Nature’s answers to collaborationLearnings from gardening, botany, landscaping and nature itself.Sami PoikonenNovember 8th...
About meCurrentlyEnterprise & Information Architect, CEO ofEmergem, Founded 09/2012PreviouslyEnterprise Architect, Enterpr...
About meHobbies:Dendrologythe scientific study of trees and woody plants,especially their taxonomyGardening & Landscaping•...
I spent several months looking for natures     answer to the problem – J. B. Cox                -> C shape of jaws        ...
Collaboration in NatureSymbiosis
Scope of SymbiosisOrganism                     Organism                         • Endosymbiosis            ← Exosymbiosis
Scope of CollaborationOrganization                 Organization                             • Intra-collaboration         ...
Types of Symbiosis                              Mutual                                                         • Service-s...
Types of Collaboration                                             1. Networking  Informal and  noncommittal, weak        ...
What is the world’s largest living                  creature? Pando - Single male aspen clonal colony       Great Barrier ...
Plants thrive in right soil and           right amount of light       Collaboration                             Direct sun...
When different things matter
What do you do with Information?                                         Fountain? Drain?  Q: If Sharing is caring, do you...
Total Costs of a Street Tree• Just plant seed, rain  waters it and it grows on  its own.• Cost ~ 0Real TCO of a street tre...
"Whats in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet."• Weed: A plant considered undesirable...
“Let a thousand flowers bloom”
• Try to understand scopes and types of collaboration  you are promoting   – If individual motivation is missing, it won’t...
Good places to visitMustila Arboretum, Finland; www.mustila.fiThe Arboretum in Hørsholm, DenmarkWestonbirt, The National A...
Want to hear     more?            @PoikonenSami            @EmergemCOhttp://www.linkedin.com/company/emergemhttp://fi.link...
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  1. 1. Nature’s answers to collaborationLearnings from gardening, botany, landscaping and nature itself.Sami PoikonenNovember 8th 2012Aarhus
  2. 2. About meCurrentlyEnterprise & Information Architect, CEO ofEmergem, Founded 09/2012PreviouslyEnterprise Architect, Enterprise Contentmanagement, NokiaSenior SharePoint ConsultantConsultant, ECM solution architect, J2EEArchitect
  3. 3. About meHobbies:Dendrologythe scientific study of trees and woody plants,especially their taxonomyGardening & Landscaping• 1 hectare of own land• Over 200 species• Over 40 species of maple (Acer sp.)• USDA Z3
  4. 4. I spent several months looking for natures answer to the problem – J. B. Cox -> C shape of jaws -> Oregon #10 saw chain -> Oregon Saw Chain Manufacturing Corporation was C founded in 1947
  5. 5. Collaboration in NatureSymbiosis
  6. 6. Scope of SymbiosisOrganism Organism • Endosymbiosis ← Exosymbiosis
  7. 7. Scope of CollaborationOrganization Organization • Intra-collaboration ← Inter-collaboration
  8. 8. Types of Symbiosis Mutual • Service-service • Phoresy • resourse-resourse (transportation) mycorrhiza • Service-resourse Pollunation • Cheating • Inquilinism (housing) • Social parasites Non-mutual Orchids Cockoo • Metabiosis • Ectoparasites (on surface) Mites (prepares environment) Host suffers • Endoparasites (inside) Host benefits Worms, bacteria, virus Paratism Commensalism mutualismQ: Where would you place email collaborators?
  9. 9. Types of Collaboration 1. Networking Informal and noncommittal, weak 2. Coordination links Previously identified 3. Cooperation goal, synchronization ofVoluntary arrangement in activities andwhich 2 or more entities 4. Resourse Sharing responsibilitiesengage in mutual beneficialexchange insteadcompeting. Knowledge, talents,Not fully shared risks, skills, 5. Collaborationresponsibilities and information, risks,rewards. resources, capital; Synergestic, Symbiotic shared for common goal relation, where 2 or more entities working tohether to create something much greater than they could have come to on their own
  10. 10. What is the world’s largest living creature? Pando - Single male aspen clonal colony Great Barrier Reef connected by roots - 2900 reefs, 2600 km, 344000 m2 - 43 hectares (106 acres) and - Thousands species has around 47,000 stems - Ecosystem - 80 000 years old - Origin dates back 600 000 years - Fishlake National Forest, Utah, USA - Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, AustraliaQ: Do you aim for clonal unity of diverseecosystem?
  11. 11. Plants thrive in right soil and right amount of light Collaboration Direct sun light ◯ Full sun > 6 h Partial shade, 3-6 h ◑ Shade < 3h ComplianceQ: Individual personal preferences?
  12. 12. When different things matter
  13. 13. What do you do with Information? Fountain? Drain? Q: If Sharing is caring, do you really care?
  14. 14. Total Costs of a Street Tree• Just plant seed, rain waters it and it grows on its own.• Cost ~ 0Real TCO of a street tree:2500€/tree Q: What really is cost of collaboration? How about not collaborating?
  15. 15. "Whats in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet."• Weed: A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted, as in a garden• If it spreads and becomes succesfull, It is in danger becoming a weed. Rosa rugosa invading beaches of Finland Q: What if collaboration is not valued?
  16. 16. “Let a thousand flowers bloom”
  17. 17. • Try to understand scopes and types of collaboration you are promoting – If individual motivation is missing, it won’t fly• Individual motivations and preferences – Focus on early and easy adopters, don’t force on others• Try to get costs and what ever you expect in return right• Be prepared, not everyone sees value in collaboration – If you are not able to show the value, easier it is to neglect
  18. 18. Good places to visitMustila Arboretum, Finland; www.mustila.fiThe Arboretum in Hørsholm, DenmarkWestonbirt, The National Arboretum, UKUSNA, US National Arboretum, Washington DCStrybing Arboretum, San FranciscoBotanical Gardens all over the world
  19. 19. Want to hear more? @PoikonenSami @EmergemCOhttp://www.linkedin.com/company/emergemhttp://fi.linkedin.com/pub/sami-poikonen/0/38/555 sami.poikonen@emergem.fi +358 44 2112 130 Ylistönmäentie 24, 40500 Jyväskylä, Finland Wolffintie 36, 65200 Vaasa, Finland

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