How Do You Get Executives To Use Enterprise Social Networks?

20 Mar How Do You Get Executives To Use Enterprise Social Networks?

Enterprise Social Networks Can Increase Employee Engagement

Curious about how to motivate executives to use Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs)? This new, social way of working is not exclusive to a specific department or level within your organization. ESNs are legitimate business tools that, if applied correctly, can increase employee engagement and improve knowledge sharing and idea exchange.

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Engage Executives

The key to engaging executives is to help them visualize how an employee social network fits with their current business processes and connects to the overall purpose and goals of the company. The best way to demonstrate this to senior leaders is to show them how an ESN can be used to materially contribute to existing business objectives. Using these “use cases” as underlying structure and design elements will increase usage by senior executives, improve suboptimal business processes and as a result demonstrate real business value. Changing the way executives work is difficult–but you don’t have to mold them into new super-social beings. Instead focus on molding the new social way of working into your existing business processes.  

Andy Jankowski

Andy is a Social Business researcher, advisor and keynote speaker. During the last 19 years he has served as a trusted advisor for several leading organizations including Andersen, Ernst & Young, JP Morgan Chase and Oracle. He is a career long student of enterprise communication and collaboration. He has both written for, and been written about, in Forbes and The Huffington Post. Andy is a frequent conference speaker and an avid road cyclist. He enjoys connecting people and dots.

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