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The Role Of the Social Business Champion In Scaling Social Media

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Laura Dinneen discusses the role of social business champions when scaling social business initiatives.
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The future of business is here.

Humanize is a guided tour of what the next era in management is going to look like.
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"Throughout human history, we have been dependent upon machines to survive. Fate, it seems, it not without a sense of irony. "

- Morpheus, in The Matrix, 1999

Humanize is a guided tour of the next era in management.

The current era in management is winding down. It started 100 years ago, when management was invented by people who were focused on efficiency and productivity and modeled the way we run organizations after machines. This has worked for us. We have become very productive over the last century.


But this approach has limitations, the most obvious of which is our inability engage employees in their work. 70% are disengaged, and the numbers have been like that for years. That’s a lot of potential, wasted. And we’re also finding that our organizations have become too slow. Regardless of size, we can’t keep up with the pace of change. These are two of a growing list of management problems that never seem to go away—an indicator of an era coming to a close.

Humanize is a guided tour of what the next era in management is going to look like. Inspired by the ways in which social media has been successful, we identify twelve aspects of organizational life, spanning across culture, structure, process, and behavior, that will allow us to retain our machine-like efficiency while simultaneously solving our most pressing management problems (e.g., engagement, agility).


Each aspect is a door to be opened, a path to be followed, where you can experiment with what this new way of leading and managing will look like. And it doesn’t matter where you are in the org chart. We all will have the opportunity to define this new era of management. The book gives you examples from companies who are embracing these ideas already and provides resources for you to plan your own activities.


So come join the movement. Help us usher in this new era of management and leadership. We’re encouraged by the growing body of research, writing, and practice that is bringing this new approach to life. Join us.

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Building a Twitter we can be proud of | Twitter Blogs

Building a Twitter we can be proud of | Twitter Blogs | Humanize | Scoop.it

At Twitter, we have a goal to reach every person on the planet. We believe that goal is more attainable with a team that understands and represents different cultures and backgrounds."

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Sharing this data is great. The data itself not so much.

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Leadership Lessons From A War Zone

Leadership Lessons From A War Zone | Humanize | Scoop.it
U.S. Air Force Brigadier General John Michel knows about leadership in challenging environments.
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Making Things Visible | ReviewMyAMS.com

Making Things Visible | ReviewMyAMS.com | Humanize | Scoop.it
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The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else's Salary

The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else's Salary | Humanize | Scoop.it
When salaries are transparent, it changes the dynamic between workers and the boss — and among workers themselves.
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So You Want (A Piece) Of My Attention

So You Want (A Piece) Of My Attention | Humanize | Scoop.it
Back in 2011 I was trying to get a handle on the rapidly increasing velocity and agility of communications. Instagram was a new toy with a paltry market value south of $100 million, Android was changing the face of mobile, ...
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Why You Hate Work

Why You Hate Work | Humanize | Scoop.it
Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.
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High-Profile Turnover: Tips for CEOs Cleaning Up After Controversy

High-Profile Turnover: Tips for CEOs Cleaning Up After Controversy | Humanize | Scoop.it
CEO Turnover at the top is bound to happen, but when a leader leaves amid controversy, the successor has a particularly tricky job.
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10 Skills The Workforce of the Future Will Need

10 Skills The Workforce of the Future Will Need | Humanize | Scoop.it
This blog was written by Nicholas Enna, Director of Enterprise Applications at Teach For All, and originally appeared on Huffington Post ImpactX.
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Socialogy Interview: Maddie Grant

Socialogy Interview: Maddie Grant | Humanize | Scoop.it
I learned about Maddie Grant because of the recent Manifesto she wrote on the future of work, which was recommended by several contacts. After reading it, I immediately asked for an interview.
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Does Your Culture Attract?

Does Your Culture Attract? | Humanize | Scoop.it

I saw on the HBR blog that Zappos no longer does job postings. They had 30,000 applications for only 300 positions, and it was becoming cumbersome. Instead, they have created a Zappos Insiderprogram where people can simply get to know some real people inside Zappos. That’s where they’ll look when they are hiring.

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Sift Skills: The Value of Big Data for Associations

Sift Skills: The Value of Big Data for Associations | Humanize | Scoop.it
As technology becomes more affordable, associations are harnessing "big data" to improve member engagement.
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"Venturing into the world of big data can be daunting, no matter how big or small your association. Experts say it’s important to have the support of senior management and to think about this undertaking as a culture change, not a project with a start and finish point."

