Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning
JULY 7, 2014
Online workshop takes place 14 July – 15 August 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast or Chatter to provided the infrastructure for collaborative working in the business. Social learning
If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture
MAY 29, 2015
We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. In part, it’s why enterprise social networks haven’t fully become a crucial component to an organization’s operating practice. enterprise social networks leadership esn
The Fallacy of Social Networking
JULY 30, 2012
You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.
Enabling and supporting workplace learning on your Enterprise Social Network
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Next public online workshop takes place 29 September – 31 October 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working int he organisation. Social learning
What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.
Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan
MARCH 14, 2011
One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, that Social Networking can be serious.
Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt
JULY 26, 2010
and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Do we adopt the industry standards?
Forums vs. Social Networks?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. So, I'm trying to figure out what's going to be the right software / service to adopt, but I'm also trying to think about the differences in: Forum / Threaded Discussion / Group Examples are Google Groups and Yahoo Groups.
Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users
MARCH 27, 2011
On the occasion LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman sent out an email to the first 100,000 users thanking them for being early adopters. While I closely followed the social networking space at the time, I didn’t join many. When I was writing Living Networks in 2002 there were no true social networking applications in existence. The basic principle was inviting friends to connect, and using that to find the quickest social path to people you wanted to meet.
Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation
MAY 26, 2013
So far, the journey has been incredibly fascinating, if anything, because we are just about to enter the last stage of Social Business Adoption and Enablement: Adaptation. Social Business Mandates. We are not doing Adoption per se anymore, specially, driving adoption.
Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives
OCTOBER 24, 2016
Back in the day, about a decade ago, within each and every organisation there was always a chance to have the odd, strange team mate who would be just that, social. * You are now ready then to execute on enabling your early adopters to help you transform your business….
It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing
FEBRUARY 5, 2011
The structure of a social network — for example, whether it is made up of close friends and colleagues or of like-minded strangers who follow Lady Gaga — can have more influence than the size of a group, researchers say. Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks.
Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?
MAY 31, 2012
I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change. The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption. The video reminded me of the classic video, “ The Machine is US/ing Us.”
Reviewing "The Social Network" - Constructing Grand Narrative
OCTOBER 4, 2010
Many who know Mark Zuckerberg and his company are upset about the inaccuracies in The Social Network. We live in the midst of a social revolution and this movie represents the effort of mass media to make sense of the changes going on around them. The Social Network is full of inaccuracies according to those who are close to the personalities and the companies. I don’t think it is accidental that the movie is called “The Social Network”.
Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business
MARCH 4, 2011
Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?
Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off
JUNE 9, 2014
Can you believe it’s now a bit over 5 months since I left IBM and moved on to my next adventure as a trusted advisor around Social Business and Digital Transformation? And yet, while the journey has been incredibly good fun all along, never mind the massive learning experience, here I am preparing, non-stop, for the next business trip just around the corner: Social Connections VI. Never mind its extensive network(s). . My goodness!
Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them. Enabling early adopters to lead your change initiatives. Why are we embarking in such a journey to become a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise in the first place?
The Social C-Suite
MARCH 12, 2013
The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Should the C-Suite become more involved in social? How does the use of social by the C-Suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?
Social Software Adoption
AUGUST 10, 2009
You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0
In Defense of Alexandra Samuel
JANUARY 18, 2013
Alexandra Samuel is a digital pioneer; a champion of change in this new found social world order. evernote leadership social social media social networking technology alexandra samuel
A Review of SAP Jam
OCTOBER 21, 2013
We went live with Jam in late summer of 2013, and thus far I’d say we are relatively satisfied with what it can do, and where we’re at as an organization in terms of adoption and usage.
Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
A major challenge for organizations that are considering internal social media initiatives is that a business case including a financial justification is frequently required. To be frank, I think ROI calculations for social initiatives are in most cases a waste of time, because so many of the benefits and costs are unknowable before the initiative. and social media. Adoption. Social capital. Future of work Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0
Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace
MAY 21, 2012
For the past two and half years at my real job as the head of learning and collaboration, we’ve been early adopters of a virtual world product called AvayaLive Engage , developed by a company named Avaya. It’s social, informal and extremely engaging.
Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media
AUGUST 21, 2011
Financial services is one of the most industries in which the use of social media is the most relevant, not least because customer service is a critical differentiator between highly commoditized offerings. Smaller banks are strongly behind in their social media presence. *
Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?
MAY 9, 2011
Social collaboration technologies such as internal instances of blogging, micro-blogging, video sharing, discussion forums, idea sharing, wikis, and so on are all key aspects of being collaborative. Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”.
Call it Collaboration, Not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business
JANUARY 20, 2011
and Social Business is blazing wildly across all geographies of opinion. in one corner with no shortage of opinions and Social Business in the other corner with even more opinion. and Social Business. The problem, obviously, is the rest of the adoption curve.
Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations
MARCH 26, 2012
In the massive convergence of enterprise social platforms that we’ve seen over the last years, one of the major emerging spaces is activity streams. Newsgator’s Social Sites product specifically integrates activities from across applications into streams , and Jive also has launched activity streams within its suite of products, among many moves from leading enterprise social software players. Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0
Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement
OCTOBER 26, 2016
To name: No, we don’t need no stinking education, nor enablement , because, you know, these social tools put in place are just so easy to use that no-one would need it, nor find it useful nor relevant.
How large professional service firms are shifting to networked services and open innovation
JULY 25, 2011
During the evening I had a very interesting conversation with one of the regional directors about how professional service firms are tapping external networks. For over a decade I have written and spoken about the rise of networked professional services, looking at the trend for independent professionals to collaborate in order to compete with large firms. Another is that large firms need to shift both culture and processes to become better at external networks.
The Business Value of Social Networks
FEBRUARY 18, 2010
The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking. Overall, the special report concludes: “that social networks are more robust than their critics think, though not every site will prosper, and that social-networking technologies are creating considerable benefits for the businesses that embrace them, whatever their size.” There is plenty of doubt about the benefits of online social networking in the office.
Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace
MAY 21, 2012
You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: For the past two and half years at my real job as the head of learning and collaboration, we’ve been early adopters of a virtual world product called AvayaLive Engage , developed by a company named Avaya.
The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Our competitors may develop products, features, or services that are similar to ours or that achieve greater market acceptance, may undertake more far-reaching and successful product development efforts or marketing campaigns, or may adopt more aggressive pricing policies. Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0My favorite part of reading S-1 IPO filings is always the risk factors.
7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications
AUGUST 31, 2010
Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. I was asked to write the closing section in the report, on The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The most important implication of the rise of social media is that companies will increasingly diverge in how they communicate internally.
KBB: Interview on the essentials of online business
OCTOBER 30, 2011
While consumers are adopting online business as never before, most businesses are not nearly as engaged as they need to be. Business relationships Crowdsourcing SME Technology Social media Social networks Web 2.0Kochie’s Business Builders program on Channel 7, which focuses on helping growing businesses improve their performance, has just started its fifth series.
Using an ESN for social learning (upcoming social online workshop)
OCTOBER 4, 2015
Next public online workshop runs: 12 OCTOBER – 6 NOVEMBER 2015 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working in the organisation. Social learning
Where Does Leadership of Social Media Lie?
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I was recently amused by a wonderful yet puzzling article in the December 2011 issue of MIS Quarterly Executive titled “ The Impact of Social Media on C-Level Roles.”. Social media is not the next flavor of the month.
The ‘Empire Avenue’ Strikes Back
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: On February, 24, 2012, I decided to give another social networking a test drive. According to the email I received after I signed up, it’s as follows: At Empire Avenue you get rewarded for being social online.
T+D Webcast - Social Networking and Learning
OCTOBER 23, 2007
Tony's examples were brief, but interesting: Wikis Product updates/news Project management Podcasts Communications Sales / Field Force Collective Intelligence Predictive markets Social Networking New Hires Communities of Practice One of the questions we got was: How do you start as a Learning Professional? Tony O'Driscoll, Paula Ketter and I did a webcast for T+D - ASTD's publication today. Unfortunately, we ran into a few technical issues.
implementing network learning
AUGUST 10, 2016
In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success. New ideas will have to come from our professional networks in order to keep pace with innovation and change in our fields.