Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement


It’s a one way lane that has been imposed over us by the business world as perhaps the Holy Grail of social networking. And most importantly, what can we do to liberate every company from them? .

Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?


In “ Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work? ” he comes to talk about that number of companies out there who, still, in 2013!, are blocking the use of social networking tools for their employees, so that they wouldn’t waste time at work, or goof around unnecessarily.

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Trending Sources

Social Media for Training Departments in Companies

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Training for Corporates is changing… Corporate Education Event Online Communities social media social networks Australia corporate training Course Facebook online Training Twitter workshopI was invited to speak on social media in the Enterprise by Cadre eLearning to a group of corporate training people. Here are the slides for them. Training departments and social media. View more presentations from Laurel Papworth. The diagrams I used are on Flickr.

Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done. Trust builds living networks that are highly resilient, flexible and efficient. That’s network resilience.

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Doctor Love | Fast Company

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

); RSS Login or Signup ); Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love By: Adam L. Penenberg July 1, 2010 Photographs by Bryce Duffy Neuroeconomist Paul Zak has discovered, for the first time, that social networking triggers the release of the generosity-trust chemical in our brains.

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Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

Alchemy of Change

This Ford Motor Company factory was once the wonder of the industrial world, where Henry Ford pioneered America’s leadership in last-century manufacturing. Think Legos, but with the various tasks and jobs companies do in order to create value. The Original Cellular Network.

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Collaborative Intelligence for companies - YoolinkPro

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Collaborative Intelligence for your company Home What is Yoolink Pro? Distribute, Save and Access information that matters for your company! We develop simple tools for companies who agree with us. Request a contact. Please fill in this short form. We will contact you asap.

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics


You’ve seen the evidence yourself: Companies with the largest online presence are messing with our personal data, traditional marketers are shouting messages rather than building relationships. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0

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Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

It’s worth checking out; and even though it’s still not particularly useful so far, the service does provide an interesting look at were network analytics is likely to go in the not-too-distant future – and that’s going to get pretty interesting, I think.

How to Escape Endless Networking Conversations

Partnering Resources

Another entry in our ongoing series on Networking Tips.~~. You’re at a networking event and you’re here to meet a lot of people, so you simply say that. I know we’re both here to network, so why don’t we meet some other people? Networks and Networking

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How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools


and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

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New Website Traffic Case Study — Watch Company — Weeks 1-13

Online Social Networking

Generating website traffic is a key aspect of any online initiative, and I devised a four-part plan for attracting website visitors: Company Contact Lists - Mailing to existing lists of company business contacts.

High Performance Companies Collaborate | Podio Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Check out our latest release here [link] Follow us on Twitter High Performance Companies Collaborate 04.05.11 It enables companies to build on experience and avoid reinventing processes and procedures. Podio Home Product Pricing Customers App Store Blog Log in Whos working now?

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Your Identity is Facebook and Google’s “product” By using your real identity, Facebook and Google can sell you as a psychographic or “Demographic of One” to companies.

McKinsey spotlights The Networked Enterprise

The Bumble Bee

A new class of company is emerging--one that uses collaborative Web 2.0 We call this new kind of company The Networked Enterprise ". Read The rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 Read The Networked Enterprise Book by Ken Thompson - published in June 2008!

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New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

Partnering Resources

Companies create organization charts that show hierarchies and reporting relationships. Instead, people operate through networks: informal webs of relationships that people instinctively form in the workplace. Using Network Maps as Leadership Tools.

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21st Century Organizations: Applying Network Science

21st Century Organization

How to apply understandings from social network science in organizations has pre-occupied me since hearing Patti Anklam explain “energy“ in networks (at Andy Snider ‘s Advanced Thinkers Summit 2003).

Change Leadership Challenge 5: Use Networks for Change

Partnering Resources

Jeff successfully found the key to getting information in this organization: work through the network, not through the hierarchy. Unfortunately, too many organizations assume that formal communication processes work, when in reality people use networks to get information. Make sure your next change initiative isn’t undermined by tapping proactively into your company’s hidden human networks. Find Your Network Influencers. Engage Your Network Influencers.

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Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change

Partnering Resources

The technology vice president of a local financial services company was frustrated. This resource is the informal human network. Behind every organization chart are informal human networks that people access in order to get things done.

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Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

It has built a “ social network application &# that enables its most active customers to create and connect information, and in so doing generate a “real time information network&# used by over a hundred million people around the world to “discover what’s happening now.&#

Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications. The industry remains in its early days when it comes to designing social environments that accommodate the myriad subtleties that influence how people network with others beyond the narrow confines of a tool or application.

Knowledge is the network

John Tropea - Delicious Network

You could post to a mailing list or UseNet if you had permission to share your company’s work, you could publish an article, you could give a talk at a conference. Second, the network has evolved a culture in which there’s nothing wrong with not knowing.

