Archive: June 29th, 2011

Convince My Boss Again Why We Need Social Media

Convince My Boss Again Why We Need Social Media

Your company’s owner is either a little too old school, out of touch with today’s modern world or both. If those descriptions sound familiar, then roll up your sleeves because you have some work on your hands, convincing him or her that social media is here to stay and will only grow.

When online communities go to work

When online communities go to work

While the debate continues on about whether consumer social networking is an effective model for how we should run our organizations in the future, one under-appreciated online phenomenon is quietly and steadily remaking the very notion of business itself.

The world of online communities has evolved with social computing to become one of the most powerful new models for getting work done. Read my exploration of “When online communities go to work.”

Social Intranet Design and Organizational Identity: Design for functionality and character

Social Intranet Design and Organizational Identity: Design for functionality and character

In a social organization, the design of digital social tools like intranets should reflect the organizational features that define the organization. These design features, no matter how subtle, can ‘auto-communicate’ and make salient the characteristics that matter most, and help organizations stay authentic.

Emerging Opportunities

Emerging Opportunities

As the idea of work is changing for employees and other stakeholders in a business, a crucial opportunity has emerged for businesses to become more flexible and open – increasing efficiency and reducing inertia.

Non-exempt Social Business

Non-exempt Social Business

Employees are a key element in social business. As a company starts to activate and officially sanction its employees to publish social media and use social technology, the details of managing the participation of a diverse workforce get tricky quickly.