The Arbejdsglaede of Employee Engagement

Elsua

If you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would probably remember how concepts like Employee Engagement make me cringe a little bit. Don’t take me wrong, I do believe rather strongly in Employee Engagement. See what I meant with employee engagement?

Change Leadership Challenge 4: Meaningful Employee Participation

Partnering Resources

Meaningful employee participation is important during change. A boss says to an employee, “Here’s the new process. There’s little opportunity for the employee to experience the satisfaction of learning as you did when riding your bike.

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Elsua

that would be the one on Employee Engagement. More than anything else, because all along I have always felt that employee engagement is a myth. Employee Engagement, as we know it, does not exist. That’s one of the many many reasons why Employee Engagement does not exist.

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Elsua

Of course, I’m talking about Employee Engagement or, in other words, how do you keep your employees motivated to excel at what they already do, driven by their distinctive passions, purpose and meaning? Which corporation could sustain that?

Blogging and Corporate Hippies by Luis Suarez

Elsua

What were some of the themes that helped me get back on track on keep on pushing for Open Business with that rather well known, by now, flair of being the outlier , the corporate rebel , the outrageous heretic and free radical optimist, and, essentially, that hippie 2.0

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The Divine Right of Capital: The Corporation as Feudal Estate

Alchemy of Change

Chapter 3: The Corporation as Feudal Estate. The Principle of Property: Like a feudal estate, a corporation is considered a piece of property — not a human community — so it can be owned and sold by the propertied class. Intellectual property of employees is one example.

Games, by Themselves, Will Not Increase Employee Engagement

Portals and KM

 There is a lot of talk about the lack of employee engagement and some talk about gamification software abd practices as a means to increase involvement.  " Now the stats: 71% of employees aren't engaged. Here is the beginning of another technology week on this blog. There

2013 188

Qumu: Executives Are Concerned About Employee Generated Videos, But Have Never Seen an Inappropriate Video on the Corporate Network

Michael Sampson - Currents

announced the results of its April 2012 Business Video Behavior Project, which looked at the topic of Employee Generated Content (EGC) in the enterprise. In a survey of 240 managers and executives across a variety of disciplines, Qumu found that more than half of them (51.2%) are concerned that employees will upload irresponsible content to the company network, and 12% of executives even admit they worry about employees uploading embarrassing videos of them from company parties.

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How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business

Elsua

Take a look into this nearly three and a half minute long video clip under the title of “ How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business &# to see what I mean. Yes, it’s that good: How to use Employee Engagement to boost your business – Explania.

Green Chameleon » David Vaine on Corporate Blogging

Green Chameleon

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Want to Trust Your Employees? Give Them All Unlimited Vacation Days

Elsua

Why are we not doing it in today’s corporate world on a wider scale?” They encourage it and they ensure that once work is done and you are covered you are happy to take as many holidays, as an employee, as you would want to.

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How IBM Uses Social Media to Spur Employee Innovation

Elsua

"Employees sort of do that themselves… And that’s worked wonderfully well " Indeed, again thanks, for the most part, to those Social Computing Guidelines I mentioned above.

Mobile Iron for Managing Mobile Devices with Corporate Data

Michael Sampson - Currents

During one of my meetings yesterday, we started talking about the impact of the iPad on the corporate world - where employees bring their own iPad's in the door and want to use them for corporate tasks. If the device is lost, corporate IT can wipe the corporate image remotely.

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Corporate Social Media Policies are Advancing

Portals and KM

Pam Sahota has provided a useful post, Examples of Corporate Social Media Policies , that actually contained links to 14 examples. Their policy begins with the statement: “If you are an hourly (non-exempt) employee, you may participate in Twelpforce, with your manager’s approval, during your regular work hours. While it is always good to look at what others are doing, Pam started with the proper caution that there’s no right policy.

