Socialcast blogs bring you the latest trends and best practices for enterprise social networks, to help you harness them to boost productivity, employee satisfaction, and business performance across your organization. Drawing on our own and others’ experience and insights, we’ll provide you with a stream of fresh ideas, stimulating insights, and thought-provoking commentary. We invite you to participate in the dialogue.
We all have those days when there are too many tasks to accomplish, dozens of emails to respond to, calls to schedule, and so many projects to keep track of that we don’t know where to begin. Sometimes we have so many balls up in the air that we may lose track of loose ends and forget to complete an assignment, causing us to feel like we are barely able to keep our heads above water.
I used to think the traditional pen and paper to-do list was the most efficient and effective way to keep track of my daily tasks. There’s something about writing down to-dos and scratching tasks off your list that’s incredibly satisfying. You can almost feel the thing you’ve just accomplished when you’re holding a pen, just about to scratch it off the list.… Read more »
This is my 5th post in a series of tips on how to build a successful enterprise social network (ESN). In this post, I’ll address two important matters regarding the ESN platform decision. First, the tip:
Pick a good platform, but don’t focus on the technology.
In this tip, I have two concerns:… Read more »
In this fourth post in a series of tips for building a successful enterprise social network (ESN), I want to discuss the rules and guidelines related to an ESN. First the tip, then the explanation:
Have rules, but don’t overdo it.
Since an ESN is a means of communication within a business, it’s reasonable for there to be some rules of the road. Companies frequently have policies in place about what is and is not allowed in various forms of communication, so it’s understandable to have such expectations around an ESN.… Read more »
This month, we have feature enhancements for Town Hall speakers and Challenge moderators, as well new releases of our iOS and Android mobile app. Check out our updates for September* below:
1. Town Hall "Answered by Me" Filter
We’ve seen a large uptick in the usage of Town Halls lately, especially among top executives and managers of leading organizations. Active Town Hall sessions can be very exciting for all participants, but the high-pace can also be hard to keep up if you’re the one moderating/speaking and answering incoming questions.… Read more »
In this third post in my series of advice on how to build a successful enterprise social network (ESN), I discuss the following important tip:
Get executive buy-in and participation.
I'll illustrate this tip by sharing my company's story. Our experience in this regard is a tale of two leaders – very different in their connection to our ESN (called Buzz) and the resultant impact on the reputation and spread of ESN use in the enterprise.
For the first two years of our ESN, we had zero participation from our then-CEO.… Read more »
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