The digitalization of SMEs has been greatly accelerated by the capacities offered by the Internet.
More than a simple process digitalization, in the sense of implementing the same procedures on a digital medium, the transformation we are talking about here is much more profound. More than an evolution, it is indeed a revolution with the appearance of new uses and new ways of doing things that were impossible (and unimaginable) with the previous tools.
The Internet has enabled the networking of billions of people, helping to bring down the banners of time and space. Connecting billions of people to one another has helped to accelerate the spread of information, knowledge and innovation. The Internet has made it possible to unify and develop collective intelligence on a very large scale. Access to information is no longer limited but, on the contrary, has become easily accessible.
At the same time, the Internet has given a voice to everyone and has enabled conversations on a large scale. The Cluetrain Manifesto, written more than 20 years ago, has never been so well named.
The Internet has contributed to making our environment incredibly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA).
This context puts organizations under pressure, and obliges them today, in 2020, to adapt to this new context. Where a few years ago it was still possible to foresee, define a plan, ensure its control and execution over several years, enterprises have no other choice but to adapt to this new environment. Agility is on everyone's mind. Becoming agile is no longer an imperative for just a few project teams, but for the entire enterprise.
This transformation does not only affect a profession or a type of activity, it is a transformation that affects work methods, business models and even the very meaning of what the organization is, its purpose.
The 21st century enterprise is an organization that defines itself through a collective project that has a positive impact on the world, federates its ecosystem, including its employees, partners and customers around its project. It creates the necessary framework and platform promoting collective intelligence, initiative and collaboration of all its stakeholders to move towards its purpose.
In this context, the corporate social network is the indispensable platform for building this new, more agile organization.
Deploying a collaborative platform is neither an objective nor an end in itself. It is a means to accompany a transition, a transformation of working modes to adapt to an environment that is increasingly faster and more complex, because it is ever more connected and more intelligent.
Therefore, the choice to deploy a collaborative platform is most often a decision at the highest level of the organization and aims to achieve greater agility, a stronger capacity for innovation, strengthen cohesion and develop a sense of belonging.
The Enterprise Social Network enables 3 major challenges to be met:
- Connecting the entire organization to develop cohesion and a sense of belonging. An agile organization starts by facilitating the connection between all its stakeholders.
- Facilitating access and information flow in all directions, not just top-down, but also across the board. Information is the fuel of collective intelligence.
- Stimulating collaboration and thus facilitating the work of teams through new approaches based on sharing, communication and collaboration in real time.
More concretely, the individual and collective benefits you can expect from Talkspirit are as follows:
- Less time spent searching for information,
- Less time spent in your mailbox (filing, archiving, being solicited, etc.),
- Easier to share documents, manage versions, etc.
- Less time spent in meetings (better sharing / synchronization),
- A more transparent organization with a better understanding of what is happening inside and outside the organization,
- Greater proximity to colleagues,
- A greater sense of belonging,
- A richer work experience in a more modern work environment.