Today Chess Media Group is launching a new survey; The Future of Work: Collaboration and Flexible Work Solutions for Today and Tomorrow. The goal of the survey to is to uncover a few things around:
- the usage of social and collaborative tools within the enterprise
- the state of flexible work arrangements
- BYOD policies and approaches
- motivations for employees to leverage new ways of working
The way we work is changing rapidly. New tools and strategies are entering the enterprise and there isn’t enough guidance around what employees and business leaders need to do to adapt to the coming changes. The goal of the survey is to allow us to produce a free report which will help guide organizations around how to plan for the future of work and build a more collaborative organization. We conducted another report in 2011 around the State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration which received responses from hundreds of people around the world and was read by many thousands. Our goal is to get even more responses and attention for this one.
A lot has changed since 2011 and we want to explore other topics around the future of work which are mentioned above. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to fill out and we will not be sharing your contact information or answers with others. We would love your support in both taking and sharing the survey to anyone or any company that is currently using social and collaborative tools internally (for employees). We plan to complete and release the report in a few months time and it will be free for anyone to download. I personally hope that the finished product will become a valuable resource for employees and business leaders on the future of work. We hope to continue other such reports in the future.
This project would not be possible without four vendors who are underwriting the report. I encourage you to check out the products they offer and connect with them on Twitter. If you would like a personal introduction to any of these companies just let me know.
Central Desktop created a cloud product called SocialBridge which has features such as document and project management, mobile apps, workspaces, integration with third party apps, and much more. Customers include companies such as the American Red Cross, Career Builder, and WD-40. Connect with them on Twitter.
Citrix offers a variety of products in the enterprise collaboration space and you may recall that they acquired Podio not too long ago which offers everything from CRM to lead management to meeting planning to social collaboration. Citrix is probably most known for their GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar products. Connect with them on Twitter.
Moxie Software actually made headlines recently when they announced they were giving their product away for free. Their positioning is specifically geared around allowing employees to leverage the collective intelligence of employees to help customers. Moxie has the ability to create both internal and external communities. Connect with them on Twitter.
Atlassian is most known for their Jira product for project and issue tracking, and their confluence product which is designed for employee collaboration. Confluence features everything from a robust wiki editor to task management to mobile access and a robust ecosystem for third party apps. Connect with them on Twitter.
Click here to take the survey, and thanks in advance!
(Cross-posted @ Social Business Advisor: Enterprise Collaboration Strategy)