Social networking at work
After reading this Business Week article, I was super tempted to apply for a job at Serena Software (bummer for me that it’s located in San Mateo, California – a bit far to travel to a new job). Seems they’re quite enlightened employers because they’ve started up an initiative called Social Networking Fridays. The company has 900 staff with the average age of employees being 41. They’ve just launched Facebook Fridays – employees will be allowed to spend one hour a week on Facebook, updating their profiles, collaborating with colleagues and clients, and recruiting for the company.
Serena is also setting up a Facebook group for employees only to serve as (gasp!) an alternative to a corporate intranet. Smart dudes. The employee Facebook group will exchange documents, share marketing videos and corporate information.
I work in a Government agency where access to Facebook (and a lot of other sites) is blocked. I can only dream of a company like Serena!
Thx to Eric for the link.