The Collaborative Organization :A Strategic Guide To Solving Your Internal Business Challenges Using Emerging Social & Collaborative Tools

Jacob Morgan


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While there are few guarantees in business these days, there is one simple truth we can all agree upon: Companies that embrace social and collaborative technologies and strategies stand the best chances of succeeding; thosewho don’t will fail.

Still, the question remains: How do you get the most out of these world-changing tools and how do you develop strategies to succeed?

Jacob Morgan, the cofounder of Chess Media Group, says that you have to start where it all begins--with your employees--and in The Collaborative Organization, he shows how to do it.

In this nuts-and-bolts guide, Morgan provides the information, insight, and strategic framework you need to use emergent collaborative software behind your company's firewall to solve business problems, unearth new opportunities, and drive innovation.

The Collaborative Organization takes you from the starting gate to the finish line of creating and executing a profit-driving, growthfocused strategy that leverages the power of social and collaborative technologies and strategies in your company. Learn all there is to know about:

Using collaborative technology to transform your business

Avoiding risks that come with making social technology part of your organizational DNA

Choosing the right software and technologies for your specific needs

Getting every employee on board

Assessing your organization's collaborative readiness

Building teams to lead collaboration

Motivating employees to make social technologies part of their everyday routine

Measuring and sustaining the success of your strategy

Dozens of case studies and contributions from companies from around the world, such as the Children's Hospital, the U.S. Department of State, UPS, Vanguard, and Pabst Brewing Co., clearly illustrate what works, what doesn't, and why.

Whether your company has 100 employees or 100,000, The Collaborative Organization gives you what you need to get everyone on board to foster lasting success and growth in today's uncertain but exciting business landscape.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Strategic Integration of Social and Collaborative Tools: The book may emphasize the importance of strategically integrating emerging social and collaborative tools within an organization's framework to address internal business challenges.

  2. Enhanced Communication and Knowledge Sharing: Highlighting how social and collaborative tools can improve communication channels and facilitate knowledge sharing among team members, fostering a more transparent and informed work environment.

  3. Innovation Through Collaboration: Exploring how collaborative tools can be leveraged to encourage innovation by creating platforms for idea sharing, brainstorming, and cross-functional collaboration.

  4. Cultural Shift towards Collaboration: The book might discuss the need for a cultural shift within organizations, encouraging a mindset that values and promotes collaboration as a fundamental aspect of the corporate culture.

  5. Employee Engagement and Satisfaction: Understanding how the implementation of social and collaborative tools can contribute to increased employee engagement and satisfaction, potentially leading to higher productivity and retention rates.

  6. Agile Decision-Making Processes: Exploring how collaborative tools can streamline decision-making processes, making them more agile and responsive to changes in the business environment.

  7. Adapting to Remote Work Trends: Addressing the role of collaborative tools in supporting remote work trends, providing insights into effective strategies for managing virtual teams and maintaining productivity.

  8. Measuring Collaboration Effectiveness: Discussing methodologies for measuring the effectiveness of collaborative initiatives, including key performance indicators (KPIs) that reflect the impact on business outcomes.

  9. Security and Privacy Considerations: Acknowledging potential challenges and risks associated with the use of collaborative tools, and providing guidance on ensuring the security and privacy of sensitive information.

  10. Continuous Learning and Improvement: Encouraging a culture of continuous learning and improvement, with the recognition that the landscape of social and collaborative tools is ever-evolving, and organizations must stay adaptable to remain competitive.

Language English
ISBN-10 9780071782302
No of pages 286
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Published Date 16 Aug 2012

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