Brainstorming - Creativity Techniques from MindTools.com How often have you used brainstorming to solve a problem? Chances are, you've used it at least once, even if you didn't realize it. For decades, people have used brainstorming to generate ideas, and to come up with creative solutions to problems. However, you need to use brainstorming correctly for it to be fully effective. Click here to view a transcript of this video. In this article, we'll look at what it is, why it's useful, and how to get the best from it.
3 Simple Ways to Inspire Your Team Every Week To inspire your team is to motivate them to do their job well, enjoy what they’re doing, and feel excited about the direction of your company and their role within it. As a leader, keeping your team inspired is an important responsibility, especially during turbulent or challenging times. Why is inspiration your responsibility? “When employees aren’t just engaged, but inspired, that’s when organizations see real breakthroughs.
Unlock your team’s creativity: running great hackathons Creative, talented employees have awesome ideas, but chances are they rarely have enough time to actually try them out and find out which ones are worth pursuing. To allow their imagination to run free and spur creative innovation, companies need to create space and opportunities for employees to try out crazy new proposals. That’s why every so often, we regularly set aside some time to build a small, ad-hoc team around an idea, brainstorm, design, hack and share what we discovered.
40 ideas to spice up your retrospective – Agile Strides As this blog post is very popular, I decided to create a Retrospective Book for free! A booklet with all the activities described in this blog post plus more! Click here for downloading the free booklet!
Top 10 Technologies Driving the Digital Workplace How ambient knowledge, virtual personal assistants and production studio technology will offer a competitive edge. We are entering a new era of employee-facing technologies. More cloud deployments and enhanced digital dexterity within the workforce will generate a significant competitive advantage for the organizations using them most effectively. Agile in a Nutshell poster – Translated to French A while ago I received a Tweet from Nicolas Mereaux that he had translated my free (the wonders of creative common 🙂 poster on Agile in a Nutshell, to French, as well as the blog post it self 🙂 Such a nice gesture. Hope you enjoy it too! Here you can download the French poster in high resolution (PDF)>
The Recipe for a Digital Workplace Business leaders should transform their employees’ day-to-day experiences in order to create a truly digital workplace. A digital workplace is a business strategy to boost employee agility and engagement through a more consumerized work environment. While each one is different, successful digital workplaces share characteristics that maximize the creative potential of the workforce and allow new ways of working that deliver better business outcomes. “In a successful digital workplace, engaged employees are more willing to change roles and responsibilities and embrace new technology,” said Matt Cain, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.
Management 3.0 Podcast: Leadership & Happiness at Work Episodes “Happiness is what to you?….Fill in that sentence.” This is the burning question we kick off each of our podcast episodes with. One of the only shows of its kind, our Management 3.0., Happiness at Work podcast is an intimate look at how successful leaders, managers, authors, entrepreneurs and influencers embody, embrace and value happiness. This a ‘no fluff’ approach to the essence of what it looks like to not only be happy but to make living happiness a priority, in any sector, in any part of the world and no matter who you are. We have new podcast episodes every Friday, so subscribe and get the latest shows as they air.
wwd A retail company can have all the data in the world, but if executives are only looking at the surface level, so much consumer insight can be lost in those spreadsheets. The key to uncovering? Hire a digital anthropologist. A System Leader's Fieldbook We’ve designed this online fieldbook for: People leading deep, systemic change in their organizations and beyondPractitioners and facilitators in business, education, civil society, and government familiar with systems conceptsConsultants working with leaders and cross-functional and/or cross-organizational teams working on complex systems challenges The fieldbook has several entry points, depending on your interests and needs: About: Information about the fieldbook, how and why it came into being, and who has been involved in its conception and creationFoundational Ideas: Summary of the core ideas at the heart of what we refer to as “awareness-based systems change”Modules: Collections of tools and practices for getting started on key challengesResources: Library of relevant tools, articles, stories of practice, and community linksContact Us: Form for sharing your input about the Fieldbook and contributing your stories, successes, and learnings
Social media - statistics on the use by enterprises - Statistics Explained Data extracted in February 2016. Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables and Database. Planned article update: March 2018. Businesses raise their internet profile by using social media Figure 1: Enterprises using social media, by type of social media, EU-28, 2013 and 2015 (% of enterprises) - Source: Eurostat (isoc_cismt)