Bayer Material Science is implementing Lotus Connections. The intent is to provide tools to support people to collaborate better. Providing tools is one (small) part of the overall roadmap to success – it would be great to learn more about the BMS “Personalized WorkPlace Program” too – although in the context of collaborative working, I’m unsure as to the validity of the word personalized in the program title.
“Employees at Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) are using social software to create a “community” that draws together groups of individuals based on mutual collaborative focus, business need or interest. The company, which is part of the Bayer Group headquartered in Germany, chose IBM Lotus Connections to help improve collaboration and information sharing among its 14,300 employees worldwide.
BMS is using the solution in line with a Bayer Group-wide initiative, called the Personalized WorkPlace Program, to upgrade Bayer’s office and collaboration environment. With Lotus Connections, employees can more easily find experts in specific areas of the business and can collaborate on projects with coworkers who are located in different parts of the world, according to IBM.“