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Behavior-Based Anticipatory Computing Coming To Social Networks

Behavior-Based Anticipatory Computing Coming To Social Networks | MGT 307 | Scoop.it
Foursquare and the social startup Circle want to help you make location-based decisions.
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With social networks like Foursquare and Circle we are moving towards a society even more catered to our lifestyles and personalities. When you check-in where you are on one of these networks they are using these indicators to figure out your behavioral patterns. Foursquare is using this information to provide you with suggestions for food you should eat at the restaurant you check-in at or places you should check out around the corner from where you check-in at. With the social network Circle you can catch up on local news and events going on around you but it also makes obervations based on things you look at and on your location. 

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Create an exercise mission statement

Create an exercise mission statement | MGT 307 | Scoop.it
You need a big-picture approach that matches your interest, your goals, your lifestyle and your passion.
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This article argues that a mission statement can be applied to different aspects in your personal life not just to a business. In this case the mission statement is applied directly to exercise and the steps that one should take to create an exercise mission statement. 

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It is easy to get pigeonholed at work. Finding a way out is much harder. Here's how one woman did it

It is easy to get pigeonholed at work. Finding a way out is much harder. Here's how one woman did it | MGT 307 | Scoop.it
How a loyal follower shook off her old identity and became more of a leader
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Ms. Johnson has worked her way up in a company owned by Ms. Gable. Gable would like to have Johnson in a position of authority. Johnson has been unable to give off an air of authority when it came to presenting ideas to members of the business and she has been putting off making decisions until Gable could make them instead. Gable brought in Ms. Woodward to help her in this situation. Through personality tests Woodward was able to tell that Johnson’s personality is that of an introvert. Using the information Woodward developed through the personality test she was able to give Johnson tips and tricks on how to present herself as more authoritative. The result was that Johnson has been able to make more decisions on her own and on the spot and she has been able to be more authoritative when it comes to running meetings with other team members. 

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Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior - NBC News.com

Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior - NBC News.com | MGT 307 | Scoop.it
A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this year for making a...
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Your social media profile is not as private as you thought, not only are your friends looking at what you post online but now the authorities and schools are looking at it as well. The police have been able in many occasions to incarcerate criminals based on what they find online through social media websites. Schools are also able to use social media sites now to keep track of what there students are doing online and to keep an eye on cyberbullying. Social media companies are looking for more ways to make money and with that comes less privacy.   

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DreamWorks is believer in every employee's creativity

DreamWorks is believer in every employee's creativity | MGT 307 | Scoop.it
Accountants and lawyers are encouraged, expected to be as innovative as the artists.
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DreamWorks uses three of the motivators we learned in class, interesting work, increased responsibility, and advancement growth. They argue that motivation comes through allowing their employees to have creativity and room to create freely. This is interesting to me because places like google may have slides and massage chairs but in the end this is only because they are at work for so long which makes me less interested in their work environment. DreamWorks wants their employee's to be motivated by allowing the chance for growth and responsibility. 

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Are College Rankings Still Relevant in the Decision-Making Process?

Are College Rankings Still Relevant in the Decision-Making Process? | MGT 307 | Scoop.it
how much do college rankings matter?
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Students seem to have changed their decision-making process when it comes to choosing what college to go to. College students are taking less into account the ranking of the schools they are applying to and more to how much the school is going to cost them. Even when they have to choose between schools they have been accepted to students seem to make this decision by looking at the ranking and seeing which school would give them the best education for their money.  

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Customer Experience Driven by Technology at Big Banks

Customer Experience Driven by Technology at Big Banks | MGT 307 | Scoop.it
According to a new report by Forbes, banks are digging deeper into technology and social media to enhance the customer experience.

Via TechinBiz
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Banks are beginning to jump on the social media bandwagon in order to assess customer satisfaction. They are able to manage what direction to go in through the feedback received leading to improved customer experiences. 

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The New Rules Of Business Strategy

The New Rules Of Business Strategy | MGT 307 | Scoop.it
What’s your business strategy? Perhaps even more critical, what is business strategy in the 2010s?
At its core, business strategy is a practice. It’s a way of communicating ideas, of setting goals and then achieving them.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Just as businesses are changing from year to year so are the strategies the businesses use. This article argues that business strategy has new rules to follow in this new age. The first being that small business need a business strategy just as much as big businesses now because it is a part of growth. Perhaps the biggest reason for new rules is the new factors present in today's society like globalization and social media. Businesses have the new pressure of competing with other businesses around the globe due to the internet and they have the new pressure of building an online presence.   

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If I Read One More Platitude-Filled Mission Statement, I'll Scream | Harvard Business Review

If I Read One More Platitude-Filled Mission Statement, I'll Scream | Harvard Business Review | MGT 307 | Scoop.it
Bland mission statements are worse than boring; they confuse your strategy.

 

Let's start with a game. Below are three mission statements from three Fortune 500 companies. Try to match each company with its mission statement...

 

How did you do? The largely indistinguishable statements make the task almost impossible. Such statements may still be considered "best practice" in some quarters but in so many cases they do not achieve what they were intended to achieve. Ironically, many "directional documents" are not fit for purpose: they do not provide direction....

