Category Archives: Management

Elinor Ostrom Outlines Best Strategies for Managing the Commons

In 50 years of research from Nepal to Kenya to Switzerland to Los Angeles, she has shown that commonly held resources will not be destroyed by overuse if there is a system in place to manage how they are shared. … Continue reading

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Social technologies on the front line: Management 2.0 winners

Read Executives who won a contest McKinsey cosponsored with Gary Hamel’s Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) and the Harvard Business Review highlight myriad ways Web 2.0 is improving communication among employees at all levels. The Management 2.0 Challenge is the first … Continue reading

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Management at the time of social media

Management at the time of social media For the first time in history it is not profitable to simply think that managers manage and workers work. Creativity and the need for intrinsic inspiration and risk taking demand individual responsibility and … Continue reading

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Boosting the productivity of knowledge workers

Boosting the productivity of knowledge workers The key is identifying and addressing the barriers workers face in their daily interactions. Nonetheless, many executives have a hazy understanding of what it takes to bolster productivity for knowledge workers. This lack of … Continue reading

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Rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday

Rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday A new class of company is emerging—one that uses collaborative Web 2.0 technologies intensively to connect the internal efforts of employees and to extend the organization’s reach to customers, partners, … Continue reading

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Complexity Theory and Management Practice

There is a growing popular literature on chaos and complexity authored by scientists of high reputation writing about research fields in which they are themselves active. There is also a burgeoning literature which draws on this work to address management … Continue reading

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Enterprise innovation planning with social software

Read (Download – at Viewer, change View) Enterprise Innovation Planning (EIP) is proposed to manage discontinuous or breakthrough innovations. In this paper we make use an analytical and interdisciplinary  model of discontinuous learning to manage novelty. Novelty Action (NA) refers … Continue reading

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