Are You Making Time for Your Team to Innovate?: Online Collaboration «


Are You Making Time for Your Team to Innovate?

“The great potential of collaboration: innovation.

“Using a team, rather than an individual, isn’t just a way to get things done faster, it’s also a way to do things better, and do better things. Gone are the days when innovation was handled by management. Smart businesses know that idea generation, prototyping and testing happens on the ground, on the frontline, at the coalface — whatever cliche you prefer.

“When viewed in this context, the shorter timeframes implied by the increased capacity in a team must necessarily expand. Why? Because innovation takes time.”

Good article on trend away from email


Email use Falls as Young Chat and Text (nytimes.com)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/21/technology/21email.html

James E. Katz, the director for the Center for Mobile Communications Studies at Rutgers University, said this was not the death of e-mail but more of a downgrade, thanks to greater choice and nuance among communications tools.

“It’s painful for them,” he said of the younger generation and e-mail. “It doesn’t suit their social intensity.”