Walmart has signed on to Workplace, the enterprise productivity tool owned by Facebook, Workplace said in a blog post on Tuesday. The retail giant, the world’s largest with some 2.2 million employees, is phasing in the system, beginning with its Sam’s Club warehouse unit and a few other teams, TechCrunch reports.
Sam’s Club associates are sharing best practices by posting pictures of in-store product displays, Walmart is sharing company news such as corporate earnings and store visits, and various teams are using the tool to collaborate and manage projects, according to vice president of Workplace by Facebook Julien Codorniou.
“Translation features on Workplace have also helped increase communication at Walmart, facilitating better collaboration among associates in multiple geographies,” he said.
Last year Walmart CEO Doug McMillon promised that Walmart would make a concerted effort to be a better place to work, citing the boost in its minimum hourly pay, more flexible work schedules, and additional training and opportunities for career advancement.
Earlier this month, the retailer also said it would build a new corporate campus in hometown Bentonville, AR to house headquarters employees now spread around Northwest Arkansas — a project slated to take five to seven years to complete and aimed at facilitating teamwork. As Walmart partners with Workplace, the retail giant is also turning to state-of-theart tech to approach how its teams learn and interact. (Retail Dive)