Please join me for another #socbiz experiment with #DitchMyEmail 2015. In this social experiment try to use only social business to communicate with your peers for an entire month. Log your experiences with a little web app that I made. DitchMyEmail.org has details, links to a paper log, and images to help promote this experiment.
Please share this around with your social peers, friends and neighbors.
(as originally posted here)
After an amazing Christmas in 2014, North Pole Industries International Holding Corp dba Santa Claus, seeks to raise our operational and collaborative level of excellence for 2015. Please find below our Request for Proposal for social business solutions for our enterprise.
Our multinational organization served about 1.9 billion children in 2014. We partner with approximately 3.8 billion independent contractors in the field. Our manufacturing facilities employ roughly 1 billion specialists, artisans and managers many of whom are over a century old. We operate a single delivery vehicle operated annually by our CEO and a stable of 19 front line reindeer. We look forward to modernizing operations to leverage technology efficiencies without losing Christmas spirit
Please complete the form below to submit your initial RFP overview and contact information. Once submitted we will link you to our official RFP portal for further follow up by your organization. Click here for the RFP initial submission form
I'd like to invite members of the Jive Community to take part in the annual digital workplace research I conduct each year. The purpose of the survey and final report is to provide executives and practitioners with data, analysis and firsthand stories to help them see where they are today and what is happening in maturing digital workplaces.
Each survey participant gets a free copy of the final report, "The Workplace in the Digital Age - 2015 edition" as well as their own customized scorecard. The survey link is at the bottom of this post.
Highlights from the previous survey
How to get involved in the on-going survey
You can discover how these trends are continuing or changing by joining this year's survey and getting your free copy of the final report. The survey officially closes on December 31st, but if someone here needs a few days in early January, we can make an exception!
Digital workplace framework used for the scorecard
The digital workplace framework shown below has been developed over the past two years. The Scorecard is based on this framework. Each participant receives a copy of his/her own scorecard. There is a link to participate at the bottom of this post.
Participation link: 2015 Digital Workplace Survey – Open Now | Digital Workplace
Get in touch if you have any questions: email@example.com
Hello Internal Community Managers,
I would like to share with you an idea for employee engagement campaign via Jive that was successful at RBC. It's a global Secret Santa that help users get familiar with the basic functionality of Jive (Upload a profile, comment, unfollow, edit a document, post a picture) while participating in an engaging networking activity.The idea is that members will use their newly learned skills to do work-related activity on Jive later.
This is the second year I run this. We got on average 350+ participants per year mostly by word of mouth, shares, and @mentions (No email campaign was sent) and few executives took part as well.
Despite the small number of participants, the campaign creates a lot of buzz specially as the gifts start arriving and the pictures get posted. Users would start commenting on the gifts received etc. and many users uploaded a profile picture just to take part in this. People also post status updates with a unique suggested tag. Our overall community reports sky-rocketed during this period as secret santa come back often to see who posted a picture etc.
HR recommended we don't use the words "Secret Santa" given our diverse workforce, so I chose "Holiday Gift Exchange" instead. Secret Santa would have been a better name :-)
Logistics: To register, community members need to comment on the blog post, this is on purpose (instead of creating a form) so every registrations appear in the Activity stream and encourages others to registers seeing who else is there.
Once registration closes, I export all comments into a spreadsheet (My colleague helped me export the comments), then I sort them in a certain way and I assign each person to the next person in the sorted list. I then do a Mail Merge in Microsoft Word to send a personalized email to all participants with the name of the person they need to send a gift to.
We're not the only ones doing a global Secret Santa at RBC. It was done on Reddit as well and a quick google search showed a radio station in New Zealand doing something similar via Twitter.
I am pasting below the text of the campaign almost as is, our Jive community is called RBC Connect, please free to re-use next year in your own Jive community, I am happy to answer any questions as well.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!
Participation is optional!
Thank you for taking part and spreading the word to your colleagues, especially those who are not often on RBC Connect!
Enjoy the Holiday Gift Exchange 2014 and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! :-)