• WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Poll: Are Pilots a Waste of Time? - ReadWriteEnterprise#comment-156032
    Written by Steven Walling / August 31, 2009 10:53 AM / 11 Comments « Prior Post Next Post » Late last week Socialtexts Michael Idinopulos wrote a post with some interesting advice for anyone looking to start a social software implementation in the enterprise: skip the pilot. Posted by: Stewart Mader | August 31, 2009 12:18 PM Thanks chiming in Stewart. Posted by: Kris Olsen | September 1, 2009 5:11 AM Hi Steven.
  • LIBRARYCLIPS.BLOGSOME.COM  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Community of Practice for Facilitators : pilot, adoption and participation
    You don’t need network effects for a group space to work, you just need willing and interested members…and in regards to a team, you need a task or issue to tackle where social tools will replace current tools. As I alluded to in my social PKM post, that a whole bunch of personally productive people does not make the organisation necessarily productive. Deployment team can get an idea of early good practices, codes of conduct, showcase examples. -
  • BLOGS.SALON.COM  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Google Wave (continued): The Conversation Becomes the Process, and Even the Product
    BLOG Google Wave (continued): The Conversation Becomes the Work-Product. product as representing " the wikification of conversation." Suppose we had done all of this in 2011 instead of 2009. First, here's a typical commercial organization's new product development process, the old way and the new way: Project Phase. 2009 Process. Selecting project team. Project director hand-picks team of employees. Production. 2009 Process.
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Lencioni is a fun speaker
    They have high morale, high productivity, low turnover (among people who fit). The bulk of Lencioni's discussion was around his books on The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (and how to change it), and 3 Signs of a Miserable Job. Trust is the basis of a well-functioning team and without it all sorts of unhappy things result. Lencioni focused on the idea that teams have to have "vulnerability trust" - enough trust to be able to say "I need help" or "I was wrong" or "I don't know."
  • FUTURE OF WORK  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] New Book on Cost-Efficient, Sustainable Facility Practices to Debut at World Workplace
    We are very pleased to share the following special announcement from the IFMA Foundation (Charlie and I authored one chapter of the book and did much of the production and quality-control editing): **. 11, 2009) — The IFMA Foundation is pleased to announce a new publication detailing how facility professionals can immediately cut operating costs, institute sustainable building practices and gain a voice in the strategic facility decisions made within their organizations.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Implementing Enterprise Wikis at Océ
    It has four main sections: expertise wikis, department wikis, product wikis and project wikis. The product and project wikis were moved out the R&D wikis to provide greater access. When these wikis were integrated they discovered a number of teams working on similar efforts that were not fully aware of this. These teams were able to share useful information and learn from each other.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Implementing Enterprise Wikis at Océ
    It has four main sections: expertise wikis, department wikis, product wikis and project wikis. The product and project wikis were moved out the R&D wikis to provide greater access. When these wikis were integrated they discovered a number of teams working on similar efforts that were not fully aware of this. These teams were able to share useful information and learn from each other.
  • WWW.THOUGHTFARMER.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] 8 Tips for a Successful Social Intranet Pilot - Intranet Blog - ThoughtFarmer
    Skip to Main Navigation Skip to Content ThoughtFarmer Love your intranet Contact Us Support Login Call now: 1-888-694-3999 North America 1-650-648-9599 International Home Product Features Clients Blog About Us Signup for Demo ThoughtFarmer Blog 8 Tips for a Successful Social Intranet Pilot Chris | August 26th, 2009 4 Comments » Prior to a company-wide deployment of a new intranet, many companies conduct a pilot with an initial group of users. Monday, June 1, 2009 Enterprise 2.0
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Working and Learning Together
    The key point of the HBR article is that Return on Assets have diminished over the past several decades, in spite of increases in productivity. For instance, when an organization tries to improve cycle times in a manufacturing process, it finds far more value in problem solving shaped by the diverse experiences, perspectives, and learning of a tightly knit team (shared through knowledge flows) than in a training manual (knowledge stocks) alone.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Welcome to Publishing Waterloo, NYT and WSJ
    We all love our teams - The Giants, the 49ers, the colleges (Cal, Stanford in the main), and the Sharks. If the WSJ and/or the NYT can create a "local" edition that *owns* these stories and tells them in a way that makes them meaningful to Bay area residents in a way that transcends traditional local blandishments, I can see a pretty strong audience developing for the product.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Google Docs and Google Groups Come Together: It’s a Good Thing
    Replacing PM Tools for Small Teams. There are a lot of online project management and collaboration tools available free online that do the same sort of thing Google’s new sharing features do, but most of them are overkill for small team work. Say, for example, that you’re tasked with forming a small team at work with three or four people. The entire purpose of your team is to draft a new statement of purpose for your annual holiday dinner and year-end review.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Is Twitter Like Going Out for a Smoke?
    Yesterday I wrote about Learning to be Productive at the Water Cooler based on a post by Arie Goldshlager and a study by MIT’s Alex Pentland and Benjamin Waber. The quick answer, water cooler discussions increase productivity and Twitter is the new virtual water cooler. Eric, a team member, “was always more informed than anyone else. He was our eyes and ears, and was invaluable to the team.”.
