Social Enterprise

Gamification: It’s Elementary

When I look back at my elementary school days, one thing gives me immediate anxiety: math board races.  For third graders, it only takes a few runs through a multiplication table for teachers to notice disengagement.  Much to the chagrin of my passive self, teachers...

Make Your Enterprise Social Investment A Slam Dunk

Picture your high school basketball court. Conference and sectional titles from years ago hang proudly, even if a little discolored from too many years in the gym. The glossy floor mirrors bright lights that are ready to radiate heat over each passionate player and hysterical...

Intranets Reimagined: Have Intranets Become Like Electricity?

CO-AUTHOR TYLER SAUERTEIG   In partnership with the Worldwide Intranet Challenge, we've applied econometric principles to the results of over 200 intranet surveys and statistically pinpointed which intranet attributes most impact a user's perception of their intranet. This fourth post in a seven week series is focused on the data...

Show Me The Money: One Reason For Enterprise Social Failure

Businesses are consumed with ROI, always concerned about the profitability of any business decision or investment, and rightfully so. Though most executives understand the benefits of enterprise social networks (ESNs)--productivity, engagement, on and on--those are intangible advantages and challenging to quantify in ROI or similar figures. As...

Social Business: Is South Africa the New Frontier?

"Africa is not a place that success is landing on; it is a place creating success for itself and others." - Jonathan Berman   If I am being honest with myself, prior to traveling abroad, my perception of Africa was all wrong. My Grandma Judy asked me...

Millennials: The Socialization Experience

Most Millennials despise the notion of being considered a “digital native”, no matter how accurately descriptive the term is. Yes, they may navigate the web better than any other generation and yes, they happen to be more engaged socially but they’re not deserving of the...

The Top 5 Things To Look For In A Social Media Manager

If you are leading a communications or marketing department, you have likely searched for (or are in the process of recruiting) a Social Media Manager. While many claim to be social media experts or gurus, it is increasingly tough to find a candidate with business...