It is increasingly common for organizations to attempt to map the various movements and engagements their employees undertake.
I’ve been asked by a client to pull together a session looking at the future of career paths and career planning towards the end of the year. It’s an interesting assignment, and a theme in which I’ve made fairly significant experimental investments in the past few years (often to my wife’s considerable consternation).
Thought diversity is something that I’ve touched on a few times on this blog in recent times. When diversity is traditionally mentioned in a workplace context, it is usually done along identity based lines. There is concern that too few women make the boardroom for instance, or that ethnic minorities are not given a fair crack in recruitment scenarios.
Hearsay Social was recently invited by The Financial Services Forum to attend an event where Mr. Robert Taylor of UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was addressing the private banking/wealth management industry.
Each year the Drucker Institute award an organization that has exhibited the kind of innovative thoughts and behaviours that Peter Drucker himself would have been proud of. The award has been running since 1991 and this year received 687 applicants for the award, which offered the winner a $100,000 prize.
Email has been around well before the Internet took off as the pervasive technology that it is today.
Originally designed as an electronic replacement for the paper memo’s and reports that populated corporation’s pre the Internet era, the use of email today as gone far past what it was originally designed for – as an electronic asynchronous communication method.
Citizen science is undoubtedly one of the coolest applications of crowdsourcing at the moment. In my opinion, some of the best uses of the crowd have been via the various game like applications that exist. The idea is that rather than getting a few people to do a lot, as with traditional crowdsourcing, you get lots of people to do a little.
The dust has had some time to settle now on last week’s Nadellagate, and it’s left me thinking that the tech industry, and IT in particular, has a deeper issue of lack of a diversity of thought of which gender bias is just a symptom.
The Economist recently ran a piece whereby they explored the role of telemedicine in healthcare. Telemedicine is the basic concept whereby medical advice is offered remotely, usually via a video link-up. The concept has been around for some time now without ever really taking off.
Salesforce will introduce their Wave could analytics functionality at Dreamforce and along with it, an admission that analytics has been missing from their platform for some time. How they got this far without having more than a partner community is the question but at least they’re headed in the right direction.
Flexible working has become more acceptable over the years, but it still seems that being free to work from literally anywhere may be a little way off. Nevertheless, it was interesting to read recently of a new report exploring the best places to work for those people fortunate enough to have the kind of job they can do from anywhere.
I've never been to JiveWorld.
On top of that, I've never really attended many conferences either. Or traveled much. So it's safe to say that I have no idea what to pack for JiveWorld.
It seems that the world is rapidly waking up to the severe threat posed by the Ebola outbreak in western Africa. I wrote last week about the launch of a new open innovation challenge by USAID to try and come up with a new protective suit for healthcare workers.
Implementing tools and software rollouts to improve business and IT processes is a risky move, both financially and organizationally. Such implementations, when not considered with diligence and meticulous care, frequently end up providing the opposite of what management initially expects.
Social networks, of both the internal and external variety, often seem to be a technology that is striving for a practical and useful application in our workplaces.
Secure file sharing, external collaboration, project management and enterprise social networking.
As enterprise social networking has taken off, the notion of collaboration has increasingly been seen as a written thing. It makes a lot of sense, in that it allows conversations to be archived and searchable, thus hopefully creating both accountability and a knowledge base for others to tap into.
It might seem that a longer campaign is a better idea as it gives more opportunity for funding but this is very rarely the case. A sense of urgency and time pressure is generally helpful for all concerned.
The use of social on healthcare is undoubtedly on the rise, with a number of projects aiming to map and predict the spread of disease by monitoring social media output.
It’s funny to watch the hype around trends and technologies grow and shrink over time. What seemed like a critical need at one point quietly fades out and slips off the front page.
It’s pretty well known that innovating is hard for many companies to achieve. A big reason for that is that most of their profits are derived from being as efficient as possible with their main revenue driving products and services.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been asked what is the ROI of your enterprise social collaboration initiatives?
Crowdsourcing has been deployed in all manner of ways, with an increasing number of them being in political type applications. One of the more interesting is in monitoring elections.
Social media has been the answer that marketers have been looking for to elevate their efforts.
The rise in mobile healthcare is a topic that I’ve touched on a number of times on the blog over the past year or so, and the number of innovations in the field continues apace. A recent paper has highlighted how important mobile monitoring could be for fields such as Alzhiemers and Parkinson’s.