EMC ONE (Our internal community) is one year old this week... It sure as heck doesn't seem like it's been a whole year.
The milestone prompted me to take a look @ the current user stats. We're just shy of 8k active participants and are growing at a clip of about 150 new folks per week. During an average month, EMC ONE sees over 19k unique visitors. I'll be conservative and say we've managed to get about 25% adoption across the global workforce. Good stuff indeed.
While I couldn't be happier with the progress to date, it somewhat feels like this journey has just begun.
Getting folks to stick a toe in the pond is the first step... And it's a big one. But we will not fully realize the power of Social Media until we embrace 2.0 behaviors and establish a high degree of proficiency across the enterprise.
Sam Lawrence over @ Jive provided his thoughts on the evolution earlier this week. I'd like to think we @ EMC are somewhere between the digitizing phase and the behavioral change phase. We've come a long way - but still have some work ahead.
When our core behaviors change - when we're able to take traditional meetings online, when we stop putting so much valuable knowledge into email repositories only to be lost forever, when we begin to co-innovate in real time using the digital tools at hand, when we finally realize the POWER of the collective social computer - that's when we'll start to see the true value of SM in the workplace.
I hope this doesn't come across as a negative. I've spoken with enough peers and at enough industry events to know we've made some amazing progress in this space. Rather, I'm humbled by - and excited by - the next phase of this journey... And look forward to being a part of the evolution.