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Meet This Year’s Bloomberg 50

Meet This Year’s Bloomberg 50 | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
From finance and politics to tech and entertainment, these people defined global business in 2017.

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5 questions that reveal if a company has a healthy Workplace Culture

5 questions that reveal if a company has a healthy Workplace Culture | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Last week, a friend who’s looking for a new job asked me this. She’d been doing a few interviews, and was trying to figure out what questions to ask during her interviews to discern if a potential…

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What sets most successful companies apart from others is having a healthy workplace culture and this includes having a sound work-life balance. Some organizations will outsource this will outsource a survey to a third party like for example checking out on "Good Place to Work" scores. However, it would be a good idea for team leaders to prepare a ready reckoner, a checklist to see if they have allowed for opportunities for healthy debates, or if they have ensured accessibility to employees. Celebrating success and acknowledging accomplishment, and coaching would be team leaders will go a long way in ensuring that the company maintains a healthy workplace culture!
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Hate Performance Reviews? Good News: They're Getting Shorter And Simpler

Hate Performance Reviews? Good News: They're Getting Shorter And Simpler | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Few people look forward to annual performance reviews. For managers, filling out lengthy forms is an onerous chore, and for employees, infrequent, one-sided appraisals can be a cause for dread. But new data shows companies are adopting shorter, more continuous feedback practices and it’s having a positive impact on their business.

A small number of firms like Adobe have been experimenting with simpler, more informal performance reviews for years. Now the practice is gaining wide adoption. “We see this massive re-engineering going on,” says Josh Bersin, a principal at Deloitte and Forbes contributor who oversees the Human Capital Trends report, an annual study of H.R. trends. Of the 10,447 business and H.R. leaders Deloitte surveyed, 71% said they’re either re-evaluating their current performance management system, upgrading it, or have updated it over the past three years.

 


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Hate those annual performance reviews? You would like to avoid those "One on one" meets with the boss, where the boss never turns up or makes you wait outside while he engages in another important meeting? It is high time these performance reviews were streamlined! The good news is that " firms like Adobe have been experimenting with simpler, more informal performance reviews for years" and I hope this trend filters down to other organisations throughout the world!
 
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Few people look forward to annual performance reviews. But new data shows companies are adopting shorter, more continuous feedback practices, and it’s having a positive impact on their business.

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Japanese White-Collar Workers are already being replaced by Artificial Intelligence

Japanese White-Collar Workers are already being replaced by Artificial Intelligence | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based, white-collar work are also becoming increasingly competent. One Japanese insurance company, Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance, is reportedly replacing 34 human insurance claim workers with "IBM Watson Explorer,

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It is high time we looked for alternative jobs for people who are being replaced by Artificial Intelligence. Just hope that AI will not result in unemployment for many!
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The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking

The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Did you know that Warren Buffett has spent 80% of his career thinking?
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I would call this an exercise in Metacognition, others might call it introspection or even meditation!
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'Corporate Innovation does not work,' says Accenture

'Corporate Innovation does not work,' says Accenture | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Accenture's Narry Singh tells WIRED2016 that startups and corporates should collaborate for the best results
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Corporate Innovation does not work, according to this article. This is surprising, but perhaps not impossible. Innovation does not when when you run out of ideas, it does not work when the processes become too overwhelming. Corporate innovation does not work when disruption fizzles out and when leadership does not offer flexibility.
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Content is and Always Will Be King

Content is and Always Will Be King | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
I’ve heard people talk about content now being king anymore, especially on those social media platforms we all use, however in my opinion content and by that I mean

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Content will always be King, thus having highly skilled content writers will always be an advantage for most brand marketers. In many cases, it is the quality of the content that will attract prospective clients and customers. The product in such a case might be as diverse as an insurance policy, a startup business plan, or perhaps even a holiday plan. 
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100 Persuasive Email Subject Lines (According to the Experts)

100 Persuasive Email Subject Lines (According to the Experts) | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why people won't open your emails?

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Strangely enough, being tech savvy has not translated into effective communication skills. E-Mails are just another form of letters thus like all effective formal letters, E-Mails too need to have an effective subject line. It is not surprising that in today's hectic times, people scarcely move beyond the statement of the subject. The subject line is perhaps the most important part of the E-Mail because it is a window into the letter/ e-mail.
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People and skills make Ireland the 7th most competitive economy in the world

People and skills make Ireland the 7th most competitive economy in the world | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
People, culture and skills were the key reasons that Ireland jumped from 16th to 7th place as the world's most competitive economy.

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Training in soft skills, 21st Century skills, Social skills and the ability to motivate people to work to the best of their abilities does make a difference!
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6 ways to unleash Creativity in the Workplace

6 ways to unleash Creativity in the Workplace | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

The demand for creativity from employees is rising in this age of rapid technological advancement. This is evident when we see multinational companies like


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It is very good to claim to support creativity at the workplace, however this needs to be done within a structure that allows for creativity to take place. The other day we were discussing how structures and processes might end up as being detrimental to creativity. In fact, sometimes to state that one is 'planning for creativity' is an oxymoron when the planning phase becomes extreme! The 'Eureka' moment comes unbidden and at the most unexpected of moments!

