How can an Enterprise Social Network help Build a Corporate Strategy?

As a believer in the insight of the employee when it comes to corporate strategy, product strategy, and even competitive strategy, an ESN can be leveraged into gathering the insight of your employees. Employees hold a wealth of ideas, information, and insight to help an organization grow in this very competitive market.  In academic circles,… Read More How can an Enterprise Social Network help Build a Corporate Strategy?

The Networked Nonprofit

In my first post, I looked at the impact of social media on social movements. In this post, I’m going to look at the impact on nonprofit organizations. Just as social networking tools are shaking up the way companies do business, they’re also changing how nonprofits operate. But while in the for-profit sector social organizations use technologies to bolster internal networks, in the nonprofit sector social technology is being applied to foster collaboration between organizations. This “networked” approach is upending how nonprofits operate. Jane Wei-Skillern & Sonia Marciano captured the shift in an article on the networked nonprofit in the … Continue reading The Networked Nonprofit

A Coachee Community – How Do You Know It’s Valuable?

When Jackie sat down on the empty subway train, it was already 11pm. After a contentious meeting with her demanding collaborator from offshore, she was exhausted and starving. Yet she was contented. Thanks to her coaching session the previous Friday, she stood up to her collaborator today, and rejected one of his three unreasonable requests. … Continue reading A Coachee Community – How Do You Know It’s Valuable?

Social Learning Tools

Last week, I attended the Association for Talent Development’s Annual International Conference & Expo in Denver, CO (#ATD2016). One of the sessions, lead by Shannon Tipton of Learning Rebels, was focused on tools and resources to help support trainers and instruction designers to think beyond (or outside) of the classroom to enhance the level of learning […]

Culture Change via a Social Network?

In today’s competitive environment, organizations need to be innovative, efficient, retain great talent and continuously change and evolve.  One key to success for an organization is understanding how to effectively go through the change management process.  How can an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) help facilitate organizational change?  Here are some best practices around change management… Read More Culture Change via a Social Network?

Non-Technical Hackathons to Drive Innovation & Problem Solving

I am taking a bit of a departure from my last blog post about ESNs and the utility of the watercooler feature for remote workers because as we have moved through #MSLOC430, some other fascinating knowledge management and creation tools have really caught my attention, especially the idea of hackathon-esque events for innovation and problem … Continue reading Non-Technical Hackathons to Drive Innovation & Problem Solving

The End of the Beginning: Laying the foundation for a strong community

It has been a little over a month since our new Chief Learning Officer announced that change was amidst us and that all learning professionals across North America and UK would be embarking on a transformational journey of change over the next 2 years. Following the announcement, all L&D professionals were “invited” to join a private group on LinkedIn…

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