Top 10 Social Business Questions in 2013

6) What are the best examples of social business in my industry?

This is a dangerous question. If you want a literal answer, just google it (like most things in life). Google ‘social business case studies pharmaceuticals’, or ‘social media case studies financial services’, or whatever – you’ll find plenty. More to the point, I’d recommend you deliberately avoid focusing on what competitors are doing. For one thing, organisations that seem to have a leadership position in social, because they’ve dabbled in various ways and appear in abundance when you google ‘case studies xxxx’, are often no further ahead than you. Talk... Read The Rest →

Purposeful experimentation = innovative leaps

Wouldn’t it be marvelous if there was a computer simulation that would enable you to test out new, radical business moves. What if you could set it running and see what happens if you abolish set working hours, make all meetings optional, put a bunch of Rail developers in charge of HMRC, or have everyone in your company spend half their time doing whatever they want? The trouble is, the simulation would never be able to make a true prediction. There are too many variables, too much complexity, too many... Read The Rest →

Innovation killers

There are two types of company out there: companies who encourage their mavericks and companies who constrict them until they’re forced out (after months, often years, of long-drawn-out subpar productivity). There’s a scary tendency in many companies for the best people – those most likely to produce big leaps forward – to do their innovative stuff under the radar, keeping schtum about their latest super-cool project, in case the powers that be stick their ore in and squish it dead before it’s off the ground. Yes, this is ridiculous. Yes,... Read The Rest →

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