Working Out… what? It does not mean shouting at your colleagues. It is a program, developed by John Stepper, to make your work visible. It means sharing – especially knowledge and appreciation. It means the confrontation with myself and a topic that is important to me. I think that Working Out Loud, short WOL, strives for a change of behavior: away from knowledge silos to willingly sharing without ulterior motives.
A few weeks ago, I, Antje Duffert, Consultant for > Communication Services, started a call within the fme AG, which was aimed towards my colleagues, who would like to try something new with me and who wanted to advance the culture of our company even more towards collaboration and openness by an independent and target-oriented work. read more
As you most likely know, a growing number of companies are using software to improve internal communication, project collaboration and onboarding. This software is generally replacing an old and dated intranet system that suffers from issues like:
- Overly complex structure (too many groups, unsorted posts, etc.)
- Little activity
- Difficult to use
- Sub-par functionality
For this very reason many companies today are moving away from such static systems. They are looking to replace the huge stores of data that older intranet systems oftentimes resemble with solutions that are heavily focused on the employees.