Speaker: mark britz
Company: ThruWork

Your Company is a Community: Creating a More Social Organization

The world of work and learning is changing rapidly. To stay ahead, people need to stay connected. Social technology has reawakened human networks inside organizations, yet most leaders don't know how to strategically expand and extend the connections within to bring the greatest value to the company. In this session we will examine the technology, psychology and sociology that encourage internal social networks as well as discuss the key principles that underpin successful social network development. You will learn how to support peer-to-peer learning to increase openness and collaboration that can reduce training time and costs for your workforce initiatives.

Mark is the Chief Strategist at ThruWork and the Sr. Manager of Programming at The eLearning Guild. Mark has worked over 17 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, and Aspen Dental Management. His work and writing have been highlighted in the books Revolutionize Learning and Development:Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age and The Social Learning Handbook. Mark regularly presents and writes on his blog, TheSimpleShift.com about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.

Mark Britz