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Barriers to Social Media Adoption on Projects

Barriers to Social Media Adoption on Projects
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Author(s): Elizabeth Harrin (Otobos Consultants Ltd, UK)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 19
Source title: Project Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0196-1.ch093


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This chapter considers the reasons behind the lack of adoption of social media tools in a project environment. It discusses how project practitioners can overcome concerns about the lack of overall strategy, lack of senior management sponsorship, lack of a proven business case, security issues, information overload and the blurring of lines between professional and personal data online in order to realize the benefits of social and collaboration tools. It concludes that social tools are a fundamental part of the current and future project management landscape and that ‘social' should be intelligently incorporated into working practices in order to meet a need instead of being a response to outside trends.

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