As we enter the “teens” of the twenty-first century, we find technology playing an ever-increasing role in both our personal and professional lives.
One of the dominant trends that has become a part of our daily existence is the increasing importance of Social Media. What began as a way to connect and share information with friends, has grown into the most important mechanism for communication since the invention of the telephone.
Social media has played a role in some of the most significant events in recent years. The ousting of the Egyptian government, the on-going struggle for freedom in Syria, Presidential elections here in the US, coverage of riots in the UK; all of these things played out on Social Media platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and others. It is becoming obvious that social technologies are having a huge impact on our world.
It is also becoming obvious to companies large and small that Social Media is a phenomenon that is not likely to go away any time soon. But how do we make it work for business?
One way that savvy businesses have found to harness the power of Social Media is by updating their corporate training platform to a Social Learning Management System. A Social LMS brings one of the most powerful technology tools in recent years directly into the daily operation of any business. It offers the power of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in a way that benefits the entire organization. Just a few of the business advantages that a Social LMS offers include:
- Faster and more cost-effective training delivery
- Easier access to information
- More effective HR processes
- Better new-hire training
- Community building within the organization
- Mobile learning technologies
- Better connection to vendors and partners
- Localization of training into different languages
- Establishing a culture of learning
The business benefits of a Social LMS are nearly unlimited. Imagine the power of a fully connected and collaborative workforce. The isolation and ineffectiveness that many of today’s workers report feeling would be a thing of the past. Replacing it would be a culture of information sharing, connectedness and community. The technology that has so dramatically changed the political and social world in which we live can bring that same positive change to business.
TOPYX® is the Social LMS that allows companies to more effectively manage their training, information management and corporate communications – all from a single cloud-based platform. And the best part is that TOPYX can be implemented quickly and seamlessly.
Click here to request a free, personal demo of what TOPYX can do for your organization. It’s time to harness the power of Social Media for the benefit of your business!
Jeffrey A. Roth
Vice President, Marketing and Communications