Have you ever heard someone say, “Work smarter.”? Have you ever wondered what they meant? How do you as a corporation create an environment to improve productivity without over extending your existing workforce? All these questions were answered at Connect 2013.
For those who missed this session on “Building the Smarter Workforce” by Denis Brousseau from IBM,Josh Bersin from Bersin & Associates and Ralf Larsson from Electrolux at Connect 2013,here is a re-cap.
Working smarter starts with an open, easy to use set of tools your employees are familiar with and will embrace. Look around your workforce and you will see workers texting, searching the internet, following their favorite tweets, and sending emails to friends and coworkers for help. They are working harder to solve problems but not necessarily smarter. Collaboration is the key to solving problems faster but, using email to collaborate is not smarter.
IBM offers a suite of Social tools to help build your “Smarter Workforce” with familiar tools such as blogs, wikis, text chatting, activities, communities, forums, bookmarks, home pages, and community specific file and content management. IBM Social Content Management in conjunction with IBM Information Lifecycle Management and Social Analytics creates the needed synergy to build a “Smarter Workforce” while addressing complex corporate and governmental compliance and regulations.
Provide your employees the ability to share ideas, knowledge, and expertise across professional social networks making sure this exchange of information is available, managed, protected, incorporated into your business systems, and discoverable to gaining new insights, solve problems faster and easier to create your Smarter Workforce.
These are some ways to transform your workforce and create a competitive advantage in your industry. Are you interested to find out how leading companies are creating a smarter workforce to get the right skill in the right place at the right time?