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Social Media isn’t just for marketing; it’s for sharing, collaborating, and networking. In this presentation you will learn how Social Media is being applied in the workplace.  Get up to date with the …

Social Media isn’t just for marketing; it’s for sharing, collaborating, and networking. In this presentation you will learn how Social Media is being applied in the workplace.  Get up to date with the latest social media trends and best practices.  See case studies of how corporate programs are leveraging social media for employee engagement, work team collaboration, and remote training. You’ll walk away with concrete implementation steps and best-of-class software recommendations. Presentation by JoeyShepp.com, New Media Maven and CEO of Earthsite.net

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    Congratulations for yor presentation, its really good!

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  • 1. Leveraging Social Media for Internal Company Communications
  • 2. About the Presenter JoeyShepp.com • Founder and Principal at Earthsite, New Media for Sustainable Brands • Green MBA, Professional Speaker and New Media Maven.
  • 3. Presentation Summary Social Media isn’t just for marketing; it’s for sharing, collaborating, and networking. In this presentation you will learn how Social Media is being applied in the workplace.  Get up to date with the latest social media trends and best practices.  See case studies of how corporate programs are leveraging social media for employee engagement, work team collaboration, and remote training. You’ll walk away with concrete implementation steps and best-of-class software recommendations. Presentation by JoeyShepp.com, New Media Maven and CEO of Earthsite.net
  • 4. Social Media for Internal Communications • Most Social Media is for Consumers • What about Social Media for Employees?
  • 5. Why this matters Source: http://www.slideshare.net/AmberNaslund/social-media-for-internal-communication
  • 6. How people work with information is changing
  • 7. Moving toward Openness and Collaboration
  • 8. We crave human connection, even at work
  • 9. Because brand is internal too!
  • 10. Common Fears • Negative Comments • Time/Cost Investments • More Policies
  • 11. Upsides • Reduced Training • Reduced Management • More Collaborative • Build Company Culture
  • 12. Social Media Principles for Internal Communications
  • 13. 1 Starts with Listening
  • 14. 2 Beyond Employees to Community
  • 15. 3 Collaboration
  • 16. 4 Transparency
  • 17. 5 Many to Many
  • 18. 6 Accountability
  • 19. 7 Real Time
  • 20. 8 Interaction is the Goal
  • 21. 9 Personalized
  • 22. 10 Virtual is Real
  • 23. Case Studies
  • 24. Deloitte: D Street
  • 25. Deloitte: D Street At a company where the average age of employees is 28, "we knew we had challenges to win the talent war," says Patricia Romeo, the leader of D Street. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/322857/The_new_employee_connection_Social_networking_behind_the_firewall#dstreet
  • 26. Deloitte: D Street By enabling connections among employees, the company could more easily offer... • flexible work arrangements • establish virtual teams • bring new employees up to speed • improve collaboration • increase retention among people who hadn't felt a strong sense of belonging Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/322857/The_new_employee_connection_Social_networking_behind_the_firewall#dstreet
  • 27. Deloitte: D Street Adoption • 2007: Initial Roll Out to 1,500 • 25% adoption in first 8 weeks • 2008: 46,000 members Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/322857/The_new_employee_connection_Social_networking_behind_the_firewall#dstreet
  • 28. IBM: Beehive
  • 29. IBM: Beehive IBM's Jeff Schick,Vice President of Social Software: "Poor user adoption is rarely because users didn't know how but rather didn't see why." Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/322857/The_new_employee_connection_Social_networking_behind_the_firewall#dstreet
  • 30. IBM: Beehive Because Beehive is behind the firewall, Ackerbauer says, people feel free to discuss internal business topics. "The connections lead to collaboration, which leads to innovation, which leads to transformations in the industries IBM serves." Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/322857/The_new_employee_connection_Social_networking_behind_the_firewall#dstreet
  • 31. IBM: Beehive Schick's advice: Be aware that one size does not fit all. To increase involvement, you need to explain the story of social software from multiple perspectives. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/322857/The_new_employee_connection_Social_networking_behind_the_firewall#dstreet
  • 32. IBM: Beehive Adoption • 38,000 members in 9 months • Primarily through Viral Sharing • Adoption is strongest in the areas of product management, HR, talent management and the global services consulting business Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/322857/The_new_employee_connection_Social_networking_behind_the_firewall#dstreet
  • 33. IBM: Beehive Social Findings on Employee Usage • To get to know colleagues better on a personal level and to check out new people. • To connect with people they don't know. • To find out about career opportunities. • To get other people interested in their ideas and projects. Source: http://www.leadersintheknow.com/leaders/2009/01/ibms-beehive-social-network-creates-more-than-buzz.html
  • 34. IBM Virtual Meetings
  • 35. A fifth the cost and no jet lag IBM uses of Second Life to hold a Virtual World Conference and Annual Meeting. The meeting, organized by IBM’s Academy of Technology, brought together 200+ participants from across the globe (virtually) and had an ROI estimated (by IBM) to be $320K. Source: http://work.secondlife.com/en-US/successstories/case/ibm/
  • 36. ROI of Virtual Meetings The $320K is derived from taking initial hard costs of $80K, then factoring in $250K in savings from travel and venue costs and $150K from productivity gains. Source: http://allvirtual.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/ibms-second-life-roi-the-headline-beneath-the-headline/
  • 37. Virtual Events are Real Attendees truly felt as if they had attended a real-time meeting, interacting with others and carrying home practical information.
