Culture & Competency

Qumu: Executives Are Concerned About Employee Generated Videos, But Have Never Seen an Inappropriate Video on the Corporate Network

Qumu released the results of a recent survey about the power, effectiveness, productivity implications, and appropriate use of video in the enterprise:

Qumu … announced the results of its April 2012 Business Video Behavior Project, which looked at the topic of Employee Generated Content (EGC) in the enterprise. In a survey of 240 managers and executives across a variety of disciplines, Qumu found that more than half of them (51.2%) are concerned that employees will upload irresponsible content to the company network, and 12% of executives even admit they worry about employees uploading embarrassing videos of them from company parties.

However, executives also report that the videos being uploaded to their networks are more effective than ever before. In fact, the study found that 100% of them have never seen an inappropriate video uploaded to the company network, and the top comments executives made about the employee generated videos they’ve seen are that they have been useful (38.2%) and appropriate (35.3%).

The survey reveals that co-workers’ videos are the most attention-grabbing. When asked who produces the most interesting corporate videos, co-workers topped the list at 45.5%. However, CEOs produce the highest volume of videos (51.4% produced by CEOs vs. 13.5% produced co-workers).

That’s not stopping workers from feeling that these videos have made them more productive though. An overwhelming majority (73%) say that employee generated videos have increased their productivity to some degree, and 81.4% of executives believe demand for such videos will only continue to increase.

This fear about something inappropriate happening is (a) commonly quoted, and (b) almost never seen in practice. The risk is being used to hold back innovation and new frontiers of productive collaboration.

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