Virtual Enterprise Networks: current best practice in the UK
Andrew Faughy, General Manager and Director of VEN Operations Ltd, gives an excellent video lecture ‘VEN: The Story so Far’ at the ICE Conference (Milan 2006) on the Virtual Enterprise Network concept in practice in Yorkshire in the UK involving nearly 400 small businesses.
Andrew discusses in very practical terms:
- The business and economic imperatives which spawned VENs in Yorkshire
- The Structures and models which can be used for VENs
- How VENs work in different scenarios
- What next for VENs in Yorkshire – a 12-18 month look ahead
To watch the video (38 mins)
For more on VENs see My best collaborative business network articles
Bioteams Books Reviews
Humans and animals do not need complete information to act; they can operate on various clues provided there is a sufficient context. Organizational teams can also use this thin slicing technique in conjunction with short messaging to enhance their performance. Malcolm Gladwell’s introspective book Blink digs deep into the abyss of human cognition to illustrate the human ability to think at a subconscious level. The idea of thin slicing is used where one is introduced to only a few snippets of information which lead to a series of conclusions based on moments of rapid cognition – an ability claimed to be intrinsically dormant in most humans. By bioteams guest author Max Bhanabhai.