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Start with Who – Michel Bachmann –

In one of the most popular TED Talks, Simon Sinek encourages people to “Start with Why”. That is, leaders should focus on articulating their organization’s purpose to move people into action. My…
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Some ideas on how to build communities, starting with a focus on who (we are and what we stand for)

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How Enterprise Social Networks are Changing the Role of the CEO —

How Enterprise Social Networks are Changing the Role of the CEO — | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, and Howard Schultz, executive chairman, use Workplace by Facebook as an enterprise social network to leverage ideas from store managers across the U.S.











Enterprise social networks are a great equalizer
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The role of the CEO in ESNs

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Rita Zonius: Help Employees Understand 'How Change Will Benefit Them Personally'

Rita Zonius: Help Employees Understand 'How Change Will Benefit Them Personally' | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
Rita Zonius talks the relationship between intranets and ESNs, keeping momentum going post launch and more in our latest Digital Workplace Leaders series.
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“Social technologies are not a replacement for intranets, but can help supercharge their effectiveness,” A great quote from Rita Zonius.  ESNs help people connect with each other & resources like the intranet or the shared drive, which might otherwise be hidden away or difficult to search. Think about how your ESN can help capture and connect people with know 'how' and know 'who' at speed and as living knowledge.

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Do You Really Want More Collaboration?

Innovation and collaboration—those two words come up nearly every time I ask business leaders what they want to see more of in their organization. It doesn’t take too long to find out that these leaders don’t always know exactly what those words mean.

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What is the difference between collaboration, cooperation and coordination?

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The value of Social Network Analysis

The value of Social Network Analysis | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
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'Network analysis shows what happens in the white space on the organization chart. HR is very good with org charts, but the boxes and the lines connecting them aren’t always how things get done'

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Business Value in the Digital Workplace

Digital workplace projects like enterprise social network (ESN) implementations often lack upfront planning and alignment on broader strategic business objectives. As projects roll out organizations and digital transformation teams often struggle to clarify and articulate business value and impact

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Good ideas for aligning your ESN to business imperatives and measuring impact and value creation

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The Power of Social Technologies in Business. - hrchitects.net

The Power of Social Technologies in Business. - hrchitects.net | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
This is a blog on social technologies and what it can do for organisations. Does it liberate people within organisations?
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An excellent review and further exploration of the concepts explored in the book, 'Social Technologies in Business'. My own short review - 

‘To get digital, you need to be digital’ says @AndrewGrill in this lovely book that brings together the shared ideas and experiences of a group of global thought leaders and practitioners, including Australia’s Simon Terry (@simongterry) and Rita Zonius (@RitaZonius), who first connected and now continue to work out loud (#WOL) together using social technology. The four chapters (Ideas, Tools, Methods, Case Studies) can be explored independently or in sequence and contain easily digestible chunks, key idea summaries and useful quotes. The book is a call to action for practitioners. We need to experiment with, role model and ‘be digital’ for our own benefit, if we are to enable and support our organisations to realise the potential of social. Following and engaging with the authors of this book through Twitter and LinkedIn is an easy and exciting way to take the themes raised in this book further and continue the conversation.

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Leaders should be encouraging staff to use social media at work

Leaders should be encouraging staff to use social media at work | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
It was months in the planning. The firm’s big annual conference was coming up. The social media manager would be live tweeting from the company’s Twitter h
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A great article to help senior leaders/execs understand the shift to the social enterprise and to open up dialogue around the fears, assumptions and desire to control that are holding them and the organisation back. 

 

'Social is one of those things that if you don’t do, you don’t get. And if leaders are not professionally socially active, you will never get a social organisation'.

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What got you here, won't get us there

An open letter to senior leaders about how they can use their behaviour to drive value creation through the ESN

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I wrote this LinkedIn post to share my thinking around senior leaders and the use of ESNs. Harold Jarche's model (used in the article) really got me thinking. Leaders want people to create value (speed, innovation etc.), but people need trust. These two roles feel at the heart of ESN value creation:

1. Leaders - create trust by creating a culture of openness and transparency. Leaders are the role mdoles and enablers for

2. Team members to create value by sharing knowledge, solving and creating together

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Nuts and Bolts: Communities of Practice

Nuts and Bolts: Communities of Practice | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
How can a small group of people stamp out bad training and bad eLearning? They form, build, and grow a community of practice. You can do it too.
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A simple overview of community by Jane Bozarth

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Your Organization Is Already a Networked Wirearchy

… it just doesn’t (officially) operate as one.
In order for an organization today to take advantage of ubiquitous networking, the people charged with leading and managing its activities must undergo some some significant unlearning,
and then adopt new mental models.

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How do we support and enable people to network with purpose, rather than leaving it to chance?

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Community Management: A Catalyst for Your Social Business Strategy -

Community Management: A Catalyst for Your Social Business Strategy - | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
Technology can become the catalyst for community. It is vital that you have a community management practice in place that can support this potential.
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ESN Benchmarking Report

SWOOP has benchmarked 50+ organisations, with 200,000+ staff and Multi-millions of social network interactions across a full spectrum of industry sectors.

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SWOOP has benchmarked 50+ organisations, with 200,000+ staff and Multi-millions of social network interactions across a full spectrum of industry sectors. The report found business outcomes improved as an organization’s ESN matured, linking a successful ESN to a successful business.

 

Go to this page to register for and download the report:

 

http://www.swoopanalytics.com/benchmarking/

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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Idea
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This video highlights the important role ESNs and a culture of sharing generously play in helping connect people with others or information that will trigger or build on their own ideas. 

