I presented at TechEd 2014 last week (Barcelona) on “Weave your enterprise solutions directly into Office products with the app model”, alongside Andrew Salamatov from the Exchange product group - in this post I want to provide the PowerPoint deck and link to the TechEd video, but I also to provide some thoughts on Apps for Office in general. First off, here is the slide deck:
A high performer can deliver 400% more productivity than the average performer.
Despite this, when most managers look at workforce statistics, all employees tend to be lumped together into a category so broadly defined that it becomes difficult to take meaningful decisions. If your average employee tenure is six years, is that good or bad? You could benchmark the Fortune 500 and find that indeed you would look pretty good, tied at 40th place. But if the people you are keeping are the low performers and your high performers are leaving, would that be really so great?
Big Blue lancia Verse, un nuovo servizio di posta elettronica che punta a sfidare Gmail e Outlook.com facendo leva su due dei punti di forza di Ibm: il social e l’analisi dei dati. Per ora in beta, Verse gestisce i messaggi in base alle priorità. In arrivo le app per iOS e Android.
In business, attention is paid to innovative individuals, especially those who go on to become captains of industry. But of more importance is the ability of the network (society, organization, company) to stay connected to its collective knowledge in order to keep innovating. Just think how quickly an organization would its lose collective knowledge if people did not share their knowledge. What about an entire society?
Workday Introduces Predictive Analytics: Workday Insights Applications The market for corporate talent analytics has gotten red hot in the last two years. Almost every major organization we talk with wants to build a "data-driven HR" program to help understand who to hire, identify the factors that drive retention, analyze employee engagement, [...]
It’s that time of year when employees come to work dressed up in Halloween costumes of all types. On October 31, you’ll inevitably see zombie bosses, animals galore and a myriad of other getups meant to bring a bit of adult fun to a favorite childhood holiday. But what if I told you that I knew the secret to changing your workplace identity the other 364 days of the year? What if I told you that I can help you create a costume so convincing that, even without doing much work, you wi Topic: Social Business.
“The more people cooperate, the more they sacrifice.” Yves Morieux of the Boston Consulting Group gave a stirring talk at HR Tech Europe today in his opening keynote. Morieux’s talk at TED @ BCG last year titled “As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify” is currently close to [...]
About a year ago IBM first announced they would be developing their next generation email client, code named MailNext. Today in NYC (and similar satellite events around the world) IBM unveiled the official product, now named IBM Verse. That's verse as in converse, or social interaction, not the shoe company. It's not a play on universe, nor a song or poem, nor related to Lotus "Notes" making up a verse!
The big guns of software want to close out 2014 with an email splash. Microsoft launched its email-improver offering last week. Google earlier released its beefed-up Gmail. It's IBM's turn today. For months, Big Blue had been showing off a new email service under the code name of "Mail Next." Today, the company takes the blindfold off and makes it official with IBM Verse -- an offering officials say revolutionizes email by using analytics and social capabilities to simply make Topic: Social Business.
Cards have become more important than cash in moving around London. In July 2014, Transport for London (TfL) stopped accepting cash on its buses, telling commuters they had to use Oyster cards, or debit or credit cards with a contactless payment chip. It also began to accept cards on its Underground and rail services.
TfL flagged up the customer convenience angle and acknowledged the change would make big savings over time – but the move to card payments will also provide more data it can use for long-term planning.
It demonstrates the potential to tap data from near field communication (NFC) cards and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for analytics at macro and micro levels.
In this Quarterly archive article, Tom Peters examines the flaws of the matrix-organization design and explores several more effective approaches to implement no more than one or two essential corporate thrusts at a time. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
Numerose sono le aziende che in Italia stanno avviando progetti di Smart Working. Stanno ridisegnando il layout degli spazi di lavoro, adottando nuove tecnologie a supporto di una comunicazione e collaborazione più efficace e allineando le policy organizzative con quelle che sono le nuove esigenze di business e di work-life balance delle persone.
Spesso però, le iniziative di Smart Working faticano a superare una fase iniziale di sperimentazione scontrandosi con le resistenze e le paure di perdita di controllo da parte dei manager. L’Osservatorio Smart Working ha sviluppato una metodologia di change management basata su un modello di maturità degli stili manageriali che consente ai manager di confrontarsi con 4 principi di leadership ispirati allo Smart Working e definire in modo condiviso le nuove leadership practice per abilitare il cambiamento.