Poor leadership, technology focus will cause most social business efforts to fall short

Gartner study finds that:

  • 80 percent of social business efforts will not achieve their intended benefits through 2015 due to inadequate leadership and an overemphasis on technology .
  • The “push” approach that worked for ERP and CRM rollouts won’t work for social applications — people must understand how social will improve work to opt in and become engaged. 
  • Leaders should tackle the tough cultural challenges head on and early on —more than just sponsorship, leaders need to demonstrate commitment to a more open, transparent work style by their actions.
  • By 2016, 50 percent of large organizations will capture and disseminate information through social filtering using Facebook-like networks
  • Identifying and understanding the role of key influencers in the social network are will make communication channels more effective. 
  • In 2017, the majority of all new user-facing applications will exhibit gamified-social-mobile fusion.

Via Gartner Research

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Gist Blog » The New Workstyle: Leaving the Old Behind

We’ve been talking about the new workstyle and how work is evolving now for several months including laying out the ten characteristics that define it and four reasons why it’s mobile.  We’ve gotten so much great feedback and interest on the topic that we decided to create an infographic that provides a snapshot of what the new workstyle is all about along with a few interesting data points that support it.

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ITSinsider | Social Means Business
This next phase of the evolution of the social business market is about integration. Social Integration of people, process, and technology. Integration of Work, Society, and Technology. Integration of the past with the future. It’s all good, and it’s why I’m particularly thrilled to be a part of a company executing with precision on that vision.  

ITSinsider | Social Means Business

This next phase of the evolution of the social business market is about integration. Social Integration of people, process, and technology. Integration of Work, Society, and Technology. Integration of the past with the future. It’s all good, and it’s why I’m particularly thrilled to be a part of a company executing with precision on that vision.