November 24, 2013
Ceux qui avaient fui l’Ancien Monde surpeuplé pour le nouveau continent n’étaient pas dôtés de gènes sociables : c’étaient au contraire ceux qui ne s’entendaient pas bien avec les autres.
Une phrase tirée de Freedom un récit à la densité romanesque prodigieuse, quasi-Toilstoïenne, narrant l’histoire d’une famille de la middle-class Américaine dans laquelle la mère est tiraillée entre l’amour pour son mari, homme de bien, et le désir qu’elle éprouve pour le meilleur ami de celui-ci, rock star indépendante. Un tryptique qui n’est pas sans évoquer un autre immense roman américain récent, Le Roman du Mariage de Jeffrey Eugenides (dont une citation pourrait aussi figurer ici : “«Les problèmes amoureux de Madeleine ont commencé au moment où les auteurs français qu’elle était en train de lire s’employaient à déconstruire la notion de l’amour.» mais ne nous égarons pas).
Tirée de l’histoire du grand père suédois du mari qui décide d’émigrer en Amérique au 19ème siècle, on imagine cette phrase donnée depuis la perspective de ceux qui restent. Transposée au 21ème siècle, cette citation évoque aussi les propos que peuvent tenir les allergiques au numérique à l’endroit de ceux qui ont trouvé dans les réseaux un nouveau continent social.
Here is the last of the interview from the series made during the 2013 Edition of the Lean IT Summit. And it is quite an interesting one with CI&T VP, Europe & ASPAC Leonardo Mattiazzi.
Leonardo has been quite generous as he stopped by to share so many lessons learned while implementing lean in about every activity of their company. Many fascinating take away are highlighted in the video for them to be more actionnable. Leonardo also talks about leadership but also about they mix Lean approach and collaborative online tools to make things happen in their Disrupt! innovation initiative.
November 13, 2013
A graduate from HEC Business School, Catherine Chabiron has been Lean Office Manager at Faurecia for the last ten years or so after having worked in many different areas such as Marketing, sales, accounting logistics etc … Faurecia is a world top 10 automotive parts manufacturer. While driving the Lean implementation in their IT department, Catherine has had a major contribution in aligning Faurecia IT with the business. She also is a major contributor to the Lean community worldwide as her talks at Lean IT Summit 2011 and 2013 showed.
Her description of how Lean management matches her expectations in terms of management method resonates particularly well with #hypertextual evolution of centers of interest :
When I discovered Lean management (…), it looked like everything I had seen as being common sense and best practices up to then, unfolded into this management approach.
#hypertextual is very glad she discusses all this and more in this interview …
July 30, 2013
Until eight weeks old, every fetal brain looks female – female is nature’s default gender setting (…) A huge testosterone surge beginning in the eight week will turn this unisex brain male by killing off some cells in the communication centers and growing more cells in the sex and aggression centers (…) How does this fetal fork in the road affect us ? For one thing because of the larger communication center, this girl will grow up to be more talkative than her brother (…) For another, it defines our innate biological destiny, coloring the lens through which each of us views and engages the world.
I’ve heard about this book a few months ago through the presentation of Martin Rossman where he strongly recommends this work to understand the way the brain actually works.
- This is the second part (part 1) of the conversation with Michael Ballé and Dave Gray, respective authors of “Le Lean Management” [FR] and “The Connected Company“. A conversation bridging Lean and Social Business, covering a wide range of organization development topics, brought to you by #hypertextual …
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There is one big advantage in blogging about many different subjects at the intersection of Organizations, Cultures and 21st century : the opportunity of bridging communities. As #hypertextual early years heroine danah boyd puts it, it is to make connections where none existed before. Within that scope, #hypertextual is over-excited to publish a conversation with Michael Ballé and Dave Gray two of this blog favorite business thinkers in today’s hyper-changing economy.
They both co-authored two of the most inspiring books of 2013 #hypertextual bibliotheque. From this side of the pond : Michael Ballé and “Le Management Lean” [FR] the ultimate french reference on Lean Management (that Michael will discuss during next European Lean IT Summit) written with Godeffroy Beauvallet. From the other side of the pond : Dave Gray, the author of The Connected Company a leadership and business strategy guide for the 21st century conceived with Thomas Vander Wal.
I’ve read these two books in a row and just found it remarkable that authors from different school of thoughts (Lean and Social Business respectively) converge on so many topics regarding the 21st century organisation. I could not stop from asking them to discuss these here and, to my delight, they accepted. A huge honor to host such a conversation : part one below … (and part two online)
July 3, 2013
Dave Gray is a management consultant and an author based in St Louis, MO. He was SVP at Dachis Group when The Connected Company was published, which tells how much of a respected figure he is in the world of Social Business. This book is co-authored by Thomas Vander Wal who is Senior UX Designer and Strategist, and a member of he steering committee for the Web Standards Projet ; he also is the one who coined the term “folksonomy“.
This book happens to be Dave’s second : prior to this one, he has co-authored with Sunni Brown and James Macanufo one of the favorite books of consultants around the world : Gamestorming : A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers and Changemakers. In Gamestorming Dave focussed on the sole How : his visual design maestria and very pedagogic approach shows how collaborative games can easily help in transforming the dynamics of an organisation to come with innovative ideas.
In The Connected Company, Dave focussed on the Why, the What and the How : Why we need to transform our organizations, What we need to transform them into (engaging, dynamic and connected collaborative environments) and How to succeed in the transformation. Here again, drawings and visual design (and visual thinking) abilities of Dave do wonders in explaining great concepts and making this book a classic of 21st century business strategy.
