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4 steps to a successful enterprise social adoption
Fighting with a crowded inbox? Looking for better ways to collaborate? Many vendors are fighting to use a part of your budget to help address these types of challenges, but what are the best practices for adopting enterprise social technology in a successful way? Martin Risgaard Rasmussen, application consultant at Microsoft, spends his working hours on helping customers with exactly this.
According to Martin, a key point is to keep focus on the people using the new technology than on the technology itself. Martin was among the last to get a Yammer business card prior to the acquisition by Microsoft and has previously worked with internal communications and enterprise collaboration on the customer side at organisations such as Arla Foods and Grundfos. With his experience from both sides of the table, we asked him to share 4 tangible steps on how to succeed with enterprise social adoption.
Avoid business interruptions by bridging the silos
Moving your IT landscapes to the cloud has a wide range of benefits, but organisations often neglect the challenges of information silos.
According to Wim Stoop, product marketing manager at Jive, an enterprise collaboration vendor and J. Boye Aarhus 14 conference partner, his platform bridges these silo and adds value to your organisation’s employees and customers. We sat down with Wim to better understand the big picture and to learn about current trends from the perspective of Jive.
Should the intranet be like an app store?
You have worked hard and developed a number of useful features, cool applications and smart solutions for your intranet; an application for entering travel expenses, a personalized news-widget, a fantastic people-finder and many more. But do your colleagues around the organisation know where on the intranet to go for what? Do they know which applications solve which tasks and how they use the various tools to work more effectively?
Most intranet managers are frustrated when they conduct user surveys and find that their colleagues simply don’t know which tools to use for what and where to find them. They spend endless hours trying to come up with the perfect navigation and the most logical menu structure. But it rarely works.
Secrets to success: The black art of social collaboration adoption
August 18, 2014 | collaboration | Comments Off on Secrets to success: The black art of social collaboration adoption
1+1 still equals 3 or more – when people collaborate they get better ideas and results. Social collaboration can be the kit that glues the organisation together. Complex, global organisations with employees working from home, airports and cafes can benefit greatly from social collaboration which acts as a virtual substitute to the good, old water cooler.
However, the difference between the water cooler and your social collaboration platform is that people actually need to drink water. They don’t have a natural desire to use your platform for social collaboration, not even your biggest fans.