When I came to Jive in 2014, I was taking a gamble on this tool called Jive because I thought it could change the world. I still believe that collaborative tools like Jive can change the world via the way we work together. And it's this belief that I take with me as I leave Jive/Aurea on February 9.
Let's reminisce for a moment. This community has come a long way in the last (almost) four years. From a rag-tag collection of places managed by a large group of people, we've elevated the look and feel through several redesigns, conducted many upgrades and updates, reduced our key places and improved the community structure, focused the conversations and became clear on our purpose. The result is what you see here today in AureaWorks.
Being your community manager has been one of my greatest pleasures. Serving you and trying to make the community experience as enriching for newcomers as well as experienced members alike has been challenging and rewarding at the same time. I hope that I've made your work-lives better as well as a result.
The acquisition by Aurea brought significant change for Jive and this community has rolled with it. We've added new business places and will continue to add places over the next few months. We are adding support staff every day and have plans to improve our support process for you across Aurea.
What's next for me. Most people don't mention where they are going when they leave but I want you to know what I believe in and what's next for me. My vision for the next phase of my career is shaped by Jive and its various mottos throughout the years.
I want to revolutionize how work gets done
using the power of human connection as fuel for the fire.
And I've got a company that I believe can truly make an impact in the world to put my personal power behind: Agilent Technologies. Before coming to Jive, I worked for Agilent, a company that produces innovations in life sciences, genomics, and chemical analysis. I'll be going back to a company that I consider home.
My final words of wisdom. Nothing is static. Evolve with change. And while change can be a bumpy ride, often we are led to some really great places as a result. I'm leaving you in great hands with Sarah O'Meara and Kosheno Moore. They will carry on the torch for me. And who knows, you might see me around here in the community. I'll be a power user of Jive at Agilent and could need your advice someday!
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