Enterprise 2.0, social enterprise, collaborative enterprise or social business : all these initiatives seem to be doomed to fail or end in a dead-end. That’s what I can learn from many talks I’ve had with practitioners and experts these last months. That’s also what anyone can see on the field and is confirmed by analysts. [...]
After McKinsey, Pierre Audoin Consultants issues their report on the state on social collaboration in Europe. If also offers a comparative vision of how things are doing in France, England and Germany and provides a very sound analysis that matches with what practitioners actually see on the field. German and english are operational, french prefer [...]
In short : the use of words like “social business” or “2.0″ often lead to ready-made answers that prevent businesses to really think about their project. We should rather use these words to built a questionning intead of deducing hasty preconceived ideas. Don’t worry. That’s not an umpteenth try to define what enterprise 2.0, social [...]
Summary : does the speed made possible by social technologies favor “fast thinking” to the detriment of “Deep Thinking”. In othet words, by going to fast and not deep enough, could collective intelligence system speed up stupidity. If the very nature of these tools makes the question relevant, the answer is elsewhere. If a business [...]
In brief : Social Business have known two eras until now : a first one where an autonomous adoption from users was expected, the second with business driven adoption strategies which was more meaningful in a work context. Now a third one is slowly emerging, consequence of the glass ceiling in which businesses crash into [...]
Summary : nothing better than thinking about service when imagining the future of enterprise. Because it’s both the foundation of new economic models. Because these models force us to rethink how our organizations work toward more agility and adaptability and see people and competences as services. Last because because providing people with a work environment [...]
Summary : the time has come for businesses to stop confining social to what’s out the flow of work and not related to structuring mechanisms. On the contrary social approaches have the potential to significantly improve this side of the organization, in the pursuit of flexibility and ongoing improvement provided we get rid of some [...]
Summary : another book on enterprise social networks ? Yes but this one avoids many traps and commonplaces. “The Collaborative organization” is a very practical and documented guide on the whys and hows of your implementation strategy. No overpromise, a lucid look and relevant analysis. A book any project manager should have. I’m often mistrustful [...]
The Collaborative Organization: A Strategic Guide to Solving Your Internal Business Challenges Using Emerging Social and Collaborative Tools (Hardcover)De: Jacob Morgan
Solve problems, seize opportunities, and ignite innovation with a powerful collaborative technology business strategy
"In today's global economy collaboration is key to building a connected, engaged, and sustainable organization. Jacob's book guides leaders on how to develop strategies to build this type of a 'Collaborative Organization.’”
”Everyone knows that the future of work is engaged employees who collaborate to get things done but struggle to figure out how to get there. Jacob’s book is a valuable strategic guide to help leaders deploy emerging collaboration technologies and strategies to ‘get there.’”
“ManpowerGroup recognizes that in the Human Age, it is people that power the world of work and people are capable of much more when they collaborate to achieve their goals. Leaders looking to build this type of a Collaborative Organization should read this book."
"A valuable strategic guide for organizations looking to tap the power of new social and collaborative tools to create more connected, engaged, and successful organizations."
"This book gets to the very real issues that companies of all sizes, in all industries, continue to face. Social and collaborative tools are certainly part of the picture, but Morgan goes beyond this to look at true enterprisewide collaboration that is inextricably tied to business strategy."
"The rise of social and collaborative technologies is driving a new type of business conversation. Morgan provides valuable insights on how companies can evaluate today's options and implement successful strategies and solutions to seize this opportunity."
"Most business leaders understand how critical collaborative tools are to the success of their companies. What they need now is a guide based on hard data and practical experiences that shows how to put those tools to work. Morgan fills that need with this book."
“The value of collaboration is intuitive: we accomplish more, faster, better when we work as a team and play well with others. But collaboration at the scale and pace of modern enterprise isn’t simple, easy, or straightforward: harnessing the power of organizational collaboration requires the right mix of art and science, and an expert coach would sure be helpful. The Collaborative Organization provides a plan, real-world lessons, insights, and expertise born of broad-based research tempered by the rich and diverse experience of early pioneers.”
"A fresh, honest, and actionable guide to internal collaboration. The Collaborative Organization delivers practical insight into what it takes to successfully launch, maintain, and evolve the initiatives that are designed to address collaboration challenges unique to your business. A valuable read."
About the Book:
While there are few guarantees in business these days, there is one simple truth we can all agree upon: Companies that embrace social and collaborative technologies and strategies stand the best chances of succeeding; those who don’t will fail.
Still, the question remains: How do you get the most out of these world-changing tools and how do you develop strategies to succeed?
Jacob Morgan, the cofounder of Chess Media Group, says that you have to start where it all begins--with your employees--and in The Collaborative Organization, he shows how to do it.
In this nuts-and-bolts guide, Morgan provides the information, insight, and strategic framework you need to use emergent collaborative software behind your company's firewall to solve business problems, unearth new opportunities, and drive innovation.
The Collaborative Organization takes you from the starting gate to the finish line of creating and executing a profit-driving, growthfocused strategy that leverages the power of social and collaborative technologies and strategies in your company. Learn all there is to know about:
Dozens of case studies and contributions from companies from around the world, such as the Children's Hospital, the U.S. Department of State, UPS, Vanguard, and Pabst Brewing Co., clearly illustrate what works, what doesn't, and why.
Whether your company has 100 employees or 100,000, The Collaborative Organization gives you what you need to get everyone on board to foster lasting success and growth in today's uncertain but exciting business landscape.
Summary : no project is worth without a clearly defined goal. Obvious…but not that much as we can see so many how many “social” and 2.0 projects have no goals except their own existence that often happens apart from the rest of the organization. Without having a goal in mind when designing the program and [...]
Summary : adding a social layer brings few substantial gains while organizations don’t change their models. No tool with trigger an organizational and structural change that has not been designed and desired. At the most it will cause marginal light shifts. When it comes to improve decision making, indispensable condition to improving the overall performance, [...]