Martha Mealy 120000F9TQ email@example.com | | Tags:  for-it social-software for-executives roi | 0 Comments | 1,223 Visits
Take a look at these recent publications from IBM and IBMers on social software in the enterprise. The first set of written by IBMers who have been focussed on encouraging the use of social software in IBM. These books contain lots of good lessons learned in ways to promote social software and to measure its value.
How to plan for the use of social software:
How to measure its impact more specifically:
Louis Richardson 120000HRWE firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  connections quickr human_resources collaboration social_software | 1 Comments | 1,514 Visits
I realize by putting a title that includes "(Part 1)", I'm setting expectations for follow-on posts. Of late, I'm becoming more aware of a special synergy, so I expect to follow this with future work.
Last evening I had the pleasure of meeting with a number of HR executives in Brussels. We had a bit of a workshop where an HR executive from IBM explained how we've managed talent, a GBS leader in the HR practice discussed "Generational Diversity", a Cognos specialist shared how HR can make better decisions, and I was able to discuss how social software can address some of the needs already expressed and the emerging needs of the workforce.
What was confirmed during the meeting was that social software solutions can have a direct and very positive impact on many of the key issues being faced by HR professionals. I (and several key IBM counterparts) are encouraged and excited about the possibilities. Some of the common concerns coming from the meeting and discussions include:
These are just three of the topics. We will be looking into these and others...and we will also be showing how social software can be used to address these concerns. For those of you who already have experienced the power of social networking and collaboration, you probably already see how these HR issues can be addressed.
So if you have interest or experience in HR issues, I ask that you comment on this article (if you haven't yet registered for the community, you will need to do so to comment...it's painless and quick). Inform me of the HR issues that you are facing. Share your experiences in this area. And as always, contact me if you have specific questions or topics you'd like to address directly with me.
NOTE: The workshop presentation showing "Talent Management at IBM" has been included in this community's Files. Additional HR related content will be added as it is refined for release.