As I was reading Dr. Brewer's blogpost on Spreading Good Ideas using enterprise microblogging platforms, I started thinking about ways to faciliate and catalyze the exploration of the adjacent possible and creation of liquid networks. I think one way is to abandone the pre-concieved notion of the "groups" and not re-create (or import) the corporate groups in Yammer or Chatter that reflect the corporate heirarchy. Let the users create groups as needed and take them down when no longer needed. There will be Yammer Communities or Chatter Groups that will include employees from an entire organization, but I don't think it is a good idea to create a Yammer Community for each individual group in the company.
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We have been using Salesforce Chatter at work. It is an excellent micro-blogging platform with many features. However one thing it lacks is notifications of incoming chatter posts and responses. The only way to get notified is by email. But that is like sending somebody an email, and then calling them up to tell them that you sent them an email.
Salesforce Chatter needs to provide better notifications. I would prefer to get notified of incoming posts and replies through the push notifications on Android / iOS, that appear in the status bar. Or may be a Chrome extension that shows number of unread chatter posts in the status bar. Or something similar to what Facebook / Google+ provide.
There are many to provide notifications without utilizing email.
So if any Salesforce engineer is reading this blog, I would like to request them to take a look at the aforementioned ideas and provide a better form of notifications.
an avid chatter user
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Susan Adams of Forbes, recently published an article titled, Personal Blogging at Work Increases Productivity . She essentially talks about some study that showed that productivity increased when employees were blogging about personal stuff on their corporate blogs. The article concludes with a rather hasty conclusion that personal blogging is good for productivity.
Good read, but I feel like article makes a very blanket statement with insufficient data. Data from one study with the name of the company and the type of data collected withheld makes me question the the conclusion reached. These types of studies are very dependent on type of industry studied. For example, in travel industry, company wide sharing of personal photos and stories from vacation trips is not only allowed but also encouraged. This is their business. It makes sense for them to share this stuff widely inside their organization and use it to improve their business. So if the study queried a travel industry, for example, than the conclusion would make sense.
I personally don't think sharing personal experiences on a corporate blog is such a good idea. Occasionally it may be fine. For example, if you are using a personal story to tie it to something work related. But that connection has to exist. Pure personal stories would cause the blog subscribers to unsubscribe overtime. Our CIO maintains a internal IT related corporate blog, and I subscribe to the blog. But if he starts talking about this personal life on that corporate blog, without making it relevant to work, I will unsubscribe quickly.
Just my opinion. I would like to hear what others thinks of this.
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