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Scanning, ranking and sharing the best management ideas in the world

Scanning, ranking and sharing the best management ideas in the world

5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans You will often see Denmark listed in surveys as the "happiest country on the planet." Interestingly Danes are not only happy at home, they're also happy at work. According to most studies of worker satisfaction among nations, the happiest employees in the world are in Denmark. The U.S.? Not so much. Here's just one data point: a recent Gallup poll found that 18% of American workers are actively disengaged, meaning they are "emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive." But why are Danish workers so happy compared to their American counterparts? 1: Reasonable working hours I once talked to an American who had gotten a job as a manager at a Danish company. Some non-Danes wonder if Danes ever work. The difference in the U.S. is stark, and many American companies celebrate overwork as a sign of commitment. 2: Low power distance In the U.S., if your boss gives you an order, you pretty much do what you're told. 3: Generous unemployment benefits The upshot

Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock​ Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts

The Thinkers50 Summit - Thinkers50 Summit | Management Awards What "collaboration" really means (ThoughtFarmer blog) The word “collaboration” is so heavily over-used and over-hyped it’s becoming meaningless. People refer to all social software within a company as “collaboration,” and this causes confusion. Vendors get away with saying whatever they want because they’re not saying anything at all and companies end up failing in their “collaboration” initiatives. Language is important and with this post I offer up a simple definition of the word “collaboration” — a definition that helps narrow the scope and domain of collaboration and clarify what it really is. Let’s begin with the story of how I’ve become known as “the language police” around the office when it comes to these topics. Lessons in bad collaboration During my years managing the intranet at a global nonprofit organization I encountered the strangest problem: even with the launch of new social intranet software and other collaborative tools, some people still suffered from and complained about poor collaboration. Dissecting “collaboration”

Instapaper Blog Benchmark For Business - Business Management | HR Conferences & Events Quand trop d'engagement mène au désengagement L’engagement. Tout le monde n’a que ce mot à la bouche. Et pour cause. Maintenant l’engagement n’est pas chose aisée. On pourrait presque ironiser – si le sujet n’était pas si critique – en disant qu’il n’y a jamais eu aussi peu d’engagement que depuis qu’on en parle, et que plus on parle plus il diminue. L’engagement : un mot fourre-tout pour des pratiques désengageantes Coté client tout d’abord où des efforts monstrueux sont déployés pour engager davantage le client. Ensuite il y a l’engagement des collaborateurs. Vient ensuite l’engagement de la ligne managériale. Bref la notion d’engagement sert aujourd’hui de fourre-tout et a été dévoyée pour en faire un cocktail de choses…pas très engageante mais avec un emballage dans l’air du temps. Trop parler d’engagement montre qu’on s’est mépris sur la nature du problème Faut il s’offusquer de l’attitude des entreprises ? Alors pas étonnant qu’avec de tels programmes plus on parle d’engagement plus les salariés se désengagent.

Newbons Blog Dérives du lean : pourquoi la méthode s’est écartée des principes originaux - Industrie ANALYSE Suite à l’échec de plusieurs projets ces dernières années, industriels et syndicats professionnels portent un regard circonspect sur le lean management. Pour Philippe Lorino, professeur à l’ESSEC, il s’agit là du résultat d’un détournement de la méthode, qui aurait dérivé progressivement au fil des décennies. A l’occasion d’un colloque sur le lean, organisé par l’Observatoire des Cadres le 15 octobre dernier, il fournit des pistes pour expliquer les raisons de ces dérives. Régulièrement pointée du doigt, la méthode lean est parfois vue comme un nouveau prétexte pour licencier. Pour Philippe Lorino, si le lean a mauvaise presse, c’est avant tout une histoire de détournement. Au-delà de 80 %, le chaos Ainsi, rien ne sert de réduire les gaspillages si le système n’a pas été d’abord repensé en profondeur. Ainsi, le terme lean lui-même, qui a été choisi par des chercheurs du MIT dans les années 90 et qui signifie "maigre", serait particulièrement mal choisi. Retour aux sources

Why Intuit Founder Scott Cook Wants You To Stop Listening To Your Boss One thing that's surprising about Scott Cook, the founder of Intuit, is that this intensely smart guy who's become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history doesn't think you should listen to his ideas. He wants you to run experiments. When he was in New York recently, he told Fast Company why. The interview below has been condensed and edited. The Quandary As you grow as a company, you get layers and hierarchy that, in theory, should make your decisions a lot better. It was perplexing, because I've got an MBA. You had to say that we didn't have the batting average that we imagined in our minds that we did. The insight I spent some time studying Toyota, because how could a loom maker--they made looms. How can this loom maker out in the Kansas of Japan become better than Mercedes and GM at the core business of making cars? They were single-variable experiments. Guys at Yahoo were saying, "They just outran us. There's a pattern here. What experimentation does Three things happen.