My Crazy Prediction?

In September 2008 I made a prediction, that email as we know it today will no longer exist in 10 years time.

Read The Death Of Email by 2018

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Next Generation Innovation (#SWChat)


Innovation & technology have always walked hand in hand, but with the explosion of social media and social networks in recent years, how has this impacted innovation in business?

This event debated how the evolution of technology, and people's mindset to adopt these new technologies, has changed the very fundamentals of Innovation.

Event Questions

Q1) 90% of businesses believe Innovation is a priority. But where is the real value in investing in Innovation?
Q2) How important is failure to be a successful Innovator?
Q3) Should Innovation be taught better through our education system?
Q4) How has social media and social networks impacted Innovation today?
Q5) Due to the introduction of collaborative networks, has innovation now become part of our daily work culture?

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Panelists: Terri Griffith, Colin Hope-Murray, Greg Lowe, Jenn Emerson, Mark Oehlert

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)


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Building A Collaborative Culture (#SWChat)

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

Building a Collaborative Culture

This weeks #SWChat was a Guest Event with Angela Ashenden, Principal Analyst of MWD Advisors.

Angela is also a keynote speaker at the Social Workplace Conference 2012 in London on May 24th.

Angela shared her insights and thought leadership on "Building a Collaborative Culture", the challenges you will face and the role technology plays - a great prelude to her keynote speech at the conference.

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 1600 (NEW RECORD)
  • No. of Contributors = 143
  • Reach = 245,000
  • No. of impressions = 3,200,000


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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 #SWConf in their tweets during the 1 hour event by Crexia

I am pleased to announce that Lesley Price, e-learning consultant was drawn as the winner. Lesley wins a FREE ticket worth £480 (~770 USD)  to the Social Workplace Conference 2012 in London on May 24th courtesy of Crexia, the organisers of the conference.

Congratulations Lesley!

Questions Asked

Q1) Why is a collaborative culture so important in business today? 
Q2) People can be trained on tools, but how can a collaborative culture be taught?
Q3) Not everyone readily embraces collaboration. How can these people's fear be overcome?
Q4) Why are companies paying more attention to internal collaboration amongst their own employees?
Q5) What impact can a collaborative culture have on innovation?
 (not asked)
Q7) Email is where conversations go to die. How do you convince a company so entrenched in email to change?

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Online Information Conference 2009

Come and see us at the OIC 2009 at the Olympia in London on Dec 1st, where we will be presenting on the social media adoption strategy we are applying in Oracle EMEA.

Date: Tuesday 1st December 2009
Time: 12:15pm
Track: The social web: Transforming the workplace
Topic: Social Technologies: Winning the hearts and minds
Whitepaper: Click to download

The presentation will focus on:

A. Individual adoption – Early Adopter Plan
How to develop and deliver a plan for introducing early adopters to social technologies, and a framework for them engaging with other like-minded individuals.

B. Team adoption – S.L.A.M Programme
How to develop and deliver a programme remotely, that focuses on the "change in mindset" required to embed adoption to a new way of working, without increasing headcount.

In this session we will also cover:

  • Social Business Communities – the pillars to delivering a successful adoption programme
  • Case Studies – helping the social technology buy-in of sceptics
  • Solution Finder – a user generated solution helping individuals to find the right social tools(s) based on their role or specific activity
  • Social Cycle of Innovation – utilising the "wisdom of crowds" concept to solve key business challenges

The learning points of this session will be:

  • How the Oracle EMEA Roadmap to Social Adoption is changing the way its employees connect, colaborate and innovate
  • How to use the collective intelligence of your employees to identify and overcome the change barriers to social technologies
  • How to develop a scalable adoption programme for your own business
  • That social technologies is about People…

Feel free to download our OIC 2009 Exhibition Whitepaper.

Hope to see you there.....


Welcome to stop!thinksocial

Welcome to our site.

Social media provides an opportunity for us all to connect and communicate better with one another, whether in the workplace or in our private lives.

But not everyone gets it! If you have part of your organisation communicating and collaborating using social media, and the other part still using web 1.0 principles, then how can these parts of your organisation interact and work together effectively?

stop!thinksocial focuses on addressing this issue and specialises in adoption strategies of social media in business to improve communication, collaboration and innovation opportunities, and to help generate exponential returns for individuals and businesses - a term known as socialnomics (coined by Erik Qualman).

Socialnomics is something that can be adopted into any business (small, medium or a large enterprise), but it requires a change of mindset to do so and a realisation that social media is about people:

"Change in mindset to be more open in our thinking and more collaborative in our approach, leading to enhanced creativity, increased productivity and mass innovation" - moi

stop!thinksocial will provide regular updates on tried and trusted adoption strategies of social media in business based on our experiences, as well as introduce new concepts and processes to better connect, collaborate and innovate.