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How I Work: Crystalee Beck, MarketStar

Crystalee Beck is MarketStar’s Social Community Manager and the winner of Jive’s 2014 Workstyle Award! She believes in the power of connection people through strategic and fun engagement. When asked, Crystalee describes her style as “hummingbird-esque.” In our interview, we’ll learn how Crystalee manages their two internal communities and connects to sales associates using training, […]

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  • November 4, 2014

Only Art is Human: The Story Behind Our New Brand

Jive Brings a Human Touch to Technology At its core, art is about expression. It’s about giving form to your unique perspective. On your life, your relationships, your community. To be successful in the modern world, we believe companies must enable people to bring those unique perspectives into the workplace, in ways that make sense […]

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  • October 15, 2014

Top 10 activities at JiveWorld14

When flipping through my phone’s photo gallery it’s easy to tell what time of year it is: Christmas trees, fireworks, football season, and JiveWorld photos! It’s obviously quite a memorable occasion. I’m so excited to be attending my 3rd JiveWorld365 this year, and hopefully I can share a sneak peak into what to expect this […]

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  • September 24, 2014

Q3-2014 Jive Developer Webinar – Recording Now Available

Thank you to everyone who took the time to register and/or attend yesterday’s webinar!  In total, we had over 100 people register, and 50 attend.  We are definitely working on our formula on how to improve the value of these webinars to increase attendance and help build our developer eco-system.  Please keep an eye out […]

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Workplace Flexibility: What’s Your Workstyle?

I’ve been talking a lot about workstyle. For those of you new to the term workstyle, let me step back and explain. If someone asked you to talk about your lifestyle, you might say one of the following: “I have a fast-paced lifestyle and my career is my top priority. I work hard at my […]

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  • September 22, 2014

Vote on customer stories for the JiveWorld Workstyle award

At Jive, we think our customers are pretty amazing. Sometimes we get the chance to really show them off, like with the JiveWorld14 Workstyle Award! You can help us by voting on the customer story you like the most. Since the Workstyle Award winner will be selected by popular vote that means we need YOU! […]

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  • September 19, 2014

5 Must-Know Millennial Mantras

There’s a lot being written about millennials right now. You might even say there’s a backlash against all the attention they’re getting. But if you’re a business leader, you need to tune in. Not to how they dress, their helicopter parents, or their mastery of technology. You need to understand how to engage them because they […]

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  • September 10, 2014

How I Work: An Interview with Aimee McCuen from Cox Automotive

Meet Aimee McCuen from Cox Automotive. I met Aimee at the Atlanta User Group Meeting in June. Starting a new job, traveling to a new city, and meeting a room full of people was a little stressful for me. Yet Aimee’s open and friendly attitude made me feel at home and convinced me she needed […]

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  • September 9, 2014

How Pact is Using Jive-n to Achieve Their Mission

When an international non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. taps into the power of social collaboration, transformational change is bound to happen. At Pact, more than 95% of our roughly 3,000 employees are dispersed across 25 countries, from Cambodia to Zimbabwe, supporting poor and marginalized communities to take ownership over their own futures. Our staff, […]

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  • September 4, 2014

Are You Ready for Greatness?

In my post [5 Reasons Why Your #workstyle Matters], I introduced workstyle in the context of what it means to us as individuals — and how leaders must allow people to work in the way that embraces their lifestyle. I also explained why improving the workstyle of your organization helps you build and maintain a […]

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  • August 27, 2014

A New Kind of Alchemy and Workstyle

When I first heard Azure Antoinette speak this summer at the Re/code conference , I was struck by her confidence and authenticity. I couldn’t wait to meet her and talk to her about lifestyle and workstyle. I had a feeling she would agree: It’s just life. Once we did meet and start talking, we couldn’t […]

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  • August 25, 2014

Introducing Jive-n Summer 2014 Release

Originally written by Jive Product Manager, Mor Avital. We are excited to announce our Jive-n 2014 Summer Release, aiming to boost productivity by enhancing employees’ workstyles. It includes a fully integrated, seamless experience with Cisco WebEx and Jabber, while giving all Jive-n users personalized views, enhanced UI, and mobile optimized responsive web making it easier to […]

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  • August 23, 2014

How I work: An interview with Doug MacKay of Critical Mass

Meet Doug MacKay of Critical Mass. He’s inspired other members of the Jive Community with his enthusiasm and knowledge and was suggested for this interview by our first interviewee, Rachel Duran. I think that Doug has the workstyle question SOLVED, folks. And if you have any doubts, check out the photo below which shows where […]

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  • August 13, 2014

Are All Community Managers Created Equal?

