Lessons from Social Media Meet-Up, Part II – Leaps of Faith

April 15, 2010

I had the pleasure of going to the Social Media Meet-Up this week. This is my second post covering the event.

Jim Lavoie, Chief Executive Officer, Rite–Solutions

Phil’s note: I had a bit of a problem with some of the sentiments expressed, as you’ll see below.

  • Key in a knowledge economy: solving relationship puzzle
  • We live in a social world, expect when we conduct business.
  • In military model, hierarchy reigned supreme.
  • Change from command and control; less about “do what I say” and more about “what should we do.”
  • Organizations need to do more than provide a paycheck; employees need to feel a sense of purpose.
  • Old management tips (read: treating people decently) is still key.
  • Five new competencies: honesty, parity, “humbition”, transparency, appreciate the power of relevance
  • survival, safety and security, socially suited, suitable stroked, relevant
  • Younger folks want to be relevant even if they don’t know the problem.
  • Is technology helping us or getting away? Technology is an enabler but too much is a