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3 Ideas to Get More Creative Input from Group Brainstorming

|   Feb 19, 2016
In the age of digital disruption, an idea is worth a lot. Nearly all executives among the Fortune 1000 have ranked enterprise innovation as a top priority, as well as a key driver of new growth and continued profitability. In fact, in our enterprise social network, Socialcast, we have a feature dedicated to drumming up group creativity across the enterprise: Challenges. [Related:… Read more »

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How to Minimize Distractions on Enterprise Social Networks

|   Feb 17, 2016
Even with a tool tailor-made for enterprise productivity, it’s easy to get distracted by the wealth of information available on enterprise social networks. You may log in just to check your team’s activity, but by the time you open up another application, you’ve probably thrown your hat into the ring on a Challenge, read what your coworkers think about the latest announcements, scrolled the most recent Town Hall to read the comments, gloated over your brand new Thanks badge and found an entirely new group to start following. And while all of these things are productive to your workday, at some point you’ve got to work. The cool thing about enterprise social networks like Socialcast, though, is you have so many handy features to streamline your social life. 5 Secrets to Managing Your Time on Social Here are five features and tips to get back on track when you’re using Socialcast:… Read more »

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5 Small Changes You Can Make to Fall in Love with Work

|   Feb 10, 2016
Is it really possible to fall in love with work? What’s there to love about waking up early every day and being herded through traffic, only to stare at grey walls and click through emails? As much as we love to bash and whine about work, many workers actually enjoy their jobs. About 67 percent of employees even used the words “love” and “feel pretty good” to describe how they feel about their companies, in a Virgin Pulse 2015 survey. That could be you.… Read more »

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5 Awkward Moments You’ll See on Enterprise Social Networks

|   Feb 5, 2016
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 »

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Afternoon Productivity Slump? 10 Lazy Urges to Stop Fighting

|   Feb 3, 2016
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 »

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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