Links for 06/23/2008

  • P&G’s new strategy, connect and develop, uses technology and networks to seek out new ideas for future products. “Connect and develop will become the dominant innovation model in the twenty-first century,” according to the authors, both P&G executives. “For most companies, the alternative invent-it-ourselves model is a sure path to diminishing returns.”

    tags: procter&gamble, innovation, Connectanddevelop, technology, networks

  • More open-minded Indian firms, on the other hand, are redefining IP as “intellectual partnering.” Rather than reinvent the technology wheel in-house, Indian CIOs and CTOs rely on external providers to address most of their firms’ innovation needs, through IP licensing agreements. Take TCS, India’s largest IT service provider. TCS operates the oldest and largest software R&D lab in Asia. Yet, under the visionary leadership of its CTO Ananth Krishnan, TCS is replacing its closed R&D approach with a networked C&D (Connect & Develop) model. As part of its intellectual partnering strategy, TCS now sources more IP from an external innovation network made up of academic labs, startups, and large software vendors.

    tags: india, intelectualproperty, intelectualpartnership, intelectualprofit, R&D, Connectanddevelop, innovation

  • It’s job hunting time for thousands of soon-to-be-graduates – and these members of Generation Y are proving to have some fairly specific approaches and preferences as they go about the search.

    For those of you who are trying to entice them to your firm, here’s a quick overview of what they’re looking for. And for those of you in the hunt, here’s a 30 point checklist to review as you look for that perfect job.

    tags: generationy, recruitment2.0, enticement

  • There are several roles that can be played by HR in developing knowledge management system.

    tags: knowledgemanagement, humanressources, management, alignment, tacitknowledge, explicitknowledge

    • HR should help the organization articulate the purpose of the knowledge management system.
    • as a knowledge facilitator, HRM must ensure alignment among an organization’s mission, statement of ethics, and policies
    • HRM should also create the “ultimate employee experience.” That is, by transforming tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge through education, organizations must build employee skills, competencies, and careers, creating “bench strength.”
    • , HRM must integrate effective knowledge sharing and usage into daily life.
    • HRM must relax controls and allow (even encourage) behaviors that, in the clockwork world of industrial efficiency, never would have been tolerated. For example, conversations at the water cooler were viewed in the past as unproductive uses of employee time
    • HRM must take a strategic approach to helping firms manage email, instant messenger, internet surfing, and similar uses of technology.
    • HRM must champion the low-tech solutions to knowledge management. Although it should not ignore the high-tech knowledge management tools, HRM contains the expertise to develop low-tech knowledge management strategies
  • In a knowledge economy, knowledge and information is power. The more you know, the more you can do with it, the more marketable you are. You can’t AFFORD to let an organization tell you what you should be learning–too many organizations, businesses and nonprofits alike, are so busy struggling for survival that they aren’t even sure what needs to be learned anyway.

    tags: knowledgeeconomy, knowedgeworkers, learning, talent

  • tags: benefits, business, businessdrivers, enterprise2.0, adoption, methodology, deployment, technology, implementation, methods, actors, addedvalue, value

  • Mais imaginons que nous sommes dans un monde changeant, où l’incertitude sur le futur est plus importante que les certitudes (un monde imaginaire, en sorte), et que, peut être, les objectifs sont devenus complètement rigides et inadéquats, qu’il soit extrêmement urgent d’imaginer et de se préparer à d’autres futurs, avec des indicateurs complètement différents (oui, je sais c’est de la science fiction), qui va s’en apercevoir ? Qui va se dire que l’entreprise efficace ne fonctionne plus par la hiérarchie, mais en réseaux et en projets ?

    tags: management, problemsolving, correctiveaction, strategicconversation, learningorganisation

  • Recherche d’information : 7,67 sur 20 !
    C’est la note moyenne en recherche d’information, établie pour les 1865 étudiants belges ayant répondu à l’importante l’enquête menée par le Groupe Edudoc et le Conseil Inter-Universitaire Francophone (CIUF)

    tags: digitalnatives, generationy, competences, informationalculture, information, search, searchengines

  • tags: email, productivity, infobesity, knowledgeworkers, informationworkers, refocus, timemanagement, time

Head of People and Business Delivery @Emakina / Former consulting director / Crossroads of people, business and technology / Speaker / Compulsive traveler
Head of People and Business Delivery @Emakina / Former consulting director / Crossroads of people, business and technology / Speaker / Compulsive traveler

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