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Why It’s Time to Rethink the Value Proposition

According to a recent report by Brian Solis of the Altimeter Group, 88% of companies are undergoing a formal digital transformation effort in 2014. …

The Next Hot Trend On Campus: Creating Innovation

Innovation centers are transforming higher education campuses and powering the future of learning.<p>As tomorrow’s global citizens enter higher education with words like “make,” “hack,” and “prototype” embedded in their vocabulary, they are fueling a powerful movement toward “learning by …

When Machines Replace Middle Management

In 1964, Isaac Asimov, wrote about a visit to the World’s Fair of 2014:<p><i>“The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being. Mankind will therefore have become largely a race of machine tenders.”</i><p>According to Carl Benedict Frey and …

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United Airlines working with Apple and IBM to deliver enterprise apps to over 50,000 employee iPhones and iPads

United Airlines is the latest company to work with IBM through their MobileFirst partnership with Apple to develop a suite of enterprise iOS apps. IBM says the enterprise iOS apps will be analytics-driven and run on over 50,000 iPhones and iPads used by “front-line employees” of United …

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How Introverts Can Make the Most of Conferences

For introverts, attending a conference can feel exhausting. But if you avoid conferences — or just avoid talking to anyone while attending them — it can hurt your career and your business. The good news is that you don’t have to go against the grain of your own personality to get value from …

Let Your Frontline Workers Be Creative

We know that creativity and innovation fuel new products, services, even strategies. But too many executives make the mistake of assuming creativity is just reserved for a certain department or just the white-collar knowledge-workers in their firms. New research shows how important it is for all …

How Leaders Create and Use Networks

When Henrik Balmer became the production manager and a board member of a newly bought-out cosmetics firm, improving his network was the last thing on his mind. The main problem he faced was time: Where would he find the hours to guide his team through a major upgrade of the production process and …

How to Make Employees Feel Like They Own Their Work

Most of us spend a lot of time at work. Yet a lot of people feel their jobs are not as fulfilling or engaging as they could be. A 2014 Gallup survey of U.S. workers found that less than one-third were engaged in their jobs, 51% said they were “not engaged,” and 17.5% said they were “actively …

Do You Have What It Takes to Help Your Team Be Creative?

Competencies testing and training has proved invaluable in business ever since Harvard psychologist David C. McClelland got the ball rolling in the 1970s. Invariably, we have learned that murky human performance categories like sales ability and leadership can be broken down into skill sets that …

Treat Employees Like Business Owners

Employee loyalty and engagement are hot topics, and for good reason. Companies want to attract and retain talented people who really dig into their work. But most employers ignore two of the most powerful tools for making that happen.<p><b>Tool #1 is enabling employees to build real ownership in the</b> …

5 Ways to Become a More Collaborative Leader - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GOTOMEETING

<b>By Clare Kemp, Senior Campaign Manager for Northern Europe, Citrix</b><p>In today’s hyper-connected world, the kind of leaders who climbed the corporate ladder with a “command and control” style of management can have a hard time adjusting to today’s new workplace realities. Businesspeople are working …

3 Ways to Take Action in the Face of Uncertainty

If you’ve ever caught a deer in your headlights, you’ve seen that the first reaction to uncertainty is to freeze. The status quo seems the safest situation from which to assess.<p>It’s not an instinct limited to the wild. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, U.S. companies have often hesitated to …

8 Tech Trends to Watch in 2016

More than once you’ve probably looked at some new digital or technological development and asked yourself, “How did we miss that?”<p>In order to chart the best way forward, you must understand emerging trends: what they are, what they aren’t, and how they operate. Such trends are more than shiny …

Why No One Is Reading Your Marketing Content

Marketing in a digital economy is more difficult now than it was in the days of mass media. Then, big budgets and strong messages were enough to get consumers to remember you. Today, not only have audiences fragmented, requiring a more targeted approach, but digital activity is tracked — so even if …

It’s Better to Avoid a Toxic Employee than Hire a Superstar

Superstar employees are the obsession of the corporate world. They’re highly sought after, given the most attention and the best opportunities, generously rewarded, and expressly reassured after setbacks. And while some question whether such special treatment is appropriate, it’s clear that this …

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

3 Things the Most Creative Leaders Do

Over the past three decades at IDEO, I’ve worked with some of the most innovative companies in the world and seen a lot of creative leaders in action. I’ve paid attention to how the best of them operate — how they nurture creativity all around them — and I’ve noticed three things:<p><b>They build core</b> …

Becoming a More Authentic Leader

<b>Bill George,</b> Harvard Business School professor and author of <i>Discover Your True North</i>, gives advice to both new and experienced leaders.<p>Download this podcast<p>SARAH GREEN CARMICHAEL: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green Carmichael. I’m here in the studio today with …

The Power of Small Wins

Artwork: Xavier Veilhan, <b>The Big Mobile</b>, 2004, metallic structure, 25 spheres in PVC with diameters from 29.5″ to 137.8″, Exhibition View, 3rd Biennial of Contemporary Art of Valencia<p>What is the best way to drive innovative work inside organizations? Important clues hide in the stories of …

Nonverbal Cues Get Employees to Open Up—or Shut Down

Studies on power posing show that intentionally adjusting your body posture, facial expressions, and voice can help you express your ideas and concerns and win greater influence. This is true no matter what title or position you hold. Simply comporting yourself <i>as if</i> you’re a rung or two higher …

5 Predictions Shaping The Future Of Customer Experience For 2016

2015 was a year of disruption. In 2015 the world’s largest taxi company owns no taxis (Uber), the largest accommodation provider owns no real estate (Airbnb), the most popular media owner creates no content (Facebook), the largest telecom operator owns no telecom infrastructure (Skype and WeChat), …

Because Art: Can Machines be Creative?

You’re walking through a gallery and stop to take in two seemingly unrelated pieces hanging side-by-side. One of them is a drawing of a bird, …

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Technology… Almost No One Knows About #7.

You might appreciate modern technology for how it has simplified your life, but most people don’t consider the fact that plenty of trial, error, and …

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Go to Where the Actual Work Is Being Done

Do you often feel reactive instead of proactive? Do people complain that decisions at the top take too long to percolate down to the frontlines? If so, you probably manage your organization and your direct reports through weekly meetings and email. You should instead consider “leader standard work.”<p>…

Beautiful Houses: Y-House

This week we will show you the elegant Y-House, a project by ONG&ONG. This house really got my attention with its simplicity and beauty. Each space …

Interior design ideas: a glimpse through Tim Bubbs' sixties home

Manygate Lane, near Shepperton film studios, is one of Swiss architect Edward Schoolheifer's masterpieces of radical design. Nearly 50 years on, it's still got style

Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

School is back amid growing controversy and cynicism. The quality, validity and economic value of college degrees and MBAs have rarely been under such sustained assault. Employability of graduates has never been so dismal. Machines are clearly getting smarter at many of the things people …

The Most Important Negotiation in Your Life

Life is a series of negotiations.<p>You negotiate all day, every day, from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep.<p>Contract terms and conditions. Hiring, managing performance, and firing. Defining deadlines, scope, and deliverables. Collecting fees. Seeking alignment about business strategy. …

Articles about 5 more dining rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>Pull up a chair and gather around the table for our very own supper club.<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of …

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