e-Volunteering: Sun Microsystems’ vision (Volunet report Pt. 2)

Adolfo Hernández, general manager of Sun Microsystems Ibérica explained last Thursday at Volunet his (company’s) point of view of what online volunteering is about.

Here come my notes (mainly a copy of some of his presentation’s slides ;)

e-Volunteer profile:

  • must feel comfortable working with ICT
  • is community contribution orientated (team working)
  • masters emotional intelligence
  • is able to work in multicultural and multinational environments
  • has no space or time barriers
  • leads (people, projectes) without authority but through his own skills (with “example”)

Profile of the e-Volunteer/NGO worker in the Information Society:

  • follows a continuous learning: is learning oriented
  • has a strong commitment: has an emotional line up with the NGO
  • is confident with the NGO and its mission
  • has a good comprehension/understanding of all the issues concerning the NGO activity

e-Vonlunteering must capitalize:

  • connectivity
  • innovation and knowledge
  • new e-talent
  • relationship with enterprises

Of course his point of view is quite enterprise centered and you could be talking about any worker within the Information Society, but this does not make his speech less valid :)

Volunet (2005)

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2005) “e-Volunteering: Sun Microsystems’ vision (Volunet report Pt. 2)” In ICTlogy, #19, April 2005. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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