According to a new survey,"stop making plans; start making decisions"by management consulting firm Marakon Associates, and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), companies following the traditional planning model - which is annual and focused on individual business units - make an average of only 2.5 major strategic decisions (those with the potential to increase annual company profits by 10% or more) a year.drupal website application development Open Source CMS connectedness employees strategy knowledge workers planning models business units strategic decisions planning communicatins
As any business person knows, connecting your offerings with buyers/customers - marketing - is how you stay in business. Seth Godin writes in a post, Bureaucracy = Death...
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Seth...I don't care if you're in radio, packaged goods, organized religion or an online merchant. If you're not saying yes to change, you're slowly losing whatever race you happen to be in.
I've strung together three posts that sum the dysfunctions of many organizations. They cover unhappy customers, employees and managers. What I don't get is the fact that many of these problems can be fixed. Dave Pollard offers several great ideas, so be sure to read his post.drupal website application development Open Source CMS employees collaboration marketing sales social software customer defection
Open source, like the blogosphere, is a grassroots (bottom up) movement. Try not to let the grassroots lull you into believing that it is about one or two people with an idea or cause. Today's grassroots ideas on the net become viral in days, scaling in volunteers (Seth, will you help us) to what would make any organization or marketeer cry for mercy or celebrate in the streets. But, that's not happening in most business organizations. Too bad.idea management Social Media Tools drupal website application development web design website development Open Source CMS sharing open source employees management xml connecting leadership OSCON grassroots human networks social communication recruiting talent bottom up interactions productivity user generated content
Grant McCracken from This Blog Sits at the Intersection of Anthropology and Economics has a post on "learning to live with complexity: marketing vs. OB" Grant starts out talking about the class system at Harvard, where he taught, and that the Marketing Unit ranks lower than Organizational Behavior or HROpen Source CMS employees marketing hr workforce individuality robots one-size-fits-all diversity human potential
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.Social Media Tools drupal website application development web design website development Open Source CMS sharing employees connecting tagging communities communications ideas orchestrating resources knowledge
People everywhere have mind-boggling ideas and compelling stories to tell. They want to improve themselves, their jobs, the world. We make it easy for people to give voice to their crazy ideas and to share their iridescent stories with others using enterprise web 2.0 and social software applications.
This is Open Innovation - What we've learned from the open-source movement and the blogospshere is that people want to contribute to endeavors of mutual benefit.drupal website application development Open Source CMS community software employees internal communications social media expertise locator open innonation platform sharing ideas frameworks
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.
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