Primed Associates, LLC. 2010
    42. 42. HORACE ROMAN LYRIC POET By mutual confidence and mutual aid - great deeds are done, and great discoveries made
    43. 43. NARRATIONENGAGEMENT
    44. 44. INTERACTION
    45. 45. COMMUNITY
    46. 46. WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE?
    47. 47. Copyright © Primed Associates, LLC. 2010

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