Collaborative platforms, the workplace of the future, Social Media at work
The more I use Social Media the more I get use to connect and interact with it.
It is shaping the way we use computers today, first thing many people open in their screen is the social media network, that will include the relevant email they use. Get a peek of what is happening on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and it may be by using HootSuite to see it all.
The more we get use to this the more we will see the value of working in a similar environment, where work is social and we share and give opinion to our team, above and below the hierarchy.
This social culture change in IT is going to shape boss/employee relations, collaborative work, career success and definitely attract millennials to the work space for those companies that embrace the new way to work. From sales to administration, HR or the warehouse, everybody online and working together, sharing and providing feedback in real time.
Yammer, SalesForce, Google Plus and others are shaping the way we understand the work space and companies developing solutions towards this are going to be the desirable developers the big names are going to be looking after.
It is time to rethink the company environment, the collaboration, the communications, from the systems that interact with ERP solutions to the Social Media lead generation marketing activities.
The power of this new way to work is the intuitive ability to enable progress through team work, feedback and compromise with the group.
Staying in the Jurassic is not an option, but there is a window for the change now, and it will be ideal to look at this solution in the licensing budget exercise to see when and which platform is the best for the organization.
I welcome this new way to work, I want it for my millennial brother and for my kids, I want it for me, to change the paradigms of the hierarchical structures to feel involved in the place I work or the organizations I collaborate and serve.
It will definitely influence software licensing acquisitions and the success will be for those vendors that enable this platforms easily on their contracts.
I will stay tune for more
- Putting Social Media to Work: An HBR.org Insight Center (blogs.hbr.org)
- Social Media Will Play a Crucial Role in the Reinvention of Business (blogs.hbr.org)
- Social Media Marketing 2012 (sys-con.com)
- Niche Social Platforms – Possible Fragmentation? (opencollaborarchy.wordpress.com)