People are our most important asset? We've heard that statement repeatedly from CEOs and HR executives for years, but it's more than just lipservice in today's rapidly changing business environment. Successful companies are those which become truly adaptable by utilizing their human capital to drive change and innovation. IBM's 2008 Global Human Capital Study shows that nearly two-thirds of CEOs are adapting their business models to be more globally integrated, allowing more partnerships across geographic borders, and fostering collaboration at all levels. The structure you put in place today that allows your people to connect with each other can make your operation more efficient, lead to new learning and innovation, enable your company to respond more quickly to shifting market demands and help retain your organization's intellectual capital. Ultimately, it could determine the success or failure of your business.