Links for 03/13/2009

  • Intellectual Capital (IC) – This is a phrase and a concept which was popularized in the 1990’s to explain the significant shift in our economy and businesses as knowledge became the key competitive advantage in the global market. The focus of IC is how intangibles are manifest in an organization. The field of intellectual capital has identified three main categories of intangibles, each of which has a different character. It is important to understand individual intangibles as well as how they work together as a whole:

    * Human Capital – This includes all the talent, competencies and experience of your employees and managers. This is the intellectual capital that “goes home at night.”
    * Relationship Capital – This includes all key external relationships that drive your business, with customers, suppliers, partners, outsourcing and financing partners, to name a few. This kind of capital also includes organizational brand and reputation. Due to the growing importance of networks in organizational structures, this is also sometimes called Network Capital.
    * Structural Capital – This includes all knowledge that stays behind when your employees go home at the end of the day. There is significant structural capital in today’s organizations including recorded knowledge, processes, software and intellectual property.

    tags: intellectualcapital, humancapital, relationshipcapital, structuralcapital, intangibleassets

    • On average, roughly 80% of the value of today’s corporation is intangible.
  • I’ve heard a number of comments from people within IBM and beyond that this makes sense, in terms of how think of the different “levels” of population in groups, starting from a General Population, moving into an Audience (or specifically categorized population), to a Social Network, and finally to a Community. The final level above is sort of disconnected and may start off in its own way: the Organization.

    tags: socialnetworks, organization, communities

  • In recent posts we’ve described a massive institutional transformation that will occur as part of the big shift: the move from institutions designed for scalable efficiency to institutions designed for scalable learning. The core questions we all need to address are: who will drive this transformation? Who will be the agents of change? Will it be institutional leaders from above or individuals from below and from the outside of our current institutions?

    tags: efficiency, learning, infrastructure, networks, scalability, talent

    • From the talent side of the equation the key requirement for institutional success is to move from scalable efficiency to scalable learning.
    • talent will pull institutions into the 21st century.
    • . Deeply frustrated with the stultifying atmosphere so amusingly captured by Dilbert, many talented individuals have fled their institutional homes and struck out on their own. As institutions begin re-forming around the imperative of scalable pull, we are likely to see a reversal, or at least a leveling off, of this trend towards independent contractors. We believe that, as talent-driven institutions emerge, they will amplify talent development in far more powerful ways than any individuals could accomplish on their own.
  • Selon une étude récente menée par la Cranfield School of Management et Deloitte, un manque de compréhension et de définition du rôle du Directeur des Systèmes d’Information (DSI) empêche les sociétés d’utiliser leurs actifs informatiques pour doper l’innovation, la stratégie et la croissance.

    tags: IT, CIO, innovation, strategy, growth, information

    • Le rapport conclut sur le fait qu’il n’est pas nécessaire que l’aliénation
      des DSI se poursuive, puisqu’avec des DSI efficaces, le poste de DSI n’aura à
      terme plus raison d’exister. Le rôle du DSI est de créer un environnement au
      sein duquel l’information et la technologie sont si étroitement et
      fondamentalement liées à chaque aspect de l’entreprise, que la nécessité de
      disposer d’un DSI diminue, affirme l’étude.
  • Le concept de web 2.0 est apparu il y a cinq ans, suivi deux après par le concept de d’entreprise 2.0 et d’Office 2.0. Pourtant, les entreprises continuent encore à s’interroger sur les moyens de s’approprier et d’adapter à leurs organisations les réseaux sociaux. La School of Information de l’université du Michigan propose un séminaire spécialement dédié aux réseaux sociaux. Et elle a choisi d’ouvrir, en collaboration avec le réseau social NewsGator, l’un de ses cours à la communauté des affaires. Cette réflexion collaborative est intitulée “Making Social Computing Work in Your Enterprise”. Elle a pour vocation d’offrir un cadre conceptuel pour comprendre l’entreprise à l’ère des nouvelles technologies de communication. “Le concept n’est pas nouveau, certes, mais si l’on regarde ce qui se passe en réalité, on constate que les professionnels actuels n’ont pas été formés à travailler de cette manière”, commente Bertrand Duperrin, consultant chez BlueKiwi.

    tags: socialnetworks, management, enterprise2.0, universityofmichigan, training, socialcomputing, office2.0, communities

    • Quelle technologie est la plus utile pour atteindre les objectifs de rentabilité ? Quel changement organisationnel devra accompagner cette technologie, pour s’assurer des gains de productivité ? Et enfin, quelle mesure doit être utilisée pour prévoir à l’avance la valeur des projets d’entreprises collaboratives ? Le tout sera centré non pas sur les technologies, mais sur les objectifs financiers des entreprises. Un choix adapté à l’auditoire, qui considère le réseau social comme un potentiel outil de rentabilité, et non un gadget.

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Bertrand DUPERRINhttps://www.duperrin.com/english
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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