The New Social Business

Strategic Competitiveness - Social Capital

Sunday, 17 January 2010

This blog has moved

 

   ‘The New Social Business’ has now been renamed as ‘Social Advantage’, and you’ll find newer posts at:

 

http://blog.social-advantage.com

 

Please check the blog out there.

 

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Friday, 20 February 2009

Talking HR Show #011 (Trust at Work)

 

Listen to the show

(Sorry about the quality of my line!)

Show notes:

 


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2009/02/talking-hr-show-011-trust-at-work.html

 

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Saturday, 31 January 2009

WELCOM to the world's leaders Facebook

 

WELCOM   A few of the world's leaders (the auditorium doesn't look particularly packed) have gathered in Davos this morning to learn more about the World Economic Forum's new Sharepoint based social networking system, WELCOM.

It's been designed to help the participants connect and collaborate after the event and to help them give the world 'a fundamental reboot'.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2009/01/welcom-to-world-leaders-facebook.html

 

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Friday, 30 January 2009

MLab Management 2.0 conference

 

 

I've posted previously on management 2.0 and this week had an opportunity to attend a Management Innovation Lab event on the subject.

 


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2009/01/mlab-management-20-conference.html

 

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Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Trust and Social Capital

 

    Just before Christmas, I reviewed David Thompson's new book, Trust Unwrapped.  Having a bit of time over the break, and seeing the growing importance of trust at the moment, I have also been reading another book on trust that I've been meaning to read for a few years: Francis Fukuyama, Trust: the social virtues and the creation of prosperity.

The book is really about national economies and cultures, but it makes some insightful points about trust and social capital which apply to organisational performance as well.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2009/01/trust-and-social-capital.html

 

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Saturday, 3 January 2009

Collaboration in 2018

 

    Happy New Year.

You'll have seen many sets of predictions for the new year / following decade.  I'm not going to make any others, although I still think work will develop in the direction described by this, and my HCM blog.

However, I will reference Workforce magazine's predictions for 2018 (NASA's target date to return to the moon) which suggest that collaboration will be key by 2018.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2009/01/collaboration-in-2018.html

 

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Thursday, 18 December 2008

Lies, Trust and Chocolate

 

     Human Resources magazine / Hirescores report that more than eight out of 10 (82%) of office workers lie for their manager on a daily basis, saying that their managers are on the phone or away from their desk, to avoid unwanted conversations.

Lisette Howlett, managing director of www.hirescores.com notes:

 


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/12/lies-trust-and-chocolate.html

 

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Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Carnival of Trust

 

    My post 'Social Connections and Social Intelligence' was selected as one of ten articles on trust included in the December 2008 Carnival of Trust (originally launched by Charles Green's Trust Matters) which this month was held at Idealawg.

There are some other great posts there too.  I was particularly pleased to see this comment on BrainBlogger:

 


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/12/carnival-of-trust.html

 

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Monday, 15 December 2008

Sociability and Solidarity

 

    I've been reading some of Rob Goffee's and Gareth Jones' Harvard Business review articles and their book, 'Why should anyone be led by you?', following a presentation by Jones recently.

in 'What holds the modern company together?', they make the point that culture is community:

 


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/12/sociability-and-solidarity.html

 

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Friday, 12 December 2008

The dark side of networking

 

    The Demos report, Network Citizens that I referred to in my last post on Cisco notes that as well as considerable benefits (including creativity, innovation and freedom, meritocracy, openness and democracy), organisational networks can lead to certain downsides ('the dark side'), in that they can:
  • Exclude and discriminate
  • Enable people to hoard power for themselves
  • Promote the interests of the few.

 


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/12/dark-side-of-networking.html

 

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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Cisco Leading from the Middle

 

    Earlier this month, Melcrum's blog referred to a recent report, Network Citizens, written by Peter Bradwell and my ex-Penna colleague, Richard Reeves, now at Demos, which argues that although today’s difficult business environment tends to create an instinctive reaction from management to “batten down the hatches" we actually need to steer away from traditional command and control hierarchies - where productivity is closely monitored and measured - and towards freedom and flexibility based on responsible, prosperous social networks.

 


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/11/cisco-leading-from-middle.html

 

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Monday, 10 November 2008

Leadership and Communityship

 

Select Minds Rob Cross VIEW   Several different events I attended last week got me thinking about leadership and the increasing need for this to focus on horizontal rather than just vertical relationships in organisations.

 

Henry Mintzberg on Communityship


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/11/leadership-and-communityship.html

 

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Sunday, 26 October 2008

Social capital - recruitment and retention

 

    In my Knowledge Infusion webinar, I talked about the increasing importance of social capital.  In Kennedy's webinar, I talked about some activities HR can take to develop it.

For example, in recruitment, HR can


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/10/social-capital-recruitment-and.html

 

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Saturday, 25 October 2008

Hype or Groundswell?

 

     I've been meaning to post on 'Groundswell' for some time.  This book, written by two analysts who were both at Forrester, provides an interesting contrast to Gartner's warnings on hype.

Li and Bernoff believe that the evolution of social computing is creating a permanent, long-lasting shift in the way the world works, in which people use technologies to get things from each other instead of from companies.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/10/hype-or-groundswell.html

 

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Thursday, 2 October 2008

Kennedy Information webinar follow-up

 

Kennedy_Information_screenshot So what did you think of the webinar if you attended it?  It would be great to have some comments and / or questions here...