SocBizChat

A World Gone Social
Business is moving from the Industrial Age to the Social Age. Are you ready to embrace this change?
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IBM Social Business
Q9: What if your company does not foster social collaboration? What can you do to change this?
Brian Fanzo
Start small and screenshot the small wins to show value and build a portfolio of awesomeness.. #ScreenshotAwesomeness
Daniel Davis
Look for a new job? That company is going down! :)
Mark Babbitt
A9; Update your resume.
Keith Brooks
A9 Just do it on your own, Look at how Comcast did it or scoble, be the first, take initiative @IBMSocialBiz
Ted Coiné
Do what you can, where you are. Do it now. Don't study it, or think about it, or kick it upstairs. Just act.
Jim Canto
A9) Find another company!! (sorry... I'm in this boat right now.)
Brian Fanzo
Invest in your personal brand and digital footprint as that's the new resume! RT @MarkSBabbitt: A9; Update your resume.
Keith Brooks
A9 been there done that as well @JimCanto and yes, move on to someone that gets it
Ted Coiné
My coauthor's point, "Update your resume?" I hope employers are listening in. The top talent has the most options. They leave first.
Mark Babbitt
Your personal brand depends on your willingness to embrace the Social Age. Lead by example. Start a trend.
Maria Garcia
A9 will initiate the change and see what happens
Jim Canto
@MarkSBabbitt Wait...what?!? What's a resume?? I fell right in that little trap. Ha.
Calli Ensor
Educate your leadership. Define the ROI and provide case studies that support your goals. See what your competitors are doing.
Mark Babbitt
If change was easy, anyone could do it. Lead the way.
Brian Fanzo
Not working for a social brand.. Start with these tips: http://www.slideshar...
Viking Funding Group
Take the initiative to change by using your own skills to improve the companies social collaboration
Ted Coiné
Often by showing the big wigs what social is capable of, how it can help the company by helping your team, ears perk up.
Keith Brooks
A9 one problem is social shows your true personality. What, as bill cosby said, you are an Ahole? Work with it, there are people that like that in their teams. @IBMSocialBiz
Jim Canto
@calliensor If I have to "sell" them the value of social... I'm with the wrong company. IMO
Daniel Davis
Do it yourself! If your company isn't on board with #socbiz, they're probably not savvy enough to stop you from adopting your own sociz tools!
Wayne Hendry
A9: Try to get buy-in for social by showing the ROI and be a catalyst for the change. If rebuffed repeatedly it is time to move on as life is too short.
Lindsay Malloy
Any company that will not collaborate is looking to shun innovation... Not cool.
Maria Garcia
@MarkSBabbitt Good point Mark I'm listening
Mark Babbitt
Do NOT wait for permission. Go social. Track your progress. Show quantified results.
Paul Slater
Sometimes just starting to do the right thing yourself and with colleagues is enough - eventually they'll get the message. If not, it's your choice as to what you do next.
Brian Fanzo
RT @jill_rowley: We're living in the Age of the Customer; no longer Age of the Seller. Customers have choice & voice #SellerBeware
Brian Fanzo
RT @jcufaude: This. RT @skap5: Collaboration isn't reaching across silos 4 something U need, its recombining capabilities to create new value. #SocBizChat
Maria Winans
Collaboration creates an opportunity for employees to share their ideas, good and bad. Some of those bad ideas could turn into great ones using collaboration.
Lisa_Koren
Demonstrate the business value to offset the perception by some that social is trivial and frivolous.
Keith Brooks
I disagree @LindsaySkarda thet are not shunning innovation, just not being receptive to outside information. Different items. And it is not black and white. Look at Apple, no one blogs, tweets, tec.. @IBMSocialBiz
Brian Fanzo
@MariaWinans Love that Maria... The good and bad ideas being shared have so much value in building teams!
Nicole Gerentine
Show them how it can be effective with qualitative results based on what other people are doing
Wayne Hendry
@iSocialFanz Totally agree that is why a great and easy customer experience is huge!
Tamara McCleary
A9 As @iSocialFanz @calliensor and @tedcoine said, demonstrate ROI to show executives why #social is important
Lisa_Koren
@LotusEvangelist Interesting. would like to hear more about Apple behavior...
Lindsay Malloy
@LotusEvangelist That may be true. But does that mean that they are not socially collaborating internally?
Phylicia Teymer
@MariaWinans The greatest inventions were created by leveraging old or bad ideas, and adding that additional "idea/concept" that made it take off! Social collaboration allows innovation like this to happen much faster!
Keith Brooks
You can look it up, try to find anything beyond videos ever posted by Apple anyone @Korenlis
Keith Brooks
Also once upon a time, RIM was VERY against it all. May have helped killed them too. @Korenlis
Keith Brooks
Maybe they are, maybe they are not. I don't think they do it as much as people would think @LindsaySkarda
Keith Brooks
@LindsaySkarda that's fine. Remember if Jobs didn't like it, nothing was green lighted. Not very collaborative
IBM Social Business
Q7: How ready is YOUR business for the 'Social Age'? What steps can companies take to get there?
