Facebook at Work is about to be deployed by a company known much more for play.
Club Méditerranée, better known as Club Med, reached an agreement with Facebook to launch its Facebook at Work offering to approximately 13,000 employees in more than 40 countries.
The company currently operates 66 “villages,” or high-end all-inclusive resorts, in 26 countries across five continents.
Facebook director of global platform partnerships Julien Codorniou said in a release announcing the partnership:
We believe a connected workplace is more productive and collaborative. Facebook at Work is a simple way for employees to work together and share ideas, and we are proud to be working with Club Med to truly connect all their employees across the globe, regardless of time zones, languages and devices.
Club Med chief digital marketing officer Anne Browaeys-Level added:
We are proud to be the first global tourism company to deploy Facebook at Work. Our mission is to please our customers when they stay at Club Med resorts. This mission feeds our employee culture, where we strive to be transparent, multicultural and innovative. We’re always looking for new ways of fostering this culture across the whole company. Facebook at Work is a user-friendly mobile tool that will be essential to contribute to pooling ideas and innovation at Club Med, creating a more productive workplace.
And Club Med senior vice president of human resources Sylvie Brisson said:
We work to make our colleagues’ everyday life easier. With Facebook at Work, we will be all connected in a more fluid way, favoring the cooperation on projects, ideas and propositions that each and every one will enrich–a new proximity for the company that also offers visibility to each collaborator.
Readers: Would you like to see your company launch Facebook at Work?