Digitized Business, is it Possible?

What if all businesses became personalized on online social sites?

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My “adopted” parent, OR host parent, works from home and only sees his boss maybe four or five times a year. They communicate through email, phone or videophone. This “works great” for him as he travels periodically for business meetings. This has allowed him to gain more “visual” time with his family. By this I mean that working from home gives him more time to “see” his family, while still working and make up for the time he spends travelling.

NOW IF all businesses functioned through social media as much as was physically possible, what would be the result?

  • One obvious result is that there would be more time available to spend with the family.
  • Introverted people would EXCEL and feel less anxious as they would be physically separated from “POTENTIAL” overbearing colleagues and employers.
  • More money would be saved because there would be less need for buildings. Natural resources could be preserved as fewer materials would be required. There would be increased space and less damage to the environment.
  • Production would likely increase because less time would be wasted travelling to and from work each day. As a result there would be less pressure on our oil reserves.
  • Business would function on a personal level. It would be based on building relationships by connecting with consumers through social media sites. The new two- way interaction would gather more loyal customers. Tips and ideas could be shared from other followers and businesses would gain a reputable reputation or goodwill.


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  • This would encourage the fake phenomenon that has risen from using social networking sites. This phenomenon has occurred because we “trend” to project a perfect, edited version of ourselves. In the process we can lose our true self and identity and the society as a whole would lose their character.
  • Our society would become “super-introverted” and extroverted people would suffer and be wiped out. Because of the laws that govern the theory of survival of the fittest, and the sheer madness that would result due to the lack of one-on-one interaction.
  • There would be widespread job losses because of the breakdown of the national infrastructure. Many industries would become obsolete. The societal breakdown would encourage people to weasel their way out of being physically fit and active as they would use work as a crutch, and an excuse not to exercise.
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  • Workaholics would suffer the most as their problem would be magnified. This world would enable them to indulge their urge to constantly work, and families would be broken apart.
  • Generation Y is renowned for wanting everything they desire to be bigger, better, faster NOW. If work became so easy, we would lose the value of good work ethic.  Hard-workers that deserve better job opportunities would lose out to less deserving people that would milk the system. They would hide behind the façade they would be able to create, the image of the ideal worker. The loss of one-on-one face time would result in no use for any additional skills.

9 thoughts on “Digitized Business, is it Possible?

  1. Being an introvert, I appreciated the first half of the blog! But you make a valid point. Social networking has given people the opportunity to put up a disguise almost, a false front. This doesn’t help introverted people learn to socialize more and network more personally.

  2. When I started this class it felt like social networking forced introverts to become someone they were not and if they didn’t conform they would be left behind. But now I guess someone could use that as a brand attribute I’m still pondering on that one, whether it would work?

  3. Great graphics, great to gauge progress as the blog grows in clarity, intensity and substance…..don’t stop…talk about evolution in a positive way

  4. Evolution in a positive way?…nice I have had so many good suggestions i won’t be blocked for a while…my oral communication also requires me to blog too. I’m trying to come up with a new post every two weeks and grow from there

  5. This one brings out interesting points on both sides and what i really like is that it makes you think where you stand and what business environment is best for you in the sense of not settling for a comfort zone because you fear a challenge yet putting into consideration your character and what business environment you would thrive in. It is easy to join social networks and it almost has no consequences what it says about you when you are younger but now when you are closing in on your dream job, it’s worth analyzing the image of you that the social network is sending out.

  6. I was reading a scary article about how certain companies claim to have software that can crack Facebook accounts. There is essentially no privacy online and all records can be dated back by just looking at someones digital footprint. We definitely are getting close to living like “Big Brother” just through a different medium.

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