Enterprise 2.0 – Where to get started?

Okay, so let’s say that you want to implement an Enterprise 2.0 strategy at your company…the big question is, ‘where do you get started?’

Here’s a few ideas…and in the spirit of Time’s ‘Person of the Year’, would love to hear what you think…

In no particular order…

– Create an Enterprise 2.0 steering committee amongst influencial colleagues who ‘get it’…

– Approach senior management with the concept…

– Try to find out if your company already has any Enterprise 2.0 solutions avaible (blogging, wiki, RSS, collaboration site, networking)…

– Try to come up with problems in your company that Enterprise 2.0 could potentially solve…

– Try to come up with new ways of communicating and transacting with your clients through Enterprise 2.0 connections…

– Think about what information you would like to share with your colleagues, and also what information they might be willing to share with you…

– Find a few areas of your company where Enterprise 2.0 can make an immediate impact

– Start to gauge the level of interest of the information workers (I bet that it has changed since the last time you checked!!)…

– If you are looking to implement something big, discover the people in your organization that ‘MSH’ (make shit happen) and also those that ‘GSD’ (get shit done)…

– Try to understand where different parties are coming from (young v. old, IT v. business, tech-savy v. non-tech-savy, private v. open)…

– Realize that Enterprise 2.0 will take some time (Euan Semple refers to the movement as ‘the silent revolution’ and Steve Borsch as ‘the rise of the participation culture’)…

I’m sure that there are plenty more good ideas and best practices…hey, no one said getting this stuff done right would be easy!

Please feel free to send me an email if you would like to discuss implementing an Enterprise 2.0 strategy in your company…


8 Responses to “Enterprise 2.0 – Where to get started?”

  1. J. Day Says:

    cheers for this post.

  2. Justin Graham Says:

    Had a funny chat yesterday about some analysis i was doing on constructing volatility surfaces. I’ve been putting together some specs on an enterprise wiki, where we gather requirements, etc and work collectively.

    Initial reaction to the new enterprise 2.0 way of doing things:

    2:37 PM Justin Graham (internal wiki link)
    2:37 PM Justin Graham online initial analysis i’ve been putting together
    2:38 PM Justin Graham you may have to request your password first- username is NT login
    2:38 PM John xxxx wow high tech, whatever happened to some scribbles on a couple of post-it notes

  3. Adam Carson Says:

    Post-it notes get thrown away…maybe they are shared with 1 or 2 people…maybe with no one.

    On a wiki, that same information becomes ‘knowledge’ …and it can be shared securely with others who may be interested…

    Certain information belongs on post-its…meant to be thrown away, discarded. But there is plenty of information that belongs in a place where it can be shared…(this stuff is currently being discarded).

  4. Nate Dahmer Says:

    I need a personal wiki to keep all of my information in order. I’m terrible at that. I find Confluence a bit tedious in its current state, so its more of a hastle than a help.

  5. Joost Bekel Says:

    I think it is great that you mention this. I am collecting best practices in this field. My blog is in Dutch, but will be in English from Feb07 on.
    I suggest a more radical bottom up approach. It is about to figure out who are the early adaptors in the company (and how do you find out where they are) and making them into hubs to spread the word (and practices). I also believe that training and learning techniques is more important than designing solutions: workers will do this themselves. Finally, the following phases (inspired by KPN CEO Ad Scheepbouwer) might work:
    1. Create awareness
    2. Let people act with it as if they were 1-person-companies
    3. Let groups work with it as if they were startups
    4. Professionalize and standardize
    5. Get it into the organization’s DNA

  6. Bart Stevens Says:


    What is critical to the success is how the software vendors are positioning their products. See what SAP has announced when they presented their numbers last quarter.
    What we (as a enterprise software vendor) are doing is dramatically scale down the number of features in our (new web 2.0) product. What we want to achieve is a very low barrier to entry for new (or even current) customers and offer them just what they need (similar question is “How much functionality of MS Word do you use? Most probably 10%, but you pay for the 100%…)
    After the initial feedback from the market we then will start to offer bronze, silver and gold versions.
    But anyway, if you want to be kept in the loop look at our link. But a lot of momentum in this new space needs to come from the vendors, I think


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  8. Daren Zenner Says:

    Daren Zenner

    Enterprise 2.0 – Where to get started? | Enterprise 2.0 – Teaching, Learning, Sharing, Collaborating

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