Home > Blog > #PKMChat 2015-06-24 #WOL for Organizations with @Buffer

Time: New York Wed, Jun 24th, 4 PM ET, Paris 10 PM CET, Sydney Thu, Jun 25th 6 AM AEDT

Recap- Participants - Go to chat main page

Hashtag: #PKMChat

Dedicated Hosts: @pkmchat

Moderators: @brunowinck, @kneaver

Questions will come from @pkmchat, you may want to reply to @pkmchat to prevent your tweets to disturb your followers.

Venue: Twitter, your favorite tool

Dress Code: GIFs, Memes and pancakes are OK

See you there!

Can organizations adhere to Working Out Loud as entities?

Individuals can decide to work out loud and show their work at any time. Organizations can promote #WOL as practice for the members but can organizations follow #WOL concepts as a collective entity? @Buffer is a new company promoting innovating culture. Don’t be confused, we are not talking about the tools @buffer has to offer (and used by #PKMChat) but really about the company as a model of organization promoting transparency, remote teams, sharing happiness. For the sake of this chat @buffer could be doing anything unrelated to IT or social media, still it adds a special flavor as the founder is himself an interesting blogger on topics like productivity and on company culture. You may like this one https://open.bufferapp.com/inside-buffer-retreat/ . @Buffer pioneered transparency and telling their story from the beginning, sharing plenty of valuable information from business plan, hiring policy, what they use, do, effectively becoming a #WOL agent as an entity.   Do you have something to add, to contribute to this topic? You could, for example, participate directly to this topic by sharing links on our public Diigo group: https://groups.diigo.com/group/pkmchat PKMChat being about Personal Knowledge Management encompass Knowledge lifecycle in general. Our first chat was about learning, acquiring Knowledge. Our second is about sharing it. Weeks after weeks we will switch from one end of the lifecycle to another while exploring all the channels that could be used: social, formal, writing, videos. Feel free to suggest topics by tweeting to @pkmchat.

Curated links


  • Q1: How is @buffer aligned with the 5 elts of #WOL: visible, better, generosity, community, purpose
  • Q2: What would be the benefits of #WOL organizations for the community
  • Q3: Are there #WOL organizations? why (removed why not)?
  • Q4: #WOL is an outcome of leadership and team building. Your opinion?
  • NB: Questions are subject to change without notice.

Let's continue the discussion, join our Group on Facebook