320x240_cmswire_tweetjam_logo.pngIt sounds good in theory: "work like a network."

But what does this look like in real life? What changes does this style of work require from companies and are companies (and employees) willing to make the changes? Find out in this week's Tweet Jam.

What Does Work Like a Network Look Like? 

We've been hearing about the benefits of using enterprise social networks for a few years now, but the concept of "working like a network" goes much further than the tools. What does this look like in practice? Do we have success stories in larger organizations that guide the way or is this a case of "sounds good in theory, gets messy in practice"?

Join in this Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 10 am PT/ 1 pm ET/ 1800 DST. You can join in on Twitter using the #socbizchat hashtag, by joining our chat room or through CoverItLive below. 

The Experts

The following practitioners will be on hand to keep the conversation going:

  • Bilal Jaffery, senior director, digital and social, Extreme Networks -- @BilalJaffery
  • Bill Ryan, microsoft enterprise architect, ECSTeam -- @BillRyan61 
  • Daniel Wilkens, software product analyst, AvePoint -- @TheDanWilkens
  • Deb Lavoy, VP marketing, Jostle Me -- @deb_lavoy
  • Kate Kirby, marketing director, Blue Rooster -- @bluexperience
  • Rich Blank, presales solutions & social strategist, Jive -- @getrichieb
  • Rich Wood, director, modern applications, Perficient -- @richOthewood
  • Sam Marshall, director, Clearbox Consulting Ltd. -- @sammarshall

The Questions

The following questions will guide the conversation:

  1. What benefits does working like a network offer that traditional work models do not?
  2. Name three major obstacles to working like a network.
  3. Where does resistance to "working like a network" come from?
  4. Do niche social solutions help or detract from enterprise collaboration?
  5. What is the lowest hanging fruit to getting started with enterprise collaboration?
  6. What real life examples lead the way here?
Live Blog CMSWire Tweet Jam: Work Like a Network #socbizchat

A Few Things to Keep in Mind

  • Introduce yourself with your first #socbizchat tweet. Include your name, job title and organization where you work
  • Be sure to include the #socbizchat hashtag in all responses. Use A1 for answers to question one, A2 for question two, etc. For example, "@bigbird A1 Networks open organizations up to serendipitous discovery and cross departmental collaboration #socbizchat"
  • Please don't pitch products or services -- stay knowledge focused
  • Keep the discussion professional, but informal
  • Remember that this is a public chat -- be thoughtful