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Social Collaboration For Dummies

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Realize the potential of social collaboration in business with this easy-to-understand guide

Social media have proven to be an engaging and addictive mode of communication and information gathering for users on a personal level. However, by applying that same philosophy, a corporate collaboration system that employs social technologies could potentially get employees more involved in running an efficient and effective business. This fun and friendly guide shows you exactly how to put social networking to work in order to achieve business goals. Taking you beyond just the features and tools of social collaboration, the book focuses on where and how social collaboration principles and technologies can be applied in order to enhance the performance of an organization, regardless of how big or small it may be.

  • Helps businesses understand how to introduce social collaboration practices into their organizations in order to create the results they are seeking

  • Details ways to transform a business into a social business by using social collaboration technologies

  • Provides case studies that exemplify ways in which business can engage and learn in social collaboration

Social Collaboration For Dummies is an ideal introductory guide for anyone looking to use social collaboration to lead to improvements in productivity, organizational agility, innovation, and employee engagement.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Part I: Getting Started with Social Collaboration
    1. Chapter 1: Connecting Business Collaboration with Social Networking
    2. Chapter 2: Getting Familiar with Social Collaboration Tools
    3. Chapter 3: Putting Social Collaboration to Work
  6. Part II: Organizing Work with Social Collaboration
    1. Chapter 4: Everyday Sharing on a Social Network
    2. Chapter 5: Working Your Network
    3. Chapter 6: Managing Projects and Tasks
    4. Chapter 7: Collaborating on Content
  7. Part III: Exploring the Social Collaboration Software Market
    1. Chapter 8: Beginning Your Search for a Social Collaboration Platform
    2. Chapter 9: Charting the Products and Vendors
    3. Chapter 10: Social Collaboration in the Cloud
    4. Chapter 11: Standards for Social Networking and Integration
  8. Part IV: Managing Social Collaboration
    1. Chapter 12: Succeeding with Social Collaboration
    2. Chapter 13: Managing Successful Collaboration Communities
    3. Chapter 14: Engaging External Collaborators
  9. Part V: Playing Your Part in a Social Business
    1. Chapter 15: The CEO and Executive Management Guide to Social Collaboration
    2. Chapter 16: The CIO Guide to Social Collaboration
    3. Chapter 17: The Workplace Leader's Guide to Social Collaboration
    4. Chapter 18: Social Collaboration for the Sales Team
    5. Chapter 19: Social Collaboration for the Worker Bee
  10. Part VI: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 20: Ten Common Themes in Social Collaboration Success Stories
    2. Chapter 21: Ten Obstacles to Social Collaboration Success
    3. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Make Social Collaboration Pay Off
    4. Appendix: Case Studies: Learn from Others
  11. About the Author
  12. Cheat Sheet
  13. Connect with Dummies