" Akanksha Goel, newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of Stuff Singapore -- a gadgets and technology lifestyle publication launched in the UK five years ago -- is a final-year marketing and corporate communication student at Singapore Management University. Goel, who also helped organise Asia's first PodCamp held at the university recently, talked to Knowledge@SMU about how social media compels us to rethink culture, and why companies should take advantage of these new channels to grow their businesses."
With business social networking software - managers and employees now have a system for connecting informal interactions and discovering new information flows.
So, stop reading about social applications and collaboration tools. Unleash your imagination and start experimenting. The real power of social software can only be appreciated with hands-on experience. Consider a pilot project.
As the need for knowledge workers increases, hopefully, business development managers will consider these innovative management ideas along with the new web 2.0 technologies (social networks and community applications) to implement them.
From Harvard Business review. "MANAGEMENT 2.0"Some of the ideas might be near to you... Lots of good comments.
From knowledge at wharton... New book, "Competing in a Flat World" is a great start for any business development manager that is charged with figuring out how to apply innovative ideas.
Grant McCracken, This Blog Sits at the Intersection of Anthropology and Economics, has an interesting post, "Remodelling the corporation" that fits with the cluetrain, 1999 "markets are conversations", and the hughtrain, 2004 "THE MARKET FOR SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN IS INFINITE", ideas.
Knowledge Sharing - Cast a wide net.
As a business professional, you know that now, more than ever, knowledge sharing is becoming a crucial aspect of the business process. Having an open mind and casting a wide net yields the greatest results.
Here's an interesting article, Selling Soup, from The NY Times. Go a head, read it.
This year's Supernova -- a conference on emerging technologies co-sponsored by Wharton and held in San Francisco -- asked participants to consider the new "industry ecosystems" and technological innovations that are emerging in response to an increasingly connected world."
Business 2.0, 50 people who matter.
"Rank: 1 - You! The consumer as creator
If you know our site, you know our mantra is "ideas are everywhere". With this in mind, making meaning constantly evolves. We use our own tools to connect, engage, and share ideas and information. So everybody - meaning scales - is tied into the concentric circles (individual, team, group, department, division, organization, and outside) of emergent thinking to make meaning. Through this connectedness of meaning the organization performs better and leaves little doubt about what needs to be done.