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Courage in the Workplace - Constructive Opposition

As a consumer and producer I am responsible for what I believe, say and do. For example, as a producer, I sell services around open source software. I make claims that we guarantee those services using an agreed upon outline of the services to be provided. Are they 100% guaranteed? Hardly. The not so unusual thing is the companies we work with speak up when there are problems so we can fix them.

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Comparing Enterprise Blog Software

Note: Keep in mind that this information was published on 2005-08-05 - a lot has changed with what used to be called enterprise blogging software. These days, blogs, wikis, groups, forums, misc., are referred to as social software applications or web 2.0 technologies.

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Employee plots to Corporate Scenarios

To be clear in a complex world, the rational linear communicator is forced to either ridiculously oversimplify a situation or disappear into mumbo-jumbo bizspeak.

The reason org charts change so quickly is that linear representations of reality are at best temporary-and at worst, pure nonsense. Reality in the information age is nonlinear. Actually, reality has always been nonlinear but things used to move slowly enough that we could pretend like we lived in a linear and predictable world.

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PR - External & ER - Internal

Blogs are the New Press Releases by Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion offers his thoughts on press releases and wants to know yours. Judging by the comments on his post, I think Steve effectively demonstrates his third point on feedback.

1) RSS Will be Everywhere - By 2007 RSS will be considered an official disclosure point because you will instantaneously reach everyone at once. Today we all have a free wire distribution service on our desktops, thanks to RSS

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Maximize shared understanding.

Wouldn't that be something? If businesses sought ideas from multiple sources
– especially unconventional ones (like BLOGS!) that offer diversity and
independence - and blended and synthesized them with their own internal ideas.
Just think if they captured the company’s informal social network –
the daily problems, challenges, and opportunities that their employees, partners,
customers/clients, investors, et al face. Imagine if businesses let staffers
and outsiders blog on company and product news from their site. I mean, actually
listened, before a crisis, to the immediate feedback and responded. From real
people they could co-create innovative solutions to complex problems.

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Let's waste some time!

The days of slow change are over. In fact, the market place is moving faster than most businesses can adapt. Globalization, deregulation, transparency, aging boomers, and new communications methods are forcing businesses to adapt or perish.

How can you achieve muliple objectives under these conditions?

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