Notes in the Margin

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IBM’s “Working Beyong Borders” Report Highlights E2.0 Challenges

IBM recently conducted a study called “Working beyond Borders” focused on the challenges facing Global Chief Human Resource Officers. The study, which surveyed 707 executives in 61 different countries, focused on three key shortfalls: cultivating creative leaders, mobilizing for speed and flexibility, and capitalizing on collective intelligence.

Relating to the third focus – Capitalizing on collective intelligence, the heart of social and collaborative initiatives – the report has some interesting data points, including:

  • Financial outperformers are 57 percent more likely than underperformers to use collaborative and social networking tools to enable global teams to work more effectively together.
  • 78 percent of HR leaders do not think their organizations are effective at fostering collaboration and social networking.
  • Yet only 21 percent of companies have recently increased the amount they invest in the collaboration tools.
  • Only 19 percent of respondents regularly use collaborative technologies to identify individuals with relevant knowledge and skills.
  • 23 percent use collaborative technologies to preserve critical knowledge, while 27 percent use it to spread innovation more widely across their organization.

The original report can be found on the IBM site.


Written by tstaley

October 30, 2010 at 6:30 am

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