Social Media is Here to Stay, Is Your Company Ready?
Today’s workplace is in the midst of a massive shift. The recent advancements in business technology allowing remote teams to work together, and the ever increasing telecommuting effect makes this an exciting time to live and work in. Despite all these changes, one challenge has always plagued managers: how can I create a positive, effective teamwork? Great Teamwork Begins with a Social Contract
Three Truths about Business Collaboration Like most companies these days, Mindjet uses a variety of collaboration tools to get things done. In an effort to better understand the inner workings of those processes, I sat down with the users themselves – real Mindjet employees — and asked for feedback. Here are three truths that our round table yielded:
Between growing workplace diversity (see this month’s e-book), geographical dispersion, and organization changes getting individuals to collaborate is no small feat. Research shows that employees view collaboration as an essential element to accomplish their daily work. Yet despite this common agreement, productive collaboration manages to elude most organizations. As I’ve previously discussed, just because you have purchased collaboration tools does not mean that collaboration will occur. It’s difficult to motivate people to want to change their habits. I know that I hate it when my morning routine is altered, even if it’s on a small scale. 4 Tips To Create A Collaborative Culture
Back when it seemed like every business was drinking Facebook’s Kool-Aid, I heard a really compelling argument for modeling collaboration software after Mark Zuckerberg’s baby: it essentially eliminated the learning curve. It makes sense, right? Integrating new platforms into existing workflows has earned a pretty crappy reputation over the years. Deployment is complicated, it takes time and money to train people, and not everyone adjusts at the same rate. Enterprise Collaboration Take Two: Social Task Management
It's High Time to Socialize the C-Suite When we think about leaders, their behavior and how that behavior influences the world around them is oftentimes on the forefront. And it is for this reason that, when it comes to business, executive presence in both the internal and external social realm is increasingly critical to socially-enabled enterprise success. If your organization’s governing body isn’t hip to such multi-platform participation, you’re in a lot of company. In 2010, Weber Shandwick released a study on the state of leadership reputation (Socializing Your CEO: from (Un) Social to Social), stating that 64% of the surveyed CEOs did not engage through company websites or social media outlets. “There are several reasons why CEOs are not more Social,” wrote Leslie Gaines-Ross, Weber Shandwick’s Chief Reputation Strategist. ”Time is better spent with customers and employees…the return on investment has not yet been proven, legal counsel tends to caution against it and anything that smacks of ‘celebrity CEO’ is a no-win.”
Unifying 4 Generations of Work Styles, Struggles & Solutions Here at the end of our generational journey, we’ve absolutely zero big bang systemic solutions to offer. But fear not! There’s a helpful and very human lesson or two to be learned from looking at each group: Understand, Communicate, Trust Plenty of differences are obvious from the start, but often it’s the details impressed on us by the environments we grew up in — each different from the one we’ve come to collectively share – that have the most impact on the way we conduct ourselves. It’s common for people to automatically attribute judgments to these differences because they are unfamiliar, and so it is by shedding light on them that we can promote understanding, and begin to guide more efficient and cohesive workforce teams.
There’s a lot of talk about how to get the most out of teams today. Do you define strict roles for each team member? Is it all about outlining the approach? Do you let teams naturally work to achieve it? How much structure is too much when it comes to collaboration? Turns out, according to Tammy Erickson’s Harvard Business Review article, the common assumptions team leaders make when it comes to trying to inspire collaboration may actually be killing it. The Single Largest Collaboration-Killing Mistake You’re Unaware Of
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Solving problems (vs. identifying them) Often, we're hesitant to identify a problem out of fear we can't solve it. Knowing that we have to live with something that we're unable to alter gives us a good reason to avoid verbalizing it--highlighting it just makes it worse. While this sort of denial might be okay for individuals (emphasis on might), it's a lousy approach for organizations of any size.
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You’ve finally got that invite to tryout Do.com, or maybe you’ve recently signed up for Asana, or shelled out some cash for Basecamp, now that you have gotten your hands on some of this awesome social task management software you’re probably wondering how to get the most out of it. If this is you, and let’s faces it we’ve all been here at point at one time or another, then you’re in luck. Today, I’d like to offer up several social project management best practices that I’ve learned while using Mindjet’s Cohuman task management software. Social Task Management Best Practices
Mae Karwowski runs social media strategy and oversees community management at Gilt City, a subsidiary of the Gilt Groupe. She also consults for several startups. Social networks are flooded with potential customers. Therefore, today's companies need to foster a socially engaged culture within company walls. A business becomes more inherently social by going beyond the corporate Twitter account and Facebook Page. How to Make Your Company More Social
6 tips for avoiding staff burnout With the landscape of healthcare changing, IT departments are finding themselves as busy as ever. And with the stress of mandates and new technologies also come the risk of staff burnout, dissatisfaction, and even the loss of human resources. “Everything that’s happening right now inside the healthcare arena -- it’s a tough area, not only inside of the payer and provider environment, but also in the service organizations,” said Guillermo Moreno, vice president of Experis Healthcare. “The pace of this is really, really intense, and everyone’s running at 1,000 miles an hour to get things done.
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