Feb 27, 2011

Social Media in the Workplace

I recently attended a session organized by HRANS (Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia), PEI chapter. The speaker was Detry Carragher of Streamline Consulting, her presentation revolved around the power of social media and ensuring that companies develop policies to handle the variety of different questions that the use of social media in the workplace can bring. My main take-away from the session was a video that was developed by @equalman, based on the book "Socialnomics" by Erik Qualman.

If you're having trouble convincing others who think you don't need to use the tools that are out there and that they are just a fad. Don't worry, you are not alone. I've been preaching the benefits of both internal and external tools we have available to anyone that will listen. 

Get any doubters to give you 5 minutes of their time and show them this video. It's packed full of information and stats presented in a very compact and convincing manner that will hopefully change their mind. Some take more convincing than others but if you can get one or two key people in your corner they can help make the path alot clearer.

Feb 16, 2011


Maybe it's the weather, or maybe it's just me but I've been feeling deflated lately.

Kids got a new hamster recently and I see him run and run on that wheel and I say, crap that's me. Spinning my wheels but not moving anywhere.

Luckily I was found myself getting air back in the tires, jumping off the wheel and moving forward during a trip to Ottawa last week. I was able to connect with some great old and new friends at an event organized by the W2P community in Ottawa. It was great to hear Nick Charney, Ryan Androsoff and Hannah McKinnon speak with passion about Gov 2.0.

(Plus on a non-work related issue we went to a great concert, Goo Goo Dolls, with a group of friends this weekend too).

It's great how something as simple as connecting with friends can give you that kick that you were needing.

Part of my New Years resolution is to try and post more often, so the 5 people that read this can look for more in a couple of weeks.