A Community of Practice (CoP) Model depicted by Virtual Independent Contractors (Vi) managed through the distributed network of "Regional Operating Centers" represented by the topographic. Each Center comprised of 6 organizational functions; self-organizing and arising to "serve" the Client (central to our focus) whilst enlisting online independents into the process. No rigid, fixed organizational structures or boundaries. Just those that rise to serve the customer. The colors correspond to the functions managed in both virtual and physical "space"...  in essence, the physical human resources  coordinate the virtual resources within the various organizational functions. The global representation speaks to our "Global Community" focus as well as our organizational pattern that can replicate in other key markets.

If YOUR org chart DOESN’T look like this, ask yourself WHY NOT?

Organizational development in today's connected economy requires companies to integrate quickly all available resources, both virtual and physical, local and distributed into WorkTeams that can self-organize to solve real problems and capitalize on real opportunities. Traditional barriers created through departmentally mandated objectives and metrics no longer serve the demands of the customer nor those of the organizational associates. They lack the natural fluidity of their organic counterparts. Our practice demonstrates a "distributed template model" for physical "hubs" that consist of Operations, Technology, Finance, Sales, Marketing and Community. Each Hub would exist physically in key markets as a "connecting point" for the virtual WorkTeam; coordinating all client projects and corporate development at local levels (within key target markets). In essence, they would serve as a Local Access Place

Tools (most FREE!)



Free Internet Access

Internet Browsers

Email Accounts

Wireless Services

Events Planning

Web Communications

Online Discussion

Collaboration and Peer-to-Peer

Website Building

Free Web Pages

Online Community Building

B2B Services (e-Procurement)

Get Answers (on the web)

Multi-Media Plug-ins

Web Document Viewers

Calendars (web)

Voice over IP Networks

Mapping Tools

Virtual Offices

Virtual Desktops

Polling and Survey Services


Join the Tool Tyme Community

Share experiences using the many Internet Tools available for building community. Plenty of free tools to use

Online Facilitators

Smith Weaver Community

Cluetrain Manifesto

Electric Minds Community

Creating Centers of Learning

VO Net

Knowledge Management



White Paper on craz-E-organizations

A Paper on “The Social Operating System”

ASP's: Desperately seeking SOHO

Advice Services on the Web

Smart business are not putting the web to work

Better your business through online community

B2B:Sites and Services

Changing Roles, Changing Relationships

The Swedish Natural Step: A Model For Sustainable Transformation

New UCLA Study: Net much more social than isolating

Virtual Organization Network

Awakening Technology

GreyMatter: Communities of Inquiry and Practice

Bock Information Group

The Bootstrap Alliance

The Society of Organizational Learning, Inc

The Chaordic Alliance

Knowledge Management Consortium's knowledge management think tank

 eKnowledge Center

Journal of Media and Culture

Co-Working: The Technography Center

Collaborative Learning Network



Birth of the Chaordic Age

Collaborative Learning Guidebook

Leadership and the New Science


If Aristotle Ran General Motors

Web of Life

Net Gain

Cluetrain Manifesto

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

Loyalty Effect: The Hidden Force behind Growth, Profits, and Lasting Value


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