It takes a village to raise a tectonic shift in the way companies communicate and operate at scale. No, it will take a network of connected villages. And it will take over a decade to get past the early adoption phase for social business transformation inside large enterprises. A few threads and blog posts are
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This was my 5th year attending SAP‘s gala SAPPHIRE event. You can see from my previous blog posts, a recurring theme in all of them is SAP’s cold shoulder toward all things social. 2008: What I-know-I-don’t-know about E2.0 and SAP from Sapphire ’08 ”Enterprise 2.0 is just not a burning issue on
During the 1990s, a recession gave rise to a series of popular belt-tightening management edicts that consultants vowed would bring our economy back from the brink by establishing predictable revenue streams and operational efficiencies. Management gurus such as Michael Hammer led the charge with his audacious howl writing in the Harvard Business Review, “Don’t automate!
While the blustering goes on in the blogosphere, I thought I’d (ahem) cut to the chase and get serious about the Social Business opportunity in, well, spreadsheet terms. I popped into a little discussion between Adam Holt at Morgan Stanley and Tony Zingale and Bryan LeBlanc of Jive Software (JIVE). Although specific business gains
Get Connected at CITE in San Francisco (March 4-7, 2012). The onslaught of new devices and ease of use for circumventing a large company’s boring IT environment, has been gaining traction in every corner of the knowledge worker universe. Finally, a new conference has cropped up to take a look at these issues (and opportunities)
Regimes crumbled, cities burned, young revolutionaries rejoiced. And in the rush of those events, we felt we were part of it. That finally, within our lifetimes, people could use their mass and will to effect dramatic changes in the lives of ordinary people. It’s important to remember that every revolutionary event began with a belief and a person who believed passionately enough to make it happen.
I’ve never done the Black Friday thing. Why would any human being subject themselves to that stress and, well, craziness? Friends of mine tell me they love it. They’re busy scoping out all the best deals, online and offline, well before the big day arrives. They’re like highly skilled commandos when they finally descend upon
Continuing with my series on unexpected windfalls and other business benefits realized from socialworking, here are two more examples. I need to anonymize these to protect the member companies. One is a large retailer, the other is a large life sciences multi-national. Social Delivers the Goods We’ve all had that experience when we waited for
Where are you on the course from Start to Social?
In order to unleash the power of the tool, you need to get in there, ensure your brand is pulling from all your social sources and start looking for significant patterns.