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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
How to remain compliant while becoming a social business
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 7:10a Alan Hamilton One of the best things about working for the market leader in social business is that you get to work with some very smart people. My colleague in the SWAT team, George Brichacek, has prepared this useful video showing how compliance, such as the marking of particular content (like financial records or personal information), can […] [read] Keywords: swat