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There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

Dan Pontefract

The headline from Harvard Business Review read, Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. “Organizational culture is assumed to be important to making sure that employees are happy and productivity is good.

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is,” said the organizer of a 2008 cloud conference in his closing remarks. Cloud computing has significantly advanced since 2008. What do we mean by the production of services ?

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Verizon, 2008) And while satellite internet did not revolutionize internet access, the spread of Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies created an essentially mobile internet, with Wi-Max, a long-range broadband wireless internet standard, poised to greatly extend that in the future. Gardner, 2008) The combination of ubiquitous broadband and the portable operating system will result in the widespread popularity of what is currently being called ‘cloud computing’.

Pareto Power and Leveraged Growth

John Hagel

So, let’s start with the various roles that networks can play in amplifying growth: Generating new product ideas – Not much need be said here. We are all familiar with the role of networks in scanning the environment for promising technologies and product ideas as well as evaluating product ideas.    Companies are rapidly overcoming “not invented here” cultures to leverage creativity wherever it resides.

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Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement

Dan Pontefract

We are in the midst of one of the greatest eras of technological, social and cultural change. Interestingly, there is a correlation to workers who are offered a flexible work arrangement and both loyalty and productivity. I work at TELUS , and have done so since late 2008.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Here it goes: As you would be able to see from the above screen shot, for week #52 I received 14 emails during the course of that week, to make up for a total amount of 929, coming from 1167 in 2009 and 1647 in 2008, as seen in previous reports.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the steam engine in the late 18th century, technology advances have been radically improving the productivity of business, enabling companies to significantly lower their prices while providing higher quality products and services.

The 2008 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM just released the 2008 Global CEO Study. The Enterprise of the Future is the key theme of the 2008 CEO Study. Over three quarters of CEOs see the rise of increasingly informed and collaborative customers as a chance to differentiate their products and services. The best companies are leveraging the rise of better informed and collaborative customers to identify new markets, new business relationships, and new products and services.

Product selection with your network | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is time again to buy a new set, but instead of buying the cheapest set at the local office store, I decided to get the recommendations of my network – since many are also frequent users of this product.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The blockchain first came to light around 2008 as the architecture underpinning bitcoin , the best known and most widely held digital currency.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At IBM’s Watson Research Center , where I spent the first 15 years of my career, I was mostly involved in technology transfer initiatives aimed at moving innovations from IBM’s research labs to its product divisions. Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords.

About Full Circle | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I founded Full Circle in 1997 to allow me to to tap both my and my network’s breadth of skills, knowledge and interest in a productive and creative way. I’ll appreciate your response Thanks Kariuki # laura miranda on 24 Jan 2008 at 3:35 pm Hi, I do business independently. Khalid on 20 Apr 2008 at 10:00 am I am doing three kinds of consulting projects in politics, business and love. tools, apps and practices on 01 Sep 2008 at 4:26 am [.]

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He lived a long and extraordinarily productive life until the very end. Paul Krugman , himself the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in economics, wrote in a 2009 NY Times Magazine article, How Did Economists Get It So Wrong? : .

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is,” was the overall conclusion of a June, 2008 conference on The Promise and Reality of Cloud Computing. Some of the reasons are organizational and cultural.

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Coordinated and execute all print and video production. Share and Enjoy: 33 responses so far 33 Responses to “About Nancy White&# # Cynthia Chatfield on 10 Mar 2008 at 8:05 am Please send me an email when you’re gearing up for your next Facilitating Online Interaction Workshop. My path to facilitating online « Bron’s Spot on 03 Aug 2008 at 1:20 am [.]

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a special report on Corporate IT published by The Economist in October of 2008, technology editor Ludwig Siegele offered a very elegant answer to this question: “In the beginning computers were human. How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT?

Unbundling Dell's Businesses

John Hagel

Product innovation and commercialization businesses – developing, introducing and accelerating the adoption of innovative new products and services. Customer relationship businesses – building deep relationships with a target set of customers, getting to know them very well and using that knowledge to become increasingly helpful in sourcing the products and services that are most relevant and useful to them. Dell made the news recently.

Economic Catastrophe (& more culture)

Clark Quinn

I’ve already talked about investing in culture , and I want to reiterate and elaborate on that message. I listened to a free webinar the other day via the Institute for Corporate Productivity , where they’d done a survey on companies and asked about their culture. There was good news in their results: there was a significant correlation between the assessment of cultural elements surveyed and the success of the company.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

15 37% On-Boarding process / Corporate Information 11 27% Online Reference / Glossary 10 24% Product Information / Training 9 22% Other 8 20% Supporting Meetings, Conference Rooms, Phone Numbers, Facilitation Assignment, agenda, etc. Even Thomas Davenport, author of Thinking for a Living, has blasted these tools: blogs have detracted from productivity, not increased it. Change Management – Ready for It / Culture - Incrementally moving into it is needed.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The blockchain first came to light around 2008 as the architecture underpinning bitcoin , the best known and most widely held digital currency. The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

Crystal Decisions and Business Objects sought to create the perfect company in terms of its culture when that acquisition was announced. CEO & Founder Bernard Liautaud , at the time of acquisition, wanted to ensure that this was not a takeover, rather a blending of people and cultures.