Ted Coiné
A7 That’s the big question, isn’t it? No two companies will have the same answer. It’s essential each ask it of themselves.
Jim Claussen
A7: be intentional in shaping a culture that embraces social engagement, sharing, collaboration, working open
Keith Brooks
Stop having meetings and have open discussion forums @IBMSocialBiz
Ted Coiné
A7 If you have a culture of trust, you’re already in the Social Age. If not, I’ll wager your current reality is dark and looking dire.
Brian Fanzo
To be social you must first embrace a social philosophy not in the sense of using facebook rather creating conversations, engagement and building relationships!
Mark Babbitt
No need to wait for the C-Suite to enable a socially-enabled team. Start at your desk!
Jim Claussen
A7: identify existing influencers and early adopters in the organization who can lead horizontally, helping peers to change how they work
Brian Fanzo
RT @CBechervaise: A7 Companies should ask employees for their input and help...get them onboard! #socbizchat
Laurie Summers
Q7... In companies where traditional marketing rules, employees have to be enabled and new age social team members bought in who can help @IBMSocialBiz
Camille Brandon
.@IBMSocialBiz A7: Companies should make sure to integrate social into as many facets of their business as possible. #socialbusiness is the way of the world these days!
Mark Babbitt
Own your mission. Share what you know. Build a team of collaborators. The C-Suite will notice.
Jim Claussen
A7: It's really important to a company's leadership take an active role in communicating that social collaboration is embraced and encouraged.
Brian Fanzo
Empower your employees but investing in their personal brand and they will amplify and help build a culture and community that feel part of!
Larry Mount
A7. People in my org appear obsessed with just the Social Media aspect, missing the subtlety of #SocialBusiness #SocBiz
Laurie Summers
@ldguy1 me response should have read A7; not Q7. Sorry for causing confusion in the chat!
Wayne Hendry
Look for the ROC - Return on Collaboration - in your org and support it!
Mark Babbitt
An Industrial Age fallacy: waiting for those with the right title on their business card to LEAD.
Keith Brooks
A7 - take the baby steps, don't jump into the deep end on day1. Accept mistakes will happen. Breath, have lunch, enable search bots. It will come. @IBMSocialBiz
Calli Ensor
Eliminate fear of the unknown through extensive training. Educate your teams on how to write shareable content that promtes your personal brand and supports your company. #socbizchat
Maria Winans
@LazBlazter You're right, #SocBiz is not just Social Media.
Brian Fanzo
RT @shellkillebrew: RT @ValaAfshar: Improve business collaboration:
1 listen
2 stay interested
3 be open-minded
4 invite feedback
5 be accessible

#socbizchat
Larry Mount
Also important to clearly understand the requirements that will fulfil becoming a #SocBiz - it's so much more than communication and giving access to apps
Paul Slater
@JimClaussen And probably what those terms mean to them too. This is still very new for most companies outside of the technology and software sectors.
Camille Brandon
@LazBlazter that's no good! can you give an example or two?
Brian Fanzo
A great company culture without customers won’t be a company long... #SocBiz requires a philosophy that includes employees and customers in the community!
Mark Babbitt
People have always said "my door is always open." Social tells us if that is true... or not.
Lisa_Koren
@iSocialFanz I like that listen is first in your list.
Maria Garcia
A:7 Start don't wait till you get it perfect just do it and learn along the way
Keith Brooks
You can be social online using only email if you want, it will just be a slower process @IBMSocialBiz
Jim Canto
A7) Step 1. Pull head out of ___!! Step 2.) STOP believing every claim made by those selling social mktg services. Step 3.) Realize ROI does not "prove" your doing it right.
Ted Coiné
@MariaWinans Right. On. The. Money.
Phylicia Teymer
A7. Companies should allow their employees to leverage social tools, be open & respond to their feedback, and allow for new ideas to be tried & improved.
Lindsay Malloy
@LotusEvangelist Social Business tools are used to move away from email.
Brian Fanzo
SocialAge is about people empowering people and building communities focused on driving change... #BeTheChange
Daniel Davis
@MIsabelgarcia65 That's great advice for a whole range of things in life, Maria!
Wayne Hendry
@MarkSBabbitt Usually not unfornately.
Keith Brooks
lol, sadly, they are not yet, but they will, sort of. An EMail inbox is replaced by the stream, no difference. @LindsaySkarda @LindsaySkarda
Phylicia Teymer
A7 - P2: Also, allow for "learning experiences", Rome wasn't built in a day, trial/error/analyze/improve. Have TRUST in your org.
Lisa_Koren
A7: I'm not sure you are ever ready; just have to be in a constant state of readiness for what comes your way
Wayne Hendry
@LindsaySkarda Show examples of how internal collaboration works better than command and control. Also work to reduce insecurity.
Larry Mount
@Camille_Brandon kind of reqmts I had in mind were accessibility of corporate #BigData and information silos; addressing how you tease the Unbelievers onto the programme and how much time you need