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.
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?