Do we work the same way with providers and with colleagues ?

The answer is obviously not. And not only because this is not the same kind of contracts. It’s because businesses still act according to the model that makes them consider their employees on one side and the others on the other side. And in the middle…they build walls. They proctect from the outside although value […]

When does the value of a “social object” have to be measured ?

Let’s be clear, I’m talking about value, not about ROI (although the one is a part of the other) and about “social objects” in the large sense of the word : everything that can exist on a social platform, when using social software. It may be a content, an information specially generated, an information shared […]

Can we identify good managers by the way their team uses the net ?

A very common discourse within companies is : “our people waste their time on social networks and, more globally, on the web. We have to restrict access to it”. If, when talking about social networks, it depends on the way people use them, so its important to grant access to what useful for business, I […]

Enterprise 2.0 and Process Killing

I’m convinced that enterprise 2.0 doesn’t mean processes hunt in purpose to play a pure informal game but offers new opportunities to take the most of informal and non-structured assets. Though… what I thing being a rule has its exceptions. I’m not about to join the dreamer’s clan but a discussion I had with Luis […]

What is a knowledgeworker 2.0 ?

I think there’s a kind of poeople which counts, today, much more than digital natives because they are already within the organization and sometimes are a part of top management. They are not far from knowledgeworkers 1.0 who have been there for ages, but they use the same tools as the next generation. They are […]

About knowledge worker’s productivity… or the E2.0 paradigm

Productivity in enteprise 2.0 is a very important issus since it’s key in CxOs decision to make their company switch. We all recognize enterprise 2.0 is mainly about knowledge working so I’m convinced we have to consider what’s key in knowledge workers productivity. On this point I found some interesting things in Challenges for the […]

A new way to define a productive worker

This is the subject of a verty interesting note by Pascal Veilleux. I think it’s very close to the way productivity will have to be measured in the enterprise 2.0. Thanks Pascal for letting me translate it here: Before Productivity was measured by the number of hours you spend at he office Now Hours don’t […]

Social computing and knowledgeworking need new metrics

People still talk a lot about about 2.0 adoption…as I always say, the point is not to have tools adopted but to build the ecosystem which makes them suitable. In other words that’s not the individuals who refuse / fear / don’t want / don’t kwow how to… it’s their ecosystem which makes very hard […]

Economy changes…companies have to change too

A few days ago I wrote a note about a McKinsey report saying how success will depend on interactions for companies tomorrow. In the same tendency I have to mention the report on the immaterial economy recently published by the french minister of economy. I think it’s a very important subject and I’m convinced enterprises […]

Do knowledgeworkers need a new kind of management?

Most companies are still managed by what I call a post-taylorism management. Taylorism method have been improved to match today’s needs with more autonomy, more room for creativity and inovation, something more participative but it seems to be like small bubbles in a top-down managed company. These are improvements made on such or such service, […]