My links of the week (weekly)


  • “Employment experts believe that working the traditional nine-to-five could soon become a thing of the past because of technological advances and changes to people’s working patterns.

    Workers will no longer be going to a traditional office, logging on to their PC and picking up the phone. Attitudes among employees will also shift alongside these technological and social changes, with many people in the future not wanting to be tied to one working environment.”

    tags: Smart_Work

  • “Tremendous forces are radically reshaping the world of work as we know it. Disruptive innovations are creating new industries and business models and destroying old ones. New technologies, data analytics and social networks are having a huge impact on how we communicate, collaborate and work. Many of the roles and job titles of tomorrow will be ones we’ve not even thought of yet.”

    tags: Smart_Work collaboration

  • “A new study by Softchoice, a Toronto, Ontario-based technology solutions and managed services provider, confirmed unified communications (UC) and collaboration tools have the power to accelerate productivity, bring people together and increase employee engagement. However, most UC implementations fail because employees are left out of the process, the research found.”

    tags: collaboration

  • “Up to 87.7 percent of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work. Less than 12.3 percent of America’s workforce possesses the attributes of worker passion. This “passion gap” is important because passionate workers are committed to continually achieving higher levels of performance.”

    tags: engagement talent

  • “What exactly is worker passion and why is it important to firms? Worker passion, different from employee satisfaction, denotes a strong desire to continually improve performance. More than being satisfied with their current job, passionate employees constantly seeking to stimulate new thinking and creativity.”

    tags: engagement

  • “La grande force de ce livre est de proposer un modèle d’évaluation de la maturité digitale de l’entreprise. Bien sûr il n’est pas le seul, comme celui d’Altimitergroup publié en 2013 (cité par les auteurs, ils en pointent d’autre aussi), mais ce dernier va plus loin dans le détail. En cela il peut-être assez ardue à lire d’une traite, mais il a le mérite de poser les principaux points (les cinq leviers du livre) et de rentrer dans les détails des mesures qui y sont liées.”

    tags: Digital_transformation

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  • “These interactive charts explore how survey respondents say their companies are using social business to transform their organizations and reap greater gains from their social business efforts. Use the filters to see how your company measures up.”

    tags: social_business

  • “If with start with the assumption that digital is rather a way to think and do things, the first consequence is that mastering any technology is not a part of the list. Or, if it is, it’s a secondary one. First, young employees don’t have this problem. Second, as for others, we know that the point is not to know how to use social media but to know why.”

    tags: social_business HR

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  • “Albert Einstein said “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.”
    We see his theory in action every day within most corporate environments as businesses try to apply the latest technology without understanding how to integrate it into their daily business processes. Information Technology and business groups make this same mistake repeatedly with the same result — lack of adoption and usage across the enterprise resulting in a failed implementation. Users don’t hold onto legacy technology because they fear change: they crave change! But in order to be effective, the technology has to be woven into the user’s daily business processes.”

    tags: social_business processes

  • “Social media and social networking have become core business tools in the business world. Every major brand has some level of social media account or social engagement with its customers at this point, but the question remains how to measure the value associated with social media and social networking. To do this, companies look for a Social Return on Investment but get hung up in the process. Why does this happen? “

    tags: social_business ROI

  • “The Social Enterprise is dead … but it hasn’t disappeared. Rather, it has been replaced by a remarkably similar concept: the Digital Workplace. According to Gartner, the Digital Workplace “enables new and more effective ways of working, improves employee engagement and agility, and exploits consumer-oriented styles and technologies.””

    tags: social_enterprise

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My links of the week (weekly)


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My links of the week (weekly)


Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

My links of the week (weekly)


  • “I created a performance improvement toolbox when I started this blog in 2004, and have kept adding to it over the years. I often look at workplace performance first from the perspective of whether the situation we are trying to address is complicated or complex. Training works well for complicated problems, when you have clear and measurable objectives. Training looks backwards, at what worked in the past (good & best practices), and creates a controlled environment to develop knowledge and skills. Training can be good to develop ways to reduce errors, which is only one part of improving organizational performance.”

    tags: knowledge_worker

  • “When businesses talk about their digital transformation, it’s usually in this way : it’s unavoidable, it’s tomorrow, we must get ready. Good. But notice that we used to hear the same about enterprise 2.0 in 2007 and others things in the past and we all know where we’re standing today.”

    tags: Digital_transformation

  • “As part of an ongoing examination of digital transformation, I plan to discuss how different industries are evolving in the face of changing customer expectations, competition and technology. Today, let’s look at the IT outsourcing and professional services industry.”

    tags: Digital_transformation

  • “In our continuing discussion of digital transformation, we must consider the aspect of communication across departmental silos.

    Almost by definition, any organization that undertakes business model change, a key component of digital transformation, must simultaneously find ways to encourage collaboration among various departments that previously did not work together closely. The absence of extensive communication and knowledge sharing leads to bureaucratic-style behavior, reduced efficiency in getting things done, and poor responsiveness when customers change their expectations.”

    tags: Digital_transformation

  • “Digital Transformation was one of the major topic of the latest Social Business Forum in Milan in early July.

    It was also the topic of the presentation I gave. Here’s the idea that led to the speech.”

    tags: Digital_transformation

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  • “Chris Anderson has a unique perspective on technology-driven innovation. He was the editor in chief of Wired for more than ten years, and he’s written two New York Times best-selling books on the digital economy—The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More and Free: How Today’s Smartest Businesses Profit by Giving Something for Nothing.”

    tags: social_business

  • “Gartner, Inc. said that IT leaders have a significant opportunity to contribute to the business by creating a more flexible work environment that accommodates the needs of the business consumer.
    “Starting with the rise of PCs and the internet era, users have a greater influence on IT strategy and we are currently witnessing the rise of what Gartner calls the “business consumer” — an employee for whom business activities are one part of a wider lifestyle,” said Matthew Cain, research vice president at Gartner. “Individuals do not stop being consumers when they go to work. Business consumers often make more consumer-like choices in their workplace computing tools and styles to increase efficiency.””

    tags: Digital_workplace

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