Monday, April 14, 2008

Random connections ...

Every now and then I read a combination of random articles that in total make me shiver. Today's chilling trio are:-

  • Japanese firms are "creating the world's first ratings agency looking at data security" in other companies.
  • Autonomy releases a "Policeman Inside Your Computer And Inside Your Corporate Blog"
  • an American consultancy is accused of "bringing 'union-busting' tactics to Britain"

Now this reads like some sort of 1984 dystopian nightmare. I've noted that the American consultancy involved, the Burke Group, believes that "human resources issues are a collaborative process of partnering".

Well I agree. Collaboration is often an important factor in success, however it is also worth remembering that people innovate and not companies.

Without companies, people are still people but without people, companies are nothing.

So what should you do if you're faced with a Burke & Autonomy & Rating nightmare? The most powerful weapons we have are openness and collaboration. Share your own ideas with the rest of the world and if you want to make a change in your company, form a union.

Nothing worthwhile comes easy, you need to fight for it. Fortunately those good people at Retroshare have released a new version of their system for the private broadcasting of messages.