I found a great article this morning about social business and how you can make your business more social. Here are four ways you can get started now. While most of these don’t really apply to my personal business I can definetly see how the companies I used to work for can improve their social business.
- Is there something you can do about your location to make it fun or interesting for people to just hang out there?
- Can you provide something for customers that they can share with their friends?
- Are there people in your business that are natural conversationalists and social butterflies? Can you put them in constant contact with you customers?
- Are you standing in the way of letting employees enjoy each other company? What can you do to put them together in interesting environments?
I think for me the biggest blocker is high cubicles. I used to work in an environment with low open cubicles and we were a very social group, we worked together and solved most of the major issues together. As a whole we worked as a team and played as a team often going out to lunch together. In another instance I worked at a company with very high cubicles which makes me fill isolated, my job doesn’t require any face-to-face contact so I often spend the entire work day in my cubicle. I don’t feel like part of a team and rarely see my coworkers through out the day. At this company they do have “social” areas with couches, pool tables and hockey tables.
I hope that matter where my business goes that I will be able to keep the lines of communities open with my employees and customers. If I do decide to open a store front for LaLa Baby, I hope to make it a social environment to help create a since of community among mothers and their children.
You can read the complete article at Social Media Explorer.
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