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] 10 Signs You Dont Really Know Microsoft Project - Knowledge Jolt with Jack
    Its much better to status the project regularly and keep in communication with the team on what activities are active in the current time period. Productivity, Motivation & Happiness October 28, 2007 6:28 PM Leah said: Projjex.com is a great new site that does a fabulous job of collaboration. February 19, 2009 4:08 PM Scott said: Your reasoning for #6 does not convince me. June 3, 2009 3:13 PM Rob Dudley said: I agree with all but #4.
  • WWW.WIRED.COM  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Wikipedia to Color Code Untrustworthy Text
    I started to think there has to be some way to give people an incentive to behave in a more productive way,” he said. In addition, because the product hasn’t been tested in large numbers of real users, Chi said he’s not convinced that users will find it helpful. The Wiki Lab researchers also worried about their product detracting from the Wikipedia experience, so they designed it to be as unobtrusive as possible. Wired.com © 2009 Condé Nast Digital.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] My App Gap Posts for August 2009
    In this case, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Novell Teaming 2 Brings a Richer Collaboration Feature Se t Here are my App Gap posts for August. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, sponsored by QuickBase, The posts began toward the end of January 2008. Below are the ones for June. There will be more in September.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Team Effect: Visual Project Management
    Team Effect jokingly calls its competition the “the vast swathe of online task lists…and Basecamp clones&# that make up the current market for project management solutions. The claim is that, unlike its competitors, Team Effect is “fun to use.&# I won’t go that far, but the Team Effect web interface and interactive Gantt-style calendar — the main selling point of the app — are visually appealing and relatively easy to use.
  • WWW.SLATE.COM  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Why corporate IT should unchain our office computers. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
    25, 2009, at 6:40 PM ET During a town hall meeting for State Department workers last month, an employee named Jim Finkle asked Hillary Clinton a very important question : "Can you please let the staff use an alternative Web browser called Firefox?" Heres why: The restrictions infantilize workers—they foster resentment, reduce morale, lock people into inefficient routines, and, worst of all, they kill our incentives to work productively. 27, 2009 Unchain the Office Computers!
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] NTRsupport Slims Down for Independent IT Pros
    Unlike the full NTRsupport Ultimate product I reviewed earlier this year , Support Pro is slimmed down and optimized for the solo support professional. I was impressed with the Ultimate product then, but ultimately it proved to be too much for a small shop. This product cuts out the stuff I don’t need and focuses on usability and portability. The features that are excluded are the ones that cater to the larger teams, or enterprise installations.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Grasshopper: A Business-oriented Virtual Phone System
    I’ve recently taken one such product, Grasshopper (formerly GotVMail), for a spin, and was impressed by it. Alternatively, one can create a “call-routing&# extension that distributes calls equally across multiple extensions (useful for multi-person sales or support teams). Its feature set makes it a worthy competitor in a field with many good products.
  • BLOGS.ZDNET.COM  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] 14 Reasons Why Enterprise 2.0 Projects Fail
    via: Mobile RSS Email Alerts Bios: Dion’s Bio August 21st, 2009 14 Reasons Why Enterprise 2.0 But occasionally some of them will hit on the right formula, reach a critical mass of participation, break out of their team or department, and begin drawing in the rest of the organization. Read The nine worst social media failures of 2009 by Jennifer Leggio.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] IFLA report: Libraries promoting twenty-first century literacies (1)
    She also showed a video of the Mindspot project in Aarhus, which is a youth library project, which includes young people (“mindspotters”) as part of the team. He also referred to Foucault’s conceptins of “technologies” - of power, self, production ands sign systems, and that these can be interpreted in terms of the library user’s needs. Another report from the IFLA/ World Library and Information Conference taking place in Milan, Italy.
  • WWW.IKIW.ORG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] 8 Things You Can Do With an Enterprise Wiki
    wiki adoption strategies Wiki tools Wiki Uses Wikipatterns book Wikipatterns.com Wikipedia Aug 21, 2009 8 Things You Can Do With an Enterprise Wiki John Mancini of AIIM published my article 8 Things You Can Do With an Enterprise Wiki , on his Digital Landfill blog. Meeting Agendas Instead of emailing your meeting agenda as an attachment, put it on a wiki page and email a link to the page to your team.
  • WWW.NETWORKWORLD.COM  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Enterprise Web 2.0 Fundamentals - Delivering Business Value | NetworkWorld.com Community
    to business, saying “this second phase of the Internet will drive the industry for the next decade from an innovation, productivity, personalization and process change perspective.” Susan joined Cisco in 2000 and, as a member of technical staff, helped to establish the Sales IT Partner Architecture Team and led Ciscos Enterprise Architecture Standards and Governance program for five years. Fundamentals , is the July, 2009, book giveaway selection for Cisco Subnet.
  • ENTERPRISE2BLOG.COM  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Enterprise 2.0 Blog » Blog Archive » Enterprise 2.0 Dark Horse: blueKiwi
    Aug 4th, 2009 | Susan Scrupski Enterprise 2.0 In short, the product has all the bells and whistles, but it has even more than I’ve seen from most social platforms. Dark Horse: blueKiwi&# # Gerald on 04 Aug 2009 at 9:38 am Susan hi, My name is Gerald and I work for blueKiwi. Conference , an event focusing on social tools and technologies that help make companies more creative, agile and productive.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Corporate Web Site Blocking & Monitoring: Best Practices?
