One major friction point in organizations is how to update people who missed meetings. Now that BlueJeans is Integrated with Workplace by Facebook, keeping people informed is as easy as broadcasting your BlueJeans meetings directly into Workplace.
On April 18, 2017, at Facebook's F8 Conference, the Workplace team made several announcements that extend the functionality of Workplace to include much more useful functions to improve a company's ability to get more done, make faster decisions, and communicate better. Many of these announcements are long awaited improvements that will make many organizations very happy.
Worldwide spending on enterprise software was $314 billion in 2015 and expected to rise. This amount does not include the money and resources spent on professional services, migrations, integration work, training, and support. Organizations are spending big money on software. The problem is that nearly half of all software projects fail. Forrester Research has found that 49% of CRM projects fail, and according to CSO Insights, less than 40% have full scale end-user adoption.
As has been said by futurists and Silicon Valley hipsters, "Email is where good ideas go to die." But so far, email is still here (so are plenty of good ideas, by the way), and it seems to be as strong as ever. Arguments about whether email is good or bad or whether it should be eliminated or remain forever can been seen carried out in the press and on blogs with a simple Google search. And as the existential debate about email rages on, a rare clear voice emerged last fall at WebSummit 2016. Sean Ryan, VP of Workplace by Facebook strolled on past the debate by saying the argument is not that interesting. "Email is going to die anyway. Anyone with teenagers knows this. They don't use email."
Smart companies connect, communicate and collaborate with Workplace by Facebook. The popular platform is changing how businesses get things done -- in the office and in the field.
Wherever your people work, mapping your organization just got easier with Org Chart for Workplace. Org Chart is an add-on by ServiceRocket that automatically draws a structured and dynamic real-time visualization of your workforce based on Workplace user information.
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.
Fall is tech conference season in Silicon Valley, and the biggest conference for ServiceRocket is the Atlassian Summit, which occurred the week of October 10 in San Jose, CA. We have participated in Summit since the very first one almost ten years ago. This year, as participation grew, we wanted to improve how we planned, organized, executed, and recapped our participation. We also wanted to maximizing participation in the conference, even with employees who could not attend in person. We used the Events feature in Workplace by Facebook to engage the team participating in the conference and employees around the world who could not attend.
We started using Workplace by Facebook in early July 2016. It has been four months, so it seems like a good time to reflect on early results of our implementation and briefly discuss why we chose to implement Workplace by Facebook. And when you consider that ServiceRocket helps organizations adopt software tools like the Atlassian Suite, Puppet, Docker, NGINX and SauceLabs (to name a few) with training, implementation, and support services, it is also interesting to test our methodology on ourselves.