Should Your Company Become a Holacracy?

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe.

With many eyes in the business world now watching the company-wide open experiment in next-generation business at Zappos that some have labelled a vital new management trend, we find it’s worth using this industry discussion to ask the question about how your organization is preparing the vital groundwork towards its future. For his part, Zappos… Read more »

The Strategic Role of Digital Networks in Corporate Leadership Today

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe.

While there are a number of key factors that help organizations create important new types of business results using enterprise social networks or online communities, leadership is almost always at the top of the list. There is no avoiding the fact that what executives and middle managers actually do when it comes to leadership with… Read more »

How Boards of Directors Can Prepare for Digital Transformation

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe.

The vast majority of top executives in the world’s leading organizations now believe that achieving digital transformation has become critical to their organizations for growth, sustainability, and even survivability according to an authoritative and widely respected survey by the MIT Sloan School of Management. The reasons for this are clear, as similar studies have shown… Read more »

What is Digital Business? Is it E-Commerce, the Collaborative Economy, or APIs? Yes.

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe.

Digital transformation has become one of the very top priorities for large organizations this year, as companies seek to adapt their products and services — even their very business models — to the modern marketplace. But literally reinventing a company, changing fundamentally how it engages with and delivers to the marketplace, is perhaps the single… Read more »

Digital Priorities for the C-Suite in 2015

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe.

Another year is upon us, even as many of us still seek to complete our digital priorities from 2014. For most CEOs and COOs — and especially CIOs/CDOs — 2015 will be a particularly interesting one as it’s largely a transition year for enterprise tech, making it challenging to jump to the next wave of… Read more »

How to Deliver on a Modern Enterprise Collaboration Strategy

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe.

One of the most significant challenges with digital collaboration in today’s large organization is the sheer degree of tool proliferation and channel fragmentation that is taking place. If you combine this trend with the reality that many new ways of working together in digital spaces provide most of their value only when used in very… Read more »

The Role of the CIO in Digital and Social Business Transformation

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe.

Research continues to show that one of the single most important activities that senior leaders can engage in — to drive real change and realize results with digital and social business — is to lead from the front. Of course, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to most business leaders. Yet we find it still… Read more »

Realizing Effective Digital Collaboration in the Enterprise

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe.

One of the scenarios we still see all too often these days is the broad — yet relatively unfocused — introduction of new general purpose collaboration tools to a largely unsuspecting enterprise workforce. Even though very few collaboration initiatives — social or otherwise — actually desire to pursue a “Field of Dreams” approach, this is… Read more »

Collaborative Performance Improvement: The Second Wave of the Contemporary Workforce

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe.

Over the last 10 years, enterprises have been inundated with an endless stream of new collaborative technologies. These have ranged from the high concept — enterprise social networks, co-created intranets, and related social business tools — to the merely incremental, such as unified communications, enterprise chat, improved content/document management systems, and now mobile collaboration. That… Read more »