 

'Chance favours the connected mind'

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This video highlights the important role ESNs and a culture of sharing generously play in helping connect people with others or information that will trigger or build on their own ideas. 

 

'Chance favours the connected mind'

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Brokerage 1.1 diversity of interest - FULL VIDEO on

Some organisations fall into the trap of only talking about work, or only talking about social events on their enterprise networks. This video explores the symptoms,…
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A good series of videos by Scott Ward supporting healthy and diverse ESNs that create value:

 

1.1 Diversity of Interests

1.2 Tagging topics and people - https://vimeo.com/266665814

1.3 Group Use - https://vimeo.com/266846232

1.4 Running online events - https://vimeo.com/266848128

1.5 Diversity of media types - https://vimeo.com/266849237

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You Don’t Have A Strategy if You Don’t Have the Work «

You Don’t Have A Strategy if You Don’t Have the Work « | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
  The commonest error in plans to develop social collaboration in an organisation is the most obvious error. Too many plans aren't focused on the work. You don't have a strategy for realising the value of collaboration in your organisation if it doesn't focus on the work of your organisation. Early Friday morning last week…
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The value of ESNs and virtual communities is measured by the business outcomes, not 'activity'. Communities thrive when they are purpose driven. Their purpose also defines what success looks look and tells us what we will measure. I find it easier to define purpose and business outcomes at a community level. If you look ESN wide, then the purpose and business outcomes are quite broad/general (engagement, innovation, knowledge, talent). You need both, but a small group of people with a specific problem to solve provides real clarity of purpose and focus. These stories can be easier to tell and more compelling than selling the value of an enterprise wide platform. 

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The value of ESNs and virtual communities is measured by the business outcomes, not 'activity'. Communities thrive when they are purpose driven. Their purpose also defines what success looks look and tells us what we will measure. I find it easier to define purpose and business outcomes at a community level. If you look ESN wide, then the purpose and business outcomes are quite broad/general (engagement, innovation, knowledge, talent). You need both, but a small group of people with a specific problem to solve provides real clarity of purpose and focus. These stories can be easier to tell and more compelling than selling the value of an enterprise wide platform. 

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We Have Not Failed, We Have Learnt

We Have Not Failed, We Have Learnt | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
After 10 years exploring the world, growing through unusual
jobs, connecting deeply with strangers, I experienced a cultural shock when
I joined a large, old, scientific company. First, I tried to cope. Then, I
tried to change a few things. It didn't always work as hoped, but it was
definitely instructive.
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I don't know where to start with this wonderful talk by Celine Schillinger. You can watch this video for inspiration around talent and diversity. You can draw wonderful insights around the value of shared purpose and connection, for breaking down silos and giving people a voice and an opportunity to contribute to something bigger than themselves. You can watch it to see the potential for working out loud across networks through technology. Celine also reinforces the need for persistence and continuous learning as tools for adapting to a changing world. 

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Why invest in an enterprise social network - Cartoon infographic

Why invest in an enterprise social network - Cartoon infographic | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
Enterprise social networks are slowly (yes, very slowly) replacing email and stale intranets in all kinds of companies. Yet there are still senior managers out there who think that an internal "enterprise social network" like Yammer is for sharing funny
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Great illustrations and flow demonstrating the case for ESNs

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The Social Suite

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This website explores and supports the role of the C-Suite in leading the social enterprise. If the C-Suite aren't digital, how can they expect anyone else to be...

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The Secret To Online Community Success (Hint: It’s Not The Technology)

The Secret To Online Community Success (Hint: It’s Not The Technology) | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
You wouldn’t begin building a house without architecture and design in place.  But that’s what many companies do when they decide to build a branded online community.  They select a technology platform and quickly move to the implementation stage without crafting the business plan, outlining the goals and measures of the community – and mos
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Key questions for scoping any community (irrespective of the technology you might use)

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5 reasons your employees aren’t sharing their knowledge – LearnGeek

5 reasons your employees aren’t sharing their knowledge – LearnGeek | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
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A great summary of the practical barriers to knowledge sharing with ESNs and some of the opportunities to enable and encourage it 

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43 Yammer Customer Case Studies & Success Stories | FeaturedCustomers

43 Yammer Customer Case Studies & Success Stories | FeaturedCustomers | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
Read 43 case studies & success stories of individual Yammer customers - their use cases, successful stories, approaches, and end results software.
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Yammer case studies

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Advanced social technologies and the future of collaboration | McKinsey & Company

Advanced social technologies and the future of collaboration | McKinsey & Company | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
The next generation of social technologies is beginning to transform the way people communicate and work with each other, according to a new survey.
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Good stats about the difference between those with modern social technologies and those without

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Crafting the gemeinschaft: the case for grassroots approaches to enterprise community management

Crafting the gemeinschaft: the case for grassroots approaches to enterprise community management | Collaboration, Community and Sharing | Scoop.it
A LinkedIn invitation lands in my inbox. Ian’s added me. I don’t think we’ve ever met. Says he’s a friend. If I’m such a good friend, can I borrow a fiver? That distance between a friend and a ‘friend’ is a good illustration of the difference between a network and a community online, and the…
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The difference between networks and communities - 

 

  • A network is a set of relationships, personal interactions and connections (insocial network analysis terms, sets of nodes and links), with linkages and information flows between them.
  • A community, on the other hand, has a sense of shared identity, one which – however tacit and distributed – has a shared sense of purpose.
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The State of Community Management 2017

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This publication features data and analysis from The State of Community Management 2017 survey received through March 2017. Community professionals are encouraged to take the survey – which remains open now – and receive their community scorecard at http://the.cr/socm2017survey. Knowing your own scores will help you pull more valuable information from the survey data.

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