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Why integrated peer to peer social recognition matters

Posted by Elysha Ames   May 19, 2015

Think of the most amazing example of collaboration that you can remember. Maybe it was a triple-play on the ball field, or the union of dancer and orchestra at the ballet. Without a doubt the participants were in immediate communication with each other. The actors had a deep, intimate knowledge about how the other players were likely to perform. Also there’s a good bet that no software was involved.

At TemboSocial we believe that the closer you can get to direct person-to-person conversation, the better knowledge will flow through the organization. While we like to believe that software tools can improve our ability to communicate we also have to admit that software has high overhead costs that can get in the way. The best tools bring people together in natural, immediate dialogue.

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Topics: Recognition, peer-to-peer recognition

Jive Software Turns to TemboSocial Recognition to Drive Their “HighFives”

Posted by Steven Green   May 11, 2015

Jive Software, the social collaboration platform that builds bridges between customers, employees and the corporate infrastructure, knows what it takes to bring people together. Maybe that’s why they picked TemboSocial Recognition to fuel the “HighFive” recognition program in their internal community. ““Jive employees have always been great at recognizing their fellow colleagues — whether through our own internal community instance of Jive or through other corporate initiatives.  With the new peer-to-peer recognition capability provided by TemboSocial, we have amplified the way in which employees can celebrate their peers' accomplishments while fostering corporate values,” says Kosheno Moore, the Senior Enterprise Community Manager at Jive.

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Topics: Recognition, jive

How your employees' social conversations can help your organization

Posted by Steven Green   May 6, 2015

Enterprise social networking is continuing with booming growth according to research by Frost & Sullivan. The firm’s analysis predicts over 100% growth in the next five years. But there’s a hint of a gray cloud in the horizon in these figures - the authors of the research say that software vendors have yet to make a compelling case for social in the enterprise. At this year’s SXSW Interactive conference Joanna Belbey and Jullian Mills challenged some of the magical thinking that sometimes accompanies a pitch for social software in the enterprise. Belbey is an expert on social media compliance and governance at Actiance, Inc. Mills is the head of corporate social media at Bank of Montreal. I should also say that Mills is a TemboSocial partner.

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Topics: the social enterprise, social at work

TemboSocial integrates with three of the top Forrester Wave Enterprise Social Platforms

Posted by Steven Green   April 27, 2015

Social SoftwareIBM Connections. Microsoft SharePoint. Jive.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, social networks, corporate intranet, ibm, social business, sharepoint, jive

Why Your Ideas Should Be in the Cloud

Posted by Steven Green   April 21, 2015

Where do great ideas come from? Cocktail napkins? Brilliant minds? A generous muse? Computer scientist Daniel Lamire argues that good ideas are overrated. He sees a lot more value in just plain ideas, worked on, revisited, improved.

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Topics: idea generation

TemboSocial Ideas Release Highlights - Companion report for improved action planning & enhanced content syndication

Posted by Steven Green   April 16, 2015

TemboSocial Version 7.0.8 is out and with it are some great new features for TemboSocial Ideas. 

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People First: Julian Mills, Head of Corporate Intranet and Internal Social Media at BMO Financial Group

Posted by Steven Green   April 2, 2015

We're tracking down TemboSocial users inside the world's most amazing companies to discover their favorite tools, inspirations, pet peeves and the philosophy behind what makes them so awesome.

This month, we chatted with Julian Mills, Head of Internal Social Media at BMO Financial Group, one of North America’s leading banks, serving more than 12 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally.

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Topics: idea generation

February 13, 2015 - TemboSocial Receives Enterprise-Ready Rating from the Skyhigh CloudTrust™ Program

Posted by David Bator   February 13, 2015

Toronto, ON — TemboSocial Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the Skyhigh CloudTrustTM Rating of enterprise-ready for its suite of social software applications: TemboSocial Polls, TemboSocial Comments, TemboSocial Ideas and TemboSocial Recognition. Skyhigh Enterprise-Ready cloud services fully satisfy the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security, business practices, and legal protection.

“It is always exciting to build new products and features for your customers, but if your foundation is not rooted in data security, then you are doing yourself and your customers a great disservice,” says Steven Green, President at TemboSocial. 

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Topics: news & press

Recognition is desired more than Sex by Millennials

Posted by Steven Green   February 11, 2015

The New York Times recently reported that college students are “Choosing Self-Esteem Over Sex or Pizza” and even an extra paycheck.

The research was conducted by Ohio State University researchers and recently published in the Journal of Personality.

In the study the subjects were asked on a scale of 1 to 5 to identify if they would prefer to eat their favorite food, engage their favorite sexual activity, or experience their favorite self esteem builder, such as getting a good grade or receiving a compliment.

The questionnaire had two parts.  The first part listed how much they liked each of the activities and the second part asked how much they wanted each activity.  It wasn’t surprising that all of the activities were liked, but wanting to receive a compliment or good grade was the most wanted desire.

The researchers conclude that we may have created a generation of potential narcissists that may have strong inclinations towards addictions.  From the comments on the New York Times article, many find the researcher’s conclusions to be unnecessarily alarming and inconclusive.  It may be that I'm an optimist but I believe the study is encouraging because the students are less driven by money, gluttony or hedonistic pleasure.

The lasting impact positively or negatively on society is for others much more qualified to answer.  What I am most interested in,  is how this will impact the workforce.  Some have suggested that by the year 2014, the Millennials will make up 50% of the workforce.

I believe the study suggests that you could build an organizational culture of “Thank You” and recognition that is not directly tied to prizes and money.

How will your organizations recruit, train, manage, develop and motivate workers that seek praise, recognition and visibility?  Will your current benefits and compensation structures, performance appraisals and rewards and recognition programs need to be redesigned?

What are your thoughts?
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7 Habits of a Highly Effective Social Business

Posted by Steven Green   February 3, 2015

There are a lot of “7 habits” and “5 elements” posts out there. I suspect that we are all trying to channel the success of the late Steven Covey and his 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  So consider this post a round-up of some of the best ideas for moving your social business forward.
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