Do you practice open collaboration?

If you are then you might be doing some of the following:

  1. Taking the time to reply to people
  2. See things from another’s perspective
  3. Invite others to join in
  4. Reach out and connect. Build the human connection.
  5. Having conversations awakens the collective intelligence of the system to grow itself.
  6. Be vulnerable and allow yourself to be transformed.

via 6 Tips for Open Collaboration « emergent by design.

Are we seeing a new type of doing business?

Interview with Rosabeth Moss Kanter from 2009

But here’s what makes me think the parade is growing: Companies that do not operate this way will not only lose the advantages of innovation, motivation, and public support, they will also have trouble being coherent and finding business opportunities.

via The Vanguard Corporation — HBS Working Knowledge.

Has shopping become more transparent?

A radical transparency about the ecological impacts may yet emerge from these efforts — and many in the business world are paying attention. A recent article in Harvard Business Review proclaims that sustainability has become an essential business strategy and the key driver of innovation. To be sure, there are large numbers of companies who resist — but they may yet join in, if markets shift toward brands that are more transparent about ecological footprints, creating a compelling business case.

via Radical transparency could lay bare the eco impact of our shopping | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

Are we aware of how we spend our online time?

It is important that we become aware how our micro-decisions affect what we do online. What are we paying really attention to? what are we really focusing on? Are we following a specific direction, contributing to something of value, achieving something or just losing ourselves and out time among all the things one can do, find, share?

Howard Rheingold on how the five web literacies are becoming essential survival skills » Nieman Journalism Lab bookmarked on diigo

New work life: performance trumps presence

This report and podcast talks about how performance is becoming more important than presence in our more and more globalized world. It is however mainly looking at the risks and possible problems of virtual work and not at the potentials.

Wenn Leistung mehr zählt als Präsenz – Schöne neue Arbeitswelt Von Heimarbeit bis zur | Hintergrund | Deutschlandfunk (in German)