Employee participation in knowledge sharing and change solutions through enterprise social media

Mona Agerholm Andersen, Annette Agerdal-Hjermind, Chiara Valentini

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    Abstract

    Purpose - This paper explores the relationship between the participative style of the immediate manager and employees’ motivation to participate on enterprise social media both in daily knowledge sharing activities and in relation to organizational change solutions.
    Methodology - This project is based on a quantitative study in a global Danish company with approximately 18,000 employees worldwide. The company has a strategic focus on implementing social collaboration platforms to create a global working culture. An online survey was conducted globally and a total of 1.046 employees replied (n=1.046).
    Findings - The data shows a positive relationship between the participative style of the immediate manager and the employees’ motivation to participate on enterprise social media both in daily knowledge sharing activities and in creating and discussing change solutions.

    Key words: Internal social media, knowledge sharing, employee participation, immediate manager, organizational identification

    Paper type: Case study

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date7 Jun 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2016
    EventConference on Corporate Communication 2016 - New York, NY, United States
    Duration: 31 May 20163 Jun 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceConference on Corporate Communication 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew York, NY
    Period31/05/201603/06/2016

    Keywords

    • Internal social media
    • knowledge sharing
    • employee participation
    • immediate manager
    • organizational identification

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