1.) What is your name?
Anthony Poncier, I’m based in Paris, France.
2.) Who are you and what are you doing?
I’m a management and organization consultant, specialized in Management 2.0 (impact of social media on management, processes…). I’am also a blogger, on those topics (http://poncier.org/blog).
3.) How did you get to the E2.0 topic?
I have been browsing the internet since 1992-93 and I’m still thrilling about the evolution of the net. I have collaborated for several years with NGO’s about community, social network, participative processes, identity management on the internet… I am now focusing my activities on the web 2.0 tools and services and their impact inside organizations. Both during my Phd and when I was teaching at the french university, I have appreciated and developed the use of Knowledge Management.
4.) What is your understanding of the core concept of the Enterprise 2.0 idea?
Collaboration, empowerment of employees and partners/customers are the core concept of E2.0. At this time these aspects are still a cultural shift to be achieved. Social media have triggered those concepts to exist.
Enterprise 2.0 is also, a way to capture informal knowledge, conversations and identify experts and expertises, to enable co-innovation and co-creation.
Therefore it’s a new way to manage people and information inside/outside the enterprise. What matter is not the marketing concept of “enterprise 2.0”, but the reality of the way people think and interact.
5.) What are the main potentials of the Enterprise 2.0 idea?
Involvement of all the stakeholders through trust and autonomy.
Creation of a more participative management.
Developpement of people leadership through empowerment.
In addition, I hope that people will be happier inside the enterprise. If it’s only a way to get more profits, it’s a non sense, it has to be a win-win strategy.
6.) What are the main challenges, threads and issues of the Enterprise 2.0 idea?
Governance, fear of loss control (top-down), fear of change. Installment of social media tools inside the enterprise without adapting the management attitudes (tools do not mean collaboration).
Convince the middle management that E.20 is not their enemy. More leadership and coordination instead of micromanagement and Gatekeeper attitudes.
7.) Please give us three tags that describe your person and work best?
Management 2.0, sharing, openness