Enterprise Social Networks

collaboration tools
Collaboration Tools Help a Geographically Distributed Team

The Future of Work promotes flexibility, and offering remote work to employees is a growing trend. According to FlexJobs, a company that promotes freelance and teleworking jobs, “68% of U.S. workers say, in the future, they expect to work remotely instead of commute to an office...

Strategy
Strategy First: The Importance of an Overarching Digital Strategy

Many organizations desire a digital strategy centered around communication and collaboration. A hub that engages colleagues by fostering social collaboration and unlocking collective business memory is critical to the success of a business. This hub builds a vibrant community of knowledge. It is important not...

Intranet Profile Photo
Intranet Profile: Setting Guidelines for Profile Photos

Community managers of a company's intranet or Enterprise Social Network can spend countless hours answering the same questions around profiles when rolling out a new platform. Believe it or not, one of the most challenging parts of getting employees to fully complete their intranet profile is...

intranet profile
Intranet Profile: FILL IT OUT!

Employees take pride in making their work area and desk personable; their profile on a company's intranet or Enterprise Social Network should be the same.  An employee intranet profiles tells the story of every individual member of an organization. The larger the company, the more...

Working Out Loud
Lesson 5: Working Out Loud in Small Teams

A collaborative post with Enterprise Strategies' Internal Digital Strategy Advisor- Lesley Crook, Consultant- Jackie Mills and Community Manager- Kelsey Steuer. At Enterprise Strategies, we partner with our clients to Deliver the Future of Work--including launching social tools and encouraging adoption of new platforms. Internally, our team...

Working Out Loud
Lesson 4: Working Out Loud in a Responsive Supply Chain Network

Supply Chain is the sequence of processes, people, activities and resources involved moving a product from supplier to customer. What were the problems that needed to be fixed? A 2000 strong Supply Chain team had collective expertise at each stage from: Procurement, Production, Distribution, Sales and Marketing...

Letting Go – Embracing Imperfection

This post originally appears on Allison Maguire's LinkedIn. Have you ever written an email that was received by someone in a way you did not intend? I'd wager that scenario only had to play out a couple of times before you modified your behavior, reading and re-reading...

Don’t Let Your Inbox Rule Your Vacation

We’ve all dreaded an inbox of emails after a long vacation—or even just the weekend. Today, with enterprise social networks gaining adoption in small businesses and large corporations, it’s likely some of these emails are notifications from your enterprise social network, such as Yammer or Chatter....

Back To The Basics: The Intranet Is Not Dead

"Anyone that says intranets are dead, or can be replaced by enterprise social network alternatives, is ignoring the basic needs that an intranet fulfills…all of which our study showed were important to employees." -Andy Jankowski   Did we statistically prove the case for a social intranet? YES!...