Right now, there are 431 LinkedIn job listings for “community managers,” including the opening that I posted last week. As I scoured through my hiring competition today, I felt my Irish rage starting to bubble up to the surface.  You see, I’m passionate about treating community management as a true profession; yet, it’s clear by […]

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  • August 10, 2014

It’s Just Life (and Other Lessons from Top Women in Tech)

I don’t believe in ‘work/life balance’ – it’s just life. I used to dread the question so many female leaders are asked which sounds something like: “What’s your approach to work/life balance”? I dreaded it because I didn’t have the magical answer. I was stuck. It wasn’t until I realized it’s not even the right […]

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  • August 6, 2014

From Points to Pints in the 2014-15 Jive Developer Program

A few weeks ago we announced some awesome winners in the Jive Developer Program – 2013-14 Recap, Achievements and Winners 2014-15 Preview announcement.  Since then, we I’ve been hard at work putting together some ideas on how we can structure this year’s Jive developer program, and I wanted to take a moment to share with […]

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  • August 5, 2014

5 Reasons Why Your #workstyle Matters

Everyone’s talking about the future of work. I say it’s here now. In our personal lives we’re all storing content in the cloud, sharing and remixing it with friends, crowdsourcing answers through status posts. It’s the modern lifestyle we’ve all come to expect — connecting, communicating, and collaborating anywhere, anytime, from any device. So it’s […]

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  • July 30, 2014

How I Work: An Interview with Ryan Rutan

Ryan Rutan needs no introduction, but I’m going to give him one anyway! In the Jive Community, he has acted as the Community Manager, key app developer, and general rockstar Jiver. People flock to him to get his autograph at JiveWorld and his all-night hack-a-thons have changed lives (at least that’s what the legends say). […]

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  • July 16, 2014

How to write a Community Manager job description

So you’ve got yourself an online community and need someone to take care of it… Considering the recent wave of Web 2.0 technologies and the advancement of community and forum-type platforms, you think it would be easy to find someone who can head up a community, right? Not even close. The job of community manager […]

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  • July 8, 2014

Welcome to a better way to work — User-Centric IT initiative launches

Orginally written by Jive’s CEO, Tony Zingale. On Friday afternoon I had the privilege to join Geoffrey Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm, and the CEOs of Box, GoodData, Marketo, Okta, Skyhigh Networks and Zendesk at an event in San Francisco to launch the User-Centric IT initiative. This initiative promotes the transition to user-centric IT, […]

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  • June 9, 2014

Jive Named a Leader in Enterprise Social Platforms – Get the Analyst Report Here!

We’re excited to announce that Forrester Research has once again recognized Jive as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q2 2014 report. A highly anticipated and well respected report in the market, this is the second consecutive Wave Forrester has placed Jive in the Leader’s quadrant. As part of the evaluation process, […]

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  • June 5, 2014

Cisco and Jive, Better Together

Today, here at Jive, we’re incredibly energized. We’ve just issued one of our most significant announcements to date – a new strategic relationship with Cisco, in which Cisco and its worldwide partner network will resell Jive solutions as a fully integrated component of the Cisco collaboration family. Teaming with one of the most highly esteemed […]

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  • May 30, 2014

Jive’s Newest Open Source Project: Tasmo

We just launched Jive’s latest Open Source project, Tasmo. It’s a key part of our cloud architecture, and as the technology matures we hope it becomes an important tool for other companies building large-scale systems on top of HBase. Yesterday, Jive engineers Pete Matern and Jonathan Colt presented the project atHBase Con and the source […]

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  • May 6, 2014

Ask Me Anything? Of course You Can – In Jive!

A lot of people are familiar with Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” forums, where some of the world’s most fascinating people will take on any question from passionate fans.  While we at Jive might not be able to land Joan Jett or President Obama (yet), our community members have integrated the AMA concept into the Jive […]

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  • April 14, 2014