Dans le cadre des Masterclass Communication de la commission européenne, j’ai eu l’opportunité de faire une présentation dans les locaux de l’institution à Bruxelles le 25 Juin 2013. Voici donc le support utilisé dans cette présentation de deux heures.
Europhile convaincu, (davantage au sens anglais qu’au sens français, plus limité) et souhaitant participer à l’apaisement dans la tension Bruxelles-Paris, j’ai donc eu l’honneur de présenter dans la langue de Montebourg un état de l’art sur l’utilisation de ces nouveaux outils de communication émergents à des cadres des différentes directions de l’institution. Mille mercis à l’impeccable Diane Sifflet (du crew #EdgeExperimenters) pour m’avoir offert cette opportunité.
May 10, 2013
I had the opportunity to meet him at a party at the Enterprise 2.0 Summit in Boston in 2011. I knew his work before that as I’ve read many of the case studies his company has shared through their blog. I was quite impressed by his enthusiasm and his sharp mind on the topic despite his rather young age (he was 28 back then). He told me then he was writing a book : I guess it is the first time I read a book that was introduced to me by his author prior to the publication so please forgive me for bragging about it.
The Collaborative Organization introduces itself as a Strategic guide to solving your internal business challenges using emerging social and collaborative tools. It is a truly useful book as it is clear, actionable, based on solid experience and many research studies. It allows to define a strategy suited to your own context with many tricks of the trade to tactically address the many issues such project implies.
Last but not least, the book contains insights from many thought leaders such as Don Tapscott (already quoted here), Gil Yehuda, Charles H Green, Oscar Berg or Andrew McAfee and, for each section, there is a testimony by a project leader of such initiative in many different industries : insurance, publishing, video game, health care, logistics, government, organisation …
This allows to multiply the perspectives and make it a genuine valuable and collaborative effort …
March 31, 2013
Rather than an information age, it’ more appropriate to speak of an age of networked intelligence in which we can collaborate with others on a global basis at the speed of light. This is why collaboration has become probably the hottest topic in business today.
This is taken from the foreword Don Tapscott wrote for the very actionable essay by Jacob Morgan The Collaborative Organization. We will get back on this smart book very soon – watch this space and in the meantime, give some thoughts to Don Tapscott quote above. Happy Easter people !
March 27, 2013
(Photo by Na-Young Kwon)
The 2013 edition of the Enterprise 2.0 Summit was held last week in Paris. A great opportunity to have a clear vision of where we stand today in terms of implementation of collaborative technologies in the enterprise and how it transforms the way we work, the way we manage and the way we collaborate.
A great organization by the Kongres Media crew (Bjoern Negelmann, Thomas Koch), featuring many speakers we haven’t seen much in France : Euan Semple, Sandy Carter and Dion Hinchcliffe. The case studies were very insightful as they covered many different industries (Amadeus, Sonae, Continental, Deutsche Telekom, Van Marcke, SNCF …).
The format of work sessions made it very dynamic : one or two 15 minutes case studies and then discussion with the panel and the audience. Not to forget the Management Hackathon (more on this in a dedicated post to come) or Lego Games (hence the photo) as brilliant collaborative initiatives … Read the rest of this entry »
March 19, 2013
Je suis un immense fan de TED (le site, hein pas le film que je n’ai pas vu). Je n’ai jamais participé à une conférence TED (assez cher me suis-je laissé dire) ou TEDx (malgré l’excellente initiative de l’équipe TEDx Bordeaux).
Ce que je trouve remarquable c’est comment TED rend la connaissance accessible et sexy grâce à quatre éléments essentiels : le format, l’humour, la diffusion et la qualité. La connaissance en objets pop, TED l’a fait et voici comment … Read the rest of this entry »
Enterprise 2.0 Summit is just around the corner (20-21 Mars in Centre National des Armées in Paris). A great opportunity to meet the worldwide #e20 mob with the likes of Jon Husband and Dion Hinchliffe joining the european list of usual suspects (Emanuele Quintarelli, Bertrand Duperrin, Anthony Poncier, Mark Tamis, Luis Suarez or Lee Bryant).
Within the scope of the E20 project management excellence track, I will moderate a panel : Social Process and Collaboration Design on Thursday. This will be with Emanuele and Anthony as panelists and Joao Gunther Amaral (Sonae) and Anna van Wassenaer-Golla (Favela Fabric) as speakers, telling us their stories. The objective is to provide perspective on what should be considered to enable a company-wide social collaboration and for which process and collaboration type social collaboration infrastructures provide the most added value?
The key questions to be addressed will be :
- What should be considered to enable a company-wide social collaboration?
- Adhoc collaboration and defined business processes – what’s the added value of social collaboration models to these workflow paradigms ?
- For which process and collaboration types social collaboration infrastructures provide the most added value?
See you there !
February 12, 2013
(Ce texte est extrait de l’ouvrage #hyperchange – petit guide de la conduite du changement dans l’économie de la connaissance).
Dans la plupart des projets de gestion de changement, on entend toujours ce même refrain : il faut (on va / nous devons) communiquer, communiquer, communiquer. C’est à ce moment que l’ensemble de l’assitance lève les yeux au ciel. Premièrement parce que cela a déjà été dit dans des initiatives de changements précédentes, pour un résultat, au mieux mitigé. Ensuite car cela ne répond pas à la question : d’accord mais comment ?
L’objectif de ce second article sur la conduite du changement est de donner quelques indications pour mieux “communiquer, communiquer, communiquer” (ok : j’arrete).
February 10, 2013
The Enterprise 2.0 Summit 2013 edition will be held in Le Cercle National Des Armées on 20 and 21st March. A great opportunity to get real life stories and case studies from organisations as different as Amadeus IT group, Wells Fargo bank, Simply Market or Sonae. Read the rest of this entry »