"Over 2012, the number of services to consume content from has expanded dramatically. Pinterest, App.net, Medium, Branch and others have joined the content creation fray over the past year. This is putting even further strain on our already over-taxed capacity to keep up."
"E-mail has undoubtedly been a great replacement for snail mail and relentless phone tag. But, e-mail isn’t perfect either. How many times has an important conversation of yours been buried after the most recent flood of e-mails?"
"Daimler ist bereits seit 2007 mit seinem Corporate Blog ein Vorbild in der Blogger Szene und im Internet. Persönlichkeit, facettenreichtum, informative Beiträge und der Mut, auch mal Neues auszuprobieren, haben den Blog sehr erfolgreich gemacht."
"Even though there is a growing amount of information on the web on enterprise social computing a concise guide for executives is needed to outline the benefits and challenges of deploying it to your business."
"As individuals we have become quite used to and accustomed to what these tools allow us to do. It has become so easy for us to create, share, find, and engage with people and information that we expect these same types of capabilities to be available within the enterprise. The evolution of the consumer web is far outpacing the evolution in the enterprise and organizations are struggling to adapt."
"Social business is deceptively simple – if everyone in an organization used a simple status update 3-4 times a day for work related posts, the organization would be well on their way toward being more open, transparent and adaptive."
"As I look for my next opportunity to drive social business inside of organizations, I wanted to build and share a list of principles that I believe are critical for the success of any social business strategy."
"If you are considering the addition of social technology in your organization, here are (...) 10 guidelines to consider in creating, organizing and planning the roll out of an enterprise 2.0 initiative."
"It's an exciting time to be in social business. There is now a solid and rapidly growing body of knowledge to work from, there are proof points in most industries, workers are generally ready for it, and there are typically executives that will support the effort."
"Still think that social networking tools for business are a waste of time, even if they are not integrated into your day to day workload just yet, pretty much just like email or meetings have been over the years?"
"Summary : it’s impossible to think about emergent collaboration and self-organized structures without visibility on others’ work. That’s the reason why employees are more and more expected to share statuses related to the progress of their work."
"You may not like it, but there is no way a complex organization can deal with change without changing itself. Organization design around social business challenges is becoming more commonplace amongst companies who are doing more than lip service when it comes to social integration. We’re not talking about “social media gurus,” we’re talking about roles, responsibilities and formal job descriptions with social woven into them."
"Social networks, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, provide easy access, continuous status updates, and spam-free messaging. Consequently, many businesses are attempting to replicate this success with enterprise social networks. Here they can tap into the power of social media to connect with customers, facilitate employee cooperation, and maintain a level of control and accountability not possible in public social networks."
"Social media and the new technologies of today have totally changed how we work, communicate, interact, collaborate and relate to each other. Business leaders need to rethink how to take their organization to the next level and consequently “enable” their staff to succeed in this new environment- our new reality."
"Social business is all great in theory and recent studies show that executives now think it is a key strategic initiative for them… but that doesn’t help those tasked with figuring it all out know where to start."
"Here are a few examples of problems that are frequently articulated by companies trying to adapt to the social web — and that point to social business as all or part of the solution — but where it’s not always the obvious answer."
"So this “strategy” – 7 basic things you should include in your company’s collaboration program – is meant as a simple starting point. With these in place, you’ll be much more likely to succeed in the real work: changing what people do every day."
"Social collaboration is not about social media. It is about the purpose of collaboration and execution. A strong culture is based on tenants of transparency, accountability, execution velocity, and mass collaboration."