SocialOptic

Social

Human interaction, collaboration and responsibility

Etymology: Middle French ‘social’ (14c), from Latin socialis (“of companionship, of allies; united, living with others”), from socius (“a companion, fellow, partner, associate, ally”).

  1. Living organisms, including humans, are social when they live collectively in interacting populations, whether they are aware of it or not, and whether the interaction is voluntary or involuntary. (wikipedia)
  2. Of or relating to human society, the interaction of the individual and the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society (Meriam-Webster)
  3. Attitudes, orientations, or behaviours which take the interests, intentions, or needs of other people into account.
  4. Of or relating to people or society in general

Optic

Visual, transparent measurement and management

Etymology: 15c, Middle French ‘optique’ (13c), from Latin opticus “of sight or seeing”, from Ancient Greek optikós, “of or having to do with sight”, from optos visible,seen; root of opsesthai “going to see,”

  1. The branch of physics which involves the behaviour and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it. (wikipedia)
  2. Of or relating to vision or the eye (Meriam-Webster)
  3. Transparent measurement – (Brit) trademark a device attached to an inverted bottle for dispensing measured quantities.

SocialOptic

Human-centric big data management, people analytics and decision making insight.
Driving digital transformation, from regulatory compliance to global innovation and collaboration.

Enterprise grade data collection, management and analytics for employee engagement, lead generation, customer satisfaction and compliance. Minimise the work involved in data collection and management, with automated reporting and life cycle managemnt.

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ThisBeforeThat

Map and visualise dependencies, flow and relationships, to ensure first things really come first, identify pinch points and critical flows.

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DecisionEar

Clear, collaborative and accountable data-driven decision making. Supporting stakeholders, managing risk and accelerating decisions.

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Milestone Planner

Timeline driven planning for teams and organisations

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SocialOptic is about visualising human attitudes and interactions to create more effective and sustainable organisations. SocialOptic produces solutions that apply technology to the problems of human interaction, decision making and planning. We help organisations to make better, data-driven, decisions.

Social Machines for Human Networks
We deliver solutions that work with big data, instrumenting and visualising commitments, opinions and attitudes to enable businesses to operate effectively and sustainably.

By putting people at the centre of every system, connected with collaborative web technology, we harness the power of data to generate insights and improve organisational learning. Our tools enable effective collaboration, create new knowledge, and control risks.

Transforming Business with Technology

September saw The Telegraph hosting a panel discussion at their London offices on using technology to transform smaller businesses. The panel included Raja Saggi (head of SMB marketing, UK and Ireland, Google), Luke Hughes (co-founder, Origym), Shashi Verma (Chief...
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Everybody PANIC!

What if you could have a machine that could create an infinite (or at least unlimited) improvement in your business? Let's call it "The Infinite Improvement Machine".  Sounds interesting perhaps? Intriguing even? But perhaps you are feeling a little skeptical?...
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IASME and Cyber Essentials Certified

We are pleased to announce that earlier this year SocialOptic completed our Cyber Essentials certification, and that we are also IASME certified. We chose the Cyber Essentials certification to support our G-Cloud approved supplier status, and IASME to provide a...
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Sales – Why Selling Matters

Every month folks from the Institute of Directors meet in Guildford to tackle a business topic in some very active discussion groups over coffee, and a hearty breakfast. This month's topic was “selling matters” - and if you run a business you know that it definitely...
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Non-Responses in Surveys – NA Problem

Non-response is a big topic in survey design and management, and also quite a convoluted and complex one. The following is our learning over the last half-decade or so, and provides some background that helps in understanding "no answer" and "non-response" in surveys....
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New Models of Organisation

I had the opportunity to along to the Responsive Organisation Unconference in London, where I lead a session and attended many others - more about those in a later post. The discussions during the day started a chain of thoughts about organisation structure,...
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Heartbleed Health Check

By now you will almost certainly have read about the recent "Heartbleed" bug that affected many services across the Internet. Like many others, we were notified of the vulnerability early last week and patched our servers within the hour. As a precaution, we also...
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You Survived That Goal You Changed

Congratulations, you survived! Ok, that may be a bit overly dramatic, but yesterday (20th of January) was apparently the saddest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and we are through it! Achievement unlocked, as my kids would say. The new year is a good...
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