Wonder why enterprise social software tools haven’t quite taken off in the enterprise? It’s because real friends do not use words like "social networking" or " enterprise". According to Gartner, the key to social is getting employees to “opt in” because the social tool is something that engages employees and offers them a significantly better way to work. I don’t think you can take the very essence of social networking and make it template driven.
Recently I participated in a peer-led roundtable for 20 CIOs representing companies from California, Arizona and Texas. The subject of the half-day conference: Innovation: Answers Are Obsolete, Ask Killer Questions.
Who would have thought that spending few hours at an Innovation Workshop would help flex my design thinking muscles? Who even knew that we had such muscles buried deep inside our brains? I sure didn’t.
Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to step outside our Sunnyvale offices at Juniper Networks, and see the last fly-by of the Space Shuttle as it piggy-backed on top of a 747 directly over Moffett Field. What an amazing example of innovation actually flying by my very eyes.