What Do You Want From Them, Inc. (WDYWFT) recently released a social networking tool for companies and young business managers: An online community that enables businesses to engage up-and-coming personnel, build relationships with recruits, and deliver an effective communication channel that harnesses current technology and cultural trends.
In today’s economy, young managers, typically 18 to 35 years old, often supervise employees who are much older than them. In response to this need for strong leadership at an early age, WDYWFT helps young managers learn subtle managerial skills, talk openly about potential shortcomings, and develop self-improvement methods. The WDYWFT name originated from a need to identify the source of the problem before taking appropriate actions.
From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across all industries, the WDYWFT platform allows a business to create its own web page within whatdoyouwantfromthem[dot]com.
Young managers can then access the private site for communication forums, social networking, mentoring, support, and various types of guidance. Issues covered include career advancement, conflict resolution, motivation techniques, and a host of other strategies that foster professional growth and maturity. For businesses, the benefits of the WDWYFT platform can include stronger training programs and lower employee turnover. Furthermore, WDYWFT provides a controlled environment that mitigates the distractions of more open social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
“We are very excited to bring this platform and online community to young managers across the country,” noted Anna Smith, Principal of WDYWFT. “By providing a forum for the free exchange of ideas and helpful advice, we hope to equip the next generation of business leaders with the support and inspiration they need to succeed.
We have the potential to create a sea change in how young managers are cultivated for growth,” she added.
Site members can create profiles, search for and connect with fellow members, blog, write forum posts, seek advice, contribute to a wiki-enabled dictionary, search job openings, and much more. Other site tools include mass email, e-newsletters, and messaging systems that enhance communication with, and among, community members.
WDYWFT also features special interest groups. For example, members can connect with other young managers in healthcare, marketing, restaurant & foodservice, retail, and a wide range of other industries. Members also can connect via geographic, age-related, and other commonalities.
What Do You Want From Them, Inc., was founded in October 2009 as a Delaware S-Corporation and has an office in Charlotte, NC.
Most recent developments: WDYWFT is proud to present its latest video – “Training new managers.”
* Scenario 1: new managers are not being challenged enough at work and change jobs often (due to lack of suitable training)
* Scenario 2: quickly promoted managers may lack emotional competencies that would enable them to be effectively part of a team and create organizational change.
Watch our latest video here: “Training new managers”
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