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Challenges of Social Business in the Workplace


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? . What advice (or insight) can you share about utilising social tools to leverage workplace learning?

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Trending Sources

Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

These are all descriptions of business ecosystems. In this post, we’ll look at a few different ways organizations depict and understand their business ecosystems. The Corvallis Business Ecosystem. The Corvallis Business Ecosystem map shows the elements of the start-up ecosystem.

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


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.

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Awareness Report on Understanding and Leveraging Social Capital

Portals and KM

Awareness has released an interesting free report, 3 Keys to Influence: Understanding and Leveraging Social Capital. The first key is growing social capital by leveraging external and internal influence. This is why I like the term social business rather than enterprise 2.0. In the section on leveraging external influence they look at a number of tools, including one of my favorites, Traackr.

IBM's Mike Rhodin on the Convergence of Social Business, Analytics and Commerce: Part One

Portals and KM

Over the last decade IBM has driven a significant transformation of its business model as they shifted to higher value areas, improved efficiencies, and invested in a number of firms to fill out their portfolio of software offerings. More recently, they are focusing a significant portion of their efforts on social business as I wrote about in my coverage of Lotusphere 2011. IBM’s most recent earning reports indicate a strong growth in demand for their Social Business offerings.

Social Media Club of Boston 5th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business

Portals and KM

Last night I attended the Social Media Club of Boston 5 th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business. It featured a panel with Alistar Rennie, General Manager, Social Business and Collaboration Solutions, IBM; Andy Carusone from Lowe’s Home Improvement; and Ric Fulop, North Bridge Venture Partners.   Over the past several years the conversations have gone from tools to how to better organize the business.

Building Social Business: Connecting, Sharing and Collaborating

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 Leveraging Community thinking. Rawn wrote about the Social Business Jam that I. and Organization Development. Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking.

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Blog>> Business Jargon to Avoid

Green Chameleon

I found myself chuckling to a few of the business jargon compiled by the writers of this Forbes article , basically because I’m guilty of using them too. My more common abuses are: leverage, learnings and impact. I would add to the list: paradigm shift, mental model, best of breed, turnkey solution, disruptive technology. When I was on sabbatical at UN FAO , I was even reminded that knowledge management is a jargon

Social Dashboards: Leveraging Streams, Relationships & Social Identities

Collaborative Thinking

Launched at TechCrunch’s Real-Time Stream CrunchUp, the search engine is particularly useful to brands and companies looking to have insight into the conversations about their businesses taking place on the social graph. Interesting space to watch. understanding the intersect between social networks, relationships, and identity remains key: Enterprise Friendly Social Network Dashboard PeopleBrowsr Launches Real-Time Search.

Notes on BP304 Become a Social Business: Leverage User Adoption Through Gamification

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sasja Beerendonk, a collaboration consultant at e-office , is talking about the role of gamification in achieving user adoption. It's a very popular session - the room is about 80% full; easily 300 people in the room. Some notes: 1.

Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools: Boston KM Forum - March 31

Endless Knots

Long title for what promises to be a good day with the Boston KM Forum on March 31: " Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools for Business Advantage: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, et al." But what value have they had for business enterprises?  In this symposium, we will explore virtual teams and social tools—and their value in leveraging knowledge.  Business

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The One Thing That Makes Collaboration Work - Larry Prusak - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Harvard Business Publishing. |. Visit Harvard Business School. Harvard Business Review. Measuring Business Performance. Next Leveraging the Benefits of Being a Rookie Employee. All postings become the property of Harvard Business School Publishing. Measuring Business Performance. Harvard Business Mobile. Harvard Business School. Harvard Business School. Harvard Business Publishing. Harvard Business Publishing.

Introducing the Collaboration Curve - John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison - John Hagel III and John Seely Brown - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Most improve their performance by leveraging a broad set of discussion forums, wikis, databases, and instructional videos that exist outside the game. Harvard Business Publishing is an affiliate of Harvard Business School.

