This Social Business journey is something bigger, something major, a huge business transformation of how work gets done. … It’s down back into a culture shift, a new mindset, about inspiring a new wave of working habits where people become more open, public and transparent. Where trust, co-ownership and co-responsibility, along with engagement are key traits that would keep inspiring and driving that social business transformation …
In short, the conversation has shifted from that technology focus into a business focus, what it should have had from the beginning, but that we are finally playing good catch-up with it.
… since we didn’t have much success with KM back then and it could mean that things may work out all right this time. I am very hopeful we will. … To me, it’ll be a confirmation of whether both of my passions, KM and Social Business, would collide and destroy each other, or, instead, whether they would be capable of co-existing, learning from one another, build further up on each other’s strengths and eventually shake the business world into becoming what KM attempted once trying over 18 years ago. The stakes are high, for sure, but so is the passion and excitement about both worlds finally reuniting to strike for a common goal: improve our businesses’ overall performance through meaningful, purposeful, engaged, sustainable and responsible growth.
Interesting thoughts of my IBM buddy Luis Suarez. In terms of Social Business fulfilling the promises of Knowledge Management I am pretty optimistic. Technology and “shareaholic” mentality come together and open a window of opportunity right now.
In terms of maturity: I found it very interesting how different the maturity in the European countries seem to be. For sure Social Business is on the Top Agenda in Germany (as I have seen as an example at the IBM Connect Porsche Museum event most recently in Stuttgart). When I compare this with other European countries, I am pretty surprised that these countries seem to be behind at least a year. Any thoughts on this phenomenon? Or am I wrong?