Building a “first life” on the intranet

Everybody talks about Second Life and try to find it an application within the enterprise. It seems Accenture has such a project for its intranet, IBM has a "secret island" on SL too... I'm not...

ICC’06 meeting

Last week I attended ICC (french acronym for Innovation, Competitiveness, Knowledge) meeting in Paris. Here are my feelings based on conferences I attended and products I saw. 1°) 2.0 is going mainstream. It's not fashionable...

Communication tools : looks like “déjà vu”

When talking about social media within companies, one of the most common objection is "I don't wan't my people to waste their time writing and discussing, where's the ROI". Of course there are strong arguments...

Collaboration may happen by luck : how to provide valuable information without purpose

You must have already heard about serendipity, the effect by which one accidentally discovers something fortunate, especially while looking for something else entirely. This is the best way to gout out of the common...

Why making people discuss about informal business issues is valuable

People have to exchange and discuss within the enterprise. Yes...but why? They just have to stick on basic relationships, they're here for business and nothing more... Yes but... as said in a Forrester report,  ...

How do good enterprise 2.0 idea perish

No comment. A good way to understand how old habits (sometimes) prevent good ideas to turn into successful projects. enterprise 2.0, enterprise-social-software, idées, Innovation, intranet, management-des-idées, social-software

Kluster : at last a valuable social network ?

Bored of useless social networks ? I feel the same but this note from Social Media retained my attention, mentioning a new network that seems to be different : Kluster. I don't know much about...

Everything and its opposite about using social networks at the office

This week again the squabble about "pro or against using social networks at work" delivered some new arguments. While CNN was telling us using social networks at work could bring some benefits, the...

Ambiant tools to catch your company’s social signals

I know that many of my readers are more "enterprise" than "2.0", but it's important to have a look at what's happining to the general public in order to understand what will happen to...

When channels and platforms will merge : new way to communicate in the workspace

When we talk about connected enterprises and interconnected and interdepent employees, it's hard for many people to imagine this kind of reality, to visualize what it may look like in their day to day...

Diigo : my new productivity tool (and why not yours !?)

For those who didn't notice, I gave up with  delicious as bookmarking tool to use Diigo. People who wonder how social tools can bring synergies and improve productivity and collective efficiency may found a...

So Web 2.0 doesn’t work…or misunderstandings about communities

Some where waiting for it...we got the news last week : web 2.0 don't work. It's the conclusion of a CNET article : nobody collaborates on the collaborative web. Have we been fooled ? Are...

Will 2.0 learn the enterprise ?

As I wrote in a previous post, all the required conditions are gathered for serious things to begin. Most of times, when a new phenomenon emerges, it goes through the following steps : ecstasy...

How to make emergence not to disturb the enterprise

It seems that more and more people agree on the point that the enterprise cannot be formal or informal but has to use those two levers in aan integrated global schema. Following that direction...

The power of decentralized crisis management : the Gustav case

Crisis is charaterized by its suddenty, its unpredictability and the gravity of its possible consequences. It forces organization to react quickly in order to protect itself as well at its components and agents. That implies...

Meeting Rex Lee : collaboration, problem solving and innovation on the programme

I took advantage from my trip to attend Webcom Montreal to make a flying visit to Toronto. The main purpose was family but it was also the occasion to meet Rex Lee in...

Do enterprises really outsource the right things ?

Some of my reflections point to the slow but unavoidable outsourcing of the human side of the enterprise. First because of organization models and systems that allow companies to focus on their core business :...
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