Tuesday, January 22, 2013

OrgIntelligence - Are Better Tools the Answer?

Information Gathering

Managers spend up to two hours a day searching for information, and more than 50 percent of the information they obtain has no value to them.  In addition, only half of all managers believe their companies do a good job in governing information distribution or have established adequate processes to determine what data each part of an organization needs.


The average interaction worker spends an estimated 28 percent of the workweek managing e-mail and nearly 20 percent looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks.


Knowledge Management


Traditional knowledge management has failed to address the problem of knowledge worker productivity. Tools that have been developed in KM focused on information management and do not support many of the key knowledge work processes. Knowledge workers have therefore adpated the email client to suit their needs. It has become the most successful knowledge work tool because it combines personal control with personalisability and integrates communication.


Big Data


By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.


Big data can create big value. But like all the big-data predecessors – i.e., databases, data warehousing, data mining, data analytics and business intelligence – you need to know what you’re looking for, why you’re looking for it, what’s it worth to you, and how will you take advantage of it BEFORE you start. Otherwise, big data will just be a big waste of money.



Social Media


Social media is addictive. And if you’re not too careful, it can seriously eat into your productivity.



Places are still available on my Organizational Intelligence Workshop (Feb 1st).

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