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. Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? Do you and your employees operate in a culture of fear or is it a relatively harmonious and engaged environment?

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized

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Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0 Innovation Social Enterprise

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

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.

An Engaged Culture Improves Performance, Not The Other Way Around

Dan Pontefract

The talk was focused on organizational culture. Culture employee engagement Performance company culture engagement performanceA vice-president approached me one day after I finished delivering a keynote. He was friendly, but rather cocky. The first.

OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike. He starts by belittling the its the way we do things around here definition of culture by referencing the hopelessness of conventional attempts to change process.

Culture is entangled

Dave Snowden

Another Gaping Void cartoon for this second post on culture, which makes the point that change initiatives come and go but relationships that we build can last for ever. In practice (and in theory) culture is tangled, indistinct and difficult to tie down.

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction

Dan Pontefract

The aforementioned line is recognized as the first known use of the term ‘weapons of mass destruction’ But today, in 2013, I want to discuss a new weapon — a weapon of class destruction — and that weapon is social.

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Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Dan Pontefract

You might find it odd for a law firm, but they’re really interested in social media too. The firm recently published the third version of its “Social Media in the Workplace Global Study” The first survey and research report was based on results from 2011.

Culture of Hope

David Weinberger

Forum d’Avignon is an annual get-together in France to talk about culture, by which most of the attendees (and especially President Sarkozy who came to give a speech ) mean how they can squash the Internet and retain their stranglehold on culture. Does culture / creative imagination give you a reason to hope?” If not culture, then what would give us reason to hope? Culture flourishes when it is open, abundant, connected, engaged, and diverse.

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers

Ross Dawson

MIT Sloan Management Review together with Deloitte have just launched 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project , drawing out some very interesting insights from a survey of almost 3,500 executives from 115 countries. Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing?

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How technology is enabling the humanity of organizations

Ross Dawson

In response to a question on the impact of technology on organizational culture I said: What is more important today than ever before, is not just technology as the enabler, but how technology relates to the humanity of the organization, to the culture of the organization.

‘Sharing’ culture

Clark Quinn

I was in a recent conversation about a company facing strong growth and worried about the impact on culture. Companies with a positive culture, a valuable offering, and a good business model are liable to face growth issues, and maintaining or starting a good culture becomes a critical issue to maintaining the organization’s success. This company had a positive culture, in that people were diverse, friendly, upbeat, and committed to contributing. social strateg

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. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s

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? 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?

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

1) Social Learning. That is social learning. There are many benefits to adding it as part of your company culture including the 5 I list above. engagement social social learning social networking video sharing confluence fuse jive kenexa mediacore successfactors youtube

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England.

Culture is our nature

Harold Jarche

And we did it by developing new abilities for cultural transmission and change. But culture is a biological phenomenon. Culture is our nature, and the ability to learn and change is our most important and fundamental instinct. DigitalTonto – Social media speed disruption.

Interlocutor: The Word of 2012

Dan Pontefract

We need everyone to be active in the dialogue to ensure full participation can overcome the gap from any emotional and social intelligence normally gained from in person experiences. The network is the medium. Interlocu-what?

You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties

Dan Pontefract

One line sticks out for me in particular: It follows, then, that individuals with few weak ties will be deprived of information from distant parts of the social system and will be confined to the provincial news and views of their close friends.

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

Ross Dawson

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?

Dan Pontefract

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 ?”.

How large professional service firms are shifting to networked services and open innovation

Ross Dawson

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. Not surprisingly there are cultural challenges.

Do You Exhibit Collaborative Attributes? Does Your Organization?

Dan Pontefract

Networked teams (not siloed business units). Social business supportive (not ERP & MSFT Office only). collaboration leadership organization Culture learning 2.0 social social networkingAbout two years ago, Tammy Erickson asked the question, “ Do You Have The Collaborative Capacity You Need ?” In it, she describes ten enabling factors that help to build the collaborative capacity of an organization. I highly recommend you review them.

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. and how competitive differentiation occurs at the intersection of technology and culture , focusing on how the advantages gained by building a more connected organization cannot readily be replicated.

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

Dan Pontefract

Two years ago, I wrote that ‘ Micro-Blogging is Good For Leadership, Good for Your Culture ’ and I haven’t flinched since. engagement interlocutor leadership micro-blogging organization social networking habit learning microblogging social twitter

[2b2k] Has the Internet killed our theory of medias effect on ideas and culture?

David Weinberger

…as revolution spread from Tunisia to Egypt at the start of 2011, a controversy arose about how much credit social media such as Facebook and Twitter ought to get. Malcolm Gladwell, the author of T he Tipping Point , had written a New Yorker article in October 2010 arguing that social media are over-rated as tools of social change because they only enable “weak ties&# among people, instead of the “strong ties&# activists need in order to put themselves at risk.

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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? How does your foundation translates mistakes or social media strategy that didn’t work into learning and improve what it is doing? What keeps your organization from learning and improving social media strategy?

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Almost a billion social-networking users have at least one foreign connection, while 2.5 Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Cultural Impact of The Future of You

Luis Suarez

In “ Cultural Impact of Social Networking in Defining the Workplace of the Future ” you would be able to see my attempt of describing the new kind of skills set that knowledge Web workers would need to excel at if they would want to thrive in an Open Business environment.

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. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

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

Steve Denning

As it happened, almost by accident, I saw the movie, The Social Network, last night. It’s a backstabbing frat-boy alpha-male ultra-jock culture. As I suggested in yesterday’s post, the movie reflects the fact that the startup culture is an all-male workplace.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Where Does Leadership of Social Media Lie?

Dan Pontefract

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 Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including not only the growing volume of online and offline transactions, but also web searches, social media interactions, billions of smart mobile devices and 10s of billions of IoT smart sensors. .

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The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past decade, individuals have been embracing all kinds of new tools and social media platforms that make our communications easier and faster. Companies are making investments in social platforms and technologies, but, in general, their efforts remain haphazard and disjointed.

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

Dan Pontefract

So what has this got to do with leadership and culture? This can do so much for the organization in terms of leadership and culture, including: Better understanding of what is going on in the organization across many teams & projects. That’s a culture I would want to be a part of.