My friends tell me I’m a Facebook addict. Yes, I’m on Facebook often (I’m not going to define often), but I’m still amazed at how easy Facebook makes it for me to quickly share information (photos, plans, comments, thoughts, links, etc) with my friends. And its applications also make it very easy for me to personalize my space and make it unique. How great would all this be in your organization? Think of your friends on Facebook as your colleagues and your profile page as your desk at work. Imagine the groups on Facebook as your firm’s various departments and committees, and the events as the conferences/luncheons/meetings being held in your organization. Many organizations are already thinking along the same lines. The Financial Times has an article discussing how the US intelligence agencies are launching “A-Space”, an internal communications tool modelled on Facebook and MySpace.
If you had a tool like Facebook in your organization, how much easier would it be for you to find the groups or people that have the information you need to do your job more efficiently?
Thanks to Angela for pointing out the FT article.