From Ross Dawson
E2.0 Implementation Framework
A centrepiece of our [Ross’] recently launched Implementing Enterprise 2.0 report is an Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Framework…… download the Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Framework pdf, which includes references to the relevant chapters for each of the action steps. Some of the chapters referred to are available for download from the Implementing Enterprise 2.0 downloads page.
Great stuff, thanks Ross. We hope you will come and talk about this at KMWorld 2010, Nov 15-18, Washington DC.
The HBR Management Tip of the Day today is from Marshall Goldsmith (author of What Got you Here Won’t Get You There — must reading) about succession planning – a hot topic in the information profession. I’ve always referred to the need for succession “management”, but Goldsmith refers to succession “development”, & he’s right. Managing an organization’s succession does have to be a whole process which must be managed, & the emphasis really is on people’s development to enable them to “succeed” in every sense of the word.
Here’s an inter-mingling of Goldsmith’s & our tips for succession development & management; much of our experience has been guided by Rothwell’s Effective Succession Planning.
1. Determine Future Requirements: Recognize that strategic planning, staff planning, & succession management are all inter-related & highly dependent; you can’t move forward (strategic plan) without the right capabilities, competencies (staff planning) & management (succession management). PLUS – how can you determine staffing & leadership needs Call it what it is: succession management or succession development – it doesn’t matter which, just don’t call it succession planning, since the focus shouldn’t be on the plan, it should be on how the organization is ensuring ongoing leadership, management, capabilities & success.
2. Commit: Senior management or the board must buy in to the overall process be supportive of it as on-going, not a one-time “here’s the slide deck” event.
3. Assess Current Requirements & Skills: As with anything, start with where you are – know what you have
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I just watched Citrix’s webinar that they co-hosted with workshifting.com and gotomypc.com on “Thinking Outside the Cubicle: The Evolving 21st-Century Virtual Office”. It certainly wasn’t a good webinar, but I did stick through most of it because I’m so hungry for anything that looks at how people are working, are going to be working and the organization implications of working from anywhere. My forecast is that in the next 5 years we won’t be searching for the right label for this (is it workshifting? working remotely? virtually? off-site? outa-sight?), because it will be so normal and built in to our work processes and organization norms. Telecommuting (yet another term) has increased 39% since 2007 in the US — and it will keep on growing. The best nugget out of this webinar was a quote from Ted Schadler, an analyst at Forrester Research, who says this evolvement “will force firms to expand their digital footprints, harness social software, crisply define their culture and examine their real estate and energy policies.”
Yep – and as the social software improves so that people can truly collaborate, seeing and hearing each other in such high-definition that they can sense when someone’s getting agitated, more organizations and more individuals will embrace working from wherever. Particularly as those employees born after 1985 come on board; organizations in which employees can work from anywhere realize that the most productive workplaces, especially for younger employees, isn’t about control — it’s about clear expectations, flexibility, respect, responsibility and
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SLA is 100!
It must have been a very interesting world in 1909. Here are three immediate (to me) organizations celebrating their centennials. The Special Libraries Association, an organization representing 12,000+ librarians with specialized collections and services in corporations (law firms, banks, pharmaceuticals, manufacturers, hospitals, ettc) around the work, celebrates their centennial this year. The Toronto chapter of SLA is having a gala to celebrate next month — I’m very excited about attending. The association’s 100th annual conference is being held in June in DC (where SLA’s HQ has been for many years, including when I was President in 1995/6). Should be a great event starting off with keynote speaker Colin Powell.
And now we are into ice hockey NHL playoffs and the Montreal Canadiens are 100! Check out the many jerseys and logos from their past. I am not a Canadiens fan but I certainly respect their longevity and strength over the years. It will be interesting to see what’s in their future.
Leons is a furniture store in my area and it is 100 years old too. Quite a history. I was most impressed that the current CEO went across Canada celebrating with all the employees. Nice.
So many wonderful interviews from FASTForward ’09 participants by Josh-Michele Ross in the form of videos. Check out his coverage of analysts, researchers, CTOs & CEOs, authors, speakers and more. And also the twitter feed from the conference.
The first FastForward conference since Microsoft purchased FAST Technology for 1.2 billion opened with lots of light an music and about 1,000 attendees from 29 countries. It reflects a strong commitment, vision, and roadmap for search. Today, Microsoft released information about new search products: FAST Search for SharePoint which is the old FAST ESP tuned for SharePoint available at lower cost through SharePoint enterprise user-based licensing (a simplified package based on per uers licensing) that will be availalbe with the release of Office 14. However, for those who want to get started right away, Microsoft will provide a licensing bridge for SharePoint clients, ESP for SharePoint. Another new product, FAST Search for Internet Business, which will also be released with Office 14 and then roughly annually going forward, includes interaction management to help drive revenue for users, content integration and simplified licensing. For more info on these new products, check here.
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