If innovation is the most overused word of 2014 , then “social business” must be the most misappropriated term. Every other organisation I come across is claiming to be one. But what does it mean to be a social business? Altimeter Group defines it as: “The deep integration of social media and social methodologies into the … Continue reading 20 Signs You’re Probably Not Working For A Social Business
“Until there is a monumental shift in the leadership dynamic from the old fashioned command and control to a collaborative, status free, matrix way of working, then the debate about the need for an office (in the traditional sense) will be a long one.” – Tracey Johnson commenting on Why The Death Of The Office … Continue reading Managers are waste: Five organisations saying goodbye to the boss
Social is no longer just about collaboration; it’s about unlocking the engines of collective knowledge, differentiated expertise and rapid learning across the whole organisation. (In 2014) we’ll see workplaces and marketplaces fusing together like never before; enterprises will be thinking and acting differently in the context of social – Andrew Grill , Social Business in 2014 This … Continue reading How social helps us cross organisational borders
It’s little over two years since Bromford lifted any restrictions on social media and offered complete freedom to every single colleague. Our world didn’t end. In fact it got better. It’s almost impossible to remember what life was like before the wall came down. Hundreds of Bromford people have online profiles and blogs. Virtually all are members … Continue reading The Unexpected Benefits Of Becoming A Social Organisation
“Companies often want this one single voice but when you have thousands of employees there’s no way you can have a single voice and be authentic,” – Professor Joonas Rokka One of the best links I saw last week was about how employees active on social media play a crucial role in corporate brand management. … Continue reading Your Own Personal Social Media Policy: 10 Top Tips
One of the most repeated laws of the social web is that people trust word of mouth recommendation via personal networks more than they do advertising or PR. With that in mind , it’s odd that more organisations don’t harness one of the most powerful resources at their disposal-the people they employ. If ,for example, you … Continue reading How Social Are Your Organisational Values?
‘Pecha Kucha’ (literally – “Chit Chat” in Japanese) is a short presentation of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. The 20×20 format allows the presenter to talk for six minutes and 40 seconds – no more, no less – on a personal passion, project or interest of their choice. I was recently asked to … Continue reading 20 Things They Never Told Us About Going Social