Ted Schadler of Forrester says “Innovation happens at the edge of the enterprise.” So true, and so different than in the past. Not that long ago, the really important new things were created at the center of the enterprise. Think Bell … Continue reading
The Wall Street Journal’s story on the officeless office points to a larger trend that goes beyond the issue of cubicle timesharing: employees are spending less time together as companies are less and less defined by a physical location.
The “extended enterprise” is creating a gap in employee communication. Workers have less face time with their management and peers, and fewer hallway conversations. They miss out on the clarity, camaraderie and serendipity that comes with proximity. Add to that time-shifting due to increasingly global work teams and you have people that are less connected. Continue reading
The entry of iPhones and iPads into the enterprise has been unlike anything since the IBM PC brought IT kicking and screaming into distributed computing 30 years ago. Apple’s devices are creating new challenges for IT, well documented in Colin Neagle’s … Continue reading