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Use scarcity

Scarcity is Good

24%, that is the average number of people in an organization who regularly use a modern intranet where one is available. Swoop Analytics also discovered that very little collaboration takes place amongst that 24%. We know why people don’t use intranets and Social Networks; no compelling purpose, managers that don’t know how to make them

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collaboration technology

Collaboration Technology – How to Make it Pay Off

Take a look at this image; what do you see? If you said a Parrot or something similar, you were wrong! It’s actually a person sitting on a tree trunk that has been artfully covered in body paint by the Dutch artist Johannes Stotter (if you can’t see it, look at the ‘beak’, it’s the

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How to Make Collaboration Work Using Enterprise Social Software

How to Make Collaboration Work Using Enterprise Social Software

In my last blog, I explained why Enterprise Social software (Yammer, Slack, Jive, etc.) – dedicated primarily to improving internal collaboration and communications – has not taken off. For the full story, read this.  Essentially, people are not using it because collaboration is a behaviour, not a technology; no technology, no matter how beautifully constructed,

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Enterprise Social

Why aren’t people using Enterprise Social Networks?

Recently, we were involved in a situation where a firm had invested in an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to improve collaboration within the organization. This particular firm had high hopes for Enterprise Social and the senior leaders were confused and disappointed to find that six months after implementation, only 15% of people in the company

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Are YOU the problem?

Take a moment to think about an organization change you lived through; one that you found difficult. Was it your fault that you didn’t quickly embrace the changes or were any of the following barriers to change at least partly responsible? No compelling explanation of why the change was the best option available and how

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Technology Adoption

Technology Adoption – How a Leader Can Accelerate it – Infographic

So, you have been given the job of leading the introduction of a SaaS product such as CRM, Office 365, or something equally seismic. You know from experience that the answer to the all important, ‘what will success look like?’ question is ‘everyone using the software willingly and well so that the promised business benefits

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