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Fast Tracks Insight Interview
Marcia  Connor

The New Social Learning

An interview with Marcia Conner

Social media and social learning are weaving themselves throughout organizations worldwide.  Why you should care and what you can do to start leveraging them.


"There is a new class of tools that are lighter and more agile, and that pull together the brainpower and ideas of people--and organizations should take them seriously."




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Entire interview (17:12)


Social media and social learning (1:56)


Supporting trends (3:14)


Why it works (2:23)


Critiques and responses (4:54)


Implementing social media and learning in the organization (4:27)


Case study: Media sharing at Telus (3:08)


Case study: Microsharing at the Mayo Clinic (3:56)


Case study: In person and online together at conferences (3:17)



Marcia Conner, a partner with Altimeter Group, works with senior leaders to put collaborative technologies into action. Because the challenges companies face are too big for individuals or organizations to solve alone, Marcia aligns social strategies with corporate culture to speed innovation, inform decision-making, and invigorate an organization’s value chain. Research topics often address internal social networks, multi-generation business culture, learning management, and leadership preparedness. She is co-author of The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforning Organizations Through Social Media and author of the popular Fast Company column “Learn at all levels.” Former Vice President and Information Futurist at PeopleSoft and Worldwide Manager at Microsoft, she now advises corporations and is a Fellow at the Darden School of Business. Follow her on Twitter @marciamarcia. 

Contact Information:
marcia@marciaconner.com
540.849.9011
www.marciaconner.com

The New Social learning: A guide to transforming organizations through social media