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.

Feature Updates: March 2016

|   Mar 31, 2016
Happy Spring, everyone!  This month, it’s all about the integrations. We’ve added a bunch of new tools to help users collaborate and take team productivity to the next level. Read more about them, as well as our other feature enhancements, below. INTEGRATIONS We’re on a mission to build an ecosystem of integrations that really empowers users and teams to be more productive and make meaningful business decisions.… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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What’s Really Behind the Deceleration of Enterprise Innovation?

|   Mar 2, 2016
The biggest business brains agree: enterprise innovation is the secret sauce for longevity and sustainability, and technology is the key mechanism for enabling radical change in the digital landscape. Through 2016, growth remains a top business priority, and CEOs believe technology-enabled change is the primary means to achieve it, as reported in a 2015 Gartner survey. As a result, the enterprise world is witnessing a proliferation of innovation labs, increasing spend on research and development (R&D) and a prioritization of innovation and digital transformation like never before.… Read more »

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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