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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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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>