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Building Networks and Social Capital for Trust and Collective Intelligence

June 8, 2012  ·  By Zhen Goh

Informal self-formed networks have been recognised to carry more intrinsic trust and respect than formal networks. This conforms to the truth that knowledge can only be volunteered, not conscripted. Such informal communities arise through mutual interaction and interdependency over time - whilst they evolve, they cannot be designed. Informal networks are commonly formed not so much through connecting on a basis only of function within an organisation, but through a more adaptive concept of an coalescences of purpose - the identification of a shared task or goal and the recognition of the complimenting relationship.


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