8 traits in the DNA of a Social Networker

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Enterprise Social Networks are becoming established as a key element for the Organization 2.0. The 2.0 concept describes a new way of building the company where processes, ideas and generating value emerge from a new framework of behavior: collaboration, conversation, connectivity, communication

Using ESN as platforms for interaction is transforming the behavior pattern of professionals, who must learn to evolve by performing their activity in environments that didn’t exist before .

Our behavior is mutating, changing inevitably. We are experiencing an alteration in our professional genetic structure, revealing behavior that makes up a new DNA. We are evolving towards the role of a Social Networker.

What traits characterize the Social Networker?

1. They use their relational capacity to generate value. They are a social animal; they relate to others to create opportunities that have a positive impact on the balance sheet.

2. They don’t see professional activity as an individual action. They know that generating value depends on their ability to establish and nuture relationships.

3. They build new environments and spaces for conversation naturally. They use the technology at their reach to encourage conversations and explore new ideas, processes, and develop products or services.

4. They connect knowledge. Their socio-relational dimension aims to identify new professionals, develop relationships in order to extend their network. Each new person who joins their network represents a universe of opportunities.

5. They promote collective intelligence. Their constant relational activity and their labor as architects of conversation spaces enable them to accelerate collective intelligence processes.

6. They see work as an activity, not a place. Technology enables them to be present and active at any time and in any place.

7. They make connectivity their modus vivendi, both towards the organization and the exterior.

8. They interpret reality as an environment of change and opportunity. Change does not generate tension, rather it is a constant integrated into their way of building the company. They understand that their set of behaviors today may be different tomorrow.

Andrés Ortega (@Ander73) is expert in People Management. He is currently the HR Director for Spain, and responsible for Engagement for Europe at DAMCO, which is part of the Danish group AP Moller Maersk. We at Zyncro strongly recommend you read his personal blog.