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[ARCHIVE] JiveWorld16

2 Posts authored by: Kathryn

I've been helping companies become more collaborative, open and transparent for many years, and have had the privilege of working with and learning from many of you.  I'm also the co-curator of the Employee Communication and Engagement track at Jiveworld for the past few years, with my colleague and friend Claire Fletcher.  When we thought about what to include, we reflected on what customers typically ask us, as well as areas where we see the most challenges when helping organization regain momentum.  Some organizations don't know how to help their employees work in a new way, and I talked about how Working Out Loud can help.  But another area where I see an issue (and see if you can relate) is when I meet a small but mighty group of people who are trying to do this by themselves.  I can't think a single successful community where a small group of people have been able to do this alone.  That is why Jive stresses the importance of ADVOCATES!  This year we have dedicated an entire session on this CRITICAL topic.  In Your Adoption Secret Weapon, Stephanie Rodriguez from RBC and Jonathan Blatt from Cisco will talk about how to really make these programs work.  If you are looking for some inspiration and great, practical suggestions, make sure you attend.  These tips can apply to large and small organizations -- or whether you are well funded or more "scrappy".  This is one of the most important components to driving and sustaining adoption - so don't miss it!! 

When I talk to customers about why they are implementing Jive in their organizations, they often tell me 'to help the company become more collaborative, open, transparent', etc.  But when I look at HOW they are accomplishing this, besides implementing Jive, there isn't as much more there.  We've seen that training is important, but if you are just training people on how to use Jive and not in the context of their work, people still may miss the value they can get from using Jive.  Because, if it is to work effectively, people need to know how to create MEANINGFUL NETWORKS made up of REAL RELATIONSHIPS.  And the content traveling through those networks needs to be PURPOSEFUL.  It is a chicken/egg situation.  Until you have these things, it can sometimes be hard to see the value.


That's why I'm so excited John Stepper and Catherine Shinners will be speaking at Jiveworld 16 on Working Out Loud, and how it has been used to drive adoption, make organizations more collaborative, while teaching people how to use Jive in a way that taps into THEIR intrinsic motivation.


If you are looking for ways to help your company experience learning, collaboration, transparency - then this session is for you!  What's great about it is you will leave with something you can implement - and get all the materials that you'll need.  Even if you think you know everything about Working Out Loud, I encourage you to come to this session.  Learn about how this movement is taking off and delivering real, tangible benefits and how you can do this in YOUR organization.


And ... the first 100 participants will receive a copy of John's book - Working Out Loud. We'll also tell you how you can get all the materials that have been "jive-ified" so you can run your own program in your community.