Last night I started working on something I'm going to call my "Knowledge Map". I haven't finalized how I will depict this, for now it is a list. The list contains domains that I have worked in or studied. Some of the items on the list are:
- Business Models
- Customer Service
- Process Design
- Supply Chain/Demand Pipeline
- Six Sigma
Each category will contain books, articles, ideas, links, etc.
What I am thinking is some type of "drill down" capability that allows me to show both the functionality of a business unit as well as its key enablers. Each unit would more than likely have multiple enablers and those enablers might support multiple functional units.
One thing that I really like is the idea of Functional Mutualism: the advantageous alignment/association of two or more functional areas of a business. I'm hoping that creating this "map" will enable me to more clearly identify associations/dependencies between units in an organization as well as construct ideas and solutions that improves the velocity (and output quality) of the entire organization.