I got distracted today so I started digging through my old blog posts to have a look at some of the subjects I have covered in the last 5 years.
Initially I was very much focused on blogs as a method of solving all of the world’s issues. Mainly because that was the main form of user generated content that we had. (Think – when all you have is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail.)
Here are some of my posts that stood out:
- First reference to blogs in business as a source of knowledge management – 13 July 2004
- First reference to blogs (aka social media) and recruitment – 21 September 2004
- First reference to a digital profile taking over as a resume – 23 November 2004
- First reference to needing a policy/guidelines around blogs – 14 March 2005
- First reference to background checking via blogs – 20 June 2005
- Nice little post about Deloitte banning blogs – 19 August 2005
How the world has changed, we now have all sorts of tools available to individuals and organisations alike. However the foundations are the same FUSE or “Find, Use, Share, Expand”.
For an organisation to effectively leverage their employee’s in a knowledge economy, these employees need to be able to quickly and efficiently find the information they need. Once found the information needs to be used to create the outcomes required by their KPIs. With this newly formed outcome they will most likely then share with either other employees, customers or partners. The act of sharing expands the outcomes of the employee and the recipient.
Each piece of information you put through the FUSE process can result in your very own virus, a small infectious agent that can replicates inside the cells of another organism. In fact the whole concept of FUSE is much the same as the life cycle of a virus!
FUSE should be your framework for the introduction of social technologies into the enterprise.