There is an interesting book and associated US public television series I'm intrigued by entitled 'Leading with Kindness: How good people consistently get better results'The two authors areWilliam F. Baker, Ph.
Real world collaboration strategies and tactics for enterprises.
Oliver Marks leads the Global Digital Enterprise Team at HP, having previously provided seasoned independent consulting guidance to companies on effective planning of business strategy, tactics, technology decisions, roll out and enduring use models that make best use of modern collaborative and social networking tools to achieve their business goals. These are Oliver's views and not those of his employer HP.
There's some great TalkBack comments on my previous post about WWII German strategy : Justin James for example believes:...The secret of the Wehrmacht's success in the field has much to do with the education of what can be described as their executive and middle management layers.
The bulk of the German Army—the dough feet of the normal infantry divisions—moved on shank's mare. The rifle companies' transport consisted of three-horse wagons, on which the troops loaded their packs, as did this outfit on campaign in Russia in the summer of 1941.
Collaboration initiatives are all about streamlining business processes, and the interfaces between legacy closed systems and open source stacks are an increasingly common place to find business collaboration environments.According to research firm Gartner, open source software is present in 85% of enterprises and the remainder expect to deploy it in the next year.
Jevon McDonald, someone whose opinions I rate highly, has posted a stellar piece on 'The uncertain future of Blogging' today.The idea of user-generated content was once almost exclusively owned by blogging.
There's an interesting dynamic I've been noticing and discussing a lot recently - people and companies are grappling with how to project some facets of their lives and information online while keeping other areas secret.As i suggested in my previous post, it was entirely possible that the Mumbai attackers were monitoring communications and the media live during their rampage - there is now firm evidence they were using Blackberries.
There is a huge difference between verified information, speculation, incorrect information and disinformation.The net is buzzing about the communication enabled by Twitter, Flickr, youtube, wikipedia and bloggers from Mumbai, with CNN stating “It was the day social media appeared to come of age and signaled itself as a news-gathering force to be reckoned with.
When most people think of how businesses are organized, they visualize command and control management: the pine tree visual with the leaders at the top. Since we are entering the Western festive season here are some appropriate images to illustrate this.
There is a thought provoking piece in the November issue of the Harvard Business Review written by James I. Cash, Jr.
I've just spent a couple of fascinating days at the HCL Global Meet in Orlando, Florida. As the name suggests this was a very international gathering of HCL's partners, clients, staff and thoughtleaders in the management and collaboration space.