Tag: productivity

Charlene Li on Enterprise 2.0

Are you pounding your head against a brick wall when it comes trying to move your Enterprise 2.0 plans forward. You’re not alone.

In this video Stowe Boyd interviews Charlene Li (co-author of Groundswell). Use it to re-energize your Enterprise 2.0 plans. Some of the enlightening quotes are:

  • “it won’t go very far without an executive champion”
  • “when you put social technologies in place it starts tearing down the way that power is shared”
  • “when you give the power to people to post into a wiki or write a blog, […] and if you let them do it freely, that diminishes the gate-keeper role. […] and if you think about the way that organizations are laid out, its usually a bunch of silos, and social technologies puts a big stick of dynamite in that
  • wondered why we are finding blogs so little used. “I think its because people don’t like blogging. It’s hard to find time to sit down and compose your thoughts. […] It asks people to communicate in a very different way. […] I suggest to executives that they not blog, but they sure talk a lot, so I suggest they video themselves.”

Charlene thinks that enterprise Twitter-like tools will displace a lot of email. “It supplements the natural communication already going on, like IM, which many enterprises have already adopted.”

Posted on the Enterprise 2.0 Conference Blog.

5 Things Every Practice Should Know About Web 2.0

There are countless presentations that give an overview of Web 2.0. Slideshare.net is an excellent site for finding reusable presentation material on Web 2.0 and almost any other topic. I ran across this one from Lee Bryant presented at LegalTech09. The reason was that generally a law practice or legal department in an enterprise often has higher levels of security around information. I wanted to see what they had to say.

Althought this was for a legal conference, just view the slides and remove the (few) references to firm and practice. It applies to any large organization. Lots of good information. Slides 9 & 10 has a good list of the types of Web 2.0 tools.

Just click on the slides to advance. Click on the FULL icon in the Slideshare frame to in full screen.

Information Overload Syndrome

Some depressing facts (IDC survey):

  • Each year the amount of information created in the enterprise, paper and digital combined, grows faster than 65%.
  • Non-productive information work, such as reformatting documents or reentering documents into computers, consumed more than $1.5 trillion in U.S. salaries last year.
  • Survey respondents spend as much as 26% of their time trying to manage information overload.
  • Respondents split their time evenly between dealing with paper and digital information, but 71% prefer to deal with digital information.
  • The amount of time U.S. information workers spent last year managing paper-driven information overload cost $460 billion in salaries.
  • Reducing the time wasted dealing with information overload by 15% could save a company with 500 employees more than $2 million a year.

Source: IDC survey, Information Overload Site

And more serious:

  • 28% – The percentage of the typical workday wasted by interruptions caused by unnecessary information
  • 53% – The percentage of people who believe that less than half of the information they receive is valuable
  • 42% – The percentage of people who accidentally use the wrong information at least once per week

So what is IOS? Watch this video!

Work is an event, not a place

Our world is changing. Cost pressures, low employee engagement scores and green initiatives are on the radar of most organizations. It’s time for enterprises to take a serious look at teleworking.

This podcast from Podtech.net and sponsored by Verizon Business provides a strong case to include a teleworking intiative in your 2009 planning. Some key points:

  • to be effective, teleworking needs to be supported right from the top of the organization
  • productivity and engagement scores can go up when employees are given the option to telework
  • IT needs to step up and deliver reliable, secure and cost effective solutions during 2009
  • technologies such as collaboration, unified communications and mobile access need to be part of the mix
  • cost savings are available from implementing a hoteling workstation environment
  • reduction in carbon footprint and congestion show corporate responsibility to staff and customers
  • HR needs to provide training to managers who will have staff working from remote locations

Source: Podtech.net

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