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, that would be the one on Employee Engagement.

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Elsua

Design, Change Management, Social Network Analysis , Wirearchy , and, specially, Employee Engagement , which I realise won’t be a new subject per se, since I have blogged about it for a good while already, but I still feel there is a lot more to share across and talk about. Enterprise 2.0

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Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Elsua

Of course, I’m talking about Employee Engagement or, in other words, how do you keep your employees motivated to excel at what they already do, driven by their distinctive passions, purpose and meaning? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Enterprise

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.

2014 122

Moxie Employees Spaces Offers Comprehensive Social Workspace

Portals and KM

Leading edge enterprises are becoming more social and there are many financial and organizational benefits to this increased connectivity as McKinsey has documented for us. For example, a social platform needs to connect to rich profiles of employees.

Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

I recorded a short (11 minute) screencast this morning to help a customer better understand the role of employee profiles within social network sites. Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites. When organizations discuss the business value of social networking, online communities, or expertise location, the conversation invariably includes a discussion on the role of employee profiles. Posted to Cisco Enterprise Social Software Community.

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!

2012 245

Drawing Parallels & Making Connections Between Youth & Employee Learning

Collaborative Thinking

One of the things I like to do is to explore areas outside the enterprise space to see if there are connections, crossover transitions, or parallels that can be learned and applied back to the enterprise. They are not about the enterprise, E2.0,

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Elsua

Why are we embarking in such a journey to become a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise in the first place? Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

2016 204

Do Your Employees Endorse Your Products?

Portals and KM

This is the season for employee appreciation. But do your employees appreciate what you company creates?    But do employees tend to recommend the products that their company produces? This is a question that Matt Brown asks in the Forrester report, Do Your Employees Advocate For Your Company? So what can companies do to improve their employees’ advocacy? Josh Bernoff addresses this in his post, How many of your employees love your products?

How IBM Uses Social Media to Spur Employee Innovation

Elsua

"Employees sort of do that themselves… And that’s worked wonderfully well " Indeed, again thanks, for the most part, to those Social Computing Guidelines I mentioned above.

Mock Thesis Proposal: Personal Support Networks During Periods Of Employee Transition, Part 1

Collaborative Thinking

Social Network Sites (SNS) create multiple affordances employees leverage during their employment lifecycle. In this Masters Thesis, I examine how a SNS helps employees during transitional periods such as: joining the company, moving into a new position, and navigating through organizational disruption. My belief is that personal support networks provide a direct benefit to employees and an indirect benefit to the organization and management. . Enterprise 2.0

2011 152

Moxie Employees Spaces - Now for Mobile and with Rich Media

Michael Sampson - Currents

These advances, along with a new robust recommendation engine and enhanced search capabilities deliver knowledge with speed and more accurately than any other enterprise social collaboration platform. ".

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

2013 239

What’s Next for the Social Enterprise? – #SocBizChat

Elsua

Take, for instance, the one that was hosted for June 2013, earlier on last week , where the following hot topic was discussed and covered widely: What’s Next for the Social Enterprise? What are the key challenges still blocking adoption of social in the enterprise? Tweet Jams.

2013 226

Employee Engagement Affects Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Enterprise CMS. Enterprise 2.0. Enterprise CMS List. Social Business Doesnt Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Summary: State of Enterprise 2.0 Employee Engagement Affects Collaboration. A few weeks ago, consulting and analyst firm Blessing White released its 2011 employee engagement report. Employees who are not engaged can still collaborate, and just because employees collaborate doesn’t mean they are engaged.

Following the Voice of the Employee within SharePoint

Portals and KM

Most companies are not talking advantage of this rich data source to listen to the voice of the employee , as described by Forrester’s Leslie Owens. Most collaborative platforms do not provide the means to overcome this information overload to discover the patterns and trends of conversation with the enterprise. The Awareness Engine can easily be focused on content within the enterprise.