 

[This was a refreshing POV and must-read ~ Jeff]


Via Jeff Domansky
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Similar to the video we watched in class this article discusses the common mission statement and how it usually is so broad that you are unable to determine what company it is even for. It argues that most companies lack a statement that is both concrete and inspirational. They refer to this as strategic intent and they give 3 tips to create a good one. The first tip is to stop fixing the words and start asking yourself which decision will be better. The second tip is to make the statement concrete and narrow. The last tip is to make it even more clear.

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GE, Google Launch Mapping Partnership for Smart Grid, Energy | Greentech Media

GE, Google Launch Mapping Partnership for Smart Grid, Energy | Greentech Media | MGT 307 | Scoop.it

The two companies announced Tuesday morning that they’re integrating Google Maps data into GE's Smallworld electrical, telecommunications and gas applications -- a set of geospatial analytics tools and software that GE has adapted for Web, mobile and desktop use. On the smart grid front, GE is building Google’s mapping content into its grid distribution management system (DMS) and outage management system (OMS), and it’s also tapping Google’s Android platform to augment its existing mobile products, mainly to give them better, more information-rich maps.

 

This amounts to a major announcement in the relatively small world of utility geospatial information system (GIS) vendors, to be sure. Today’s market is dominated by such players as Esri and Intergraph, in-house products from grid giants like Alstom and Siemens, and up-and-comers like startup Space-Time Insight.

 

GTM Research has predicted U.S. utilities will spend between $110 million and $180 million on GIS upgrades and replacements from 2010 to 2015, with projects ranging from the high end, such as Southern California Edison’s $71 million upgrade of its 10-year-old GIS, to a few hundred thousand dollars for small municipal or cooperative utilities.

 

“Google's rich mapping content will form an integral part of GE's solutions, strengthening the existing geospatial capabilities of GE's Smallworld products by providing out-of-the-box base mapping as well as visualization and analytics capabilities,” according to the announcement.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Google has made an ethical decision to join GE in going green. Google is placing it's rich mapping content into the realm of smart grids to allow GE to grow and expand their electrical, telecommunications, and gas application. Google made this decision by using the ethical decision-making guide and deciding that it was not illegal, it did not violate company or professional standards, and that it only affected others positively.

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Cultures are all different on social media too | LEWIS PR

Cultures are all different on social media too | LEWIS PR | MGT 307 | Scoop.it
Using the four cultural dimensions that academic Geert Hofstede created to explain how cultures differ, we look at whether the same aspects are also present in the way cultures approach social media too.

 

...our cultural differences are still alive and kicking – and they have a profound impact on the way we deal with social media. Some of our findings even confirm what we know about culture from well-established academic literature. In other words: people from different nationalities react to social media in a way that could have been predicted by social science.

 

In this post, I’d like to take you through the four cultural dimensions that academic Geert Hofstede created to explain how cultures differ back in the Eighties, and if they can be seen reflected in today’s social media channels....


Via Jeff Domansky
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This article is interesting because it explores how Hofstede defined culture and how it relates to society even now. It seems that in this time of social media that the culture divide would be thinning but this article argues that social media makes in even more evident that Hofstede's ideas on culture apply just as much now as they ever have.

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Motivation, Not IQ, Matters Most for Learning New Math Skills | TIME.com

Motivation, Not IQ, Matters Most for Learning New Math Skills | TIME.com | MGT 307 | Scoop.it

"You don’t have to be born with math skills; solving problems is a matter of studying and motivation.

That may not seem like such a surprise, but it’s become easy to say ‘I just can’t do math.’ While some element of math achievement may be linked to natural inborn intelligence, when it comes to developing skills during high school, motivation and math study habits are much more important than IQ, according to a new study.

“It’s not how smart we are; it’s how motivated we are and how effectively we study that determines growth in math achievement over time,” says Kou Murayama..."


Via Beth Dichter
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A study done in Germany argues that it's not the children who have the high IQ's that are growing most in their math skills but it is the ones who are most motivated. Through the research conducted they collected evidence  that shows that the even though the kids with the higher IQ's started at a higher level when it came to understanding math the children who reported that they were motivated to learn math were the ones who picked up the math skills faster. 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:37 AM

The ease in which the teacher is able to share enthusiasm is key as well.

Terri Goldson's curator insight, February 1, 2014 3:21 PM

Unfortunately the intelligence quotient has always been the standard measure used within education and beyond, that is said to determine our ability to learn. We know through common observation, that premise is not always an indicator of success. Other very important factors play a role in everyone’s ability to navigate through life.  Factors such as motivation, determination, perseverance and other intangibles are important influences. Tapping into those essential elements will make learning more meaningful for all learners.  Knowledge IS Power!

Chaeyeon Seo's curator insight, November 9, 2014 10:00 AM

Motivation is important not only in math but in every part of work

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7 Leadership Lies You Need to Stop Believing

7 Leadership Lies You Need to Stop Believing | MGT 307 | Scoop.it
Don't believe everything you hear about what it means to be a great leader. Here are seven myths debunked.
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This gives a good explanation of what the role of leadership requires and what a leader is and is not. While also briefly explaining the difference between managers and leaders, managers are not required to be leaders and managers and leaders do not fulfill the same role. 

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