The New Social Business

Strategic Competitiveness - Social Capital

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Trends in Digital HR

Digital HR   I'm really pleased to announce that on Thursday 11th September 11 at 1:00 pm Central Daylight Time, 7.00pm British Summer Time (Summer???!!!), I'll be presenting on 'Digital HR' with Knowledge Infusion's CEO, Jason Averbook.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/08/trends-in-digital-hr.html

 

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Saturday, 16 August 2008

Collaboration in talent management

 

I've posted on HCI's / IBM's new talent management research on my HCM blog.  IBM found the factors that made the biggest difference to organisational performance are whether organisations understand and address workforce attitudes and engagement levels, and whether employee and workgroup incentives are aligned with appropriate business goals.

However, another factor that appears to quite important is collaboration (I also suspect that the importance of this element is currently being undervalued, and that it will grow over time).  The research finds here that only about half of organisations believe that their employees are collaborating and sharing knowledge with other employees.  These organisations believe that doing this helps promote organisational goals and results.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/08/collaboration-in-talent-management.html

 

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Sunday, 10 August 2008

Orange: ubuntu

 

I think Orange's new ad provides quite a good description of ubuntu:

"I am my mum and my sister. I am my best friend Mike who I've known since school. I am Kate who's still somewhere in Thailand. I'm all the girls I've ever kissed, and the girls I will. I am the teacher that failed me, and the one who spurred me on. I am my bosses, and every one of my friends. I am a bloke I'll meet travelling, who'll teach me the guitar. I am the places I'll go to with mates, and the jokes I'll share with them. I am the people who put me down, and the ones who'll pick me up. I am who I am, because of everyone."

Ubuntu / Changing social thinking

 

Although this blog focuses on developing social capital in businesses, much of the learning that can be used within organisations comes from society at large.  And there's an interesting speech by Michael Gove on the Conservatives website, explaining how the party's social policy is designed to deliver progressive outcomes.

It refers first of all to Bill Clinton's use of the Bantu word Ubuntu which, broadly translated, means 'I am because you are'.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/08/ubuntu-changing-social-thinking.html

 

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Saturday, 9 August 2008

Aberdeen Group: Workforce collaboration and web 2.0

 

The Aberdeen Group report provides a number of interesting findings too.  The report defines workforce collaboration as "connecting employees and sharing knowledge to achieve identified goals".

It is therefore one outcome of both connection (through social networking) and knowledge sharing (through web 2.0).


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/08/aberdeen-group-workforce-collaboration.html

 

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  • Strategy   -  Team development  -  Web 2.0  -  Change
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Monday, 4 August 2008

McKinsey: Building the Web 2.0 Enterprise

 

There were several interesting reports on web 2.0 / social networking published last month, including by McKinsey, Aberdeen Group and Bersin (I will be reporting on my won research shortly).

The McKinsey report provides an update on last year's research and finds increased use of web 2.0 tools which are still being used more frequently for internal than for external purposes (internal applications include managing knowledge - 83%; fostering collaboration across company - 78%; enhancing culture - 74%; training - 71%; developing products and services - 67% and internal recruiting - 54%).


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/08/mckinsey-building-web-20-enterprise.html

 

  • Consulting  - Research - Speaking  -  Training -  Writing
  • Strategy   -  Team development  -  Web 2.0  -  Change
  • Contact  me to  create  more  value  for  your  business
  • jon [dot] ingham [at] social [dash] advantage [dot] com

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Social Workers

 

I am quoted in an article on social networking published by the IOD's Director magazine, 'Social Workers' - see my HCM blog for details.