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Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement

We are in the midst of one of the greatest eras of technological, social and cultural change. Today, mobile and other technologies keep us constantly connected, and this shift has affected how we interact with our families, how we spend our leisure time, and naturally, how we work. This change is creating an opportunity for…

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Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb

I read with disdain about IBM’s dubious plan to reduce the pay of some of its workers by 10 percent in order for them to improve their skills. Patrick Thibodeau of Computerworld reported the finding on September 15, 2014. He asked IBM spokeswoman Trink Guarino about the initiative: “IBM is implementing a skills development program…

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Reflecting on Potential Workplace Trends

I recently had the chance to reflect on the ‘future of the organization’. I suppose it’s one of my hobbies. Thanks to the kind folks at SAP, my thoughts on topics such as “What is Shared Leadership?”, “What If There Were No 9-5 Jobs?”, and “What If We Never Meet Co-Workers Face-to-Face?” have been captured…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Moment of Open Culture

At Apple’s most recent product launch in Cupertino — where Apple Watch, Apple Pay and iPhone 6 (oh, and iPhone 6 Gigantic) were flaunted about like the Halloween parade I took part in at my elementary school every October as a child — a wonderful culture moment took place on stage. No it wasn’t what…

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