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This 45-page report provides an overview and gives recommendations based on research collected from over 500 participants during June and July, 2010. These individuals come from a diverse range of companies and industries, from small to extremely large enterprises. The goal is to better understand the interplay of technology, collaborative work cultures and leadership.
First, we cover Enterprise 2.0 adoption, and examine the collaboration tools and technologies that are used in today’s American businesses. We all have heard and possibly experienced the web 2.0 revolution, now this movement is readily occurring in companies. This reports highlights how well businesses integrate Enterprise Collaboration Technologies (ECT), whether social media policies are in place and how workers perceive collaboration and its impacts. We ask participants to list tools which they officially use for work, and tools they informally utilize to get their job tasks done.
Second, we cover collaborative work cultures and provide an assessment of “The State of Collaboration” in American enterprises. Unlike typical press about the powers of technology, this report grounds the reader in understanding the larger system collaboration issues. Different psychological and social variables are covered.
Finally, leadership issues are discussed, including organizational structure, decision-making, and an exploration of Mission, Vision and Values. Thus, when the Triple pyramid of collaboration (Technology, Culture, and Leadership) is optimized, true collaborative cultures may emerge.
Definitions, data handling, disclaimers, and more are found in later sections. All summary figures and graphs are available in the appendix.
By reading this report, decision makers will better understand many collaboration issues in deploying Enterprise technologies, making sure that they focus not only on technological issues, but people and leadership issues as well.
Here at E2.0 Pros, we specialize in developing collaborative enterprises. We thank all participants who took part in this research.