Social Comms

ESNs, etc.

Making the business case for an ESN — Virpi Oinonen at IntraTeam Event Copenhagen

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Virpi Oinonen @Virpi is famous for her business cartoons and is an enterprise social network evangelist and consultant.

Virpi has two up-coming ESN workshops, one in Dublin, and one in Birmingham UK.

Employee engagement is a side effect of good use of an enterprise social network. The priority is to have a purpose for your ESN, it should help the organisation achieve objectives and solve problems.

We need to find out what hurts, and see if social communication can help.

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Luis Suarez at IntraTeam Event Copenhagen 2016 – Wirearchy

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This is a live blog. I’m at the IntraTeam conference and this is one of the first sessions.

Luis Suarez – @elsua Previously of IBM, as you know, now independent.

Has been without email for eight years.

Leadership in a connected enterprise, from hierarchy to wirearchy

Nothing new – wirearchy has been around for 17 years, says Luis.

Destroy the idea that ‘knowledge is power’.

‘Knowledge sharing is power’.

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Simply SMiLE table expert sessions

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The London ‘Social Media in the Large Enterprise’ conference will be held again on the 25th of September. Part of the agenda is all about networking and discussion. Here are the subjects.

Trust and social media

Popular, Social Comms

Social media is a huge timewaster in the workplace? Not according to Kevan Hall of Global Integration (specialists in workplace efficiency for complex organisations).


Raves, Social Comms

Brian and Jess have released a galaxy sized poster of the ever-expanding Twitterverse. Take more than one small step within…

Jakob says social media has hit the intranet

Design, Intranet, Minutiae, Social Comms

You might guess from my previous intranet posts that I’m reflecting on the use of social media behind the firewall, within the intranet. Jakob Nielsen’s latest report comes a good time for me then, and there’s plenty for all of us to read and ruminate on.

While the focus of social media and Web 2.0 stuff might be wikis, blog comments, Twitter and social profiles, Jakob reminds us that getting stuff done isn’t about installing the latest tools on our infrastructure:

…organizations are successful with social media and collaboration technologies only when the tools are designed to solve an identified business need.
Jakob Nielsen

It all comes back to what problem are you trying to solve? What process would you like to improve?

If, like me, you’re a Twitter addict then all solutions seem to revolve around micro-blogging and status updates. When all you have is a hammer, everything starts looking like a nail… So Jakob reminds us that we must have a business need before we embark on a project to socialise the company, and I might remind myself that until I know what we want to achieve, I can’t go shopping for tools.

I very much suggest you read Jakob’s single web page and explore the links:


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