Social Business Design

By Philip Sheldrake | Purpose & policy, openness & agility, structure & culture, communication & trust. Organizing to create more value for all faster than otherwise.

Why I’ve decided to stop curating a Flipboard magazine

I have curated a Flipboard magazine for 16 months with the super title: <i>Social Business Design magazine – Purpose & policy, openness & agility,</i> …

Flipboard

Analyst Report: Outlook: Future of work in 2015

Credit: Chagin/iStock." target="_blank"><p>Analysis<p>With the likes of BYOD and collaboration tools now commonplace and expected, the enterprise turns its …

The future of work: There’s an app for that

The future of workThere’s an app for that<p>Freelance workers available at a moment’s notice will reshape the nature of companies and the structure of …

Digital Transformation: A Year in Review

When I published the first in a new series of reports exploring the state and future of Digital Transformation, it was almost the antithesis of a …

Leadership in Transformation

A common topic of debate in the Responsive Organization movement is whether an organization can become responsive or it must be born that …

Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015 - Reports - World Economic Forum

Technology is enabling us to achieve remarkable things, yet it’s rendering many jobs obsolete. How will the world of work change over the next 50 …

Designing change

Mainstream thinking sees a community on a different level from the individuals who form it. The social is seen as separate from the individuals. From …

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How We Can All Contemplate The Future Of The Workplace

How will we think about stress, gaining knowledge, and soft skills in the coming years?<p>Throughout my 30 years in the human behavioral assessment industry, I’ve spent countless hours researching soft skills and behavioral styles, motivators, and emotional intelligence–some of the things that makes …

The Workplace

Culture Can Make or Break Strategy

Without a deep and accurate assessment of their organisation’s culture, boards and management teams will find it very challenging to initiate and …

Leadership

The Happier Workplace

Office spaces will change as more employees are able to decide when—and where—they are the most productive.<p>Peter Gibbons, a character in the 1999 cult hit <i>Office Space</i>, has a depressing realization one day while sitting in his cubicle. Since he started working, every day has been worse than the day …

Creating People Advantage 2014-2015: How to Set Up Great HR Functions

HR Excellence in the Real World<p>Three case studies illustrate how leading HR departments can take on a greater strategic role within organizations and …

Human Resources

Sharpen your own shovel

In three posts for Work Out Loud week, I talked about some of the failings of traditional business education systems and proposed that it was …

Education

Trust the People

A hugely successful PR man of some 30 years standing organizes a launch for his book “Trust Me, PR Is Dead”. It’s held in a swanky business school …

Business School

Does the future of work lie in workplace communities?

<b>We continue to use the same structures and organise work in the same way as we have for decades, but is there a more effective way to benefit from</b> …

An open letter to Paul Polman, Unilever – from Enterprise 2.0 Summit, London

I'm at the Enterprise 2.0 Summit at the British Academy in London today, courtesy of Kongress Media and Agile Elephant. In conversation with Lee …

The evolution of HR part three: Today and the future

As the world of work has changed, the role of human resources has evolved significantly. It is important to understand the historical backdrop, …

Human Resources

Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like

Going social? Don’t create needs. Respond to existing ones.

Most organizations are just starting the journey.<i>A long road with major barriers.</i>Two recent studies, <i>Social Business: Shifting out of First Gear</i> from …

Management

Data Privacy Needs You

The United Nations just adopted a new resolution “urging all countries to protect the right to privacy in digital communications and to offer their …

The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss

There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for wellness initiatives like mindfulness and meditation at the office, and despite the movement toward …

Reimagining Work: A Day With IBM

Last week I had the opportunity to spend a day with a group of IBM execs – and a nearly equal number of analysts and influencers – dedicated in …

Western Philosophy

A New Business Strategy: Treating Employees Well

While some companies squeeze staff to make more money, a growing number are testing the theory that they can have both profits and happy workers.<p>NORWICH, VT—Call centers are not, typically, very happy places—especially around the holidays. Workers have quotas to make, and often sit in bleak …

Happiness at Work: What Matters Most?

In a recent poll, two-thirds of adults said they would take a job with less pay if it offered shorter hours and more flexibility.<p>Most Americans say they are satisfied with their job, but pay, schedules, and the opportunity to advance remain sore spots for many, with the large percentage of adults …

Leading and Managing People Must Evolve in the Networked Era

For the past few years there have been increasingly numerous and strident calls for fundamental make-overs of both management and leadership. One of …

The World Of Work 2030

2030- What Work Will We Do?<p>The last year has seen a constant stream of data, reports and research on the future of work. The general conclusions have …

Artificial Intelligence