Boards Go Social

Boards Go Social

by Marcel Bucsescu

A recent Knowledge@Wharton piece, published on February 9, 2012, caught my eye. The piece, titled Seven Steps for Board Success in the Facebook Age, is by Barry Libert, a director, author, and social technology investor. Libert's focus in the piece is on the board's role in understanding, overseeing, and finding opportunities in social and mobile technologies (e.g. Facebook, Google+, etc).

Libert's piece goes into detail on what boards can do to begin addressing the social technology skills gaps. Each "step" has an action related to it along with a source for more information. But the piece prompted several questions for me:

  1. What are the actual challenges that companies and boards are facing as it relates to social technology?
  2. What are the opportunities that companies and boards have with social technology?
  3. How do social technologies change the way a board operates and thinks about itself?

The Knowledge@Wharton article begins to answer some of these questions. But I wanted to understand the issue in more depth, so I reached out to Barry through Skype.

Listen to the conversation and read the rest of this article on the Governance Center Blog

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