Browsing articles from "July, 2011"

Introducing External Contributors, User Roles and Org Charts

|   Jul 26, 2011
The modern workplace is a complex ecosystem of employees, vendors, partners, contractors and customers. As in nature, there is a distinct role for everyone, and in order for each member and the sum of the parts to flourish, a symbiotic relationship must exist amongst all parties. In simpler terms, a company doesn’t exist in a vacuum – it is part of, and relies upon, many others in order to succeed. Today, Socialcast is announcing several new features that employ this concept: external contributors, enhanced user roles, and organizational charts.… Read more »

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#E2sday: What Ants Can Teach the Enterprise About Teamwork

|   Jul 19, 2011
Innovators, practitioners and experts will tell you that often the best ideas in their respective fields are inspired by ideas, inventions or practices in other areas. In fact, a recent study showed that 70% of innovators get their best ideas from fields other than their own.1 This will come as no surprise to business leaders who are familiar with the concept of "best practices." But when it comes to searching for best practices related to collaboration and teaming, we too often hunt for inspiration in obvious places such as adjacent industries or direct competitors. Such shortsighted analysis ignores storehouses of potential benefit as it implicitly precludes learning from some of the world's most famous and effective teams.… Read more »

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#E2sday: A Hierarchy Of Communication

|   Jul 12, 2011
Today’s businesses have many different ways to communicate with customers using social media tools. Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and email can help build engagement, brand awareness, and generate sales. However, depending on your message and desired outcome, one may be more effective than another. Understanding which to use when will help make your social media efforts successful. Subscribe Now CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE … Read more »

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#E2sday: Social Media and Your Business Communication Strategy

|   Jul 5, 2011
Social media is rapidly transforming the way organizations communicate with customers. As a cost-effective way to engage online, social media gives companies broader reach beyond traditional communication methods like email. With a simple post or tweet, businesses can promote products and services, provide instant feedback or support, creating an online community of brand enthusiasts. Staying competitive in today’s fast moving business landscape requires a solid social media strategy. Today's #E2sday looks at some of the reasons your organization should be including social media in your communication strategy.… Read more »

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