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ReBooting and Aligning KM (people) (mirror)

Initially published on the Headshift’s blog. Jack Vinson recently reported the NY-Toronto Law Firm KM Summit 2008 in Boston, in which he writes about the distinction between KM and Enterprise 2.0. It’s not the first time this sort of distinction

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Enterprise 2.0 revisiting fundamentals of General Management (16/16) – Management as Ménagement

The previous conception of management transforms management. It is no more about being bossy with employees. It is about co-ordinating initiatives to make them deliver the strategic plan. Management gets back to its initial, French meaning “Ménagement” that translates as

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Enterprise 2.0 revisiting fundamentals of General Management (15/16) – Leaders as servants

A snapshot of the managerial and economical trends over the last decades helps build an understanding of management that makes the authoritarian figure of senior management – built by Taylor, Fayol and Chandler – history. The first element is quality

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Enterprise 2.0 revisiting fundamentals of General Management (14/16) – Legitimacy rather than legality

Historically, Management is a bunch of people who are educated in a way that they can understand measurement and the way to translate a real life activity (production) into a set of economical data. Management was originally made of engineers,

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Enterprise 2.0 revisiting fundamentals of General Management (13/16) – Methods not recipes

Management is very keen to trends and fashions, exactly like the fashion industry. For example, one day it’s trendy to do knowledge management, the other it is to do Enterprise 2.0. What is important is not to really understand what’s

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