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A prototype to increase social networking between staff: A web application for companies
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Companies and organizations are predominantly divided into several departments. The departments are generally isolated from each other since the members often work with different projects internally and are constrained from socializing with others outside their department. Therefore, as a result, lack of social engagement within the departments and organizations is induced[1].

The focus of this study is to develop a web application and implement it at a company to encourage staff to socialize more within the company. The web application, whose primary function is to register a user’s interest of lunch, is eventually expected to match a colleague who also has applied for a similar interest. The work follows a design-implement-test methodology with a quantitative interpretation of the test results. Conclusively, the results indicate that the developed web application can be interpreted as a potential tool and aid for utilization of larger companies and organizations. The results also show tendencies for the users to reutilize the application, hence possibly encouraging the social networking within the company.

Abstract [sv]

Större företag och organisationer delas ofta upp i flera enheter med spetskompetens inom olika områden. Dessa enheter blir ofta isolerade från varandra, där anställda ofta arbetar med olika projekt internt och förhindras att socialisera med andra utanför sin enhet. Som resultat leder detta till social segregation inom organisationer[1].

Fokuset på studien är därmed att utveckla en webbapplikation och implementera webbapplikationen på ett företag för att uppmuntra anställda att socialisera och nätverka mer inom företaget. Webbapplikationens främsta tillämpning utgörs av att en användare anmäler sitt intresse för lunch för att sedan slumpas ihop med någon annan kollega som också har anmält intresse. Studien följer en design-implement-testmetod med en kvantitativ tolkning av resultaten. Resultaten av studien indikerar på att den framställda webbapplikationen är ett potentiellt verktyg och hjälpmedel för bruk av större företag och organisationer. Undersökningen visar även en benägenhet att användarna skulle kunna använda applikationen igen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 42
Series
TRITA-ICT-EX ; 2017:110
Keyword [en]
Social networking application, Social Networking, Social interaction
Keyword [sv]
Social interaktion, Social nätverksapplikation, Socialt nätverkande
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-222372OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-222372DiVA: diva2:1181183
Subject / course
Information and Communication Technology
Educational program
Bachelor of Science - Information and Communication Technology
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Available from: 2018-02-08 Created: 2018-02-08 Last updated: 2018-02-08Bibliographically approved

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