Back in 2009, Rachel Happe and Jim Storer started the Community Roundtable in order to help teach various organizations how to make the best use of the burgeoning landscape of social technology. Rachel and Jim quickly grasped that closed, defined communities could provide different kinds of value than open public networks. Rachel was also motivated to start the CR by her dissatisfaction with a widespread corporate culture that seemed to ask more and more of employees while offering them less and less in terms of either security or flexibility. It’s been an eventful ten years, and the CR still has lots of new ground to cover.
- Identified ways of maximizing the concept of community within social technology.
- Work doesn’t have to be a burden and the culture surrounding it should be positive.
- The positive culture within this company often rubs off on those clients they work with.
“We had a unique and needed set of skills to address the market opportunity – helping organizations effectively seize the potential of social technologies.”