Business

Managing beyond the organizational hierarchy with communities and social network
How do you manage a very large, very complex organization that is geographically disbursed in many different countries around the world? You already know that the outdated hierarchal organizational structure won’t work and if you are like many companies you are probably beginning to realize that... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Mar 2012 by Michael Cuthrell Feed
Everyone innovates every day: Collaborative idea management at Ericsson
At Ericsson, a collaborative idea management tool is enabling all employees to innovate everyday across the organization. After 3 years of use, the pull based and self-organizing system has over 15000 ideas. More than 300 innovation managers globally have opened idea boxes to attract ideas for... Read more
3 comments Posted 1 Mar 2012 by Magnus Karlsson Feed
Culture eats strategy
Understanding a company’s culture is a key component that leaders may ignore. When I took on a new role, an updated strategy was cited as top priority. What the team needed was a culture boost. I focused on culture management to change the “delegate up” practices and effectively implement strategy... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Feb 2012 by Jonathan Becher Feed
Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder
Twitter (as well as Xanga, Odeo, and Blogger) co-founder Biz Stone keynoted this week’s 2012 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference with the history of Twitter alongside advice on the future of the social web and what it means to be successful. "The story of... Read more
1 comment Posted 23 Feb 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Cutting the cord: Vodafone UK's revolutionary approach to mobility, flexibility
Vodafone believes that working smarter will help businesses survive and thrive in a challenging economic climate. The mobile group's UK operating company is undergoing a seismic cultural shift, using its own technology to introduce a new way of working, which it believes will provide a blueprint... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 Feb 2012 by Guy Laurence Feed
Open innovation is good for business
Open innovation is an area only beginning to enter mainstream enterprises, despite years of success in open source communities. It allows people both inside and outside the company to get involved and collaborate on new products and processes that result in beneficial change. Dr. Andrew McAfee, who... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Feb 2012 by Cheryl McKinnon Feed
Is broadband a necessity or a nice to have?
Last month, I attended the 5th Annual Leadership North Carolina Forum. The day was filled with amazing information and thought-provoking ideas for the future. However, one session I attended kept me thinking.
10 comments Posted 8 Feb 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Is broadband a necessity or a nice to have?
Last month, I attended the 5th Annual Leadership North Carolina Forum. The day was filled with amazing information and thought-provoking ideas for the future. However, one session I attended kept me thinking.
10 comments Posted 8 Feb 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open collaboration: living or dying by a community
First of all, thank you. Yup, I was talking to you. People like me tend to get the credit when things go right, and the axe when things don’t, but in the open source world it’s you who ultimately decides the fate of a project. Engineers and managers and designers work hard, this is true. None of... Read more
2 comments Posted 1 Feb 2012 by Stephen Gallagher (Red Hat) Feed
Busting bureaucracy with radical management
To transform organizations so that they are fit for human beings--more inspiring and engaging and yet just as disciplined and even more productive--we need to understand why promising ideas for improving management developed in the 20th Century--such as teams, empowerment, delayering or... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Jan 2012 by Steve Denning Feed

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