LinkedIn is not Facebook so Please Think Twice About Your Updates

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To those that are beginning to utilize LinkedIn like Facebook, my apologies in advance, but I’ve been removing you from my network list. To me, LinkedIn is a professional network / contact management arena and if you are using it to supply graphics of “what word do you see first” or “enter your email in […]

The Social C-Suite

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The Social C-Suite By Dan Pontefract for CLO Magazine Among the 47,361 employees surveyed in 120 countries worldwide, Gallup – a research-based performance-management consulting company – pegs the percentage of employees who are engaged at 11 percent. In Canada employee engagement creeps up to 20 percent and in the United States it’s slightly better at […]

Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace

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For the past two and half years at my real job as the head of learning and collaboration, we’ve been early adopters of a virtual world product called AvayaLive Engage, developed by a company named Avaya. It was formerly known as Web.Alive, and although I’m not a fan of the name change, that’s about the […]

6 Use Cases for Enterprise Micro-Blogging

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As I’ve said before, micro-blogging inside an organization could be coined the ‘liquid knowledge network‘. There is so much to like about it. The following 6 use cases are intended for nascent users who might not fully appreciate the myriad benefits to micro-blogging inside an organization. 1) I’ve got a question When an employee is tapped into […]

Where Does Leadership of Social Media Lie?

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I was recently amused by a wonderful yet puzzling article in the December 2011 issue of MIS Quarterly Executive titled “The Impact of Social Media on C-Level Roles.” In its executive summary, the article purports to focus on “the potential impact of social media on organizational leadership and governance at the C-level.” The article itself is wonderful […]