5 ways to have great conversations

Is conversation a lost art? Here’s how to bring it back — from placing yourself in the right environment to listening the right way. Having meaningful conversations is something that can be learned, and with focus and practice, we can all become better at it. Harvey Deutschendorf gives five key things that will put us [...]

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Startup Series: 5 Reasons Why an Entrepreneur’s Network Is the Ultimate Asset

It is from networks that I personally and professionally grow most as an entrepreneur, gathering the knowledge, stamina and motivation necessary to build a business. Here are five reasons why networks are an entrepreneur’s greatest asset. See on www.huffingtonpost.com

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3 Enterprise Social Network Threats Community Managers Will Face in 2014

I’m not forecasting a bleak 2014; social business is here to stay. But what I am predicting is that this year will be filled with challenges like you’ve never experienced before. In the past, your challenges have mostly been rooted in internal issues, such as gaining executive buy-in for a community and ensuring technical and [...]

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5 Ways to Measure Enterprise Social Success

Thinking back through the year, I’ve presented and delivered training to a very diverse range of knowledge workers in different countries and roles. When doing sessions on Enterprise Social/Collaboration, whether in community groups, Fortune 500 companies or government organizations, one of the most frequently asked questions I’ve been asked is how to quantify the benefits of [...]

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The Enterprise Collaboration Tipping Point

2014 will be the year when true enterprise collaboration takes off in large and midsize corporations. To make it happen, companies will need to adopt a new approach when implementing technologies for information workers, focusing on simplifying the digital work environment for their employees and other contributors, and creating virtual proximity. See on www.cmswire.com

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Social Business and Enterprise 2.0 in 2013 : the sense deadlock

December is usually the time of predictions. Not the best word for what is often prophecies we hope to be self self-fulfilling but that’s the way it is. But before I share my dreams and expectations for 2014, I think a quick reality-check is needed, based on my observations but also on comments and feedbacks [...]

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Social business : between barriers and brakes

When you start a social business project , you do not realize all the barriers you will have to face . Otherwise there are chances that you would give up before you start, as the mountain may seem huge to climb (which is true and false ). Moreover, companies often do not realize that if [...]

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Why Enterprise Social Networks Fail [Infographic]

Internal social networks like Yammer and Jive are rising in popularity. In some organizations they are replacing intranets and email. A less known fact is that in most companies enterprise social networks fail to take root. One key reason for this is lack of support from senior management. Without their support old practices that hinder [...]

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Social business: Importance is growing but progress is slow (Infographic)

View a snapshot of the findings from the 2013 MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte Social Business Study. See on dupress.com

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Social business study: Shifting out of first gear

How are some businesses reaping value from social business, and what is holding others back? Learn what executive respondents think in the results from the 2013 MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte Social Business Study. Seventy percent of respondents to the 2012 global executive social business survey conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte [...]

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