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Transformational Leaders Overcome a Traditional Employee Survival Technique! - Wallin Enterprises

Transformational Leaders Overcome a Traditional Employee Survival Technique! - Wallin Enterprises | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
In 1986 the second of a series of movies, “Aliens”, was released with Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn as main characters[1]. Carrie played the role of a child who survived in the space station after her family had been killed by aliens.
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Leadership: 10 Commandments for managing Knowledge Workers

Leadership: 10 Commandments for managing Knowledge Workers | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
How to effectively manage Knowledge Workers
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Communication.

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Do We Really Want High Performers? | Human Capital Adviser

Do We Really Want High Performers? | Human Capital Adviser | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
We all at one time or another dream of possessing an “all-star” team that performs beyond expectations and never ceases to improve. Similarly, when things go wrong, the first thing we look to is usually reasons for a lack of performance.
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The new conversation manifesto

The new conversation manifesto | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
As KM moves on to embrace not just 'stocks' of best practices but also 'flows' and living networks, conversation is being seen as a key facilitator for peer learning as well as just-in-time learning...
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One of my favorite lines in this article "conversation is the lubricant to knowledge exchange" and the other fav is "the most important challenge in this economy is createing conversations". How well does your organization create conversations? And, are those conversations moving you forward?

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Startup spaces: How to design your startup office for a productive workforce

Startup spaces: How to design your startup office for a productive workforce | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But ...
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Most organizations do not give enought thought to the physical environment of employees. Setting up a productive environment does not require ping pong tables and kegs but it does require thought and effort.

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Leadership, Engagement and the Culture Change Pyramid

Leadership, Engagement and the Culture Change Pyramid | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
We spend a lot of our time with leaders discussing issues like trust and delegation.  What leaders need to do – more of, or less of.  Taking big decisions about strategic direction and what to stop...
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Paying attention to the little things to prevent big issues...

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Hiding from Change | Human Capital Adviser

Hiding from Change | Human Capital Adviser | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
Most of us dread change and go out of our way to avoid it. We talk about never growing up, changing what we like, or selecting a new favorite food. Nevertheless, it is impossible to hide from change.
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Change will, and is happening. Are you prepared?

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Is Your Workplace Industrialized or Humanized? HR, Recruiting, Social Media Policies, Human Resources, HR Technology Blogging4Jobs

Is Your Workplace Industrialized or Humanized? HR, Recruiting, Social Media Policies, Human Resources, HR Technology Blogging4Jobs | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
Are you a PC or a Mac? You remember those commercials, right? Talk about the ultimate way of “humanizing” your company.
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Is your organized humanized or industrialized? Are you entrenchedin bureaucracy with a few shiny objects sprinkled around to look like innovation?

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Slowing the work treadmill

Slowing the work treadmill | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
Harvard Business School Professor Teresa Amabile compares much of work life to running on a treadmill.
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I particularly like her point that managers need to provide space for their employees to slow down and create. Often, managers drive employees on at an ever increasing pace which, in the long run, decreases productivity. Managers should be ensuring the best space possible for employees to be as productive as possible.

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Managing Happiness: 5 Feedback Tips for a Global Workplace - Business 2 Community

Managing Happiness: 5 Feedback Tips for a Global Workplace - Business 2 Community | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
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While this has a global flare to it, the concepts can be utilized in any situation. Probably the more important idea here is whether or not you have a feedback loop of your own. If you don't, how can you create one that fits your organization?

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Zombies in the Workplace | Human Capital Adviser

Zombies in the Workplace | Human Capital Adviser | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
As an employee becomes less engaged, he or she becomes less useful and part of the work world around them.
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Are you picking up on the signs of disengaged employees and are you addressing it quickly and appropriately?

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Setting Up Success With Company Culture - Showcasing Women

Setting Up Success With Company Culture - Showcasing Women | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
[Sponsored by Visa Small Business] Happy and engaged employees are essential for a successful small business. Take a look at what a positive company culture can do for YOUR business.
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A good graphic on the value of culture to teh organization.

