Open Space IS Competitive Advantage

Searching, searching, searching… everybody’s searching for competitive advantage. And now Google’s found it. Of course. And the top-ranked factor? Well, it sure sounds like Open Space to me!

At google, we think business guru Peter Drucker well understood how to manage the new breed of ‘knowledge workers.’ After all, Drucker invented the term in 1959. He says knowledge workers believe they are paid to be effective, not to work 9 to 5, and that smart businesses will “strip away everything that gets in their knowledge workers’ way.” Those that succeed will attract the best performers, securing “the single biggest factor for competitive advantage in the next 25 years.”

MSNBC via Euan Semple, recognized recently as “info professional of the year” for the the cool stuff he’s doing at the BBC. Props and thanks, Euan!