Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

When one hundred employees descended on a nondescript hotel in central Massachusetts, they came for a two-day conference on the future of their organization. Collaboration Employee Engagement Organizational Culture

2018 130

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Corporations Loathing Customers: Corporations have done their damnedest to automate and outsource the annoying nuisance of employees. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

Spoof Intelligence Added for all Exchange Online Protection Plans #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft added Spoof Intelligence for email security earlier this year (January 2018 I think). This was included as a feature of the Office 365 Enterprise E5 plan, as well as a feature of the Advanced Threat Protection add-on for non-E5 customers.

2018 116

You can use Twitter to get new ideas to do your work in a better way

Joitske Hulsebosch

The article is based on a 5 year research program in which they studied 10 employee groups in 5 companies. An idea scout is an employee who looks outside the organization to bring in new ideas. Would you like to show off at work with great ideas?

2018 151

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

The example of 90 employees and 20 dogs at the office is quite funny. Every week on Tuesday there is a reflection of more than one hour with all 350 employees. It requires a lot of the self-learning ability of the employees. Every month I read a management book. I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. How is this organized? Is self-management also self-directed learning?

2018 138

Onboarding and Offboarding: The Hidden Processes

Michael Sampson - Currents

There’s a whole set of activities required for effectively onboarding and offboarding new employees. One of the behind-the-scenes or hidden processes involves setting up access for the new employee to the systems they require for doing their work.

2018 116

Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

During the keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2018 in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft made several announcements of new goodness coming to SharePoint.

2018 116

Rotten from the Core?

Michael Sampson - Currents

What’s worse that the direct reaction of the one employee I spoke to yesterday, is that he is situated within a wider company – a company that is apparently perfectly fine with indifference, poor service, and a rotten attitude.

2018 116

More Human Moments from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

As a company with more than 100,000 employees, surely in such outage conditions, at least one person could be on hand to provide a human moment to the paying customers of Office 365 who have responded to the original post.

2018 116

Information Protection: The What

Michael Sampson - Currents

For example, strategy documents, financial plans, employee lists, expansion ideas, current M&A targets, and more. When thinking about information protection , one of the key questions is what: what specific information should be protected?

2018 116

Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Many employees have a smartphone, which may or may not be paid by the organization. Organizations increasingly expect employees to immediately respond to work-related messages. Employees feel a pressure to respond to messages coming through their smartphones (with plings!)

2018 130

Using Data Analytics on People for Better Decision Making

Michael Sampson - Currents

In cultural transformation, by crunching comparative data on things like managerial interaction with direct reports, and the effect of different levels on employee engagement scores.

2018 116

GDPR: To Whom Does GDPR Apply?

Michael Sampson - Currents

The key phrase for applicability is “in the Union,” in the physical sense: – Any organisation based in the Union must comply with GDPR, for all data processes that make use of personal data (employees, customers, supply chain, etc.).

2018 116

From Intranets to DEX in 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at Step Two have re-branded their annual Intranets conference to the Digital Employee Experience conference , or DEX. DEX 2018 will be held in Sydney on June 6-8, 2018. Digital employee experience considers every touchpoint between staff and their employer.

2017 116

Data Breaches – It’s Not Just Hackers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here’s some: An employee who accesses personal data records on customers or patients that are outside his or her task domain, or otherwise beyond what they need to access for their job. An organisation that should know better didn’t scrub the metadata on its published research, legal advice and reports, thereby disclosing details of employee names when its policy is to not disclose employee names.

2018 98

The Collaborative Workspace: Improve Productivity Through Engagement

Jenny Connected

After potential cost savings, socialization is the biggest draw for collaborative workspaces, especially startups and companies with few employees. The more employees interact during work hours, the fewer problems they will encounter. Without the barrier of cubicles, employees are free to chat about projects. If one employee runs into a problem, someone nearby can easily step in to assist. That natural light will give employees a warm feeling.

2018 100

Part-Time or Temporary Worker – Employee or Independent Contractor?

Chris Corrigan

What makes someone an employee? Through the following examples, we’ll outline the differences between employees and independent contractors, and help call out some of the important factors in correctly classifying them. Worker classification is tricky business.

2018 28

Cultural Isomorphism

How to Save the World

New Yorker cover by Charles E Martin from September 11, 1971.

2018 46

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

I’m retired, and hoping I won’t ever have to return to the work world, but I know most of the world doesn’t have that luxury, and many aren’t happy with the work they are doing as employees, freelancers or contractors (or they are unemployed, or unhappily self-employed).

2018 46

RBS Embraces Facebook at Work: My Reflections and Questions, and the Challenge Ahead

Michael Sampson - Currents

In terms of actual current usage, this article from late November says that “over 500 employees are currently using Facebook at Work every day” at RBS, and later in the same article it says that “90% of employees who tried Facebook at Work remain active on a monthly basis.”

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