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Re: [cp] CoPs: Quo Vadis?

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  • Cory Banks
    Thanks for the advice. Your experience supports some of our fears. Cory ... -- Sent from Gmail for mobile | mobile.google.com Thanks Cory Banks Profile:
    Message 1 of 13 , Jul 20, 2009
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      Thanks for the advice. Your experience supports some of our fears.

      Cory

      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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      > From: com-prac@yahoogroups.com [mailto:com-prac@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of Cory Banks
      > Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 1:39 AM
      > To: com-prac@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [cp] CoPs: Quo Vadis?
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > 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..
      >
      > Cory
      >
      > On 7/12/09, Fred Nickols <nickols@... <mailto:nickols%40att.net> >
      > wrote:
      >> I'm curious as to what people see as the current state of affairs and
      > likely
      >> future directions for CoPs. Are CoPs still "hot"? Do execs still
      > hanker
      >> after them? Are they alive and well, out in the open, or have some of
      > them
      >> moved underground? Do they stand tall and proud or do they take a low
      >> profile?
      >>
      >> Fred Nickols
      >> Managing Partner
      >> Distance Consulting LLC
      >> nickols@... <mailto:nickols%40att.net>
      >> www.nickols.us
      >>
      >> "Assistance at a Distance"
      >>
      >>
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      > Cory Banks
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      Thanks

      Cory Banks

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