• Oct. 14 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Big Business – are you collaborating or will you have to play catch-up?

Meaningful business decisions in the digital era will no longer be made by leaders behind closed doors, but via engagement across collaboration channels. That’s the view of Altimeter Group founder and CEO, Charlene Li.

  • Oct. 7 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Government’s poor ability to collaborate is killing our tourism industry

While I have more or less followed the debate on the new visa regulations over the past months, an interview on 702 with David Frost of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa, really highlighted the damage being caused and the impact on job losses, not only to the tourism sector directly but to the broader sectors that benefit.

  • Sep. 29 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Famous collaborations - feature one How the US won the space race

In April 1961 teams at NASA were reeling. The Soviets had put the first man in space. Yuri Gargarin became the first cosmonaut to go into space on April 12. During the years of the cold war, supremacy in every area was critical for both the US and the USSR.

 

 

  • Sep. 24 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Collaborative cities can be great cities

The concept of Connected Citizens is not new. It’s gone through multiple iterations over the years as to what it means. 

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  • Sep. 16 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

The social intranet – a place to incubate your organisation’s innovation

Intranets since their inception have been through a number of iterations, which initially saw the launch of employee document repositories and gradually became a dumping ground for employee information, evolving into the self-service space around areas such as HR, among others. 
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  • Sep. 3 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

The intranet – a place where documents go to die!

This definitely defines the intranet of old which was a place where documents, thought important to staff, were uploaded. It was really about one-way communication more than anything. The days of the document storage type intranet are over. It’s critical for organisations to have interactive, collaborative and engaging intranets. Here are my top five reasons;

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  • Aug. 13 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Winning companies engage in the innovation ecosystem

Sustaining an innovation economy means evolving, adapting, re-imagining and reinventing to create and utilise new ideas and information into both existing and new products and services. 
[The innovation ecosystem is the term used to describe the large and diverse array of participants and resources that contribute to and are necessary for ongoing innovation in a modern economy.]

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  • Jun. 11 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

The great CRM myth – little to do with relationships

Do you know the difference between CRM and SRM? AND do you know that there is SRM and then there’s other SRM!

 

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  • May. 11 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Teambuilding is not collaboration

...and that planned, expensive team build is not going to build a collaborative ‘connected enterprise’

 

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  • Apr. 11 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Is South Africa’s C-Level ready for collaborative leadership?

Respected leading business publications have included articles on the evolution of leadership to a more collaborative style for the past few years. Forbes, HBR and others regularly include editorial around the requirement for open innovation, internal ‘crowd sourcing’ and the approach to relationship in addition to process. If we accept that our future is a collaborative one, we need to ask the question ‘Are our leaders ready for collaborative leadership’?

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