John Smythe, Engage for Change will present headline results of research into the influence that enterprise social networks and other tech is having on behaviour, engagement, work relationships and individual and collective performance.
The focus is not in how the tech works but in the social, cultural and performance outcomes. The research is aimed at the C suite and its internal and external advisors. He has had access to leaders and employees at many large corporates, public sector organisations and SMEs.
He will also introduce the ‘how to’ principles and practices that enable enterprise social networks to be a liberator rather than a burden to enable the C suite to create work place cultures that attract coming generations that will not tolerate command and control.
There is no doubt that social media has become an increasingly important feature within our lives: an estimated 60% of all Internet users now access some type of social networking platform (CIPD, 2012). However research into the ways in which social media impacts our engagement and wellbeing is still scarce. Emma Bridger from The PeopleLab will present her research findings