by Joe on March 21, 2008
Social media use within the enterprise is not widespread because the users simply do not understand how to implement them in a way that increases productivity and companies fail to push implementation because they themselves don’t see the value and the increased productivity.
I spent today working on a way to use a wiki (wiki explanation) in an annual duty I have. Ususally the task involves two whole days worth of copy pasting things to prepare emails to send to upper level management. In an afternoon of implementing the use of a wiki, I was able to be more productive by at least two days a year!
Imagine if everyone in your organization was able to utilize a social media collaboration tool for one small project and saved two days a year! The productivity gains are amazing. Talk to your sales team next week during quarter end… how many of them would love for an extra two days?
It is imperative that companies learn and then teach their employees how to use these tools to be more productive, to create more time, and in general be more valuable. This is especially true when the tower is pushing the enterprise 2.0 agenda.
Education leads to a clear view of ROI.