Luis Suarez

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership.

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

Organizations need to extend the notion of work beyond collaboration, beyond teams, and beyond the corporate fire wall.

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. A journey that started back in 2001, but that it had its main roots well substantiated within the company for much longer.

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Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Redefine the Workplace of the Future with Social Learning

Luis Suarez

Now, there are plenty of people out there who have been talking about this topic for a while, but there is in particular a group of very smart and talented folks that have been trying to set up the right landscape of how organizations should be embracing Informal, Social Learning.

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

He builds up further into it by talking first about the % of engaged employees in those organizations that he researched over the course of 5 years and to him that number is a whooping 27% (He calls them the roosters! ).

How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge

Luis Suarez

One challenge for organizations is getting people to realize that what they know has little value. This is not the first, nor the second time, and I am sure there will be a third time, and many more!,

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

Luis Suarez

#Movistar Killed the Web Star

Luis Suarez

Imagine if all of a sudden you decide to embark on an experiment where you try to figure out what it would be like to live without access to the Internet over a certain period of time not only for your day to day work, but also for your personal life. Complete switch-off from everything online.

Dare to Disagree through Critical Thinking

Luis Suarez

The interesting thing from her dissertation is that when we extrapolate that act of daring to disagree in organisations she comes to question “ how do organizations think?”

Welcome to the Social Enterprise Awakening!

Luis Suarez

It is easier to do this as an enterprise of one that is connected to many organizations as I have experienced “ Once again, both themes of Observable Work and Intrapreneurship coming along nicely to help us define the future of the workplace.

Welcome to the Era of Radical Openness

Luis Suarez

I do believe that organizations need to be much more open and transparent but there’s a balance that needs to be struck here “ Yes, indeed, there may well be a need for a balance at some point, in terms of how open and transparent you would want to become over the course of time.

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Luis Suarez

“ Over the past few years, organizations have made strides in becoming more open and transparent with employees and customers. In a world of increased transparency and instantly disseminated social media, organizations are often judged by their partners’ actions, not just their own.

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The With Whom (#CAWW)

Luis Suarez

Together and individually we’re all committed to creating a better world, where organizations can have dramatically better outcomes because they value the capabilities of people. And, finally, the last blog post of the series of entries where I’ve been detailing what I would be doing from here onwards, as I begin my next adventure as an independent chief emergineer.

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The Trials and Tribulations of a Mobile Knowledge Worker in a Social Business World

Luis Suarez

And while talking to the event organizers, who did their best in addressing the issues, we found out that they payed big bucks, and I mean big bucks!!,

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Luis Suarez

(This is Part Two of the series … Part One can be found over here) And on that spirit of what the real impact of Social Computing is, we are going to move onwards on to the second keynote speaker session that I would want to share with you all and talk for a bit about it.

Why Social? To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively

Luis Suarez

Or like Seth Godin brilliantly put together just recently under “ Caring “: “ No organization cares about you. Organizations aren’t capable of this. [.] When your organization punishes people for caring, don’t be surprised when people stop caring.

How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business

Luis Suarez

Curating good, relevant content that matters to you is just such a wonderful thing!

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

Here is the embedded code of the video recording: Organizations or Communities?

Want to Trust Your Employees? Give Them All Unlimited Vacation Days

Luis Suarez

Work-life balance does not mean that employees are not loyal, nor committed to their organizations, it means that employees want to lead whole lives, not lives solely centered on work “ To me, replace “ balance” with ” integration” and we are already there!

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Luis Suarez

If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you would know how there have been a good number of topics I have been covering over the course of the years and still going strong. All of them coming pretty close to my heart as part of that passion I seem to share for each and everyone of them.

Social Business – Where Ideas Keep Fighting Hierarchy

Luis Suarez

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Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Luis Suarez

That balance point is different for every organization and every individual who works in or with it. Enterprise social software must be designed to accommodate the varying needs of organizations with respect to the productivity versus awareness issue.

Four Principles for the Open World by Don Tapscott #hippie2.0

Luis Suarez

Here they are … The Four Princples for the Open World : Collaboration : Essentially, we are consciously evolving into a new business world, as well as a society, where there are no longer any boundaries in / throughout organizations, where the firewall (Even our very own personal one!)

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

How are you going to keep up with your living, organic CV?

How Mobility Empowers Work as a State of Mind in the Era of Social Business

Luis Suarez

What an organization should have is a mobility strategy.

Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Luis Suarez

To get things going with the series of blog posts with highlights from the recent Enterprise 2.0

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent

Luis Suarez

the company wanted to support the informal networks that arise within an organization, help employees share knowledge, and make it easier for the younger generation, which is comfortable with consumer social software, to fit in.

If You Have Never Failed …

Luis Suarez

Now that I am back to my regular blogging schedule, I guess we wouldn’t have it complete without sharing across a relatively short blog entry with an Inspiring Video Clip of the Week , don’t you think?

Open Business – The Narrative vs. The Ruthless Measurement

Luis Suarez

“ As an organization grows and industrializes, it’s tempting to simplify things for the troops. In most organizations, the thing you measure is the thing that will improve. Social Analytics. Don’t you just love it?

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

“ My frustration lies not in their understanding of ‘what’ a social business looks like, but rather their lack of understanding in ‘how’ an organization can make that transition. Why have organizations evolved in the way they have?

What Are the Chances of Pragmatic Pathways for Social Business?

Luis Suarez

However, these social technologies can’t just be simply inserted in today’s organizations. What key role do they play in the whole power, political, bullying dynamic within organizations?

Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote

Luis Suarez

Organizing for Unpredictability&# , where they engaged with the audience on a fascinating conversation on the topic of Social Business and Adaptive Case Management , which reminded me of this absolutely masterpiece on ACM by the always rather resourceful John Tropea.

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

Understand that serendipity happens because the seeds of collaboration are sown throughout the organization. ( Note: You see?

IBM THINK Forum – Optimism, Outrageousness and Smart Sense-Making on Leadership

Luis Suarez

So our future depends on the ability of leaders to transform the organizations they lead as quickly and effectively as they absorb powerful new technologies–and in sync with the capabilities of those new tools.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez – Part Deux

Luis Suarez

As I have mentioned in a blog post a couple of days ago , on June 8th I will be participating in the upcoming Social Business Forum 2011 event in Milan, Italy.

Organizing

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Quoted at length from Self-organization of complex, intelligent systems: an action ontology for transdisciplinary integration , Francis Heylighen , Integral Review : A mobilization system would combat this confused and unproductive way of acting by redirecting effort in the most efficient way at the most important issues.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

Where organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down. An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye.

organizing for the network era

Harold Jarche

In my last post I noted that many organizations today are nothing more than attractive prisons. These organizations are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and hard to share, and when connections with others were difficult to make and required command and control.

Lateral Organizations

Harold Jarche

Lateral organizations, or more egalitarian structures, have been the exception. In the endless allure of non-hierarchical organizations , David Creelman notes that both forms have their flaws, but says it’s best to thoroughly understand the history of the field.