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Capitalism and Social Issues in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Well managed companies know this, and work hard to establish a culture that balances the need to make profits with other positive attributes that attract people to want to be associated with the company and its products and services.

Obliterate or strategically use business travel? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 24 2008 Obliterate or strategically use business travel? We get out of our cocoon and I think that can be very productive.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an intriguing column, - The End of Mass Production , - by technology author and columnist Kevin Maney. Information technology is eroding the power of large-scale mass production.

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Next Big Thing , we said, would no longer be any one technology innovation or new product, but the fact that technology was becoming integrated into, and transforming all aspects of business and society. How quickly time passes.

Innovating by Conversation

Clark Quinn

If we accept the increasing rate of change and growing speed of execution, innovation in products and services will be critical to maintain competitive advantage. In talking with an organization that facilitated organizational innovation for others, most of their work was not teaching innovation per se, but making an innovation culture. If your culture's not supportive, start finding ways to shift.

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

–zak # Cortney on 29 Apr 2008 at 7:32 am You know Nancy, I’m not sure if the word is just wrong or if there is a paradigm shift happening. Looking after conversations « Green Tea Ice Cream on 29 Apr 2008 at 7:59 am [.]

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

–zak # Cortney on 29 Apr 2008 at 7:32 am You know Nancy, I’m not sure if the word is just wrong or if there is a paradigm shift happening. Looking after conversations « Green Tea Ice Cream on 29 Apr 2008 at 7:59 am [.]

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: More on the Evolution towards the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Posted on January 14, 2008 at 06:00 AM in Innovation , Society and Culture | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference More on the Evolution towards the Knowledge Economy : Comments I couldn't agree more.

Five Essential Tips to Effectively Work from Home

Dan Pontefract

I’ve been a mobile worker ever since I joined the organization in November of 2008. 87 per cent of employees who have ever worked remotely responded that they are just as productive, if not more, when working out of the office. Culture engagement flexible work organization work styles

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Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And what a wonderful and productive, chocolately surprise that can be. Share and Enjoy: 11 responses so far 11 Responses to “Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators&# # Maru del Campo on 26 Sep 2008 at 1:16 pm Hi again Nancy!

It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail

Dan Pontefract

Over the last several months, at the job that actually pays me, I’ve been on somewhat of a soapbox speaking, writing, blogging, yammering about the link between culture, leadership philosophy and Enterprise 2.0 It can be culture forming. Culture enterprise 2.0

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. By harnessing major technological shifts and adopting best business practices, we can not only make our government far more productive, but also foster greater innovation in areas ranging from healthcare to education and energy – innovation that will generate economic growth and job creation. “We

Social Reputation in the Age of Globalization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Generally, we associate business competence with high quality products and services, and solid financial results. For example, over the past several decades we have seen a significant rise in the quality of products. Companies like Toyota developed the innovative Toyota Production System for managing quality and productivity in all aspects of their operations.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Share and Enjoy: 8 responses so far 8 Responses to “Talking and Walking Collaboration&# # Cliff Figallo on 04 Jun 2008 at 12:43 pm So true – there’s more talk and writing about collaboration than actual successful collaboration.

Some Thoughts on The Future of Internet-Centric TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition, I’ve been a member of the advisory board of USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) since it was founded in 2010 to study the impact of technology and cultural changes on the media industries. Innovation Media and Communications Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Harold Jarche » Behaviour Online

Harold Jarche

Reshaping Business and Capitalism for the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many believe that the 2008 financial crisis , the worst since the Great Depression , was the direct result of such narrow views of business and government. of that most basic of questions: Is our product good for our customers?

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Radar Knows Where The iPhones Are

Steven Berlin Johnson

» Radar Knows Where The iPhones Are Heres a cool little example of why I think Radar is such a great product. July 24, 2008 in Outside.in | Permalink Comments Very cool stuff. " Posted by: Charles | July 24, 2008 at 07:59 AM Just heard you on RadioLab and thought I'd google and see where you are now (#2!) amy Posted by: amy | July 25, 2008 at 07:02 AM So that was you.

Learning from our mistakes | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

But it takes both a personal commitment to productively looking at our warts (rather than simple self-flagellation or guilt) and an organizational culture that values learning along with success. Photo Credit: Flickr/CC Uploaded on May 18, 2008 by David C.