Your Social Business New Year Resolutions


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We all know the pitfalls of New Year Resolutions. You can usually guarantee that that gym membership will be unused by February and that the old chocolate habit will be back the first time you need some energy. Turning your business into a Social Business – one which uses social collaboration tools such as IBM Connections to enhance the way people discover and share information – should be on your work resolutions list this year.

Maybe it was on your list last year and you went back to work with the best of intentions only to be thwarted by not knowing where to start.

Help, dear reader, is at hand. The graphic below gives you a list of resolutions and suggestions for when you should be completing them. If you stick to these resolutions you should find that your success rate grows and that by the end of Q1 your Social Business project will have real momentum.

So, have a Happy and Prosperous New Year, and get started on your resolutions:

Social Business New Year Resolutions Present the benefits of social collaboration to senior management before end Q1 Seek the endorsement of the chief executive for a social collaboration project before end Q1. Discuss and agree the measure of success for the project in Q1 Get a senior management sponsor for the project before end Q1 Assemble an early-adopters group before end Q1. Identify key business processes which could benefit from being

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Alan Hamilton
I believe social business is a new way for organizations of all sizes to form stronger working relationships within themselves and with their customers and partners. By demonstrating how any organization can become more open, responsible, compassionate and flexible I can show that staff and customer satisfaction increases, morale improves and better business results come.


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