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Adi Gaskell10/01/14
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Why leadership should be a collaborative exercise

In social business circles, there is a strong disposition towards inclusivity in decision making. The notion is that when you involve people in decisions that effect them, then it is much more likely that they will be on board with any changes that are required.

Hearsay Social10/01/14
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Introducing Hearsay Social On the Air

As part of our ongoing commitment to serve the financial services community, we are excited to announce the launch of the “Hearsay Social On the Air” podcast.

Adi Gaskell10/01/14
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Is it intelligence or personality that matters?

It probably goes without saying that most organizations strive to attract the most talented people, whether it’s through direct employment, or more recently via open innovation challenges. It doesn’t always work out however.

Christopher Taylor10/01/14
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Internet of Things runs roughshod over business process

It’s exceedingly easy to think about the Internet of Things (IoT) as a hardcore technology play, but it really isn’t.

Adi Gaskell10/01/14
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Is the social business world fulfilling its goals?

The illusory superiority bias is one of the more common psychological biases to emerge in our working lives. For those that aren’t familiar with it, it suggests that we tend to think we’re an awful lot better at things than we actually are.

Steve Farnsworth09/30/14
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Creating The Perfect Content Marketing Dashboard

The dashboard. It’s something we’re used to seeing, whether as a casual blogger or a marketer at a midsized organization.

Adi Gaskell09/30/14
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What impact does being watched have on our behaviours?

There was a study published a few years ago that looked at ethics, and ethical behaviour at work. It came to the conclusion that the mere perception of being watched can prompt us to behave in a more ethical manner.

Comindware Inc.09/30/14
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Business Process Improvement: Putting Individuals at the Core

The more complex the process, the lesser the chances of achieving high-performing results, as individual efficiency is inversely proportional to process complexity.

Adi Gaskell09/30/14
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Using social networks to disseminate science and innovation

The past few years have seen a number of attempts instigated to try and uncover scientific discoveries that are largely being unused, and to disseminate them to people who can make use of them.

Michael Brenner09/30/14
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The 3 Factors That Drive Content Marketing Success

People ask me all the time how I find time to write and share. I have already shared some of my top tips in the above links and this older one.

Adi Gaskell09/29/14
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Paper outlines the rise in collaborative crowdteaching

The open source software movement has long utilized and promoted the open sharing of content and ideas. Developers would be encouraged both to share the work they’ve created, and of course to build on the work of others, thus creating a much more collective intelligence amongst the community.

Daniela Castrataro09/29/14
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Monitor, Respond, Update – Components of A Good Crowdfunding Campaign 5

In our continuing series of advisory blogs on how to run a good Crowdfunding campaign we address three key activities in any campaign – Monitoring, Responding and Updating

Adi Gaskell09/29/14
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Paper explores citizen science in a world of open healthcare data

There is a growing sense that opening up patient data, both to patients themselves and to researchers is a good thing, and the web has enabled various public and private data sharing initiatives.

Hearsay Social09/29/14
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Financial social business needs content marketing

Content is the fuel for social business. If you’re not sharing high-quality, relevant content on social media, then you’re not providing your audience with real value.

Adi Gaskell09/28/14
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NASA launch new crowdsourcing hub

NASA have undoubtedly been one of the more enthusiastic adopters of the various means by which an organization can tap into the crowd for insights and ideas. For instance, their CosmoQuest website sees the public join with professionals to try and spot craters on the moon from amongst photos taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Interact Intran...09/28/14
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Would you like a sneaky peek of other company intranets?

Intranets by their very nature are internal assets with only company employees having the credentials to access them, so when researching intranets to find out the good, the bad and the ugly you won’t find much to look at in the external world.

Adi Gaskell09/27/14
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Does collaboration increase motivation?

Employee engagement is at pretty perilous levels around the world, with a Gallup study earlier this year revealing that just 13% of employees are actually engaged in their work. It’s pretty awful, and since the publication of the data there have been numerous attempts to assess how that situation could improve.

Hearsay Social09/27/14
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3 ways advisors can use social media content to connect with clients

Sharing compelling content is the most effective way to engage an audience on social. The challenge is that there is an endless supply of material coming from every possible direction. At a certain point, it all just starts to sound like noise.

Adi Gaskell09/27/14
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Age related differences in employee motivation

I’ve written before about the important role self-control plays in workplace cultures, and especially in minimizing the prospect of an abusive environment emerging. A new study suggests that this key skill may be something that older workers tend to have in abundance.

Jive Community09/26/14
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Top 10 Activities at JiveWorld14

When flipping through my phone's photo gallery it's easy to tell what time of year it is: Christmas trees, fireworks, football season, and JiveWorld photos!

Adi Gaskell09/26/14
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Is workplace training a waste of time?

You would think that something of a silly question. After all, the professional training market is worth many billions of dollars, and a huge amount of time and energy is spent aiming to improve our employees capabilities. Yet, despite this huge amount of investment, there are still far too many employees who are poor at their job.

Highq Collaborate09/26/14
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5 ways to get external teams using your collaboration platform

Companies will always need to work with external teams, whether that is clients, partner companies, external advisers, regulators, agencies or freelancers.

Adi Gaskell09/26/14
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XPRIZE launch competition to boost 3rd world learning

The XPRIZE have undoubtedly achieved much in their relatively short organizational lifetime, but their latest open innovation challenge is arguably the toughest of the lot.

Shany Dembak09/26/14
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Convert More Visitors with Games

If you pay any attention to your website analytics, chances are good that you notice a significant disparity between the number of visitors your website sees, and the number of visitors that convert to something more (whether that’s a customer, client or something else).

Adi Gaskell09/25/14
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Do women really dislike competition?

Competition in the workplace is one of those topics that tends to succumb to a wide range of myths. For instance, it’s pretty easy to believe that competition is a bad thing for a social business. After all, it’s challenging to collaborate and share information with colleagues that you’re competing with.