An Engaged Employee is a Productive Employee
It’s not a secret that most employees engage in some form of social behavior with their co-workers or friends while at work. It’s a safe bet that many break rooms are filled with people sitting and staring at their favorite smart-device while they enjoy their lunch.
These individuals are a classic example of what it means to be “engaged.” Imagine if we could take advantage of this seemingly natural desire for people to engage, collaborate and connect within our organizations to improve our business practices. Imagine if we could turn these “social toys” into something more useful, like “social tools.”
Quality enterprise social tools are added to software like an intranet solution and should allow for improved collaboration utilizing the natural occurring desire for employees to engage with each other. These tools serve as a bridge over the roadblocks that often occur within an organization that prevent collaboration between employees and departments.
An employee intranet provides the perfect implementation grounds for an enterprise social tool initiative. Users are given the opportunity to share links to frequently used documents; receive notifications on updates to important documents, dashboards, calendars, or changes in promotions for products and services.