One of our primary tools when we work with organizations is the roundtable. For many, the mere mention of the word evokes visions of the legendary knights of King Arthur’s court seated at a round table discussing matters of justice and honor. Today, I would like to deviate from this vision and propose the roundtable as a means for solving all sorts of problems – to be used in

History is strewn with examples of technologies and processes that have become obsolete as a consequence of progress. A few that come to mind are fax machines, the yellow pages directory (delivered whether you wanted it or not!) and of course, the good old family photo album, all of which are now thankfully hard to come across. In this post I’d like to boldly suggest that the corporate hierarchy, yes,

In The Smart Swarm, Peter Miller sets out to examine the simple yet fascinating principles governing collective intelligence and behavior in the natural world. Using swarms, schools, flocks and herds as examples, he attempts to give readers practical applications and real life examples for how these principles can be applied to our own organizational and business practices. Although the book starts off well with Don Tapscott’s excellent foreword and follows with a