To inculcate the new way to drive performance by individuals, small teams and large global organizations, WorkSimple, a company that makes goals social and performance results-driven, is making performance communication part of the stream.
According to a press release, WorkSimple released Agile (News - Alert) Goals and Activity Stream, in which performance management takes advantage of the social features made common by consumer applications: Facebook-, Linkedin-, and Twitter (News - Alert)-like status updates, followings, and activities in real-time.
“The next generation of enterprise software will be employee-chosen and employee-driven,” said Ben Moore, CTO and co-founder of WorkSimple. “Employees are already picking their CRM and they are choosing Salesforce. In the future, employees will also choose their performance management platform, and it won’t be the larger HR/talent management vendors out there today. They will select a employee-centered platform like WorkSimple.”
According to Reuters (News - Alert), four out of five U.S. workers are unsatisfied with performance reviews and would like to see them to better reflect their work. WorkSimple’s social technology enables co-workers to collaborate around goals and follow people, teams, or the entire company in a way that is familiar to them.
Applications adopted by the employee-base leverage social and collaborative features: CRM such as Salesforce’s Chatter, project management such as Basecamp, file sharing such as Box.net, and communication such as Yammer (News - Alert).
“We’ve built WorkSimple with the employee in mind from the ground up to give teams and businesses the tools they need to drive engagement in their enterprise,” said Morgan Norman, CEO and co-founder of WorkSimple. “Organizations are quickly realizing that WorkSimple is enabling them to focus on innovation and creating business value in a way that traditional HR software doesn’t do.”
WorkSimple helps workers keep their goals aligned with the team’s priorities, visualize goals and performance across the activity stream, and strengthen the gaps in feedback between colleagues and managers. Mandira Srivastava is a TMCnet contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Rich Steeves