Deloitte | Is User Empowerment Worth the Disruption | Deloitte Debates | Nelson Kunkel | Technology

Found at Deloitte | Is User Empowerment Worth the Disruption | Deloitte Debates | Nelson Kunkel | Technology.

Employees are expecting access to ever-more-sophisticated technologies in the workplace. Empowering users with such tools can generate value, but is there a point where CIOs should put the brakes on continual technology disruption?

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My point of view: depend on your and theirs business model.


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Social Business = Social Bonding

Found at Social Business = Social Bonding.

Social business activities can pay off in various ways. Earlier this year, MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte highlighted benefits related to better market intelligence, faster customer service as well as improvements to internal operations, such as finding expertise, distributing knowledge and more effective project collaboration. (See our 2012 Special ReportSocial Business: What Are Companies Really Doing?)

Read all at Social Business = Social Bonding.

My point of view: bonding may also impact encounters and pseudo-relationships. Not limited to relationships!

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