How To Jump To A Social-Business ModelForbesBusiness is a warzone: If you stand still, you die. No matter how good your product or service, you're at the mercy of cause and effect. The market's evolving needs must be met by evolving products.
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Parallel Universes Against the broad sweep of human history on this planet the last few hundred years has given rise to astonishing innovations resulting in prosperity for a large proportion of the human family and the accumulation of massive...
"20 percent of businesses that are currently in business [will go] completely out of business, and the businesses that do adopt social business, that become collaborative enterprises, [will increase] their workforce and their revenues and their profits by 100 percent."
That’s a big claim about the value of social business, and one that will be impossible to verify. In five years, how will we know whether a company failed because they didn’t adopt social tools, or because of other reasons (e.g., the economic downturn, poor business practices, etc.)?
Forty-five percent of human resources (HR) leaders don't think annual performance reviews are an accurate appraisal for employees' work. And 42 percent don't think employees are rewarded fairly for their job performance.
Jure Klepic: It's Time for Businesses to Get SocializedHuffington Post (blog)Becoming a social business involves engaging, sharing and collaborating with all of a company's stakeholders including employees, customers, prospects, management and...
UnLtd chief executive says training is needed within schools, universities, corporates and for experts who can help the movement, reports Claudia Cahalane (Need 2create facilitation & collaboration ability 2create great #SocialEnterprise ecosystems...
Social Media Strategy – Are Organizations Doing it Right?Business 2 CommunitySocial Media is here with us. Whether you like it or not, customers are talking about your organization / brand in the social networks.
What is the theory underlying enterprise-architecture? This was a question that came up in a group email-discussion earlier today, and it's probably worth bringing out into a more public arena so that other people can come ...
Viele erfolgreiche Ideen, mit denen sich Unternehmen in ihrem Markt abheben können, sind einfach. Dennoch setzen nur wenige Organisationen solche einfachen Ideen und Verbesserungen erfolgreich um: laut dem Autor sind zu viele Unternehmen in
der Komplexität gefangen und werden dadurch träge. Gerade Dienstleistungsunternehmen benötigen zur Komplexitätsreduktion bzw. Vereinfachung klare Abläufe wie in der Fertigung. Allerdings kann dies schnell ins Gegenteil umkippen, "the fastest way to kill a company is to allow a corporate army to bombard it with lengthy rulebooks and guidelines". Forschungen des Autors für ein Buch ergeben, dass 80% der Unternehmen zu träge sind um erforderliche Änderungen ihres jeweiligen Marktes umzusetzen. Positiverfahrungen aus den wandlungsfähigen anderen 20% berichtet der Autor im Artikel.
This piece was written by R "Ray" Wang for softwareinsider, there are great insights and strategy for businesses who want to stay ahead of the curve.
Here are the highlights of this article:
The Real-Time is Filled with Flaws
The hype around big data, social media, and mobility has many folks imagining the real-time enterprise in the future of work, next generation customer experiences, matrix commerce, or the data to decisions journey.
While real-time theoretically leads to quicker information and faster response times, t.he reality requires closer examination for three reasons:
Here is a brief overview:
1. Customers ad employees only want engagement aligned with self interest
**Relevancy of information is required for customers and employees to respond
**Real-time interactions quickly evolve into noise.
2. No human can truly handle the volume and flow of real-time interactions.
3. Real time is not fast enough - Reaction does not lead to a better customer experience or employee interaction
Delivering context is the secret to right time success
Context provides the key ingredient in improving outcome
Why? Context provides the relevancy required for not only anticipation, but also prediction
The Bottom line: Start with Seven Dimensions of Context Drivers:
"In the design of an engagement strategy, success will require organizations to factor the seven dimensions of context drivers."
relationships, time, location, business process, role, sentiment, intent
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Social enterprises: Big Society comes to grips with financesFinancial TimesPeter Holbrook, chief executive of Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), the representative body, says new laws and funding, and the impetus given by austerity, will help to produce...
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