Obstacles to Enterprise 2.0 – Are you busy enough?

Andrew McAfee‘s MBA class raised a new issue in The Pursuit of Busyness. Would people who use the new Enterprise 2.0 tools (posting to a blog, edit a wiki) be perceived as not spending enough time working?

One of the concerns about most knowledge management projects is that the users will be too busy to contribute. Lawyers are always take the position that they are too busy. In part, because the unit of measurement is the billable hour. The more you work, the more you bill and the more revenue you produce.

I am planning to deploy some Enterprise 2.0 tools in the next version of our intranet using Sharepoint 2007. So I will continue to explore objections to these to tools, as well as the reasons for using them.

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