Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. Have we forgotten that with social networking for business we are all in it for the long run? Where did we leave behind the social business transformation? And just like we commoditised email back in the day, it’s starting to look like we are commoditising social networking for business along the very same lines. . practitioner, specially, in the Social Web.

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Luis Suarez

I guess there is another kind of unexpected thrill around freelancing that I didn’t think would be possible before, and yet it’s been one of the most rewarding I can relate to from my nearly three years long journey as an independent adviser on Social Business and Digital Transformation: speaking at clients’ events. After having written about what are some of my current work streams as a freelancer in the realm of Social Business and Digital Transformation (i.e.

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Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Earlier on in the week, my good friend, Eric Zigus , put together a rather thought provoking blog post that surely has got me thinking big time about the whole topic of adoption of Social / Open Business and about the different techniques that fellow practitioners get to employ to help other knowledge workers embrace new technologies, whatever those may well be. In Adoption via Peer Pressure? Adoption works in mysterious ways.

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities. To name: – Create and consolidate a Social Board of Advisors to help improve the feedback mechanism for our very own Enterprise Social Software Solutions.

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

While I was pondering further along preparing my coming back to blogging I just couldn’t help reflecting on a good number of the various different articles that I have posted over here in the last few months, some of them exposing, quite frankly, perhaps too bluntly, at times, some of the various different challenges that Social Business, still today in 2013, keeps facing in order to provoke that massive business transformation we have all been anticipating for quite a bit.

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

So, as I am ramping up the last few hours of my holidays, yesterday afternoon I found out, through my colleagues, that, after a long while, our IBM Social Software Internal Adoption Program is now ready to transcend the firewall and go external. Benefits & Metrics (With plenty of anecdotal evidence, and success stories from fellow IBMers who were facing real problems and found real solutions with social technologies). ( Note: You see?

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Luis Suarez

And, finally, after “ Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge ” and “ […] – A Commitment “, here’s the last article of the series, where I will be focusing on “ An Opportunity ” for Social Business in 2013 (and beyond), more than anything else by touching base on a deeper level on what I covered at both of those blog entries and what I have been experiencing and reflecting upon myself over the course of the last year or two.

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections

Luis Suarez

I know that some of you folks may be wondering about what happened back in January about who moved my cheese and why was I so relatively quiet on social networks for a good few weeks, right? In short, it’s the one that provoked the extended period of silence on the Social Web and which concluded with me deciding to *not* stand till, do nothing and wait for the pay-check at the end of the month and succumb to everything that I have never believed in, in the first place.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? At least, judging from that article Jeanne Meister published earlier on under the heading “ 2013 – The Year of Social HR ” and where she gets to develop further on a good number of different social media trends that will be affecting HR over the course of the next year.

There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Luis Suarez

It has been nearly two weeks since the last post that I put over here in this blog, so I am sure that plenty of you folks out there may have been thinking I have been on holidays, or taking the typical summer break , and that at some point in time I may well be coming back to blogging on a regular basis, along with picking up my external social networking activities. The reason why all of these social networking tools are so popular with 2.0

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

million customers and over $38 billion in assets – delivered a speech where he waxed lyrical about being a social CEO. Early on in the talk, Peter said, “I believe we are at the confluence of two revolutions – a social revolution and a technology revolution.” Learning can happen in formal, informal, social, non-formal and experiential ways but it does not solely happen – as is traditionally defined in C-Suite circles – as training.

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

The truth is that I am ready to make plenty of blunt moves on redefining my social networking presence out there on the Social Web, and I will be sharing some further insights on that regard very soon, but one thing for sure is that at this point in time my blog will remain where it is. I would probably even venture to state that perhaps it will be one of the most critical key capabilities that this new social networking site would have to offer to the whole Social Web.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? At least, judging from that article Jeanne Meister published earlier on under the heading “ 2013 – The Year of Social HR ” and where she gets to develop further on a good number of different social media trends that will be affecting HR over the course of the next year.

IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Luis Suarez

That is why over the course of last week you haven’t seen much of me out there on the Social Web and on this blog. However, and as usual when talking about metrics, the important bit is not really so much the focus on the social analytics, but more in the quality of the conversations and most of them have been outstanding. And that is that shift away from Social Business into Open Business. Always have been, even with Social Business.

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – Your Online Bio Profile and Digital Footprint

Luis Suarez

Interestingly enough, and over the course of that quiet period from the Social Web, I eventually spent plenty of time talking to people in my close networks about the massive change and what it could well mean for yours truly as I move forward into an uncertain, yet, exciting brave new world. And right after that realisation I had that strong, big ah-ha moment, while talking to plenty of folks in my network (And many more to come, I am sure!,

[ugc3] The Evolution of UGC

David Weinberger

Social networking is becoming ubiquitous, but the “creative stuff&# is still a minority behavior and is not growing at the same pace as social networking, watching videos, or writing reviews. Budgets for social marketing are still pretty low because the value of it is unproven. [ His data actually show that few people can prove profitability from social marketing but a majority think it is valuable ].

Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the time, a number of research institutions and leading edge companies were already using clusters of Intel processors running Linux as a way of building relatively inexpensive, and increasingly powerful supercomputers, as well as highly scalable web servers, distributed file and print servers, network firewalls , and other Internet infrastructure applications. and social networks.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. The great news is that social and informal learning don’t require new systems because learning can take place on the same “platform” as the existing social network, if a company already has one. Social computing. Learning Networks.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Use It To Drive A Successful Social Business &# where she comes to confirm what a whole bunch of us have been saying all along for a while now; that for an Enterprise to succeed in living social culture is going to play a key role at the same time that online communities will continue to be the major drivers of social software adoption, both inside and outside of the firewall. Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really.

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. So while the session focused on organizational adoption, it likely was the case that you should look for targeted adoption opportunities.

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Luis Suarez

Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Learning, Social Computing within the Enterprise, Productivity, Work Life Integration, etc. So today I am putting a remedy to that and will start sharing the odd blog post from now onwards on what I strongly believe it’s one of the major drivers of social software tools adoption , both inside and outside of the firewall. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Social Computing

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

. You may still remember how a while ago I put together over here a couple of blog posts, where I was talking extensively about the Social Business Adaptation Framework I’m currently using when working with clients in their various different change initiatives as part of their own Social Business journey. That’s why the third pillar of the Social Business Adaptation Framework I keep using all the time has always been about building a solid library of use cases.

The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands

Luis Suarez

A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. It’s easier to manage individuals than to facilitate communities and/or networks working together towards a common set of objectives.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Not only am I going to provide an account on what’s happened in the last few months of living “ A World Without Email “, but also I am going to be sharing a good number of insights on what’s happened around me, out there on the Social Web, and how other folks have been thinking, and taking action, too!, I know how at this point in time you may be wondering whether I would believe, or not, if email could turn all around and become a whole lot more social.

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

I recommend adopting their tools and their security mechanisms. Yammer (internal twittering) is almost impossible to explain to someone who has no experience with any social networking (and probably not with anything more than email lists). As a side note, I think selling Twitter/Yammer is harder than selling social bookmarking and wikis. Social bookmarking and wikis are often a smart replacement with obvious side benefits.

[berkman] Beth Kanter and Allison Fine on networked nonprofits

David Weinberger

Beth Kanter and Allison Fine are giving a Berkman lunchtime talk on their book The Networked Nonprofit. But the complexity of social problems is outpacing the capacity of any single organization to solve them. How could non-profits working through networks solve these problems? Non-networked non-profits work in silos, behind non-porous firewalls. Networked non-profits work up their professional networks within the organization.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. The social revolution of the 1960s gave rise to the concept that learning is individual. Social & Collaborative Activities.

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Learning is social. Today’s teenager] “wants to socialize instead of communicate,” Tammy Savage, group manager of Microsoft’s NetGen division, said in a recent interview. Know-how (creative skills, social practices, tacit knowing-as-doing, experience). Networking.

Enterprise 2.0 – A Joyful Definition

Luis Suarez

and Social Networking for Business. What if we would be capable of demonstrating that the Social Enterprise can be a fun place , while still getting work done? and the Social Enterprise ) from the original one coined by my good friend Andy McAfee in 2006 to a whole bunch of others. and its adoption behind the firewall, been feeling we have been doing far too much juggling to make it all work altogether nicely and without losing our sanity along the way?

2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging

Jane Hart

Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact Happy Christmas!   Here I highlighted the fact that social media was beginning to have a big impact on  workplace learning.   Many organisations still view social media tools as "trivial" and "time-wasting" with no place in business and ban access to many of them. I called on my Twitter network to help me answer the points made in the email. 

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From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Also From Workplace Courses to Communities (PDF from the Journal) From workplace courses to global conversations Nancy White and Josien Kapma A growing number of people and organizations in various sectors are focusing on communities (of practice) and networks, as a key to improving their performance. How are communities related to globalization and an increasingly networked world? Social interaction provides the context for learning.

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From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Also From Workplace Courses to Communities (PDF from the Journal) From workplace courses to global conversations Nancy White and Josien Kapma A growing number of people and organizations in various sectors are focusing on communities (of practice) and networks, as a key to improving their performance. How are communities related to globalization and an increasingly networked world? Social interaction provides the context for learning.

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Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Now that we are a couple of months into the “signal sharing&# of the Communities and Networks Connection , I wanted to share the top posts people have clicked into on the site (courtesy of the magic of Tony Karrer ). The following are the top posts in March from featured sources based on social signals, with a few annotations from posts that I found useful. Social Media ROI: Measuring the unmeasurable? Future of Social Networks by Charlene Li - Elsua , March 20, 2009.