colleague-friendship is a big problem in the factory. There are some workers who do not know the names of their roommates even though they have worked together for a long time. According to the editor of Southern Weekly, it seems like the workers do not treat each other as friends because they are always wearing the same working uniform and doing the same work everyday. This makes one to be looking at his own “mirror reflection”. They have no interesting topics to chat about so they don’t tend to become friends while working together. Thus, if a worker has difficulties or working pressure, he can’t share his feelings or seek someone for help to solve his problems.
I think the “mirror reflection” concept stated in this article speaks volumes about the need to have individuality within the workplace. Modern Social Media tools provide such ability with the Enterprise and makes up the core of the Enterprise 2.0 consultant model. However, it is key to recall that the tools facilitates the culture, whereas the culture dictates the adoption of the tools.