    The University of Melbourne found that workers who are allowed to surf the web for fun at work were actually nine percent more productive than those who weren’t. Well, it turns out that monitoring your employees (the way most employers do it) is similarly detrimental to productivity. A huge, and sometimes daunting, part of our job as product developers is to educate employers on what works, what’s ethical and what kind of expectations are reasonable for web workers.
  • WWW.ELEARNING30.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future
    It’s a fairly new practice where sciences are concerned, due mostly to it previously being physically impossible, but scientists predict it to have possible applications ranging widely from medicine to electronics and even new forms of energy production. New engineers with fresh outlooks are greatly needed to help develop more effective wind turbines, more compact solar panels, safer atomic fission, and the next big thing in energy production. Seed Production Technician.
  • WWW.THECONTENTECONOMY.COM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] The Content Economy: Why McAfees definition of Enterprise 2.0 is flawed
    Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Why McAfees definition of Enterprise 2.0 boosting productivity, innovation etc. August 18, 2009 11:13 AM Oscar Berg said. August 18, 2009 11:20 AM Anne Marie McEwan said. " Well, it is a start :-) August 18, 2009 11:22 AM Oscar Berg said. Most customers I work with are striving to be more responsive, innovative and flexible in addition to being productive and efficient. August 18, 2009 11:29 AM Fredrik Matheson said.
  • WWW.ALTIMETERGROUP.COM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Announcing my next book « Altimeter Group : Digital Strategy by Charlene Li, co-author of “Groundswell”
    Blog Consulting Speaking Calendar Media Room About Contact Subscribe: RSS Email Altimeter Group “Mistakes in social media are inevitable – after all, you’re building relationships and what relationship is perfect?” - Charlene Li Where to find me Twitter Facebook page LinkedIn profile The Altimeter August 18th, 2009 Announcing my next book I got the itch again and will be working on my next book over the next few months. Ryan Zuk Tuesday, August 18th 2009 at 1:19 pm Sounds very interesting.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] What's Up With Feedburner?
    SO I asked my crack engineering team to try and make sense of it. It feels like a dead product. For the best few days, I've been trying to edit the settings in my Feedburner account - the RSS feeds service that was once so useful, but since its purchase by Google, seems to have languished.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Work 2.0
    I have little doubt that industrial management and all that it has created (chain of command, human resources, line & staff, production, etc.) Here are some suggestions: Think and act at a macro level (what to do) and leave the micro (how to do it) to each worker or team. are the wrong models for the emerging, networked workplace.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Eight Issues to Consider in Your Enterprise’s Internal Social Software Policy
    I remember that some clients of my former employer required all presentations and discussions to use a pseudonym for the client, even when the project team was the only audience for them. 9: Productivity impact - This remains an issue inside the enterprise. Tech Republic recently posted on 10 things you should cover in your social networking policy.
  • WWW.USEIT.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Social Networking on Intranets (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
    Jakob Nielsen sAlertbox, August 3, 2009: Social Networking on Intranets Summary: Community features are spreading from "Web 2.0" Research across 14 companies found that many are making productive use of social intranet features. Thus, in actual projects, teams focus on tweaking tools and building connections among them. > Other Alertbox columns (complete list) > Sign up for newsletter that will notify you of new Alertboxes Copyright © 2009 by Jakob Nielsen.
  • WWW.SOCIALTEXT.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Six Steps to Successful Enterprise Collaboration Implementation
    Team which is responsible for all aspects of post-sale customer. enterprise collaboration solution is a group productivity product vs. a personal productivity. product, and as such large-scale adoption is critical to success. A group productivity product. It happens when users want to use the product, and. A short list of the product capabilities most critical to adoption success is outlined in this. Six Steps to Successful.
  • WWW.BUSINESS-STRATEGY-INNOVATION.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Blogging Innovation: Is Innovation Helped or Hurt by Self-Censorship? - Latest innovation articles, videos, and insights
    "Blogging innovation and marketing insights for the greater good" Blogging Innovation Home Services Case Studies News Book List About Us Videos Contact Us Blog A leading innovation and marketing blog from Braden Kelley of Business Strategy Innovation Sunday, August 02, 2009 Is Innovation Helped or Hurt by Self-Censorship? Here in 2009, an array of tools are available for filtering contributions.
  • BLOGS.ZDNET.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Can social business software transform people into a "platform"? | Tom Foremski: IMHO | ZDNet.com
    BNET Business Network: BNET TechRepublic ZDNet ZDNet Members Login Newsletters Site Assistance RSS Feeds Home News & Blogs Videos White Papers Downloads Reviews Popular Tom Foremski: IMHO Tom Foremski Get Tom Foremski: IMHO via: Mobile RSS Email Alerts Bios: Tom’s Bio August 12th, 2009 Can social business software transform people into a "platform"? On UrbanBaby: Nanny vs. Daycare. Discuss!
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] What Does It Take to Run a Virtual Team?
