Lessons from Lincoln

An unlikely source of inspiration for social communication and informal social networks

The introduction of Enterprise Social Networks (ESN) like Yammer and Jive, and the injection of ESN technology into the ubiquitous SharePoint 2013 intranet platform, has been this century’s most significant development in the realm of internal communication, with the potential to enable connected, targeted and lateral communication within organisations to an unprecedented extent, and, in particular, to deepen the integration and empowerment of younger millennial workers into the workplace. But while these platforms have such exciting potential to turbocharge internal communication, that potential is being unfulfilled and unmaximised.