Trends & Observations

UK companies: Becoming digital as key reason to go social!

As you might have heard or read the #e20s is coming to London on November 26th and we are busy in preparing everything around it. The one day conference discusses a good number of case studies from Barclay’s Bank to Shell, from CEMEX to Euroclear and from Deutsche Bank to Sanofi. Additionally we invited some of British subject-matter […]

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What are your expectations for the #e20s 2014?

We asked this question as part of the pre-Summit interviews. It’s good to see that community (networking, re-acquaint with old friends) is important, as well as sharing and gaining knowledge. This is what we aim for. Here are the results, in no particular order. Emanuele Quintareli I’ve been lucky enough to attend a number of […]

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Social Strategy: The need to have a direction

I really should write this article after the Enterprise 2.0 Summit. Looking at the conference schedule you see titles like: Heading from Engagement to Passion in Future Work Performance, Key Factors for Strategic Enablement or Getting Social Aligned to Processes, and there are more examples. Putting all these together will give you a good and […]

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Working Out Loud – Bring the now into your work

In this article Rogier Noort discusses the new meme around “Working Out Loud” and its key ideas. “Working Out Loud” is an approach framed by Bruce Williams and John Stepper in recent discussions in order to help more people in the organization to adopt to the socially enhanced working routines.

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Holacracy: Is this the logical step for the evolution of the organization?

There is quite some buzz about a specific organizational governance approach these days – the “Holacracy” model. This week Zappos announced the implementation of this model and now the expert community is arguing about the pros and cons of the approach. Especially as it is labeled to “replace today’s top-down predict-and-control paradigm with a new way of achieving control by distributing power” the Holacracy model seems to be the organizational approach the social enterprise community is asking for so long. It seems to be somehow a logical next step, but we’re not quite there yet.

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Expectations for 2014: Stronger Business Alignment + More Profound E2.0 Project Management + Better Understanding of 21st Century Organization

As the new year is still fresh we are happily looking forward to this new year’s evolution in the “social business/enterprise” sphere. And to go with the quote of T.S. Eliot we will also still not argue whether “social business is dead” or still alive – but instead try to proceed with a more distinguished discussion on how to drive the business by the support and enablement of social initiatives.

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Challenges for the different project types on the way for the Social Enterprise Readiness!

Every year in autumn I have to get my mind clear on what key questions we want to address with the next Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT and – I can tell you – every year it becomes more difficult – especially as the evolution path towards the somewhat “social and collaborative organization” is not as easy as it was thought to be. But as the vision of the conference is to provide assistance for corporate project leads to advance their projects our task for the conference is still to provide answers.

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Social Workplace Adoption and how-to succeed with Social!

One of the key topics at the upcoming E20 Summit 2014 in Paris is the “Social Workplace Adoption”. Besides all the other topics that need to be discussed the social adoption plan is in my opinion the by far most important aspect in this game. In comparison to the other IT systems the value of social […]

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An energetic adoption lead is the key to success for the social adoption!

Last Friday we organized another virtual discussion panel as part of the #e20s ExpertTalk Serie – with a nice group of excellent topic experts. Last week’s session was on the “challenges and recommendations for the social adoption” and included Simon Scullion, Tobias Mitter, Rawn Shah, and Anna van Wassenaer-Golla as experts in the session. Related posts: Thomas […]

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