The Arbejdsglaede of Employee Engagement

Elsua

If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would probably remember how concepts like Employee Engagement make me cringe a little bit. Don’t take me wrong, I do believe rather strongly in Employee Engagement. See what I meant with employee engagement?

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Elsua

If there is one topic out there in the field of Social Business that has been bugging me for a long while, as perhaps one of my strongest pet peeves ever, way even before we first started using the concepts of Social Business and Enterprise 2.0, Bad employee relations.

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Change Leadership Challenge 4: Meaningful Employee Participation

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Previous posts covered active, committed leadership , building a compelling business case , and embedding change. Meaningful employee participation is important during change. A boss says to an employee, “Here’s the new process.

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Elsua

This piece would also highlight a shift of focus and purpose for yours truly with regards to the overall theme of Social Networking for Business. And, yes, businesses eventually do. And that’s where Social Business kicks in. A business problem.

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How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business

Elsua

Take a look into this nearly three and a half minute long video clip under the title of “ How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business &# to see what I mean. Yes, it’s that good: How to use Employee Engagement to boost your business – Explania.

Challenges of Social Business in the Workplace

Elsua

A couple of weeks ago the smart and talented folks from Bloomfire approached me through Twitter to ask me whether I would be willing to participate on an interview around Social Business and be featured on the series of bloggers and influencers they have got going on for a little while now. Why aren’t more Enterprise 2.0 / Social Business vendors doing the same thing? . The challenge AND the opportunity while embarking on the so-called Social Business Transformation journey.

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

Elsua

I am thrilled to announce that Luis Suarez is joining my team as Lead Social Business Enabler for w3 and www Connections. Luis will be an excellent champion for the CIO office as he helps to communicate our direction of becoming a truly social business and what it takes to get there.

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Good on Employees for Not Mingling

Michael Sampson - Currents

Just before heading off on vacation Juan Carlos Perez published Many employees won’t mingle with enterprise social software on PC World (with hat tip to Stuart McIntyre for the quick find). The promise of a successful ESN deployment is appealing to businesses: implement a Facebook- and Twitter-like system for your workplace, with employee profiles, activity streams, document sharing, groups, discussion forums and microblogging, and watch employee collaboration bloom.

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Treat Your Employees like Neighbors - Art Markman - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Harvard Business Publishing. |. Visit Harvard Business School. Harvard Business Review. Measuring Business Performance. Treat Your Employees like Neighbors. The amount of compensation that an employee can get on the open market is generally higher than the actual wage they earn. Just look at what companies pay outside consultants relative to what they would pay an employee to take on a similar task. Treat Your Employees like Neighbors.

Profiling Employee Expertise in Office 365 – Meetup on Tuesday

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Tuesday next week I’ll be hosting the third meeting of the Office 365 for Business Meetup in Christchurch. The topic is profiling employee expertise in Office 365: In all organisations the Ghostbusters question is asked everyday: Who you gonna call? Office 365 offers a number of capabilities to support the profiling of employee expertise; let’s consider what’s on offer, and evaluate the efficacy of those in our work.

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Profiling Employee Expertise in Office 365 – Meetup on Tuesday

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Tuesday next week I’ll be hosting the third meeting of the Office 365 for Business Meetup in Christchurch. The topic is profiling employee expertise in Office 365: In all organisations the Ghostbusters question is asked everyday: Who you gonna call? Office 365 offers a number of capabilities to support the profiling of employee expertise; let’s consider what’s on offer, and evaluate the efficacy of those in our work.

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Social Business Is People to People Business – The Iberia Story

Elsua

As part of the series of “ Social Business Is People to People Business “, here’s the next take of what living social is all about. Yes, just that, 2 or 3 exchanges in Twitter and we are back in business! That, folks, is what a Social Business is all about!

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Open Business and The Power of Habit

Elsua

So when thinking about that Social / Open Business Transformation I just couldn’t help thinking whether we have got it figured out how we can inspire those new habits in terms of how people connect, collaborate and share their knowledge across.

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Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Elsua

Well, more than anything else, because it’s probably one of the best, most comprehensive reads you will do to find out where Social Business comes from, where we are nowadays and what lies ahead as our next challenge. Digital Business: The Transactional Era.

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Want to Trust Your Employees? Give Them All Unlimited Vacation Days

Elsua

” … “ Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Days ” may sound all to unrealistic and utopian at best, yet, to me, it’s the ultimate goal for any employer out there around Employee Engagement: Trust your employees to do the right thing! Do Business.

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Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Elsua

I am starting to question the validity and merit of a good number of motives from companies to become successful social businesses, because in reality they aren’t. and Social Business are one of the main culprits why it’s taking us all so long to recover from this financial crisis?

