In October I presented the opening session “What is Social Business” in the Social Business track at IBM BusinessConnect in Twickenham. The video of that session has now been posted to YouTube. It provides an overview of the business benefits of adopting Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud technology in organisations.
Earlier this year, I published the article linked above on the Personnel Today web site discussing the role of social collaboration in identifying future leaders, developing them and realising their potential.
A source of frustration for many current leaders is their inability to communicate corporate strategy to every employee and engage them to align what they do every day with those goals. At the same time, succession planning and capitalising on talent is a priority for many businesses today.
By focussing on building employee networks and relationships to create an engaged workforce, social businesses create an environment where a new breed of Social Leaders can emerge with a high level of insight about how the business works, and an ability to influence and lead that goes far beyond what was possible before using typical management hierarchies.