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Working Out Loud: Driving adoption while tapping into employees' intrinsic motivation to make work better


While enterprise social networks enable people to work more transparently and collaboratively, the behaviour doesn’t always happen spontaneously. Why not? Because just like the need to eat well and exercise, some people may not be inclined or aware of how to work in a different way. Or they have yet to develop the habit of working better, even if they know how. Working Out Loud can help employees develop that habit in a way that appeals to an individual’s intrinsic need for autonomy, mastery, and purpose. It gives employees greater access to learning and more opportunities, and thus more control over their career and life. It also gives the firm a more open, connected culture while improving the digital literacy of its staff. In this session, we’ll explore the practice and tools of working out loud and how to spread it across your firm.


The program is based on the book Working Out Loud by John Stepper and on the Working Out Loud circles now in 11 countries and in industries including banking, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, and more. John will be joined by Catherine Shinners, Digital Change Management who will share Cisco’s experience with Working Out Loud circles. if you are trying to help your organization become more transparent, collaborative, open; or are trying to help your organization work more effectively with social tools, this session is for you!  Learn about resources that have been developed to help you implement this program in a Jive environment. Also, be one of the first fifty to attend this session for your free copy of John’s book.