5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Can Be Time Intensive'

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 10-04-2007

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network

Social networking appeals to business users for many reasons. The software makes it easy to find people and information, understand the relationships and communication patterns that make a company tick and create a common culture across large organization

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Build Better Customer Relationships'

A call from a friend of a friend is more effective than a cold call, as is a call to the appropriate person.

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Build Better Customer Relationships'

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Improve Knowledge Management'

Finding information, and the people who have it, is easier when relationships and activities are mapped.

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Improve Knowledge Management'

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Facilitates Recruiting and Retention'

Learning and adapting to a corporate culture is easier for younger workers who live on social nets and veterans who want to know what’s happening inside the firewall.

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Facilitates Recruiting and Retention'

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Increase Business Opportunities'

Keeping former employees in the loop may create chances to sell your products and services into their new organization.

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Increase Business Opportunities'

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Build Community'

Team spirit and camaraderie are valuable commodities; motivated workers may work harder and be more productive.

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Build Community'

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - '...And 3 Challenges Of Corporate Social Networks'

Social networks require changes in corporate culture and work processes. Understanding the challenges is one key to using the networks successfully.

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - '...And 3 Challenges Of Corporate Social Networks'

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Can Be Time Intensive'

As with Internet access, the tool has to be focused on work and not become a distraction.

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Can Be Time Intensive'

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Mean Giving Up Some Control'

Allowing workers to add information and access it freely means breaking down old hierarchies.

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Mean Giving Up Some Control'

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Challenge the Organization Chart'

Tensions are possible when the best person to contact is in another division, or a direct report to another manager.

5 Reasons to Deploy a Corporate Social Network - 'Social Networks Challenge the Organization Chart'