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Coordination

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The wheel was invented as a tool of coordination.  Now imagine a wheel that runs on reciprocal exchange and is trued by attention to concerns within a specific set of domains.  This is the wheel of effective human interaction even when we are at play.  Your wheel the key to both where you have been and where you are going.

We are the most technologically advanced we've ever been.  Yet, miscoordination and even now discoordination a growing chunk of our lives.  We don't see the costs.  We don't see resultant confusion, diversion and uncertainty regarding what to do next as more than annoyance.  These invisibilities currently not accounted for in our interpretation of productivity.

"Coordination is the result of Reciprocal Care for Concerns within Recurring Domains."

When humans engage in projects we historically focus on things and their location.  We measure these in a standard accounting format.  We account for people through direct and indirect labor.  We track productivity through the measurement of a systems output.  We don't track Conversational Layer Thickness around things and their location.

"The bulk, the mass, the mood of the conversations that take place."

When we coordinate effectively we get down to some basics.  The basic elements of the language of coordination.  Speech Acts.  From narrative perspective the explanation of Who; What; When; Where; Why; and, How things will be done.  This is not a business plan.  These are the operational standards we will, together, apply to our interactions.  The criteria from which we will, together, make assessments about what works and what doesn't.  This is the basis of establishing a system of proofs.  Asserted facts, which can be held to either true, or false positions around widely observable events.  Coordination contains rigor and respect.

Coordination holds the key to unlocking our current productivity stall.  Specifically, the waste, the coordination waste that has been happily living in our systems.  Lying in our interactions with others where we appear to be repeating unnecessary steps, or find ourselves and our teams stuck.  Waiting.

Simple Examples Of What Coordination Isn't:

We meet.  We find we have similar interests.  We enjoy our time together and commit to meet again.  We never do.

We meet.  We find we have similar interests.  We enjoy our time together and commit to meet again.  We trade a few messages to detail out day / time and place.  We confirm the day before.  Half an hour before the scheduled meet one person declares an emergency.  They continue texting you through the time you were to meet declaring how sorry they are and wanting to reschedule.  Never occurring to them that their emergency time is now being spent texting with the person they should have been meeting with.

The theme is disconnection.  The narrative can be expanded, though recurring disconnection is what can be observed in the outcomes around us when coordination isn't happening.

Simple Examples Of Where Coordination Waste Lives:

eMail; Text Threads; Chat; Voice Calls; AV Conferencing; Meetings; Follow Up Activities; and, General Conversation.

Speech Acts That Provide Wheel Rotation, Reciprocal Exchange:

Offer; Request; Accept; Decline; Counter; Declare; Speculate; Assess; Assert; and, Apology. 


Application > Leading; Managing Others >> Project Management...


EXPLORATION: Where are you and your team having conversations that actually don't matter?


Case Example ~ Situation | Solution | Result:

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Distinctions: Coordination, Speech Acts, Assessments, Assertions, Conversational Layer Thickness, Standards, Criteria, Care,  

Relation To Core: Acknowledgement, Observational Frameworks, Navigational Capacity, Bridging Realities, Human Interactivity's Ones & Zeros, The Language Of Coordination, Turning Business To Enterprise, Reciprocally Transactional Loops, Marketing's Continuum,