[This is a guest post by Travis Roe from Hyland's Cloud team.]
[This is a guest post by Travis Roe from Hyland's Cloud team.]
According to Gallup, in AVERAGE organizations, 33 percent of workers are engaged in their jobs, 49 percent are not engaged, and 18 percent are actively disengaged. On the other hand, in WORLD-CLASS organizations, the numbers are vastly different: 67 percent of workers are engaged in their jobs, 26 percent are not engaged, and only 7 percent are actively disengaged.
Unfortunately, most organizations still look like the fictional company Dunder Mifflin in the show The Office. Most of the systems that are used to engage employees are an afterthought. In far too many organizations, "collaboration" is just another name for sending around big attachments on email to a long list of recipients, asking everyone to "comment," and then sending those comments via a "reply-all" message.
Some advice from AIIM’s community of 80,000 practitioners:
1 -- If you're not fully engaging your employees, your business is probably falling behind the competition.
2 -- You can no longer assume that engagement will happen serendipitously in your organization.
3 -- You need to think strategically about the information systems that are necessary to make it happen.
Help your organization address this strategic challenge by comparing notes with hundreds of other fellow-travelers at AIIM15. Check out the ENGAGE track.
New predictions from Brian Solis, Tom Koulopoulos, and Chris Surdak are in our new e-book.
As we start to think about #AIIM14, I thought I would ask a number of our sponsors a few identical questions and put them on a bit of a hot seat with regards to how they see the future -- and let attendees start thinking about your own questions to ask them in Orlando. Here are the three questions I'll ask:
Ali Moinuddin, CMO of Workshare, discusses the increasing VALUE of information; along with increasing volume and velocity.
No professional is an island. We are always engaged in some form of collaboration, whether we are working with colleagues, customers, or partners. As AIIM members know, one of the most visible ways that we collaborate is on documents. We all work together to create budgets, improve presentations, and build sales proposals.
We have the results, we're just waiting on the design of the report. A few preview numbers...
To give credit where credit is due, saw this originally on Gina Trapani's blog, Smarterware.
I'll be taking a bit of vacation over the next two weeks, so I thought I would take the opportunity of highlighting a few books on my Summer reading list.
One of the good things about using a Kindle or Kindle on an iPAD for reading is the ability to use highlights to create a running summary of a book's highlights. Even better is that these highlights are aggregated across ALL readers. So in effect, any book can have a built in summary, generated by the wisdom of the crowds. Pretty cool stuff.
So in my vacation posts I'll highlight a few books I've enjoyed recently, and some Kindle-generated excerpts to give you a snapshot of the contents.
Rework is both a practical guide for nimble organizations and a great marketing piece for the authors, Jason Fried and David Hansson. These are the guys are the founders of 37Signals. This is the company behind such great SaaS offerings as Basecamp (project management), Highrise (CRM), Backpack (collaboration), and Campfire (activity streaming).
Per Seth Godin, "This book will make you uncomfortable. Depending on what you do all day, it might make you extremely uncomfortable. That's a very good thing, because you deserve it. We all do. Jason and David have broken all the rules and won. Again and again they've demonstrated that the that the regular way isn't necessarily the right way. They just don't say it, they do it. And they do it better than just about anyone has any right to expect."
This is a quick read, but worthwhile. And for small companies and organizations struggling with SharePoint and other higher end collaborative and document management products, the suite from 37Signals is worth a look.
Per the wisdom of the crowds on Kindle, a few representative quotes...
"Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up. The real hero is already home because she figured out a faster way to get things done."
"You’re better off with a kick-ass half than a half-assed whole."
"It’s the stuff you leave out that matters. So constantly look for things to remove, simplify, and streamline. Be a curator. Stick to what’s truly essential. Pare things down until you’re left with only the most important stuff. Then do it again. You can always add stuff back in later if you need to."
"If I’d listened to customers, I’d have given them a faster horse. —HENRY FORD"
"So emulate famous chefs. They cook, so they write cookbooks. What do you do? What are your “recipes”? What’s your “cookbook”? What can you tell the world about how you operate that’s informative, educational, and promotional?"
"Policies are organizational scar tissue. They are codified overreactions to situations that are unlikely to happen again. They are collective punishment for the misdeeds of an individual."
You might also be interested in our new and revised SharePoint e-book, the first in a new series we'll be releasing over the next few months. Download a copy -- 8 Things You Always Wanted to Know About SharePoint -- But Were Afraid to Ask. There is no registration required and the book is free. You can even post it on your own web site and use it for whatever purpose you wanted.
Enterprise content management is already composed of a complex, broad set of ideas and technologies - over the next 5 years, a convergence of trends across multiple software categories will have a massive impact on this space. This list is by no means exhaustive, as vendors will also need to deal with evolving challenges around security, retention, workflow, capture, and other aspects of ECM, but the following eight trends will fundamentally change how we build and deploy content management solutions:
Our guest columnist today is Chris Surdak, the Content, Collaboration & Communication Solutions Director for . Chris has
over 20 years of experience including management consulting, IT Strategy,
Architecture & Implementation and business process reengineering. Recently, he has focused on the areas of
Enterprise 2.0, Litigation Support, eDiscovery and IT Governance, developing
solutions in these areas for Fortune 1000 clients.