Vanessa DiMauro is the founder and CEO of Leader Networks, a research and strategy consulting company that helps organizations succeed in social business and B2B online community building. DiMauro is a popular speaker, researcher and author. With over 15 years experience in social business leadership positions at Cambridge Technology Partners, Computerworld, Bitstream and TERC, she has founded and run numerous online communities, and has developed award winning social business strategies for some of the largest and most influential companies in the world. Many of her clients have won prestigious industry awards such as Forrester’s Groundswell Award in the community category as well as SNCR’s Excellence in Communications Award.

Her work has been covered by leading publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. Vanessa DiMauro sits on several boards. She is former Executive-In-Residence at Babson College’s Olin School of Management, holds both a B.A

    Community helps companies collaborate

    Interesting new research out by SAGE/CMB Market Pulse about the perception of how message boards are being used within the enterprise. As more companies are tapping into the power of community and social networks to increase collaboration and knowledge share, WIKIs and social media based collaboration tools are being more strategically used. Today’s knowledge worker is more often home based, and the growing popularity of telecommuters can often mean that an employee is disconnected from the larger communications and formal exchanges that often enhance work. How often do we find out about a new client, project, resource etc. from just “chatting” with people? Virtual collaboration offers a chance for companies to formalize the knowledge sharing that goes on anyway and can capture that info to leverage into the future. Seems like a best practice to me.
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