You need to establish credibility since you are going to be asking people to make changes and this introduces potential risk.
This implies: Preparing the workforce for 2.0 means you have to prepare yourself first.
Your ability to establish a trusting partnership with the workplace will help you work together to prepare them. You need to listen carefully to understand what your company needs to develop on it’s journey.
This implies: There is no one E2.0 that you all have to get to. Each company has it’s own path.
Listening 11/12/09 Gil Yehuda.com What Why How Inspired by The Trusted Advisor by David Maister and Charles H Green
Who is asking and why? 11/12/09 Gil Yehuda.com
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Your peers provided their adoption advice to help you understand what they did and what you can learn from their journey.
I interviewed practitioners like you, who have implemented or are in process of implementing successful 2.0 initiatives in their company.
We started with a waterfall-like process that was offered by one practitioner, but quickly realized that reality is not as elegant as a waterfall process. We arrived at a description of the organizational scaffolding and adoption milestones based on the commonalities we discovered in the different stories.
Each path to 2.0 is unique to your company. But you have much to learn from the collected voices of your peers.
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