Workplace by Facebook, Slack, and Sity are just a few of the platforms tantalizing the disruption of the employee experience. There is no question that enterprise software is in dire need of innovation, and as Aaron Levie, Box CEO, puts it best in an interview with Business Insider, "All of this momentum building for a new era of enterprise software and technology... is incredibly exciting to see."
Among the three listed organizations titling this article, there is one dominating the market (Slack), one with a big name brand (Facebook), and one that's brand spanking new (Sity). Let's take a look at how they're similar, and most importantly, how they're different:
An Interview with the Author of Disrupting Digital Business, Published by Harvard Business Review Press: Ray Wang Interviews with Sity on the Future of Work and What CHRO’s Can Do About It
R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. With viewership in the 10’s of millions of pageviews a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models such as digital transformation impact brands, enterprises, and organizations. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
An Exclusive Interview with HR Tech Though Leader Gerry Crispin: How Organizational Design Affects Real-Time Performance Management
Gerry Crispin, a thought leader of HR Tech, and one of the co-founders of the Candidate Experience (CE), co-authored eight books on the evolution of staffing and has written 100s of articles and whitepapers on similar topics. While Gerry's career in Human Resources spans more than 40 years, it is also quite broad and includes HR leadership positions at Johnson and Johnson; Associate Partner in a boutique Executive Search firm; Career Services Director at the University where he received his Engineering and 2 advanced degrees in Organizational/Industrial Behavior (Stevens Institute of Technology); and, General Manager of a major recruitment advertising firm even as he launched CareerXroads 20 years ago.
An Interview with David Hanrahan, VP of People Operations at Zendesk: Coupling Performance & Engagement
David Hanrahan is one of Silicon Valley’s HR innovators as VP of People Operations at Zendesk. After spending several years as one of Twitter’s Directors of HR, building the HR and Recruiting function at Change.org, he is now leading the vision and strategy around people at Zendesk. He has authored several works around strategic HR, including HR Tools Need to Flex Around the Culture, Manager Playbook, and several LinkedIn posts.
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