Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Elsua

Those Social Computing Guidelines are your entrance door into modelling certain new mindset(s), behaviours and overall good business practices. . Now, let’s have a look into what it would be like not having those social guidelines in place.

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The KM and Social Computing Culture Changes

Elsua

I know that for a good number of years Social Computing and Knowledge Management have been walking different paths. Each of them placing the focus on the own key areas: KM on the processes and tools and Social Computing on the people themselves.

Social Computing Training Is All About Changing People’s Behaviours

Elsua

I know there are plenty of people out there who have been claiming all along that if your social software tools would require extensive training and education for your knowledge workers you are not doing things right, because they are far too complex to be used in the first place.

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Elsua

I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not. which explains quite nicely their own social media policy that they are using: Fun stuff, eh? Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

On Governance and Compliance – IBM’s Social Computing Guidelines Webcast

Elsua

If you have been following this blog for a while, you would know how I have been blogging for a good number of times about one of those topics that people keep asking me about to share my two cents of the conversation: Social Software Governance and what IBM is doing about it.

Validating Social Computing by Living a Historial Moment at IBM

Elsua

most of the time around the area of Knowledge Management, collaboration, communities and social computing. My initial first contact with social software dates back to 2000 and 2001, when I was a member of one of the most active IBM communities (And still going strong!

The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist

Elsua

The title of the article / book chapter is “ The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist ” and you would be able to find it as well over here. Back in my high school years, computing was one of the subjects that I kept struggling with time and time again.

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Corporate Blogging Goes Mainstream – Happy Bloggiversary elsua!

Elsua

Remember when people used to claim that blogs are dead and how more and more social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the like, were taking over our social activities both inside and outside of the firewall? Collaboration, Learning and Communities.

New Technology – The Threat to Our Corporate Information

Elsua

Specially, in the context where some people keep postulating that social tools make things a whole lot easier with regards to sharing your company’s secrets across, as well as leaking confidential information out to competitors and whoever else.

Corporate Learning Trends - Conversations about Learning in Organisations

Elsua

Yes, that’s right, Corporate Learning Trends and Innovation is happy to announce Conversations about Learning in Organisations ! Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Notes on "Apply Strategy and Governance to Social Computing Initiatives" (NewsGator)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator hosted a webinar this morning on strategy and governance for social computing initiatives. Although the call was about "social computing", Stacy started talking about intranet and portal governance. 1) A clear connection between intranet/portal/social technology and the business strategy and goals. "we reducing duplication of effort around social computing initiatives. (3) Greg interjected and gave a demo of NewsGator Social Sites.].

Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever – 3 Barriers To Adoption

Elsua

Last Friday, my good friend Jack Vinson put together a rather good blog post where he was reminding us all how crucial collaboration has become for all businesses and knowledge workers out there. So why is it that we are not that good at collaborating then, in the first place?

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Collaborative Culture: On Reinventing the Social Enterprise

Elsua

Those folks who have been following this blog for a long while now would probably realise how, for quite some time, I have firmly believed that the main challenge with regards to the successful adoption of social computing within the enterprise is no other than a cultural one.

The Impact of Corporate Culture on Social Media (IBM’s Case Study) by Adam Christensen

Elsua

heh) around the subject of social computing: "[.] here’s the main point: That culture is, in my view, the most overlooked, underestimated factor determining whether social media succeeds or fails in a company. The impact of corporate culture on enterprise social media.

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Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Elsua

and Social Business events taking place in Milan, Italy, on June 8th. Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. Social Computing and Social Business events in Europe, along with the Enterprise 2.0 and start living social !).

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Business Case for Corporate Blogging

Elsua

Well, it looks like Jean Francois decided to tap into this very same thing as well and the second episode of " The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections " is now based on blogging and the many benefits of having a corporate blog.

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The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog: Forrester Reports that Corporate Social Networks will Augment Strategic HR Strategies

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog A resource and viewpoint from Connectbeam on how social computing is changing the way we work. He points out that collaboration translates into innovation, strong personal ties increase employee retention and they help with sales.

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The Future of Enterprise Computing and Collaboration by Alan Cohen

Elsua

or Social Computing within the corporate world and beyond. Plenty of very interesting and juicy insights on where we are heading with all of this social networking in the business world. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Social Computing

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Collaborating Externally with Your Customers: The Final Frontier of Enterprise 2.0

Elsua

10 years later one keeps hearing that very same inhibitor (Or excuse, who knows), when trying to collaborate and share their knowledge with external parties. Thus both email and IM still remain *the* main collaboration tools suite as back then.

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Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez – Part Deux

Elsua

As I have mentioned in a blog post a couple of days ago , on June 8th I will be participating in the upcoming Social Business Forum 2011 event in Milan, Italy. And see what you think on this rather important topic around fostering and boosting collaboration within the workplace.

