Interesting things we have found this week about building 21st Century business.
- Google’s Eric Schmidt on how to strategically run a company in the 21st Century where product advancements and hiring successes will decide your future.
- HBR has a small piece on how to motivate people at the edges of the organisation to provide more honest feedback to managers at all levels.
- Recent Economist article defines issues of bureaucracy in terms of the clutter that organisational complexity, meetings and emails create.
- Gallup’s CEO Jim Clifton weighs in on the debate around engaged workers and argues that organisations should not make their workers happy.
- Gary Hamel and Lowell Bryan on how technology will turn legacy management beliefs on their head. Note how the article from 2008 is ever so relevant.
- Also high profile technology firms such as Uber are struggling with manoeuvring in a transparent world, where management’s (non) actions are quick to be shared in the public sphere.
- Firechat brought awareness to how Internet is no longer a prerequisite for a mobile communication.
- The Hi:Project had its first meetup, hosted by POST*SHIFT, and wrote an open letter to the UN Data Revolution Group pointing out important challenges we all face around data, privacy and ownership.
- The Internet of Things will challenge our notions of ownership and control, according to Jon Evans in Techcrunch piece.
FROM THE ARCHIVE
- The double pyramid of a successful social business is a useful way to strategically think about your organisation.
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