"New technologies of cooperation are combining to create a generation of amplified individuals—workplace superheroes. In some cases they will compete with traditional organizational models; in others they will amplify capabilities of organizations where they already work."
The amplified workers of the future share four important characteristics:
First, they are highly social. They use tagging software, wikis, social networks, and other human intelligence aggregators to supplement their individual knowledge and to understand what their individual contributions mean in the context of the organization, giving meaning to even the most menial tasks
Amplified individuals are highly collective, taking advantage of online collaboration software, mobile communications tools, and immersive virtual environments to engage globally distributed team members with highly specialized and complementary capacities.
Amplified individuals are also highly improvisational, capable of banding together to form effective networks and infrastructures, both social and professional.
Finally, amplified individuals are highly augmented. They employ visualization tools, attention filters, e-displays, and ambient presence systems to enhance their cognitive abilities and coordination skills, thus enabling them to quickly access and process massive amounts of information.
- Mobbability—the ability to work in large groups, and to organize and collaborate with many people simultaneously.
- Influency—knowing how to be persuasive in multiple social contexts and media spaces, and demonstrating awareness that each context and space requires a different persuasive strategy and technique.
- High Ping Quotient—responsiveness to other people’s requests for engagement; propensity to reach out to others in a network.
- Protovation—fearless innovation in rapid, iterative cycles.
- Open Authorship—ease with creating content for immediate public consumption and modification.
- Emergensight—the ability to prepare for and handle surprising results and complexity.
- Multi-capitalism—fluency in working with different capitals (e.g., natural, intellectual, social, financial, virtual).
- Longbroading—thinking in terms of higher-level systems, massively multiple cycles, and the very big picture.
- Signal/Noise Management—filtering meaningful information, patterns, and commonalities from the massively multiple streams of data and advice.
- Cooperation Radar—the ability to sense, almost intuitively, who would make the best collaborators on a particular task.