"More important, and more surprising, we found that, even as speed increased and we pushed authority further down, the quality of decisions actually went up." – General Stanley McChrystal in "Team of Teams"

Æ, 2018/12/23 21:38

How do you measure idea flow?

Hans Samios, 2018/12/26 12:21

Not sure what you mean. This display shows a different quote every time it is refreshed and so don't know the quote you are referring to.

Æ, 2018/12/26 21:16, 2018/12/26 21:17

Thanks for the response!

I related to this one: “When Pentland surveyed a number of R&D labs, he found that he could predict the labs’ creative output with an extraordinary 87.5 percent accuracy by measuring idea flow. In the more than two dozen organizations he has studied, Pentland found that interaction patterns typically account for almost half of all the performance variation between high- and low-performing groups.” – General Stanley McChrystal in “Team of Teams”

All the best, and a Happy New Year!

Hans Samios, 2018/12/27 20:43

Happy New Year to you as well.

Pentland used sociometric badges, to understand how people communicate. These devices that collect the overall structure of a given network of interaction, rather than the content that people exchange through that network. This is used to determine the quality of “idea flow.” His theory is that some communication networks work better than others to generate ideas.

Sadly, while I've read articles on this, seen references such as this, I have not read the original research.

Æ, 2018/12/29 21:12

Thank you very much. Again, I learnt a couple of new things I wasn't aware of before. Following your site (and citations collection) allows a welcome digression from routine same–same into some pondering and review of issues and actions. Have a prolific, influential, and much successful year ahead!

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