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Use collaboration to be better informed

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Collaboration is the key to unlocking knowledge and skills held by your workforce. Think of a situation where you have a significant project coming up and you need to form a team comprising staff from a recently acquired business, plus existing employees and also representatives from a customer and original equipment supplier. This group of [...]

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Digital Strategy and Enterprise Social Networks

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Enterprise social networks (ESN) where do they fit in your  digital strategy? For a start Enterprise social networks wouldn’t exist without being in some way a component of a digital strategy. ESN’s are formed as part of a broader decision to adopt Social Business as a new way of doing work. A social business strategy fits hand [...]

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Enterprise Social Network – Selling the concept

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  So, you’ve convinced yourself that a social network is needed for your organisation. That’s great and now all you need to do is convince others that you’re not on drugs. Social business is a new way to do work and it has been steadily gaining prominence, not solely as a technology solution, but as [...]

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Want a successful social business implementation?

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Then you need the following social business elements to be front and centre. Content – the sticky bits that people use to drive their interest People – the movers of thought, connections, actions Places – where content lives Business Processes – how the business does what it does Context – the glue linking all other [...]

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Communicating in a socially connected world

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  Communicating with someone prior to the digital revolution required a great deal more cryptic information about them than just their name. To find someone somewhere, either in your organisation or outside of it you needed to know (a) their phone number, (b) their email address or (c) their physical address. All of which are [...]

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To Cloud or not – for your Social Business project?

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To Cloud or not. I recall attempting to persuade businesses that remotely hosted business applications might make good sense – back in 2001, but at that point in time my views were largely laughed at and thought of as complete heresy. Why would anyone or any organisation ever consider moving their valuable data off-site when [...]

Social Business – Introducing it as a new concept

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  New to Social Business? What method(s) have you chosen to create and sustain use of the new social business platform? Have you made a conscious decision to structure the rollout  and potential takeup and mandate its use? Or have you just installed the platform software (in-house or via a Cloud based solution)? Or have [...]

How do you know if your CEO gets “Social”?

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How do you know if your CEO gets “Social” I attended a workshop last week for a customer. The main theme was the redesign of their website. The CEO attended, along with a few of his senior staff. Whilst the CEO pointed out that a newer, more modern finish was required, the overall objective was [...]

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Social Media – Centres your focus on people!

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  In addition to running a small business, consulting to large and small organisations I also play golf on weekends. I like to keep up with industry news and trends, particularly as golf is part of the “club” culture and for any club their lifeline is totally dependent on retaining and attracting new members. It [...]

Social Media Strategy – does your club have one?

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As a club or association that is member based and focussed you need to remain (a) relevant and (b) consistently and persistently in touch with your members. The digital world has changed the type and structure of engagement and heightened the need to utilise digital tools and social frameworks to reach out to members.   [...]