Tag Archives: social business tools

Avoiding the Siren Call of the ‘Perfect’ Digital Workplace

Avoiding the Siren Call of the 'Perfect' Digital Workplace

Since before the turn of the century, people have been looking for a way to make a digital workplace.  From portals to collaborative platforms to Enterprise 2.0 tools, a continuous wave of tools has appeared, each seemingly searching for a problem to solve.

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5 Places Where Social Collaboration Tools Help Business Processes

5 Places Where Social Collaboration Tools Help Business Processes

Social and collaboration tools in the workplace get a chance to shine when put to work to improve specific business processes.  It's not about transparency for transparency's sake. Or an opportunity for shameless self-promotion.

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Microsoft Evolves Yammer From Stand-Alone Product to Key Part of Office 365 #MSIgnite

Microsoft Evolves Yammer From Stand-Alone Product to Key Part of Office 365 #MSIgnite

ATLANTA — Everyone understand the risks of all work and no play. But the Microsoft executive tasked with product marketing for the company's enterprise social networking service claims too much play is a serious risk to productivity.

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Give Collaboration Sticking Power

Give Collaboration Sticking Power

Organizations know they need to get their employees collaborating and are making significant investments into collaboration tools to support this effort.   But then they're left wondering why people still don't rush to use these tools. To help answer this question, let’s understand what powers any organization.

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Gartner: 5 Cool Vendors, 4 Digital Workplace Lessons

Gartner: 5 Cool Vendors, 4 Digital Workplace Lessons

This year’s coolest vendors in the digital workplace take an integrated, creative approach to the employee journey, Gartner maintains. The Stamford, Conn.-based research organization concludes that these vendors show potential in strategic partnerships between HR and IT to power the digital workplace, inspiring those teams to chart a new course.

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The Antidote for Digital Workplace Chaos: Governance

The Antidote for Digital Workplace Chaos: Governance

We love the digital workplace, with all the potential and advances it offers. But with these benefits comes a dark side, and that dark side is called Digital Workplace Chaos (DWC).  Chances are you’ve experienced it yourself.

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Why Collaboration Works for Others, But Not for You

Why Collaboration Works for Others, But Not for You

Imagine I told you about a wonderful family vacation I’d just enjoyed. Duly inspired, you book the same hotel, same excursions and visit the same restaurants. But your family finds it a drag. Why? Because your family is different — maybe they don’t like museums, or wanted more nightlife.

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