How tibbr helps people collaborate around files. [Use-Case Video]

howtotuesday2Here’s the latest installment in our series, “How-To” Tuesday, where we’re once again using the medium of ‘moving pictures’ to visually demonstrate what tibbr is, why your company needs an Enterprise Social Networking platform, and more specifically, how tibbr can address certain needs and concerns of specific departments in your organization.

However, unlike our previous How-To Tuesday posts, which were more narrowly focused on specific use-cases for specific departments, today’s issue broadly affects and impacts pretty much every department in pretty much every organization.

That issue is collaborating around files. Every organization has to deal with files whether they’re ppts, docs, pdfs, jpgs, or animated gifs. (continued…)

Peter Crosby

How to bolster your sales team without hiring more people.

Sales Team“Selling is a team sport” — it’s a time-honored cliché that almost all salespeople have used at one time or another. But, when you seriously look at your own sales organization, can you honestly say that it’s genuinely selling as a team? Or, is it more likely that you’re selling the way you always have?

You know, the way where the rep on the opportunity, the SC aligned with it, and perhaps the front-line manager are the only ones involved in the account. Or the way where you only get real insights into an opportunity during monthly forecast updates, or when the occasional deal requires support from the VP of Sales or other top-level executive. (continued…)


How tibbr makes collaborating on Sales proposals simpler. [Use-Case Video #02]

howtotuesday2If you want to know what tibbr is, how it works, and how your company could benefit from an Enterprise Social Networking platform, then we have just the thing for you: Use-case videos! That’s right, these short, to-the-point videos are intended to show you how tibbr works instead of telling you. With these case-specific videos, you won’t have to read through our whole website, or even sign-up for a free demo (though we’d highly recommend both). We get that you’re a busy person and that one-format doesn’t fit all — that’s why we created “How-To Tuesday” video series. (continued…)

Peter Crosby

Why Marketing people should look into tibbr while attending TIBCO NOW.

TIBCONOW If someone in your company’s Marketing department is going to TIBCO NOW to learn about our new TIBCO Engage™ platform — and, frankly, they should be — you might want to recommend that they stop by one of the tibbr pods, too.

Understandably, it might be difficult to convince them, after all, why would someone whose job title includes the word “Marketing” care about social communities? “Hey, that’s not Marketing!” they may insist. Still, it would definitely be worth their time for a couple of very good reasons — reasons Marketing types in particular should be able to appreciate.

Marketing isn’t easy or cheap.

Peter Crosby

Need another reason to attend TIBCO NOW? (Well, here it is, anyway.)

TIBCONOWYou probably already have a lot of good reasons to attend our TIBCO NOW conference (formerly named “TUCON” for TIBCO Users Conference) — a lot of legitimate, business reasons to attend our technology conference that you can very easily justify to your Finance Department (though, frankly, it should be enough reason just to hear industry luminaries like Malcom Gladwell, Marc Andreessen, and Aaron Levie give their insights on the future of business and technology).

But on the off chance that your Finance folks are serious sticklers and need one more solid reason to tip the scales in your favor, run this excellent argument past them. (continued…)

Peter Crosby

Why employee inclusion may matter more than employee performance.

Inclusion is important

Most CEOs and managers like to think of their organization as an “inclusive” family of friendly, welcoming folks who smile all the time, hold hands, whistle happily, and work together like a well-oiled machine.

However, this overly optimistic delusion is usually pretty far from the truth in most large organizations. In the real world, large organizations typically splinter into smaller, competitive sub-groups that have functional or departmental commonalities. These smaller groups then work at odds with each other, purposely excluding others who aren’t exactly like them. — that is to say, large organizations inevitably devolve into High School cliques.

You remember cliques, right? (continued…)


How tibbr helps Sales actually sell as a team. [Use-Case Video #01]

howtotuesday2Ever wonder what tibbr is, how it really works, and why your company needs an Enterprise Social Networking platform? Too busy to read through our whole website? Not ready to sign-up for a free demo? Then we have just the thing for you: Use-case videos!

It’s “How-to Tuesday.”

These videos are part of an on-going “How-to” video series to briefly and visually demonstrate exactly how tibbr can address specific needs and concerns of specific departments in your organization. For those people who read faster than our voice-over narrator speaks, we’ve provided the video script as text below the video. (continued…)

Peter Crosby

What it takes to keep employees motivated over the long-term.

The dream of every manager and CEO is a highly motivated workforce, but it’s hard to figure out what drives individuals to operate at their optimal levels — different people respond differently to different approaches. Some respond best to the carrot, others to the stick, some don’t respond positively to either. And when you finally find an approach that seems to work in a majority of cases, you have to wonder, “For how long? Weeks? Months? A year…?”

Smart companies don’t invest in a short-term fix for a long-term problem. So the question is “How do you get people engaged — and keep them engaged — over the long haul?” In today’s post, you’ll learn the psychology behind maintaining human motivation, the things you need to offer to get the most motivated and productive employees possible, and a shortcut to getting it all fast. (continued…)


Gartner positions tibbr as a leader in Magic Quadrant for Social Software.


Recently, tibbr was named a leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace.” Now, sure, the “Magic Quadrant” sounds like a place you need to wear a wizard hat to visit, but it’s really Gartner’s annual qualitative analysis of the enterprise collaboration software market. (That may be pretty disappointing to a lot of you, I realize.)

But if you’re more interested in business success than LARPing, the report is very valuable because it tells you who the industry movers and shakers are, and how well they’re positioned to help companies over the long haul. To be recognized as being a leader in the Enterprise Social Software space, companies needed to execute well against their current vision and be well positioned for tomorrow. (continued…)

Peter Crosby

Why companies that already have SharePoint still need a social network.


If you already have a SharePoint instance up and running at your company, then you may think that you don’t also need a social network — it’s a pretty common misconception. People think, “Why do we need a social network when we already have SharePoint?”

On the surface, the question does make sense; after all, there seems to be a lot of functionality cross-over between SharePoint and a social network. A lot of the features you’d find in a typical social network look a lot like what you’d get in the typical SharePoint deployment. If that’s the case, then why would you need to add anything else? (continued…)