Henry Ford Management Style Doesn’t Work in Information Work

I had a chance to talk about managing collaboration on Thursday 30th May at “Information Worker Productivity day”. I presented a seven step model of successful collaboration management from information systems point of view (check the SlideShare presentation below). I want to highlight one of the themes discussed with the audience after the presentation. How to maximize the business benefits of enterprise social features?

Strategy changes – does the work change?

I have never met a CEO who would consider the strategy of his company particularly bad. Company board meetings usually relieve this type of CEO’s from their duties quite quickly to look for greener grass behind the fence. Instead I have met several CEO’s who consider the implementation of the strategy quite challenging.