I never thought it would happen. It’s too niche, I told myself. But I was wrong. Today, for reasons unknown, Twitter went mainstream at work. When I started I only knew one other person who was on Twitter. She’s the artsy type so that didn’t surprise me. I figured Twitter was mostly for those that enjoyed blogging and not the geeky IT crowd.
This got me thinking about how the work culture changes when the majority of the company uses Twitter regularly. Here’s what I think:
- Employee to employee email is reduced.
- Employee to employee instant messaging is reduced.
- Those who may be on the outside can suddenly be in the know
- The playing field is leveled. Titles don’t mean anything.
- Community is fostered.
It will be interesting to see how Twitter changes our culture at work. Maybe today was just an anomaly and it really won’t change much or people will use it for a week and then quit.
I for one hope it continues.