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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?
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