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If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. We’re a financial services company.

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0 Remember?)

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. The Evolllution.

Chance favours the Connected Company

Harold Jarche

Supporting the creation of social networks can increase knowledge-sharing which can lead to more innovation, especially in networks built on trust.

OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike. Culture as an “…ideational system.

‘Sharing’ culture

Clark Quinn

I was in a recent conversation about a company facing strong growth and worried about the impact on culture. This company had a positive culture, in that people were diverse, friendly, upbeat, and committed to contributing. It takes all the elements of a learning culture and organizational change, of course.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Get Social.

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. You change individuals who change other individuals, who change companies. Let me explain.

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

Once you have video sharing in place, what are some of the effective ways in which you can utilize it within your organization? 1) Social Learning.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

Intriguingly, I am hearing that some companies are using Twitter as a free enterprise microblogging platform, using protected accounts.

You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties

Dan Pontefract

Mobilizing social networks beyond project team frontiers: The case of polar expeditions ; Lecoutre, Marc; Lièvre, Pascal. Cross, Rob.

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

Social media, used well, provides an opportunity to build relationships in a world in which most financial services are executed online.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees. And You?

What is possible: how the social enterprise drives differentiation

Ross Dawson

As such I gave a big picture view of how our increasingly networked world is changing organizations, spent some time on the vision of what a better-connected company can be and can achieve, and wrapped up with some of the realities to recognize in achieving the grand vision. This issue ties together internal and external social media.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

My instinctive hunch about habit has company. Habit refers to the extent to which behavior has become automatic as a result of prior learning.”

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface.

When Culture Eats Your Foundation’s Social Media Strategy for Breakfast

Beth Kanter

What do you need to do less of to make time for social media? What keeps your organization from learning and improving social media strategy?

The Cultural Impact of The Future of You

Luis Suarez

They just don’t see the value of being just one more voice adding to the noise , which is essentially what most companies want (mistakenly).

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These companies are working harder than ever, trying to achieve greater efficiencies and predictability.  Why is this happening? 

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution.  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.”  .

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Women in High-Tech.

Steve Denning

It’s a backstabbing frat-boy alpha-male ultra-jock culture. Looking at the movie, The Social Network , the answer would be a resounding no.

Where Does Leadership of Social Media Lie?

Dan Pontefract

Yet it’s puzzling because it states, “The consensus across companies, industries and executives is that marketing and IT are converging.”

The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Having a good job meant working for one such company.  The other great force is changing social habits.  asks The Economist. 

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The social matrix, the Internet of all things, big data and advanced analytics, and realizing anything as a services are the report’s top four trends. 

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

then gave way to the many-to-many social media phase.  How can companies reduce the threats to their business models?  Web 2.0

Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

So what has this got to do with leadership and culture? To me, it’s a natural example of both informal and social learning.

Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

times the size of the second most valuable company, Microsoft. But beyond that, he also dealt with IBM’s culture.  . history. 

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But now there is a new trust calculus, powered by both social and economic forces.”. Customers and companies share power.”.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For a while now, companies have been racing to try to keep with the relentless advances of digital technologies.  IBM barely survived. .

Has the Economic Meltdown & 9/11 Impacted our Definition of Teams?

Dan Pontefract

There are a lot less physical eye-to-eye interactions in companies today and in the foreseeable future. Phase 2 : July, 2004 through July 2008.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

Crystal Decisions and Business Objects sought to create the perfect company in terms of its culture when that acquisition was announced.

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Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content.  But, despite the widespread success of public social networks, many companies have been slow to embrace social media as an integral part of their workplace. 

SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SCoPE: Seminars: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 How do you track and keep up with blog conversations?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a typical company, they pointed out, there is a layer of middle management whose primary responsibility is to act as a kind of gear box between senior management and the organization’s operational activities. These collaborative, social networks nicely complement the strengths and weaknesses of a companys classic hierarchy.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New companies can now be launched without a massive investment in personnel and IT infrastructure. 

The Evolution toward a Global Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, it was quite a bit more difficult to reach out beyond the company ’ s boundaries, especially to one with a different proprietary e-mail system. 

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This theme was well described in the conference website :  “Information and network technologies are influencing and changing the world, as we know it: from politics to economics to social habits.  The optimists in the panels, myself included, pointed out that social media technologies are barely five to ten years old. 

The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This has resulted in all kinds of innovative applications, - search, e-commerce, entertainment, social networks, Watson-like intelligent systems, and so on.  Standards The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry.  Many companies embraced this collaborative, open culture

Innovation is a network activity

Harold Jarche

– How Culture Drove Human Evolution. No networks, no learning. What about an entire society? Innovation

The revolution starts within

Harold Jarche

Are there deep impenetrable departmental silos within a non-collaborative culture? The network era revolution starts within each of us.