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By Jan Friman | Digital Transformation and Disruption for Change Makers. Digitally Yours

This CEO Stopped Managing Results and Started Focusing on People, and Everything Changed

Traditional wisdom says you should manage your business based on results, turns out its bad advice.<p>When Jason Lippert became CEO in 2003, Lippert Components (LCI) a manufacturing company was assumed to have peaked while hovering at $100 million in sales.<p>With many companies outsourcing shipping …

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Your Organization Is a Network of Conversations

Leaders should realize that companies are fundamentally linguistic entities.<p>In 2004, when Brad Mills became the CEO of Lonmin, the British mining …

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9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement

How Agile Teams Can Help Turnarounds Succeed

Agile — the management approach that relies on small, entrepreneurial, close-to-the-customer teams — has a reputation that reflects its rapid adoption in software development. It’s for techies. It’s for hip Silicon Valley startups. It is most definitely not for big, old-line companies that are …

Management

Five Ways to Improve Communication in Virtual Teams

As collaborative technologies proliferate, it is tempting to assume that more sophisticated tools will engender more effective virtual communication. …

Management

Double Loop Learning: Download New Skills and Information into Your Brain

<i>We’re taught single loop learning from the time we are in grade school, but there’s a better way. Double loop learning is the quickest and most</i> …

Profit

The Evolved Enterprise: Unlocking Growth Through Digital Transformation

The purpose of digital transformation is not to become more digital. It’s to generate growth.<p>Let’s be honest: most digital transformation efforts …

Digital Transformation

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

In the Next Mobile Economy everyone needs a new game plan

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Shauna. WIRED Insider<p>In 2016, for the first time, more people around the world accessed the Internet from their mobile devices …

Innovation

If Your Team Agrees on Everything, Working Together Is Pointless

Collaboration is crumpling under the weight of our expectations. What should be a messy back-and-forth process far too often falls victim to our desire to keep things harmonious and efficient. Collaboration’s promise of greater innovation and better risk mitigation can go unfulfilled because of …

Management

How Decisions Architects Made A Century Ago Affect Learning Today

Alexandra Lange’s interest in school design started in her childhood, when she read <i>Little House on the Prairie,</i> with its indelible depiction of …

Living Rooms

Building Sustained Innovation into your Products

Engaging Emergence - LILA FEB 2018

60% of employees surveyed would take a pay cut to work for this type of company

Foosball tables and free lunches are great perks, but when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, what employees really want is an …

Empathy

2018 Global Human Capital Trends

<i>Organizations today are judged for more than their success as a business. They’re now being held responsible for their impact on society at large.</i> …

a16z Podcast: Network Effects, Origin Stories, and the Evolution of Tech

Comment on connected curiosity by Hugh Aitken

I have found that there are still a goodly number of curious people of all ages working in creative spaces or building communities around common …

The Digitization of the Employee Experience

I recently had the opportunity to hear Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Officer, ServiceNow and Jason Averbook, CEO and Co-Founder of Leapgen, have a …

Distributed Workflows — Transforming The Future of Organizations

Transforming the way we effectively work together has become a given necessity in order to help keep the human race firmly within planetary …

Mini-Retreats For Remote Teams: A Way To Meet Up More Often

<i>Prefer to listen? Here’s the audio version of this blog post!</i> If you’ve been following Buffer’s journey or this blog for a little while, you know how …

What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

Management

Want to thrive in the future of work? Practice scientific thinking

As one Columbia astronomer sees it, the skills and habits that scientists use to break down problems are becoming more crucial in the wider workforce.<p>Ever had to explain a complex concept to a customer? Is creating metrics to analyze product performance a part of your job description? Need to …

Columbia University

Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work

President Emmanuel Macron together with many Silicon Valley CEOs will kick off the VivaTech conference in Paris this week with the aim of showcasing the “good” side of technology. Our research highlights some of those benefits, especially the productivity growth and performance gains that …

Ten Unmistakable Signs Of A Healthy Workplace

Dear Liz,<p>I am job hunting. One of the most surprising (and alarming) things I’ve noticed in my job search is that there is a huge disparity between the most up-to-date companies and the ones that are stuck in the past.<p>I just got back on the job market after ten years in the same job. I have a …

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

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Digitalization isn’t the problem. Ignoring the human side of it is.

Organizational design<p>92% of the companies say that today’s digital world of work has <i>shaken the foundation</i> of their organizational structure. Deloitte …

Complexity, citizen engagement in a Post-Social Media time | David Snowden | TEDxUniversityofNicosia

Edward Snowden

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

How to read less news but be more informed, according to a futurist

You might think someone who gets paid to predict the future would be mad for gadgets and forever spouting off on social media. But you’d be wrong. Writer and futurist Richard Watson may teach London business students and Silicon Valley tech companies how to think about crafting tools for tomorrow, …

Social Media