Foundation SP

39 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Followers | @PeteGrosse2016 | Foundation SP is a global, award winning Microsoft Gold Partner. We enable the Engaged Enterprise to work more effectively across boundaries, building bridges between people, information and knowledge, internally and externally. We don't just deploy technology and pretend that it fixes everything. We create exciting and engaging transformations in our clients' business which drives more success. 

What Happened to the Workplace? How to Make It More Human.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What does it mean to make a workplace more “human”? Given the current technology boom, it’s easy for organizations to strip out the human element of every process, even if they do this unintentionally.<p>Specifically, it's easy for employers …

“Talk less. Do more.”

If history has taught us anything it’s that wars aren’t won with weapons alone. It’s only in how you use them that the scales are tipped.And in the …

Design

The Rise and Importance of Shaping Organizational Culture

High employee engagement has been the “holy grail” for talent development during the past few decades. Getting employee engagement right translates …

Making Business Innovation Part of the Job Description

Business innovation means something different to each company. For some, it’s all about the product: To innovate, an idea must bring something new to …

Design Thinking: Why are Many Business Leaders Talking About it?

Design Thinking: Why are so Many Business Leaders Talking About it?<p><i>This article was originally published by our friends at The Economist’s Executive</i> …

Intellectual Honesty Is What Defines Great Companies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Behind every successful company are good leaders. As someone who has worked with leaders from amazing companies like Facebook and Oracle, I’ve noticed a common thread in all of them who were not just good but great: they were …

Successful CIOs Are Evolving Into Digital Marketing Heroes

"Digital transformation" has been at the top of corporate agendas over the last 12 months. Sitting right at the heart of the issue, the CIO is …

How the World of Work is Changing [Infographic]

The workplace is dramatically different than it was a few years ago. Technology advancements and social media have changed the landscape and are …

Why True Leadership Is Defined By Employee Personal Growth

Take a look at the great leaders of history, and you’ll notice one key similarity. Lincoln, Churchill, Mandela, for example – they all held the …

CEOs and Social Media: What the Public Expects of Leaders [Infographic]

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans say senior business leaders should have public-facing social media accounts, according to recent research from …

It Takes Guts to Build a Culture of Openness - Switch & Shift

There is this peculiar thing leaders talk about; this so called ‘Culture of Openness.’ For the late-comers, the idea of an organizational Open …

FC Barcelona and the Development of Internal Talent

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In May 2009, FC Barcelona defeated England’s Manchester United 2-0 to claim the UEFA Champions League crown. Barcelona’s lineup that evening in Rome featured internationally renowned stars Samuel Eto’o and Thierry Henry who lined up next …

Barriers to Organizational Change [Infographic]

Business leaders and change management consultants are very familiar with the fact that organizational change is hard. Many initiatives to change …

Why Positivity Matters -- and 3 Ways to Achieve It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all received the well-meaning advice to "stay positive." The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It’s hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when …

What do Engaged Organizations Look Like [Infographic]

Employee engagement. There’s that buzzword again. What DOES an engaged organization even look like? Scratch that, what does a disengaged organization …

Employee Engagement

#SocialLeader Recap: The Power of Putting Employees First, Customers Second

Conventional business wisdom has said that the customer always comes first, but is it time to for that to change? What if instead, businesses put …

Employment

The Future of Technology Adoption and the Impact of Transformation

One of the great challenges for many companies when it comes to technology and its impact on corporate transformation isn’t whether to <i>invest</i> in it, …

Innovation

Work that Matters Starts with Matters that Work

To most of us, the phrase Work that Matters implies job satisfaction. The outcome is reduced stress, lower turnover and higher productivity – in …

Customers

Putting your people first is key to employee retention

If there’s one thing employers fear most about an improving economy it’s the very real spectre of employees recognising this too and deciding to …

Employee Engagement

Find the Keys to Team Loyalty By Answering These 3 Questions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You care about your job because it’s your business. It’s something you’re passionate about. However, your team may have a different attitude about work, and that can become a problem when trying to motivate them to do their best.<p>Your …

Foolproof Tips for Employee Engagement

[three_fourth]<i>Published by: Ameir Abouelela</i><p>Certain employers are either unaware or uninterested in the fact that a satisfied worker generates a more …

Employee Engagement

Creating a culture of collaboration

When Google for Work and Raconteur plotted the data for job satisfaction against the extent to which a company adopts a culture based on knowledge …

Employee Engagement

Mobile technology to improve your business

Imagine this: the CEO of a Fortune 500 company is speaking on a panel at a conference. In his ten-minute taxi ride to the conference, he taps the …

Mobile Payments

Popularity of internal social media platforms grows, finds XpertHR

<b>Internal social media platforms such as Yammer and Jive are on the radar of more than one-third of organisations as a way to spread information and</b> …

Big List of How to Pay it Forward in Business - Small Business Trends

When you’ve found some amount of success in business, you might feel compelled to pay it forward. There are plenty of different ways you can pay it …

6 Accidental Ways Companies Kill Innovation

Image via BigStockPhoto.comCompanies pursue innovation with the best of intentions. But all too often, theses efforts quickly lose steam.We’ve all …

Innovation

The CIO Challenge: People, Not Devices, Are Driving the Future of Mobility

Mobility is an enormous trend in the modern workforce. It seems everyone who works is now connected via a mobile device. With phones, pads, phablets, …

Employee Engagement

There's a Growing Desire to Do Good in the Tech World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column was co-authored by Rip Empson.</i><p>As the speed at which technology, software tools and gadgets infuse our life increases, interest and fascination with “technology” -- whether in academia, the media, on Wall Street or Main Street …

What Does a Disruptive CIO Look Like in the Age of Digital Transformation?

To say that the role of a CIO (chief information officer) has become more complicated and challenging today is an understatement, to say the least. …

Innovation