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Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

One book at the top of the pile was Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs. Rawn notes that other companies are also adopting the use of collective intelligence and supporting it through social media.

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The three biggest networking mistakes of advocacy groups

Net-Map Toolbox

Develop homogeneous networks : They just hang out with their own kind of people. You tend to network with other health groups, the ministry of health etc. Instead of thinking about what drives the other network members.

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Broaden Your Network – Fog Creek’s Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

” One company that is actively encouraging this approach between its employees is Fog Creek : One initiative we’re trying at the moment is CoffeeTime.

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Three Networking Types: People You’ll Meet while Searching For Your Next Job

Partnering Resources

At Partnering Resources, we prefer to talk about networking as an ongoing activity, not just as something people do when they need a new job. It is vitally important that we keep active networks, but even more important to know “who they are” when you need them.

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What’s Really So Cool About the “Color” Network?

Alchemy of Change

Color pulls together transient networks of people based on their physical proximity to you. That’s how it generates your network, and that network morphs over time, based on whether those people continue to remain near you.

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Stacking the Deck: Using Organizational Networks in Talent Management

Partnering Resources

And companies regularly fail to recognize the value of individuals or roles until they’re gone. But the data most companies use to make decisions is incomplete. The missing piece is the organization’s networks. How Organizational Networks Can Help with Talent Management.

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Large Companies in the UK are Permitting Less Travel - Collaboration Technology Steps into the Breach

Michael Sampson - Currents

The World Wide Fund in the UK surveyed 158 large companies in the UK about what's happening with business travel. of those companies that have reduced flights, 85 percent "do not intend to return to 'business as usual' levels of flying." Key points in the article: - Companies are taking a new approach to business travel and meeting practices. - Companies are shifting some travel from planes to trains, and want a better rail network in the UK and Europe. -

Snippets - What can your company learn from the Communal Motorcycle Workshop?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

What can your company learn from the Communal Motorcycle Workshop? But the same can be said for the company you work for. At first I was comparing these communal physical spaces to online work communities, but instead I should have been comparing them to the company itself (which within has online communities, just like these communal physical spaces have an environment of sharing knowledge and expertise). Archive. /. Snippets. Insightful things people say and do.

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Klout, Influence, and the Future of Business

Alchemy of Change

Klout helps companies better understand the influence of employees and customers, and this opens the firm more fully to the outside world. Engagement & Collaboration Permeability & Networks business engagement influence Klout marketing networks permeability

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Networking Reconsidered

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Social networking is becoming more important, both at the individual and institutional level. It conjures up images of classical networking and schmoozing, driven by individuals intent upon prying business cards out of others and relentlessly expanding their contact lists, manipulatively using their contacts to advance their own interests. Our focus on social networks has a very different emphasis. Let's contrast the classical networking approach with a learning disposition.

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Telstra NBN – Goodbye copper networks

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Telstra has done a deal with National Broadband Network Co (or a heads of agreement which is not quite the same thing). The thingie that ran our phone networks for hundreds of years (ok, last century) is being put out to pasture, retired, taken out.

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Introducing Network Thinking: A Mobile Approach to Customer Communities

Online Community Strategy

We know companies that invest in creating networks of relationships perform better than those that don’t. We also know that customers connected to a company’s “network of relationships” are more valuable. A new way to work: Network Thinking.

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BroadVision’s Clearvale Offers Integrated Enterprise Social Networking Platform

Portals and KM

Many organizations are implementing both external facing social networking programs, as well as enterprise social networking tools.   The cloud has arrived along with the move of social networking from the Web to the enterprise, resulting in enterprise 2.0. 

Develop Your Networked Business Pilot in Less Than an Hour: Worksheet

Online Community Strategy

A simple way to get started is to think about 1) what assets you have to offer and 2) how digital networks enable distribution, usage of and collaboration with those assets. Tagged: crowdsourcing , Network Thinking , Online Community , social business , social media.

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Networks Eat Strategy for Breakfast.Everyday - Keyhubs

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Networks Eat Strategy for. Networks Eat Strategy for Breakfast…Everyday December 23, 2011. Each company’s ”networks” are different and unique. Following are network maps for two organizations we have worked with.

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Convofy Provides Comprehensive Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking

Portals and KM

Convofy works within the privacy and security of a company network and, as the web site says it, “promotes a culture of sharing and open discussion which fosters deeper engagement by everyone involved.” All networks are SSL protected (the same as online banks).

Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

Yesterday afternoon, I was doing a little experimenting with the Google+ page, a new feature intended for products, brands, companies, organizations, and other things that aren’t actual people like you and me. If these two companies find the will, they certainly have the way.

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Highlights of The Build Network Conference in Boston

Partnering Resources

In June, eighty leaders of mid-sized companies convened at the Build Network conference in Cambridge, MA. Based on this conference and the beautiful catalogs of ideas published by The Build Network, I’m a fan! “Make Change Stick” at Boston Build, 6/2013.

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