Veena Mosur

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10 Best Practices for Implementing Gamification

<i>This is the second in a three-part series on Gamifiying Your Instruction. (Part one can be found here.) The series is written by Karl Kapp, professor</i> …

Google Has 5 Secret Hiring Principles. What Are Yours?

At Google, a set of five key attributes guides every hiring decision. You already have your own set of principles--you just have to identify them.<p>Hiring is very serious business at Google.<p>For a long time, the search giant was known for lobbing complicated brainteasers at applicants--puzzles such as …

How to Attract Top Talent

Every company wants to know how they can create and sustain a profitable culture that attracts and retains top talent. Fortunately, there are many …

Employee Engagement

Why Performance Reviews Don't Work-And What to Do Instead

What if your peers decided your bonus?<p>In his book, <i>Get Rid of the Performance Review: How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing and Focus on What Really Matters</i>, Samuel Culbert, professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, calls traditional employee reviews "destructive and fraudulent" …

We Need To Change How We Think About Talent

Ask anybody who manages a business and they will tell you how important it is to hire the right people. Top companies recruit at the most selective schools, offer excellent pay packages, generous benefits and a comfortable work environment.<p>Unfortunately, it seems that even the best firms are facing …

How to Hire Clones of Your Very Best Performers

Here's an idea: Why not hire people for the work that needs doing, instead of the skills we think that work requires? Begin by asking yourself what your best employees do differently.<p>I come from engineering and manufacturing. In other words, I'm literal.<p>And so, when I first began recruiting, I took …

Human Resources

Big Data in Human Resources: Talent Analytics (People Analytics) Comes of Age

Gartner expects the market for BigData and analytics to generate $3.7 Trillion in products and services and generate 4.4 million new jobs by 2015. While most of the talk is about applying BigData to marketing and consumer businesses, there is an even bigger opportunity to apply BigData to Human …

Why Turning Work Into A Game Is On The Rise

Gamification — the idea that you can take gaming elements (points, trophies, badges, scoreboards, level-ups, etc) and apply them in non-gaming contexts — is a rising trend that makes work all play.<p>By harvesting the very psychological traits that make games so appealing–competition, cooperation, …

The Four V's of Big Data

IBM data scientists break big data into four dimensions: volume, variety, velocity and veracity. This infographic explains and gives examples of each.<p>…

Infographics

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …

Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers

Photography: Courtesy of Janus van den Eijnden.<p>Artwork: Janet Echelman, 1.26 Sculpture Project at the Amsterdam Light Festival, December 7, 2012–January 20, 2013, Spectra Fiber, high-tenacity polyester fiber, and lighting, 230′ x 63′ x 30′, Amstel River, Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>Many CEOs who make …

Emerging from a Bad Mood into a Good Mood Can Make You More Creative

People who were plunged into bad moods by being asked to write about distressing experiences, but were then put into good moods by being asked to write about joyful events, were subsequently <b>better</b> at imagining creative ideas for improving university teaching than people who had been in positive …

How Women Drive Innovation and Growth

Women represent a growth market more than twice as big as China and India combined. They control $20 trillion in global consumer spending, own or operate between 25-33% of all private businesses, and earn an estimated $13 trillion. This “power of the purse” is growing rapidly; expectations are that …

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 …

IT Governance is Killing Innovation

Recent CEB research shows that work has become much more interdependent — employees increasingly need to tap a broader array of internal and external colleagues and partners to be successful in their jobs. The emergence of this new work environment has significant implications for how IT should …

Women Don’t Need to Lead Better Than Men. They Need to Lead Differently.

In the summer of 2008, I experienced a massive hormonal shift, moving from the largely-male, testosterone-charged environment of Harvard Business School, where I had spent the first 18 years of my career, to the nearly all-female realm of Barnard College, the all-women’s liberal arts college where …

To get promoted, women need champions, not mentors

Instead of adding a mentor or more Twitter followers this fall, women need someone far more powerful for their career if they want to succeed: a sponsor.<p>As a ticket to the top, a sponsor will work equally well whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder or a working as an entrepreneur, a writer or …

Human Resources

Triple-Strength Leadership

A decade ago Coca-Cola faced a major crisis in South India. The government and several NGOs objected so strongly to its water consumption that it was banned from soft-drink production in the region. The company uses water not just in the drink itself but also in the manufacturing process. Making a …

Don’t Just Serve — Enable: A New Model for IT Organizations

The classic model of an IT organization as a central point of control over all things data was never ideal, and today it simply doesn’t work. Business users need increasingly fast, broad, and flexible access to data. It is no longer possible for IT to address every single business request. So, …

With Labor Costs Easing, U.S. Companies Invest Less in Technology

American labor costs have been so well contained of late that the proportion of nonfarm business revenue going toward wages, salaries, and benefits hit a record low <b>57.9%</b> in the first quarter of 2012, the most recent period for which figures are available, says the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. A decade …

What Stops Leaders from Showing Compassion

Most good people want to act compassionately at work. And recent research suggests that compassion also creates positive outcomes in organizations: People who experience compassion feel more committed to the organization and feel more positive emotions at work; when people receive bad news that is …

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

Has Maximizing Shareholder Value Gone Too Far?

By the People, Not for the People<p>Maximizing Shareholder Value: The Goal That Changed Corporate America<p>Washington Post<p>In 1963, IBM CEO Thomas J. Watson published <i>A Business and Its Beliefs: The Ideas That Helped Build IBM</i>. The text listed the company’s values in the following order: respect for the …