CeBIT Keynote on Rethinking Work

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CeBIT Keynote

Last week I had the privilege of keynoting CeBIT in Hanover. The theme was “Shareconomy“. From the CeBIT website: A multistage screening process involving top executives from leading high-tech companies and user industries, international research institutes, and thousands of fans at the CeBIT Facebook fan page resulted in Shareconomy being selected for the CeBIT 2013 keynote […]

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Putting the H back in HCM. 4 Questions. #HRTechConf

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As I plan to spend a day at my first HRTech Conference in Chicago next week, it got me thinking about how far along we are towards getting the people part right in HCM. Or as my industry colleague and Head of Learning at TELUS, Dan Pontefract, aptly calls, the “Wesources” part. There are some […]

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Rypple and Salesforce.com: It’s about Identity.

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Salesforce.com announced that it has acquired Toronto-based Rypple – a social performance management provider. Given my preference for fix-a-problem social software, I’ve always appreciated that Rypple injected the needed context to illustrate why collaborative approaches and in turn, social software mattered to core enterprise process.  No head scratching on use cases when you saw the […]

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Assessing the Real Value of ‘Me’

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Last year, I had the opportunity to spend a day in Monterey, California with CHROs and HR executives from some of the largest organizations in the world. My charter was to suggest a practical pathway for how HR can become a critical weapon in the arsenal of ‘compete to win in the 21st century’ planning and how the connected […]

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PwC Quarterly Forecast Brings More Legitimacy to 21st Century Collaboration

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PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers just released its quarterly forecast that’s 68 pages of collaboration goodness. The report is edited and produced by Bo Barker, Vinod Baya and Alan Morrison. The document covers three broad themes as summarized in the opening: ————————————— The collaboration paradox: More social information helps the workforce find what it’s looking for. First we […]

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Know your Nucleus

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Every organization has a nucleus. The single core competency around which the ecosystem revolves. Often tied to an organizations mission statement, this is the one area of the organization that everyone rallies around, that is the first line item in the ops review, and where the beefiest budgets exist. The spotlight shines here. Some examples…. […]

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Teeing it up: What’s in store for enterprise social in 2011

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I’ve largely taken the last few weeks off from the consumption and production treadmill to frame what I see as pivotal data points that brought us to where we are and what’s on the horizon for the next 12-18 months. This was largely a rationalization based on what were seeing with customers  as well as […]

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