The Guardian: Networking in the online age

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Introductions made via social media don’t have the same impact as a face-to-face meeting. “In my view social networks only have a small influence on making introductions and building valuable business relationships. Someone who just gets in touch with you through a social network is unlikely to be a valuable connection,” says Ed Ainsworth, Non-Executive Director at 4C Associates. Read …

Internal business networks: the coming of age

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As social technologies become more accessible and easier to use, more and more businesses are embracing the possibilities on offer. Speaking to the Financial Times, Michael Chui, an expert on social media in companies at McKinsey & Company, the global consulting company, said; “We’re seeing everything from enterprise [corporate-specific] social networking to wikis, blogs and micro-blogs.” Faster, Cheaper and more Efficient …