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 […]

Changements organisationnels : Parlons-nous le même langage ?

Lorsqu’une multinationale a racheté un constructeur automobile australien, un examen de l’entreprise locale a été demandé. Au cours de cette révision, le repreneur était désireux de comprendre comment l’entreprise communiquait et interagissait à tous les niveaux et a engagé quelques équipes existantes pour l’y aider. La société mère a rapidement compris qu’il existait des lacunes […]

S is for social

This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. Years ago people gathered in the market square to hear the latest news and gossip, or met in a tavern […]

The great distractors make the best workers

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Good news employers: The workplace is still for working. Sounds obvious, but given the suffusion of mobile devices throughout the workplace, some are still worried otherwise. Social media, made all the more accessible by mobile devices, often gets pegged as “The Great Distractor” but with the most recent launches of Microsoft Teams and Facebook’s Workplace, […]

The power of storytelling in enterprise IT

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For those road warriors who spend most of their time presenting in front of large groups around the world, the power of the words “let me tell you a story” are very well known. In my experience, however, there’s a subtle, but important difference between telling a story and storytelling. So before I go too […]

Thriving on change through content

Growing up, I was lucky to have had the chance to travel on several occasions. At the age of eleven, I had my first experience leaving the country when my family vacationed in Rome and explored the Greek Isles. In high school, I visited Germany, giving me the opportunity to connect with my family’s roots. […]

The rise of ChatOps — and how to get adoption right

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With the rise of cloud services and the growing importance of productivity and collaboration in the workplace, enterprises are embracing messaging apps and incorporating “ChatOps” into their workflow. ChatOps is a powerful way to facilitate faster decision-making and problem-solving. The trend has been fueled by the popularity of tools such as HipChat, HuBot, Slack and others that offer chat-style, collaborative […]

Innovation in project management: Can it be done?

Successful businesses today focus time and energy on innovation, on pushing employees to try new and different ways of working. That got me thinking — how can we innovate in project management? Innovating in IT hardware is relatively common: Look at the success of ARM or the general agreement that surrounds Moore’s Law. Even innovation in […]