124,000 41% 1Y An internal social network at GE is mimicking all the good things that people get outside in their social lives with Facebook, says GEs Ron Utterbeck: quick responses, connections with people they know and coordination with people they didnt even know were out there. -MIT Sloan Management Review
M-PMVs (an AIDS causing virus) enzyme structure was explained in just 10 days, eluded scientists > 15 yrs. # # http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/19/aids-protein-decoded-gamers_n_970113.html
New Social Leadership Traits Source: Six social-media skills every leader needs McKinsey Quarterly February 2013; Roland Deiser and Sylvain Newton (A studied reference to GE).
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/download/presskits/enterprisesocial/docs/ESCResearchSum Based on an online survey by Microsoft on March25, 2013; N= 9908, 32 Countries
Concerns with Social Media! ? Sensitive information ? Workplace distractions ? Loss of productivity http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/download/presskits/enterprisesocial/docs/ESCResearchSum
Leaders Speak… Concerns around use of social media in organizations might have been blown-out-of-proportions…there is need for checks and balances within organizations framework but the issue should never come in the way of organization reaping high dividends through collaborations, innovation and organization-wide learning… Source: Excerpts from my interview with KGA interview - June13 K G Ananathakrishnan Managing Director, Merck (MSD) India
Leaders Speak… HUL has always been ahead of the curve and to be so in this VUCA world we have embarked on a massive project within HUL…We have already trained close to 4000 marketers and marketing personnel on various social business aspects with the help from the likes of Google and Facebook… VUCA- Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Anxiety Source: Based on a keynote speech at IBD, INSEAD at Mumbai, 20 Apr13 Nitin Paranjpe MD & CEO- Hindustan Unilever Limited
Reflect on these… With millennials and GenY joining work-force, social learning technologies to gain momentum- embrace change! Social learning plays catalyst for enterprise-wide collaboration, innovation and promote organizational learning- Facilitate! Employees in India and China view social tools to impact productivity greatly- leverage them! System will deal with and mitigate the concerns involving social tools at workplace- educate not regulate! Learning leaders should build conversation, educate leaders and showcase early gains for getting executives on board- engage!
ASTD/Booz Allen Hamilton/i4cp Transforming Learning Through Web 2.0 Technologies (2009) Web2.0 Technologies included Social media, Podcasts, Web-based communities, Blogs etc. Intended Use of Web 2.0 in Next 3 Years