Boards in the mist

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Boards have to be mobilized in order to make the right decisions to survive the crisis. Nothing new. But according to this essay from McKinsey, it's far from being that simple. Three reasons are put...

No matter your organization is an elephant : it can dance too !

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Summary : What makes a social business project successful ? To what extent question the existing and transform the culture ? Is success possible when top managers are not much concerned ? If we...

In KPI, K stands for Key

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Summary : Any project must have KPIs. At first sight, defining indicators is an easy things but observation shows that it's the contrary, most of all when it's about a new field that is...

Do your prefer Jazz Ensembles or Symphonic Orchestras ?

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Taken from the cover of "Boston Consulting Group on Strategy" : "The winning organization of the future will look more like a collection of jazz ensembles than a symphony orchestra."

CE0 concerns : network driven business models

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What are CxOs real concerns ? How do they undertsand current issues ? Lots of people are talking about the need for companies to change in order to evolve in the context that is...

Enterprise 2.0 : the CISCO case

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You must have noticed how many posts have been published about Cisco these late days. The US giant seems to be the first example of global enterprise 2.0 or, at least, to be the...

Avoiding risk may be a very risky strategy

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Are we we talking about changing the way people work or about the need to interact differently with partners and clients, despite an unanswerable analysis of the context and the proven existence of many...

Enterprise 2.0 : the time when Mr McKinsey, The Geek and Mrs Smith seat...

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One of the biggest issues encountered in the the first "enteprise 2.0" projets and, globally in everything that aimed at changing in any way the people work according to current issues, was the fact...

The problem with knowledge economy : it does not exist !

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Summary : Enterprise 2.0 or social business initiatives aim at crafting organizations that fit what we call the knowledge economy. And that's quite hard...for one reason. The knowledge economy does not exist. Knowledge work...

Your knowledge helps you more than your productivity

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I've always had an ambiguous feeling about productivity. In the one hand, doing more or faster with the same amount of resources is a significant improvement. In the other hand, with hindsight, we have...

Enterprises far beyond enterprise 2.0

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A few weeks ago I amused myself proposing a few tracks on what enterprise 2.0 may be in 2009. But I think pushing the reflection beyond would be worth : enterprise 2.0 is only...

Enterprise 2.0 and Human Capital Management to support strategy

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As we saw in a previous post, since human, information and organization capital support all the processes that create value, the question we have to answer is whether all these things we put...

On the place of social media in corporate strategies

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Summary : More and more strategic plans are now involving social media. Should we welcome this or worry ? Knowing that tools are there to serve strategies it may be a bad news to...

Do You Know Social Business ?

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There was a lot of people at the "Theatre Marigny", in Paris a few weeks ago. So many people that not everybody who wanted to attend managed to get a seat. It wasn't the...

Organizing for value

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One more interesting report at McKinsey's : this one is titled : “Organizing for value“. You will learn that - the traditional divisional structure is not relevant to create value - companies will have to fav...

Halves strategies lead to crisis

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I recently wrote about issues experienced by companies that focus on halves strategies. The obvious conclusion was that preparing the future is very hard when one's only purpose is to maintain the pas. By the...

A crisis that’s not that economic

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Many people agree to admit the time has come to built a kind of new economic order, the drifts of the current system having lead to the situation we all know. But, saying that,...

Special Enterprise 2.0 event in Paris on Nov. 13. Join us !

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You all know my creeds : tools must be made to improve the way people work, companies must improve their agility by working as networks (and even more in these difficult times...) etc. ect....

A strategy for enterprise 2.0 or enterprise 2.0 for strategy ?

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Willing to build enterprise 2.0 is a nice project, most of all, it's important to know why. As I often said (here for example) if the project supports your straegy it helps making people...

Enterprise 2.0 and social business : what to expect in 2012 ?

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Résumé : what will be the enterprise 2.0 / social business in 2012 ? It will highly depends on choices organizations will make to deal with the paradox of finding ways to go out...
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