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Temps Not So Temporary? Contract Workers Becoming More Common

Temps Not So Temporary? Contract Workers Becoming More Common | Humanize | Scoop.it
With the recession slowly ebbing, one thing that hasn't faded is short-term contract work, which has increasingly become the norm in some economic sectors.
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Choosing People Over Profit

Choosing People Over Profit | Humanize | Scoop.it
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This App Will Tell You Whether You're A Good Cultural Fit At Any Company

This App Will Tell You Whether You're A Good Cultural Fit At Any Company | Humanize | Scoop.it
With 2 million anonymous data points in its company culture database, a few quizzes can let you know the kind of place you should be working for...
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This is kind of awesome.

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Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call

Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call | Humanize | Scoop.it
A Comcast service call making the rounds this week sounded really familiar to millions of Americans. But some companies have figured out how to make the universally unpleasant experience a lot better.
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Is Management Due for a Renaissance?

Is Management Due for a Renaissance? | Humanize | Scoop.it
What we need to get to a new golden age.
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5 Forces That Power Exceptionally Creative Companies

5 Forces That Power Exceptionally Creative Companies | Humanize | Scoop.it
Charles Day outlines the five drivers of organizational creativity--gravity, tension, heat, speed, generosity--and how to develop and deploy them.
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Deidra Langstaff's curator insight, June 20, 6:20 PM

I've seen these forces somewhere.....

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Craft workplace inspiration with an organizational constitution

Craft workplace inspiration with an organizational constitution | Humanize | Scoop.it
This post is part of the series “Workplace Morale,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership and the folks at Switch & Shift
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In those days the company’s U.S.-centric mindset included a high “command and control” culture. Decisions were made autocratically in the U.S. from a U.S. point of view. Garry realized that if the company was to extend its brand globally, that mindset had to change.

When Garry was made CEO in 1997, he began implementing a culture change to a less siloed, less information hoarding work environment that trusted and respected its people.

“We needed a work environment that treasures learning and teaching, fairness, candor, dignity, respect, perseverance … and fun,” Garry said. WD-40 Company needed to eliminate the fear of failure in the hearts and minds of team leaders and members. Garry reframed failure into “learning moments,” where team members share insights so everyone can benefit from their learning.

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Distributed Leadership: Are CEOs Necessary?

Distributed Leadership: Are CEOs Necessary? | Humanize | Scoop.it
"Leaderless" organizations are in vogue, even with imperfect track records. Looking at the problems they mean to fix can help define your leadership style.
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Can Happiness Fuel Success at Work?

Can Happiness Fuel Success at Work? | Humanize | Scoop.it
In the workplace, happiness is the interplay of multiple factors: • Employee engagement • Employee satisfaction • Wellbeing • Purpose • Meaningful work • Hope Their interaction is a powerful force that leaves employees with the belief that good...
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Kristine Dugan's curator insight, June 9, 8:26 AM

Great Infographic showing Happiness in the Workplace :)

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Ryan Carson of Treehouse, on When Titles Get in the Way

Ryan Carson of Treehouse, on When Titles Get in the Way | Humanize | Scoop.it
The chief executive of an online interactive education platform says that eliminating management roles has generally worked well at his company.
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Realtors’ Group Raises Transparency Bar With New Election Process

Realtors’ Group Raises Transparency Bar With New Election Process | Humanize | Scoop.it
The National Association of Realtors, is demanding a new level of personal financial transparency from its volunteer leaders.
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Oh, to Live in a World Without Bosses!

Oh, to Live in a World Without Bosses! | Humanize | Scoop.it
You might wonder sometimes, perhaps after an especially inane quarterly job review, what it would be like not to have a boss. Or, after that same job review, not to be a boss. What if we were all workplace equals, with everyone possessing the same privileges and the same authority?...
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On Creating a Powerful Organization | Switch and Shift

On Creating a Powerful Organization | Switch and Shift | Humanize | Scoop.it
What scientists call distributed control is usually called empowerment by management consultants. Management literature cites plenty of arguments in favor of
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For Social Media Success, Culture Trumps Tools

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Peter Richardson's curator insight, May 22, 2:23 AM

A balanced culture is key to high performing organisations