Forrester's Bernoff and Schadler Provide Prescriptions for Empowered Employees

Portals and KM

The sub title is: “unleash your employees, energize your customers, and transform your business.” That is the proper sequence although your employees need to first listen to their customers as an initial step. The book introduces the term HEROs or highly empowered, resourceful employees.   These empowered employees can provide innovation in both how customers are engaged and how increased engagement can occur within the enterprise.

Mock Thesis Proposal: Personal Support Networks During Periods Of Employee Transition, Part 2

Collaborative Thinking

Social Network Sites (SNS) create multiple affordances employees leverage during their employment lifecycle. In this Masters Thesis, I examine how a SNS helps employees during transitional periods such as: joining the company, moving into a new position, and navigating through organizational disruption. Individual and small groups of employees will be allowed to “tell their stories” within a defined topic area. technologies within the enterprise. managers, employees).

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Keeping a Closer Eye on Employees’ Social Networking Will Give You More Than a Headache

Elsua

Have you read Keeping a Closer Eye on Employees’ Social Networking by Joshua Brustein? Or the one who fully understands what major benefits there are out there by unleashing the knowledge, expertise, know-how, experiences and informal networks of the entire employee workforce?

Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 ENTERPRISE : contributing to an unpopular wiki subject, logging in before 9am, talking like a pirate on pirate day. Enterprise 2.0:

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. At the June Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise architecture. At the Enterprise 2.0 Connects enterprise social networking efforts to its enterprise architecture (EA) program.

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Welcome to the Social Enterprise Awakening!

Elsua

And all of that thanks to the revolution social computing within the enterprise has, at long last, provoked within the business world, as well as in our society, as we know it. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Social Enterprise

2011 227

How to Empower Your Employees to Serve their Newly Empowered Clients

Portals and KM

  Groundswell was about social technologies empowering consumers, the new book demonstrates how empowered customers place demands on companies, and how it takes empowered employees (refered to as HEROes - highly empowered and resourceful operatives) to meet their demands. I got a preview of the approach as Forrester shared a review copy of the report, The HERO Index: Finding Empowered Employees by Ted Schadler and Josh Bernoff.

Social Enterprise Collaboration: Some Research Findings

Michael Sampson - Currents

Not only has social media changed the way people communicate with family and friends, it has also impacted the workplace by affecting how employees interact with each other. Employees are now able to crowd-source ideas anywhere and anytime, massively increasing their productivity potential. ". Social inside the enterprise, then, is a continuation of a long tradition, rather than something fundamentally new. Enterprise Collaboration

2012 156

Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A

Collaborative Thinking

In October of 2011, AIIM (the Association for Information & Imaging Management, a non-profit research, community and educational association), published a survey-based report that examined social business and Enterprise 2.0 One of the more interesting data points and trending analysis I found intriguing was a growing interest in a class of social application AIIM refers to as “Enterprise Q&A”. Enterprise 2.0

2012 170

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

Enterprise 2.0 The "Enterprise 2.0" Implementing enterprise social software platforms is changing organizations but that's a topic not being discussed widely in adopting companies because people don't like change. . Collin told us: "Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

QuickBase Offers Help to Coghead Customers, Partners and Employees

Portals and KM

Coghead was a visual web-based application editor that allowed users to develop enterprise applications. It provides an Enterprise 2.0 shareable database that lets you select ready-made online workgroup applications or templates designed to solve common business problems, customize them to suit individual processes, and share within a team or an enterprise. In addition, they are welcoming resumes from former Coghead employees and commit to processing them as fast as possible.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Elsua

The key question would be whether your business is well prepared to invest, heavily enough, in shaping up its own culture to re- adjust and become a truly Social Enterprise. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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Avanade Research on Social Collaboration in the Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this year Avanade released its research on the state of social collaboration in the enterprise. Today we announced the findings of our latest global research study that shows how the consumerization of IT plays a huge role in driving perceptions about enterprise social collaboration. More and more organizations are adopting social collaboration tools to connect employees and enable them to more easily work together in a creative fashion.

