I want to highlight a few of last week’s articles that I find particularly engaging and thought provoking.
An often overlooked aspect of social business is the immense amount of data that can be derived from social interactions. This data will not only improve our own productivity, but increase the effectiveness of tomorrow’s corporations.
Related to that are how future organizations will embed social interactions into their processes in order to make projects more effective. Yet as Yaacov Cohen points out, this requires an evolutionary approach, not an revolutionary approach.
Kare Anderson explains why smart people can act stupid which may shed some light on why more businesses are not making the social business transition sooner. Finally, Cheryl Burgess explains why Social Business will be far more important than Facebook, LinkedIn,Google + or Twitter. She’s right of course, and read the article to find out why.
Wu discusses how to make Big Data useful. He simplifies it so that the rest of us can understand it.
“Search is arguably the most efficient way for data reduction, but the caveat is that we must know what data we are looking for a priori. Due to its efficiency, search engines can be applied at the web scale to find and retrieve the data we need. This is why Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, etc. are able to make a business out of their search technology.”
BY Rawn Shah
“It has been said many times, that for social business to succeed to create the evolution towards Enterprise 2.0, we need to put this social activity directly into the flow of how people work.”
Rawn gives us a glimpse into the future of how projects become socialized by embedding social elements into the process.
BY Yaacov Cohen
Cohen delivers a convincing argument that Evolution not Revolution is the proper path for businesses to take in becoming a social business.
“Jive’s tagline boasts that its software is ‘the new way to business’. At first, their argument sounds convincing. But is Jive really leading the next revolution – the enterprise spring – delivering a fresh start for the Facebook generation entering the corporate world and expecting Facebook-like tools? Not necessarily.”
“Intelligence by itself doesn’t make you rational. Thinking rationally demands mental skills that some of us don’t have and many of us don’t use,” suggests Kurt Kleiner. And context has considerable influence on what we see, feel, think and do.”
A thought provoking article on mental traps and how even the most intelligent are subject to them. Food for thought for those facing an intelligent executive suite that just doesn’t understand the need for a social business.
“Businesses are in the midst of fundamental changes that will neither reverse for stragglers nor offer them mulligans. Innovative leaders must rethink their social strategies and move beyond the linear, process-driven approach to dynamic, collaborative, networked organizations. Executing these changes may prove difficult, but it’s imperative for forward-looking organizations to be competitive in the global bazaar of the digitally powered landscape.”
Burgess explains why social business is about getting personal and why it’s imperative that large and small businesses take the journey.