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Socialising Your Intranet (#SWChat)

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.

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 1300
  • No. of Contributors = 98
  • Reach = 239,000
  • No. of impressions = 2,500,000


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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 #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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Social Intranet & Enterprise Social Media (#SWChat)

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

Social Intranet & Enterprise Social Media

Andy Jankowski of was today's Guest Host.

Andy is an Enterprise Social Media researcher, advisor and public speaker. During the last 16 years he has served as a trusted advisor for several industry leading organizations including Andersen, Ernst & Young, JP Morgan Chase and Oracle. He is a career long student of enterprise communication and collaboration and loves sharing what he has learned. Andy is a frequent conference speaker and an avid road cyclist. He enjoys connecting people and dots.

What is The Social Intranet ?
"I define intranet as, 'an internal website that helps employees get things done'. What makes an intranet social is the addition of two very important elements; Authorship (the ability for everyone to create content) and Connections (the ability to see the people behind the content and connect with them in some meaningful way). These definitions were originally developed by ThoughtFarmer and I think they are spot on. " - Andy Jankowski
What is Enterprise Social Media ?
"Enterprise Social Media I define as social media being used holistically by employees, both for internal and external communications and collaboration, to engage with both other employees and with customers. A social intranet is by definition limited to employee to employee communication behind the firewall. Enterprise Social Media spans both internal and external and breaks down the barrier between employee and customer --- enabling social business" - Andy Jankowski

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 667
  • No. of Contributors = 84
  • Reach = 217,000
  • No. of impressions = 2,000,000


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Questions Asked

Q1) How does The Social Intranet differ from a traditional styled Intranet ?
Q2) What are the business benefits and challenges of implementing a Social Intranet ?
Q3) With the recent explosion of social technologies, can the Intranet (Social or otherwise) survive ?
Q4) What is it that is now making companies embrace the idea of Enterprise Social Media ?
Q5) How do you sell Enterprise Social Media to those leaders whom still show scepticism ?
Q6) How is Enterprise Social Media improving employee engagement ?
Q7) How do you see Enterprise Social Media impacting the general use of email ?
Q8) In 140 words or less, why is Enterprise Social Media the future of business ?

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