Restaurants in Asia often display their signature dishes on the window. This video, which was released at ABCNew.com, brings us to a plastic food shop in Japan. The costs of such “tasty” plastic food? $1,800 for a loaf of beef meat; $100 for a bowl of noodle soup; and $70 for a mug of beer. With such a high price tag, I would rather use iPad or videos even though these plastic food looks great. Probably that’s why plastic food is not that popular here in the U.S. What do you think?
Effective internal communications among employees are related to some desirable organizational outcomes, such as robust morale, a clear vision, low turnover, and high employee engagement. The question is what platform can serve the purpose. This ABC News video introduces “ Yammer ,” an exclusive internal communication tool for companies. A user must use a valid company e-mail address to sign up for an account. Once an account is validated, the user will be led to the company page that is pretty much like a Facebook page. The difference is that only the users whose e-mail addresses share the same domain can see the wall and communicate with each other. I have no question about whether Yammer could be a useful internal communication tool for companies, but I just wonder: how many social networking sites do people need for communication? Why people have to “create” so many platforms or channels for “effective communications”? To many people, Facebook is only for “friends,” whe