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Structuring and Building Enterprise Collaboration Teams
In developing enterprise collaboration teams it is common to find that some employees are more involved than others. David Straus developed a concept called “rings of involvement” that applies to how involved relevant stakeholders are in collaboration.
Enterprise Collaboration Technology Deployment Scenarios
I’m seeing a few trends around how organizations are deploying enterprise collaboration platforms. Typically one of four paths are taken which are: a unified solution, multiple solutions (not connected), an aggregator solution, or multiple solutions which are integrated together. These are explained in more detail in the table below.
How Does Your Company Want to Approach Uncertainty?
We really can’t be certain of anything; not just in relation to our companies but in our personal lives as well. We talk about the future of work and collaboration but the truth is who knows what will happen. We can look at trends and make reasonable predictions based on the information we have available to us today but that’s far from true certainty. In fact the only thing that we can be sure of is uncertainty.
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Do You Know Outstanding Social Business Leaders for 2013?
The Brainyard is seeking Outstanding Social Business Leaders For 2013. They are looking for introductions to the best of the best, a new set of Social Business Leaders to be announced at June's E2 Conference in Boston. In 2012, they honored Bonobos, Cemex, Ford Motor Co., McKesson, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, TD Bank and Unisys. Chris Laping, the Red Robin CIO we named our 2012 Social Business Leader of the Year, joined me for an onstage interview at E2, and it wound up being one of the top-rated events at the conference.
How Would You Work Without Email?
Sometimes when I speak with clients or companies interested in understanding the future of work and collaboration it helps to put things into an interesting perspective. There are many people (including business leaders) out there who are still not up to speed on what is happening in the world of enterprise social software, collaboration, and the future of work.
IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights
I am looking forward to attending IBM's Connect 2013 next week. Here is a relavnt post. In IBM's 2011 IBM CMO Study they interviewed more than 1,700 of the world’s most prominent Chief Marketing Officers – face to face – to find out what they feel is important for their success. These executives control many billions in marketing expenditures. IBM found that these CMOs “painted a picture of a marketing landscape in the midst of major changes. At the same time that the average CMO is trying to figure out how the tsunami of social media – blogs, Twitter – is impacting the company brand, he or she is being asked by the boss – the CEO – to demonstrate the return on investment of marketing activities.”
New Whitepaper: Common Collaboration Problems that Organizations are Faced With
As part of our ongoing effort to provide some much needed educational content around collaboration, we have released another whitepaper on The Common Collaboration Problems that organizations are facing. The purpose of this resource is to explore some of the common challenges that organizations are being faced with, regardless of their industry or company size.
Social business and knowledge as an accident of paper
Is your internal social business platform shaping up to become just a slightly better intranet or a good-looking SharePoint site? Is most of your content held in private communities? Are your online conversations happening predominantly in the form of direct messages or private discussions? Are status updates an under-utilized resource in your organization? If that’s the way your social business platform is being rolled out, you may have unknowingly become a hostage of deeply ingrained mental models, shaped by the use of paper, email and shared files, or just became the last victim of the faster horse syndrome.