New World Order needs old time religion
Communication aims at building shared meaning over time. Improving communications has been one of the aims of project management since the profession's inception. However, the velocity of change and outpouring of information fostered by the Internet have outpaced peoples' ability to absorb the information. The central challenge of the new world order is to reconcile the growing complexity of life with the ability of the mind to summarize complexity. Toward that end, this article recommends integrating computer automation, traditional management practices, and communication metrics. Communications metrics are ways to quickly manage information and convert it into knowledge. POIMS (personal and organizational integrated management support) implementation software is now emerging which will help organizations to integrate information and principles, and thus, to build shared meaning over time.