Socialcast blogs bring you the latest trends and best practices for enterprise social networks, to help you harness them to boost productivity, employee satisfaction, and business performance across your organization. Drawing on our own and others’ experience and insights, we’ll provide you with a stream of fresh ideas, stimulating insights, and thought-provoking commentary. We invite you to participate in the dialogue.
Now that enterprise social networks (ESNs) connect entire companies across the world, employees have more opportunities to learn, network and collaborate than ever. There are also more opportunities to embarrass yourself in front of everyone.
5 Awkward Moments on ESN—and How to Recover
Just like Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, ESN platforms are ripe for miscommunication and conflicts. Here are five awkward moments you’ll likely encounter on ESN and team communication tips to nip them in the bud.
When the office chatterbox discovers chat.… Read more »
How many times have you seen an article on how to beat the afternoon slump at work? Do those deskside pushups, third cups of coffee and handfuls of almonds actually work?
The truth is, humans aren’t designed to consistently work at a high-energy level all day. Because you’re not a robot, your energy reserve will deplete, and your efforts to restore it within a small amount of time are only temporary fixes. You will yawn, and you will lose focus.… Read more »
Nowadays, anyone can solve problems, take on new responsibilities and build a reputation as a “yes” employee just by logging on to a team communication tool or enterprise social network. But sometimes, there’s just not enough time to answer every question, join every project or take on every task assignment.
So what’s the trick to saying “no” at work without damaging your reputation or professional relationships?
Why You Need to Say “No” More
Saying “no” at work isn’t just about giving yourself more wiggle room. Accepting too many invites and work requests can lead to information overload, longer project completion time and poor work output quality.… Read more »
It’s severe weather season, and even if you’re not a regular telecommuter, chances are high you’ll find yourself skipping icy commutes to work from home at least once this winter. Though working from home is known to increase productivity at work, distractions abound, and it’s easy for the new or novice telecommuter to get off track.
So how do the 3.7 million regular telecommuters around the world get work done outside the office?
Productive telecommuters have a morning routine.… Read more »
[caption id="attachment_3764" align="alignleft" width="200"] By Randy Ferree, Mid Market Account Executive at VMware AirWatch[/caption]
Account Executive Randy Ferree shares how the sales team here at VMware AirWatch uses enterprise social network Socialcast to work faster, elevate the customer experience and build camaraderie.
As an account executive, it’s my job to ensure our customers not only love the products they buy but also learn about all of the other ways they can enhance their mobile strategy with the full VMware AirWatch product line and each new product release.
My job is to have all the answers, but for organizations like ours with robust product lines, each with constant improvements, having all the answers is the hardest part of my job. Even with an intranet and a site packed with product resources, it feels like a lifetime for me to get up to speed when they’re only updated every few months. And if something’s not working before I’m about to speak with a customer, I don’t always know the best expert to reach out to.… Read more »
Socialcast by VMware (NYSE: VMW) is a social network for business uniting people, information, and applications with its real-time enterprise activity stream engine. Behind the firewall or in the cloud, Socialcast enables instant collaboration in a secure environment. Socialcast is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.socialcast.com