John Husband reflects on the The AppGap Blog on a potential new way of defining org charts using tags that would define your knowledge and skills …
He bases this idea on the fact that the organizational structure of many companies just keeps changing anyway, and the org chart is therefore not really a static document.
“So … what if work meant that at different times and for different projects, you could get *tagged* with different tags for different skills, and *linked* with other relevant of pertinent skill and personality *tags*, and so on ? … Hierarchies could be developed at a specific time, for as long as may be necessary, and may involve different people or peoples depending upon the situation, the problems and the desired or hoped-for outcomes.”
I would add that traditional org charts are the very basis of the famous ‘Silo mentality’ that everybody nowadays pretends they’re fighting!
So, I like John’s idea, even if it would only really be convenient in larger organizations.
These tags could be combined with tags from articles posted by the people on their (internal) blog, and be linked to similar tags used by other people in the organization to form a new Org Chart that would actually better reflects how the company is really organized …
Actually most of the Enterprise Social Softwares already offer the blog tags linking part of it. But adding the knowledge and skills tagging would be a plus in my opinion.
Does anyone agree or disagree?