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5 Important Questions Answered About the Importance of Social Business Strategy
Brian Solis / August 26, 2013
Charlene and I recently published a report that documented the 6 Stages of Social Business Transformation. In the process, we discovered the most common mistakes and successes businesses experienced along their journey. What was most surprising however, not really, was the cavernous disconnect between social media strategy and overall business objectives.
- Only 34% of businesses feel that their social strategy is connected to business outcomes.
- Just 28% of companies we studied feel that they have a holistic approach to social media, where lines of business and business functions work together under a common vision.
- Only half said that top executives were “informed, engaged and aligned with their companies’ social strategy.”
The report was written to help strategists bridge the gap by understanding where they are, where they want to be, and how to get there efficiently. Charlene and I also noticed that the most elite companies among those we studied shared seven success factors in their social business strategy. Rather than publish a follow up report, we experimented with an ebook format. The result is a 100 page resource guide that will help you expedite and enhance your path to transformation.
As we were preparing for launch, our publishers, Josie Bass, asked an important question upon release of the ebook, “what does it really mean to be a social business and why is it important?” From there, it lead to an in-depth conversation where we answered a total of five questions designed to help you push forward when others push back.
Remember, informed and inspired persistence overcomes resistance.