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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Bertrand Duperrin: A process based approach to social means discussing, removing, replacing the organization as we know it!

With the Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT 2014 the objective is to discuss the further integration of the “social” ideas in the company’s structures and processes. One of these sessions that point in this direction is the discussion about how to align social with the business process organization. One of the two talks that are introducing the […]

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Spin Doctoring #E20S in anticipation to the main event

So here we are, 2014. Happy New Year everybody. A short intro then. I’m Rogier Noort, a Dutch guy living in Belgium (joining a German company for a conference in France). My professional tech roots lie in IT. Here I started in network management and worked through website management towards content management and support. I […]

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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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Good signs for #e20s 2014 becoming a blast!

As said before the settng up of conference program for the Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT (#e20s) is an evolutionary process – like the evolutionary journey to the “Social Enterprise” itself! Starting with a lot of discussions with our peers and contacts we trying to work out what are the most relevant project issues to be discussed. From this starting point we are always trying to find interesting speakers and new as well as relevant case studies to be discussed at the event.

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Enterprise 2.0 Summit is a great place for conversations with real users and experts

We have talked with Tobias Mitter, Social Workplace Consultant at netmedia in Germany, about project challenges, his suggestions and also his expectations for the Enterprise 2.0 Summit in Paris next year. netmedia develops strategies so that companies can benefit from the shift to the social workplace. The award-winning best-practice approach („Social Workplace Methodology“, „Adoption Framework“) […]

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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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