Oscar Berg News & Analysis
| Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
2014 will be the year when true enterprise collaboration takes off in large and midsize corporations. To make it happen, companies will need to adopt a new approach when implementing technologies for information workers, focusing on simplifying the digital work environment for their employees and other contributors, and creating virtual proximity.
| Wednesday Jun 12, 2013
Lately I've noticed how some people seem very eager to question the need for social intranets or who claim, leaning on recent research showing low numbers in adoption and value generated by social technologies, that due to various reasons social networking and collaboration just cannot happen inside organizations.
| Thursday Mar 21, 2013
Expectations run high for the role of intranets in employees daily work routine, but if they aren't meeting these six requirements, they're falling short.
| Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
Most people don't think corporate bulletin board when they think of their intranets. This article makes the case that intranets are just as removed from day to day work.
| Tuesday Feb 5, 2013
We have been struggling with the downside of email for quite a while -- it's high time to act.
| Tuesday Jan 15, 2013
Banning internal email -- is it a stupid idea, or a necessary thing to do?
| Monday Dec 24, 2012
Oscar Berg is excited about the potential of the digital workplace and what it can achieve. That excitement comes through in his writings and in his active voice in the community. Learn more about Oscar in this interview.
| Tuesday Dec 11, 2012
With the threat of another recession looming, businesses will have to refocus where they concentrate their efforts and budgets in 2013.
| Wednesday Nov 21, 2012
We humans aren’t the fastest animals on the surface of this earth. Nor are we the strongest, or the ones with the most powerful senses. Far from it.
| Wednesday Oct 3, 2012
There has been much buzz lately about the results from a study by McKinsey Global Institute, which estimated that knowledge worker productivity could potentially be increased with 20-25 percent with use of social technologies. Whether or not these figures are realistic or not, they point to the great potential for improving knowledge work and how social technologies can play a key role in unlocking that potential.
| Monday Sep 17, 2012
Today's workforce has a growing number of tools at their disposal to communicate, collaborate and get work done. But there is a concurrent increase in workflow complexity, which, left unmanaged, results in time lost and inefficiencies. It's time to bridge the gap between the two.
| Monday Aug 6, 2012
For years, tech-savvy early adopters have adopted and used social tools such as blogs, wikis and micro-blogging at work. During recent years, more and more organizations have decided to deploy software platforms that bring such tools to the fingertips of all or a large portion of the employees.
| Monday Jul 23, 2012
The "you get what you pay for" mentality still survives in the enterprise and is an important point to remember when trying to demonstrate the true value of collaborative tools to decision makers.
| Tuesday Jun 12, 2012
"Rather than following a process, I follow a cloud of activities.”
That’s how a colleague of mine, a software developer, described the nature of his work. To me this also captures the nature of how knowledge work is evolving: it is becoming more fluid and unpredictable, with little structure and repeatability. Add to this that knowledge work is becoming increasingly interdependent; completing a task often requires many interactions with information entities from different sources as well as with people from different locations, organizations and time zones.
| Monday Feb 6, 2012
Ask ten people what Social Business means to them, and you will come back with ten different answers. But if you look closer, you will soon find the common denominator: it’s about putting people back in business.