Tag: innovation

Is there a better way to change an organisation’s culture?

Is there a better way to change an organisation’s culture?

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone seems to be doing it. I can’t think of a single organisation I’ve spoken to recently who doesn’t want to become more agile. Its a great sign, exciting things are on the horizon in our world of work and the economy as a whole. But changing an organisation’s culture, particularly when innovation has been […]

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Is innovation possible in big corporates?

Is innovation possible in big corporates?

| January 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

I had the privilege of presenting at the Change Management Institute’s conference, Getting to Change Agility, in Sydney this week on Social Business Change and how we can use emerging technologies to manage change better. After talking about the changing nature of the organisation, that business practices such as organisational structures and processes are barriers to change, […]

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Organising for the social marketplace of ideas aka Open Innovation

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

A current area of focus for The Work Foundation is how the UK develops a strategy for open innovation. They are building a new employer-led research programme to examine the effectiveness of innovation ecosystems within organisations. One key question which forms the basis of this new research is what strategies organisations need to adopt to […]

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Five enduring themes around social business that ensure its longevity

| February 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

This is again one of those blog posts done for personal reasons, to collect my thoughts and to reaffirm my inspiration but hopefully it resonates with readers. This post has been rumbling around in my head for some time but I was prompted to finally get it out there by a similar post from Susan […]

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Comparison of 100 Top Companies on Social Business and Innovation

| January 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

This post is inspired by an excellent post with a very similar title and purpose but different angle. Jay Baer just a few days ago looked at a Comparison of 100 Top Companies on Social Business and Corporate Culture. He took data from Dachis’ Social Business Index for the most social businesses and correlated it […]

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Social Business evidence mounting: best research, cases 2011

| January 11, 2012 | 14 Comments

Amongst the plethora of annual predictions that come out at this time of year, with some very worthy efforts, I thought it useful to look backward. I’ve listed some of the excellent articles, cases and research reports from the last year that show with mounting evidence, that the case for social business is mounting positively. […]

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10 Commandments for Social Business

10 Commandments for Social Business

| November 14, 2011 | 9 Comments

These are merely my views on what aspects of Social Business (see definition) are critical and should be taken into consideration before any initiative in this area, by an organisation of any kind is undertaken. I have looked at these before, each item in isolation at least, never before as an an entire list. I […]

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How to select and implement social software

| September 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

I was recently asked by a global financial services firm’s UK office (staff 4500 in UK) to conduct a robust evaluation/selection process for a new social idea management system. The system would replace one already in existence that was developed in-house and the main intention was to improve companywide innovation efforts. Alongside the final decision, […]

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Ideas – thin end of the Social Business wedge

Ideas – thin end of the Social Business wedge

| August 12, 2011 | 7 Comments

Based on recent work I have done for a client on evaluating and selecting an ideas management system (see blog posts: Idea Management – Evaluation I and Idea Management – Evaluation II), I am now more convinced of this point than ever. Note that in most cases, the systems and vendors I evaluated had an […]

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Idea Management – Evaluation II

| June 11, 2011 | 4 Comments

Now is the time, maybe mid-way into this process I started a while back and blogged about in the previous post, to provide an update. Please read the previous post first or this post wont make sense as I’m not going to reintroduce the topic. First off just to say how amazing it has been […]

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