Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Use of Facebook in organisations. Nobody dares to suggest it?

I just want to share this experience I had with you guys today.

I was at a meeting together with students and staff at my university. We discussed several topics. One topic that we had up was how to get students and staff to be more social together. People were throwing out the standard ideas like hosting a BBQ, A round at the pub and stuff like that.

A person suddenly said Facebook. Not the sentence "We could try out Faceboook". Just the word Facebook. Before the person had completed the word Facebook several people shouted out "GREAT IDEA!". And by people I do not mean just students, staff was embracing the idea as well.

After this was mentioned staff and students told about their Facebook success stories. One of the staff did also mention how other organisations were using it.

My big question when I left the meeting was: Why did nobody pose the idea earlier? Both students and staff seem to have background information as well as knowledge about it.

Is it hard to accept that Facebook actually can be a good thing inside organisations? Are we scared to post bold ideas ?

At least in this meeting it was one brave person spoke up with the idea.

The idea is posted "up the system" to higher level management. I will post back when something happens in this case.

Video with Guy Kawasaki about Entrepreneur ship

I found this video this morning with Guy Kawasaki

He talks about entrepreneur ship and how to create your start up . Very funny and a great deal of lessons that you could use in the future.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3755718939216161559

Saturday, April 26, 2008

How to motivate your project team

I have written a article on Helium.com again about "How to motivate your project team". It is a good run down both if you are a project manager or if you are a team member..

http://www.helium.com/items/1018706-motivating-members-roles-project

http://digg.com/business_finance/How_to_motivate_your_project_team

If you like it please digg it so you can motivate me to write more ;-) Have a nice day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008