Tag Archives: Spontaneous Association

Social Media made practical for business

The use of Social Media in the workplace is still not prevalent at the core of operations. It is a simple, well know form of communication and yet its use in the workplace confounds many Executives. I’ve written quite a bit about the difficulties that traditional Enterprises (and most Enterprises are “traditional”) face in deploying the […]

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The HIVE Social Model

In previous articles (see here and here) we wrote a number of times about the notion of organizations operating in NOW Mode, an idea that seems appealing to many. But while people working in NOW Mode – uninterrupted flows of activity, virtually no accumulation and tremendous speed – is exciting, it is not clear for most how […]

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Virtual Supply Chains – fast, connected, collaborative

A year ago, I was interviewed by Professor Peter Carr from the University of Waterloo, on the subject of  social media and its impact on Supply Chains. Prof. Carr was kind enough to ask me wonderful questions and to give me the time and space to speak on some of my favorite subjects. Given the interest […]

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The end of meetings – a workplace in NOW mode

Can I speak with John? Well, he’s in a meeting and has meetings all day. When can I meet him? Well, let’s see, his calendar is booked for several days… How about next week? We still don’t know if we can use that raw material in manufacturing. When is this going to be resolved? Well, […]

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The Power of Spontaneous Associaton in the workplace

Many of us come across this challenge: take a traditional command and control, vertically integrated organization and make it nimble and fast. It may be that you manage an operation; or that you’re involved in an ERP project; or maybe you’re just part of some continuous improvement initiative. If you’ve faced that kind of challenge, […]

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