Dec 21, 2009

The shape of the Hyper-Linked Organization?



At 2020 Social one of the things we believe is that we are a our own petri-dish. We experiment with technology and processes to convert ourselves into the kind of organization we think is suitable to be called social.

So not only do we have a blog, a Facebook page, a twitter account, a twitter list showcasing all our tweets - we've also now started a wiki to focus on building a repository of social media successes in India - and will invite participation from like minded folks soon.

On the other side of the seriousness spectrum we have started a Fun page where we publicly talk on the lighter side of life at 2020 Social

Internally we are driving online collaboration using three tools, Google Apps for mail, document sharing and calendering - Socialtext for internal conversations and collaboration on a wiki - and Basecamp for project management.

As social media enthusiasts we have noticed that internally even we need to see a business/behavioral benefit to using a tool - and we understand that more traditional businesses would need to see it more.

One of the way to showcase this is look for external cases where ROI has been calculated - but we believe that using the tools showcases a greater commitment and a better story for any client.

What do you think?

If you're in the advisory business how many times do you apply your advice on yourself?

(Cross posted at the 2020 Social Blog)