WorkSimple Launches Social Hub for Managing Business Goals
The thought has always been that smaller companies were generally more nimble, and could adapt to industry changes faster than large companies. But the process of communicating company goals, and the ability for large organizations to shift goals, and communicate these changes to the people on the front lines of sales and customer service is now easier. This could change the perception that smaller companies are better at dealing with change. The same way social media has transformed the way people communicate in their personal lives, WorkSimple, a social performance platform company, has released new tools that could change the way companies set, manage and report on goals in much the same way.
The new product Focus Boards, which is available in both free and paid editions, allows companies to manage goals within their company from a lightweight, collaborative, and easy to use interface. The new visual dashboard lets employees and management alike see all goals, as well as the social activity around those goals in one place.
The idea is that managers can go in and set a 'focus' for their team in minutes. A 'focus' acts as the main goal category, and from there, employees can go in and create their own goals under specific objectives. So for instance, a manger can go in and create a 'focus' called "1 Million Uses", and from there let individuals update their own goals designed to reach the end focus. The visual nature makes it simpler to set company objectives, and follow the progress of tasks designed to meet those objectives than traditional off-site goal setting meetings.
"WorkSimple’s mission has always been to help employees engage around business direction. Focus Boards, Focus Profiles and Focus Details help companies drive engagement—and results—at even higher levels,” said Ben Moore, co-founder and CTO of WorkSimple. “Management can communicate a new company or team Focus in minutes, thus alerting everyone in real-time as old priorities shift and new priorities arise. WorkSimple is showing that Human Capital Management software can be used, loved, and adopted by every worker.”