Friday, April 08, 2005

Feeling Young Again

At a dinner with some Microsoft People where I was once again reminded that my company is just wildly different from most of the CHI community. Microsoft is about 30 years old. Give or take a year. My cubicle mate has been here for 33 years. On some level, this is key organizational strength. The question is how can this be leveraged? Especially since there is a clear demographic "hump" moving through the company, one that embodies a great deal of the knowledge of how things are done.

I had been batting around doing some exploration about organizational tenure and social networks. I think I now have a reasonable number of people from various groups within the company, and a reasonable idea about how to gather data.

No clue yet how to analyze the data, but that's nothing new.