socbizchat

Social Business: Opting In
Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune 500 Product Manager.
   4 years ago
#socbizchatStand OutHow to develop your breakthrough idea and build a following around it.
IBM Social Business
Q5. How can social collaboration be used for recruiting purposes to bring the best employees to your company? http://www.via-cc.at...

Michelle Cooke
Network, network, network
Ed Brill
It's a great engagement and transparency channel. You can pre-vet employees and they can pre-vet employers!
Ed Brill
About a year ago, I posted a job to hire a storyteller into my social business adoption team. Of course, I tweeted the posting so that I could make others aware of it.
Yasuyo Ide
You have more way to get to know the person and his/her skill. You can easily ask 2nd opinion from someone else
Marcia Conner
#socialbiz practice is the honey that attracts brilliant bees.
Ed Brill
A woman saw my tweet and applied for the job. She then connected with me to alert me to her application, in a way that was engaging, rather than intruding. She told me her story.
mark britz
A5. It can turn an org's insides out. Many employees can share the value of the work and enviro
Ed Brill
She got the interview, and then I had the chance to check out her social channels. I learned so much about her, including that she had recently faced some interesting personal and professional transitions.
Marcia Conner
One org I know uses #socialbiz to attract smart folks AND weed out the inauthentic duds. #doublebeebonus
Ed Brill
I hired @maxwelllauren a few weeks later, and she's been an amazing addition to team IBM #socbiz!
Kushaan Shah
You're able to learn so much more about what makes someone click by what they tweet and post on Linkedin than you would on a one-page resume.
Jim @ CWPBIZ
@MCooke2013 It is really that simple, actually.
Kushaan Shah
Resumes show experience. Social collaboration shows stories.
Daniel Davis
Great lessons here about being responsible with your online activity!
mark britz
@kushaanshah social tools allow you to share what you're doing/thinking not just what you've done (resume, CV)
Marcia Conner
One big org checks profiles not to weed out b/c of partying, rather b/c that implies they're well liked.
Phylicia Teymer
@edbrill A great example of storytelling through tweets right there, Ed! Glad to know the story! (& congrats @maxwelllauren )
Marcia Conner
Thru ambient awareness, we as hiring mgrs get a sense of people's rhythms & approach to life.
Marcia Conner
Let's please not forget that #socialbiz includes customer communities, too, great for recruitment+.
IBM Social Business
Q2. What are best practices for embracing and accelerating social business and collaboration amongst a workforce? http://www.via-cc.at...

Ed Brill
Create a culture of participation. This needs to be done at both a grass roots and a top down level.
Ed Brill
Establish clear guidelines/policy that encourage that culture of participation. The IBM social computing guidelines are an empowering policy, not a stifling one.
Marcia Conner
To accelerate #socialbiz, ask how you can replace dull practices w/those where ppl can be in relationship w/one another.
Ed Brill
and most importantly, use storytelling to demonstrate the real business outcomes associated with #socbiz adoption.
mark britz
Start small. Find where healthy collab happening. use tools to extend/expand community, collab, sharing
Marcia Conner
...just *please* don't try to "socialafy" practices that work well w/ a lone focus or effort.
Phylicia Teymer
Allow employees to be creative, hear them out, embrace new ideas, don't be afraid to try something new.
Elizabeth Kvedar
@britz good point, some people will progress slower than others, so they may need more time
Athar Afzal
@edbrill Great point Ed - I think the transformation of eliminating hierarchy - has caused the culture of participation to open up.
Michelle Cooke
I've found to encourage participation you need champions at a team level to help show the way
Jim @ CWPBIZ
A2) To accelerate #socbiz and collaboration ... start by ensuring leadership has the right mindset.
Ed Brill
Great input everyone! keep it going.
mark britz
@ElizabethKvedar support where it works without tech, don't try creating something that's not there
Marcia Conner
Think of the effort like a marathon, not a sprint. Different people have different paces, all wanting to get down the road...
Athar Afzal
Allowing everybody to feel comfortable and sharing by showing and demonstrating - we had something similar at IBM - where we helped each person live and did selfie
Lauren Maxwell
.@IBMSocialBiz In my experience culture of participation means (in part) that people feel comfortable sharing ideas and voicing opinions regardless of position. #socbizchat
Phylicia Teymer
@edbrill Agree, especially on participation from up top & grassroots level! Employees need to see it throughout the "entire" org.
Daniel Davis
Create new opportunities for employees to engage around personal passions (as long as they don't interfere too much with the tasks at hand, of course).
mark britz
@CWPBIZ Good luck. Often its best to give it a go & ask forgiveness later. Leaders like results that scale
Jim @ CWPBIZ
@britz ...if their mindset is right, as I mentioned, you won't need to ask forgiveness.
IBM Social Business
Q3. How do social #collaboration tools help organizations improve productivity? http://www.via-cc.at...

Jim @ CWPBIZ
A3) Collaboration tools facilitate transparency as well as foster synergy between teams and positions.
Marcia Conner
Social collaboration tools provide for instant, on-demand learning. (Lots more at http://newsociallear...) @newsociallearn
Ed Brill
A3. They deliver business outcomes - speed, agility, innovation, employee engagement, and client satisfaction/results.
mark britz
A3.Social collab tools make the invisible visible: ideas, conversations, relationships
Michelle Cooke
working openly allows 1:many interaction vs an email 1:1 interaction
Daniel Davis
One of my faves is by reducing duplication of effort by letting you quickly find out who has already done what.
Marcia Conner
With #socialbiz there's no asking, "who in the world knows anything about this?" Those people find you. Bonus!
Ed Brill
We have many demonstrable examples of how engaged employees are able to deliver products faster or more frequently, win more business, or make more informed decisions.
mark britz
Social collab tools make the invisible visible: ideas, conversations, relationships
Athar Afzal
a3: by helping people collaborate with each other n a manner / medium they feel most comfortable with. So for example having tools that work on their mobile phones - that makes it easier for all people to connect.
Michelle Cooke
the tools help you find the experts faster
Daniel Davis
#Collaboration tools give you quick access to other people's knowledge and expertise so you don't have to become an expert yourself.
Marcia Conner
In my experience, people who like what they're doing and who they're working w/ are in general more productive too.
Phylicia Teymer
A3) Social collab tools enable transparency, give speed to task execution and creation of new ideas, & allow people to work no matter where they are on the globe.
Kushaan Shah
A3: By allowing for transparent collaboration in real-time. Keeps people engaged, cognizant of the work being done, and helps expedite processes.
Athar Afzal
@britz Nice answer - also it makes people more interested to express their ideas over
mark britz
lots of talk of "engagement". Social tools do not create engagement. They can expose where it isn't
Amber Armstrong
#esn tools help companies work together, rather than separately
Elizabeth Kvedar
as part of a worldwide team, social tools enable easier collaboration
Lauren Maxwell
And they make answers available to all of the team, all of the time. No more digging through email for decisions. #socbizchat