Changing technology in digital communication in general, and social media in particular, has tremendous implications for organizations and how they function - not just externally (with clients, customers, and other stakeholders), but internally as well. The impact of social media cannot be overestimated - even if you don't believe a digital revolution is underway, the technological advancements currently taking place will have a significant impact on how organizations function in the (not-too-distant) future.
Proper management of the rise in digital communication/social media is critical to ensure that organizations respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities these changes present. Functional areas most likely to be involved in intra-organizational social media projects include Human Resources, Organizational Development, Training & Development, Recruiting, Talent Management, Information Technology, Project Management, Communications and Legal. Practitioners in these areas will need to be prepared to provide necessary leadership and support on these projects, in addition to preparing themselves for the importance of social media in their own career development.
To help you learn more, the Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) Community and Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg will be co-hosting a free two-part webinar series on January 13th and 20th.
• In the first session on January 13th, Courtney Hunt, founder and principal of Renaissance Strategic Solutions, will provide an overview of social media and its intra-organizational implications, focusing on strategic and tactical human capital management applications. Click here to register. Link to use Part 1: http://digg.com/u1JaEh
• In the second session on January 20th, David B. Ritter, who chairs Neal, Gerber Eisenberg’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. will address the legal and policy issues associated with the effective management of social media. Click here to register. Link to use Part 2: http://digg.com/u1JaF5
This program is intended for those in the legal, human resources, organizational development, project manager, learning and development, information technology, systems, communications and recruiting fields.
Both sessions will be at 11 AM CST and will be geared to folks who are social media novices and initiates* - but sophisticates and mavens can benefit from and contribute to the overall experience as well.
*Not sure what your Social Media Quotient is? Take the quiz at http://sminorgs.net
to find out!
Link to use Part 1: http://digg.com/u1JaEh
Link to use Part 2: http://digg.com/u1JaF5
Title: Free Webinars: Social Media in Organizations: Opportunities and Challenges (a 2 part series)
Summary: If you're interested in learning more about social media and its intra-organizational implications, please register for these free webinars on 1/13 and 1/20 at 12 pm ET.
Source: Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) Community