A secret weapon for effective workplace communication

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Enterprise success in the digital economy is dependent in large part on the ability of employees to collaborate and communicate effectively. Increasingly, this means using digital tools to work with colleagues, customers, and business partners located remotely. Likewise, professional success for modern enterprise workers relies not only on adaptability and a learning mindset, but on […]

The personality traits that keep you sane in the digital economy

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If I had to choose one key trait that both enterprises and people need to thrive (or even survive) in the digital economy, it would be adaptability. The ability to handle whatever comes your way, the ability to change when and as fast as necessary, the ability to constantly evolve. Adaptability spawns agility and creates […]

The relationship-powered enterprise

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In a workplace increasingly filled with intelligent machines, strong interpersonal relationships between actual humans will be critical to an enterprise’s success. That’s according to an organization called the Business Relationship Management Institute (BRMI), which recently unveiled a theory it calls “Relationshipism.” I think the folks at BRMI maybe could have brainstormed a bit longer before […]

‘You collaborate, old Millennial dude. I’ve got work to do.’

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Just when you’ve carefully architected and curated the optimal collaborative environment for your Millennial workers, you’ve got to do a 180 and turn the office into a citadel of solitude! Corey Seemiller, an associate professor at Wright State University, tells Bisnow’s Miriam Hall that Generation Z workers — people born roughly around 1997 and after […]

El cambio asusta, la disrupción también, pero quedarse atrás es aterrador

El mundo laboral está a punto de cambiar drásticamente. Realmente, lleva un tiempo evolucionando, al rebufo de los impresionantes avances de las tecnologías digitales, que están llevando al mundo laboral a un modelo basado en los empleos esporádicos. Pero el ritmo, ya vertiginoso, del cambio se va a acelerar en los próximos 15 años, volviendo […]

The next step in AI-based meeting management

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Microsoft this spring has been rolling out intelligent features in Outlook designed to make work meetings both easier to schedule and more productive. The new features appear in Outlook’s email application and calendar. It seems like a pretty good marriage of artificial intelligence (AI) and enterprise productivity needs — and done in a way that […]

Change is scary. Disruption is scary. Being left behind is scarier

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The world of work is about to change dramatically. Truthfully, it already has been for some time, driven by stunning  advances in digital technology and a shift in the job market toward a gig economy. But the already torrid pace of change will accelerate over the next 15 years, rendering unrecognizable many of the tools […]

Gen Z is coming to your workplace. Feel old yet?

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Apparently, Millennials, you’ve had your day in the sun. It goes quickly, does it not? Generation Z is just entering the work force, so prepare for an onslaught of content whose subtext is your diminishing relevance. And they say irony is dead! Inc., for example, is all over the Gen Z beat. Contributor Ryan Jenkins […]

In the tech-dominated future workplace, human skills will be more critical than ever

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Learn how to code. Become versed in data analytics. Think strategically. Be highly adaptable. Commit to ongoing education and retraining for, well, the rest of your work life! These are typical of the advice offered to workers if they want to flourish in an economy increasingly driven and dominated by technological advances. You know, that […]

Can AI help workers break free of their cognitive shackles?

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One of the biggest challenges facing enterprises as artificial intelligence (AI) and other intelligent technologies invade the workplace is how to help employees adapt. For many workers, especially older ones, learning how to work with intelligent technologies — not just as tools but as collaborators — may be difficult. Then there are the employees who are […]