Socialising Your Intranet (#SWChat)
Friday, June 22, 2012
David Christopher in #SWChat, Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors, Social Intranet, change management, cultural change

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace Twitter Chat event (#SWChat).

Socialising Your Intranet

This weeks #SWChat was a Guest Event with Angela Ashenden from MWD Advisors.

Angela is a Principal Analyst and leads MWD’s Collaboration research program. She is also a highly accomplished and experienced IT industry analyst and public speaker.

Based on her extensive experience in the field and as an industry analyst, Angela has advised clients on technology and management issues relating to collaboration, enterprise content management, portals, workflow, enterprise search and e-learning.

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FREE Prize Draw Winner

This weeks event included a FREE Prize Draw where the winner was chosen randomly from those participants who also included #SocIntr in their tweets during the 1 hour event.

MWD Advisors are pleased to announce that Alan Jerram was drawn as the winner and wins a 1 YEAR FREE subscription to the MWD Advisors collaboration online research library worth £295 (~470 USD).

Also Steve Cassady, Tom Spiglanin, Samantha (@smccollo), Sasha Taylor and Lesley Price as runners up all receive a copy of MWD Advistors "Socialising the Intranet" report worth £200 Absolutely FREE !!!

Bonus Prize

All participants who took part in #SWChat can also download the"Socialising the Intranet" report by first registering with MWD Advisors. Deadline is 31st July 2012.

Questions Asked

Q1) Many companies try building a Social Intranet but fail to deliver a suitable solution - why? 
Q2) How critical is the cultural aspect to building a successful Social Intranet?
Q3) People are resistant to change. How can you encourage employees to embrace the Social Intranet?
Q4) Employees tend to adopt social at different speeds. How do you address this?
Q5) How can you avoid the Social Intranet becoming "yet another thing to learn/use"? 
Q6) What are the key integration elements to delivering a successful Social Intranet?

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