In this digitally connected world, I often hear about how people feel blindsided by how fast each day goes by. Without having been brought up or schooled on the new digital world, most executives still don’t even know how to type accurately and fast with ten fingers.
A fundamental part of being a sense and respond organization is the ability for change to occur from throughout the organization. Suffice to say however, few have really achieved that hallowed place, with most change projects still requiring an executive sponsor to help disseminate things widely.
If you live in the world of community management, new media, digital journalism and/or online advertising & marketing, then you know how much content your social communities can provide for you. It’s a lot. And it’s a lot to keep track of in each day.
Liking something indicates esteem. However, liking something does not necessarily result in behavioral change, namely buying or recommending the product. Why do you think so many consumers were upset when Facebook suggested that it would use people's "likes" as indication of their recommendations to friends? People buy because an item is relevant to their needs, not because they like something.
Much like an organization is judged by its logo, its offices, and other physical manifestations, you are judged by your looks; just as an organization lives by a credo, or a mission you live by your morals and values; and just as an organization strategizes about the company they keep so too must you with the people you surround yourself with, or your "partners."