Today is a special day for lots of reasons, not least because it’s the last time for a very long time that we’ll see a perfectly repeating date: 12/12/12.
It’s also No Email Day – a day when us social types use social networks, twitter and all other “social” communication methods to show that email is less useful these days for collaborating with our colleagues than other media available to us now.
With this in mind, I have prepared the attached which you might want to use for your desktop background or something similar. Enjoy.
Social Business Adoption 101
Mon, Nov 10th 2014 8:17a Alan Hamilton People often ask me how to get started with Social Business. As I have said before in this blog “social” is not a thing in itself. Its more of a state of mind. It’s part of the culture of your organisation. If your culture is that information is power then you need to recognise that the culture will get in the way of any attempts to improve sharing, re-use and and better communication of information.
Assuming, however, you’re ready for “social”, IBM Connection [read] Keywords: collaboration
Culture is not part of the game – it is the game
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 10:14a Alan Hamilton Lou Gerstner, pictured opposite, used to be the Chairman and CEO of IBM. In his excellent book “Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance” there are many great lessons for anyone in business. I came across recently, however, one particularly poignant quote related to the use of social collaboration in business. We all recognise the need for the right culture to prevail in the organisation, but Mr Gerstner says:
I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn’t just one aspe [read] Keywords: collaboration
The Collaborative Commuters
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 3:12p Alan Hamilton “Being Social” is not a thing. It’s not something a business would want to do. In the same way as a business doesn’t have feelings, it doesn’t need to be social. It’s there to deliver something to someone – dividends to its shareholders, services to its citizens or aid to the people it is there to help.
So why would “social” be something you would want in business? Let’s drop the word “social” for a minute and think about a new word – “collaborative”. Why would a bu [read] Keywords: collaboration
Social Connections VII in Stockholm
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 1:11p Alan Hamilton The worlds finest social collaboration conference comes to Stockholm on 13-14 November
It’s time for Stockholm, Sweden to be the centre of the social collaboration universe with the seventh Social Connections conference being held in the “Venice of the North”. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who works with, or is considering deploying social collaboration solutions from IBM to get the facts and strategies they need to be successful.
This is a community-run event wh [read] Keywords: collaboration
Start small to build success with Social Business
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 6:13a Alan Hamilton If you are a regular reader of my blog, or even my book, you will know that I recommend an iterative approach to rolling out a social business project. By picking one area of your business and fully implementing IBM Connections to solve a specific business problem you: Don’t bite off more than you can […] [read] Keywords: connections