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Posts from the ‘Social Business’ Category

19
Aug

Taking Online Ideas Offline

One of the benefits of social business is its ability to facilitate collaboration and discussion. Employees can bounce ideas and innovation off each other. However, that information can’t live in a vacuum. A great idea means nothing if you don’t have a way to vet and disseminate it, taking it from idea to action.

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14
Aug

5 Characteristics that Define Social Business Success

Millions of organizations say they are embracing social business, but just how many are successful? It can be a difficult question to answer. Recently, The Economist Intelligence Unit took the guesswork out of the equation for 25 companies, placing their executives to a list of social business leaders. Five of the companies received even bigger accolades, being placed on a Top 5 list.

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12
Aug

Read-Only Social Business: Worth the Try?

As a recent Forbes.com article points out, there are some highly regulated companies that may have problems convincing industry regulators and their own legal and compliance departments of the value of social media and social business. After all, one unauthorized public slip and a company will have more to deal with – and pay for — than bad press. The article makes the case for a stepped, phased social media approach, which is a smart option for social business as well.

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7
Aug

Study: Social Business Is Worth the Investment

A technology that can aid in the decision-making process, bring about fundamental change and bring employees together is important – and worth investing in, according to a new study by MIT Sloan Management Review.

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5
Aug

The Right Social Business Strategy Will Usher in a New Generation of Collaboration

The value of social business efforts is in the eye of the beholder, according to Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group. And yet there are strategies and moves that can benefit organizations across the board.

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29
Jul

The Business Case for Social Business and Collaboration

Social media expert and author Vala Afshar this month was interviewed by U.S. News and World Report about how to stay competitive. His answer: Take a social-first attitude in whatever you do. “Social-first is a culture – you work together as a team because you trust, respect and care for each other,” he is quoted as saying. Collaboration and social business is a big part of the social-first strategy, something that’s imperative since, as he points out, companies don’t own the customer service experience anymore. The customer does, so you need to be doing everything in your power to give them what they want when they want it. Social business and collaboration can help make that happen.

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18
Jul

Helping Employees Hone Their Personas

What you post on social media impacts how people perceive you. For women, this is especially true when it comes to images, according to new research out of Oregon State University (OSU).

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14
Jul

Social Media’s Hydra Head Problem

It’s been a summer of social gaffes. Most recently, pop singer Robin Thicke was the casualty of a giant PR blunder. Television network VH1 created a hashtag — #AskThicke – and asked the Twitterverse to send in their questions for the Blurred Lines crooner. The result was both hysterical (if you’re not Thicke or the VH1 PR team) and something that serves as a cautionary tale.

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10
Jul

Learning from the Pols

This summer members of the House of Representatives are engaging in two separate social media contests designed to improve social media standing on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Democratic members are duking it out on Instagram as well.

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1
Jul

Facebook’s Lesson: Transparency is Key

It is the type of news story that takes social media by storm. Facebook conducted an experiment with more than 700,000 users, deliberately altering news feeds so they appeared mostly positive or mostly negative. Dubbed by some as massive virtual mind game, the 2012 experiment designed to see if a news feed can spread emotions went viral once news broke.

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