Enterprise social adoption requires a community effort. The most successful initiatives have a clear purpose from the beginning and strong support from senior management. Discover what else it takes to make enterprise social collaboration a success. Check out these 5 must reads on enterprise social networking for the last month.
Debra Donston-Miller – informationweek.com Social business technology has the potential to increase revenue, cut costs, improve relationships with customers and enhance internal and external collaboration. If you’re willing to make the commitment to best-practice implementation of social products, there’s just one thing that can get in your way: your employees. In other words, if you build it, they may not come. And if they don’t come — or don’t fully or enthusiastically participate — your social business initiative doesn’t really stand a chance. (continued…)
Bill Cushard According to the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), U.S. businesses spend $15 billion per year on sales training and that many sales people find the training ineffective or less than useful. This statistic should drive business leaders crazy because it forces them to ask what they are getting from such a large investment. And this number is just in the United States. Imagine what that number would be if one includes businesses around the globe. (continued…)
Emilie Doolittle – tibbr.com Everything is faster. The way we consume information, the way we digitally access information—even the way we talk is faster than a decade ago. We have access to an abundance of information and yet the old knowledge management problem is still the same: how to get the right information to the right people at the right time. (continued…)
business2community.com Social networking has been around for a while and has become an integral part of our lives. This is maturing & has serious implications for businesses. You are most likely already aware of the business benefits it could provide your team and even the objections/myths your business leaders have, but have you stopped to think about the benefits for the business?
Shouldn’t your boss know this? Well, then where to begin when talking your leaders into investing in this? (continued…)
gartner.com “Provide and Pray” approach has just a 10 percent success rate. Although social technologies are employed by 70 percent of organizations, Gartner, Inc. said most social collaboration initiatives fail because they follow a worst practice approach of “provide and pray”, leading to a 10 percent success rate. (continued…)