“We believe that when everyone is connected, great things happen in terms of productivity – and when you give a voice to everyone, ultimately it creates a different type of organization.”
– Julien Codorniou, Workplace by Facebook
Today, it is easier than ever to connect digitally with others around the world. Within the workplace, for those who sit in front of a computer, this is a straightforward task. However, how can the millions of employees who don’t sit at desks connect digitally with the rest of the organization? Thanks to the vision of forward-thinking leaders, frontline workers are leapfrogging to a new generation of communication and collaboration tools.
In October 2016, Facebook officially launched Workplace by Facebook, with a mission to connect the previously unconnected. VP, Julien Codorniou, explains how its new platform has been able to successfully connect factory workers, holiday reps and baristas with the wider business.
Oxfam, an early adopter of Workplace by Facebook, comprises a confederation of 17 member organizations, working in more than 90 countries, and aspires to work as one digital workplace. Oxfam America’s Neal McCarthy tells us how it is transforming the way its employees share information and knowledge, and how these learnings are being used to help Oxfam reach the very people it’s trying to help.
Show notes, links and resources for this episode:
Workplace by Facebook
Digital Nations Group
DWImpact Podcast (episode 11): Can Knowledge Management save the world?