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That’s why I am so excited to be part of EnterpriseJungle, which was established to introduce you to people you should already know, but don’t. Intuitively and proactively connecting people whose current projects, industries, location, influence, and aspirations align, it helps build effective and meaningful relationships between like-minded people.
How often do we feel that we hardly know the person sitting in the cubicle next to ours, let alone someone sitting in our company’s Hong Kong or Sydney office? Yet, unbeknownst to us that colleague could have expertise and connections that would be of great importance for our next project. Workforce access to information, knowledge, and opportunity has direct correlation to productivity, retention, and employees’ passion for the enterprise they work for.
Most social networks are designed to connect people with their peers or colleagues, but EnterpriseJungle takes it one step further: This social discovery platform finds connections between users they didn’t know they could make. EnterpriseJungle, which is integrated with LinkedIn, leverages a person’s LinkedIn contacts to create an individualized network of colleagues. The best way to introduce new people is through mutual friends, says James Sinclair, EnterpriseJungle’s co-founder. And EnterpriseJungle steps in and assumes the role of a friend who is ready to make the proper introductions.
Named Enterprise Jungle, the website claims to help companies maximise the skillsets of their workforce by identifying employees who would work well together by pulling data from their LinkedIn public profiles, such as common interests or projects they have worked on.
Enterprise Jungle is still in its alpha phase but is being used by a handful of large corporate customers. In a nutshell, it helps companies derive optimal value from their workforce by connecting employees who would work well together. It also helps employees succeed by connecting them to people in their network who have worked on similar projects in the past and might be open to collaborating.