#TChat Preview: Adopting Social Software For Workforce Collaboration

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT).

Last week we talked about the predictive power HR can bring, and this week we’re going to talk about the adoption of social software for workforce collaboration and communication.

With rare exception, it’s tough enough to get adoption traction with any new social network today, but it’s even harder to get it internally.

We’re talking about social software that enables workforce collaboration and communication. While social software has been deployed in many organizations, employees generally haven’t adopted it.

But when they do, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates productivity improves by 20-25% in organizations with connected employees, and the potential for revenue amounts to $1.3 trillion per year.

Given the focus on engagement and some other key internal communications trends, communicators will take a more active role in promoting the adoption of internal social media, which will require a strategic change management initiative to move away from email that still dominates the enterprise today.

This kind of organizational change means understanding how employee engagement impacts the ultimate adoption of social software.

Sneak Peek:

We hope you’ll join the #TChat conversation this week and share your questions, opinions and ideas with our guests and the TalentCulture Community.

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#TChat Events: Adopting Social Software for Workforce Collaboration

TChatRadio_logo_020813#TChat Radio — Wed, April 8th — 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about the adoption of social software for workforce collaboration and communication with this week’s guest: Shel Holtz, Principal of Holtz Communication + Technology and a prolific blogger and co-host of the first and longest-running communications podcast.

Tune in LIVE online Wednesday, April 8th!

#TChat Twitter Chat — Wed, April 8th — 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT Immediately following the radio show, Meghan, Kevin, Chad, and Shel will move to the #TChat Twitter stream, where we’ll continue the discussion with the entire TalentCulture community. Everyone with a Twitter account is invited to participate, as we gather for a dynamic live chat, focused on these related questions:

Q1: Why does email remain the preferred collaboration & communication tool? #TChat (Tweet this Question)

Q2: How does employee engagement impact social software adoption? #TChat (Tweet this Question)

Q3: How does social software adoption improve productivity and profitability? #TChat (Tweet this Question)

Until the show, we’ll keep the discussion going on the #TChat Twitter feed, our TalentCulture World of Work Community LinkedIn group, and in our new TalentCulture G+ community. So feel free to drop by anytime and share your questions, ideas and opinions. See you there!!