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Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World

Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World | Humanize | Scoop.it

Humanize is a practical guide for realizing the true potential of social media—not for marketing, but for leadership.

 

Knowing the tools of social media is a must for successful marketing these days, but the real promise of social media is the way it can teach us a whole new way of doing business. Humanize takes the principles underlying social media’s growth and applies them to the way we lead and manage our organizations. Leading organizational consultants Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant help you change your organization, from the culture down to individual behavior, in ways that make it more human—and more effective. Drawing on their extensive experience, Notter and Grant help you make management innovation real and doable. Regardless of your title or position, this book can help you:

 

- Build a more trustworthy, open, generative, and courageous organization by embracing social and human principles.
- Change organizations from the inside out.
- Address critical elements of organizational behavior, process, and culture.
- Move beyond the social media buzzwords like transparent, decentralized, and open—and actually make them happen.
- Promote forms of “generative” success that go beyond profit and loss.
- Learn how to get started–you, personally, today, right now!

 

Order the book today. http://amzn.to/humanizebook

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http://www.joegerstandt.com/2011/09/be-a-contradiction/ - Summify

The human body is composed of a variety of systems. Each of them has a unique role and they all depend on each other. Bones, muscles…digestive, cardiovascular, nervous systems, etc. Similarly, an organization is an integration of intermingling and overlapping systems. Organizations generally have some physical infrastructure. There is also the workforce, the organizational chart, the policy manual, the unwritten norms; all important systems or components of an organization.

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Don’t Be An Expert, Be A Trusted Advisor For Your Customers / Flowtown (@flowtown)

Don’t Be An Expert, Be A Trusted Advisor For Your Customers / Flowtown (@flowtown) | Humanize | Scoop.it
Source Every professional wants their customer base to consider them well-informed and in the know, but there is a fine line between being an...
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Museum 2.0: Fundraising as Participatory Practice: Myths, Realities, Possibilities

Museum 2.0: Fundraising as Participatory Practice: Myths, Realities, Possibilities | Humanize | Scoop.it

If fundraisers are so keen on relationships, why weren't they the first into social media and participatory projects on behalf of their organizations? Even stranger, why are they so often the most opposed to such relationship-oriented efforts when extended to everyday members or visitors?

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The Case for Starting a Design Revolution - Michael Schrage - Harvard Business Review

The Case for Starting a Design Revolution - Michael Schrage - Harvard Business Review | Humanize | Scoop.it

Requirements are the devil. No enterprise design initiative wastes more time, more effort, more money — while squandering goodwill — than the quest for requirements. I've lost track of the number of software development teams and innovation groups I've worked with who invested weeks eliciting, gathering, and prioritizing customer requirements — then carefully built and demo-ed a prototype — only to hear, "Well, I know that's what we asked for but, now that we've seen it, it's not what we really want."

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: How Do You Manage Ideas?

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: How Do You Manage Ideas? | Humanize | Scoop.it

Ideas don't always arrive on a predictable schedule, so having an ongoing idea management system is important. Not only for capturing the ideas, but also for effectively evaluating them and refining the ones identified as having the most potential.

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Tony Schwartz: Whole People, not Human Resources | Management Innovation eXchange

Tony Schwartz: Whole People, not Human Resources | Management Innovation eXchange | Humanize | Scoop.it

Tony Schwartz, MIX Maverick and author of The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, advocates a shift from extracting more performance out of “human resources” to systematically investing in the four core sources of energy of every person: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Stop trying to get more out of your people and start freeing, fueling, and inspiring them to bring more of themselves to work.

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Three Winning Strategies To Convert Organizational Intentions Into Action

Three Winning Strategies To Convert Organizational Intentions Into Action | Humanize | Scoop.it
Good intentions don't move mountains. Bulldozers do. For many orgs, the mission and plan are just good intentions.Here are 3 strategies to help.
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Rethinking Measurement

Rethinking Measurement | Humanize | Scoop.it

But rethinking your metrics is probably a GREAT way to start changing some trajectories. Measure different things, and at different intervals, with the intention of actually learning more about your system and how it operates. That can lead to some behavior that changes trajectories.

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The Case for Humanizing Business | Social Media Blog by Michael Brito

The Case for Humanizing Business | Social Media Blog by Michael Brito | Humanize | Scoop.it

We live in a machine world.

