GoDaddy Makes 5000+ Employees Feel Like a Small Team

 

We all know there's no question that Jive can play an integral role when it comes to employee culture. Granted, we still go back and forth when we ask ourselves the quintessential, "chicken or the egg" question for community managers: What comes first, the culture or Jive? One of my favorite JiveWorld16 sessions honed in on this question.

 

And the answer? It depends on who you ask. More on that here: What Comes First? Culture or Jive? (Employee Engagement and Communications Track)

 

For GoDaddy, it seems they had already established a sense of closeness and transparency that was easy to maintain back in their start-up days. But they were rapidly growing, on a global scale, and they wanted to maintain that spirit of a small team. So how do you make a company of 5000+ employees feel like a small team?  In anticipation of this challenge, they turned to Jive.

 

 

A Mosh Pit of Ideas

 

It's often hard for us to describe what Jive is to our company's and the role it plays in our companies' culture. As such, I've heard some really creative metaphors for Jive but GoDaddy provides the most fun one I've heard in a while: "Jive is a mosh pit the of ideas in our organization."

 

So here's a challenge to my fellow community managers: what metaphor do you use when you describe your Jive community?

Let's see how we creative we can get and give GoDaddy a run for its money.