Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Enterprise 2.0 Adoption Council 2011 Salary Survey

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The Enterprise 2.0 Adoption Council (part of the Dachis Group) released last week the results of the salary survey for those working on internal social business transformation. You may know the 2.0 Adoption Council from the This Week In Lotus podcast where Susan Scrupski, Luis Suarez, and myself participated in a podcast episode. If you haven't listened to that episode yet, I strongly recommend that you do. And if you are solely responsible for driving adoption of your social business platform like Connections, I also strongly encourage you to join the council. It's a great opportunity to learn from fellow practioners across the globe and across a wide range of industries (regardless of which technology they are using).

93 of the 2.0 Adoption Council members responded to the short survey of 3 questions. The median salary for the group landed at ~$115k, and it shows that IT is no longer the gatekeeper for knowledge sharing and intellectual capital reuse.

My colleague, Rawn Shah, did a write up on Forbes as well which you should read. Rawn picked up on a statement that also caught my attention:

Working in 2.0 initiatives is not a ‘social sandbox’ for tire-kicking, groundswell, low-level employees.

Too often I hear of companies who want to follow a "If you build it, they will come" approach, and often I hear how these companies face continuous challenges to get the adoption they desire. Thus, it's important that the right people are engaged with the right plan in order to achieve this transformation.

I recommend viewing the presentation in full screen because of its high resolution graphics.

Now you have something to use to negotiate your next pay increase.

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