El cambio puede ser difícil, incluso cuando algo parece fácil de usar, especialmente cuando está relacionado con implementar nuevas tecnologías que prometen cambiar la forma en la que muchas empresas funcionan actualmente. Cuando nos referimos a realizar una exitosa implementación de Workplace by Facebook, tomamos en cuenta todas aquellas situaciones en que se pueden superar los inevitables obstáculos que surgen en cualquier implementación de Software. Después de todo, las personas hemos desarrollado hábitos de trabajo determinados y cualquier perturbación implicará cierta resistencia para ser modificados.
Last fall at WebSummit 2016, Sean Ryan, VP of Workplace by Facebook gave a talk called, "The next generation workplace." In it, Ryan talks about the urgent need for companies to reinvent themselves so that companies are less siloed and more connected, less top down and more peer-to-peer, less hierarchical and more open. At the beginning of his talk, Ryan acknowledged the topic that always comes up when people talk about collaboration at work...whether email will survive. Ryan's point is that whether email will live or die is not a very interesting question. Email is going to die anyway, he asserts. Anyone who has teenagers understands this. They don't use email.
Atlassian recently announced it has acquired Trello, one of the fastest growing project management services available with over 19M users. In a blog announcing the acquisition, Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes said: “Trello will become an important part of the Atlassian portfolio, offering a fun new way for teams to organize the often messy range of information that feeds into great teamwork.”
At a recent Workplace by Facebook User Group in Palo Alto, ServiceRocket founder and CEO, Rob Castaneda, shared his ideas for how to use live streaming at work to improve communication, increase employee engagement, and otherwise being a more effective leader. This is an important topic since communications is a critical skill in executive leadership and in organizational performance. But don't just take my word for it. An article in Harvard Business Review calls poor communications the "silent killer of big companies" and describes successful companies as those that adopt communication methods that enable executives to get closer to employees, put in place communications systems that promote dialog, rather than monologue, and engage employees to become more active participants in the communications process.
Communicating important messages and inspiring people into coordinated action is a major challenge for executives. Imagine the nightmare scenario in which most employees do not know the mission of the company and do not understand what they should be doing to help the company achieve its goals. There are not many issues that keep executives up at night more than that?
On October 18, 2016, Sondre Rasch, founder of Konsus, a labor market startup, wrote a piece for TechCrunch that he called, The future of work manifesto. The premise of his manifesto is that the way we work today is beginning a massive transformation, much like the transition from an agricultural to an industrial age of working......and this wave is just getting started.
Workplace by Facebook is a platform that enables companies and teams to communicate more effectively, reduce friction and collaborate better. Workplace was designed to go beyond simplifying communications -- it completely transforms how companies interact in digital and mobile spaces.
Employee engagement requires a lot of work, especially for distributed organizations. There is almost nothing better for employee engagement than high-frequency face time between management and employees having open conversations around the mission of the company and each person’s contribution to it. For most organizations, that requires lots of travel, and no matter how much an executive team travels, there are still the other 360 days of the year when there is no executive visiting an office.
Email? It's useful from some things
Increasing the frequency and quality of collaboration at work is shown to improve performance, and the evidence is piling up. Whether it is Gallup data showing the benefits of close friendships at work or the Wharton Business School showing the importance of executive communication skills or McKinsey demonstrating a quantifiable relationship between collaboration and performance