NetwOrg is a not-for-profit and for-benefit initiative. It helps workers, unions, labour networks, labour advocacy NGOs and campaigns to understand the dynamic developments in the fields of P2P networking and the Web 2.0 and adopt relevant innovations into their daily reality. In order to be able to translate such dynamic phenomenon into the context of its partners NetwOrg prepares and delivers:on-line and face to face trainings, exchange workshops, strategy meetings, and policy/project advice. While learning form them, we search and find together the best ways of benefiting from the transforming power of the ground-breaking and rapid technological developments. We believe that a trans-level approach that would aım at empowerıng individual nodes, their networks and collective organizations simultaneously, would give the best result. So that organisatıons and networks could reach out and expand towards the segments of society that are more difficult to reach by using traditional methods; to inform or ‘organize’ or, ‘network’ with them. Tools and capabilities we teach enable our clients to engage with existing member base or peers in their networks more actively, activate them; or realize stronger relationship, participation and organizational democracy. So they can collaborate with maximum variety and amount of actors who share or support their objectives. Meanwhile each nodes would get more empowered and add in return strength of the collective, the net, the organization.
The Social NetwOrg
Since the early 2000s, accelerating developments in the field of information and telecommunication technologies, has brought about new and massive organizational capacities for networks. While organizations have gained powerful networking capacities. In this context new organizing is becoming networganizing, while networg is emerging to replace both organization and network. So networganizing is about how this emerging form functions. It differs both from organizing and networking since it refers to a higher level synthesis, which goes beyond the previous syntheses between the network and the organization. Namely, the networked organisation and the organised network . Networg is about reaching out like-minded key peers, linking them and their network bases into each other strategically. While shaping a dynamic social space and agenda in a collaborative way a networg could ideally canalize the emerging social and communication power to the dynamically identified targets. Therefore it potentially would be able to create a maximum amount of unpredictable impact. Combining and embedding peer to peer relational dynamics and technologies into its internal processes as well as its external relationships, networg would eventually hyper-empowers all the nodes involved.
Örsan Şenalp is a labour expert, unionist, international political economist and Internet specialist. Before 2004, he worked in Turkey for labour unions Oleyis and DISK, consumer confederation TUDEF, and the national assembly as political/international relations consultant and policy advisor. He has been using computer since 1984, and internet applications since 1992. He has been adopting these tools into his professional work since 1999.
After moving to the Netherlands he has been active at the international level. He worked with networked organisations like Transnational Institute and TIE-Netherlands as freelance project advisor. He played an active role in successful international union and NGO collaborations such as Reclaiming Public Water Network, People’s Water Forum, Joint Social Conference and Alter Summit. He is a member of Labour and Globalisation Network, and New Unionism Network. He actively manages many online networks and communities on Facebook, Unionbook and as well on other networks.
He has launched the Social Network Unionism Project in 2010. Since January 2011 he has been actively participating and observing 15M and Occupy movements at the international and local levels. He has taken part in online and real world organisation of 15 October Global Change, 11 November Occupy the World, May 2012 Global Spring and October 2012 Global Noise international mobilisations. He coordinates the Networked Labour website and network.
With the practical and theoretical experience gained in the field, he provides workers, unions, labour networks and advocacy NGOs / campaign groups with a cutting edge knowledge and strategic advise on how to use the new technology tools and how to build their own unique social media approach.
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