So said Isaac Newton in his famous letter to fellow scientist Robert Hook in 1676. The sentiment behind the saying eloquently reminds us that few of our great insights are ever achieved without building upon a large canon of work that has gone before us.
“Social” in the enterprise context means connecting people. It means associating work, content, knowledge or data with the person who created it. It means being able to see something that someone has done within a collaboration platform and viewing their profile where you can see what else they’ve done and get an idea of their field of expertise.
Whilst collaboration is typically seen as something that occurs between you and your employees, that really is just the tip of the iceberg.
Collaboration platforms are designed to help law firms perform better, forge relationships with clients, and share information between colleagues. Here’s how a few of our law firm clients use HighQ Collaborate to solve their business problems and help them achieve more.
The notion that we flock to social media during events of interest to us is pretty well established now. Indeed, the live coverage of events as they unfold is often one of the more endearing qualities of Twitter. How do such events influence the way we use social media however?
As regular readers of this blog will attest, I’m very much a believer in the need for social business to have cultural roots. It’s my belief that many of the attempts made thus far have been piecemeal in that they have so often involved merely the installation of some software or the adoption of a tool, whilst at the same time, every other facet of their organisation has remained the same.
Our resident social business expert Ben Wightwick has contributed to FreePint’s topic series, The Social Enterprise, which looks at the ways that organisations are making the most of their internal social networks and knowledge management.
Last week there was an interesting discussion on the eMint newsgroup around remote working. It was sparked by a post made by a Pinterest employee advertising a new position for a community manager that required said candidate to locate themselves at the company’s Holborn office
We are delighted to be teaming up again with Adi Gaskell to create the latest whitepaper, this time on the topic of innovation. Or more precisely, taking innovative ideas and see them through to fruition.
Just as there are numerous organisations proclaiming to be able to predict how or when content will go viral, there appear to be an equal number of academics who believe they can predict the movement of masses of people.
Back in the day when social task management tools were unheard of, managers scheduled team meetings to distribute tasks and/or check members’ task statuses.
I’ve written a few times recently about the kind of personality types one sees in organizations, and whether a social business might attract a particular type of individual. For instance, research has shown that conscientious people tended to be much more likely to look out for the group than their more individually focused peers.
When handling company crises, versatility is the name of the game. Versatility means flexibility, and flexibility in critical business situations entails effective communication among involved parties – staff on the ground, management, and support personnel. Needless to say, your collaboration tools for business can play an essential role in overcoming trying business circumstances.
Home shopping has come a long way since the early days of e-commerce. Whilst Amazon made hay with their delivery of reasonably straightforward products such as books and cds, it took much longer for food retailers to get into the swing of e-commerce.
Work isn't what it used to be. More workers are telecommuting from all over the globe via laptops and mobile devices – no longer is sitting in a brick and mortar office a requirement.
The use of games in the workplace is becoming increasingly common as a mechanism for improving behaviours. A problem exists however in scenarios that are niche enough to require a novel and unique game environment to be created. When such scenarios are substantial then the traditional gamification approach has struggled.
Recently I posted on how to develop an intranet strategy and about Jane McConnell’s report ‘The Digital Workplace in the connected organisation‘. So it is perhaps inevitable this post is about how you develop your strategy for a digital workplace.
The wisdom of crowds has obviously had a huge range of applications over the past few years, but one of the more interesting has been in the field of environmentalism.
We’ve reached a point where marketers agree that the way business is done has fundamentally changed. In almost every case, they’re ready to rethink strategies, tactics and technology, but most are struggling with how to make smart, durable, effective changes that don’t look like wasted effort in a few months.
It’s probably hard to dispute that the world is, by and large, a fairer place than its ever been. Discrimination, on whatever grounds, is now widely condemned. Whilst racial discrimination is frowned upon however, there have been a number of studies suggesting that our behaviours aren’t always aligned with our beliefs (at least our public ones).
Last February, in Paris, I was fortunate enough to catch Lee Bryant’s talk about how to approach the adaptation of Social Business within a company. I caught up with him a few days after #e20s to discuss this vision, and Post*Shift, a bit more in-depth.
This weeks Economist has a special feature on the changing interactions between the state and the private sector. It looks at various facets of the relationship, from competition law to direct state involvement. Two areas stood out for me particularly however.
Part 1 of our 3-part Gamification series was fantastic! If you missed it, you can watch it on demand. As promised we have more goodness to share with all of you, next up: Gamification 201: Winning with Gamification, A Guide to Success.
Last summer I looked at some German research that was exploring the role lighting played in our creativity at work. The study asked participants to solve various creative problems, whilst varying the degree of light available in the rooms within which they worked.
Sometimes a simple picture puts it all in perspective. Reading through National Geographic this morning, there was an infographic, Wiring the World, that captured the state of the world’s connectivity perfectly through IP address mapping. The yellow, orange and red areas showing concentrations of IP addresses are primarily located in Europe and North America.