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Workplace by Facebook opens to sell enterprise social networking to the masses

After 20 months in a closed beta under the working title Facebook at Work, (as we predicted it would the other week) today Facebook is finally bringing its enterprise-focused messaging and social networking service to market under a new name, Workplace.<p>It’s not only armed with a new brand: …

Social Media

Can Workplace by Facebook Invigorate Enterprise Collaboration?

It's OK to be on Facebook at work now.<p>Facebook officially launched today its long-awaited enterprise collaboration tool — with a (slightly) new name. …

Taking a consumer approach to internal comms

We recently hosted a roundtable in London where we welcomed senior professionals from UK Power Networks, ODEON,and Hitachi among others, to share …

Personalization Solutions for Your Irrelevant Intranet

Most of your intranet is irrelevant.<p>This isn’t a criticism. As intranets grow more comprehensive, much of the detailed content won’t apply to any …

Personalization

19 Tools to Create Social Media Content

Are you looking for new ways to create content? Interested in tools that can help you? In this article, you’ll discover 19 tools to create and share …

Infographics

7 trends in intranet promotion videos – and their intranets

This is the written version of part of my talk at Intra Team Event 2015 in Copenhagen.<p>I have been collecting intranet promotion videos for about 3 …

What High Performers Want at Work

A high performer can deliver 400% more productivity than the average performer.<p>Despite this, when most managers look at workforce statistics, all employees tend to be lumped together into a category so broadly defined that it becomes difficult to take meaningful decisions. If your average employee …

Employment

Microsoft Emphasizes Teamwork in Yammer Revamp

Yammer, Microsoft's enterprise social networking platform, will soon sport new features, a polished look and notification capabilities, all aimed at …

Enterprise Tech

Social Beyond the Yammer Framework

No matter how much Microsoft talks about development "at the speed of the cloud," there will be announcements and product releases that it holds back …

Headlines

Internal comms is the fastest growing area of communication as its importance becomes ever clear in the workplace, according to an IC expert.<p>Comms …

The Two Sides of Employee Engagement

Each year, companies are spending nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in an effort to improve employee engagement — yet you’ll get wildly inconsistent answers if you ask managers what that means. Academics, consultants, and leaders have been grappling with that question for decades. Their …

Employee Engagement

Enterprise Social Evangelists: Be Very Afraid of Facebook at Work

Facebook just declared war.<p>It’s no secret that Facebook is Goliath when it comes to personal social networking. But until recently, enterprise social …

Are these measurement tools in your internal comms arsenal?

Tracking your internal communications' effectiveness once required little more than an occasional employee survey to gauge response to your …

Cabin Crew

#ChicEats: 10 Bucket List Restaurants Around the World

Our weekly column covers the chicest food and restaurants. From Stockholm to New York City, add these picks to your global itinerary.<p>Whether hyped by documentaries or highly regarded because of unmatchable views, some restaurants are worth planning an entire trip around—if you're lucky enough to …

Alice In Wonderland

5 Ways to Make the Best of a Bad Situation

Do you need some simple, practice tips for how to cope when things go wrong—or when everything goes wrong? For example:<p>You're anxious to start your …

Self-help

Strengths-Based Coaching Can Actually Weaken You

In the past decade, there has been much enthusiasm for the idea that behavioral change interventions are most effective when they focus exclusively on enhancing people’s inherent <i>strengths</i>, as opposed to also addressing their weaknesses. This is particularly true in employee and leadership …

Leadership

To Motivate Employees, Do 3 Things Well

Given the extraordinary low levels of engagement in the U.S. workforce — a recent Gallup poll showed that 70% of employees are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work — many leaders are looking for solutions. Some turn to material perks (bonuses, game rooms, free food) in the hopes of making …

Employment

How to Say No to Things You Want to Do

We’ve all heard the advice: if you want to be more productive, cut out the TV and Facebook binges, and you can miraculously have five to 10 hours of your life back each week.<p>That is a preposterous suggestion for hard-charging professionals.<p>We’ve already eliminated the fat from our schedules. We …

Webinars

When You Should Worry About Failure, and When You Shouldn’t

We all fail, all the time. We might miss a call with a client because of an emergency work meeting, or miss that meeting because another project has suddenly become urgent. And then we (or our families) get sick, and we have to shift priorities around again.<p>These unsystematic failures are benign, …

Management

To Stay Relevant, Professional Associations Must Rebrand

You might be surprised to learn that the Consumer Electronics Association is now called the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The organization behind the popular Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announced the rebrand last November in a move that garnered little attention. Although the CTA …

CES

Don’t Lose Track of High Performers Who Take a Hiatus

When I work with employers to develop return-to-work programs for professionals re-entering the workforce after a career break, one key question always arises: “Where do we find these returning professionals?”<p>While there are multiple sources employers can use to locate returnees–university alumni …

Employment

3 Signs You're Suffering From Collaborative Burnout | Inc.com

Are your best employees suffering from collaborative overload?<p>That's the question posed by the <i>Harvard Business Review's</i> latest cover story. The short answer is a resounding yes.<p>For their research, the authors of the <i>HBR</i> article--Wharton's Adam Grant and Reb Rebele and the University of Virginia's …

Leadership

9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions

Several years ago we came up with a great idea for a new leadership-development offering we thought would be valuable to everyone. We had research demonstrating that when people embarked on a self-development program, their success increased dramatically when they received follow-up encouragement. …

Why Bad Guys Win at Work

“Not all psychopaths are in prison – some are in the board room,” Robert Hare famously said during his aptly titled lecture, <i>The Predators Among Us.</i><p>Psychopathy is one of three “dark triad” traits, the other two being narcissism and Machiavellianism. It should be noted that, unlike clinical …

Psychology

Disrupt Yourself

“Are you sure you aren’t making a mistake?”<p>I had just announced to one of my dearest friends that I planned to walk away from Wall Street and my seven-figure salary.<p>“Yes, I’m sure.” But was I?<p>Years earlier, I had moved to New York City with a degree in music and a husband who was beginning a Ph.D. …