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210 Zappos employees — 14% of the staff — take buyouts after CEO ultimatum to embrace self-management or leave

Zappos, the Amazon-owned online retailer, confirmed with the Las Vegas Sun that 210 of its 1,503 employees — nearly 14% of the company — took a buyout deal after CEO Tony Hsieh announced the company was completely ridding itself of manager roles and job titles.<p>The company, well known for its …

The Disrupted Leader: A Three-Dimensional Shift In Talent Management

Gleeful proclamations aside, there are signs that leadership and how it values human talent is changing. The same concept of disruption — a nicely sophisticated way to describe how (first) various innovations and (second) the changing workforce have had an impact on the world of work — can be used …

Talent Management

A World Without Work

For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?<p><b>1. Youngstown, U.S.A.</b><p>The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for …

How HR lost its way

In the race towards measurability, has HR forgotten its true calling?<p>According to the jacket of her new book, Dr Shelley Reciniello is a …

What Are the Most Important Work Skills of the Future?

You’d better pay attention if you want to make a difference in the future.<p>While some skills and qualities will be ever enduring, there are others …

Why Empathy Is Key to Life and Work

Throughout our lives, people come in and out. They come to teach us by adding to our lives or making a mess in our lives. Society conditions us that there are rules of how we should act and play. Don't you know what's cool and uncool? Acceptance and love should be the norm and it does not prepare …

The 21st Century Employee in the Age of Empathy

Bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan. Image Credit: Nicole Radziwill<p>Last year, I explained that I see a <i>revolutionary role for quality</i> as we collectively …

Extracted

Facebook CEO Says Telepathy Is Coming After Virtual Reality

Zuckerberg says you'll be able to share emotions virtually ‘one day'<p>During his usually glitchy townhall Q&A session on his Facebook page today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his idea of what a technologically integrated future looks like: and it’s a lot like an episode of Charlie Brooker’s</i> …

Getting beyond bureaucracy in human resources

By becoming more strategic and operating with an edge, corporate HR departments can boost their effectiveness and shed their bureaucratic</b> …

The Last Re-Org You’ll Ever Do

New (and old) thinking about organization design may lead to ever-evolving entities<p>Established institutions have been reorganizing as long as they've …

How LinkedIn Is Creating The HR Organization Of The Future

Pat Wadors is the Senior Vice President of Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn and is one of the speakers at our upcoming Future of Work Forum in San Francisco on April 29th. She is responsible for helping make sure that the LinkedIn culture can scale, making sure employees stay engaged, …

Employee Engagement

How People Will Use AI to Do Their Jobs Better

We all know that computers can sometimes automate work, taking jobs away from humans. But it can augment human workers as well, making them more effective. In our ongoing research, we’ve found that so far augmentation is far more common, even in the emerging area of “cognitive computing,” in which …

The Leadership Behaviors That Make or Break a Global Team

We’re all familiar with the promise of global operations. It’s not just about accessing big new markets—the bigger payoff, most people agree, comes from expanding the firm’s talent pool and bringing together a diversity of perspectives that will combine to make the firm more productive and …

Capture Your Creativity with a Digital Notebook

When we talk about the problem of driving innovation, we often focus on how to foster creative thinking. But much of the time, the challenge isn’t that we lack creativity — it’s that we fail to capture the bursts of inspiration we <i>do</i> have, or fail to recall our great ideas in the moments and …

A CEO's Perspective On The Skill Gap Between C-Level Leaders And Newly Minted MBA Graduates

I recently sat through a Data Science class that Casey Lichtendahl (Darden School of Business, University of Virginia) was teaching to second year MBA students when I found myself reflecting on the skill gap that exists today. The gap I’m talking about is between the newly educated and those …

Education

Millennials in Search of a Different Kind of Career

According to a new poll, younger workers do in fact care less about money and more about fulfillment.<p>There have been many labels thrust upon the Millennial generation, especially when it comes to their work ethic. The group has been called lazy, entitled, and spoiled—but at the same time the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Music is now live.</b> Here's what we thought of Apple's new music streaming service, and some tips and tricks for mastering it.<p><b>2. The first photos of the iPhone 6s just leaked.</b> It looks a lot like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on the outside, but will see some internal changes.<p><b>3. In an interview</b> …

PubNub Gets Another $20M To Scale Up Its Low-Latency Messaging Network

PubNub, a startup out of San Francisco that has built a data network focused on messaging for apps, IoT hardware and other low-latency services, has raised another $20 million in a Series C round of funding. It seems that 20 million is the magic number for PubNub at the moment: the company — which …

Apple Music v Spotify: how do they compare?

Can the plucky new upstart beat the music streaming market leader at its own game? A Spotify user puts Apple Music to the test<p>I’ve always loved music. I used to spend hours making cassette compilations so I could play my CD singles in the car. Yes, this was another time (and indeed another place). …

Apple Music

Office 365 enterprise users get Skype for Business meeting, conferencing, and calling features in preview

Microsoft today released a technical preview of new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities in Office 365. The new features are actually available as part of three separate previews, which Office 365 enterprise customers can choose to trial separately or together: Skype Meeting …

Skype for Business

You can now use any Android app on your Mac w/ BlueStacks App Player

BlueStacks, a free desktop Android emulator that lets users play any mobile game or app on the big screen with a mouse and keyboard, has mostly been limited to PC users until today. But Mac users are about to get access to the software that the company says already has around 90 million users on …

Apps

Yahoo's Aviate Launcher (Android) now streams contextual info to your home screen

Yahoo has updated its Aviate launcher for Android phones with Smart Stream, a Google Now-like feature that brings information to help you get through your day, right to your home screen. It’s available to users in the US running Android 4.1 or newer.<p>Depending on the time of day or your activities, …

Apps