Cooperation Flows

I've posted before of the shift toward conversations and relationships within the enterprise and how new value and productivity would come from flow based collaboration apps. I believe the enterprise is: Being redefined around people – not tasks or processes Improving productivity by unlocking people's conversations and relationships – not focusing on transactions Delivering new […]

How we access the Web

David Beckemeyer has published an insightful comparison of how people access the web today and how it has changed in the last two years.   Check out these two graphics from David.   This is how we accessed the Web in 2010: -97% from desktop, 90% Windows, 3% mobile   This is how we accessed the […]

Games @ Work

I wanted to refresh my thinking on the Guiding Principles of Game Design @ Work from my earlier post.    The Guiding Principles for Games @ Work were focused on making it easy for collaboration leaders and business users to: 1. Define clear boundaries, shared problem(s) and a community of collaborative business users   2. […]

LoSoPhoMo and Mobile Enterprise Pure-Plays

Steve Rubel believes the next media disruptors are Mobile Pure-Plays.  I agree.   From Steve's post: "Now a new era is under way. The next wave of media disruptors are laser focused on being tailored, rather than retrofitted, for mobile devices. They start out sometimes just as apps, creating a strong beachhead in your pocket. Then […]

The “Future State” of Work – Changes & Skills for next 10 years

GigaOm has an upcoming conference Net:Work that will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by a new culture of work and key tools and technologies for collaboration. They put forward a report from Gartner that outlines 10 changes over the next 10 years that will impact how we work and collaborate in the future. It is […]

The Future of Advantage is Allocative and Creative

I really like Umair Haque's HBR post on The New Paradigm of Advantage because it provides a framework for thinking about the new sources of strategic advantage for a product, a business unit or a company.    From his post: "Over the last few months, I've discussed in depth the tectonic shifts rocking the macro and […]

Avatars & Game Psychology Reshape Real Life & Behavior

Avatars ( and by extension our virtual identities) and Game mechanics (specifically game psychology) continue to intersect our lives and influence our real-world social, communication and collaboration behaviors at home and at work.      Here are two perspectives that illustrate the point.   First, Jesse Fox at Stanford finds that experiences with avatars, including personalized images […]