Tag Archive: social workplace

ViewPoint: Are Irish companies ready for the social enterprise?

Many Irish companies are just coming to grips with the digital marketing age of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and all the others. And many are struggling to get a handle on it. They are slowly realising that it requires dedicated resources to create and manage digital platforms. It is not something that can be done on a wing and a prayer.

Internally, companies have been adopting internal web sites/platforms or intranets to share and store information for years with collaboration, document management, management information and knowledge sharing being the main drivers of this.

But that area is also changing.     »» Continue reading

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This is great from the Irish national broadcastor. I won’t mention the licence fee! Tagged as ‘social workplace’ because, well, it sort of is.

One-take music video to promote RTÉ Big Music Week 2012. This video was filmed on the grounds of RTÉ on Saturday 29 September 2012. Shot in one continuous take, featuring a cast of hundreds lip-synching to the classic Irish rock song by The Stunning, ‘Brewing Up a Storm’.

Enterprise Social Networks and Information Overload

“Many organizations are implementing enterprise social networks to improve communication between their employees, customers, and partners. The benefits of taking the social networking techniques that people have experienced through services like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and applying these to the workplace are increasingly clear.”

A good article this. Certainly it raises some good points about how information is used within the workplace and whether the intranet as it currently exists is capable of dealing with all that information for employees.

But one person’s information is another person’s useless data, i.e. of no interest. So it’s that filtering process that will have to occur to be able to provide relevant, useful and timely information to the right people in the right format.     »» Continue reading

ViewPoint: Is the Social workplace too touchy feely?

“Can our intranet be more like Facebook?”

Indeed. Nearly a billion users can’t be wrong, can they? The last few years has seen a big interest in the development of so called ‘social intranets’ or the social workplace. And with Microsoft’s takeover of social workplace and collaboration platform, Yammer, it’s been getting plenty of attention lately.

But what is it? And what’s the point of it all? Lots of questions being asked of the social workplace and everyone is looking for some decent answers. Do senior management see it as too ‘touchy feely’ and not useful for business?

Many intranets were developed to have a top down vertical flow of information and content.     »» Continue reading

Is the digital workplace a ‘skivers paradise’?

Now isn’t that a great headline? Sharon O’Dea (@sharonodea) writes an informative article about the digital workplace. She’s quoting London Mayor Boris Johnson who says that working from home is a skiver’s paradise especially in relation to the upcoming Olympics.

She goes on to write about the ‘top five tips for making a success of flexible working’ which certainly makes a lot of sense. We have come on in leaps and bounds in terms of flexible working but some managers can’t operate unless all their people are sitting faithfully at their desks in front of them.     »» Continue reading