|My social media collaboration board on Pinterest|
Pinterest is growing exponentially and people are finding unexpected uses for it. My daughter-in-law and her girlfriends are on a virtual spring break in Rio right now using Facebook to talk about it and Pinterest to show where they go and what they pack to wear.
I can envision uses for our teams. With the visual nature of Pinterest, you could upload your images of a workstation, visual control, or screen capture (that's what the image above is -- I couldn't find a way to embed my actual board here in Blogger). Then by combining images on a team problem or project board, you could use the comment feature and/or a conference call to discuss an issue with your team.
On my Virtual Factory Tour board, I found a video from Carvin Guitars about making a guitar on Kevin Meyer's Virtual Plant Tour page on Superfactory. Then I also found a video of Joe Walsh (James Gang, Eagles) talking about everything he wanted in a perfect guitar and showing the result of a lot of discussions he had had with Carvin so their design/manufacturing team could improve their product and make him a one-off guitar. This is great marketing, but also a great way for every team member, at any time since the video was made in 2008, to have a vivid experience with the voice of the customer. (Includes a little testimonial from Frank Zappa too.)
|Karen's Virtual Factory Tour Pinterest Board|
How can we use Pinterest to advance our work in lean and continuous improvement? I urge you to experiment. If you need an invite in order to join, contact me. The corporate counterpart, like Yammer is the internal Twitter tool, must be in development somewhere.
I think we have a game changer here. Let me know where your imagination takes you.