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The infusion of new ideas and the understanding of whether necessary change can be accomplished in a timely and effective manner from within and when to seek that freshness externally, are vital to the continued success of any company.
The importance of the ability to accept that something you do, whether a large or small aspect of your processes, has become a hindrance to your future growth and must be replaced, cannot be minimised.
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The gist is:
Don't enter a conversation with only answers. The questions you ask could be the catalyst for your next or biggest leap forward.
Questions value and empower those you are asking, and create conversation, as opposed to the boundaries which are set when people come into a conversation with only answers.
The big question referred to in the article was asked in 1999 by IBM Director Jane Harper.
***In an era when every young, gifted programmer, engineer, or entrepreneur's first instinct was to write their own business plan or head to a fast-growing startup, she asked:
***"Why would really great people — the best technical and managerial talent in the world — want to come work at IBM?"
**This question spawned Extreme Blue in Cambridge, Mass., which has since grown into a thriving platform for innovation and talent acquisition. That this type of talent would go to Big Blue, was previously unthinkable.
Curated by JanLGordon covering "Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions"
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Great article with thought provoking observations, good suggestions and even a graphic to highlight her ideas that speaks for itself. by Conversationagent,
"This is a slightly different question I asked a couple of years back. Invest in better promises There are many ways to deal with uncertainty."
Here's are a few thing that caught my attention:
Today, we put the term "social" in front of media, marketing, networks and bolt features on. Social media is the modern version of the telephone.
****Social media is not the conversation.
****It's not the answer to all your prayers.
****If you're at the point of praying, then the business model is the one needing help.
****It's the room in which you hold the conversation. It still comes down to saying, doing, or producing something valuable for your customer.
It's early days. Many a platform being built could be the predecessor of something else much more useful in the future.
****Right now, people don't converse, they comment. Big difference. Technologies have evolved greatly.
We're still catching up. - yes we are
Curated by JanLGordon covering Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions
If you work in marketing, you may have spent a good portion of your life in meetings and status phone calls for the projects you are working on.
This insightful article is from Stuzo and written by Mark Spangler - he talks about the old way of working and how even though we have built extremely rewarding and successful engagements this is not productive in this day and age.
Here's the problem:
Many brands, and marketing campaigns, are organized as silos within many companies with a rotation of partners and resources that may engage on a given project.
At the same time, we are moving towards a real-time, collaborative, data-driven marketing environment.
Which means things have to move faster, be more agile, work smarter and across a plethora of devices.
Being an early adopter of this change while others are working in silos can feel a bit like being the main character, waking up each day, trying to apply your isolated learnings against the rest of the world on auto pilot
With that, it’s time for all of us to move from a network of silos to a network of data-driven collaboration.
Here is is just one insight that caught my attention:
Consistent and repeatable learning loops do not exist at the organization, nor do they exist within the agency ecosystem. What went right? What went wrong? What would you do differently?
Owning this feedback and relevant data across the project teams is critical to delivering efficiencies, future success, and to building out the right agency/vendor network for a company.
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We asked Mark Cuban, Dennis Crowley, Gina Bianchini, and more than a dozen others. Here's what they said.
This article by Dan Frommer and Jen Ortiz for Business Insider links to a slideshow with quotes from major Social Media company CEOs and co-founders, intellectuals and a Curated Twitter persona, among others about their takes on the future of Social Media.
Here's just one of them, from Dae Mellencamp, CEO of Vimeo:
**** "The future of social media is the loss of the distinction between media and social interaction online. Mass media and social media will be seamlessly integrated across devices and platforms to offer relevant, dynamic, personalized experiences for people anywhere.
**Discoverability and the import of editorial curation will not be lost, but rather inherently incorporated into the environments for richer and more customized experiences."
The full article has many more gems and is well worth a few minutes of your time!
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