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Do Companies Need a Break-Up Policy?

When I was in college (those many years ago) you were always taught not to burn bridges as you never knew when those you know now may be helpful in the future. But it was a very individual concept. The way I remember it. The onus was on me, not the corporation to keep a good relationship. The corporation was in control.

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Myths about Member Engagement

Myths about Member Engagement | Humanize | Scoop.it

“Great companies,” she writes, “work to make money, of course, but in their choices of how to do so, they think about building enduring institutions. They invest in the future while being aware of the need to build people and society.”

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Mindset: Never Hide Job Interviews « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Mindset: Never Hide Job Interviews « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing | Humanize | Scoop.it

I’m continuing my perspective on open management. In fact, one thing I tell my team of CEOs is that they should never ever have to hide that they’re going on job interviews for future companies from me.

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Three Types of People to Fire Immediately - BusinessWeek

Want a more innovative company? Get rid of these folks.
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How social media can make your organization stronger

How social media can make your organization stronger | Humanize | Scoop.it
This e-mail question-and-answer session is with Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter, co-authors of “Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World.” What does it mean for an organization to be “human”?
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Being a social organization means being trustworthy. — SocialFish

Being a social organization means being trustworthy. — SocialFish | Humanize | Scoop.it
Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World is available now.
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Planning On Inefficiency | Reclaiming Leadership

Planning On Inefficiency | Reclaiming Leadership | Humanize | Scoop.it
Inefficiency happens, so plan for it to happen in an environment where tolerance for it is minimized and it spurs innovation.
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Jigsaw | Blog Humanize: a must-read for social business

Jigsaw | Blog Humanize: a must-read for social business | Humanize | Scoop.it
Review of the book Humanize by Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter, a must-read for any business becoming more social.
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Re:Focus: Don't Confuse Listening With Covering Your Ass

Re:Focus: Don't Confuse Listening With Covering Your Ass | Humanize | Scoop.it
“We have listened to our customers very closely over the last few weeks,” said David Darnell, co-COO of Bank of America, “and recognize their concern with our proposed debit usage fee.” This is a standard line when a plan to gouge customers...
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Being a social organization means being open. — SocialFish

Being a social organization means being open. — SocialFish | Humanize | Scoop.it

Jamie Notter and I explain how organizations can be more OPEN in our book, Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World.

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Why social collaboration will be the new way to work

Why social collaboration will be the new way to work | Humanize | Scoop.it
Social collaboration, with its fast growth and media buzz, is a multibillion dollar market in which startups are jockeying with huge IT companies to capture enterprise spending.
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Three Self-Sabotage Mantras That You Need To Quit. Now. | Brass Tack Thinking

Three Self-Sabotage Mantras That You Need To Quit. Now. | Brass Tack Thinking | Humanize | Scoop.it
We shoot ourselves in the foot with alarming regularity.
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Don’t Create a Community – Invest in Building a Tribe

Don’t Create a Community – Invest in Building a Tribe | Humanize | Scoop.it
How are you looking to succeed in social media? Everyone speaks about community - but do you need a tribe instead?
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Jim Whitehurst: How do you cultivate trust? | Management Innovation eXchange

Jim Whitehurst: How do you cultivate trust? | Management Innovation eXchange | Humanize | Scoop.it
The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century.
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The Challenge: Make Work Work Better

The Challenge: Make Work Work Better | Humanize | Scoop.it

If you had a magic wand and could change any single thing today that you think would have the greatest positive effect on making work work better, what would it be?

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The Question That Will Change Your Organization - Polly LaBarre - Harvard Business Review

The Question That Will Change Your Organization - Polly LaBarre - Harvard Business Review | Humanize | Scoop.it

The first thing you notice when you have your ears pricked for questions is that most people (especially businesspeople) are more interested in presenting solutions, making assertions, and sharing their vision. This isn't surprising. School programs us to focus on producing the right answer, and the job description of a leader for the last century has basically been "the person with all the answers."

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Review: Humanize by Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter | Spin Sucks

Review: Humanize by Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter | Spin Sucks | Humanize | Scoop.it
Humanize, by Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter, is not just another social media book. It helps your organization take social words and implement them effectively.
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Hope isn’t a tactic either… | Eric D. Brown

Hope isn’t a tactic either… | Eric D. Brown | Humanize | Scoop.it

Those same organizations that have eschewed hope as a strategy embrace it as a tactic. They ‘hope’ they have the right people in place. They ‘hope’ everyone knows their role and their responsibility in make the strategic plan a reality.

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Becoming a T-Shaped Polymath | @NewCommBiz

Becoming a T-Shaped Polymath | @NewCommBiz | Humanize | Scoop.it

Lately there’s been talk of a new kind of employee, the T-shaped employee. T-shaped employees have qualities of both. They have enough breadth that they can look left to right and understand their position in the company and how their work fits into all of that, but they are also able to get deep in their field and provide that needed expertise. T-shaped employees are the next step in workplace evolution. But I don’t see it stopping there.

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Don't just take our word for it. — SocialFish

Don't just take our word for it. — SocialFish | Humanize | Scoop.it

“Humanize is outstanding – it captures so much about the current marketplace without being dependent on the “right now” problem so many other books have… that being that they are only relevant “right now” when they are written, because the world changes so quickly and the examples are no longer valid.”

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Social Media Can't Put Lipstick (or Chapstick) on a Pig | intersection of online and offline

Social Media Can't Put Lipstick (or Chapstick) on a Pig | intersection of online and offline | Humanize | Scoop.it
National Car Rental and Chapstick do not have Facebook problems, or social media death spirals. They likely have organizational structures where the social media people who really know what to do are not empowered an in charge.
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Cartoon: A thicker skin | Noise to Signal Cartoon

Cartoon: A thicker skin | Noise to Signal Cartoon | Humanize | Scoop.it

A thicker skin not only saves you from the sting of a little cri­ti­cism; it can let you realize from genuine benefit… and keep you from becoming the latest high-profile case study in why comment dele­tion can backfire.

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