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Hans de Zwart, writing in his blog this week about Automattic (the company behind Wordpress) states "They would say that their productivity as a company is dependent on how well they communicate."
I have seen so many examples of organistations where the opposite is the reality: Where the communication structures in place actually inhibit productivity.
If knowledge and information is the lifeblood of your organisation, shouldn't you provide every means possible to allow it to flow freely?
Yes, they should. One of the problems is the volume of mass emails that do not contribute to communication or productivity. It would work so much better if we could get relevant RSS feeds to control the company “junk” mail. Wouldn’t be great if the CEO would have a blog?
One interface that includes email, IM, and RSS would be a great way to organize everyone. You could also include “favorites” for shared and personal drives and websites. Too practical?
It can be done. Atos are moving to an email-free working culture: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16055310, and Deloitte in Australia already have a highly effective flat communications network, which their CEO is very active on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn4Bz8Bm4Fw