The Future of Teamwork

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The Future of Teamwork presentation was the introduction to a series of workshops showing how online applications can change the way organisations work.

We looked at collaboration and how cloud based software as a service tools can increase productivity, profitability and make an organisation more agile.

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  • Welcome Personal introduction Housekeeping: Toilets, exits, mobiles to silent. structure of the morning opportunity for questions show how your business can use online tools to enhance teamwork why teamwork matters in the new economy introduce to the neighbour, how do they see their team.
  • barriers are falling around the world the days of dominant players are over age of commoditisation an age of great opportunities but also challenges some of your competitors don't exist yet you can't anticipate where competitors, challenges and opportunities will next come from. your team needs to be nimble and agile
  • IT is like a pyramid, at the pointy end we have the applications, below those we have the servers. pyramids are big, expensive and difficult to move online services reduce the size of pyramid this pyramid is 1500 years old move your systems online, onto the cloud where others do the work for you. don't knock IT people IT people have a difficult life vendor lock in licensing online apps pay as you go remove OS wars end of Mac vs PC ease of traing standardised systems no longer matter security and dr issues software patching and advisories major tech businesses employ hundreds of people to lock down systems data loss keeps IT staff awake at night business continuity Liverpool council (Sydney) fire and disruption to operations PWC claim 70% of businesses go bust after major data loss online applications reduce risk
  • The Future of Teamwork

    1. the future of teamwork  <ul><li>The economy is becoming more globalised </li></ul><ul><li>New tools are changing the way we work </li></ul><ul><li>Teams are becoming more important </li></ul><ul><li>Managers have to be real leaders </li></ul><ul><li>We have to trust our workforces </li></ul>
    2. The future is online <ul><ul><li>Our world is changing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>society is becoming more connected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in the digital, online business world, commerce is faster and globalised. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>change over twenty years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>competitors, employees and staff can be anywhere in the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the facebook generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pew Internet survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search in business </li></ul></ul>the future is online
    3. the global connected economy <ul><ul><li>rise of new economies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>always on digital connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use of social media tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>linked in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>alibaba </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>o-desk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rapid ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tools accessible to everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>today's competitors could be in Chicago, Seoul and Bangalore . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tomorrow's competitors, suppliers, customers or staff could be these kids in Bhutan or any of the billions of their contemporaries in Africa and Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you need to be fast to pick up opportunities and meet threats. </li></ul></ul>flickr/laihiu
    4. barriers are falling <ul><ul><li>barriers are falling around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the days of dominant players are over </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>age of commoditisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>an age of great opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>but also challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some of your competitors don't exist yet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you can't anticipate where competitors, challenges and opportunities will next come from. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>your team needs to be nimble and agile </li></ul></ul>
    5. teamwork is the competitive advantage <ul><ul><li>our people are our most important asset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>today that line is true </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>your team's idea are essential for sucdess </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teams have to be nimble and cost effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>able to realise new ideas fast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>redefine the team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>your business division </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>suppliers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>customers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with the rise of social media tools your customers are part of your team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>silos are breaking down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>customers, suppliers and team members can be anywhere in the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>believing good ideas only come out of head office dooms your business. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>being big and rich are no longer protections </li></ul></ul>the competitive advantage
    6. Dismantling the edifice <ul><ul><li>IT is like a pyramid, at the pointy end we have the applications, below those we have the servers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pyramids are big, expensive and difficult to move </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online services reduce the size of pyramid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>this pyramid is 1500 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>move your systems online, onto the cloud where others do the work for you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>don't knock IT people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT people have a difficult life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vendor lock in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>licensing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online apps pay as you go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>remove OS wars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>end of Mac vs PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ease of traing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>standardised systems no longer matter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>security and dr issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>software patching and advisories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>major tech businesses employ hundreds of people to lock down systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>data loss keeps IT staff awake at night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>business continuity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liverpool council (Sydney) fire and disruption to operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PWC claim 70% of businesses go bust after major data loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online applications reduce risk </li></ul></ul>dismantling the edifice
    7. The online apps difference <ul><ul><li>designed with teams in mind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>history of computers  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>desktop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>connected to network </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>outside access problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>rise of email </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>version control </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>today apps allow us to work in real time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teams can be anywher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>compatibility  problems solved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>browser based </li></ul></ul>the online apps difference
    8. Making the online transition <ul><ul><li>transition can be incremental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>online can sit next to offline apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>no capex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pilots are cheap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intuitive and cheap </li></ul></ul>making the transition
    9. future steps <ul><li>Be open to new products and trends </li></ul><ul><li>Allow your staff to experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Trust your staff and customers </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate cost savings </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Follow international trends </li></ul>

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