The ubiquitous organizational hierarchy is a relic. It’s heaving from over use and exhaustion. It slows communication. It slows decision-making. It slows input. It discriminates against new talent and advocates for the familiar. Productivity slides backwards.
Internal Social Networks enable organizations to improve productivity, managing your knowledge appropriately, sharing information and cooperating. Like all social networks, its use should be governed by some best practices or guidelines for use.
Are we getting the maximum potential of the people and the talent who work with us? The answer is obvious: No. Social Business emerges as one of the greatest solutions for achieving greater speed in companies.
It’s essential, in this interconnected age of instant accessibility to information and knowledge, that as a leader and manager you are aware of the potent force that is contained in networks of connected information and people.
Transparency isn't a buzzword - it's a huge competitive advantage when everyone knows what everyone is working on and getting done. It seems obvious, right? But why don't most companies make any steps to become more transparent then?
You've been told that getting the most from your team depends on rewarding and recognizing them collectively. But it's tough to do that, especially when most management systems are so focused on individual performance, undermining the very teamwork you're hoping to encourage.
Enterprise social media tools and platforms like Yammer, Chatter, Jive and Sharepoint have been branded as great ways to communicate, engage, collaborate, coordinate, update and share information. But those pretty verbs obscure where the real action is taking place.
Harold Jarche is a great source of inspiration when it comes to the the future of the collaborative enterprise. In this archive you'll find video post made by Harold on various subjects. Great overview.
Network era fluency could be described as individuals and communities understanding and being part of global networks that influence various aspects of our lives. For individuals, the core skill is critical thinking, or questioning all assumptions, including one’s own.
A fine blog post by Chris Collison on how collaboration through sharing knowledge, resources, people, and contracts can effectively enlarging the area of “flow”. As U2 sings: Sometimes you can't make it on your own.