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Racing to the Top Where Corporations Are People

Elsua

And it all has got to do with a key concept that we have been discussing over here for a while: corporations are people and people are corporations, after all, so we may start behaving as such. Indeed, in the rather insightful blog post “ The Race to the Bottom ” Seth comes to confirm how easy it is for businesses and corporations today to be enticed by the good old forces of money, power and greed, at whatever the costs, even human ones!,

2012 154

The Divine Right of Capital: New Citizens in Corporate Governance

Alchemy of Change

Chapter 10: New Citizens in Corporate Governance. The Principle of Democracy: The corporation is a human community, and like the larger community of which it is a part, it is best governed democratically. It is the employees who are. Chapter 3: The Corporation as Feudal Estate.

The Person I Wish Corporations Would Be

Hildy Gottlieb

Listening to yet another pundit on yet another soapbox about corporate personhood today, I found myself talking back to the television. The real issue isn’t that corporations are people,” I told the guy on the screen. “It’s Stuff I'm Thinking About Corporate personhood corporations

New Technology – The Threat to Our Corporate Information

Elsua

Well, go and have a look into New Technology – The Threat to Our Corporate Information. Yes, that’s the premise of this Slideshare presentation I mentioned above: New Technology – The Threat to Our Corporate Information.

Death of the corporate portal?

Governance in a Networked World

but as a former corporate KM person I know how hard it is to encourage staff to participate in collaborative corporate portals. In contrast getting people to join up with the corporate portal was like pulling teeth. Obviously not all are current employees but where is the corporate knowledge going to reside in the future Maybe thats a bit harsh.

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Mock Thesis Proposal: Personal Support Networks During Periods Of Employee Transition, Part 1

Collaborative Thinking

Social Network Sites (SNS) create multiple affordances employees leverage during their employment lifecycle. In this Masters Thesis, I examine how a SNS helps employees during transitional periods such as: joining the company, moving into a new position, and navigating through organizational disruption. My belief is that personal support networks provide a direct benefit to employees and an indirect benefit to the organization and management. . Abstract.

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Keeping a Closer Eye on Employees’ Social Networking Will Give You More Than a Headache

Elsua

Have you read Keeping a Closer Eye on Employees’ Social Networking by Joshua Brustein? Or the one who fully understands what major benefits there are out there by unleashing the knowledge, expertise, know-how, experiences and informal networks of the entire employee workforce?

The Case for Corporate Social Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Here are some of them: Employee Engagement – Today’s generation is entering into the workforce after spending years on social networks. Having a social intranet where employees can share and engage with others goes a long way to build employee engagement.

Goodbye, Corporate Data Silo; Hello Linked Data

Green Chameleon

Alas, the corporate data silo that we’ve all learned to love and cherish is slipping away. and employee productivity. The emerging semantic Web — in which intelligence is applied to data in the cloud — is blurring all the lines that demarcated employees versus customers, work time versus personal time, and even enterprises versus individuals.Â

Seven misconceptions about corporate social networking - SmartPlanet

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

7) You can control your brand: The power of brand creation is shifting away from corporate corner offices and toward consumers. She writes for SmartPlanet and is not an employee of CBS. She writes for SmartPlanet and is not an employee of CBS.

Forum Corporation Blog Provides Thought Leadership in the Learning Space and More

Portals and KM

The Forum Corporation blog. The Forum Corporation began in 1971 and it “ helps senior leaders execute innovative, people-driven solutions that accelerate business growth, corporate change and overall performance.”.   If you have employees with the n Lrn trait, then you need to make sure they are properly motivated in their work.

Treat Your Employees like Neighbors - Art Markman - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

For Corporate Buyers. |. Treat Your Employees like Neighbors. The amount of compensation that an employee can get on the open market is generally higher than the actual wage they earn. Just look at what companies pay outside consultants relative to what they would pay an employee to take on a similar task. A family relationship with your employees isnt optimal either. An employee will only stay late a few times out of fear that a manager is watching.

The Impact of Corporate Culture on Social Media (IBM’s Case Study) by Adam Christensen

Elsua

And when corporate culture and social media are pitted against each other, social media will always fail. The impact of corporate culture on enterprise social media. and 2) corporate culture " Just perfect!

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Remindo: Corporate Social Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Company use of Twitter would obviously put even more of a strain on the attention spans of readily-distracted employees. On the one hand, it keeps out the riffraff, making sure that a company network can only contain company employees. Account remains suspended till employee verifies.