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5 Lessons You Learn Your First Year at Harvard Business School

5 Lessons You Learn Your First Year at Harvard Business School | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Is getting an MBA worth it? It's a fraught question with passionately argued cases on both sides of the debate. But whether you think a stint at a top-tier business school is overpriced and creativity dulling or a golden ticket to success, everyone would have to agree that getting the knowledge of an MBA without the huge price tag or two-year time commitment is a great deal.

Which makes a recent Medium post by Ellen Chisa a must read who for anyone who is unlikely to make it over to Boston to attend HBS any time soon.

A current student, Chisa generously walks readers through the ten courses every first-year MBA student must take and reveals the most mind-blowing insight she took away from each. Some of her course descriptions will be of interest only to those in certain industries or roles, while others resist summarizing (but are still well worth a read in full). Here, however, are those that can be boiled down for entrepreneurs, along with several case studies (purchase required) that Chisa recommends if you want to do further reading.

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This is a most informative article that gives you an insight into one of the world's top B.Schools and what can be learned about the MBA programme provided by it.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 28, 2015 6:49 PM

A current student explains the most mind-blowing insights she learned her first year at HBS

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Google HR Boss: We Don't Care Where You Went To College

Google HR Boss: We Don't Care Where You Went To College | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

What they should be focused on instead is curiosity, leadership ability, culture fit, and lastly, whether people can actually do the job, Bock said. “That has been one of the keys to our growth, making sure we get the right people in from the beginning,” Bock said. “If you get that right, you hire amazing people, they’ll be fine, and they’ll do amazing things.”

 

Google has learned along the way. In its early years, the company strongly considered where applicants went to school, going after top talent from big-name universities. Then it looked at the data. What Bock and his team found was that there was no relationship between where employees went to school and how those people actually performed in their jobs.

 


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So then, the college or institution doesn't matter as long as you have the requisite skills to be hired for the job. We have come a long way from the times when graduated from a well known and prestigious college was a guarantee that you would be hired!

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Andrée Laforge's curator insight, May 6, 2015 9:30 AM

La curiosité, le leadership, un fit avec la culture organisationnelle et finalement, à la toute fin, les compétences techniques de l'individu, Voilà sur quoi vous devriez mettre l'emphase lorsque vous êtes en recrutement (Laszlo Bock- Google).

Scott Brown's curator insight, May 10, 2015 4:23 PM

This should be  rewritten truthfully as "We Don't Care Where You Went To College  If You Are Applying For A Rank and File Job!"  LOL

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Are Machines seizing Control of Language?

Are Machines seizing Control of Language? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Technological innovation in translation is rapid and ongoing, and recent developments have again raised the spectre of a future in where machines reign supreme and humans need no longer concern themselves with finding the mot juste.

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Technology is overtaking us in almost every aspect of our lives, so, it will not be surprising if one day machines seize control of language! A frightening prospect indeed!

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These haunting photos of the retail apocalypse reveal a new normal in America

These haunting photos of the retail apocalypse reveal a new normal in America | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
The retail apocalypse has descended on America. More than 6,400 stores are expected to close across the country this year. Department stores like Macy's, Sears, and JCPenney, and retailers including BCBG, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Bebe have decided to close dozens of stores.
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Six Ways To Write Emails That Don’t Make People Silently Resent You | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Six Ways To Write Emails That Don’t Make People Silently Resent You | Fast Company | The Future Of Business | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Research has shown that when we receive an email, we’re predisposed to view the tone of that message negatively–or at least more negatively than the sender intended it.

Given that everyone has this natural “negativity bias” against email, it’s important to pay close attention to your phrasing. For the most part, we use email either to remind people about things they said they’d do, or to ask them to do something for us. In the absence of social cues, this is a delicate task. With that in mind, here are a few tips for making your emails friendly and appealing—without running on too long or coming off as ingratiating.


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We keep talking about Email etiquettes, perhaps the most important thing is that one should fight against a negative bias which might force the receiver to respond in a rather belligerent tone. One need not be too effusive, nor being ingratiating, nor should one be too stiff. The "I beg your attention to" days have passed away, and so has the "This is to warn you to desist" opening line!
 
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We’re hardwired to read emails in a more negative tone than how they were actually written. Here’s the antidote.

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Multitasking: The Productivity Killer

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How Multitasking is a Productivity Killer in your Business

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Multitasking is surely a productivity killer. The fact is the when you multitask, you are compromising on the quality of your work. This is because you are giving a divided attention to the task at hand!
 
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The changing face of Business - and the part Artificial Intelligence has to play

The changing face of Business - and the part Artificial Intelligence has to play | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Paul Daugherty, Accenture CTO, explores the possible impacts of artificial intelligence on the business world.
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Artificial Intelligince is the next big scientific revolution after the industrial revolution. AI will be used to boost economies in the coming decades. It will be used to predict market trends which in turn will guide the manufacutring process. Perhaps the reason why paging devices failed in India was because they were introduced at the wrong time. AI could have predicted this and warned RPG and others to put the introduction of pagers on hold until a time when the cell-phone glut was over.
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9 Reasons Why Your Best Staff Will Leave In 2017

9 Reasons Why Your Best Staff Will Leave In 2017 | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
And it's probably not for more money!
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I guess these are some of the reasons why high levels of attrition take place even in some of the reputed organisations all over the world. Retention of trained staff becomes an issue when there is a feeling of disconnect in their minds. Good organisations need to take care of their staff if they expect the same from their staff. An experienced and well-entrenched staff is an asset whose value can never be measured in terms of money!
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What turns a Manager into a Leader? 

