"It may well be that the prime denominator of future competitive advantage will be related to which people are allowed to have what discussions about which topics with whom, when and where. The manager becomes kind of a talk show host. The question of whether one should try to be Jerry Springer or the Oprah Winfrey of the firm, we leave that to you. Funky Inc. is build around forums, virtual and real, where people can meet, rather than boxes and arrows that isolate them in unbreakable silos."
Here are the results from a recent Working Wounded Blog/ABCNews.com online ballot:
How do you check out a consultant or author before you hire them?
I just go by what they've written, 2.8 percent
I check out their own company, 14.2 percent
I check out companies they've worked with, 34.2 percent
I don't use consultants, 48.5 percent
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