Just a quick shout out on your new Jive-n site going live, after having your Jive-x site live for a couple years now!
Loved the screenshot that was in the news today so wanted to share in here for everyone to see as well.
And of course props to our partner, 7Summits, on supporting the design and implementation of Plex's company-wide collaborative work environment. Great work as always!
Jive community, please join me in congratulating the Plex team, and Plex team if there's any additional info or tidbits you'd like to share about this new community please do. Hopefully you'll be able to connect with even more of your peers here in the JC.
A great read for all my internal community homies, particularly those who are struggling with executive engagement. So, basically everyone. Link in the title for reference.
April 2015 | byArne Gast and Raul Lansink
New lessons are emerging for executives striving to harness the power of social media in the cause of wider employee participation. Clearly, there’s more to success than just investing heavily in the latest Enterprise 2.0 technology platforms. Large-scale engagement of the workforce requires, first and foremost, a firm grasp of organizational culture and its social dynamics, a psychological understanding of what triggers new behavior, a determination by management to loosen if not relinquish its traditional top-down approach, and an ability to demonstrate how digital activities complement offline or other real-world events.
Those attributes are often absent, so we find that many companies struggle to maintain the momentum of initiatives to encourage broad- and digitally based employee involvement. Indeed, that’s true whether these efforts focus on the formulation of strategy, transformational change, customer service, or other business contexts where fresh ideas or new ways of working are needed for competitiveness. Some initiatives fail to “mobilize the masses” to any significant degree, dissipating energy and effort as the message gets stuck in middle management. Others get going but never reach the organization’s perimeter, thereby missing an opportunity to collect valuable feedback and ideas from the front line.
Here we present four specific approaches to the creation of what we call digital “hives”—electronic hubs bristling with collective activity and designed to solve a particular problem or set of problems, to drive new habits, and to encourage organizational change (exhibit). Digital tools to facilitate networking and collaboration propel these “horizontal” cascades, which at their best can weave new patterns of engagement across geographic and other organizational boundaries. In this way, they make it possible to have new conversations around problem solving, unlock previously tacit knowledge, and speed up execution.
Digital hives facilitate a collective approach to problem solving.
I hope that, same as last year (Next generation user support and training in Jive) you didn't take this too seriously. If anyone wants invest in this, please contact me for our consulting rates. That being said, this wonderful VR Client for Jive actually works, if you want to try it out. If you have an Oculus I can send you the build for it. Now, back to old fashioned web UIs. Next year on April 1st watch out for for my Tinder integration to Jive.
I'm using Comic Sans....in pink!
User Interfaces fascinate me. There is so much potential in going beyond grey forms, input field and buttons. Even though I don’t have formal training on the topic, I like to dabble in it.
I don’t have proof, but I am still pretty confident, that my 2010 app for a tile based UI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc8zCQFrO6g) inspired the Jive UX team to build the tile based browse UI elements.
(Guys, there is no shame in admitting this, just buy me a beer the next time I am in Portland).
So this, is why this new UX paradigm excites me beyond belief:
For too long the Jive user experience has been confined to browsers and mobile devices. It is time to bring things into the 21st century with VIRTUAL REALITY!
Think about it, HTML was invented in 1993! We were playing StarFox on the NES back then, and though that Whomp! There it is! was a cool song.
So building user interfaces in HTML in 2015 seems so outdated.
In SecondJive we have rebuild the Jive user experience from the ground up with an immersive virtual reality user experience. The UI can be used on a regular PC or Mac, as well as most mobile devices. See the download links below.
However, the UX really shines if you use it with proper hardware. We support Oculus VR headsets for visual immersion and the Microsoft Kinect 2 for gesture recognition and interaction.
Your avatar upon entering the community
Relevance of groups and spaces can easily be determined by the height of the building.
Active communities are marked by fireworks like the one on the right
The group HUD displays relevant information about the group. You can enter a place by clicking on the building
Taking the term “Theming” to a whole new level
The group owner awaits you and offers guidance. A shout out to Ryan Rutan
Much cooler than clicking the “About this group” link in Jive
Best Jive profile ever
In upcoming releases we will make the interface multi-user compatible. Rather than writing boring discussions or direct messages, you will be able to interact with your colleagues “face to face” with their virtual avatar. We hope that you will join us on this wonderful journey.