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Situational Leadership in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

If you look into the world today, not just the business world, by the way, but the world in general, you would see how there is a massive crisis in terms of both Management and Leadership. That one that would thrive in an Open Business world.

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How the Client Experience Defines the New ROI of Social Business – Finally, A New KPI in the Making

Elsua

If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would notice how there is a certain topic that keeps coming back time and time again, as one of my main key focus areas I have always felt would help advance our overall efforts of pushing the boundaries of our various different social business transformation journeys: the overall client experience. How the Client Experience Defines the New ROI of Social Business. Happy employees = happy customers.

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Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors

Elsua

After all, I committed this year to get rid of the Social Business moniker for myself, remember?, So what are some other key characteristics from Open Business Champions? Open: Indeed, Open Business is about being just that: open.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

They primarily focus on helping organisations understand and make sense of the different IT and Collaboration solutions they may have been using over the course of time in order to help accelerate and improve their various business transformation processes and tooling.

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Employee Engagement Affects Collaboration

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Social Business. Social Business Doesnt Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Why Small Businesses are Ignoring Social Media & Why They Should Stop #SocBiz. 15 Ways to Measure Social Business. Employee Engagement Affects Collaboration. A few weeks ago, consulting and analyst firm Blessing White released its 2011 employee engagement report. However, “connecting colleagues…” was the #1 business driver. about us.

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Reinventing Relationships with Social Business

Elsua

It’s been nearly two weeks already since the last time I put together a blog post over here, on purpose, and, yet again, another round of business trips is now done and dealt with. Still think we are living on a Social Business Era? .

Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

Remember, long gone are the days where you were alone in your own little cubicle, your own little silo, minding your own business, fighting everyone out there, so you could just get ahead of everyone that could get in between you and your quarterly / yearly bonus.

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Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Elsua

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. ” Open Business #elsuasworkbook Hippie2.0

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Social Business, Where Do You Stand?

Elsua

A few days back, just before I embarked on to another business trip to both London (To attend and present at the #UCExpo event ) and Paris (To present at the Lotusphere Comes To You event ) – more on both of those wonderful events shortly!, So, dear social business, where do you stand?

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Elsua

Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Open Leadership Personal KM Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets

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The Illusion of Control

Elsua

It’s probably one of the main reasons, if you look into it a bit deeper, as to why (social) analytics, in whatever form or shape ( big data, small data, or just simply data ), has surpassed, in terms of attention and commitment from the business , the Social Business transformation journey.

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Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment

Elsua

More than anything else, because over the course of the last few months, perhaps couple of years, I have seen very little of it, as I have blogged about a couple of times in articles like Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver or Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?

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The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Elsua

And what a better resume than talking a little bit about one of the main conversations I have been having in the last few weeks: Has Social Business matured enough compared to, say, two to three years ago? What’s the state of Social Business today?

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Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Elsua

Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 General Interest Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Elsua

It’s all then about an opportunity to help provide the necessary conditions for people to decide for themselves if they would want to improve the way they connect, learn and share their knowledge with their colleagues, as well as customers and business partners.

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Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

Elsua

Even people from other floors, other projects, other parts of the business. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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The Future of Open Business At Stake

Elsua

and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. “ I suppose I know now where a good number of those social business evangelists are hanging out nowadays.

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The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Elsua

Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Elsua

Business is a conversation because the defining work of business is conversation – literally. river of news you dip in and out as you may see fit, based on the work you need to complete, and when you are done and come back to that firehose it’s all business as usual.

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What’s Your Purpose?

Elsua

Throughout all of these years of having been involved in Social Business Adaptation (both while at IBM and nowadays as a freelancer) I have been exposed to a good number of different purposes as to why both people AND organisations embark on that so-called Digital Transformation journey.

Notes on “Measuring Employee Engagement and User Adoption” (Mark Allison, Webtrends APAC)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the third to final session time of the Australian conference (and the second to last for me, as I have a flight to catch), Mark Allison from Webtrends is talking about employee engagement and user adoption. Some notes: - Webtrends have been in business for 20 years.

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Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Elsua

Over the course of the years, if you have been a long time reader, you may remember how there were a number of themes I kept coming back to from Knowledge Management, to Collaboration, (Social) Learning, Online Communities and, specially, Social / Open Business.

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Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Elsua

More than anything else, because in the last three months, while I was mostly away from this blog, I kept bumping into a couple of relatively new challenges that I think are going to present lots of great opportunities for us all in the year ahead in the space of Social Business.

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Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Elsua

Well, mainly, because of an article Sean Winter wrote at CMSWire yesterday under the rather suggestive title of ‘ Do Collaboration Apps Make Employees Less Productive? Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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