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Employees Staying Away From Internal Corporate Social Networks 131

jfruh (300774) writes As social networks proliferated in the early '10s, so did the idea of a corporate social network — a Facebook-like community on an intranet where employees could interact. Unfortunately, corporate users are staying away in droves, perceiving the systems as one more in-box they'd have to take care of and getting their social-networking fix from Facebook and the like. From what I've seen of these internal networks, another good reason is that they're not as good as the full-time social networks are, and offer access only to a small universe of particpants anyhow. They're like a central-casting "rock band" in '80s movies — they come off as conspicuously aping the real thing.
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Employees Staying Away From Internal Corporate Social Networks

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  • Re:besides that (Score:4, Interesting)

    by peragrin ( 659227 ) on Thursday July 03, 2014 @11:23AM (#47376635)

    The trick is could these be use by telecommuters to feel more like they are at work?

  • by duckgod ( 2664193 ) on Thursday July 03, 2014 @11:23AM (#47376641)
    A knowledge base is one of my company's most treasured resources. I can't stand the idea that two of my employees might share good info and the rest of my company would be locked out. I encourage all questions to be asked on the forum for anyone to answer. Then the info is easily searchable by everyone later on. I pay my employees for everything they produce in the office. Whether that be an end product or an aha moment.

    Now to sell this as a social network is marketing bullshit. I have no use for people sharing vacation photos or making political remarks. Keep that shit on Facebook.
  • Re:besides that (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 03, 2014 @11:45AM (#47376889)

    Exactly, who the hell wants to socialize with their co-workers??? I'm just here to collect a paycheck. Most of these idiots are the ones tat make my life miserable as it is.

Over the shoulder supervision is more a need of the manager than the programming task.