Chris Brogan talks about a handy framework upon which to build your social media strategy:
There are three main areas of practice for social media that your company (or you) should be thinking about: listening, connecting, publishing. From these three areas, you can build out your usage of the tools, thread your information networks to feed and be fed, and align your resources for execution. There are many varied strategies you can execute using these toolsets. There are many different tools you can consider employing for your efforts. But that’s the basic structure: listening, connecting, publishing.
This framework is ostensibly about external social media usage, but these concepts are just as important internally:
- Listen to what staff what and need, and allow staff to listen to each other
- Provide meaningful ways for staff to connect with each other
- Allow staff to publish information in a way that makes sense to them
Does it work that way in your company?