It describes how a company called Serena Software has "Facebook Fridays"
The paragraphs highlighted by Tony are worth noting.
Despite my enthusiasm for Web 2.0 I'm really not sure about this use of social networking.
"Each Friday, employees are granted one hour of personal time to spend on their Facebook profiles and connect with co-workers, customers, family and friends."
“Social networking tools like Facebook can bring us back together, help us get to know each other as people, help us understand our business and our products, and help us better serve our customers-on demand. A corporate culture that fosters a sense of community and fun will ultimately help us get more done. Companies that do not embrace social networking are making a huge mistake.”
It's Friday, so you will network, you will use Facebook, you will connect with one another and our customers.
This initiative just doesn't seem right.
- What happens for the rest of the week?
- What if I don't want to mix home and work?
- What if I don't want to update my Facebook profile?
- What if I don't want a Facebook profile?
- What if I want a private life?
You will be "friends" because the CEO says so seems doomed to failure.
It's not team building, it's not creating a sense of community, it's not embracing social networking it's imposing it.
That's not how the world works