Lunchtime Links: The Complexity of Corporate Cultures

Assembling your corporate culture is more complex than putting together a couple of puzzle pieces. Also: TweetChat, the widely used hashtag chat platform, is in danger, thanks to forthcoming Twitter API changes.

If you’ve ever put together a jigsaw puzzle, you know every piece is an integral part of the whole. It’s easy when you have the picture on the front of the box to lead you to your goal. But there’s no picture to guide you when it comes to putting together your corporate culture. How do you perceive in advance what the end product will look like?

That, and more, in today’s Lunchtime Links:

Designing your corporate culture: According to a Harvard Business Review  blog post by author John Coleman, multiple factors are involved in creating and maintaining corporate culture, such as the office’s values, practices, and even its structure. For instance, open architecture can lead to greater collaboration among colleagues. Whether you’re designing your association’s culture or reinforcing its existing one, these factors aren’t isolated elements—they work together to foster it.

The trouble with TweetChat: If you’re heavy user of Twitter, you may want to read up on this. SocialFish reports that TweetChat, a platform designed for facilitating live chats on social media, will be affected by Twitter’s forthcoming API changes. “Twitter is changing the way services like @TweetChat deliver data to users. In the very near future, TweetChat will most likely be unable to continue to provide our service,” according to a warning on the TweetChat website. It’s unclear how the service will be forced to change, but ETA is June 11.

Online community building: NTEN’s recent survey on online platforms and community engagement found that people value being part of online communities because of the trust and information-sharing it provides. “People reported participating in online groups when it is a trusted group of others in the same field and found it validating to share experiences, get and receive help, crowdsource solutions to a problem, share ideas, and learn from others,” NTEN reports. Respondents also considered mobile-friendly access and personalized connections to be key aspects of online platforms. How do you provide members online support, both technically and personally?

What’s on your reading list today? Share your links in the comments below.


Anita Ferrer

By Anita Ferrer

Anita Ferrer is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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