Social Collaboration For Dummies

Realize the potential of social collaboration in business with this easy-to-understand guide

Social media have proven to be an engaging and addictive mode of communication and information gathering for users on a personal level. However, by applying that same philosophy, a corporate collaboration system that employs social technologies could potentially get employees more involved in running an efficient and effective business. This fun and friendly guide shows you exactly how to put social networking to work in order to achieve business goals. Taking you beyond just the features and tools of social collaboration, the book focuses on where and how social collaboration principles and technologies can be applied in order to enhance the performance of an organization, regardless of how big or small it may be.

  • Helps businesses understand how to introduce social collaboration practices into their organizations in order to create the results they are seeking
  • Details ways to transform a business into a social business by using social collaboration technologies
  • Provides case studies that exemplify ways in which business can engage and learn in social collaboration

Social Collaboration For Dummies is an ideal introductory guide for anyone looking to use social collaboration to lead to improvements in productivity, organizational agility, innovation, and employee engagement.

Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Social Collaboration
Chapter 1. Connecting Business Collaboration with Social Networking
Chapter 2. Getting Familiar with Social Collaboration Tools
Chapter 3. Putting Social Collaboration to Work

Part II: Organizing Work with Social Collaboration
Chapter 4. Everyday Sharing on a Social Network
Chapter 5. Working Your Network
Chapter 6. Managing Projects and Tasks
Chapter 7. Collaborating on Content

Part III: Exploring the Social Collaboration Software Market
Chapter 8. Beginning Your Search for a Social Collaboration Platform
Chapter 9. Charting the Products and Vendors
Chapter 10. Social Collaboration in the Cloud
Chapter 11. Standards for Social Networking and Integration

Part IV: Managing Social Collaboration
Chapter 12. Succeeding with Social Collaboration
Chapter 13. Managing Successful Collaboration Communities
Chapter 14. Engaging External Collaborators

Part V: Playing Your Part in a Social Business
Chapter 15. The CEO and Executive Management Guide to Social Collaboration
Chapter 16. The CIO Guide to Social Collaboration
Chapter 17. The Workplace Leader’s Guide to Social Collaboration
Chapter 18. Social Collaboration for the Sales Team
Chapter 19. Social Collaboration for the Worker Bee

Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 20. Ten Common Themes in Social Collaboration Success Stories
Chapter 21. Ten Obstacles to Social Collaboration Success
Chapter 22. Ten Ways to Make Social Collaboration Pay Off

Book Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (October 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111865854X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118658543
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