If you rewind seven or eight years ago, many organizations prohibited employees from accessing social websites on company computers viewing this new trend as a distraction and risk to business. However, the rise of smartphones made it nearly impossible to block the use entirely. Fast-forward to today and you’ll notice times have changed as to how social media is perceived in the business world. Instead of frowning upon sharing thoughts and ideas digitally, businesses now invest in social media tools for internal use. After all, the benefits of having a highly engaged workforce far outweighs the risk. EY (formerly Ernst and Young) is one of the largest professional services firm in the world and specializes in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. EY is progressive in their approach to leveraging the power of social media to drive employee engagement. They have published performance reports such as Change 3.0: Using Social Media to Engage Your Workforce that discusses their research and the benefits of going social in the workplace. Currently with over 230,000 employees in over 150 countries, as well as an increasing number of Millennial employees joining the team, social media is a key part to building positive culture, engaging employees and delivering results.
In our modern society, most large and successful companies and corporations are made up of a web of interconnected networks that all work together to create a business. Each of these networks and connections are all valuable aspects of the business that help the raw product get from its beginning stage through its production, then to the retailer or store… Read more »
I have tried and failed to launch an internal CEO blog. I provided information on what it could do for the organization as we went through change, how it could humanize the CEO and make him or her more accessible, but when the CEO would only sign on if I ghostwrote the blog, I knew he/she didn’t get it. But… Read more »