Using Technology to Create a Collaborative Workplace
Technology is changing the way we work. People join your organisation who are used to searching on Google, sharing or asking for help on Twitter, connecting with friends on Facebook, writing about their ideas in blogs and publishing their profiles on LinkedIn.
They don’t know how to work effectively in organisations that have silos or that do not encourage sharing. Too many organisations limit their communication to emails and their learning to formal training events.
Social Collaboration is not New
This is not new, we have always learned from each other by sharing information or by simply talking to each other. It is less about the technology and more about the mindset change. This changes the focus from managing learning to supporting learning in different ways.We work with organizations to help them to create opportunities for sharing in the workplace. The sharing can happen by setting up a wiki or knowledge base or even just a shared folder on a shared drive.
The value of an Enterprise Social Network
Some organisations an internal Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to offer a wider range of learning initiatives and inspire a culture of continuous social learning in the workplace. Applications such as Yammer, Ning or Moneybell can be useful platforms.
By building an Enterprise Learning Network within your existing ESN you move beyond the traditional training models and infrastructure. This can inspire, encourage support and embed social learning, knowledge sharing and collaboration throughout the organisation in many more modern and appealing ways
We can help you to create and implement a knowledge manage strategy in three ways:
- Train your staff in using the learning networks enhancing their expertise using peer learning, resources and frameworks.
- Support your staff and managers in the change process
- Capture and document emerging knowledge to improve the performance of the business and the person.