Introduction Understanding Web 3.0 and the Future of Wirearchy
Web 3.0 refers to having a semantic web platform. With the immense amount of data available over the Internet, a form of connection needs to be created. Being able to share absolute content outside the walls of websites and applications needs to be created, forming semantics. In order to seek the full benefits and knowledge of our interchanging Internet aspects, all forms of connecting devices need to merge and connect the same way. Web 3.0 focuses on building relationships of words and data into context (Ray, 2010).
It is the context of the word that needs to be in relation and having the same relation to everyone. Having such said structure will link and connect the data the same, no matter who is retrieving it. Searching specific data or inquiring certain data does not enable the human body to enter in an inquiry, therefore producing the same answer.
Having a semantic web would integrate information within the human mind to obtain a final answer to the question you are seeking (Ray, 2010). How it stands right now, the human mind must sort out the information of data received until they receive what they believe to be the precise answer.
This thought process is one that could be achieved, but not for certain. Our world has moved beyond the use of human bodies sorting and filing to maintain a specific system. With the structure and growth of the Internet daily, it is not sure that there are resources available to contain such knowledge under one system to flow smoothly. The idea is great and would allow for common communication although quite possibly the amount of content and data supersedes the idea.
"Wirearchy is a dynamic two-way flow of power and authority based on: knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results, enabled by interconnected people and technology" (Ray, 2010). Everyone is connecting to the Internet through mobile and portable devices. From the times of no Internet, we have now entered an overcoming vast world of data. Through both the Internet and web, there is an abundance of connections used everyday. This flow of information is being used to enable the human body to solely rely on its source. Applications and web sites are the source of employment, connection and communication in today's world (Ray, 2010).
This connection will only grow and surpass our minds capacity to absorb the information. The content and data available through technology is superseding the human mind and control. Phones are no longer just phones, they are the connecting source for thousands of links to data, content and communication. Hard copy maps are replaced with portable devices that are relied upon to reach said destinations through technology (Ray, 2010). Even so far as having less human bodies in a specific work area, allowing for employment to be completed outside a business.
The world is evolving at a high rate of speed. There are now options of where and when people connect to such an enormous amount of data and context. This option does allow for making more personal decisions in communicating with people both technically and physically. Being able to contact employers, family, strangers and sources of data are highly beneficial in a century that has become so technical.
It is extremely beneficial that people can spend more quality time with others when separated physically due to the flexibility of mobile devices. Take for instance the recent natural disasters of tsunami and earthquakes in Japan and Haiti. Loved ones could contact one another once telecommunications were restored despite living on different continents by wireless devices and Internet communications.
In today's world, human bodies have diminishing numbers from the work-space environment. Having the ability to access the Internet, gives everyone the ability to connect to one another forming a, "remote-workspace" (Ware, 2010). Technology has enabled access to the Internet from multiple remote devices via anywhere in the world. The physical appearance or contact has been replaced by devices, technology, applications and Internet. Almost all employment centers now provide these portables machines to their employers as a standard procedure. No longer are managers, "seeing," their human bodies that are part of their responsibility to direct and monitor in their position (Ware, 2010). At the end of the day, there is the data received that entails the reliability and performance of an individual employee. Communication is now dependant of emails, texts, portal sign-ins, and calls via video or cell phone methods.
The days are long gone, of dressing for an interview and physically entering an office of employment. Human contact between employer and employee is diminished by the use of mobile and portable devices (Ware, 2010). Recruiters seek candidates with the knowledge in being able to utilize technology, applications and research skills. The lack of human contact both visually and physically, relies on trust, honesty and Internet.
The figures, statistics and visual sights via the mobile device are how leadership determines the strengths and weaknesses of an employee or employer for that matter.
What happened to the firm hand-shake after an interview? The world is evolving at a tremendous velocity, which is causing the human physical contact to decline in a hurry. The visual knowledge of what is being completed and when has been replaced by technology.
In order to answer the question of how "proven practices" support success in a "hierarchy" organization using web 3.0 it is important to understand several points according to Jon Husband, (Husband, 1999). He has done extensive study of this subject through interviews, research teams, and observing organizations that use successful distributed work productivity programs.
Discovering five essential principles that contribute to successful web 3.0 technology in a hierarchy organization are:
That it is done strategically (Ware, 2010). Referring to a well planned, sponsored and intentional deployment involving organizational leadership, management, and employee involvement. For example for a firm that is in an urban location that requires a longer commute should consider at least part time telecommuting options to attract better qualified employees and managers in today's competitive climate.
One expert, Phil Montero has researched several organizations and 72% of them responded that they would choose a job based on the commuting distance and flexible arrangements (Half, 2008). In fact according to Ware, a company in Los Angeles actually planned a program for employees based on problems with hiring qualified workers due to the commuting distances and traffic. When they were asked if they were told to give up their home work flexible schedule to come in to the office full time, they reported they would start looking for a new job immediately (Half, 2008).
It is imperative for the organization and the teams working in the environment learn different work processes based on the new configuration. It is important to learn how to work in a "mobile" environment and use the technology that is available. Expanding beyond email communications for example into virtual face-to-face technologies such as skype in addition to new changes in how work is completed. Better yet is reinventing common business processes to take advantage of communication and work dissemination opportunities (Ware & Gratham, 2010). Reviewing ways of combining the information using a semantics approach to reap more benefit of the new arrangement of data, people, and virtual space in addition to physical location.
Strategically a company that wishes to expand globally would be wise to have qualified employees who live in the countries or regions pegged for expansion already working in a distributed environment (Ware & Gratham, 2010). The expense of starting up a new office in a remote location is greatly diminished using the semantics of distributed business processes. The ability to use inexpensive conferencing along with online portals for shared applications is a wise move in testing a new foreign market (Half, 2008).
The inclusion of training is essential as well for all members of the organization on every level of leadership to those contributing to work being performed. An example of the importance of training is a British firm that has headquarters in the U.S. along with manufacturing in South America. When the work is spread throughout several time zones, the ability to come together as a team is significantly challenged (Ware & Gratham, 2010). Therefore web 3.0 technology is required to find the correct resources to manage such a requirement.
The ability to be effective in how technology is used. If using technology for the sake of itself is not conducive to improving the productivity and scalability of the organizations' core goals and objectives, then it may not be the right option.
However being diligent in finding the right uses for technology should be a part of the organization's business strategy.
Hierarchy to Wirearchy is the way the world is evolving. The Internet is growing, minute by minute to exceeding limits beyond imagination. Everywhere we look there are devices, both portable and mobile able to connect to this vast amount of information (Husband,…