Two Australian examples of Socialtext helping to transform organisations
Here in the southern hemisphere, you have to keep you eyes open for good case studies of local organisations taking advantage of the technologies that can enable them to become socially designed businesses.
- Hayes Knight – they use a combination of Socialtext Connect, Socialtext Signals and Socialtext Workspaces for their professional members knowledge network.
- South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet – they use Socialtext Signals internally.
Signals allows us to respond faster… The speed with which we’re answering questions has been cut in half, and is a full 7−8 minutes faster on average. The wonderful thing is, as we capture these great answers inside of Socialtext workspaces, we also cut back on repetition where questions cover the same issue and build best of breed responses and knowledge on key issues of importance. It allows us to serve our customers faster and more consistently.
trumps most knowledge management systems that are inherently document based. Documents are far harder to corral and keep up to date than digital assets.
Several managers advocated in favor of holding and keeping the conversations in smaller groups, while others pushed for more enterprise wide discussions. A member of the risk management group raised concerns about security. A project manager gave a counter-example, talking about value she sees in asking questions and getting answers from the larger group.
Eventually, the manager weighed in. He said that the goal they were striving for in their use of social software was increased transparency. Part of the goal was to move the culture toward greater openness and transparency. Sure, there is the possibility that someone might make a mistake. But people use email every day and make decisions about what information to share with whom. It’s better to share the goals and trust people’s judgement.