Microsoft and LinkedIn have the power to change the way we do business and collaborate - but have they blown it? Over the years I have used many collaborative tools. I was also part of an external team of people supporting IBM Social Business platform Connections. Now that product although used extensively internally has never really made it into the mainstream. Its a shame, but it was very well integrated. Integration with other software is critical for long term adoption and … [Read more...] about Do collaborations tools help or hinder? An Open Letter To Microsoft & LinkedIn
There is change, and there is change. LinkedIn or LinkedOut – the social game changer. Recent changes will change the social landscape - and not for the better. Go back 10 years and Myspace rules the social media world. Yahoo led the field in groups and communities. Linkedin was new, Facebook was a newborn. Twitter was the twinkle in someone’s eye. People who wanted to look for work online used Monster.com or CareerBuilder.com. Things change. But one change that started less than 1 year ago … [Read more...] about LinkedIn or LinkedOut – the social game changer – The 800000 missing communities – where are they?
To answer this we can gain some insight with a tale of two LinkedIn groups. But before we look at this lets have some context. You do use LinkedIn for more than just job search…. Don’t you? LinkedIn groups are often formal or informal communities focussed on a sector, industry or profession. With the right selection of LinkedIn group memberships you can keep up to date with industry news, ask and answer questions (building your credibility), make business connections and friends, as will as … [Read more...] about LinkedIn Groups, why they don’t work for you
Most learning professionals agree that interaction is key to learning and development. Increasingly groups and communities are being developed both within our organizations and using third party sites like LinkedIn , Facebook etc for networking. But is it working? there is a considerable amount of anecdotal evidence (and some research) to show that there is a ratio for success - 90:9:1 where one person created or initiated the environment nine people edit, moderate or drive the … [Read more...] about Social networking in L&D is it effective?
HRZone - a long running forum and community for professionals in Human Resources has just completed a re-brand - and more than that, it is now much more than just a forum. With the ability for members to comment on a collective blog, ask questions (any questions) and seek the experience of others, as well as excellent up to the minute news on what is hot in HR. A list of world class writers are often found with interesting and engaging pieces of thought leadership for readers to consider and … [Read more...] about HRZone – delivering topical, practical content to HR professionals in business