Wherever you look, it seems that someone is talking up artificial intelligence (AI), or worrying about the threats that we face as a result of its introduction. Everywhere, however, there are different opinions, and no real picture of any kind of overall view. Silicon chip technology designer ARM saw the same problem, and the company
It can sometimes seem as if we live in a throwaway world. We all want the latest gadget, the newest model, and the old one is discarded. Anything that breaks is simply replaced. Unlike our grandparents, we don’t take things to be repaired, because it is not economically viable. But at the same time, there
There are plenty of jokes told at weddings about the phrases that make for happy marriages, such as ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘you’re right’. Two words, it is said, make an awful lot of difference. But two letters can also mean a world of difference. Think of ‘happy’ and ‘unhappy’, for example. Or, just for the
It is logical to think that social tools might benefit an organisation. After all, they should improve collaboration and communication. But it’s one thing to believe it might be the case, and quite another to have evidence, so it’s good to read a report from McKinsey setting out a clear case that social tools are
A recent survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit found that 75% of companies surveyed were already exploring or using the Internet of Things (IoT). But they also reported that a shortage of skills was the biggest obstacle to being able to exploit the IoT. What exactly are these skills that seem to be in short supply?
The Scrum process is more commonly known as a software development approach that is designed to be agile, and enable response to changes in customer requirements. In the past 4 years of coaching 320 professionals, managers and leaders, we have seen Scrum techniques used outside software development. Our learners have been part of their organisations’ digital
Social media goes way beyond Facebook, and its effective use is helping companies around the world to find the right people to hire. Here is our pick of the 10 things that hiring managers need to know about using social media to improve the hiring process. The hiring process is a two-way street. It may seem
As social media use matures, social media presence is becoming crucial to effective employer branding, but it is only one part of your overall company branding and communications. It is important to ensure consistency and alignment between social and other communications, not least because both will show up in searches. Inconsistent messages could seriously undermine
Social media is changing the way that we operate, both at work and at home. Organic use of social media can be hugely effective in enhancing your ‘employer brand’. But it needs to be done right if it is to create the right results, including better search traffic and attracting great talent. So what do
There is no question that social networking has changed the way that we communicate with our friends. Since the foundation of the earliest social network, Friends Reunited, back in 2000, the social media world has exploded. We’ve become social network junkies, sending 58 million tweets worldwide every day, around half of those from mobile phones.
It seems that social media management is finally coming of age in the business world. No more the gawky teenager, its operation and measurement is increasingly sophisticated. What’s more, it is starting to generate real value for the businesses that use it effectively. The source of this insight is the 2014 MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte global
Co-creation is one of the buzzwords of the moment. But what does it really mean? A report from LSE Enterprise suggests that there’s quite a lot of confusion, and tries to create some clarity about the concept. Five key aspects to co-creation The reports starts by emphasising five aspects of co-creation. It is: Creative, initiated
Have you heard the one about mushroom leaders? They keep their workforce in the dark and feed them ****. Yes, it’s a joke, but most of us have probably come across organisations where knowledge is power, and where leaders refuse to share that knowledge more widely. Fortunately, though, new data visualisation tools are making it
The collaborative economy is becoming a familiar term, but collaborative art? How does that work? And perhaps more importantly, what does the term mean? To some extent, all art is collaborative, in several different ways. The artist will interact and collaborate with the subject matter, whether that’s a person or an experience. Without that collaboration,