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In Social Business, Teams That Understand Collaboration Score the Most Goals

In Social Business, Teams That Understand Collaboration Score the Most Goals
I’m watching a lot of World Cup Football at the moment, along with much of the world’s population, and while I know it may be a cliché to draw parallels between sport and business, I think the insight into collaboration is well explained when you look at how effective teams play together. Infact, I came across this article in Harvard Business Review recently that makes the point perfectly by looking at what businesses can learn from Tiki-Taka (ot...
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Stagnant Knowledge Management is Re-Imagined with Social Collaboration

Stagnant Knowledge Management is Re-Imagined with Social Collaboration
At the outset of the intranet boom less than twenty years ago, the promise of how this new model for organisational information sharing seemed infinite. However, today most companies’ intranets have become stale and boring places rarely frequented by the majority of employees. But a new wave of collaboration capability that began as Web 2.0 and has become known as Enterprise Social Networking has rejuvenated the intranet space and given it new li...
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Governance, Regulation & Compliance Meets Enterprise Social Networking

Governance, Regulation & Compliance Meets Enterprise Social Networking
Companies spend millions of dollars annually on various forms of regulatory compliance, be it government, industry or even self-imposed internal compliance. Compliance can range from occupational health and safety through to internal branding compliance within franchises. As new legislation is continually introduced, repealed or reformed the costs of conforming are increasing and management can sometimes spend more time focusing on compliance tha...
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Social Collaboration Tools: 2 Sides of Disruption featured on CMSWire

Social Collaboration Tools: 2 Sides of Disruption featured on CMSWire
We recently had an article published on the popular US Technology Business website CMSwire.com which discussed how social collaboration tools are being misunderstood. The article has to date been Tweeted 120 times with a further 87 shares on LinkedIn - so it obviously struck a chord! What we are seeing is that both companies implementing collaboration software and the larger software vendors in general are totally misunderstanding the role of Soc...
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Social Collaboration is about Structured Outcomes, not “Happy Accidents”

Social Collaboration is about Structured Outcomes, not “Happy Accidents”
Far too often the focus of Social Collaboration evangelism is about the wonderful things that could happen when an organisation deploys an Enterprise Social Network (ESN); instead of what will happen. Decision makers are far more likely to respond to such a discussion than the “just deploy it and magic will happen” message that consistently floats around the industry. At Mumba Cloud we advocate very strongly that an ESN deployment is most success...
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The Internal Employee Communication Revolution is Happening Right Now!

The Internal Employee Communication Revolution is Happening Right Now!
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We're living in a time when the word "revolution" is appended to so many business and social activities that one could be forgiven for tuning out. Internal Employee Communication is currently undergoing its own revolution and is deserving of promotion and analysis. Why? because like all revolutions, it is changing the way we do things and will positively impact many people's working lives. Social business software, deployed as a Social Intranet o...
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Who Owns The Enterprise Social Network?

Who Owns The Enterprise Social Network?
Investing in new enterprise projects usually requires a detailed business case, needs analysis and implementation strategy. Enterprise Social Networking applications have historically skipped this process as they had been sanctioned, paid for and implemented by departmental managers on a 'need to have' basis. Over the past year however, we've seen a defined shift in decision making to senior c-level executives and boards. The shift up the decisio...
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Enterprise Social Networking Answers True Employee Engagement

Enterprise Social Networking Answers True Employee Engagement
It's been over a decade since the concept of Employee Engagement emerged amongst senior executives leading large organizations. Today, many C-Level executives have their annual performance reports and KPIs tied to employee engagement results. Furthermore, leading research and consulting companies such as Gallup, McKinsey&Company and Towers Watson have built practices around the concept of employee engagement. The industry has grown to a point...
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Business Social Network Consulting Framework for Enterprise

Business Social Network Consulting Framework for Enterprise
Since 2010, Mumba Cloud has been providing consulting advice for enterprise social networking to some of Australia's largest companies. Every client we work with has a different set of requirements and objectives, company culture and way of doing business. Furthermore, each client is looking to either replace current systems, implement new systems or integrate old with new. Objectives usually start out with what we term basic 'primal goals' and t...
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How to Preserve The Value of Internal Communication

How to Preserve The Value of Internal Communication
Information has a value that decays over time. High value information needs to find its recipient as fast as possible in order to retain its value. Companies that struggle to communicate with their employees are literally leaking value every day. Add this notion to the fact that many companies do not have a method to communicate with employees in the first place, and you have millions of dollars literally evaporating each day due to inefficiencie...
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Senior Executives Are Neglecting Social Networking

Senior Executives Are Neglecting Social Networking
Senior Executives are coming under increasing pressure to improve their accessibility via both internal and public social networking applications. Social media’s necessity for speedy unscripted updates carries a range of perceived hazards for those who are unfamiliar and inexperienced with the medium. It’s often reported that corporate leaders are too busy managing a company to take time posting messages on sites like Twitter or Linkedin, or re-p...
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Overcoming The Demoralizing Effects Of Executive Pay

Overcoming The Demoralizing Effects Of Executive Pay
In a climate of global economic uncertainty, the socioeconomic gap is continuing to widen, as the middle class slowly disappears into either the impoverished or the wealthy. This raises the issue of executive compensation, and the perception that it is out of line with business performance, especially compared to the average worker’s salary. Besides looking at facts and figures, it is clear that the public, as well as employees of these executive...
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The power of social media in blue collar industries that have a strong union presence

The power of social media in blue collar industries that have a strong union presence
Social Media has taught us that through on-line networks, we can share experiences, create friendships, collaborate with each other and inspire ideas and activities. Social media is fun and when you are having fun, work is easier. Management strives for productivity and stability in their work force - it is a balancing act between working conditions and output. Heavily unionised blue collar workers often view management and their working situatio...
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Employee engagement, ethics, social media and what you need to know

Employee engagement, ethics, social media and what you need to know
The ethics of business is a complex topic of discussion, with complicated issues and blurred lines of morality. This becomes more evident in a time of crisis when companies may resort to using any means necessary to remain sustainable. An appropriate example is the News International phone hacking scandal, which was a betrayal of those whose privacy was violated, and of the public’s trust. Perhaps a group that was overlooked in the whole affair, ...
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Embracing social media to accelerate communication in a dispersed work environment

Internal communication across departments and management levels is essential to creating opportunities for business growth. Meanwhile, a lack of communication can create misunderstandings and obstruct the flow of business. An office environment permits easier communication because of proximity. However, employees in geographically dispersed offices or sites, like transportation, manufacturing or retail companies, have far more difficulty. How do ...
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