With this new year, you may be looking frantically for a new way to improve your organization’s competitiveness, talent, staying power, and smarts. You’re not alone. When senior leaders of a giant materials manufacturer realized their people were not innovating
Social Business by the Numbers
Seeking the source of a specific statistic that I included in a talk? In followup to my list of websites with data relevant to social business, many people have asked for pointers to interesting data about social media, social business, and engagement.
May I Borrow Your Job?
Use job exchange programs to improve organizational productivity, improve your business culture, and help everyone learn.
Baseball, Big Data, And Learnings From Advanced Analytics
Analyzing the massive explosion of baseball information capitalizes on a growing trend toward “big data,” the tools and processes to harness insights found in gigantic data sets. A project to uncover Twitter sentiment around the 2011 post-season play provided an example of how the sheer amount of information need not outstrip our capacity to manage or access it in useful ways.
…This vantage point will guide my keynote at the 2012 HR Tech conference entitled, “How HR Can Drive the New Social Business.” This is a conference I’ve participated in for years because human resources stereotypes blow out quickly. People pump ideas, practices, and extraordinary energy. No single event I’ve attended has as much fuel.
The Rise of Social Everything
Within five years, I predict, the word social will seem as cliché as synergy feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. What
Make the case for social business
[Updated January 27, 2014] I speak with many organizations about the benefits of social business in the workplace. My talks are sprinkled with statistics about our changing world. There are far more interesting numbers and resources than I could ever