Collaboration is not new it has been there from the time human civilization came into existence. Our social nature helps us to collaborate with ease and get our work done faster. This holds true even in the 21st century, in this digital era, take the case of social networking sites like facebook, twitter or linkedin. They have all helped us in some or the other way to connect us to our friends and family, share ideas, exchange information and stay connected. Many CIOs have now wakened up to the idea that this collaborative social platform can be used in the professional business environment to tap the latent knowledge of employees.
The social collaboration network increases internal communication, knowledge sharing, productivity of the work, employee engagement and their effectiveness. Recent survey by Mckinsey states that there is billions of dollars worth of knowledge and productivity can be unlocked by the proper use of this social technology. This is a huge opportunity for business and a unique opportunity to explore this new segment of social collaborative platform. Enterprise collaboration is not all about saving and making money for the organization but it is more than that. It is about creating a unique culture that you will create in your organization, the infinite value that you will create for your customer and shareholder.
In India the market for enterprise social network is steadily gaining momentum and uKnowva is a one of the most prominent name. uKnowva helps organization to exploit the tacit knowledge of the employees by capture it through forum based tool called knowledge. Employees can post their queries get answer from others in the network, share opinions and more. The companies those who have implemented social collaborative network have seen tremendous growth in various key performance indicator. Irrespective of the nature of the business uKnowva offers a solution to various business problems. The premises for enterprise social collaboration being same as the one people use in their personal lives it offers them a familiar platform and hence increases the adoption rate.
In the coming days the demand for this kind of software will only increase as Gartner has predicted that by 2016 the market for Enterprise social collaboration will grow by $ 4.5 Billion and that’s an impressive growth. Apart from being a “office facebook” kind it will solve many pressing business problem which our current software is not able to solve.