The European Social Survey (the ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe's changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations. The ESS was established in 2001, and was led by its founder and coordinator Roger Jowell until his death in December 2011. ·
The first phase of social media expansion (2000-2006) was purely focused on personal activities and largely addressed teenagers and college students, with MySpace and Facebook leading the revolution. With the emergence of LinkedIn, the opening of Facebook to non-students (2006), the subsequent collapse of MySpace, and the emergence of other networks such as Twitter and Google Plus, there was a definite broadening of the audience to include "knowledge workers," but the actual impact of these activities on the enterprise remained unclear for a while, including whether organizations should ignore, fear, or embrace this movement. ·
Why should you attend: Social media still evoke fears, mostly of confidentiality breaches and productivity losses. As a result, IT is often placed in the role of controlling (or denying) access to external networks, while sometimes putting in place lower-quality internal forums that do not have the critical mass to succeed. How do you avoid this bad situation?While some organizations are still in denial about the spread and increasing relevant of the social media phenomenon, many are starting to select pilot projects and proceed, which puts them in a better position to exploit the desire of their employees to be part of communities.
Yet this is often done without a complete understanding or a systematic approach. The risk for organizations that do not examine and understand how and why social networks are so popular, and how to leverage their benefits, is that fear will win the debate, and the organization will not only miss out on the benefits of this change in collaboration methods, but it will in the process discourage its employees or deny them the ability to perform at the right level.This webinar examines the use cases for social media in a business context, the pros and cons (including the myths and realities), and proposes reasonable steps for a corporate social media adoption roadmap. ·
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