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What turns a manager into a leader?

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A moot question for leadership is 'What turns a Manager into a Leader?' People are appointed for Managerial positions, but what marks exceptional Managers apart from the rest is their ability to lead others. It is not just the post but their character traits that matter!
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8 Brilliant Content Marketing Innovations from the World’s Best Brands

8 Brilliant Content Marketing Innovations from the World’s Best Brands | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Discover how eight familiar brands innovate their content marketing in eight unique ways – Content Marketing Institute

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Neil has based his writeup on eight very powerful elements. While not being too serious might surprise the reader, (seriousness might negate good cheer) being able to update and evolve is a given in today's times. In the same way, the ability to educate and empower the customer with expert tips (even if he doesn't buy your product) will go a long way to win customer trust and loyalty. It all boils down to being able to  create a universal yet unique experience for the customer. The customer believes that you have created a specific product just for him, tailormade, custom made and unique (although this is bought by many).
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Your Competitors Are Going Mobile—Here’s Why You Should Too

Your Competitors Are Going Mobile—Here’s Why You Should Too | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
As more and more consumers rely on their mobile devices for personal and business use, the need for a mobile app is rapidly growing.

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The mobile phone, the so called smart phone is the most important workstation that is fast replacing the tablet and the laptop, forget the desktop computer. It is therefore very important for content to be mobile friendly!
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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
It's the biggest move yet for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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I just hope, this change of ownership will not affect the authenticity of Linkdin!
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Colton Fleming's curator insight, June 13, 2016 2:50 PM

This just happened! 

Virginie Sitter's curator insight, June 14, 2016 4:20 AM
Microsoft rachète Linkedin, c'est le plus gros rachat de Microsoft. Ce rachat donne accès à Microsoft aux réseaux sociaux. Les deux acteurs ciblent le marché des professionnels. En rachetant Linkedin, Microsoft accèdent à une multitude de données sur les entreprises et leurs salariés.
Treathyl Fox's curator insight, June 14, 2016 9:48 AM
Wow! Major partnership!
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Should Business leaders speak out more on climate change?

Should Business leaders speak out more on climate change? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Join a panel of experts online on Wednesday 5 August, 1-2.30pm BST to discuss the role of business in vocalising the environmental agenda

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It is high time that business leaders spoke out more about climate change than about other things! In the words of Mr Edgar S. Woolard "Our continued existence as a leading manufacturer requires that we excel in environmental performance." Margaret Thatcher's words, "No generation has a freehold on this earth. All we have is a life tenancy-with a full repairing lease". It is high time we thought in terms of innovation as a positive step towards addressing the issue of climate change, and thus securing our continued existence on this planet. 

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Are we Entering the Age of Facebook Fatigue?

Are we Entering the Age of Facebook Fatigue? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
When it comes to media giants, they don’t get much bigger than Facebook. As of January 2015, the social network claimed a staggering 1.366 billion active users globally. However, it seems that even giants may not be immune to the power of consumer trends.According to research specialists GlobalWebIndex (GWI), Facebook experienced a drop in active usage of 8% in 2014. To clarify, this is a drop in usage rather than user volumes. Nevertheless, of the 8 major social platforms studied, Facebook was

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I very strongly agree witht premise of the article. We are all suffereing from a surfeit of virtual social networking, and it is telling on us. The compulsion to check posts, like posts and share posts is sapping us of our energy! This doesn't mean that some of us haven't taken advantage of Facebook, like for example promoting my forthcoming books, or even starting a fan following, but then it is true, so many of us start with a few minutes checking Facebook posts before we even start the day. Very soon we will need detox centres for Facebook fatigue, virtual fatigue, and keypad fatigue!

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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
From inspiring life-long learning to empowering teachers, these organizations are taking the education business to school.

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These are the world's top ten most innovative companies in education, and they provide food for thought for  those that are struggling. Ultimately innovativeness and success go hand in hand because of their ability to provide acceptible challenges and interesting ways of doing routine and dull stuff. Education is one field which has the greatest susceptibility to stagnate and a large number of employees in this sector reach their shelf life very soon. In many cases, innovative companies will provide the werewithal for recognition of exemplary work, better ways of doing routines stuff in a more interesting way, and yes, the opportunity to collaborate, and get some extra money too!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 11, 2015 4:34 PM

There are some interesting ideas here. With a concept and structure like Ed Camps, what does that mean to the way School is organized? I would think it might lead to change the status quo won't like.

 

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 12, 2015 11:31 AM

This is the MUST read text.

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, February 13, 2015 6:53 PM

A few surprises in this list