What If we look at Organizations as-if it were a human Brain..?

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What If we look at Organizations as-if it were a human Brain..? by Mind Map: What If we look at Organizations as-if it were a human Brain..?

1. Epilog

1.1. Refine, Reframe, Reconcile

1.1.1. Challenges both external and internal Schools of thought; paradigms; mind set Brain-VS-Mind -Human; dog; fish; bacteria; virus Perception - filter, generalize, distort CAUTION: The Map is not theTerritory Intelligence-VS-"smart" Data, Information, knowledge, "Information Age" "Knowledge Economy" & Innovation Value-VS-Worth

2. Act III

2.1. Reality Checks

2.1.1. Use of IT IT, the enabler Mobile Devices Evernote app "Calculators" Visualization Gather/collect then assemble and present Collective "Brain Power" Knowledge Management apps/systems Complementing our human thinking HEALTH WARNING the magic bullet...'technology will save the world' Advance of technology seems to have out-paced our vocabulary IT does EXACTLY what we told it to do. Beware - Drinking from the fire-hose of information may hurt Consequences "Internet Time" "Always ON culture" Information Overload Sensory overload Too much knowledge paralyzes thinking "knowing" everyone else's business "Learned Helplessness" <http://psychology.about.com/od/lindex/f/earned-helplessness> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_helplessness> Zombies

2.2. POV

2.3. Risks

2.3.1. Inherently individualistic Myopia Elitist, intellectual snobbery Exclusionary. Loose-the-thread. Self-edification

2.4. Antiquated model...?

2.4.1. Emotional Intelligence relate to people interact with people

2.4.2. (traditional) Intelligence math, logic, recall

2.4.3. Social Intelligence

2.4.4. Mirroring Neurons

3. Act II

3.1. Uses

3.1.1. As symbol

3.1.2. Can co-exist with other metaphors Relate to 'mechanistic paradigm' bwo anatomy Relate to 'organism paradigm' bwo physiology/biological systems e.g. Autonomic Nervous System

3.1.3. Familiar enough Can just "hum" along without being obvious

3.2. So how might an Organization do this...

3.2.1. Relax? Play? Suspend belief? Pretend? Meditate? -Zen 'no mind' Flow Recoup? Resist temptation? Trust?

3.3. How far will it stretch?

3.3.1. Too Far Fallacies Stops helping starts hindering

3.3.2. What's the Organizational equivalent of... Stroke? Parkinson's Disease? Dementia? Alzeimer's Turrets? <http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm> Stunned? Dumb-founded? At a loss for words? Foot-in-Mouth Brain Fart Over stimulated...keyed-up? Anxiety? Agitated? Stressed-out? Burned out? Delusional? Addicted? Co-dependent? Munchausen syndrome...Hypochondriac? http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/Factitious_Disorders/hic_Munchausen_Syndrome.aspx Munchausen by Proxy? http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001555.htm Sociopath?

4. Act I

4.1. Amateur Mad Scientist's Experiment

4.2. Exploring this metaphor/mental model

4.2.1. Gist of it is quick to grasp - 5 senses

4.2.2. xQ - measuring brain power IQ EQ "Social Intelligence"

4.2.3. TED talk: Your Brain on Improv. Charles Limb. [00:16:31] http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/charles_limb_your_brain_on_improv.html

4.2.4. TED talks: Look inside the brain. Christopher deCharms http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/christopher_decharms_scans_the_brain_in_real_time.html

4.2.5. Aspects~Facets~Levels~Dimensions Anatomy - Pieces &Whole Physiology Feeling i.e. "primal" feelings Intelligence Thinking Questioning Analysis Creativity Dreaming Personality Integrity Sanity Interacting Relating with others

4.2.6. Neat ideas emerge as potential applications/uses Learning organizations "mobile intelligence" (p107) self-organization enable each person to apply their mind

4.3. Factoids

4.3.1. Einstein's brain only 2.7 lbs full 10% SMALLER than avg.

5. Disclaimers

5.1. If it comes out, there it is. Apologies in advance

6. About Frank

7. About this mind map

7.1. Video links - Filter on icon to see where they are