Thursday, October 8, 2009

Re-launch of & Launch of Visual Markets

We don’t normally do mail outs like this, but with our re-launch of the Web site being such a significant event for us, we wanted to share it with you all. It is now 3 years since we launched and it has continuously grown in popularity over that time. We have made freely available some 40 papers, presentations and videos, something we intend to continue.

The most significant change is the incorporation of Web 2.0 functionality through our “Friends of Optimice” feature. We aim to now not only be a publishing site, but to also help our readers connect with each other. By answering a simple survey you can see how your profile fits with other readers on a dynamically changing social network map. If you want to make yourself available for contact with fellow readers simply join our “Friend of Optimice” LinkedIn group

We haven’t forgotten the publishing side. We have two new white papers:

“The Tyranny of Top Down: Learning to Manage Sideways” which provides evidence through case studies as to how limiting top down management can be and offers 10 tips for managing sideways.

“Departments @ War” uses organisational network analysis to identify trust (and mistrust) networks across organisations and shows how value networks can be used to help build trust.

Finally, we are launching our new Visual Markets market research service with a major report which overviews the methods and provides a detailed analysis of the Australasian IT&T market. The report will be available for purchase in November but you can get free chapters from the pre-release here.

We look forward to meeting you in Friends of Optimice!