Sustainability advocates need organizations without seams

Exit the industrial-age organizational model. And enter the current forces of globalization, resource scarcity, transparency and the continued imperative for innovation – issues and opportunities that aren’t confined to traditional organizational boundaries. Some of the greatest opportunities for businesses today lie on the “seams” of their organizational structures — whether among or between internal departments, or in the corporation’s relationships with its external stakeholders — Roberta Bowman, senior advisor to Duke Energy

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Move Over Entrepreneurs, Here Come The Intrapreneurs. In a world filled with fast-moving change, a large organization that becomes complacent and loses sight of the benefits of having an entrepreneurial streak built into their massive global systems can find themselves disrupted in short order.(via Logic Emotion)

Move Over Entrepreneurs, Here Come The Intrapreneurs. In a world filled with fast-moving change, a large organization that becomes complacent and loses sight of the benefits of having an entrepreneurial streak built into their massive global systems can find themselves disrupted in short order.(via Logic Emotion)

Indonesian farmers reaping social media rewards  
Half of Indonesia’s population of 230 million live off the land. Now, text messages can link rural farmers to markets, suppliers and other farmers, including the respected “senior farmers” in rural social networks.
via BBC News Business 

Indonesian farmers reaping social media rewards  

Half of Indonesia’s population of 230 million live off the land. Now, text messages can link rural farmers to markets, suppliers and other farmers, including the respected “senior farmers” in rural social networks.

via BBC News Business 


The Rise of Social Innovation - Innovation Excellence
Many different flavors of social collaboration explained in this paper provide an overview of the possible, the probable and the actual from a somewhat theoretical perspective. One interesting take-away: Social Innovation includes two directions, partnerships and revised value chains as well as “user integration” into product design.

The Rise of Social Innovation - Innovation Excellence

Many different flavors of social collaboration explained in this paper provide an overview of the possible, the probable and the actual from a somewhat theoretical perspective. One interesting take-away: Social Innovation includes two directions, partnerships and revised value chains as well as “user integration” into product design.

Enterprise social networks will evolve organically - The CIO Report - WSJ
Organizations have a wide variety of choices for social network software to foster collaboration, innovation, greater market share and higher margins. Actual success stories are harder to come by, and when they do, often take place almost organically, without a big technology push. But they often occur thanks to a shared service deployment led or supported by technology executives.
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Enterprise social networks will evolve organically - The CIO Report - WSJ

Organizations have a wide variety of choices for social network software to foster collaboration, innovation, greater market share and higher margins. Actual success stories are harder to come by, and when they do, often take place almost organically, without a big technology push. But they often occur thanks to a shared service deployment led or supported by technology executives.

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Facing a social crisis isn’t a question of if — it’s a matter of when. Companies are best prepared to deal with crises when they can rapidly identify emerging issues, coordinate internally on response, and communicate externally in a direct and conversational tone. While most organizations have established crisis response plans in place within the corporate communications or public affairs team, today’s challenge is being able to make sense of big data to identify emerging conversational hot spots.