Most of us use social networking software like Facebook and LinkedIn for a variety reasons. You might have been wondering if corporations like IBM which operates in almost 170 countries and has more than 400,000 employees across the world uses the social software internally and if does for what reasons.
Once a year, I, as a guest speaker, talk to a class in Information and Decision Sciences of Carlson School at University of Minnesota about how IBM uses social software internally and its benefits for employees, IBM clients, and IBM. If you are interested on this topic, please read this article which describes how IBM has been harnessing social networking to foster innovation, effectiveness, and efficiency. This practice has also been accelerating the formation of a collaborative culture inside IBM.