A lot of my knowledge in this space is informed by my experience in starting a technology business and then subsequently working in the industry. My Birth of Enterprise Social adventure page capture’s a lot of that.
The social (and more recently, conversational) elements drive so much of what creates a great employee experience but there is much more.
A seminal piece I wrote captures much of the context of what drives employee experience: The Modern Organisation’s Hierarchy of Needs. It outlines many other factors. I also see the customer experience as an extension of the employee experience because, “what happens inside is reflected outside”. And the connection needs to be managed which is not something many do (the doodle above is a simple reflection of this view).
That’s probably because Employee Experience is a fairly recent concept although it is gaining much ground. It combines many elements that have been a round a while and I have extensive experience supporting customers with. These form the focus of my specialisation and mentoring.
- Community and Culture
- Connection with Customer Experience
- Creativity and Innovation (including business model innovation)
Recent posts touching on employee experience:
This week, Microsoft announced the launch of a new product called Viva (disclosure). Actually it is far more than a new product in many ways. It is also an attempt at consolidating technologies in the employee experience category as well as creating the category. It is also a shrewd leverage of the Teams as a… Continue Reading →
One of the first things a customer will question in a downturn, is where they can cut or reduce recurring payments or OPEX. They will look for any reason, rational or otherwise. Licensing commitments aside, if you are a SaaS business and have been doing your job well, they should find only reasons to stay…. Continue Reading →
On the path to the cloud, just as in life (as the Buddha would have us understand), one must submit our most cherished assumptions to rigorous questioning. We would make better decisions if we were clearer about the foundations of our own thinking. Cloud technology is a vast subject and this post tackles just a few… Continue Reading →
The automotive industry is scrambling to transform itself in various areas: green (move to electric); smart (move to connected), etc. Much is being driven by nimble startups like Tesla, unencumbered by legacy concerns. This post focuses on two two areas that could further drive the turnaround and may be even more important because they are… Continue Reading →