Engagement Matters

How do you recognize talented employees?

Posted by David Bator   July 29, 2014

Heroes, champions, role models. There are times when someone goes above and beyond the call of duty. Maybe she's the most reliable and consistent member of the team. Or perhaps he came up with an idea that streamlined operations and saved the company thousands. Whatever standard you use to measure excellence, recognizing staff members doesn't just make them feel good (though that's important, too). It demonstrates that the enterprise values its workers, provides examples and inspiration for other team members and can foster greater productivity going forward.

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Topics: employee recognition

Media mention: IBMConnections.com

Posted by Michael Bertrand   July 21, 2014

Tembosocial Ideas has had it's first review by Stuart McIntyre on IBMConnections.com.  His summary is that TemboSocial Ideas is "the idea generation platform that Connections has been calling for!"

 “Whilst Ideation Blogs in Connections cover some of the principal requirements, there are a number of areas in which other platforms have gone further…Therefore I am delighted to see TemboSocial fully integrate their cross-platform ideation technology, Ideas, with IBM Connections.”

 - Stuart McIntyre

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Topics: news & press

4 big reasons your social enterprise strategies are falling short

Posted by Michael Bertrand   July 17, 2014

Feel like you're getting nowhere with your attempts to build a social enterprise and motivate employees? Don't worry - you're not alone. Despite a whole lot of hype about the social enterprise, many organizations are struggling to see any real results from their initiatives. What's going wrong?

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Topics: social business

What does employee appreciation look like around the globe?

Posted by David Bator   July 15, 2014

In today's interconnected world, many corporations are going global, crossing borders to take advantage of new markets and setting up shop in various regions. For companies that span the planet, maintaining a consistent corporate culture can be a challenge, as can effectively engaging employees in all locations. However, with the right tools and strategies, it's possible to boost employee morale and keep performance high no matter where in the world you are.

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Topics: Driving adoption

TemboSocial 7.0 is now live!

Posted by Steven Green   July 10, 2014

Our latest release of TemboSocial is so big that we’re calling it version 7!

Here are some of the exciting features that we’re launching today with our latest software update:

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Topics: news & press

Introducing TemboSocial Ideas - idea generation for the enterprise

Posted by Steven Green   July 7, 2014

Today at TemboSocial we’re very excited to launch a major product we’ve been working on for a while, TemboSocial Ideas: software for generating, sharing, and discovering great ideas. Ideas is the culmination of thousands of hours of customer discussions, design best practices, user experience research, and of course, intense software development.
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Topics: idea generation, news & press

Why a social enterprise is good for business

Posted by David Bator   July 2, 2014

You'd be a bit of an anomaly if you didn't crave chocolate once in a while. But you're even more of an outlier if you never yearned for recognition. The desire for affirmation, acknowledgement and praise is high in the hearts of most people - after all, it's human nature to want to be validated for effort and excellence.

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Topics: social business

5 ideas for building a creative environment at your company

Posted by Steven Green   June 26, 2014

When you were a kid, a box or a stick could be the key to unlocking an entire afternoon of fun. Especially if you had a few cohorts, those simple objects could quickly unfold into an imaginative world of adventure and fascination. 

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Topics: idea generation

The 4 most common workplace cultures today

Posted by Michael Bertrand   June 24, 2014

Your organization is defined by more than just the industry you're in or the services you provide. Your success - and your image - is also shaped by your corporate culture, the way you treat your employees and the relationships you have with customers. While these elements might not be the first thing you think of when you consider your company's identity and image, they can have a significant impact on the way people perceive your firm, your ability to attract and retain talent, the quality of your projects and ultimately your bottom line.

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Topics: social business

Is mobile the secret to employee participation and platform adoption?

Posted by David Bator   June 19, 2014

You can have the greatest tool in the world, but if people don't use it, you're left with little of value. As a business leader, you need to make sure the resources you bring into your company are utilized effectively to provide a significant return on your investment. Warehouse managers don't buy forklifts to leave them sitting in the corner. Financial firms wouldn't invest in data analytics software just to crunch numbers with an old calculator. 

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Topics: Driving adoption

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