- The People-Centered Workplace by Wally Bock on Three Star Leadership Blog
Quote: Don’t try to turn people into something they’re not. Instead, help create a workplace where people can thrive.
- Is Technology Killing Communication? by Geoff Reiner
Quote: I will conclude by saying the power of human interaction will never be replaced by technology. The importance of building trust and authentic relationships through face-to-face communication will continue to be imperative as we navigate through life. Technology has decreased the gap between message creation and message delivery.
- Start With Business Smarts, Not Necessarily Specific Smart Technology by Jennifer Belissent on Forrester Blogs
Quote: In short, real smarts is about business smarts, not necessarily smart technology. It’s about pragmatism. It’s about recognizing the value of the shiny new object, but being able to ignore it long enough to build a solid foundation on which to put it. It’s about using technology intelligently, rather than focusing on what’s new and cool. And, it’s about figuring out the business model to sustain the investment in the shiny new object – when the time is right to buy it.
- You Don’t Need a PhD to Innovate – Dan Pallotta – Harvard Business Review
Quote: So, welcome back to the 21st-century economy. If you can ask “Why?” in an industry where everyone else is too busy or distracted to bother, you can build a great business, no matter how complex the underlying technology — and maybe change the world in the process.
- Employees skeptical of execs touting enterprise social, survey finds by Jessica Stillman on GigaOm
Quote: Or in other words, implementing social technologies is all well and good, but employees will see through any claims that these tools are transparency, culture or cohesion boosting if the implementation is not backed up with an accessible, democratic approach by executives.