CHART OF THE DAY: Remember Google Wave? For a moment, Google Wave -- the company's ambitious, futuristic new messaging/docs/email/IM service -- was hot stuff.
Getting an invitation to the service took real work. People seemed seriously excited about it. But after a quick spike in activity, Web visits to Google Wave have dropped sharply, according to Hitwise. Even our nerdiest associates say they have stopped using it. In an informal survey, those who have even bothered to test it, say: "It's pretty lame," "shitty alternative to Basecamp for ad hoc collaboration," "sucking generally," needs "UI changes," etc. To be sure, few Web services are homeruns on version 1.0. But it does not seem to be replacing email for anyone yet, especially not in any mainstream fashion.
Blogging Innovation » The Nine Innovation Roles. I’m seeing an increasing number of articles about innovation personalities and the like, and I’m a firm believer that it’s not personalities that matter so much when it comes to innovation, it’s the roles that we play in making innovation happen (or not).
So, I would like to add my Nine Innovation Roles to the conversation. The New Arithmetic of Collaboration - Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, Prasad Kaipa, Simone Ahuja - The Conversation. By Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, Prasad Kaipa, Simone Ahuja | 9:18 AM November 4, 2010 Pharma giant Pfizer recently announced a $350 million partnership with Biocon, one of Asia’s leading biotechnology companies.
The deal gives Pfizer the exclusive rights to commercialize Biocon’s biosimilar versions of insulin. (For full disclosure: Dr. Prasad Kaipa, one of the authors, headed up the Biocon Cell for Innovation Management at the Indian School of Business till April 2010) Pfizer is racing against time. Pfizer, however, recognized that implementing more with less for more requires smart collaboration. By combining their respective core competencies, Pfizer and Biocon are hoping to first shape a whole new global market for biosimilar insulin products and then jointly capture the resulting opportunities with the belief that the rising tide will lift all boats — yes, even their competitors’ boats. Roles on a Team and How They Apply to the Enterprise. Some people like leading the charge.
Others would rather engage behind the scenes. In the enterprise, teams typically are made up of people with different skills and can be scattered all over the world. Many companies use behavioral models to create teams in order to harness the unique skills of each member, and ensure the group works together effectively. In 1981, English management theorist Dr.
Raymond Meredith Belbin identified nine distinct roles in a team that take advantage of four natural qualities. What Giving Gets You at the Office - Shawn Achor. By Shawn Achor | 3:00 PM July 27, 2011 The greatest metric for predicting job satisfaction and engagement is the social support perceived by the employee.
And job satisfaction and engagement directly correlate with productivity. So the best and fastest way to more connected and therefore more productive is to receive more social support from others at work, right? Not so fast. Some of the greatest discoveries in psychology occur when we decide to ask questions in a different way. I had already found that social support was incredibly important. We put warning labels on smoking packs; maybe we should put warnings on companies that have low social support. Google Apps Marketplace: 6 Great Apps to Try Now. Last night at its Campfire One event, Google officially launched the Google Apps Marketplace.
The Google Apps Marketplace offers third-party developers and services a way to integrate directly with the Google Apps platform and sell that integration at whatever price point they choose. This is a huge win for the cloud because it finally allows other cloud services to tap into some of Google's APIs for things like Gmail and Google Docs at a much deeper level, which can benefit their own customers, as well as offering additional value to Google Apps itself. Although the launch was yesterday, many companies and developers have been preparing for this event for quite some time and a number of very cool and useful apps are already available in the Marketplace.
Here are just a few that stand out to us. 1. Zoho and Google Apps actually offer a lot of the same services: hosted email, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation tools, wikis, chat, etc. How to Calculate the ROI of Enterprise 2.0. With enterprise social software platforms starting to gain widespread traction, ROI measurements are now becoming possible with early adopter communities.
Many companies are looking for a detailed guide on how to measure the benefits of E2.0 software and demonstrate its ROI. Calculating ROI can be a daunting and overwhelming task, but given advanced analytics, it is definitely possible. With industry costs ranging from $1 – $5 per user per month, and with little to no hardware and low management costs, even small increases in key performance indicators driven by enterprise social software platforms produce significant ROI. Today’s #E2sday examines three easy ways to measure the ROI from your enterprise social software. What the Enterprise Can Learn From Sports Teams. Untitled.