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.
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.
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.
It’s exceedingly easy to think about the Internet of Things (IoT) as a hardcore technology play, but it really isn’t.
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.
The dashboard. It’s something we’re used to seeing, whether as a casual blogger or a marketer at a midsized organization.
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.
The more complex the process, the lesser the chances of achieving high-performing results, as individual efficiency is inversely proportional to process complexity.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Companies will always need to work with external teams, whether that is clients, partner companies, external advisers, regulators, agencies or freelancers.
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.
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).
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.