The Minneapolis, St. Paul Business Journal ran a great article this past Friday on Best Buy’s employee social networking site blueshirtnation.com. It’s one more example of Best Buy’s visionary approach to HR. By using technology to creatively solve HR pain points Best Buy has become a thought leader in employee relations.
Another example of Best Buy’s forethought is its Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) experiment where employees set their own schedules and work where they want. That venture was successful enough to result in a spin-off – CultureRX.
Perhaps we’ll soon see a spin-off from the creators of blueshirtnation.com. At the very least, let Best Buy inspire you to create a new solution to solve a work environment pain point. Then rethink the out-of-organization potential your idea might hold.
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