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How will social media an social networking change our generation…this post comes from the Catalyst blog. Great find by the Catalyst team and great article from Gary Hamel. No matter what you think about social networking it is changing the way we lead, connect, an share information. Each night Chelsea and I spend about 30-45 minutes checking up on facebook and twitter each on our own laptop…it is a funny picture but I think it is very common. Our interconnectedness is going to change the landscape of relationships, work, and church. Check out this perspective…

Gary Hamel wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal about how “Generation F” – the Facebook generation – will change expectations in the workplace.

Here’s his list of 12 characteristics of online life he believes will be applied to the work environment:

  1. All ideas compete on an equal footing.
  2. Contribution counts for more than credentials.
  3. Hierarchies are natural, not prescribed.
  4. Leaders serve rather than preside.
  5. Tasks are chosen, not assigned.
  6. Groups are self-defining and -organizing.
  7. Resources get attracted, not allocated.
  8. Power comes from sharing information, not hoarding it.
  9. Opinions compound and decisions are peer-reviewed.
  10. Users can veto most policy decisions.
  11. Intrinsic rewards matter most.
  12. Hackers are heroes.

I wonder if these will apply to the Church as well?

What do you think? I think Gary is right on track…thoughts???