Microsoft SharePoint: The Chandler Bing Effect
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I’ve just started at TSG, and I’ve found I’ve been having the same conversation with many people - friends, family, acquaintances etc.
The conversation normally goes like this:
Them: “So, how’s work?”
Me: "Great! I just started a new role."
Them: "[Long uncomfortable pause]......What is it you do again?"
It’s the Chandler Bing effect, no one has any idea what I do for a living.
I’m a Microsoft SharePoint specialist, and I’ve worked with SharePoint for a long time. However, it's very difficult to make people understand what SharePoint actually is. In the past I've been known to settle for, “I work in IT”.
I know the capabilities of SharePoint and I know how useful it can be to a business. The reason for the difficulty in summing it up is that SharePoint can do so much. It can fulfil a lot of business needs. There is however, a lot of techo babble and buzzwords out there which only adds to the confusion more.
If you’ve ever asked the question ‘What can I do with SharePoint?’ (and it’s a very good question), here’s a very short video of me trying to offer a decent explanation...
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