“Why is it so hard? Well, corporations are often geared towards “risk management”. When I’ve had to push concepts of social computing in my professional career, I have on several occasions encounter folks that jump to “risk management”. Why not? Haven’t we trained people to think this way?
Companies often say they want to promote “risk taking” and “innovation” but we don’t reward them for that. The truth is that we ask for this, but when we take a risk and it doesn’t pay-off, the company often comes down hard on those people. Actions speak louder then corporate messaging. Over time, we train people to be risk averse. You won’t get fired for NOT adopting social media in the company.” – Rex Lee