Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?

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It didn’t start with a tweet. It started while I was on stage moderating an open forum panel in front of 220 people with five executives. I asked a question, “how do you manage all of your priorities between work, family, friends, fun and health?” The answers on stage were honest, authentic and inspiring. But […]

Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction

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“Who can think without horror of what another widespread war would mean, waged as it would be with all the new weapons of mass destruction.” Archbishop of Canterbury Cosmo Gordon Lang, December, 1937 London Times newspaper The aforementioned line is recognized as the first known use of the term ‘weapons of mass destruction’. But today, […]

Learning by Osmosis

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I liken learning in an organization to osmosis. At least I think it should be like osmosis. The Oxford definition of osmosis can help us: Biology & Chemistry a process by which molecules of a solvent tends to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one. The process […]

The Social C-Suite

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The Social C-Suite By Dan Pontefract for CLO Magazine Among the 47,361 employees surveyed in 120 countries worldwide, Gallup – a research-based performance-management consulting company – pegs the percentage of employees who are engaged at 11 percent. In Canada employee engagement creeps up to 20 percent and in the United States it’s slightly better at […]

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

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Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging, badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. It’s time to tackle video sharing. There are a few ways in which you can bring a YouTube like experience to your employees. You could use YouTube of course, but your security people might get a little wobbly in […]