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McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.”

Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation.

(Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.)

Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way:

“Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose. Organizations should adopt approaches that emphasize testing and learning; any lack of impact must be viewed not as a failure but as a lesson learned. Developing an atmosphere of experimentation enables organizational learning and keeps alive the possibility that technologies may have unexpected successes.”

Management doesn’t walk away, mind you. They are inmates in the asylum, too, and have a role to play in guiding the innovation process. Indeed, deep involvement at all levels is needed, because everyone has to participate in whatever system is developed for it to raise productivity, and participation is driven by the emotional investment each employee has in its success. Otherwise it will join the large pile of useless side projects that most organizations have started but never fully implemented over the years.

Start with the end in mind

The goal of building an intra-company social collaboration network is to raise productivity. So how can intra-company social communication and collaboration tools help do that?

Faster and more accurate communication – Employees are more engaged when they know what is going on, and what their role in mission achievement is. Well-designed social networks can help speed information up and down the organization.

Faster feedback loops – Challenging authority constructively, building consensus and getting agreement to move forward all come more easily when clear communication channels exist.

Transparency – If knowledge is power, having a system that makes sharing knowledge easy and, often, mandatory, spreads the power more evenly across the organization. Hidden agendas are easier to spot and address directly, because the gap in the public knowledge base will be glaringly obvious.

Personal Investment in success – People are more passionate about making a success of  what they helped to build. They will also invest extra time in fixing the aspects of the new system that do not seem to be working.

Strong intra-company social network culture, with traffic cops – Installing an effective social collaboration system does not all by itself change human behavior. Disgruntlement and dissatisfaction will still arise when employees feel uncared for or taken advantage of, and they will use the network to express it. Having a set of intra-company codes of behavior, developed by employees, is a good start. Having employee ombudsmen who are designated “traffic cops” is another structural facet that could help. Much as a business must monitor and respond to customer posts on their public review pages (like Yelp), so business leaders must respond to posts on the intra-company sites. Keeping the discourse civil would be the only role of the ombuds-people, moving online arguments offline as appropriate and bringing conversations that might be getting testy to the attention of the appropriate leader.

Which tools are going to best help your organization accomplish all these desired outcomes? Your team must explore lots of options:

  • Ask around about success stories at other companies
  • Evaluate vendor options (and grill their clients about results)
  • Start small with specific groups, projects or processes
  • Test, test, test, learn, apply learning, expand a bit, test, test, test

Everything is more public in a socially networked world, and the glitches and misunderstandings that occur on Facebook and other public social sites will also occur on your intra-company networks. Expect them, anticipate them, plan for them. And respond constructively when they occur!

This is a worthwhile project, because the project itself is such a great way to get lots of employees engaged more deeply in your mission. The result will be an organically grown system with lots of “buy in” that could transform your organization’s ability to retain talent, develop it, and innovate.

Has your organization leveraged internal social media tools successfully? What was the development or implementation process like? What toes were stubbed? What home runs hit?

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McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

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McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

You Will Not Engage Every Employee – Nor Should You

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Make August Your Personal Rejuvenation Month

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

The Unbiased Opinion is a Myth. Discard It.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Time to Act Civilly at Work? Professor Porath Says It Pays Off.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

When Motivating Employees, Do Words Get In the Way?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

How to Sell Senior Executives on the Value of Talent Development

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Temporary Project Teams Need Scaffolding to Work Well

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

To Manage or To Lead – That is the Question

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Break Conversational Habits to Break Out of Ruts

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Make Spring Fever a Productive Force at Work

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Change Happens Inside Out – Driven By Middle Managers

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Hiring Outsiders Costs Money. Save it by Investing in Human Development.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

How Quickly Does Your Culture Sub-Optimize New Talent?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

How Do You Fix a Jerk at Work?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Valentines Day Marks the Halfway Point in Q1 – How Are Your Leadership Resolutions Fairing?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

More Grist for the “Why Are Employees Not Engaged” Chat Mill

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

In 2015 Employee Engagement Will Look Like It Did in 2014…and 2013…

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Employee Engagement Must Address Professional and Personal Performance Factors

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

January Leadership Advice Deluge has Begun! Resist the Urge to Read It All.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Happy Holidays from Bovo-Tighe!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Sweat the Small Stuff Says Rory Sutherland in a TED Talk – This is What Bovo-Tighe Does for You

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Just Twenty Working Days ‘Till Christmas – What Can You Get Done???

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Be Great to Work With

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leaders Must Still Manage. You Don’t Get Off That Hook!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

It Takes Time to Change Employee Habits – And Lots of Support.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Employee Recognition – Easy to Say, Hard (it seems) to Do

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Master the Art of Questioning (and Listening) to Better Raise Productivity

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Kick-Start Your Team’s Productivity Push for Autumn

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement – Make the Connections!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

The Case of the Market Basket CEO – Leaders Who Care Get Strong Employee Support

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leaders: Spend More Time Leading People and Less Time Doing Stuff

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Employee Engagement is Really Simple – But Does Take Energy and Focus

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Great Leaders See Themselves as Others See Them – And Engage Better

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Sayonara June! Hola July! Time for Mid-Year Resolutions.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leaven Your Positive Leadership Outlook With Real-World Negativity – Pursue the Truth!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