    As more and more companies and teams are going strictly virtual, there are a whole new set of issues to consider and challenges to address. Using my own virtual social media marketing team as an example, I’ve identified a number of needs that require some kind of technology solution, but at the moment, we are “patchwork quilting&# our tech infrastructure to accommodate all of our needs. Here are some needs virtual teams face daily: Communications.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Winners of Our WinAutomation Competition
    To get a chance to win, you had to state how you would use WinAutomation to boost your productivity. After much deliberation, Jag Foo and the WinAuatomation team have selected the three winners, Alex, Mark P. Last week, we ran a competition to win a copy of WinAutomation 3.0 Professional Edition. and Alison Cross. Foo noted that as many of the answers were very detailed, selecting the winners was difficult and all of the entries deserve credit.
  • WWW.SOCIALTEXT.COM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] SocialText echo360 case
    Sales Buy Try Marketing Collaboration Case Study: Echo360 Ross Mayfield August 11, 2009 - 9:46 AM Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) Creating a new product category isnt something that emerges magically from napkins and whiteboards. Not only must the marketing team collaborate effectively, but it requires alignment with sales, continuous feedback from the field and iterative learning for entire organization.
  • WWW.SOCIALTEXT.COM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] SocialText - The C.R.M Iceberg and Social Software
    Iceberg and Social Software Ross Mayfield August 11, 2009 - 11:00 AM Comments (1) | TrackBacks (0) The design of the R.M.S. Traditionally, a campaign does this by forming a news clipping team of about ten people who source by reading a lot and apply an editorial process to produce a briefing book. The benefits of being able to get answers from people without substantially decreasing productivity is hard to measure, but should be clear. Sales Buy Try The C.R.M
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Our Office: Working Together in a Tight Space
    I shouldn’t have been surprised — I’d told her earlier in the week that we might become more productive if we work near each other. In fact, I believed we were going to be more motivated and productive. The workaround to this issue is to know your priorities as a team and as individuals. Asking out loud worked at first, but during peak productive moments we’d rather work uninterrupted.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Web Apps for Building Business Partnerships and Referrals
    Increasingly, web workers are finding ways to establish powerful partnerships with vendors that offer products or services that compliment their own. Similarly to PartnerUp you can also join or create groups (called teams in this app). As a matter of fact, the only fee is for unlimited team members (the first three are free). Thanks to the web, the old adage that there’s strength in numbers has never been more true than now.
  • VIZTHINK BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] VizThink & Visual Thinking in ‘Associations Now’ Magazine
    I encountered issues with gel ink reacting less than smoothly with my paper and pencil graphite lines, but thankfully, I was able to work through those issues and ink out the cover for production. Photoshop Production. Once I was pleased with the final illustration, I scanned it into my MacBook and began preparing the final art for production in Photoshop. Once the art was finalized, I shipped source artwork off for production.
  • VIZTHINK BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] VizThink & Visual Thinking in ‘Associations Now’ Magazine
    I encountered issues with gel ink reacting less than smoothly with my paper and pencil graphite lines, but thankfully, I was able to work through those issues and ink out the cover for production. Photoshop Production. Once I was pleased with the final illustration, I scanned it into my MacBook and began preparing the final art for production in Photoshop. Once the art was finalized, I shipped source artwork off for production.
  • ANECDOTE   |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] KM Australia
    Roberto's approach seemed different because senior folk were using the network graphs on a regular basis to decide who would be on what team, where learning efforts should be focussed and who might succeed another based on capabilities. You can imagine my surprise when on day 1 of the conference I found myself sitting at the same table as Dan Kirsch. I've never met Dan.
  • BLOGS.ZDNET.COM  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Assessing the Enterprise 2.0 marketplace in 2009: Robust and crowded | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com
    via: Mobile RSS Email Alerts Bios: Dion’s Bio July 29th, 2009 Assessing the Enterprise 2.0 I’ve also included a pretty comprehensive map of the marketplace for 2009 as defined by the products that are available today (or are highly anticipated and soon to be released, such as Google Wave.) This means that the majority of these products will likely be around for the medium to long-term. More startup products made it into the Enterprise 2.0 products.
  • WWW.GILYEHUDA.COM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Lessons from “Why Software Sucks” about terminology.
    by Gil Yehuda on July 17, 2009 Recently, many in the E2.0 Most other soft goals — like improve employee satisfaction, be more productive, modernize the intranet — are too squishy to get funded these days. Tagged as: adoption , collaboration , Enterprise 2.0 , expert , vendor , workplace 10 Tweets { 19 comments… read them below or add one } 1 Susan Scrupski July 17, 2009 at 8:18 pm You’re right, Gil. Home About Services Are you a vendor?
  • SOCIALCOMPUTINGJOURNAL.COM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Enterprise 2.0: Culture Is as Culture Does | SocialComputingJournal.com
    Culture Is as Culture Does Tuesday, July 14, 2009; Posted: 10:59 AM - by Hutch Carpenter Related Links New Study Finds Grassroots Enterprise Social Media Often Works Best Enterprise 2.0 Senior sponsor: After the launch, the pilot team attracts the interest of a senior manager. How to Integrate Social Media into Product Marketing The Ways Enterprise 2.0 TOPICS Blogs & Blogging Collaboration Tools Conferences CXO Viewpoint e2tv Enterprise 2.0 From the Editor Government 2.0
  • WWW.THEAPPGAP.COM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Enterprise 2.0 Adoption Best Practices from Yakabod | The AppGap
    About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter + sponsored by QuickBase 7 Tips for improving productivity through web-based software Enterprise 2.0 Adoption Best Practices from Yakabod by Bill Ives July 30, 2009 at 3:33 am · Filed under Web 2.0 Their flagship product is the Yakabox Knowledge Network. I looked around the Yakabod site and wondered how evolved the “social networking&# part of their product is.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] How I use social media | Full Circle Associates
    I find I now attract clients with whom I am a good fit and avoid those that would not create a productive partnership. She wrote: ED-MEDIA 2009 « Lisa’s (Online) Teaching Blog My first technology-related experience, however, was on the plane getting here from San Diego. Share and Enjoy: 39 responses so far 39 Responses to “How I use social media&# # Howard Rheingold on 04 Aug 2009 at 1:27 pm Simply brilliant, Nancy. Nancy White on 04 Aug 2009 at 3:45 pm Thanks guys!
