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The new workplace

Jay Cross

Today’s common wisdom is that most workplace learning is experiential, unplanned, social, and informal. People trying to figure everything out all out by themselves are whizzing their way to overload and breakdown; collective wisdom and social filters are the only way to keep up. Companies are connecting people with social network technology. The merged workflow/learning that flow through these networks makes or breaks the enterprise’s sustainability.

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

Luis Suarez

owork ) that have always been highlighted as perhaps some of the major key benefits from using social networking tools for business in a corporate environment. To the point where from a typical 8 hour work day, and we all know those have ceased to exist many years ago, despite current research indicating how beneficial 40 hour work weeks are , a large chunk of that workflow is dedicated to rather processing email or hop around from meeting to meeting (Even virtual ones!)

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Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context

Andy McAfee

Three recent posts have done a great job of showing where we are in the spread of Enterprise 2.0 – the use of emergent social software platforms by companies to get work done. Social Business.&# She makes a brilliant point: Culture will change as a result of the pervasive use of social tools. Lack of cultural change is not social business’s biggest failure. The biggest failure is the lack of workflow integration to drive culture change.

Working smarter

Jay Cross

Sometimes it’s easier to add smarts to the workflow (performance support) than to stuff things into people’s heads. Empowering people to take action rests on clearing obstacles out of the way and incorporating next practices into workflow. Working smarter draws ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Social signals.

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration

Luis Suarez

Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation. Something completely different to what we may have experienced so far in the last three to four years on living social for the sake of social , which is perhaps what we pretty much keep seeing today all over the place. that been sent around through either traditional tools like *cough* email *cough* or Instant Messaging or, even worse, through social file sharing services. .