This CNN video news shows an interview with a Netflix Spokesman, who speaks about Netflix' unlimited vacation policy. About 600 salary employees at Netflix can take as many days of vacation as they want and whenever they want it as long as their work is covered and they communicate with their managers. Netflix believes this policy promotes new ideas and represents Netflix' innovative culture very well. How would like to work for a company that has an unlimited vacation policy? Will employees abuse this policy? Do you think this policy works?
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