By now, the idea of Web 2.0 is nothing new. Higher speed connections, social networks and online communities leave no misunderstanding that the next iteration of the internet is here and now.
But what about Org 2.0? If the web has changed our behavior, how is it likely to impact the behavior of organizations and businesses, especially yours, in this decade?
In a terrific post this week from Harold Jarache, he summarizes the The 2020 Workplace, Jeanne Meister and Karie Willyerd’s book where they make 20 predictions by the end. William Gibson said, “The future is already here – It’s just not very evenly distributed.”
Here are some of Harold’s thoughts on where we are with some of his predictions, with the help of Jeanne and Karie’s book:
- Your mobile device will become your office, your classroom, and your concierge. We’re already seeing this with young people. They’d rather go without a car. Mobile computing is the future that is already here.
- Web commuters will force corporate offices to reinvent themselves. Yes, working online IS different.
- Job requirements for CEOs will include blogging. How else can you communicate with everyone effectively and efficiently? It’s sure not by email and face-to-face is difficult in distributed organizations. I would include podcasts & video in this statement.
- Social media literacy will be required for all employees. I give this perhaps 24 months. We no longer offer training on email. Connecting to online social networks for working and learning will be a fact of life much sooner than later.
- The lines among marketing, communications and learning will blur. I’ve called this the integration of organizational support. What we at the Internet Time Alliance call working smarter is a culture supported by social learning; collaborative work and a leadership framework. Technology enables this but the three pillars are more important than any technology platform.
Check out Harold’s blog. We think he’s a thoughtful writer.
We started LiveMind to help people teach others on topics about which they are passionate in the type of training environment they are likely to see in the future.
Are you ready for Org 2.0?