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Leadership Lessons From Burning Man | Fast Company

Leadership Lessons From Burning Man | Fast Company | Humanize | Scoop.it

It’s easy to dismiss Burning Man as nothing more than a bizarre hippie love-fest that takes place deep in the Nevada desert every year the week before Labor Day. But doing so misses the fact that it’s an amazingly successful enterprise--and, as such, has a thing or two to teach about how to inspire creative people and create a great product.

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Your nonprofit’s mission statement isn’t as important as you think

Your nonprofit’s mission statement isn’t as important as you think | Humanize | Scoop.it

Living, breathing humans are your mission

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The Beauty of Competing Narratives

The Beauty of Competing Narratives | Humanize | Scoop.it
In Chapter 3 of Humanize, we make the case that organizations, in general, are not adapting fast enough to our changing times. And we don’t pull any punches.
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Move Over Social Media; Here Comes Social Business | Fast Company

Move Over Social Media; Here Comes Social Business | Fast Company | Humanize | Scoop.it
It takes extraordinary chutzpah to promote a vision before it can be fully realized by your audience, let alone your company. IBM did just that in 1997 when it introduced the notion of e-business.
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Thanks For Playing: Power With verus Power Over

Thanks For Playing: Power With verus Power Over | Humanize | Scoop.it

Power OVER is about scarcity, rules, procedures, compliance, competition, rewards and threats, hoarding information, assigning blame, fear and skepticism, exclusion, silos, and control.

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The Social Customer Manifesto: Reflections on the Social Customer

The Social Customer Manifesto: Reflections on the Social Customer | Humanize | Scoop.it

THE SOCIAL CUSTOMER MANIFESTO

I want to have a say.
I don't want to do business with idiots.
I want to know when something is wrong, and what you're going to do to fix it.
I want to help shape things that I'll find useful.
I want to connect with others who are working on similar problems.

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PwC Quarterly Forecast Brings More Legitimacy to 21st Century Collaboration | Pretzel Logic - Social and Collaborative Business

PwC Quarterly Forecast Brings More Legitimacy to 21st Century Collaboration | Pretzel Logic - Social and Collaborative Business | Humanize | Scoop.it
Performance management and acceleration in the 21st century. And why collaboration via enterprise social approaches and software can be instrumental.
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Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution - Forbes

Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution - Forbes | Humanize | Scoop.it

We have entered the age of empowered individuals, who use potent new technologies and harness social media to organize themselves. A few have joined cause with WikiLeaks and its terrifying stepchildren, upending the once secure corridors of the U.S. State Department and Pentagon. But most are ordinary people with new tools to force you to listen to what they care about and to demand respect. Both your customers and your employees have started marching in this burgeoning social media multitude, and you’d better get out of their way—or learn to embrace them.

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It's time to humanize business — SocialFish

It's time to humanize business — SocialFish | Humanize | Scoop.it

We’ve all been walking this path together and the time to change our organizations is now.

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Managing The Psychological Bias Against Creativity - Forbes

Managing The Psychological Bias Against Creativity - Forbes | Humanize | Scoop.it

You come up with a great new idea at work, or at home. Or a political leader actually tries something “new and different” when faced with a previously intractable problem. But then, rather than grateful acceptance, or even a fair hearing, the idea is squashed, ridiculed, or otherwise ignored.

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Brains On Fire Blog » Blog Archive » Two and a half years later….

Brains On Fire Blog » Blog Archive » Two and a half years later…. | Humanize | Scoop.it

So in true Brains On Fire fashion, we did our own homework. We realized business life without timesheets could work…made it work…told everyone that would listen it worked….and then got back to work. Oh, and it’s still working.

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Strategy - Five Fundamentals for Productive Ideation Sessions : MarketingProfs Article

Strategy - Five Fundamentals for Productive Ideation Sessions : MarketingProfs Article | Humanize | Scoop.it
Strategy - What makes a great ideation session? The quality of the participants, the energy of the facilitator, and the range of creative exercises. But there are five guidelines that'll exponentially boost ...
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Google’s CFO on growth, capital structure, and leadership - McKinsey Quarterly - Corporate Finance - Performance

Google’s CFO on growth, capital structure, and leadership - McKinsey Quarterly - Corporate Finance - Performance | Humanize | Scoop.it
Patrick Pichette describes the attitudes and behavior that Google hopes will keep it growing like a start-up. A McKinsey Quarterly Corporate Finance article.
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