“Social networking is taking its place among the corporate strategies of a growing number of companies. Manufacturing businesses are no exception. In fact, some of the world’s better-known companies are plunging into the social networking scene in a big way.
“In-house experts, with their specialized knowledge and skills, could be invaluable to both colleagues and managers. But often workers who could use their help in other departments and locations don’t even know they exist.
Talk about a waste! Because of an inability to tap expertise, problems go unsolved, new ideas never get imagined, employees feel underutilized and underappreciated. These are things that no business can afford anytime€”let alone in this tough economic climate. Which is why so-called expertise-locator systems have become a hot topic in corporate IT.”