Google on collaboration – a new study

First published to Gigaom Research. Our customers often tell us that encouraging and enabling collaboration has dramatically improved their business. We decided to dig a little deeper by conducting some original cross-industry research that measures the power of workplace collaboration in concrete terms. This is how Google introduces the findings of its recent survey of […]

Talking garbage and the purpose of business

The third in a series on the topic of the purpose of business. Follows: What, exactly, is the purpose of business? An answer post-Drucker Debating the purpose of business Business exists to establish and drive mutual value creation. Steve Denning challenged this statement, preferring Drucker's assertion that the purpose of business is to create and […]

Debating the purpose of business

The second in a series on the topic of the purpose of business: What, exactly, is the purpose of business? An answer post-Drucker Debating the purpose of business Talking garbage and the purpose of business Steve Denning published an article to the Drucker Forum last week, How The Internet Is Forcing The Humanization Of Work, […]

More questions of influence – size and complexity

Phillip Casey, post-graduate student at Newcastle University, follows up our earlier Q&A with a couple more questions. Is influence harder to manage as an organisation grows in size? As before, beware the idea that influence can be managed per se. I'll assume you're referring to the considered design and monitoring of process, culture and operations […]

Deliberate and emergent, by design

I've been trying to reconcile the apparent tensions between the deliberate and emergent strategy schools of thought. After all, it's a fundamental question at the heart of organizational life today. Defining deliberate and emergent strategy The deliberate strategy process is the one with which most people are most familiar if only because it dominated 20th […]

Stowe Boyd’s manifesto and The People’s Front

Stowe Boyd recently published "A Manifesto For A Third Way Of Work" (although the title will change). The manifesto forms the basis of the book Stowe plans to write throughout 2014, crystallizing the perspectives and insight he has forged and assembled over the years. And if you've read Attenzi – a social business story then […]