enterprise social network

What Social Collaboration Looks Like IRL

|   Apr 26, 2016
No more boundaries, soaring productivity, infinitely faster innovation—enterprise social networks (ESNs) sound like the quickest way to solve some of your biggest problems. In reality, a lot of time and ongoing effort goes into creating successful ESN communities, and sometimes, ESN platforms never live up to the high expectations companies have before deploying them. Common misconceptions about the ROI of ESN tools, user adoption and engagement can overshadow the real value of social collaboration that’s being generated. So to clear up confusion and bust some myths, this is what social collaboration looks like in real life. Social Activity:… Read more »

procrastination

How to Stop Procrastinators from Holding Back Teamwork

|   Mar 28, 2016
Roughly one out of every five people are chronic procrastinators. For workers, that’s a hard hit to your personal productivity. For project managers, procrastination is a major road block to teamwork. So how do you stop it? Procrastination and You Imagine a “Rational Decision-Maker” at the wheel of your brain and an “Instant Gratification Monkey” at its side.… Read more »

brainstorming meetings

3 Reasons You Never Get Great Ideas out of Meetings

|   Mar 17, 2016
Disorganized, unproductive, long and often unnecessary, meetings have gotten way out of control. And here’s one more reason to stop having so many meetings: you never get great ideas out of them. Here are three reasons why: [Related:… Read more »

using emoji at work

Yes, You CAN Use Emoji in Enterprise Collaboration—Here’s How

|   Mar 7, 2016
Nearly 900 are supported across most platforms, and in 2015, they were the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year. Emoji have become a new language for online and mobile communication. But in the corporate landscape, many employees are embarrassed to use them in enterprise collaboration, unsure of how and when to use them or even discouraged to use them altogether by management. Many people still feel emoji are just too playful, unconventional, inappropriate, awkward and distracting to have a place at work. Here’s why your company culture needs to change that.… Read more »

group creativity idea bank

Why You Need to Deposit Creative Ideas into a Digital Bank

|   Feb 25, 2016
Is your company facing a creativity crisis today, struggling to generate good ideas, harness group creativity and execute on innovation? One reason you’re not getting anywhere: your company’s great ideas have no place to grow. Whenever you hold a meeting to brainstorm, you probably greenlight a handful of ideas, and out of those, most likely only one or two come to fruition. What happens to the rest of the good ideas and thoughtful suggestions?… Read more »

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What is Socialcast?

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