Technology Alone Won’t Solve Our Collaboration Problems

Harvard Business Review

Sure, these technological improvements help in many ways. Our fast moving, globally networked economy simply was not possible a few years ago. But more often than not, the problem we’re facing isn’t a technological one, but a social one. Teaching, consulting, and working with executives across industries and geographies has provided me with lots of evidence of a simple truth: it’s not what technology you’ve got, but how you use it.

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What Uber’s China Deal Says About the Limits of Platforms

Harvard Business

Are there really global network economies? While network economies generally are regarded as critical to winning with platforms, they, like economies of scale, often seem to be overestimated by executives. From the perspective of globalization through platforms, it is essential to ask yourself whether network economies operate at the global, national, or local level. Do switching costs help sustain network advantages?

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8 Leading Areas for Change In Risk Management/Analysis In The Coming Years

Strategy Driven

Businesses across the world have become an integral part of the networked economy. All of this, at the same time, creates a network of risks. All businesses in this network will have to rely on their partners that they can identify, manage, and reduce risks. It will push risk analysis toward the use of technology and software solutions. The technology is already here. Bottom-line performance is a vital aspect of any business.

Today's Workforce in the Global Marketplace

Coaching Tip

They constantly generate new innovations; they use new networks to solve problems in an innovative manner, provided their interest is piqued. This generation grew up with social media and technologies-- they now expect their leaders to be inspiring, responsive, available and open. The network economy is going to be mainstream. As a leader, you must engage your Gen Y Digital Cowboys to expand your network of contacts to both retain and expand your company.

The Art of HR: Building REAL Social Networks

LDRLB

Social networking has evolved in various formats, using technological advances to allow people to communicate with their network in unique ways. These networks have infiltrated our workforce and have created numerous fluid dynamics in our workforce. Avid social networkers can now create a portfolio of jobs, without relying on one single employer. Leadership hr human resources social social networks vanderpyl

The Serendipity Machine

Mills Scofield

Sebastian, an organization hacker, is the author of The Serendipity Machine - the inspiring story of the highly innovative, international coworking network Seats2meet.com. ” By opening its lounge to the growing network of independent professionals, Seats2meet.com began to build an interface between its business and the wealth of social networks. It is an attitude of openness and sharing that anyone operating within a social network needs to have anyway.

Business School Professors Should Be Like Movie Directors

Harvard Business Review

But with more and more technologically disruptive change affecting our classrooms – through social media, wearable computing, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), gamification, and so on – it’s time we shift away from the business school model of sage-on-a-stage. As business school professors, we always ask ourselves why we are needed. Because we train future leaders and shape how organizations create value for societies. But will students need us in the same capacity in the future?