Blogging was where we began, and how we built our company so we have preserved this archive to show how our thinking developed over a decade of developing the use of social technology inside organisations

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Posts categorised as Workforce Collaboration

Traffic in Cairo and enterprise 2.0 adoption

I was at a workshop in Brussels last week discussing the [results](http://enterprise20eu.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/interim-research-report-released-for-comments/) of the first two phases of our European Commission [research project](http://www.headshift.com/blog/2010/03/researching-enterprise-20-in-t.php) looking at the implications of Enterprise 2.0 for the European economy. The work that we did and the conversations we had during the day confirmed for me the complexity of the relationship… read full post

Categories Best of, Enterprise, Workforce Collaboration

Social Media Influence, Inside and Outside

We are very excited about the forthcoming Social Media Influence conference in London on June 22

Categories Best of, Corporate, Customer Participation, Enterprise, Events, Future Trends, Media and Publishing, Workforce Collaboration

The Morning After: A Realistic View on Microblogging

This is a guest post by Martin Böhringer (Chemnitz University of Technology). My first publication on enterprise microblogging dates back to 2008 and was one of the first scientific works in this field. Back then we did not know much about the background of such systems. Why do people use them? Why should they be… read full post

Categories Enterprise, Workforce Collaboration

Purposely shaping interaction in social spaces

In the mid to late 1990’s, before I began working professionally within the social media industry – we called it the online community industry back then – I spent a number of years researching and writing about life online. My particular focus was on how individuals create an identity, form relationships and build communities in… read full post

Categories Best of, Customer Participation, Media and Publishing, Workforce Collaboration

Rolling out social tools within law firms – part 3 of 3

It’s with real pleasure that we present to you the third and final of Steve Perry’s posts outlining his experience of rolling out social tools at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – a major international law firm. Steve Perry is a partner in Headshift’s project delivery network and a guest author on our blog. Steve was also a client of… read full post

Categories Best of, Workforce Collaboration

Rolling out social tools within law firms – part 2 of 3

We are delighted to present the second of Steve Perry’s posts outlining his experience of rolling out social tools at a major international law firm (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer). Steve Perry is a partner in Headshift’s project delivery network and as a guest author on our blog. Steve was a client of Headshift at Freshfields Bruckhaus… read full post

Categories Best of, Workforce Collaboration

Seeing what’s next… at the Social Business Summit 2010

Clayton M. Christensen describes in his innovation book “Seeing What’s Next” IBM’s strategy of focusing on designing computing machines where they control and develop everything, going from processor, memory, hard drives, to the operating system and software. This gives IBM full control over the machine so they can heavily optimise all the components and software… read full post

Categories Best of, Customer Participation, Events, Legal and Professional Services, Workforce Collaboration

Social Software doesn’t really matter

“Clients usually ask us how they can drill that hole in the wall. As consultants we are obsessed with finding the best drill that does it in the fastest and most cost-effective way. Sadly, we often forget to ask the client why he or she needs that hole in the first place.” (coaching advice from… read full post

Categories Best of, Customer Participation, Workforce Collaboration

Your business changes, your documents don’t

Last week, a client asked us for some help with finding a good name for their Enterprise 2.0 and knowledge platform. The internal Headshift chat was buzzing with suggestions and one person remarked that in his previous company they called it “the big black box where knowledge documents go to die”… Sounds familiar? Continue reading!… read full post

Categories Best of, Enterprise, Workforce Collaboration

Do you want to succeed or survive?

One of the moments in my career that had a deep impact on me was a conversation with an account manager in my previous consulting firm. I gave a presentation to a whole account team about using innovative solutions to help companies getting value out of their existing IT investments during economic downturns. After the… read full post

Categories Customer Participation, Workforce Collaboration