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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Announcing The Future of Work Survey; Take it and Share it!


Posted by on April 29, 2013

Today Chess Media Group is launching a new survey; The Future of Work: Collaboration and Flexible Work Solutions for Today and Tomorrow.  The goal of the survey to is to uncover a few things around: the usage of social and collaborative tools within the enterprise the state of flexible work arrangements BYOD policies and approaches […]

Investing in Enterprise Collaboration Can Help You Attract and Retain Top Talent


Posted by on April 26, 2013

According to a Forbes article by Jeanne Meister: “The average worker today stays at each of his or her jobs for 4.4 years, according to the most recent available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the expected tenure of the workforce’s youngest employees is about half that.  Ninety-one percent of Millennials (born between […]

Three Reasons Why Your Department Shouldn't Wait for Corporate to Invest in Collaboration


Posted by on April 16, 2013

In an ideal scenario the corporate management team at your organization will make the necessary technology and strategy investments around collaboration and the future of work across the enterprise.  However, what if you’re a part of a larger organization and corporate is just moving too slow?  Oftentimes departments make these investments independent of what corporate is doing. […]

The Five-Step Maturity Model for Building a Collaborative Organization


Posted by on April 11, 2013

In my book, The Collaborative Organization, I featured a maturity model that Chess Media Group created based on our client experience and research.  The purpose of the maturity model is to help organizations where they are today, where they should go in the future and the value of doing so, and how to get there. […]

When is the Best Time to Get Started With Collaboration?


Posted by on April 8, 2013

Getting started with your future of work and collaboration initiative is typically the biggest step that an organization has to make.  It’s that commitment to changing and evolving the way you are going to work from here forward.  However, some of the organizations I have been speaking with recently are wondering, “when is the best time to get started?” […]

The Future Employee Must Posses the Skill and Will to Learn


Posted by on April 4, 2013

Thomas Friedman recently wrote an article for the NYT titled, “Need a Job? Invent It” which addresses how our educational institutions are not teaching students the skills that value most.  He goes on to point out that in today’s economy there is no such thing as a high-wage, middle-skilled job.  Things are changing quickly and by time […]

The Evolution of the Networked Enterprise: New McKinsey Research


Posted by on April 2, 2013

McKinsey just released some more research on the use of social and collaborative technologies within the enterprise.  Not surprisingly they found that adoption levels are continuing to climb and are almost double what they were in 2009.  The more important finding from the research they conducted was that organizations are moving beyond the experimentation phase with many […]

The First Step to Recovery Is Admitting You Have a Problem


Posted by on April 1, 2013

There are many reasons for why organizations invest in social and collaborative tools and strategies (or for that matter anything else).  However, for successful organizations change doesn’t typically happen unless there is either a problem that needs to be solved or an opportunity that needs to be pursued.  There are some organizations that have invested in […]