The New Social Business

Strategic Competitiveness - Social Capital

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Web 2.0 Hype

 

    I explained in my recent Knowledge Infusion webinar that I think web 2.0 and social networking tools can lead to transformational changes in organisations, and made the same point in show 001 of TalkingHR.

But do these opportunities really exist, or am I just falling for the hype / bubble around web 2.0?


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/09/web-20-hype.html

 

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Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Kennedy Information webinar: Building your social capital for maximum productivity and retention

Kennedy Information   I'm beginning to get my ideas on social capital a bit clearer and on 2 October will be sharing them on this Kennedy Information webinar.

In particular, I'll be covering:


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/09/kennedy-information-webinar-building.html

 

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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Social connections and social intelligence

 

    This month's Harvard Business Review includes an article by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis (co-authors of Primal Leadership)on 'Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership'.

The article combines Goleman's thinking about about social intelligence (the bottom two squares in Goleman's model of emotional intelligence) with Boyatzis's ideas on how leaders can create resonance with others by becoming attuned to the needs and dreams of people they lead.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/09/social-connections-and-social.html

 

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Friday, 12 September 2008

Linking social connections & social media

 

the_evolution_continues_slide   If you were on yesterday's webinar, over at Knowledge Infusion, I hope you enjoyed it.

If you weren't, the slides and recording (available until 26th September) are here (if you're not already registered at KI's centre of excellence, you may have to do this first, but then if you're at all interested in HCM, you need to be on there anyway).  And I know there'll be some more discussion on the COE, that I'll be joining in with, over the next few days.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/09/linking-social-connections-social-media.html

 

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...and Prediction Markets

 

Intrade - the world's largest prediction market I talked briefly about prediction markets in yesterday's Digital HR webinar, delivered with Knowledge Infusion (and I would have discussed crowdsourcing as well, if I'd had time!).


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/09/and-prediction-markets.html

 

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Thursday, 11 September 2008

Crowdsourcing

 

I've just been reading an excerpt of Jeff Howe's new book, 'Crowdsourcing' on wired.com

Howe defines crowdsourcing as the act of taking a job traditionally performed by an employee and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people using the transformative power of today's technology which allows communities to be formed by shared interest rather than vicinity.  This enables the power of the many to be leveraged to accomplish feats that were once the province of the specialised few.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/09/crowdsourcing.html

 

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Friday, 5 September 2008

Unjust Rewards

 

Good session at the RSA last night looking at greed and inequality in Britain today.

The session was opened by Polly Toynbee, author of a long-term favourite text of mine, Hard Work: Life in Low-Pay Britain, and who has just co-authored Unjust Rewards with David Walker.

Among the various facts that Toynbee presented were that although half of earners earn under £23k, only 10% earn over £45k.  But these people still don't feel rich.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/09/unjust-rewards.html

 

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Thursday, 4 September 2008

H2O / social media in the UAE

 

While in Dubai recently, I had an opportunity to catch up with Steve Vaile at H2O New Media, a UAE based and focused web development company (the contact was suggested through a comment on my blog).

Steve gave me a good summary of social media and its use in the UAE:


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/09/h2o-social-media-in-uae.html

 

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Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Tomoye / communities of practice

 

Bersin also notes that many social software providers have formed partnerships with Microsoft around its SharePoint product, allowing the two applications to compliment each other.

In some ways, Sharepoint is a competitor to these systems but the vendors have realised that Sharepoint is so ubiquitous that it makes sense to coopt it rather than compete against it.  In addition, Sharepoint is being positioned as a business productivity rather than a social application.


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/09/tomoye-communities-of-practice.html

 

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Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Bersin / social networks

 

I referred earlier to Bersin's new report on social networking and a little while ago, I attended their new principal analyst, David Mallon's webinar on the report.

Bersin's research contains a good overview of social networking tools / providers and of their variety.  As Josh Bersin explains on his blog:


Continued at: http://blog.social-advantage.com/2008/09/bersin-social-networks.html

 

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