All posts tagged: Research

Beyond the Individual to the Organizational Commons (data)

The exhibits below provide data relevant to the article Beyond the Individual.

About the research

Figures are based on data collected in annual surveys with participation from an evolving base of approximately 300 organizations headquartered in Europe, North America and Australia-Pacific. They operate in different sectors, and have workforces ranging from fewer than 500 to over 100,000 people. (more…)

Enterprise 2.0 Summit Paris – Snapshots

First published in February 2015 ……


Thanks to Frédéric Williquet (@fredericw), I have a great summary of the opening keynote I gave at the 2015 Enterprise 2.0 Summit in Paris.

You’ll get a feel for the action over 2 days from these two stories:

Top management is out of touch with the reality of how people work

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in June 2014 ……

The truth lies on the front lines

My first annual survey, conducted with 100 global organizations in 2006, covered intranets, collaboration and what was then called “web 2.0” technologies. Top managers in most companies were out of touch with the reality of how people worked. Top management was focused on business, sales and the external world.

This was only the first of many indicators over the last 9 years of research showing that management in many organizations is out of touch with how people really work.


Decrease of Interest in Enterprise Social Software Signals a Shift from Tool to Behavior

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in March 2014 ……

Recent news stories say fewer customers are buying and vendors are less interested in enterprise social software today. Why?

Some people are surprised; others have concluded it is because social collaboration (or “social business” as some may call it) is dying. I disagree with this analysis. Data from my recent report The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization 2014 tell a different story:  Early Adopters have finished buying and are now focused on learning to work in new ways. The Majority are in “wait and see” mode. (more…)

Digital workplace model, a sneak preview in 2013

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in January 2014 ……

(Note 2018: This is the first version of what has become the Foundational Framework for the Organization in the Digital Age.)  The Digital Workplace Survey Advisory Board and I have discussed and developed a model that encompasses what the digital workplace is all about. We had a lot of discussion over the autumn of 2013, sharing different viewpoints. (more…)

Top 50 in “people capabilities” bring value to the enterprise

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in December 2013 ……

This post shares observations about the “Top 50” organizations out of the 315 organizations that participated in the 2013 research (report published early 2014).

Organizational and business benefits

Organizations that are strong in “people capabilities” report stronger organizational capabilities in 4 critical areas: (more…)