So I get asked a lot how do I get my executives on social tools (see here), like Yammer. The people on the ground, the front line LOVE tools like this. Yet what I find most interesting is managing on Enterprise Social tools and what is the role of a manager in a networked community. This is something I want to dig deeper than just my personal experiences, so if you have research, please share my way.
For a while, if not forever, managers had the role of dissemination of information. Similar to the role of parents to children, teaching their kids about the world in a way they think they should learn, however far away or close to reality that ends up being.
You’ll need to take note. I am a millennial. I manage millennials and Xers. I am managed by a Xer.
You probably also have experienced this…
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