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Toward High-Performance Organizations:
A Strategic Role for Groupware
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Douglas C. Engelbart
Bootstrap Institute
June 1992 (AUGMENT,132811,)
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[>] Abstract 1
[>] 1 Introduction 2
[>] 2 Improving the Improvement Process 3
[>] 3 The ABC Model of Organizational Improvement 4
[>] 4 Looking for a Multi-Payoff Capability Cluster 5
[>] 5 The CODIAK Process Cluster: Best Strategic Application Candidate6
[>] 6 Open Hyperdocument System (OHS): For Generic CODIAK Support7
[>] 7 Four General Groupware Architectural Requirements 8
[>] 8 The CODIAK Process Supported by an OHS 9
[>] 9 Recap: The Framework to this Point 10
[>] 10 C Community: High-Payoff Bootstrapping Opportunity 11
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  References 12

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[<] Abstract 1

[<] 1 Introduction 2

[<] 2 Improving the Improvement Process 3

[<] 3 The ABC Model of Organizational Improvement 4

[<] 4 Looking for a Multi-Payoff Capability Cluster 5

[<] 5 The CODIAK Process Cluster: Best Strategic Application Candidate6

[<] 6 Open Hyperdocument System (OHS): For Generic CODIAK Support7

[<] 7 Four General Groupware Architectural Requirements 8

[<] 8 The CODIAK Process Supported by an OHS 9

[<] 9 Recap: The Framework to this Point 10

[<] 10 C Community: High-Payoff Bootstrapping Opportunity 11

From the viewpoint that I have acquired, there is a great need for such explorations and trial settlements. Much of my motivation for advocating such as C Communities, bootstrapping, CODIAK and OHS pursuits, etc., is to find a strategy for exploring and settling that territory. It is almost like a military strategy: "first we get a firm settlement here in CODIAK territory; then with that as a base, we encircle the OHS and C territories; when we get those under reasonable control, we will be in a most advantageous posture to pour through the rest of the B and C Improvement Territories to get the whole area under control and ..." 11S

As the C Community and its working relationship with its "B customer" matures, there can be integrated into the substance of their joint efforts an ever larger sphere of involvement with the whole set of issues of organizational improvement. 11T

Potential customers for augmented CODIAK capabilities can be seen everywhere in today's global society: e.g., all of the "Grand Challenges" earmarked in the U.S. for special support. Essentially every professional society will eventually operate this way; as will legislative bodies and government agencies, and university research programs. 11U

In short, our solutions to every other challenging problem that is critical to our society will become significantly facilitated by high-performance CODIAK capabilities. Provides a stimulating challenge for the groupware community, doesn't it? 11V

In closing, I would like to re-emphasize the comments in Section 1.4 (2D) about paradigms. I am convinced that cultivating the appropriate paradigm about how to view and approach the future will in the pursuit of high-performance organizations be the single most critical success factor of all.
11W

[Note: The Bootstrap Institute has developed basic plans for several scales of C-Community launching - a medium-sized consortium approach on the one hand, and a more conservative, organic evolution approach on the other hand. Interested inquiries are invited.] 11X

[<] References 12

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