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] The Content Conundrum
    Recognizing The Problem — The Content Gap There’s often an unsettling discrepancy between the stakeholder approved wireframes and visual comps and the actual product in production. What you’re seeing in production environments now holds the real content. The image on the left represents a screen shot of the approved design that was delivered to the production team.
  • ABOVEANDBEYONDKM.COM  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] A Pirate’s Approach to E2.0
    July 2009 (12) June 2009 (15) May 2009 (8) April 2009 (13) March 2009 (10) February 2009 (14) January 2009 (18) December 2008 (21) November 2008 (22) October 2008 (25) September 2008 (24) August 2008 (10) July 2008 (14) June 2008 (16) May 2008 (18) April 2008 (22) March 2008 (12) February 2008 (13) January 2008 (3) Facebook NetworkedBlogs Blog: Above and Beyond KM Topics: knowledge management , social media , law firm Follow my blog Recent Posts Do They Give You Eggs for E2.0?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] 5 Most Popular Posts on WebWorkerDaily This Week
    We’re looked at the productivity benefits of using more than one screen before, but Sam asks: are two enough? Building a Team With Inexperienced Online Freelancers. Just in case you missed any of them, here are the five most popular posts on WebWorkerDaily this week: Multiple-Monitor Setups: Are Two Enough? Working with inexperienced freelancer brings a new set of challenges — Celine explains how to get them up to speed. 32 Ways to Use Facebook for Business.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] E2.0 Blogcast: July 31, 2009
    Because our financial mechanisms aren’t focused on such things, I’d contend that this is a huge issue that kills productivity and adds to project failure. I’d also contend that if HR wanted to really add value they’d be heavier on ‘behavioral’ consultants to bring into teams. “Once you have been part of an Agile team it is hard, maybe impossible, to go back to a dysfunctional team. …How Knowledge Must Be Applied.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Where Knowledge Management Has Been and Where It Is Going- Part Three
    Examples of adaptive challenges are, organizations that have merged and now must create a new and joint culture; hospital systems faced with an interminable nursing shortage; the anticipated retirement of thousands of workers in the government sector; and companies that, in order to survive, must change from selling products to service. InnoCentive claims to make available “160,000 of the brightest minds to help you build a better product.”
  • TRANSPARENT OFFICE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] The Five Forces of Enterprise 2.0 Adoption
    Impact - The tools make teams and individuals more productive. What makes individuals and organizations embrace Enterprise 2.0? There's a friendly but sharp ideological debate playing itself out on Twitter, the blogosphere, and in conference breakout sessions. I think it's confused.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Creating Stellar Learning
    Whether you’re creating products for commercial sale, or solutions for internal or external partners, you want to take your learning experience design to the next level. Ideally, you’d have a team with a shared understanding of what really good learning is composed of and looks like. Look, I’ve worked numerous times on projects where I’ve helped teams understand the principles, refine their processes, and yielded far better outcomes than you usually get.
  • KMEDGE.ORG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Key Points from "Flirting with Disaster"
    The most difficult challenge for any leadership team is learning from experience (like After Action Reviews) without defensiveness and denial. Much of chapter 12's advice for leaders is overly simplistic and of little practical value to those trying to resolve key moral ethical dilemmas they face in pursuing safety while try to do real work (ship a product, meet a deadline, etc.). Normal. false. false. false. MicrosoftInternetExplorer4.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Building a Team With Inexperienced Online Freelancers
    I was recently asked to manage a team of graphic designers, all of them fresh graduates with hardly any professional experience. Always eager to help, I accepted the opportunity, knowing that it would be challenging and educational, for both myself and the team. If your team of newbies is perceptive enough, they can spot these flaws for you. Prepare a document showing the ideal work process, including the roles of each team member.
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Part 2 - Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin
    Mary finds out that her area (as well as others in marketing and product development), are part of a “Corporate Facebook” pilot. In particular, she joins a marketing community and a product development community. However, in the product development community the reaction is very different. Several lead product developers end up following Mary’s blog that she sets up to capture information from her call center activities. Part 1 is here.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Constraints and innovation - is there a silver lining?
