Did you know that human stem cells do not do well on their own? In fact, they prefer to cluster in groups and will migrate toward one another. I think it is amazing that people are programmed to be social on a cellular level.
Social media is all about making the most of spheres of influence. These begin with the relationships we foster with family members, circles of friends, acquaintances, business associates, and extended networks.
Of course, influence is not automatic. There are certain qualities that lead to influence. Trust, friendliness, dependability, courage, understanding, availability and flexibility are all important traits of people who have influence in our lives.
One of the benefits of social media sites is the ability to connect with people on a regular basis. It is amazing how a simple text message can bring a smile to my face. What I find fascinating is that the social media interaction often leads to more excitement surrounding events, meetings, and even phone calls. We enjoy connecting with each other.
When people talk about social media, they are often talking about this form of social interaction. At I.M. Think Tank, we want to take it a step deeper and look into what helps people and companies to build trust over time? How can we engage our spheres of influence in creative and meaningful ways? And, how does this help to strengthen ethical business practices?