Just as there are numerous organisations proclaiming to be able to predict how or when content will go viral, there appear to be an equal number of academics who believe they can predict the movement of masses of people.
Back in the day when social task management tools were unheard of, managers scheduled team meetings to distribute tasks and/or check members’ task statuses.
I’ve written a few times recently about the kind of personality types one sees in organizations, and whether a social business might attract a particular type of individual. For instance, research has shown that conscientious people tended to be much more likely to look out for the group than their more individually focused peers.
When handling company crises, versatility is the name of the game. Versatility means flexibility, and flexibility in critical business situations entails effective communication among involved parties – staff on the ground, management, and support personnel. Needless to say, your collaboration tools for business can play an essential role in overcoming trying business circumstances.
Home shopping has come a long way since the early days of e-commerce. Whilst Amazon made hay with their delivery of reasonably straightforward products such as books and cds, it took much longer for food retailers to get into the swing of e-commerce.
Work isn't what it used to be. More workers are telecommuting from all over the globe via laptops and mobile devices – no longer is sitting in a brick and mortar office a requirement.
The use of games in the workplace is becoming increasingly common as a mechanism for improving behaviours. A problem exists however in scenarios that are niche enough to require a novel and unique game environment to be created. When such scenarios are substantial then the traditional gamification approach has struggled.
Recently I posted on how to develop an intranet strategy and about Jane McConnell’s report ‘The Digital Workplace in the connected organisation‘. So it is perhaps inevitable this post is about how you develop your strategy for a digital workplace.
The wisdom of crowds has obviously had a huge range of applications over the past few years, but one of the more interesting has been in the field of environmentalism.
We’ve reached a point where marketers agree that the way business is done has fundamentally changed. In almost every case, they’re ready to rethink strategies, tactics and technology, but most are struggling with how to make smart, durable, effective changes that don’t look like wasted effort in a few months.
It’s probably hard to dispute that the world is, by and large, a fairer place than its ever been. Discrimination, on whatever grounds, is now widely condemned. Whilst racial discrimination is frowned upon however, there have been a number of studies suggesting that our behaviours aren’t always aligned with our beliefs (at least our public ones).
Last February, in Paris, I was fortunate enough to catch Lee Bryant’s talk about how to approach the adaptation of Social Business within a company. I caught up with him a few days after #e20s to discuss this vision, and Post*Shift, a bit more in-depth.
This weeks Economist has a special feature on the changing interactions between the state and the private sector. It looks at various facets of the relationship, from competition law to direct state involvement. Two areas stood out for me particularly however.
Part 1 of our 3-part Gamification series was fantastic! If you missed it, you can watch it on demand. As promised we have more goodness to share with all of you, next up: Gamification 201: Winning with Gamification, A Guide to Success.
Last summer I looked at some German research that was exploring the role lighting played in our creativity at work. The study asked participants to solve various creative problems, whilst varying the degree of light available in the rooms within which they worked.
Sometimes a simple picture puts it all in perspective. Reading through National Geographic this morning, there was an infographic, Wiring the World, that captured the state of the world’s connectivity perfectly through IP address mapping. The yellow, orange and red areas showing concentrations of IP addresses are primarily located in Europe and North America.
It’s increasingly common for researchers to tap into the vast mine of data presented via the various social networks we all use. The most famous was arguably the exploration of social behaviour during the 2011 riots in London, where researchers looked to determine the role Twitter played in propagating the unrest.
The financial services industry is complex but it plays a crucial role in society.
So said Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih (@clarashih) alongside RBC Wealth Management CEO John Taft and Audrey Hendle (Senior Vice President and General Manager, Prospect Engagement and New Member Acquisition, American Express) during a session at LinkedIn FinanceConnect moderated by CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger
It’s been a good decade since Dan Pink proclaimed the rise of the Free Agent Nation, and whilst it’s far from clear that this shift in working patterns has fully materialised, it is hard to dispute that people are increasingly thinking like a company, doing as much as they can to enhance their personal brand and so on.
Crowdassets are becoming the key source of competitive advantage. We have said this for a long time now and it seems some of the bigger consultancies are catching on – at last. But do they really get it?
A couple of years ago, when MOOCs and their ilk were beginning to take off, I wrote a post exploring how useful such things would be for revitalizing learning in the workplace. After all, the traditional model of classroom based exercises had grown stale and tired.
Last week we proudly announced our partnership with Wedbush Securities, one of the nation’s leading financial services providers. Through this new partnership, financial representatives across Wedbush will be able to engage on social media efficiently and compliantly using the Hearsay Social platform.
It’s often said that we know less about the bottom of our oceans than we do the surface of the moon. Sayings such as that typically refer to the super deep parts of the planet, such as the Mariana Trench in the Pacific, which is said to be nearly 11km deep. It applies just as much to some seemingly better known waters however.
Ever wondered what makes people deeply immersed in online games, or any other types of games, for that matter? If you have found yourself hooked on games, you would be able to answer this question perfectly well.
The way information flows through your business is of fundamental importance if you hope to become a more social and adaptive enterprise. Nowhere is this more so than when working with your external collaboration network. After all, a major reason for collaborating with external parties is for the knowledge and insight they can bring to your operations.