Author: Joel Selzer
Posted: April 28, 2012 2766 views

Recent studies, including an employee satisfaction report from APCO Worldwide and Gagen MacDonald, point to several benefits that arise from social intranets as enterprises deploy new social communication solutions.  Enterprise social networks, when configured and used properly, are becoming the main knowledge repositories and communication hubs in the enterprise. They are replacing corporate intranets as the most comprehensive and reliable places to find information about the company, its processes and procedures, and the people who work there. 

According to the study from APCO Worldwide and Gagen MacDonald, companies using internal social tools enjoy higher levels of engagement at work.  These organizations also report: 

  • 61% of employees said their company's social media tools make it easy to collaborate with colleagues across great distances 
  • 58% would rather work at a company that utilizes internal social tools

By using social intranets workers can create, share and update information faster and more effectively.  The INFOGRAPHIC above shows how companies are using social tools.

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Joel Selzer

As an entrepreneur and technology leader, Joel has focused his passion and skill on transforming the healthcare industry. In February 2007, Joel officially launched Ozmosis, a platform that redefines the way physicians interact online and empowers physicians to share knowledge, to build and nurture professional relationships, and to collaborate in real-time. Prior to Ozmosis, Joel co-founded Medical Funding Services (MFS), a healthcare technology and financial services firm. At MFS, he developed an electronic payment solution streamlining the reconciliation and reimbursement process between healthcare payers and providers. He successfully built and managed a company of 25 employees and led all technology and operations efforts. Prior to MFS, Joel launched a new wireless consulting team at IBM Global Services focused on delivering wireless infrastructure and mobility solutions. While at IBM, Joel also led complex e-business infrastructure projects for Panasonic, IMS Health and Cigna. Earlier in his career at American Management Systems, he developed business intelligence and social network analysis solutions for the U.S. Government before working for the AMS Strategic Development Group. Joel has an MBA from the Darden School of Business where he was President of the Entrepreneurs Club and created the Batten Venture Boot Camp. He also led the DSA Social Committee and was awarded the C. Stewart Sheppard Distinguished Service Award. Joel received his B.A. in Government & International Relations from Georgetown University.

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