Posts By: George Por

The Emergence of Higher We-Spaces

towards humankind awakening to its collective sentience | Lessons from 9 trailblazing practice communities Introductory section of my presentation invited to the Integral European Conference, Budapest, Hungary, May 8-11, 2014 Introduction: personal and planetary contexts (draft) I am irresistibly drawn to observe and participate in the emergence of situations and communities, where people are capable… Read more »

Could democracy be the future of business?

Inspired by a blog in Huffingron Post, “Can a Workplace Be Democratic?“, I facebooked, tweeted, and googleplussed it. It’s good to remember that  Worldblu’s “most democratic workplaces” are not alone. The highest potential of this blog contribution is not simply in informing us about is what is but in its “social” dimension: triggering a conversation about… Read more »

Innovant Junts, or how we morph together from caterpillar to butterfly

“Innovant Junts” is Catalan for Innovating Together. This blog is sourced from the one written and published originally by Magda Barceló, a consultant in collective intelligence, living in Southern Catalonia. What is your view of the current world situation- I asked George Pór? he replied: “How I see it is that there are two currents running at the same time…. Read more »

Why is the difference between collective and shared mindfulness important?

I’ve just googled “collective mindfulness” that turned up 12,600 hits but “shared mindfulness” turned up only 1,130 of which 795 dealt with cockpit situations. Isn’t that interesting? Karl Weick, the grand ol’ man of organisation design, who introduced the concept of mindfulness to business in his book on Organizing for high reliability:Processes of collective mindfulness (1999), wrote:… Read more »

How augmented mindfulness brings more creativity to your work

The description of the following mindfulness practice is an excerpt from an interview with me in the  “Creativity in Business” Thought Leader Interview Series . To read the full interview, click here. Q: What is one approach that people could start applying today to bring more creativity into their work or their business organization?  Pór: One… Read more »

Effective practices for creating community-enabled business results

As more and more Baby Boomers approach retirement, companies are looking for ways to transfer their expertise to other employees. Some companies, particularly those with geographically dispersed employees, are turning to communities of practice to accomplish that goal, according to Darcy Lemons, senior project manager with theAmerican Productivity & Quality Center, known as APQC. A… Read more »

Elements of collective intelligence in organizational context

“The capacity of a social organism, such as a corporation, to: sense its needs and that of its environment (stakeholders), generate choices that will satisfy those collective needs, anticipate the consequences of those choices, make choices that best serve the well-being of those affected by those choices, and learn from the consequences of those choices”?… Read more »

Catalyst for open government: knowledge management in the cloud

Knowledge management comprises a range of strategies and practices used within an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of insights and experiences. Cloud computing refers to services, applications, and data storage delivered online through powerful file servers. Robert Neilson is knowledge management advisor within the U.S. Army’s Office of the Chief Information… Read more »