The best Networked Organisation buidling tool in the world?
Writing about web page http://www.wmccm.co.uk
For the past few years we have been working on the use of ebusiness to help small and medium size companies, and engineering ones in particular! Over the last year I have made an speciall attempt to find out what is happening in EU funded research in this area, guess what? lost of well written papers, but the state of actual practice appears to be very patchy. I am particularly frustrated by the EU ECOLEAD project (type that in your google search bar!). Some really good ideas, such as
“In ten years, in response to fast changing market conditions, most enterprises and specially the SMEs will be part of some sustainable collaborative networks that will act as breeding environments for the formation of dynamic virtual organizations.”
but the actual practice is that a spec for a breeding environment has only recently been listed. Why am I anoyed! because we have had such a breeding environment for the past three years! WMCCM has over 3300 company members, over 40,000 tenders adn has created oover £4m of new business for our region.
More on this subject later, but this rant to start off with.