Organizations are inherently social, and when they enable people to reach out and find each other, connections are formed and discoveries are made that transcend org charts. But Intranet 2.0 isn't a zero-sum game. Open communication challenges traditional lines of authority and may be seen as a threat to those who are invested in existing structures. In fact, the biggest barriers to internal social network adoption are political, not technical. In an economy that demands innovation, resourcefulness and knowledge efficiency, do we really have any choice but to change? This presentation looks at how social networks are transforming the way businesses operate and at the bitter medicine some companies must swallow in order to realize their potential.