The ideas in our “Social Machines” feature (Technology Review version, blog version) are starting to provoke responses here and there on the Web. It seems that the story’s timing was about right. Of course, we were far from the first to note the growing power of mobile devices, the rapid spread of wireless networking, and the appearance of useful new social software tools on the Web. But what happens at the intersection of those trends was what interested me. I don’t think the new Web-based social software applications would be nearly as interesting, for example, if you couldn’t access them from mobile devices such as laptops and smart phones. Quite a few people have commented that the story has given them a new way to think about this confluence. Others, of course, have pointed out the article’s shortcomings, which are many.
Here’s a selection of English-language blog entries and links:
Investing in people is key to successful transformation
People-related factors like talent attraction and retention and clear top-down communication will determine whether your transformation progresses or stalls.
Work reinvented: Tech will drive the office evolution
As organizations navigate a new world of hybrid work, tech innovation will be crucial for employee connection and collaboration.
The way forward: Merging IT and operations
Digital transformation in any industry begins with bridging the gap between two traditionally separate teams.
Be a good example
"It was in the newspaper, but the towers fell the next day, and what I’d done was quickly lost."
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