Earlier this week, we were approached with a challenge. Namely, how to enable rapid communication between a CEO and his work force. Many of the staff work in the field, without ready access to fast internet communication links.
One of the senior managers had heard of 'podcasting' and suggested it as a mechanism for consideration. We gave it some thought and adapted the principle of using audio into a workable solution for rapid dissemination of the CEO's message.
Rather than simply being a one way process, I came across a novel 'voice to text' technology called Spinvox. It facilitates people being able to call into a pre-determined number, then deliver the transposed message in text format to an email account. Right now, just investigating how the written feedback might be text mined to draw out the broad themes.
It's an exciting overall concept and one I believe could be applied in other circumstances. Click on the thumbnail to see the overall model.