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Big Issue For 2020 Workforce: Getting Workers, Management on Same Page

Big Issue For 2020 Workforce: Getting Workers, Management on Same Page | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Oxford Economics and SAP recently released the report Workforce 2020: The Looming Talent Crisis aimed at understanding the opportunities and challenges of the evolving workforce. The …

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Ignore them at your peril. They have different expectations to us baby boomers.

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Bay Jordan's curator insight, September 28, 8:25 AM

Interesting findings. Do they perhaps indicate that we assume too much and believe our perceptions are fact? You could say the bottom-line is the continuing perpetuation of a communication gap between senior managers and workers; which in itself may be indicative of the fact that senior managers are not leaders.  

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9 Reasons People Love to Work With You

9 Reasons People Love to Work With You | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Some people are a pain to be around. Most are okay. But occasionally we find someone we love to work with.
Here are nine reasons:
1. They make us feel even smarter than we are.
You know the type.
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Every Manager should read this if they want to motivate their team. An excellent blog.

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The Monty Python Guide to Better Leadership

The Monty Python Guide to Better Leadership | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Recognizable quotes can create instant understanding. Most of us use them, at least occasionally. Maybe you sometimes like to channel your inner King Leonidas and rally your business troops with a
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And my favourite quote "no-one expects the spanish inquisition" , which a friend managed to sneek a slide of into a serious structures lecture at university. Still makes me laugh.

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£30 million fund to secure supply of engineers and boost number of women - Business Matters

£30 million fund to secure supply of engineers and boost number of women - Business Matters | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Matthew Hancock has today announced a £30 million fund to increase the supply of engineers.
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Excellent idea! There are far too few women considering Engineering as a career.

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4 Ways to Turn “No” Into “Yes”

4 Ways to Turn “No” Into “Yes” | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Thomas Edison, prolific inventor and businessman, famously said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”Being rejected is part of the game when it comes to doing business
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Most us hate even taking the risk of getting  a 'No', so we don't even ask the question! Here are are some ways to get better at accepting a 'No' and thus becomin more willing to ask the question in the first place.

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How to Solve the Seemingly Impossible Perpendicular Line Problem Presented in 'The Expert' Sketch Comedy Video

How to Solve the Seemingly Impossible Perpendicular Line Problem Presented in 'The Expert' Sketch Comedy Video | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Back in March we posted about "The Expert," a hilarious sketch comedy video in which a lone engineer in a business meeting must deal with idiotic questions from his colleagues. In the sketch, the e...
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If you didn't see 'the Expert' - watch that first. But this is an inspired solution to a seemingly impossible problem.

 

Only one question - where's the red balloon?

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Why This Company Is All About Play Time

Business is a lot like a game in that there are both performance metrics and goals. This company took that simile to a whole new level.
Starting up isn't all fun in games. Or is it?
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I'm all for some play time at work, as I believe this improves morale and creative thinking. But this isn't fun.

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10 Management Rules for Small Business

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10 Management Rules for Small BusinessA quick set of rules that managers should live by, and be aware of in business. I learned these rules along the path in business. Some were learned the hard way,
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Love the rules, although no 2 should not put you off planning. (And I hated the spelling error!)

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Say 'Best Practice' again, I dare you.

Say 'Best Practice' again, I dare you. | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it

I no longer use or accept the phrase 'Best Practice' as I don't think it serves creativity, productivity, or innovation. Am I wrong to think this way? I'd love to hear your opinion in the comments below.


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'Best Practice' is fine provided you keep updating it to account for new best practice. It gives you a framework.  If you don't keep it fresh, it will become 'the old practice we still use because we can't change'.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, May 18, 7:51 PM

Once everyone adopts best practices, they become the new average. It is your choice to stop at average. It was your choice to stop innovating. Don’t blame best practices for your failure. It is a poor workman who blames his tools.

David Hain's curator insight, May 19, 3:21 AM

All practices need context - best practices assume universality. Good practice is much better.

Jacqui Hogan's comment, May 21, 10:29 AM
Best Practice is fine, provided you keep updating it to account for new best practice. It should also never be the only practice.
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The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make in Web Conferences

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make in Web Conferences | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
In this white paper, unveil the top 7 biggest things to avoid when conducting web conferences so that you can efficiently and effectively lead meetings even when online.
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Some good advice, if a little gotomeeting specific.

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Slow Business Networking

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Everyone has heard of speed networking but we found that many of us would rather take a bit more time with those we meet while out networking & so created Slow Business Networking Events, givin...
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Speed networtking done slowly. A good idea methinks.

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Hire for Cultural Fit, Train for the Right IT Skills

Hire for Cultural Fit, Train for the Right IT Skills | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Hiring for the right cultural fit can be more important than focusing on technical skills alone and can help companies improve employee retention, engagement and loyalty.
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Cultural fit is important, but you should also look for people with good overall technical aptitude (not just a specific tech skill) and the right attitude. You could say that the attitude is part of the culture perhaps?

 

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Do you understand your company's personality?

Do you understand your company's personality? | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Corporate culture may matter even more to your project's success than ROI does. Here's how to work with it rather than against it.
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The larger the organisation (business, public organisation, country) the more they think everyone else thinks and behaves like they do! But they don't. This why mergers fail, customer service fails and trade talks fails. Understanding your own culture and that of whoever you are dealing with can immeasurably improve your chances of success.

