JiveWorld Day 2 is typically when the emotions come out for me. Let's bring it to the table people, let's talk about the feelings. jiveworldfeels


I've been so lucky to meet so many of our community members in real time: Scott Dennis and Renee Carney; Jessica Maxson; Matt Laurenceau; Dina Vekaria-Patel Ben Zweig Keeley Sorokti Rob Leslie Jr Sumeet Moghe Patty McEnaney Chrissy Pedulla just to mention a few...


What strikes me across all of these people and all of their stories is now Jive changes lives and how it changes how we work.


I spoke with Judi Lettrich who used to work for Jive and now works at MapR and we chatted about how once you've changed your workstyle to Jive it's really painful to work any other way. I talked to Deirdre Walsh who stated that using Jive is a condition of employment at any company she works at.


How is it that a piece of software can actually alter the lives of people so significantly?


It's because this software is all about how people connect with each other. And the power of connection (besides being a great theme for a conference) is what makes life more meaningful and fulfilling. It's seriously is.



Jive is… video. Did it make you get the feels just a little bit?


Recapping Main Stage Day 2


Profiling Orange

Our first customer profile was kicked off by David Macmillan and featured Jean Daries Directeur du Project Plaza from Orange. As a top global employer global in 2016, their community Plazza is at the center of how they conduct business.

  • Reaching 100k user profiles
  • 9100+ communities
  • 17k questions
  • 150k documents


Brian David Johnson – Futurist


The computer of tomorrow is bacteria! Photo credit: Dilshad Simons


Brain David models what it feels like to be a human in the future. What do we need to do today to scope out the future we want? Right now, we live in a world of devices that are ever-shrinking… from desktops, to laptops, to tables, to smart phones. As computing gets smaller, we can turn anything into a computer. The question is not 'can we turn things into computers' but what we want to do with that power and why we want to do it.


A shift is occurring and eventually all of things we consider devices are going to disappear. We will be surrounded by computers as they will be woven into the fiber of our clothes and maybe even implanted in our skin, our blood.


It's easy to focus on how rapidly things are changing. The key take-away is: You can’t be passive about the future, we all have the power to build it with the stories we tell. We have to ask ourselves what kind of future we want and what kind of future we want to avoid.


Futurecasting uses social science and anthropology, economics, trend research, and expert interviews. Brian David has spent some time in the Jive Community talking with all of you. He also used the Jive Community to come up with some thoughts on the following:


Brian David even brought a few customers on stage:

"Don't need office culture any more. They don't feel isolated if they are not in an office - his generation create's a community by themselves." - Judi Cardinal and her 26 year-old son.

and Steven from PWC is seeing a trend towards smaller organizations, larger contingent work forces, rapid on-boarding, and rapid deployment.


Work is not work

The key is to design work so that people can find intrinsic value in what they do. - Patty McEnaney

If we are taking on a task bigger than ourselves, then we are usually ore successful. We will do better work. Get beyond the idea of work itself. We need to reimagine work, because the kind of work we will be doing in 5-10 years will be totally different. If you find yourself asking, "Is this actually a job?" then you are on the right side of the future, finding new ways of working.  Work is not just work, where we choose to spend our time actually matters… It used to be work was a place that you went to. Then the internet was born and work became something you DID. Now, work is intertwined into who we are and what we do.


Contribute meaning

It's quite interesting that the comments on the thread #1 Job Skill for the Future: Be Human also seem to be converging on the idea of story-telling as something that is unlikely to be automated any time soon. - Andy Yates

And John Schwiller regarding the notion of how we communicate: we tell each other stories.


How we work is that we actually contribute to each other. It doesn’t happen alone at your desk, it happens we we are talking meaningfully to each other.


Reimagine the value of people


Our ability to collaborate and communicate with each other will be critical. He asked for everyone to tweet their thoughts to him. Tweet your thoughts to @bdjfuturist


So how do we change the future?

We do that by changing the story that people tell themselves about the future they will live in. Everyone has to own their part in it. Then talk to each other. Talk about the future you want and the future you want to avoid. It’s local and it’s how you connect with people.


Customer Story: Pearson


Kim England Global Community Director, Pearson spoke about being a part of the Jive family for over 5 years.Pearson facts: 40k employees in 70 countries. They've seen tremendous growth, and started with 127 intranets all moving this activity in one Jive: NEO. At Pearson, Jive is about their people. Kim loves and worships News because they can put front-and-center the things that are important to them, yet at the same time it's dynamic.

One of their recent successes... The Summit Meeting (physical meeting ) with 100 executives in person, and 10k colleagues globally. Included a contest for roving reporters who also attended the event in order to share with the community. Additionally, they launched a new brand in Jan 2016, in one month alone had 8k colleagues engage in the content.


Product Presentation - Day 2


Ofer Ben-David expanded on the power of connection… It’s all about the people. Give people the power to come together in their own workstyle. Jive is the hub that brings it all together though activity, search analytics, insights and integrations. We are moving to collaboration without borders. With context and personalization; identity and shared services. Bring up Nick Hill…  VP of Products, future vision of the product… you in the center.


How to make this happen:

  • Single identity. Simplicity for the business one single place to manage users. This doesn’t mean we have one profile, find a spammer and can deactivate them from across all of your communities.
  • Unified services. All of the services that power the jive functionality. Putting people at the center, see all of the content you own.


Ofer and Nick Hill demo’ed how the sharing across community would work. Content publishing: one to many. Develop the content in your internal instance and publish easily and quickly from the same doc out to mulitple other instances. This concept would include messaging, video, tasks, files, insights, rewards, and integrations!

The Jive Workhub is the engine that connects relevant people, information, and things to work better together in today’s digital world.


A moment of silence

When one of our own is missing, we feel it keenly. A moment of silence was held in memory of Kristen Ritter (In loving memory) .

See Remembering a fierce social business champion and a generous friend


Jive Awards


I don't want to short change the Jive Awards, so we'll be posting about it in another blog. Watch for it!