Harnessing the power of informal employee networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The article Harnessing the power of informal employee networks has been sent to the following recipients: Harnessing the power of informal employee networks Formalizing a company’s ad hoc peer groups can spur collaboration and unlock value. Most large corporations have dozens if not hundreds of informal networks, which go by the name of peer groups, communities of practice, or functional councils—or have no title at all.

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An Ant’s Eye Point Of View – Employee Engagement and Getting it Right!

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Employee engagement is often something that is being managed by individual managers or in the vacuum of an HR program. Employee engagement is something that needs to be activated across the entire organization and embedded and embraced at every level. Fully engaged employees will be more productive. A highly engaged employee base can be your greatest pool of advocates when empowered and activated. Internal Employee Engagement. External Employee Engagement.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

Those absolutely mind-blowing and rather provocative sentences, as depressing and as exciting as they may sound, don’t come from a knowledge worker working in a particular corporation protesting about the poor state of workplace learning or learning in general.

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Prescient Digital Media Study Finds Social Media Becoming More Mainstream on Corporate Intranet

Portals and KM

The headlight quote was encouraging, “Employees want to work for progressive and innovative organizations, and expect 2.0 The study included input from 561 organizations of all sizes from across the globe and the results reveal rapid adoption of social media on the corporate intranet in the past year. The sample found that 61% have more than 1,000 employees; 32% have 6,000 or more employees; 39% have less than 1000 employees.

10th Year Blogiversary – The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters

Elsua

Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Remember the good old days when people were writing about the death of blogging thanks to social media tools ?

2015 266

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 . On January 20th, it will mark the 20th year anniversary since I started working in the IT industry.

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Possible Ways to Increase Corporate Blogging

Leading Virtually

In response to my last post ( Clearing the Air About Corporate Blogging ), Andrew Meyer of ‘ Inquiries Into Alignment ‘ commented about the problem of getting contributors. In fact, in one of the research papers that I included in my post, the authors found that in a large corporation consisting of about 300,000 employees, only 20,000 (6%) were registered users of blogs. I also believe that more needs to happen to increase corporate blogging.

The Illusion of Control

Elsua

workers revert back to making extensive use of one of the most harmful and damaging siloed tools within the business world that has ever existed, i.e. corporate email. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

2016 223

Managing Corporate Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

For Managers For Educators For Corporate Buyers Harvard Business Review Visit Harvard Business School Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Publishing Archive/Back Issues Customer Service HBR Email Newsletters Cart Store All Products All Articles Sign In or Subscribe Now Pause Sales Strategy In a Downturn, Provoke Your Customers by Philip Lay, Todd Hewlin and Geoffrey Moore The companies you serve are slashing their budgets, but you can still make the sale.

The Divine Right of Capital: The Sacred Texts

Alchemy of Change

The Principle of Worldview: In the worldview of corporate financial statements, the aim is to pay stockholders as much as possible, and employees as little as possible. In other words, the company could just as easily be optimized to maximize employee income.

2011 194

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Elsua

It’s just a matter of figuring out the How, so that you can incorporate it into your overall business processes and corporate culture. Ever read about plenty of research done around the huge %s of disengaged employees at work?

2013 249

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Elsua

Well, mainly, because of an article Sean Winter wrote at CMSWire yesterday under the rather suggestive title of ‘ Do Collaboration Apps Make Employees Less Productive? Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

2016 190

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Elsua

Remember, it’s not about empowering your employees and fellow colleagues , but about enabling them effectively to think AND do different. But we will talk plenty more about this one over the course of time, specially, the political implications in the corporate culture, in general.

2016 201

Happiness at Work Starts with #NoeMail

Elsua

Why is it so difficult then to challenge the status quo of corporate email and somehow accept its extended (ab)use as a necessary evil ? Somehow, we should start growing the need to slow down ; does mindfulness help employees become more engaged, motivated, involved in the work they do?

2016 170

Never Underestimate Your Innate Ability to Network Through Conversation

Elsua

The time you sat with your boss for an hour in the Polynesian-themed bar while on a business trip and you really talked, got past the corporate b t, told each other the truth about the dangers ahead, and ended up talking about your kids – that maybe was a conversation’.

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