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Big Data Still Requires Humans To Make Meaningful Connections

Big data is a big deal, make no mistake about it, but it’s probably not as big a deal as it’s going to be eventually when we really figure out how to make good use of it. For now, we have this muddled middle where we understand the value of the data, but most organizations and governments don’t …

Lessons from a Corporate Idealist

After reading Christine Bader’s book, “The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist” this summer, it was a great thrill to hear her in person at Emory …

The People Have Spoken: It’s Time To Start Trusting Your Employees More

There are steps you can take to steer employees back from disengagement, but it takes a genuine commitment from the top.<p>How far are you willing to go to create employee engagement? Most companies will offer praise or occasional rewards, but given the much-quoted Gallup statistic that 71% of …

10 Reasons Employees Really Care About Their Jobs | Inc.com

What makes a job more than just a list of duties?<p>Caring.<p>Pay is important. Benefits are important. But pay and benefits are also expected; what makes employees go the extra mile is the feeling of belonging to a team, of pursuing a higher purpose, of working with people who care about them as people, …

Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee

We just completed a major study of human capital trends around the world (Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends, 2,500 organizations in 90 countries) and the message is clear: companies are struggling to engage our modern, 21st century workforce.<p>This is a worldwide issue. Gallup research shows that …

The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

How did you feel about coming to work this morning?<p>I’m sure many factors influenced whether you felt like digging right in, but one of the most significant was almost surely your boss.<p>It seems obvious: Direct supervisors who set their teams up for success, observe them in action, ask for feedback, …

It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

There is a story being told about us here in the tech industry in San Francisco — that we are entitled, or that we are oblivious. I don’t believe that’s true. Or I don’t believe that it has to be true.<p>I’m worried that if we do not have a civil discussion soon, the situation will become violent or …

8 Core Truths About People That Every Entrepreneur Should Know | Inc.com

Understanding people--yourself, your employees, your coworkers and customers--is the core of all business success. With that in mind, here are eight truths to inform and illuminate your business strategies:<p><b>1. Most people mean well.</b> While there are probably some truly evil people in the world, most …

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