Book Review for Strategic Networking Class Sarang Bhutada MBA Batch of 2010
Author Profiles 21 years in UBS Expert in change management Currently Partner at New Vine Media, LLC., Founding Partner of The Networlding Partner Alliance Steve Benton Executive Director of IT, UBS 17 years of experience in social media and social networking strategy consulting with firms such as Motorola, KPMG, Amex, UBS, Disney, SPSS Expert in Social Media Strategy and Executive Coaching Melissa Giovagnoli CEO, Networlding
Premise of the book Observations of communities in a workplace Exploring nexus between these communities and KM Experiences of the authors Focal Point
The Continuum of Knowledge Creating strong wisdom networks Create an environment conducive to wisdom sharing Use magnet topics to attract the experts Support ad-hoc groups, teams and communities that emerge around magnet topics Encourage boundary crossing and role breaking in pursuit of topics of interest Identify the experts who share their expertise consistently and effectively Let it be known that people who shine in groups achieve organizational stardom Provide a variety of implementation options to attract the best and brightest experts Create unconventional measures to evaluate and reward performance and track network’s impact
Critique The step-by-step approach could work well for beginners, but this book is intended for senior management, who would invariably have an idea on the subject. The book would have been path-breaking 10 years ago, but looks overtly simplistic for current times.