Bringing Games into the workplace can create positive, competitive fun that will invigorate team members of all ages. Take a quick poll of your community site teams and find out how many have played a video game of some sort in the past 30 days. Whether it is Words with Friends, Angry Birds, Call of Duty, or online arcade games, chances are that nearly all of your team members have engaged in gaming of some type recently. Why is that? Because it is fun!
For years the information coming out of the government relevant to our industry has been easier and easier to access. Many will remember the land before time, when the Internet didn't exist and access to government data meant microfiche and hours in dimly lit library corners. But today, the U.S. Government is not only great at data management and dissemination, but also really hip.
When we first met social media, we all loved all over it. Positive messages and love abound. But it seems that the shine is beginning to tarnish a bit and consumers are becoming more brazen in their attacks on companies using social media.
An interesting white paper written by Jonathan Naylor for Symantec Hosted Services about why employers should be monitoring employees' use of the Internet and email came across our desk today. Surprisingly, the points made were not only valid, they were eye opening.