For years now, the intranet software world has been a buzz with the potential that social intranet features provide — the potential for an empowered, collaborative, and open organization. These organizations are much bigger than just the social intranet, however. They are complex organisms of norms, values, politics, and culture. In order to fully realize this potential, we must better understand how communication works within this larger system.
Gordon Ross, VP of ThoughtFarmer, recently discussed this concept of “Networks, Power, and Politics” in a keynote talk at IntraTeam 2013. As head of our Professional Services team, he has worked on the front lines of numerous organizational changes and understands that implementing a social intranet is much more than just clicking ‘install now’.
He believes that we, as intranet professionals of all sorts, need to develop a literacy, an understanding of power, of culture, and in particular of how they work in the context of networks if we are going to seek to have any kind of influence or chance of succeeding with our aspirations and visions of a more responsive, humanistic, resilient organization.
You’re invited to explore this topic in our one hour, free webinar: Networks, Power, and Politics – What’s really going on inside of our social intranet?
- Date: Wednesday, Mar 27th, 2013
- Time: 8:30AM Pacific / 11:30AM Eastern / 15:30 UK / 16:30 EU
- Format: 40 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute discussion period.
Who should attend? This webinar is intended for intranet managers, communications professionals, HR employees, and IT staff who want to better understand the invisible interpersonal networks that constitute the social relations of our workplace and govern our intranet relationships. We also welcome intranet thought leaders and analysts who are interested in the theory behind communication power and its impact on the social enterprise.