All in Strategic Planning
The most consistently popular articles from my web site are related to strategic planning and social media. These include my discussion of methodology titled How To Develop a Business-Aligned Social Media & Social Networking Strategy.
Maddie Grant’s recent comment about everyone in an organization having responsibility for “community management” is a good one:
In these heady days of transition, as we think about ways to improve government, it’s temping to over-sell the benefits of “Web 2.0.”
This is a followup to the comments I received on my post Should You Outsource Your Organization’s Innovation Processes? I wrote that in response to some of the (semi-controversial) things that Jeffrey Phillips had said in his own blog post, You should outsource innovation if…
For the past few months one of the most popular posts on this blog has been A Short Definition of “Strategic Planning.”
I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because the term “short definition” is in the title. Why read a “long definition” if a “short definition” is available?
I was talking the other day with a friend about what consultants do. One of the topics raised was “strategic planning.” We talked about what that meant and then he said, “Oh, so you create business strategies for clients?”
I was interviewed yesterday by a Forrester Research staff member about how CIO’s (Chief information Officers) should approach the implementation of collaboration tools (click here for a list of blog posts related to “collaboration”). We talked about the usual adoption issues related to “web 2.0” applications within the enterprise.
Years of managing, studying, developing, consulting on, and using information technology have taught me about the realities of using technology for business advantage. Here are ten of these realities:
Here are my blog’s Managing Technology posts for 2007, sorted in descending order by the unique page views recorded by Google Analytics.
In Should You Make or Buy Your Social Network? I wrote about some of the technology-related decisions that are needed when an organization adopts online social networking.
If you are thinking of setting up a Facebook or MySpace page to promote your business, brand, association, or agency, you should first read Jeremiah Owyang’s Why You Need to have a Strategy before you make a Facebook Fan Page NOW!
This document describes a process for helping organizations define and prioritize the steps involved in applying social media and social networking to their operations.
Jeremiah Owyang has an interesting discussion going on over at his blog in The Challenges of Social Media in the Enterprise, why Business and IT need to align.
Professional networking guru Scott Allen left a thoughtful comment on my blog post Network Unto Others As You Would Have Others Network Unto You a couple of days ago. He noted that people don’t share the same personal and professional networking priorities.
I’m a member of an exclusive and high quality group on Facebook called “Association of Associations.” It’s composed of professional association executives and managers, members, vendors, and consultants (like me).
Tony Rossell in his blog post The Ageless Question reviewed a published research study that appears to show that age related differences in professional association membership haven't changed as much over the years as some people have been saying.
I'm getting a couple of "please join this Facebook group" requests every day. I accept some if they come from people I know or if they deal with topics that interest me professionally.
A while back I wrote How To Develop a Business-Aligned Social Media & Social Networking Strategy which described a structured approach to strategic planning. That turned into a 2,200-word white paper and described a process for those situations where structured development process is called for.
Ana Caraveli in the Journal of Association Leadership has published a lengthy and thoughtful article titled Building the Future on Member Value: Codevelopment as a Key to Customer Relationships in the 21st Century.
Recently Dennis Howlett, another Social Media Collective member, wrote about Gartner and its views on Web 2.0. Since I had an opportunity recently on behalf of a client to do some digging through Gartner’s reports and data and to talk with a number of Gartner’s analysts, I thought I’d share here some of my own observations.