2013 142

Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software (Part 2)

Collaborative Thinking

In my last post, Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 & & Social Software , I wanted to provide a background context on some of the areas where Enterprise 2.0 remains ambiguous: Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 means to the enterprise itself.

Qumu: Executives Are Concerned About Employee Generated Videos, But Have Never Seen an Inappropriate Video on the Corporate Network

Michael Sampson - Currents

Qumu released the results of a recent survey about the power, effectiveness, productivity implications, and appropriate use of video in the enterprise: " Qumu. announced the results of its April 2012 Business Video Behavior Project, which looked at the topic of Employee Generated Content (EGC) in the enterprise. An overwhelming majority (73%) say that employee generated videos have increased their productivity to some degree, and 81.4%

2012 109

Collaborative Thinking: Enterprise-enabling Facebook

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « The Viral Classroom | Main | PARC Forums: People & Social Technologies » December 19, 2007 Enterprise-enabling Facebook Interesting trend to watch: Employees can feel free to use Facebook, and enterprises can be safe in the knowledge that the danger of information being leaked outside the organization or access being granted to unauthorized personnel no longer exists.

2007 100

Sustainable Enterprises: Innovation Intervention

21st Century Organization

   Internally, value is created as employees grapple with developing innovations to adapt to an ever-changing business environment. 

McKinsey spotlights The Networked Enterprise

The Bumble Bee

technologies intensively to connect the internal efforts of employees and to extend the organization's reach to customers, partners, and suppliers. We call this new kind of company The Networked Enterprise ". Read The rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0

2011 148

How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge

Elsua

In a way, not his words, but mine, plenty of folks feel one of the culprits why the jobs market is not recovering fast enough is because of Enterprise 2.0. Or the Social Enterprise. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Social Enterprise

2011 244

Forget Facebook in the Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

We don't want our dirty laundry to be held up for all to see" or "We don't want to give employees with a grudge a platform like that" are not uncommon concerns, nevermind the views that it's just encouraging people to "waste time" while they should be "working".

2012 137

Best Buy & Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

One of the examples of internal communications programs I’ve cited in presentations and previous posts is the Best Buy Blue Shirt Nation - an internal social network for employees of the electronics super store. Since I’m not a Best Buy employee, I’ve never been given access to the network.

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. At the June Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise architecture. At the Enterprise 2.0 Connects enterprise social networking efforts to its enterprise architecture (EA) program.

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Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Session Proposals

Collaborative Thinking

As we did with the San Francisco event where I submitted sessions that were accepted on enterprise micro-blogging and OpenSocial in the enterprise, we can load-balance and shuffle moderators. As a member of the Enterprise 2.0 posted by Mike Gotta in Technology Foundations of Enterprise 2.0 This panel session will engage Cisco in a frank and open discussion on the merits of its collaboration strategy, implications to the Enterprise 2.0

Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Collaborative Thinking

Products are neither Enterprise 2.0 From a deployment perspective - Microsoft adopted an explicit bottoms-up effort to sell SharePoint 2003 within large enterprises. Few organizations back in 2003 adopted a formal enterprise-wide, top-down approach. There were few rogue WSS situations and departmental portals were aligned within enterprise portal frameworks. The blogging capability is perhaps the poorest of any enterprise product out there. Enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services

Collaborative Thinking

This first post concerns Enterprise 2.0 and social network sites: Trend : The focus of “Enterprise 2.0”-related related solutions will expand from social network sites to social applications hosted on the social network site itself and social networking services capable of adding social context to productivity suites, collaboration tools, enterprise portals, business processes, and mobile applications. Detail : In general, the first wave of Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

2011 157

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Elsua

While the various institutions I work with provide me some degree of support, their infrastructure and processes are geared to support their full time employees, not part-time professionals and contractors.

2011 264