A Southlake company has found a new and fast way of saving money and time. Today, word spread quickly around the company about a Sumo Wrestling charity event at Sabre Holdings in Southlake, through an online social network called Sabretown. Theresa Davis, one of the employees, has a profile with her skills and hobbies.
But this is strictly for the 9-thousand Sabre employees allowing them to share ideas.
If you were looking for someone who speaks french, Just type it in... It makes emailing sound archaic. Cubeless General Manager Erik Johnson says, "It probably would have taken me several hours if not days of sending out emails cascading emails of people whom I knew might know the answer."
The popular technology used by millions who log onto MySpace, Facebook, and LinkedIn among others is catching on in the corporate world to improve workforce productivity and communication. Al Comeau is senior vice president of sabre holdings says, "We believe we saved a half a million dollars the first year."
In one case they needed a translator as soon as possible. "The answer that we got from someone was...I'm actually in montreal, I can be your French Canadian speaker, you don't need to fly me up, you don't need to pay my travel expenses."
Sabertown was such a big hit in just the first three months, now the software called cubeless is being used by other companies. Johnson says, "we had 80 to 100 companies contact us. It is just fun and that's part of the workday getting to know your co-workers and blowing off a little steam having fun doesn't mean you're not working it just means you're enjoying what you're doing."