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Building Social Business: What Is Social Collaboration in an Organization

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 Leveraging Community thinking. Rawn wrote about the Social Business Jam that I. and Organization Development. Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking.

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Building Social Business: 5 Skills for Online Community Managers

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 Leveraging Community thinking. It ensures the "mainstream" organization seeing real business value. and Organization Development. Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking.

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Building Social Business: The Seven Types of Social Roles in Employee Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 Leveraging Community thinking. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Labels: HR2.0 , Organizations 2.0 , Social Media Newer Post Older Post Home I am a Product Evangelist with Social Business Software firm Qontext, Inc. Rawn wrote about the Social Business Jam that I. and Organization Development. Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking.

New Industry Report: The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy

Online Community Strategy

A 25% savings would make traditional purchasers consider moving their business to the collaborative economy. The role of brand in the collaborative economy presents an opportunity for large brands to take advantage by marketing on trust or partnering with sharing services to leverage their brand. This is a critical read for anyone doing, or planning to do business in the Collaborative Economy.

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Social Commerce: Connecting Bricks with Clicks

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Leverage ratings and reviews sharing capabilities. AEV Blog facebook commerce Social Business social commerce“ Fashion changes, but style endures. &# – Coco Chanel. In the last couple of years, online retail has skyrocketed to outpace that of physical retail locations.

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Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

THANKS Triangulating for Success: a practitioner’s experience using external networks to leverage learning and outcomes within organizations and institutions Introduction Organizations and institutions are ostensibly places for learning and getting work done.

Using Social Software to Increase Business Performance

Portals and KM

The Deloitte Center for the Edge has issued a new paper, “ Social Software for Business Performance” that discusses how companies can leverage social software to improve business performance in the short-term and transform it in the long-term.   Metrics, in the end, need to be business related and address bottom line issues and not simply cover areas like usage.

Collaborative Thinking: Integrating SharePoint And Confluence

Collaborative Thinking

Connections Categories Attention Management AugmentedReality blogging Books BurtonGroupCatalyst07 BurtonGroupCatalyst08 Business_IT_Alignment CiscoCollab Collaboration Commentary Communication design digital+life e-Mail Enterprise 2.0

The State of Social Network Analysis in Business: LINKS Workshop Report

21st Century Organization

My SNA interest dates to joining Patti Anklam 's "Emergent Learning Network" in 2003, inserting, with help from Rob Cross , an influence question in the Online Communities in Business 2004 Study (co-authored with Joe Cothrel).

Social Analytics: Another Front For Business Intelligence

Collaborative Thinking

Finally - I do like the term "social business intelligence" - but for it to become widely adopted - other vendors need to leverage the concept - I could see someone like Attensity Group , Attensa's StreamServer (the company seems to be recasting itself), SAP , etc leveraging the idea for instance. Socialcast Introduces Social Business Intelligence®: The First Suite of Real-Time Enterprise Microblogging Analytics. While my core coverage is social computing (e.g.,

Scotch, Apples and Time to Think

Evolving Web

Whether we are writing a white paper or coaching individuals or teams, we are leveraging tools to help them better manufacture their own ideas and knowledge. We'd record it, and then get back to daily business. What does your company do?

Evony Thoughts on a Business Model and a Community

Evolving Web

The social need becomes a powerful element in the Evony business model. They should be the first aspect of the game to leverage for Evony success. As software as a service becomes mainstreamed, I’ve been watching how startups monetize their applications.

Notes on "Social Business: Moving the Business Needle Forward" at AusLUG 2013 - Chris Crummey, IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM platform for social business - enabling "systems of engagement" solutions. We should be selling business outcomes. -. A "social business" - need to use it to attract new talent, and various other outcomes. Want to take the Activity Stream and turn it into a Business Stream. A social business card gives people direct access to your blogs, files, wikis, communities, etc. You need to use social to drive business initiatives.


Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. Google Plus Business Page training and computer workshop. Set up a Google Plus Business Page.