  • 38. Common Goals for Employees using Social Networking • Common • Quick access to knowledge, know-how and know-who • Expansion of social connections and broadening of affiliations • Cutting Edge • Self-branding and expression of a personal digital identity and reputation • Referrals/testimonials/ benchmarking/status updating
  • 39. Employee Social Media Policy
  • 40. Social Media Policy Best Practices • Should function as an informal guide, in which there is room for interpretation and discussion with employees • Actively train and educate employees • Assign the role of Community Manager which employees can go to if they don’t know what to do • Make it available to the public
  • 41. Keep it Simple "The more restrictions that you place on employees, the less room you give them to be a real asset to your online reputation." "The benefits of having your employees engaging in social media far outweigh the dangers of them saying something that they shouldn't," Andy Beal, Author of the book Radically Transparent.
  • 42. Zappos Social Media Policy "Be real and use your best judgment."
  • 43. Intel Social Media Guidelines • Be transparent. • Be judicious. • Write what you know. • Perception is reality. • It's a conversation. • Are you adding value? • Your Responsibility • Create some excitement. • Be a Leader. • Did you screw up? • If it gives you pause, pause.
  • 44. More Social Media Policies SocialMediaGovernance.com
  • 45. Social Media Tools for Internal Communications
  • 46. Blogs Microblogs • Blogger • Twitter (with protect my updates setting) • Typeface • Wordpress • Chat (accept only employee connections) • Can be located at • Google Buzz (with private URL and privacy control) private RSS feeds.
  • 47. Collaboration • Google Wave • MindMeister (Mind Maps) • Yammer
  • 48. Podcasting/Video • Blip.TV (private RSS) • uStream (private Live) • Uses: Training Episodes
  • 49. Wiki / Knowledgebase • Google Docs • Zoho Docs • Social Text • MediaWiki (OpenSource)
  • 50. RSS News Feeds • RSS Readers • SocialCast / Yammer • Website/Blog Integrations
  • 51. Private Social Networks • Ning • Yammer • Second Life • White Label Options
  • 52. Yammer Enterprise Social Media Recommended Solution Review
  • 53. What is Yammer? Yammer is a simple real-time communication tool for organizations
  • 54. Enterprise Microblogging Exchange frequent short messages with people at work
  • 55. Company Social Network Share information about yourself and get to know the people you work with
  • 56. Collaboration Tool Securely collaborate with internal and external groups
  • 57. Knowledge Base Search a complete archive of messages, profiles and tags
  • 58. Mobile Productivity Tool Stay connected and informed whether you're at your desk or not
  • 59. Yammer Security • Private Network • Restrict to VPN • SSL Data Encryption • Data Ownership • Email Verification • Current Employees Only
  • 60. Pricing $3-$5 per month per user
  • 61. Nationwide Case Study 6,000 engaged employees on Yammer Tips from Shawn Morton, Director of Social Media for Nationwide • Involve the C-level • Demonstrate trust • Diffuse potential problems • Share rationale • Engage employees Source: http://www.goodcompanyblog.com/2009/11/02/using-yammer-for-internal-communications-at-nationwide/
  • 62. Overcoming Internal Resistance
  • 63. It’s not a priority Response: • Social Media tools are already common place. If you don’t have a plan, you’re already behind. • Point to case studies of innovative companies that are successfully leveraging social media • Relatively Cheap to Implement • Start with a small pilot project and expand in phases Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?Employee-Communication-Via-Social-Media---Overcoming-Internal-Resistance&id=1676766
  • 64. We don’t have the time/money/resources Response: • Tools that assist internal communications cut costs through efficiency gains. • Tools are relatively inexpensive and require little time to set up. • Lease a solution as a software of service • Setup a plan to measure ROI Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?Employee-Communication-Via-Social-Media---Overcoming-Internal-Resistance&id=1676766
  • 65. These tools are not a fit for our company culture Response: • Younger employees expect social media tools. • Collaboration and team work are the new company culture. • All tools have moderation options. Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?Employee-Communication-Via-Social-Media---Overcoming-Internal-Resistance&id=1676766
  • 66. It will open a can of worms Response: • Quickly identify issues which you can address, rather than having a seething undercurrent • Employees can recognize the distinction between opinion and authoritative content • Develop a Social Media Policy or Code of Conduct Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?Employee-Communication-Via-Social-Media---Overcoming-Internal-Resistance&id=1676766
  • 67. It’s too risky, too uncontrolled Response: • Open, online discussion are more likely to deter inappropriate comments • User profiles encourage accountability • Use secure tools that firewall content from the public Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?Employee-Communication-Via-Social-Media---Overcoming-Internal-Resistance&id=1676766
  • 68. Outcomes What to Expect
  • 69. Outcomes • Employee Engagement • Real Time Information • Share Knowledge • Discover untapped skills and resources • Solve problems quicker through collaboration • Connect Remote Teams • Increased Idea Generation • Decreased Training Time Source: http://www.slideshare.net/AmberNaslund/social-media-for-internal-communication
  • 70. Summary • Social Media is a disruptive technology for business as usual. • Social Media is more than marketing, it is an enterprise collaboration tool. • EHS is perfectly positioned to take advantage of Social Media tools to leverage employee engagement. • The time is now to have a plan and get started.
  • 71. Get Connected @joeyshepp | joeyshepp.com @earthsite | earthsite.net
  • 72. TWEET ME QUESTIONS @JoeyShepp YOUR QUESTION
  • 73. Leveraging Social Media for Internal Company Communications Raise EHS Awareness and Promote Employee Engagement by JoeyShepp.com
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