How to Maintain Workplace Productivity During the Summer Vacation Season

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

A Great Set of Productivity Tips – Read This Instead of Facebook at Lunch Today

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Honor the Last Full Measure of Devotion on Memorial Day

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

As a leader, you will get angry – How you handle that anger is critical to team productivity

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

We Love the Energizing Month of May

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Still Pushing Employees to the Brink: A bad habit from the Great Recession.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Toyota Agrees: Machines Don’t Innovate – People Do.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

A “Lucky Seven” Set of Tips for the Freshly Minted Leader

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leaders Don’t Pick Winners: Develop All of Your Team Members

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

May the Wind be at Your Back this St. Patrick’s Day

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Great Conversations Build Employee Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe Supports Shell in Launch of New Gulf Platform

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Resources We Rely On for New Ideas about Employee Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Machines Don’t Innovate: People Do.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership Development Does Not Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Brooke Bovo at TTI Winter Conference: Love Your Clients, Not Your Expertise

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

New Year Resolution: Make a Habit of Your Productive Mindset

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

OSHA Discloses Most Common Workplace Hazards – The List Remains the Same

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Merry Christmas from Bovo-Tighe

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Holiday Employee Gifts that Cost Little More Than a Bit of Your Time

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Books to Inspire Great Leaders Include Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

A Culture of Agility Requires a Commitment to the Pursuit of Truth

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Rob Markey of Bain and Co.: Employee Engagement Rocks!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Flexible Job Schedules Can Win Employee Loyalty

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

The Paradox of Employee Engagement: It Works Yet Few Companies Try

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Remember Veterans on Veterans Day with a Heartfelt Thank You

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Happy Halloween from Bovo-Tighe!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

How Pessimists Keep Optimists in the Black

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Aberdeen Report Finds Competitive Advantage for Companies that Improve Hiring Processes

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

How Can You Make a Vacation From Work Truly Stress-Free?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Time Off is Restorative – Organizations that Don’t Encourage It Lose Out

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Labor Day in the U.S.: A Connection to Employee Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Great Employee Engagement Starts by Asking a Lot of Questions

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Employee Engagement Remains Elusive: You Are the Problem and the Solution

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Working from Home Does Raise Employee Engagement, if Done the Right Way

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Define leadership more broadly. Anyone can lead, at any level.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Engaged Employees Honor the Pursuit of Truth – And You Should Value That Trait

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Build a Corporate Culture that Embraces Change

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Happy Independence Day

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Celebrating Failure? You Bet! How Else Can You Learn New Stuff?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe Senior Consultant Steve Eddy Honored at the University of Nebraska

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership Starts with Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Take the Time to Say Thank You to Those Who Died Defending Us

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

When Should You Micromanage Employees?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership in Public Management

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Time to Rehire Yourself?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Of Lollipops and Leadership

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Why We Love May at Bovo-Tighe

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe and Harvard Business School Are On the Same Page

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Social Media Collaboration is Shaking Up How Employees Engage with Each Other

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

March Madness is a Leadership Moment

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

May the road rise to meet you on this St. Patrick’s Day.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

QBQ works well with the Bovo-Tighe Foundations of Excellence philosophy

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Stephen Covey: A Truly Inspirational Force for Innovation in Human Development

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Employee Dissatisfaction Still the Norm in 2012 – Therein Lies Opportunity!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Exploring 8 Rules for Creating Passionate Corporate Cultures (Round Three)

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

New Bovo-Tighe Article on eZineArticles.com about Better Meeting Practices

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Employees are Consumers of Corporate Culture: They won’t “buy in” until you earn their trust!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Client News: Shell Sets Record for Deepest Oil and Gas Well

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two About Employee Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two about Employee Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Workplace Time Wasters: Facebook vs. the Two-Martini Lunch

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Dumb Things Bosses Do

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Dumb Things Bosses Do

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Leadership: It all starts with you

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

The Bombardier Case Study: Successful Commitment to Employee Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Talent Management: A Strategic Imperative with little actual support

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

On Performance Reviews: The Urge to be Better-than-Worst Raises Productivity

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Compensation Plans vs Employee Emotion

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Corporate Flu Epidemics: What Sort of Infectious Attitudes Do You Spread Around?

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Bovo-Tighe December Newsletter

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Be the first on your block to re-engage your employees.

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

What successful transformations share

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

The psychology of change management

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

“engagement” and “fun”

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Meetings That Rock!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Failed IT Investments – Consider People Aspects Before Purchase!

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Workers Are Lazy Ingrates, Say Evil Bosses

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

The irrational side of change management

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Corporate Mission Statements die on Plaques

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

Inhibit Intellectual Growth and Innovation in Your Company

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

How to incorrectly use ‘Management By Objectives’

McKinsey LogoWhy should intra-company social networks be considered a strategic issue? Because there is productivity to be gained! The McKinsey Global Institute last year estimated that “$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in annual value could be unlocked in just four sectors by products and services that enable social interactions in the digital realm.” Put in plainer English: Billions of dollars in productivity gains are there for the taking if companies can figure out how to integrate social networking tools internally to boost collaboration and innovation. (Click here for a story about how our client, the City of Palo Alto, has invested in robust intra-organizational social networking. Click here for McKinsey’s latest article, too.) Here’s the key: Give the keys of this particular asylum to the inmates and let them design their collaborative system. McKinsey’s author makes the point this way: “Top-down implementation directives don’t work for social technologies—and in fact directly contradict their very purpose.

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