Category: Management

Lessons from the Field: Answers to Yammer Customers About How to Effectively Use Enterprise Social Media in the Serendipity Economy

Social Media in the Serendipity Economy. The following questions were asked during the Yammer Finding Value in Serendipity Webinar held, February 28, 2012 [No longer available. Yammer is now part of Microsoft.] The Storify tweet trail was mined for this report [Storify has ceased operations]. Yammer posted a blog about the paper and the webinar.

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How are my books, Listening to the Future and Management by Design, Related?

A little history of Listening to the Future and Management by Design and how they are related. Listening to the Future isn’t so much a book idea as it was a repository for a number of ideas I was already working on at Microsoft.  Scenarios lie at the core of Listening to the Future, the.

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5 Reasons Best Practices Suck

Best practices are like vampires that can suck an organization of productivity, drain its creativity, and bleed its initiative. I’ve helped IT departments from automobile manufacturing companies merge. I’ve also helped banks and Internet companies merge. In all cases, I watched people who were, weeks before, like many other of their species, seeking best practices,.

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More Collaboration Means Less Collaboration Software

I was reading a post this morning that asked the following question: More BI Packages Add Collaboration: Who Needs It? (http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/bi/231903450?cid=nl_IW_daily_2011-11-21_html) Good question. Organizations need to focus on deploying a set of collaboration tools that connect with other technology, not collaboration tools within other technologies. People only have so much time, and there are personal.

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10 Forces Shaping the Workplace of the Future

10 Forces Shaping the Workplace of the Future article out in Talent Management Magazine.

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Thinking Like a Strategist. Perspectives on Research.

When a large organization tells me that they have "confirmed their strategic position with research" I am immediately skeptical because that sentence doesn’t provide me with enough information. I dig a little deeper by asking a not so simple question: Was this research conducted after you decided on your position or before? This question is.

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Management Maxims From Kim Kardashian, Communications Genius

Kim Kardashian knows how to stay on message, to amplify that message through partners, and to make everything look beautiful. Here are 10 lessons from her communications juggernaut that managers should adopt to make their initiatives succeed. Read my full blog post at Fast Company leaders: http://www.fastcompany.com/1778432/management-maxims-from-kim-kardashian-communications-genius    Post promoted at Fast Company on iPad.

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What’s The Next Big Thing in Education: Qualified Assessment tied to Brand?

Cross-posted from Learning Reimagined Marc Perry in the Wired Campus blog on The Chronicle of Higher Education site discussed yesterday (8/31/2011) how Southern New Hampshire University is exploring the next disruption to the disruption of online learning (see Online Education Is Everywhere. What’s the Next Big Thing?). This line of inquiry reflects a very strategic.

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How to Avoid Negative Impacts of Social Media At Work

CIO just published an article titled: 4 Ways Social Media Improves Work Productivity (and 3 Ways it Doesn’t) which includes the following positive items: Find information faster Improved professional networks Stress relief Improved teamwork I buy all of those. At their core is the key objective to use the available tools to improve work outcomes..

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FAA Needs to Design Work Experiences to Avoid Fatigue

At the core of Management by Design are the elements of design: Policy and Practice Technology Space As reported in this AP story (Solution for fatigued aviation workers eludes FAA) the FAA is failing on the policy and practice side, and it is putting passengers at risk. They need to address the very real issues.

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