Following on from my recent post about the web, and how it can be used for good or ill, it occurred to me that the same is very much true for the use of web tools in the workplace. Simply deploying “Enterprise 2.0” tools will achieve very little if they aren’t accompanied by a change in attitudes and behaviours.
The biggest challenge with deploying Sharepoint isn’t that the technology isn’t great but that it doesn’t challenge deeply held assumptions about what it takes to run a business. It really is like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
I worry to see organisations of all sorts charged with making huge cuts but insisting on clinging to old ways of doing things . Really grasping what web tools can do for them, and changing practices, that in many cases have been around for decades, has such exciting potential to do more for less – and have more fun doing it!