Agility : towards the “market enterprise”

In brief : Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business aim at a flexible and disintermediate allocation of intangible assets, according to needs, for a better organizational agility. A model that can’t be affixed on actual planned ones that are the norm, despite of the numerous adoption programs. To explain and justify many new approaches to work […]

Cost and talent allocation : should HR build internal markets ?

Summary : most of the value proposition of the new organization models organizations try to implement is about emergent collaboration. That is nothing more or less that making it possible to mobilize the right resources where and when they’re needed and let them self organize to solve a problem. This is a goal that’s still […]

Is workload measurement the problem of the century ?

Optimizing workload has always been a key concern for businesses and managers. A too heavy workload regarding to the capacity leads to explosion, a too low workload means resources are wasted. I don’t even mention last minute assignments to face imponderables. In brief, bad adjustments have an heavy price. In a manufacturing economy things are […]

Considering the gap between management 2.0 and enterprise 2.0

I’ve been neglecting the management 2.0 topic for a long time although it was what this blog was about since 2005. Last years I slowely slipped from management 2.0 to enterprise 2.0, even if I find it sad that there were so many people to discuss about of make companies use 2.0 tools than people […]

Enterprise 2.0 and the myth of content generation

Web 2.0 is fueled by user generated content (UGC) ans, logically, it should be the same within companies. It’s obvious : when connecting people to information and connectiing people through information is a driving principle, it’s easy to undersand that the existence of a published and shared information is the key to the new form […]

Is multitasking dangerous or a myth ?

Multitasking is a big issue for both people and organization. It’s the (presumed and made essential) ability for someone to do many things at the same time. The social media phenomenon and the increasing number of information flows people are exposed to are making this concern more and more central. I’m afraid that, behing th […]

Can enterprises organize themselves as markets

What’s a market ? It’s a place when offer meets demand. Companies love markets because it’s the more efficient way to find outlets for their products and identify suppliers. It’s a competitiveness factor because of the outlets it provides and the optimization of costs that competition makes possible. The “social” web is a market somehow. […]

Information flows needs a plumber

Information overload has thress main causes : the first is information dispersal among too many tools which force people to continuously switch from one to another in order to be sure not miss anything, the second is the fact people are affected by the information flow that fall on them as is they were at […]

Enterprise 2.0 : the last step before the project economy ?

A few months ago I wondered if we were on the road to an externalisazion of enterprise’s non structuring function, which may paradoxally put value creation outside the enterprise. In this situation the enterprise’s only job would be to manage outsiders according to its needs. I don’t say it’s a good or a bad thing, […]

Enterprise is not a closed system : the Starbucks example

No company can (sur)vive isolating itself from the outside. In the other hand it has to grow richer because of all its ecosystem and consider it as an allied, not an enemy. There are many reasons for that. – improve the way it benchmarks by taking the most of ideas and feedbacks coming from what’s […]