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Adi Gaskell07/30/14
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Social media breaks are great (but only for Millennials?)

Whilst social media usage at work remains a bone of contention, with executives reporting that they are not very keen on employees using it at work, despite doing it a considerable amount themselves, there is a clear sense from studies that taking social media breaks is a boon for productivity.

Mark Morrell07/30/14
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Looking under the intranet bonnet

When you buy a brand new car, what is it that impresses you first? Is it the colour? Maybe the shape? Or the style of the interior? That is what a new intranet can be like; a good design, nice graphics and maybe some dynamic images that catch your eye.

Adi Gaskell07/30/14
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Detecting potential bias in the wisdom of crowds

The wisdom of crowds is one of the more robust theories to have emerged in the social sciences in recent years. The concept, which gained popularity with James Surowiecki’s book of the same name, has underpinned much of the growth in areas such as open innovation and crowdsourcing.

Jive Community07/30/14
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JiveWorld14: Gather 'round the fire, Boot Campers!

Remember back when you were a child and you heard older kids talking about summer camp and how fun it was?

Adi Gaskell07/30/14
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What separates a good MOOC from a bad one?

When you’re looking to gauge the success of anything, the process depends very much on the metric you use. Statistics can be manipulated to say pretty much anything you want, so deciding upon an appropriate measure of success is crucial. For MOOCs, that metric has typically been the completion rate for a course.

Alex Strike07/29/14
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9 Tools and Resources for Writing Effective Blog Posts

A list of mobile applications, extensions and online resources to help bloggers generate a top-notch content for their websites.

Adi Gaskell07/29/14
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Give employees control and watch productivity blossom

When it comes to understanding why we do things, the open innovation world has given us quite significant insights over the past few years. That in itself should not be surprising. After all, there are typically no, or at least few, extrinsic factors involved in participation. There is no boss standing over peoples shoulders coercing performance out of people.

Christopher Taylor07/29/14
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Don’t spread omni-channel evenly…think mobile first

Omni-channel is a popular term and for good reason. The sources for customer, product, inventory, and many other kinds of data data are exploding, leaving marketers playing catch up with the expectations of their tech-savvy customers.

Adi Gaskell07/29/14
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Spinlister brings the sharing economy to bikes

The sharing economy has been a tremendous influence on a great many industries, bringing the ability for people to monetize under-utilized resources in all manner of different ways. As a cyclist therefore it was interesting to come across Spinlister, who aim to do the same thing, but for bicycles (and other outdoor sporting goods).

Hearsay Social07/29/14
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Over 9 in 10 life insurance companies have adopted social business

LIMRA the world’s largest association of life insurance and financial services companies, published new survey data this week revealing that 93% of life insurance companies had social media programs in place last year.

Adi Gaskell07/28/14
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The impact of interruptions at work

Interruptions seem a central part of modern working life. Whether it’s open plan offices or the influx of digital tools into the workplace, a distraction never seems far away. Indeed, studies have suggested that the average office worker is interrupted six times every hour.

Interact Intran...07/28/14
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Collaborative intranet tools you can even use on a train

Earlier this year CrossCountry shared a live tour of their intranet. it was amazing for two key reasons 1) Malcolm Cotterell and Kate Barnes are amazing, they do incredible work and are great to learn from and 2) I didn’t make a cheesy joke about trains and user journeys…I was doing so well.

Adi Gaskell07/28/14
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Crowdsourcing political activism

The Arab Spring was largely touted as the dawn of a new age of social media driven activism, whereby people would no longer require official channels to communicate and co-ordinate their efforts, with social and mobile platforms giving them a speed and reach that was hitherto unavailable to them.

Highq Collaborate07/28/14
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5 things about cloud software IT managers need to know

Technology is the backbone of how most organisations today run, yet IT departments are under increasing pressure to streamline their spending while increasing their output.

Adi Gaskell07/28/14
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How to transmit power through your words

It’s easy to believe that power and influence can be communicated via your status within your oganization, or perhaps the salary you earn.  A new study suggests however that power can be something much more under our own control. The study...

Adi Gaskell07/27/14
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Parking spaces and the crowd

The application of crowds for the efficient allocation of car parking spaces has been something of a hot topic in recent weeks. Central to the hubub has been a stir created by peer to peer apps MonkeyParking and ParkModo, who have both been embroiled in legal issues surrounding their operations.

Christopher Taylor07/27/14
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Marketing is leading the digital revolution

Every revolution has its vanguard. Throughout technology’s history, that vanguard has been the part of an organization willing to invest for one or both of two reasons: it is having significant trouble with the status quo or it has a compelling vision that things could be done in a new, better way.

Adi Gaskell07/27/14
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Eli Lilly bring gamification to drug development

There have numerous initiatives aiming to deploy gamification principles to scientific endavours in recent years. I’ve written about a few of these games on the blog before, with Phylo produced by McGill in a bid to increase the understanding of genetic research.

Adi Gaskell07/26/14
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Study reveals the key skills for workplace success

Earlier this summer a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit explored the skills required of recent university graduates, and whether they were entering the workforce with those skills or not.

Highq Collaborate07/26/14
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Solutions spotlight: Trademark portfolio management

This is part of our series of Solutions Spotlight blog posts demonstrating custom solutions that can be built within HighQ Collaborate using the iSheets module.

Adi Gaskell07/26/14
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Turning to the crowd to name newly discovered planets

Last year one of the more bizarre stories of the summer emerged, with news that a site had been created to help parents to name their baby. Of course, such sites are plentiful on the web, but this one was different in that it would essentially crowdsource the whole affair.

Adi Gaskell07/25/14
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Do doctors know what patients know?

For much of medical history, the physician has held all of the cards when it comes to information and knowledge. You would go to the doctor and more often than not have little information to accompany you, and little choice but to blindly follow whatever your doctor told you.

Highq Collaborate07/25/14
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Talk to investors, raise funds, and research the market in a single secure space

Investment funds come in numerous shapes and sizes. Mutual, pension, hedge, ETF and the list goes on.

Adi Gaskell07/25/14
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Using the crowd to improve GPS

Maps have been tapping into insights from the crowd for a little while now. Collaborate.org is one of the more adventurous attempts. The project, which was launched at the Future in Review conference last year aims to bring geospatial data to the masses via over 2 million different data layers that can be overlaid on top of maps.

Graeme Bodys07/25/14
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Delighted to announce….

We are going to USA in August on a for a 2 week trip for business development and investment. We will be meeting customers, new prospects & some investor meetings with venture capital firms.