I’m excited to share what Chess Media Group has been working on. We call it our Adaptive Social Business Strategy (or framework). As I’ve mentioned in the past, Chess doesn’t believe in implementing a standard step-by-step process or methodology that is be applied to every organization. The trouble with many social business models today is that they don’t allow room for adaptation and manipulation; they put organizations into a box and expect them to move in a linear way to get to their goal, not being able to move forward until each preceding step is completed. This is not pragmatic or realistic, which is why we created something adaptive. Every organization has different needs in different areas which are not addressed. This strategy framework came from interviewing clients and organizations, case study research, and our own observations.
I welcome you feedback on our Adaptive Social Business Strategy and expect this to go through several adaptations based on feedback before we come up with a final model which can be used by all.
How to look at this:
At Chess Media Group we recognize that some organizations might have a rock solid organizational culture, a solid process, and a great technology stack but might be weak in the goals & objectives and governance areas. This framework is designed to let organizations look at and understand the key components that make up each sphere. Your organization might be great at one of the five areas, whereas another organization might be solid at three of the five. Organizations can maneuver through this framework to improve on areas where they are weak or perhaps not as strong as they would like to be. It’s adaptive because it doesn’t force organizations down a single path yet addresses the key areas for social business. Every organization can decide on which areas need to be worked on and which ones are solid. In the near future this will be followed up by a maturity model to help guide organizations further. The full image below is a bit too small to read all the details so I include each individual sphere as well.
We realize this is a first step and we are working on a few other things around this but we wanted to release our ideas as we are working on them to be able to incorporate any feedback from the community.
Please let me know what you think! What works what doesn’t? Is there anything missing?
How we can help
- Conduct an assessment for your organization based on our maturity model
- Half day/full day training or strategy session on social business
- Strategy development and advisory relationship
- Assist with selecting the best enterprise collaboration solution(s)