Some real-time updates and examples on our Workforce 2.0 Journey: Net, no size fits all.
[Photo: Barb Robidoux]
"Yes, I see Work is an Activity, Not a Place -- But MY Group is Different."
Or is it?
A Marketing VP here, Barb Robidoux, is seeking to answer this question. She is going to give the remote worker experience a try on a major scale. She is sponsoring "an experiment," where more than 90 employees in her group will work remotely for 1-2 weeks, all during the same 1-2 weeks. This will provide them with
- the experience of a "remote worker."
- insight on how to manage a remote worker
- a first step to potentially becoming a remote worker themselves part- or full-time, if they so choose -- and as it makes sense for the business.
Ahead of the go-live date, they'll hear about some tools and tips for working in this type of model. There is talk about showing folks how they can connect via our internal social network and share real-time workspace photos, stories and have discussions about their personal experiences as they unfold. The latter I think will add a bit of fun, and 2.0 working knowledge value, to the experience.
"Yes! WE Get It!"
A report came out a couple days ago which ranks the top 50 socially-savvy companies in the US, based on their employee activity across 9 of major social networks. EMC cracked the top 20, ahead of some huge companies, with major brands, coming in at #16. Glad to see so many of our folks "get it," and are "using it" to benefit the EMC brand.
"Quality of Engagement"
I was delighted and honored to see EMC's employment brand work kindly featured at a social recruiting conference this week. The presentation by Susan Strayer featured "Engaging vs. Broadcasting" called out the fact that we're working to build relationships on the social-scape, not simply promote. Her presentation, "Engaging vs. Broadcasting to Job Seekers Using Twitter" can be found on slideshare.
Thanks for the "mad props" Susan!! And great work back at ya! (You know I'm a fan of your @DailyCareerTips on Twitter!)
----------- Talk Back ---------------
So there are three examples from our journey for you.
The first indicates a starting gate of sort.
The second indicates wide-spread adoption.
The third indicates quality of adoption.
I'm guessing you have "micro-cultures" and various stages of adoption within your company as well, yes?
The Journey Continues.
- Polly Pearson
@PollyPearson on Twitter
(PS: My editing function on the blog is in a poor mood today, if you notice lay out quirks. So be it in the blog world.)