TeamPark From Crowd to Community | Platform and Method
Employees of every company can deliver bigger achievements if organized in communities instead of only teams and if we let them collaborate in other ways than just purely functional. What is required to accomplish this is a social collaboration platform. A combination of software like MySpace, Facebook or Digg. But also like YouTube or Wikipedia. This kind of social software is very effective in creating communities and utilizing crowd power. This enables what we call the Intelligent Organization. To transform an organization into an Intelligent Organization is not just a matter of making available such a social platform. Many activities and a structured approach are necessary to get the platform accepted and to bring it alive.
The book TeamPark consists of two parts that can be read as two separate books. The first part is called From Crowd to Community and describes in a sometimes hyperbolical but always fun to read way Sogetis vision on Web 2.0 and inspires the reader to enter a new world where we all collaborate in new ways. The second part is called Platform and Method. This part describes what Sogeti considers to be a true social platform and the method, the trajectory, organizations have to follow to utilize a successful social collaboration platform.