A toolbox tools for managers and leadership filled with shared educational documents, handouts, and video tutorials on enterprise social networking.
When talking to our IBM Connections mentor, we found that one of the most important ways to get people involved in enterprise social networking tools is by having advocates for the program he called "social evangelists". It is important for the executive leadership and managers to not only be on board with the functions of the programs, but be expert users. They provide the credibility and support necessary to help enforce new changes that are necessary for widespread adoption. With this in mind, my idea is to create a toolbox tool that is easily accessed to educate the management/leadership team. More specifically, the toolbox would be a collection of informational documents, video tutorials, and other handouts useful for understanding the social networking tools themselves and additional materials to help educate the teams below them.
At one of my internship positions last summer, I worked with Anthem Blue Cross to create a manager's tool kit to collect resources on a variety of topics: from no cost employee recognition to quarterly review reports forms. This helped create consistency between managers within the corporation as well as act as a shared resource where managers could share presentations or handouts with others for communal use. I think that this idea could be expanded to include resources leading to social networking adoption.