Re: [cp] CoPs: Quo Vadis?
- Thanks for the advice. Your experience supports some of our fears.
On 7/21/09, Merklein, Jack L <jack.merklein@...> wrote:
> Cory; experience tells me that business-related CoPs must be cared for
> and nurtured; as someone who has helped establish CoPs for P&L centers,
> I can tell you that billable activities will always win out over
> non-billable activities. So, any CoP within a P&L center most normally
> needs someone to be the steward for that CoP, and typically that person
> should be from outside (i.e., non-billable) the center. Otherwise, the
> CoP tends to wither and die. Also, be very cautious about establishing a
> stovepipe mentality; sometimes innovation comes from reading/hearing
> about the lessons learned from another group; the applicability to
> another group may not be visible.
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> I am currently asking the question of 'Do we need CoPs?' to our leaders.
> Previously CoPs provided a horizontal connection across a
> geographically based organisation.
> After recently restructuring along capability lines, shouldn't this be
> part or the day-to-day operations as opposed to being a seperate
> program? Truth is that the concepts remain the same, they hopefully
> become the responsibility of those with p&l accountability. Risky but
> it will be interesting.
> We are now looking at other communities/networks that need incubating.
> Customers, markets, partners etc..
> On 7/12/09, Fred Nickols <nickols@... <mailto:nickols%40att.net> >
>> I'm curious as to what people see as the current state of affairs and
>> future directions for CoPs. Are CoPs still "hot"? Do execs still
>> after them? Are they alive and well, out in the open, or have some of
>> moved underground? Do they stand tall and proud or do they take a low
>> Fred Nickols
>> Managing Partner
>> Distance Consulting LLC
>> nickols@... <mailto:nickols%40att.net>
>> "Assistance at a Distance"
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