    First, he offers way to attend to the external environment and potential customers that make it more likely to find or generate new product and service ideas. These include paying more attention to less-demanding rather than more demanding customers to identify markets where your current products are overkill and a simpler product or service would represent a real opportunity. The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times , Anthony, Scott D.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Bantam Live: A Social Project Management Dashboard
    Many of them have the ability to share files, to provide instant updates on what you’re doing, to assign tasks to team members — but one feature that I’ve been looking for just hasn’t made it into many of the tools I’ve tried. Whether you’re building a web site or selling a product, you never do it in a vacuum. The learning curve for using Bantam Live is very shallow, making it a practical system to use for short-lived teams.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Insights from Social Media Strategies event
    The Cascade team engaged in a social media 101 session with Edelman PR, and worked out what to do. This was the first time the Fosters Group had engaged in social media, so there was much nervousness, with the legal team seeing the strategy as high risk. They use their community on Facebook, Twitter, and their own website to get feedback on any ideas they have for products and engaging their community. Today The Insight Exchange ran its Social Media Strategies event.
  • WWW.SPRING.ORG.UK  |  SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Social Psychology of Groups | PsyBlog
    Another social psychology pioneer, Max Ringelmann , found in the 1890s that participants in a tug o war only put in half as much effort when they were in a team of 8 than when they were on their own. Social Loafing: When Groups Are Bad for Productivity Can the Unconscious Outperform the Conscious Mind?
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Pistachio Consulting’s Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison
    The communications and collaboration potential these tools have for leveraging personal and team effectiveness is dramatic. The applications are inexpensive to run, save travel, lost time, email and other costs, unlock latent value and hidden knowledge, and increase employee productivity, motivation, retention and career opportunities. Nineteen micro-sharing applications are reviewed and compared in Pistachio Consulting ’s E nterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] ROI Found Here: Online Customer Service Communities
    Natalie and her team spoke with some of these early adopters, and concludes that many are delivering an attractive ROI within “a short period of time while delivering better customer experiences.&#. In one of his more recent posts, FastForward colleague Jon Husband urges organizations to look past traditional return on investment (ROI) measures in today’s Enterprise 2.0 organization, because there are many intangibles that bring value to the organization.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] A-Space (Facebook-like) Is Making a Difference Across the U.S. Intelligence Community
    This report provides an overview of an exploratory scientific, qualitative study conducted by the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Knowledge Laboratory in April- June of 2009. The most productive network relationships for gaining unique or novel ideas are not the close relationships among an analyst’s teammates (what sociologists call strong ties) because team/division members tend to have redundant knowledge.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Can 20 folks Make Bing? Nah.
    And I've spent a fair amount of time with the team behind Bing, and I think Microsoft is equally serious about this effort. Cringely continues with what struck me as a very misinformed statement: The engineering teams for any of these products are, at most, 20 to 30 people.Bing hasn’t a hope of toppling Google as the premier search engine and Microsoft knows it. Did Microsoft really make Bing with a team of 20-30 folks?!
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Cisco: Great Expectations But "Where's The (Collaboration) Beef"?
    While the media stories below fail to provide detailed product guidance as to where Cisco is going, the information does provide interesting insight as to how Cisco’s leadership team thinks about collaboration, cloud computing, and other market initiatives. First, the good news: The company and its senior leadership team have done a very good job of selling the vision and marketing what solutions is has today as collaboration.
  • JOINING DOTS: BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Newsletter - June 2009
    A selection of news and links captured during June 2009, organised under the usual headings of systems and what makes them: people, information and technology Systems A good definition of a network.success can easily compound into runaway growth (and vice versa.) High court refuses to protect anonymity of blogger - social media clashes with the legal system IBM launches social network for partners after successful tests Inside IDEO - how does the process of designing a better product work?
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] CubeTree Engages Its User Community in Product Development
    Carlin said they also want to be very efficient with their money so they have adopted a lean approach with small teams and many iterations. They minimize meetings and are careful with team dynamics. We discussed how people issues determine a large part of developer productivity. They will shift teams around as they go through the short iteration cycles to maximize this compatibility. Every team has someone with user experience skills and with visual design skills.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] 2.0 is von Hippel Thinking
    In the information age, the medium of production and delivery are bits/bytes. discussions is that they cannot separate the product/service from the medium which facilitates the interaction. The design team was operating off of a number of facts that were not false, but weren’t exactly as they interpreted them. Another testament to the hidden productivity drains of large initiatives; the antithesis of 2.0.].
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Free Online Conference – Future of Learning - Incredible Speakers
    Amit Garg discussing where his innovation team is focusing. What business models, products, companies should we be watching? Josh, a long time analyst and source for trends in learning product and market data, trends and expert advice, will provide us with perspectives on what’s going on. This is probably the last update on the upcoming online conference. We are finally announcing the speakers and a bit more about what they will be discussing. You won't want to miss this.
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Information overload 201 - Knowledge Jolt with Jack
    Ive seen many organizations where the team cant agree on anything, but they never actually talk to each other. By Jack Vinson on May 25, 2009 6:35 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) 5 Comment(s) Joining Dots said: I would start by making it clear that information overload is a perception, not a real problem. May 26, 2009 4:52 AM Joitske Hulsebosch said: I like your points, they are getting to the heart of what makes it problematic for people.
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Feeling the Heat: The Effects of Performance Pressure on Teams' Knowledge Use and Performance
    Worth reading (especially if you have a techno-centric view of collaboration) - additional information and download information on the HBS Working Knowledge site: Executive Summary: Why do teams often fail to use their knowledge resources effectively even after they have correctly identified the experts among them? Team process is important in enabling organizations to harness knowledge resources for the benefit of maintaining strong relations with their clients.
