Last week Greg Smith published an op-ed in the New York Times entitled Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs. It was a scathing review of a collapse in culture, ethics and identity at his employer of twelve years. Regardless of what you think about Goldman’s culture or the substance of Smith’s piece, the phenomenon of
Dachis Group’s Dave Gray is working on his next book, which will be released later this spring. The title is The Connected Company and Dave discusses some of the factors that long-lasting companies have in common. A couple weeks ago, we brought the entirety of Dachis Group together for an offsite that we referred to internally
Last week I was invited by Nigel Freitas to participate in a panel discussion about Knowledge Management (KM) for Sky News Australia’s Technology Behind Business show. Technology Behind Business examines trends and analyses key IT concepts. Each week an expert panel focuses on one type of technology or strategy, explaining its use without the jargon,
Today, I know I am lucky to be surrounded by a group of brilliant colleagues who understand—and innovate on—every facet of the social business. I am also lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Just as my parents eventually realized I wasn’t wasting time on my first social network, companies are overcoming their fear of social and are ready to take their relationships with customers to a new level. This shift can’t be attributed to luck. Luck is too dismissive. This is the natural progression of the business world, and we knew it would come sometime.
Ideas are at the core of a company’s value in the new economy. Ideas can’t spread unless content creators use empathy and accountability to provide the proper motivation. This is about the power of ideas, not the power of deliverables.
Technology solutions will be applied to management challenges in time. Market forces make it nearly inevitable. It remains to be seen if they’ll be effective without management interventions It’s important to allow for new roles and ways of thinking to grow organically within an organization as a foundation for this transition.
Are you ready to make a transition to managing a socially calibrated organization?
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
As the world turns… social, expect to be surprised by the fruits of serendipity. When large workforces embrace working socially, or as I love to call it – in “socialworking” mode, they discover new ways of solving problems and creating opportunities. Insights are revealed in the fluid web of connections and sharing. We’ve seen a dramatic mood swing toward all things social this year. Even the naysayers have been touting the benefits of working socially recently.
Last week at ExactTarget Connections 2011, I delivered this presentation to kick off the final day of the conference.
I spent a couple of days last week with Ford in Dearborn as part of an event for the social press/media. In hindsight, it’s difficult to imagine another company that could pull off what Ford did.