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Using Social Business To Manage by Walking Around

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Adi Gaskel discusses the need to manage social business by simply walking around the organization.
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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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5 Ways to Be Happier at Work

5 Ways to Be Happier at Work | Humanize | Scoop.it
As CEO of Delivering Happiness, Lim’s goal is to provide resources and information on how to find more happiness and meaning in the workplace and beyond.
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Motorola: Why Innovation and Complacency Don't Mix

Motorola: Why Innovation and Complacency Don't Mix | Humanize | Scoop.it
Motorola—a company that invented the mobile phone—now finds itself at a crossroads. It's a story with similar lessons to Blackberry's, but diverging paths.
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This is why you never end up hiring good developers

This is why you never end up hiring good developers | Humanize | Scoop.it
You are bad at giving technical interviews. Yes, you. You're looking for the wrong skills, hiring the wrong people, and actively screwing yourself and your company. Without changing anything about your applicant pool, you can hire different people and your company will do better and you will enjoy your job more. I realize these are...
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Online Communities: Just Regular People Behind Those Pixels

Online Communities: Just Regular People Behind Those Pixels | Humanize | Scoop.it
The keys to driving online communities are all about people, not technology. One association community manager shares her common-sense approach.
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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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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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Great Infographic showing Happiness in the Workplace :)

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Inside the Company Culture of Meetup

Inside the Company Culture of Meetup | Humanize | Scoop.it
Erin Dertouzos, head of talent and culture, tells us about the rituals, perks, and office at Meetup.
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Why our startup has no bosses, no office, and a four-day work week

In 2008, my study partner Hernán Amiune and I had finished studying computer engineering at Catholic University of Córdoba Argentina. During our last years at university, we had done some internships in companies such as HP, IBM, and Intel. It was the moment we realized there was a mistake in their work methods. We couldn’t understand why...
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Eric Lanke: Don't Post Plaques on the Wall Declaring the Values

Eric Lanke: Don't Post Plaques on the Wall Declaring the Values | Humanize | Scoop.it
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The Dotted Line Required for Social Business Success - business2community

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Why Human Capital must fuel Digital Transformation

Why Human Capital must fuel Digital Transformation | Humanize | Scoop.it
With every innovation spurt comes a fresh call for Human Capital Management to stand up and secure its place at the strategic table. The emerging concept around Digital Transformation is no different
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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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