Is technology severing the human connection in the workplace?

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So many new technologies have emerged in the past decade — and so many more are in the process of emerging — that it’s easy to miss larger trends amid this constant stream of new devices, collaboration platforms, cloud-based services, and other products of the digital era that are transforming the workplace. But they are […]

The neuroscience of social media

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In case you hadn’t heard, Kylie Jenner recently caused a $1.3 billion run on Snapchat valuation simply by tweeting that she may not be as prolific on the platform in the future. I’m clearly not in a demographic that would much care about her absence, but the investment gurus that track the social media demographics […]

Having the right digital mindset

“Digital” is used as a title to cover the current business and computing era. Being “digital” is about having the right mindset. There is no magic course or exam that you can take that will pronounce you as being “digital.” It’s how you apply yourself against the changing landscape of business and technology. There are many […]

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, […]

K is for knowledge

This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: What’s […]

Five fewer excuses for not being social

In today’s digital age, the world runs on two things: caffeine and social media. With the power of influence measured by the number of followers or connections, each of us strives to build our personal brand online while increasing our outreach on the internet. For the individual, most lack a team of experts to manage […]

Digital: From A to Z

“Being Digital,” “Journey to Digital,” “Digital” and “21st Century Humans” are phrases that are commonplace in many conversations around business and technology. But what does it mean to be “Digital”?  This is a wide subject to cover in a single blog post, so I’ll be breaking the A to Z of Digital down into further […]

Listening in to healthcare consumers

The patient has always been a “consumer” of healthcare and life sciences services, but something has changed — to an exponential degree — in recent years. The rapid growth of digitalization and mobile connectivity, coupled with the increased expectations of digital natives, has rapidly moved healthcare and life sciences communications into the next generation. Historically, the patient […]