  • BLOGS.HARVARDBUSINESS.ORG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] How to Ask Better Questions - Management Essentials - HarvardBusiness.org
    These might be questions they posed in the past year that led to new ideas and solutions for the company or questions they would like to ask you during the review to boost their own effectiveness and that of the unit or team. Just as important, it is up to you as the leader to model the question-asking approach so that your team, in turn, will employ it with their own reports. If, for example, a product isnt selling, you may assume that its because of a flawed marketing program.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Manage Technical Document Reviews With LiveTechDocs
    Editor’s note: With this post, we welcome Will Kelly to the WebWorkerDaily team. The product is available in a few different flavors: Free Edition with only one project and a reduced number of users. Such an audit trail is critical for geographically dispersed teams seeking to improve their document review cycles. Will is a technical writer, analyst and consultant living and working in the Washington, D.C.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Work Smarter Using iPhone Push Notifications
    Figures,&# and wash your hands of me, but I beg you to bear with me and learn the reason for my latest team change. The iPhone has taken the place of an entire screen in my current home office configuration, freeing up a whole display for more productive use. In the past I’ve been known to speak rashly. I actually declared the BlackBerry the victor in matters of mobile device web working, but a recent development in the iPhone world has me wanting to recant.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] A list of business applications for blogging in the enterprise
    The structure of a blog is well suited for project team members to share current activities with RSS updates and ability to discuss issues as they occur. Writing relevant blogs enables companies to engage in conversations with customers or potential customers about their interests and issues, both building goodwill and generating insights into how best to serve that community, including new product ideas. We're getting a great response to our Implementing Enterprise 2.0 report.
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] The Bamboo Project Blog: Information Literacy and Habits of Mind
    Flickr photo via vaxZine July 07, 2009 in learning | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Information Literacy and Habits of Mind : Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. Catchya later from Middle-earth Posted by: Ken Allan | July 08, 2009 at 05:32 AM Great unpacking and amplification, Michele.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] EasyProjects.net: Does It Live Up to Its Name?
    Entry is a snap, too, so even team members who maybe aren’t used to detailed project management practices should have no trouble ramping up. It looks like in this case, at least, first impressions definitely weren’t indicative of how good the product would ultimately be. Generally speaking, a worthwhile project isn’t easy. That said, the process can be made a little easier by using good project management software.
  • WORK LITERACY  |  MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Deliberate Practice - Cloud Worker - Collaboration - Work Literacy - June 2009
    June 2009. Collaborative Networks vs Social Networks - Collaboration 2.0 , June 8, 2009. Building an open source stack for social software - The FASTForward Blog , June 1, 2009. Productivity in a Networked Era – Assessing ROII (Return on Investment in Interaction) - Wirearchy , June 27, 2009. Learning and micro-blogging - Harold Jarche , June 24, 2009. Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide - The FASTForward Blog , June 22, 2009.
  • WWW.GILYEHUDA.COM  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Post #e2conf thoughts – installment 4.
    by Gil Yehuda on July 2, 2009 In this installment, I’ll talk about some of the vendors I met at the Enterprise 2.0 Speaking of SharePoint, I had a nice time catching up with Christian Finn and Venky from the SharePoint team at Microsoft. I met them earlier this year when they gave me a day-long briefing into the future directions of the product (sorry, details are under NDA). And their products will benefit greatly by the insight they gathered.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] The New is not “Self Evident” Nor is it found at the Centre - The Disruptive Media lives in Philadelphia
    It broadcasts a stream of 5-minute programs, many made by MiND’s staff producers, some made by members of the public who attend MiND’s production Boot Camps. So I booked my flight and flew down to see Howard and his team. First of all, MiND employs a production staff drawn from the public and not from the priesthood. One thing I know is true- real innovation - the disruptive idea that declares independence from the old system - can only happen at the edge.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] How Well Do You Listen and Respond?
    Many of us, particularly freelancers, don’t have teams of people responsible for customer service and support to help make sure that we are listening to our customers, potential customers and industry experts. If I put the responses off and do them in batches, I am probably more productive, but I run the risk of missing opportunities or forgetting to respond. Written by Dawn Foster.
  • CONVERSATION MATTERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] The Problem and the Fix for the US Intelligence Agencies' Lessons Learned
    Projects, teams, change initiatives, and strategic operations rarely pause to consider what they have learned from their actions. Although content review procedures are in place for IC analytic assessments, few, if any, processes are in place to reflect upon the effectiveness of the analytic production process. Without such reflection the production methodology does not get updated nor can it benefit from best practices discovered during the production process.
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Communicate The Mission In Turbulent Times
    Threshold, Spring 2009, [link]. billion investment in research and development -- increasing agricultural productivity, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and protecting lives. When we have an aligned team that understands" very clearly what the goals and the tradeoffs are, "that's when things can absolutely happen," Kullman said.
  • CASELINES.BLOGSPOT.COM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Caselines: Day 4 of Enterprise 2.0 Boston: Lockheed Martin & Enterprise 2.0
    tools such as social bookmarking, blogs, wikis, discussion groups, weekly activity reporting, and personal/team spaces. Christopher Keohane, Unity Product Owner, Lockheed Martin Shawn Dahlen, Unity Program Manager, Lockheed Martin The goal of their "Unity" project was to bring social collaboration; "Express * Discover * Connect" [nice motto and branding!] Put together key messages and a product strategy. There are personal spaces and team spaces.