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Building a Leadership Development Program, Part 1 | Human Capital Adviser

This is the first component discussing the seven “factors for success” or key programmatic elements for a successful leadership development program. The fir
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Getting Our Way | Human Capital Adviser

As most of us know, our chance of attaining our own wants and needs relates closely to others realizing their desires as well. Put simply, mutually beneficial transactions provide the basis for our success.
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Manage Culture or Face the Tragic Consequences (Guest post by Tim Kuppler) | RoundPegg

Manage Culture or Face the Tragic Consequences (Guest post by Tim Kuppler) | RoundPegg | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
Culture management software by RoundPegg
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Culture isn't about "extra" things in the office like ping pong tables and quiet rooms. It's about how people engage and how they make choices at work. And, how people engage and make choices determines how the company performs. What are you doing about your company's culture?

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How Revamping Your Performance Management Leads to Higher Employee Engagement | 7Geese

How Revamping Your Performance Management Leads to Higher Employee Engagement | 7Geese | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
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Freelancing is the new normal: oDesk and the future of the workforce marketplace

Freelancing is the new normal: oDesk and the future of the workforce marketplace | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
In conversations about freelancing and online marketplaces for remote contract workers of the tech industry, the name of oDesk floats up pretty often.

Founded in 2005, the ...
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We need to open the aperture of how we view employees and the workforce. Great opportunities for freelancers to support key elements of an organizations work. As business owners, we have to feel comfortable in moving this direction. Start small, develop your style and model for using it. But definitely consider it!

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Leader for All Occasions | Human Capital Adviser

Leader for All Occasions | Human Capital Adviser | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
Most leadership scholars and gurus espouse a magic formula for successful leadership, yet there are far less overlapping elements than one would imagine.
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More insights from the Human Capital Adviser

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Putting organizational complexity in its place | McKinsey & Company

Putting organizational complexity in its place | McKinsey & Company | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
Not all complexity is bad for business—but executives don’t always know what kind their company has.
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Often overlooked in organizations - continually ensuring the people getting the work down have the resources, time, and support to produce high quality work.

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How small-business owners can find and keep sustainable part-time employees | SmartBlogs

How small-business owners can find and keep sustainable part-time employees | SmartBlogs | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal recently reported the obvious: Small businesses are not adding full-time workers like they used to. The article cited Goldman Sa
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Putting thought behind a part-time worker hiring strategy. I don't often hear much on this subject.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Labor Day Manifesto Of the Passionate Creative Worker

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Labor Day Manifesto Of the Passionate Creative Worker | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
[Three years ago today I posted A Labor Day Manifesto for a New World. In classic Hagelian fashion it was long and complicated. With the help of a few edge collaborators (Christopher Gong, Sarah Scharf and John Seely Brown), we've...
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Are you policies and practices encouraging employees to be passionately creative?

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Why Millennials Are Ending The 9 To 5

Why Millennials Are Ending The 9 To 5 | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
Are Millennials over the traditional workplace? The 9 to 5 job may soon be a relic of the past, if Millennials have their way. A slow climb in a company was once the accepted career path.
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How are you welcoming and supporting millenials? How are you welcoming and supporting all of the generations in your workplace? Do you have a strategy?

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Burnout: The Disease of Our Civilization

Since launching our Third Metric campaign -- to redefine success beyond the first two metrics of money and power to include well-being, wisdom, and our ability to wonder and to give back -- I've been
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Are you encouraging well being in your organization?

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5 Reasons Why Workplace Flexibility Is Smart Talent Strategy

5 Reasons Why Workplace Flexibility Is Smart Talent Strategy | Sustainable Organizations | Scoop.it
Day 2: Now THIS is what I call telecommuting... (Photo credit: DDFic) Most of us, at some point in our lives, have worked in organizations that are rigid and unyielding. You know, cubicle world -- acres of gray carpeting bathed in florescent light.
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The work place is changing, work life is changing - its time to open our minds to possibilties and to workplace innovation.

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