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IBM Social Business: New Ways of Working

Social business means new ways of working. It's a production line of knowledge that never stops building. How social is your business? Learn more at http://i...
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And here we go, with this particular post it's time to open up a new Topic over here on my Scoop.it, for me curate it, with some of most relevant content I may bump into regarding IBM's own Social / Open Business journey. 

 

And to kick things off one of the latest commercials on Social Business that I enjoyed watching it through, specially, since I recognise a couple of couple of fellow IBMers featured on the video who are also walking the talk in helping provoke that social business transformation :) 

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Tom Hood's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:07 AM

Love the "social business" notion of production line of knowledge, connecteing employees with experts taht can help turn insights into action!

 

The more we work with our CPA members, the more they are realizing the benefits of social media tools like twitter, linked-in, facebook, etc.

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Is it Crazy To Charge People To Send You Email?

Is it Crazy To Charge People To Send You Email? | A World Without eMail | Scoop.it
How many e-mails do you have in your inbox? In general, each one represents a task—something to read, a query to answer, a meeting to schedule, a bill to pay, a request to fulfill or deny.
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"All of these are useful approaches, but none alleviates the recipient’s burden: The system still lets other people add things to my to-do list" < This is essentially one of the many problems that email has got as a collaboration tool, for sure, but from that to say that you are going to charge those who send you emails is a mistake, and a big one.

 

Not a chance that it will happen within the corporate environment, because the individuals would not pay for the emails they send, but their companies will cover the costs, which will result in nothing happening. And I just can't see companies taking off that money from their employees monthly payslip when they are doing "their" work. 

 

Talking about using wrong incentives to provoke a different set of habits and behaviours. $$$ is never a good one in that matter. Never was, never will, imo. It's in the value of the interactions where you would need to invest the heavier, if you would want to make it succeed.

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Email vs. Social Networks – Will Email Never Die? | Business 2 Community

Email vs. Social Networks – Will Email Never Die? | Business 2 Community | A World Without eMail | Scoop.it
“Email vs. Social Networks” has been a much debated topic for last few years. Some say e-mails will die just as telefax & snail mails however some say
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"E-Mails did not replace telefax & snail mails completely however helped in improving communication & replacing such old technologies to a very large extent" ... And Social Networking Tools are going to have the very same effect. They are not going to replace email per se, but more amplify and augment the opportunity to collaborate and share our knowledge in much more open, transparent, public and effective ways. 


The list of use cases is just a small fraction of how social technologies help enhance that knowledge worker user experience. 

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Outside the inbox

Outside the inbox | A World Without eMail | Scoop.it
Watch the inspiring story of the man who stopped using email 3 years ago!
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I guess, after 5 years, it's now time to start curating the good number of online resources, articles, blog posts, interviews, video clips, podcasts, screencasts, public speaking events and so forth around "Life Without eMail".

 

And what a better of kicking things off than sharing across one of the original resources that helped convert this little, crazy experiment into an unstoppable Movement. 

 

Here it is ... The Outside the Inbox Web site! 

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The Future of Work is NOT About Replacing Sharepoint and Email - CloudAve

The Future of Work is NOT About Replacing Sharepoint and Email - CloudAve | A World Without eMail | Scoop.it
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"No, the future of work is not about replacing sharepoint and email, it’s about re-defining what work means, why we work, and how we work". Indeed, and in order to do that, we need to start challenging the status quo of how certain things have happened in the corporate world over the course of decades. Only when we shake that off, we would have a chance to define the workplace of the future. Not before. 

 

And some times we have got to get started with small steps, but with a bigger impact, like ditching corporate world and break the chain altogether...

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Luis Suarez's comment, July 23, 2013 4:04 PM
@Gerald, great comment, indeed. In fact, I would take things even further than that. It's not that leaders are fearful about making potential mistakes or embarrass themselves. I think that fear is about what their peer execs may think of them after they make them, just because they were brave enough and the others weren't and they decide to mock them instead. Inertia is a powerful driver of behaviour and certainly for as long as that peer pressure is there high above they may not be diving fast enough or deep enough. Alas, most knowledge workers are not going to wait any longer, any way. The train has already left and the last bandwagon is just about to pass by ... Time to catch it! ;)
Dr. Dan Kirsch's comment, July 23, 2013 4:26 PM
@gerald Yupper, Jerry. Good thing that there is no concern over value-added contributions to decision making. Kinda makes me wonder if they've actually read FM6.01-1.
Gerald King, MKMP, CISSP, MOF's comment, July 26, 2013 4:35 PM
@Dan, I am quite sure that some of them just don't want any more contributions to their decision making. Multiple informatino systems have already inundated them with more than they can absorb.
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Why E-Mail Newsletters Won't Die | Wired Business | Wired.com

Why E-Mail Newsletters Won't Die | Wired Business | Wired.com | A World Without eMail | Scoop.it
E-mail newsletters are very good at forming habits and getting readers to take action, like buy a product or click on a news story.
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"“As much as we’re told e-mail isn’t sexy, no one sends more e-mail than Facebook or Twitter,” says Berry, the former chief technical officer of the Huffington Post. “And the reason they do is we’re all on e-mail and it brings you back” to the site that sent it"

 

See? That's why we need to ensure people understand fully the differences between email as a "container", i.e. a content repository, versus email as "an alert and notification system" of content that's stored elsewhere, a la BACN, as it is well known. 

 

Your email client turning itself into a content aggregator, just like an RSS feed reader, except that through the email client you can act upon accordingly. 

 

Funny we are starting to see email go back to basics, to what it was over 40 years ago: an alert system of content stored elsewhere. Yes, I, too, *love* BACN! 

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Introducing the Smarter Workforce Profile: Luis Suarez | Kenexa Blog

Introducing the Smarter Workforce Profile: Luis Suarez | Kenexa Blog | A World Without eMail | Scoop.it
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The following blog post is from a recent profile interview that Rudy Karsan, CEO of Kenexa, conducted with me on the topic of Smarter Workforce and where we talked extensively around the topic of "A World Without eMail", how I got it started, how it has progressed further along, what it has meant for those around me, as well as myself, and also what it has represented in terms of Open Business and the Workplace of the Future, through Smarter Workforce. 

 

It's also one of the most recent interviews I have conducted that contains the whole story behind it. 5 years condensed in a single article... 

 

[A sincere big thanks to Rudy & his team for having made this interview a reality at the Kenexa Blog. Thanks ever so much!] 

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