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Social Ecosystems

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If you want to create the best possible social system for your situation; you need to know the basics about what types of social systems are being used. How they get used. Who's using them. And how to …

If you want to create the best possible social system for your situation; you need to know the basics about what types of social systems are being used. How they get used. Who's using them. And how to participate in them.

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  • 1. Social Systems
  • 2. Social systems coordinate individuals so that they can get things done.
  • 3. 6 types of social systems. Partnership Group Team Party Network Class
  • 4. Partnership
  • 5. Partnership Reason: The partnership exists to unite 2 or more individuals in a common effort. Where it’s believed that the combined effort is greater than each member on his own. + =
  • 6. Partnership Organization: Each partner may have a set of responsibilities, and are either equal or weighted. Business Creative Development Development
  • 7. Partnership Information Flow: Open between all members
  • 8. Partnership Participation: Each partner is expected to participate & add value or be removed from the partnership. Business Sitting Development Around
  • 9. Partnership Participation: Each partner is expected to participate & add value or be removed from the partnership. X Business Sitting Development Around
  • 10. Group
  • 11. Group Reason: A group is formed to unite several individuals with a common interest. Study Group: interested in history 1st year 2nd year 3rd year
  • 12. Group Organization: All members are equal
  • 13. Group Information Flow: Open between all members
  • 14. Group Participation: Each member is expected to contribute. The less a member contributes, the more likely it is that the group will expel that member.
  • 15. Group Participation: Each member is expected to contribute. The less a member contributes, the more likely it is that the group will expel that member. X
  • 16. The Leech N IO T U A C Some ‘open’ groups do not actively monitor member contribution. These groups are vulnerable to ‘leeches’; members who join to syphon the groups result without adding any value.
  • 17. Team
  • 18. Team Reason: Teams collect individuals with different skill sets to solve problems. Problem: How to get the ball in the basketball net.
  • 19. Team Organization: Each member may have a specific roll; one member leads the team. Leader Center Forward Forward Guard Guard Problem: How to get the ball in the basketball net.
  • 20. Team Information Flow: Open between all members, leader facilitates communication. Center Forward Forward Guard Guard Problem: How to get the ball in the basketball net.
  • 21. Team Participation: Each member is expected to contribute in a predetermined way. If a member does not fulfill that roll; they will be replaced. Center Forward Lazy Guard Guard Problem: How to get the ball in the basketball net.
  • 22. Team Participation: Each member is expected to contribute in a predetermined way. If a member does not fulfill that roll; they will be replaced. Center Replacement X Forward Lazy Guard Guard Problem: How to get the ball in the basketball net.
  • 23. Party
  • 24. Party Reason: Parties exist to connect individuals with a common goals. Members help each other to achieve the goals of the party. Party at my house
  • 25. Party Organization: Members elect a leader or leadership team. At his house = he’s the leader
  • 26. Party Information Flow: Top-down structure; leader communicates goals to the party. Here’s what you need to bring
  • 27. Party Participation: Each member is expected to help the party move toward achieving it’s goals. If a member is not contributing, the leader will expel him. Beer Snacks Music Friends Soda Forgot
  • 28. Party Participation: Each member is expected to help the party move toward achieving it’s goals. If a member is not contributing, the leader will expel him. X Beer Snacks Music Friends Soda Forgot
  • 29. Network
  • 30. Network Reason: Networks coordinate groups as well as individuals. Networks facilitate communication between multiple entities.
  • 31. Network Organization: Members are equal = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
  • 32. Network Information Flow: Open between networked members
  • 33. Network Participation: Members are not expected to contribute. The more a member contributes, the more network connections will be made. Doesn’t Participates Participate
  • 34. Class
  • 35. Class Reason: The class exists to support individuals who have made a specific achievement. PHD PHD PHD PHD PHD PHD PHD MD MD MD MD MD MD MD
  • 36. Class Organization: Members are equal The members of the grey class are equal, but not equal to the red class
  • 37. Class Information Flow: Top-down via mentorship, or tenure. 10 years experience in red class, allows him to enter white class. He’ll help others in red class to enter white class.
  • 38. Class Participation: Members of a class participate individually with a goal to achieve the next class. If a member doesn’t participate he will remain in his current class.
  • 39. Knowing how social systems work will help you in two ways ...
  • 40. You’ll know how to participate to achieve the best possible result ...
  • 41. And you’ll know which type to create to best coordinate individuals for a specific situation

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