  • DINESHT.TYPEPAD.COM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Collaborative Enterprise: Enterprise 2.0 & The Flywheel
    « Organizational History & KM | Main June 28, 2009 Enterprise 2.0 & The Flywheel We seem to have come full circle in our debate around the impact of culture on Enterprise 2.0.   Make information sharing part of their annual review(my team reviews the employee’s contributions to our internal networkduring their annual assessment debrief).  Most importantly, production knowledge is viewed as the property of the network.
  • WWW.SOCIALTEXT.COM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] What grandaddy taught me about Information Flow
    Sales Buy Try What Grandaddy Taught Me About Information Flow Michael Idinopulos June 26, 2009 - 8:09 AM Comments (4) | TrackBacks (0) My grandfather never used computers, and he died when "wiki" was still just a word in Hawaiian. TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] 4 Comments Stewart Mader June 26, 2009 11:16 AM Michael, Very well said. EphraimJF June 26, 2009 3:20 PM Great post! Jim Benson June 29, 2009 2:10 PM Awesome Michael.
  • WWW.THECONTENTECONOMY.COM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 adoption
    Friday, June 26, 2009 The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 It doesnt mean that you have to allow every page to be editable by everyone, as Razorfish did, but can provide a more controlled environment that allows people to edit their teams areas. Kind regards, Amy Box.net June 27, 2009 2:59 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) About me Oscar Berg View my complete profile Disclaimer: This is a personal blog.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Using Wikis to Document UI Specifications
    Introduction The role of the interaction designer is to specify the interface’s behaviors and elements, so that engineers know what to build and how the product should operate. The documentation needs are often based on the size of the project, launch date, team dynamics, audience, technology, and the product development process. Description of the Problem There are many product development processes and one that has garnered much attention is agile.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] UI Pattern Documentation Review
    Development teams — usually incorporating a user experience specialist — then reference this documentation during implementation and upgrade processes. This synthesis process can result in widely-varying solutions to a single design problem across teams — especially when working with widely distributed and possibly culturally diverse groups. Introduction User interface (UI) patterns have the potential to make software development more efficient.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] A reader’s guide to Clay Christensen and disruptive innovation
    Christensen started with a more interesting, and ultimately more productive, question. On the other hand, the plans by themselves won’t guarantee that you can assemble a team with the necessary qualifications to execute the plan successfully. A dozen years ago, at the height of the dotcom boom, Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen published The Innovator’s Dilemma.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Cisco’s Take on Telecommuting and Productivity
    69 percent of the employees see increased productivity. Even when he goes into the office, most of his team meetings are conducted online using WebEx to accommodate employees working from other locations. Cisco has several products that are designed to make it easier for people to work remotely, so it’s clear the company has an interest in encouraging telecommuting. Written by Dawn Foster.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] How to Make Efficiency Infectious When Working With a Team
    From time to time, a lone teleworker finds herself working with a team. In these cases, a strong team dynamic is needed to make the project a success. The ideal team would be highly skilled, efficient, and have complementary working styles. Team members might even have contradictory work processes. What do you do to encourage the same or better efficiency in the other members of your team? You should point out how finishing a job early benefits team members.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] How to Use Audio Microblogging for Your Work
    Sound quality is fuzzy, so the quality of the phone connection definitely affects the end product. Internal Tutorials – One of the hardest things to do when training new people is to get consistent instructions down in writing and then get new hires or team members to actually read them and follow them. Written by Aliza Sherman. I’ve been struck by the recent proliferation of audio microblogging or micropodcasting (or micro audioblogging?) apps out there.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Stop Just Putting Out Fires, Start Really Working
    Editor’s note: With this post we welcome Amber Riviere to the WebWorkerDaily team. Think of those all-too-rare productive days that fall at the opposite end of the spectrum. So, how do you end the cycle of firefighting and have more of those productive days? Start off each day with a purpose and a plan so that you’re more productive and, in the end, more profitable. Written by Amber Riviere.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Socialtext Brings Enterprise-Level Software to the Masses
    Now, with Free 50, virtual teams of web workers can sign up for a free version of the hosted SaaS. The lack of multiple workspaces means that if you have anything that needs a more private, collaborative space away from other members of your team, or want to have separate workspaces for different projects, you’ll have to upgrade. If not, what are you using to provide more connectivity and internal communications for broadly distributed teams? Written by Aliza Sherman.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] Deloitte Study Warns About Social Networking Ethics
    Deloitte LLP’s 2009 Ethics & Workplace Survey ( PDF available here.) According to the Deloitte survey, 27% say that their executive team “regularly discusses how we can best leverage social networks to our advantage while mitigating risks.” Another 22% say their senior leadership team “addresses issues related to company-wide social networking.&#. approaches offer so much potential for employee productivity and organizational advancement.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
    [2009, Productivity] My Notes on Dion Hinchcliffe Enterprise 2.0 Conference Workshop – Part Two
    Giving more authority to people who fill potholes by providing them with all the data on their daily assignments increases morale and productivity as they will know the best way to complete the tasks. He added more adoption strategies: listen to users, simply the access and production of knowledge, develop a clear communication plan to promote the effort, involve all key stakeholers (but go slow on this), integrate all forms of communication, develop a clear motivation plan.
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