2011 182

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Collaborating Effectively through Wikis

Elsua

It will make you think twice about how you may have viewed email as a collaboration tool all along. That online web collaborative space where people can keep adding content top of each other’s content in a very open and transparent manner.

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The Power of Collaborative Innovation by John Chambers

Elsua

and Social Computing and its wider impact in the corporate world as well as ourselves, trying to answer (Very successfully in my opinion!) these questions: " What does the Annual Meeting theme "The Power of Collaborative Innovation" mean to your Business?

A World Without Email - Year 2, Weeks 11 to 14 (Email as a Collaboration Tool? No, Thanks!)

Elsua

People couldn’t find me online readily to engage through my usual various social software tools, more than anything else because of how incredibly busy those couple of days were with what I call meetings galore , which means people decided to send me an email instead.

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Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges with Mark Hennessy

Elsua

So I am afraid you will have to head over there and watch Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges. where they both talked about social software and the business value they are both getting from making use of these social tools.

Communities of Practice: Conversations to Collaboration by Steve Dale

Elsua

inside of the corporate world weren’t viewed as important and crucial as they eventually are. Communities of Practice: Conversations To Collaboration. Collaboration For a good number of years Communities (of Practice, of Interest, of Purpose, etc.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve&#.

The Business Case for Enterprise Social Bookmarking: $4.6 Million a Year in Cost Savings!

Elsua

Indeed, social bookmarking / tagging! Not sure what you would think, but I strongly believe that social bookmarking and social tagging are still an important and rather critical part of a successful Enterprise 2.0 Like any other standard social bookmarking site.

How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business

Elsua

In the recent past I have been blogging over here a couple of times already on some of the amazing piece of work that BASF ( disclaimer: An IBM customer) has been doing over the course of the last year or so on becoming a Social Business and behave and act as such.

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Forget Social Strategy, Think Social Philosophy: Hippie 2.0

Elsua

For Social Computing to sink in and be that critical and crucial part of the ins and outs within the corporate world we would ALL need to make that blunt move. Yes, the good old known ROI for Social Software and how challenging it’s become to find its sweet spot.

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Global, Local, Personal

Elsua

Over the course of the last couple of years I have taken the chance to blog, every so often, about one of my favourite video series that has surely changed the perception of the real impact of the Social Web, not only within the corporate world, but also within our own society as a whole.

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Twouble with Twitters and Smarter Collaboration Your Way

Elsua

By now you probably know how crazy I am about Twitter , as perhaps one of the social networking tools outside of the firewall where I spend a good amount of time on a regular basis. Check out: Smarter Collaboration Your Way (Video from IBM). Collaboration Fun Stuff and Musings

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IBM Lotusphere 2009 Highlights - The Business Value of Collaboration Software

Elsua

Specially since it ties in, quite nicely, with a couple of blog posts I have shared over here recently around the topic of Social Software and figuring out its Return on Investment or ROI. But with it, social software can transform the way we collaborate and share information."

2009 130

Us Now - On the Power of Mass Collaboration, Government and the Internet

Elsua

Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Social Computing Tags: Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Elsua

There are plenty of blog posts out there that have covered very well the topic of “ The Future of the Workplace &# and the impact of social computing in helping shape up the business world to become a whole lot more open, engaged, transparent and nimble.

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A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 29 to 51 (The Email Starvation Continues…)

Elsua

Yes, indeed, the conclusion so far is that it *is* possible to live a corporate life without using work email! Imagine now when people start relying more and more on these social tools and they reach similar levels to the ones I have been enjoying myself for the last few months.

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From Command and Control to Collaboration and Teamwork - Preparing Business Leaders for the Knowledge Economy

Elsua

Remember the blog post I put together a few days back highlighting a superb video interview with John Chambers , CEO of Cisco Systems , talking about The Power of Collaborating Innovation ? Yes, indeed, have a look into From Command & Control to Collaboration & Teamwork.

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Elsua

Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Elsua

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. Got Activity Streams (AND Collaborative Filtering) helping out nicely tame the beast… And you?

2011 251

Gamers – A New Breed of Knowledge Workers in the Making?

Elsua

It surely has changed my point of view to a point where I’m going to start challenging the corporate world I have been exposed to so far about finally demolishing that assumption that games are a total waste of time; specially in a working environment. I love TED Talks. Really.

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

2011 274

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Elsua

And if that community facilitator knows the organisation, business, corporate culture, etc. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch

Elsua

In short, they would probably tell you about a new set of social tools that have transformed the Web as we know it making it much more open and participatory for everyone. To me, social computing within the enterprise is about everything, but the tools.

Welcome to the World of Socialnomics

Elsua

series of YouTube videos as some of the most provocative, inspiring and eye opening clips to help folks understand a little bit the kind of significant impact social computing and social software are having not only in our workplace (And the corporate environment in general, for that matter!),

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