Social technologies in business
Connect | Share | Lead
Do you want to discover how social technologies transform individuals and organisations? Are you looking for hands-on tips on how to implement this technology? Are you ready to steal ideas from the very people who succeeded? Then this book is exactly what you need.
- 15 authors from across the globe share their experiences, successes and failures.
- From the more philosophical matters, and tool-related questions, right across to concrete cases and “how to” tips: this book is a one-stop shop.
- It’s a handbook: pick a chapter at random and enjoy.
Prologue: The Mandarin Oriental
Foreword: Lee Bryant
How to squeeze the juice out of this book
A kick in the butt: Why you should not promote social
- Case Studies
Our international team of co-authors
Blogs, books and podcasts that inspired us
"This book showcases a deep understanding of the essential connection between technology and cultural change, and how this is the ‘fuel’ of the most innovative organizations out there."
- Peter Hinssen – entrepreneur, advisor, lecturer and author
"This book is at the very intersection between technology and human beings. Thanks to technology, we are all interconnected; we grow as professionals; and we can transform our organisations. Read how technology drives business success and, ultimately, transforms the society we live in."
- Saskia Van Uffelen – CEO of Ericsson BeLux and Digital Champion Belgium
"Which section did I like the most? This is very difficult if not impossible to tell. I liked the chapters on tools by Mathias Vermeulen a lot. They are covering all important topics and they are a very good starting point if you are heading for Social Tools. Isabel managed to attract my attention for topics like Knowledge Sharing and Working out loud. And thanks a lot for sharing your learning’s on how to navigate in a world of too much information. And finally the use cases from Céline Schillinger or Geert Nijs that show that you don’t need to run huge transformation programs to move ahead but that the journey can start with very small steps and more important it starts with yourself."
- Hans-Juergen Sturm – Amadeus IT Group in Business Information Management
"Social Technologies in Business offers something for everyone: answers to objections, ideas for getting started, a review of tools, methods for implementation, case studies with “stealable” concepts. I especially appreciate the realistic view: there’s honest discussion about barriers and failure factors, warnings about things not to do, and the reality of endeavoring to engage in enterprise-wide anything. This is an excellent resource for those hoping to influence and maybe even help transform their organizations." (Klik hier voor de volledige review)
- Jane Bozarth - Elearning Coordinator and author
"Whether it is how to convince management, how to lead in social or practical tips to win adoption and value the book is full of rich detail that other practitioners can use." (Bekijk hier de volledige review)
- Simon Terry – Consultant: innovation, collaboration, learning & leadership
"Zullen de ideeën van dit boek ook eens grondig bediscuteerd worden met ondernemers die zich tot nog toe ver hielden van alles wat naar socialtech zweemt? Komt er een tweede of een ander boek waarin men een aantal (top)ondernemers hierover op de rooster legt? Hoe groot is de tractie van deze visie bij ondernemend Vlaanderen, in het ‘la Flandre profonde’ van het bedrijfsleven? Dat zou ik dolgraag willen weten. Omdat het ook wel belangrijk is, niet?" (Lees hier de volledige review)
- Philip Verhaeghe – freelance redacteur voor ondernemingsgerichte publicaties
"Social technologies in business is een prettig geschreven boek. Hoofdstukken worden vaak geopend met citaten, en afgesloten met de belangrijkste punten samengevat. Ik ben met name enthousiast over de laatste twee delen van dit boek. Het boek leest ook lekker weg vanwege het enthousiasme van de auteurs." (Lees de volledige review hier)
- Wilfred Rubens – zelfstandig en onafhankelijk adviseur, projectleider, blogger en docent
"This is an excellent, accessible book on social leadership and how companies can embrace social media & platforms to further their business - flatten the organisation, encourage collaboration, make communication travel further. Isabel makes the case very simply and in a compelling manner for why all leaders and businesses should embrace the social age. The book is well structured with lots of practical advice and good summaries: even the most untechnical leader will find it an easy read and learn practical ways to kick start a social strategy for themselves and their business."
- Paul Frampton Calero - CEO of Havas Media Group UK & Ireland
"As soon as I started reading, lots of questions came to my mind re implementation, how-to’s and other questions. I immediately thought I could collate those questions and post them as a discussion guide to accompany the book. The questions never stopped coming from the start to the end of the book. This is definitely not saying the book is lacking rather it is saying that it fully engaged me throughout and got my mind in overdrive in responding to the content." (Bekijk de volledige review)
- Simon Fogg - IT Management, Programme and Project Management
"I was chuffed to see “social” presented almost as a synonym of knowledge sharing. I have been working in knowledge management for many years. Most of the time I have to defend knowledge management as a lot more than documenting lessons learned, creating inventories of who knows what, implementing taxonomies for knowledge retrieval, etc. The way this book subtly talks about sharing of knowledge as a social behaviour which can therefore benefit from social technologies, just put a big, big smile on my face." (Lees de volledige review)
- Ana Neves - Partner of Knowman; Organiser of Social Now
"Het gevoel na dat u dit boek heeft verorberd? Hoop." - Gert Verlinden op de blog van HR Magazin, 24 juli 2017
"Now, why a paperback book about social technologies? I just love books, Isabel says. It is one of the charms of this essay: personal, fueled with feelings and anecdotes, it has this little madness that echoes what we, social aficionados, perceive about social technologies: they’re much more than technologies. They’re an enabler for enhanced person-to-person connection at scale, a catalyst for more humane organizations – if we want to." (Lees de volledige review hier)
- Céline Schillinger - Head, Quality Innovation & Engagement at Sanofi Pasteur
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