One of the coolest things I’ve seen on the Internet in the last few years is the Code Swarm software developed by Michael Ogawa at UC Davis. Code Swarm is an open source software project aimed at visualizing the contributions (commits) of a team of developers. It is fascinating to watch, especially for a large project such as Eclipse.
Now imagine being able to do the same thing for the contributions of the employees at your company. E-mails, file edits, phone calls all displayed as everyone is working together to create value. What would your company look like and how big would your star shine?