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Why Your Best Performers Usually Make the Worst Leaders

Why Your Best Performers Usually Make the Worst Leaders | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
We all make this mistake, and we’ll continue to make this mistake. It’s the same old story: One of your employees performs really, really well, and because of their performance you move …
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Why, oh why do we do this! Management needs a whole different set of skills. Until we realise this, and act accordingly, this situation will continue.

 

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Leadership Styles around the World | ReadyToManage

Leadership Styles around the World | ReadyToManage | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
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Something of a generalisation, but pretty accurate for all that!

 

Having worked with most of the nationalities listed, I didn't disagree with any. But where were the Italians? They are noisily charismatic, somewhat chaotic, surprisingly hierarchical and generously sociable. They were the only managers who, when taking me out to dinner, insisted on giving me a menu without prices. They are also the most likely to exchange gifts.

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Craziest Interview Questions Asked Of MBA Job Candidates

Craziest Interview Questions Asked Of MBA Job Candidates | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
“If you could be any animal, what would you be?”A sales manager once posed that question to Jeff Schmitt, one of Poets&Quants' staffers. And he wasn’t sure how to respond. He was interviewing for a
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Makes me glad I'm not applying for jobs anymore. I think I'd want to be a hybrid animal. Part Giraffe (long vision), part Antelope (quick moving) and part Terrier (tenacious). I'd be unique too!

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Are you ready for the 'diva' worker? - YouTube

Digital strategist, Ade McCormack, discusses how organisations will attract the 'next generation' of workers? http://www.bcs.org/nextwave
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Are you ready for the new, young super worker? Your HR department may not be ready to deal with the 'non-compliant' worker. Watch out!

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The 5 Signs of a Bad Leader

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Not all leaders are created equal. There are great ones, good ones, okay ones, and downright awful ones. It’s okay, we’ve all said it before, either aloud or in our own minds, “How exactly did he/she
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Why Creating Organizational Change Is So Hard - Gallup.com

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Why Creating Organizational Change Is So Hard
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Leaders and managers at all levels take center stage during this phase.
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Change should be part of the culture, not something brought in by a leader. Why do we still talk about change as something that needs separate rules? It should be integrated into the everyday rules.

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Why “Leadership” Isn’t Just for Leaders Anymore

Why “Leadership” Isn’t Just for Leaders Anymore | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Skills that were once limited to the C-suite—like decision-making, problem-solving, and creative thinking—now take place at all levels within companies.
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Many of us have been brought up to believe that leaders 'do' leadership and everyone else follows. In the virtual workplace we now work in, we all need leadership skills. This doesn't mean we will all 'be' leaders, in the traditional sense; rather that we all need those skills that make leaders excellent, like self motivation, a strong sense of direction, clear goals, communication skills etc. Many of us already have these skills. We just don't use them enough, or get recognised for using them when we do.

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12 personal benefits that will increase your well-being if you operate with trust at work.

12 personal benefits that will increase your well-being if you operate with trust at work. | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it

Trust and Vegetables? Both make you healthier, reduce your risks, and increase your odds of getting better life-results. Just like starting to eat healthier renders short, cumulative, and long-term impact, so does operating with trust.


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Trust is the glue that enables people to work together.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, May 20, 8:45 PM

Trust makes you and your company run faster and jump higher. If you work with people you don’t trust, it steals valuable resources. Life is short. Find trust.

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3 Things Never to Do If You Want Employee Trust

3 Things Never to Do If You Want Employee Trust | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it

Leader trust alert: these actions diminish trust. Companies are entitled to make these kinds of decisions. But, what's surprising is when they're surprised that when they do, the twitterverse and blogosphere lights up; not to mention unfiltered responses from those they employ.


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Trust is part of the foundation of good management. Ignore it at your peril.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, May 20, 9:10 PM

Employees work harder for supervisors and companies they trust. If you want better return on investment, stop putting your foot in your mouth. Be the change you want to see in the World. Stop managing so much and lead.

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How to maximise value when selling your business - Business Matters

How to maximise value when selling your business - Business Matters | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Business owners work passionately and relentlessly at building their organisations. At some stage, an exit will be a consideration, whether that be for retirement, to move onto pastures new, or to handover the company to a larger organisation with the capacity to further grow the business.
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Get some value when you retire. This is actually good advice for creating a business worth owning.

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IT leaders, bring back the salon to benefit from different perspectives

IT leaders, bring back the salon to benefit from different perspectives | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Renaissance-era salons were meeting places to discuss different viewpoints in a respectful manner. Patrick Gray thinks modern IT shops should adopt a similar concept. No powdered wigs required.
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A modern equivalent would be a round table discussing a topical question like 'when is an ecollaboration more effective than a face to face meeting?' BCS ELITE runs these, we have knowledge cafes and I could do this in my business conversations group. What do you think? Would you join one?

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The Expert, A Hilarious Sketch About the Pain of Being the Only Engineer in a Business Meeting

The Expert, A Hilarious Sketch About the Pain of Being the Only Engineer in a Business Meeting | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
The pain of being the only engineer in a business meeting is perfectly illustrated in the comedy sketch, "The Expert." The sketch was written and directed by Lauris Beinerts and is based on the (Ru...
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For IT people everywhere. A perfect example of a problem with communication between an 'expert' and the business!

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