Trends & Observations

Why Taylorism prevails in the knowledge economy (and what to do about it)

Post by our Guest Blogger Cecil Dijoux I have been blogging quite substantially about Lean Management lately and I have noticed a common purpose with Agile methodologies (which get me blogging 4 years ago) and Enterprise 2.0 (which has kept my blogging busy for the last 2 years) : they all address complexity and permanent […]

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E2.0 project excellence far from being defined soundly

We are just back from our German IOM SUMMIT which happened to take place in Köln the last two days. The event was once more an intense discussion of best practices about the changes that come along with the introduction of social software initiatives within the enterprise. Though primarily focussed on a more operative level […]

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In the Search for the Social Business Excellence

Last week Thomas and I have been to Paris to start our pre-“E20 SUMMIT” events with a first round-up of meetings with partners and the E20 community in Paris. Everybody is quite excited about the event to come to Paris – also with high expectations in regards to the insights that it may offer.  Regarding […]

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Social objects as explanation of the E20 significance of social messaging

The search for the key triggers to Enterprise 2.0 adoption is still on-going. Many contributions have already been made, but the master plan is yet to be defined (if there is even one to be identified!). In our “Enterprise 2.0 Adoption” paper Joachim summarized quite some concepts and ideas of last year’s Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT. […]

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Openness better than information hiding

The new spy scandal of Renault shows impressively that it doesn’t help, if a company tries to secure research and development plans. You can’t ever be sure that not some of your employees are selling some insights to your competitor. Then it’s probably better changing to an open discussion from the beginning. The competitors will […]

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E20 Adoption team

Many Enterprise 2.0 projects are implemented by communications or IT department. It was often simply done, because E20 is very close to their field of work and mostly the projects are initiated and driven by one of these departments. A lot of times not even bad, but other departments like HR for example are not […]

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To install an internal blog isn’t always easy

Using blogs within a company can be a useful tool. Looking for a best practice example for a seminar I had some discussions around this topic. I recognized that it’s not easy to start and run a successful good blog. One example out of my projects shows that it can fail easily. A business manager […]

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Does Social E-mail helps to enable Enterprise 2.0

E-mail is still be used from everybody. Young people are moved to chats and social networks, but nevertheless they have e-mail. So people are familiar with it and it’s available in every company. Why not add social media moving it to social e-mail. There some tools availble which support this approach. I found these two […]

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Too much secrets

A lot of information and knowledge are available in companies, government departments or other organisations. Many of these are handled with security to avoid that they appear outside of the companies and organisations, but nowadays it’s really difficult to make sure that it not happens. The publishing of more than 250.000 US State Department documents […]

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