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Blog>> Updates on Expertise Project and the Origins Business Narrative Conference

Green Chameleon

In case any of you are wondering about our “Using and leveraging expertise&# project, I have posted an update on the Origins Business Narrative Conference Blog – which, by the way, is building really nicely as different story experts share their insights and start discussing important themes in the run-up to the conference.

21st Century Organizations @ Business of Community Networking: IBM, Avon, CondoDomain, AMA Boston & the National Collegiate Scouting Association

21st Century Organization

When Victoria Axelrod and I started writing about 21st Century Organizations here 3 years ago examples of enterprises not leveraging their people networks for success abounded but good models were less obvious. The joy of the Business of Community Networking conference, in which we just participated, was access to terrific case examples. Erica does not hesitate to use her individual enthusiasm for her company and work to help build the business.

A vision with legs – that grows

Learning Alliances

To develop a business in that area, they’d have to develop deep expertise and unique knowledge of people’s experience of the technology – in order to ask disruptive questions such as, “Why not just give up on that big honkin corporate website?” Share: business models Technology

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Re-Imagining Effective Work (aka Digital Transformation) – What Is This?

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of my key themes is called Re-Imagine Effective Work to Transform Possibilities to Realities , which I describe this way: Taking a wide view of the business world reveals many challengers to current industry business models, often fuelled by new technological innovations that are creatively applied to overturn entrenched players. – for managing meetings, use a OneNote notebook plus Skype for Business to plan and hold better meetings.

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How To Get The Content Advantage

Ken Carroll

Well, it’s about using content to power up your business. And each time I was able to build a multi-million dollar business out of it. Leverage For Your Business. Content is where the leverage for your business lies. What is the content advantage?

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If War is Hell and Business is War, What about those Red Balloons? « Jeffrey Saltzman's Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Jeffrey Saltzman's Blog Enhancing Organizational Performance If War is Hell and Business is War, What about those Red Balloons? But regardless, his work has been widely read and reinterpreted by those in business as a guideline to building successful and competitive organizations. There are those within business organizations who are concerned that the social networks that are evolving today represent a threat to the organization.

Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

However, when we shift the conversation to design of business software, the topic can be treated as an oxymoron. It’s not terribly difficult to prove that the experience we have with consumer software is much preferred to the experience we have using business applications (e.g., conference, attendees heard from companies like GE, Nike, and Virgin America shared how they are leveraging an enterprise approach towards social collaboration. business applications).

Organization Next: Managing the Networked Workspace

Collaborative Thinking

The type of agility necessary to achieve breakthrough levels of innovation and growth will rely on people and the ability of the organization to leverage the network of relationships that inter-connect them. If you are involved in business transformation, strategic talent initiatives, organizational development and learning strategies, or any role involved in human capital management and employee engagement, this webcast is for you!

Reaching Better, Faster Business Outcomes - Guest Post from Ken Muir, Novell

Portals and KM

Today's post was written by Ken Muir, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Novell's Collaboration Business Unit. In fact, according to IDC, 54 percent of people use social tools for business more than two times per week, and that number is growing every day. These tools mimic the way people work and behave, making them highly desirable for business. To truly drive collaboration though, businesses need more than another place to store files and communicate.

Selling the Case for Accelerating Business Performance with Enterprise Collaboration Technologies: Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes

Portals and KM

This post covers the workshop, Selling the Case for Accelerating Business Performance with Enterprise Collaboration Technologies. This series of sessions and associated discussions is tightly focused on defining and selling business value and use case inside your business. Typically there are urgent tasks that cannot currently be accomplished well with existing infrastructure: how do you practically leverage the promise on modern 2.0

Social Business Design: a social psychologist's take

Social Abacus

If a social psychologist were to design a business, as an experiment of course, she would take all the information she knows about a) person b) environment and c) their interaction and design a system to account for it all.

Online Community Business Forum 09 - Updates

Online Community Report

We are about a week away from the 2009 Online Community Business Forum in Sonoma, CA March 19-20. We also have a great group of folks coming from Autodesk, Cisco, Digg,, EMC, Impact Interactions, Google, Leverage Software, Microsoft, Motorola, Linden Lab, VMWare and Yahoo!