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.

The Employees’ Wishlist: Three Things Employees Wish Managers Would Do

Partnering Resources

Your employees need you. This post focuses on another important behavior that tops employees’ wishlists: caretaking. The third thing your employees need is help connecting in smart ways so they can access information and expertise when they need it.

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Governance in a Networked World

essence the article says if you provide analytics and tools to front line employees they will perform as opposed to 'comply'.Toyota This Forbes article had contained this paragraph: as much as 60 – 70 percent in many functions based on informal interviews we have done with managers) is consumed in handling exceptions that get thrown out of automated business processes because they do not conform to established policies and guidelines.which I have written about previously.In

Profiling Employee Expertise – the Behavioural Aspects

Michael Sampson - Currents

Having good technology on offer to support the profiling of employee expertise is a helpful capability in collaboration tools. Three such behavioural aspects of making employee profiles work are: Define the Profile Baseline.

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Moxie Employees Spaces Offers Comprehensive Social Workspace

Portals and KM

Moxie is now providing a comprehensive platform for the networked organization through its Spaces by Moxie™ suite, which includes Employee Spaces™ and Customer Spaces™.  For example, a social platform needs to connect to rich profiles of employees.

Employee Networks (E2E)

Collaborative Thinking

Some insightful company profiles: The new employee connection: Social networking behind the firewall Microsoft calls it TownSquare. In industries from retail to high tech, banking and manufacturing, companies are increasingly building networks behind the firewall where employees can create profiles and connect with one another in ways first demonstrated by LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace. The new employee connection: Social networking behind the firewall

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

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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?

Profiling Employee Expertise in Office 365 – Meetup on Tuesday

Michael Sampson - Currents

The topic is profiling employee expertise in Office 365: In all organisations the Ghostbusters question is asked everyday: Who you gonna call? Office 365 offers a number of capabilities to support the profiling of employee expertise; let’s consider what’s on offer, and evaluate the efficacy of those in our work. On Tuesday next week I’ll be hosting the third meeting of the Office 365 for Business Meetup in Christchurch.

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Profiling Employee Expertise in Office 365 – Meetup on Tuesday

Michael Sampson - Currents

The topic is profiling employee expertise in Office 365: In all organisations the Ghostbusters question is asked everyday: Who you gonna call? Office 365 offers a number of capabilities to support the profiling of employee expertise; let’s consider what’s on offer, and evaluate the efficacy of those in our work. On Tuesday next week I’ll be hosting the third meeting of the Office 365 for Business Meetup in Christchurch.

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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

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Socialtext 360 Connects Similar Employees - The BrainYard

Michael Sampson - Currents

Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

I recorded a short (11 minute) screencast this morning to help a customer better understand the role of employee profiles within social network sites. Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites. When organizations discuss the business value of social networking, online communities, or expertise location, the conversation invariably includes a discussion on the role of employee profiles.

The Disconnect Between Management and Employees Runs Deep

Portals and KM

I recently read an article, Are You Using Social Media as a Management Crutch? ,  that focused on the different perceptions of Management and employees on how effective social media is. According to a survey conducted by Deloitte , 41% of the executives participating in the study believe social networking helps build and maintain workplace culture while only 21% of their employees agree. Happy Labor Day. Here is a relevant message.

Do Your Employees Endorse Your Products?

Portals and KM

This is the season for employee appreciation. But do your employees appreciate what you company creates?    But do employees tend to recommend the products that their company produces? This is a question that Matt Brown asks in the Forrester report, Do Your Employees Advocate For Your Company? So what can companies do to improve their employees’ advocacy? Josh Bernoff addresses this in his post, How many of your employees love your products?

Drawing Parallels & Making Connections Between Youth & Employee Learning

Collaborative Thinking

JSB makes a great point on the need to "learn how to join" - joining can be a frightening experience for many (think about this in the context of employees joining communities re: will people accept me, do I have the right background (identity), how do I gain "social footing" in this group, etc).

Notes on “Measuring Employee Engagement and User Adoption” (Mark Allison, Webtrends APAC)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the third to final session time of the Australian conference (and the second to last for me, as I have a flight to catch), Mark Allison from Webtrends is talking about employee engagement and user adoption.

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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.

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

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” … “ Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Days ” may sound all to unrealistic and utopian at best, yet, to me, it’s the ultimate goal for any employer out there around Employee Engagement: Trust your employees to do the right thing!

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Moxie Employees Spaces - Now for Mobile and with Rich Media

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Right Way to Get Employees to Collaborate - BrainYard

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week, my post The Right Way to Get Employees to Collaborate was posted on The BrainYard: " A lot of my work in recent years has been with companies that have approached SharePoint the wrong way. Read more: The Right Way to Get Employees to Collaborate.

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.

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How IBM Uses Social Media to Spur Employee Innovation

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"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.

Employee Engagement Affects Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Employee Engagement Affects Collaboration. A few weeks ago, consulting and analyst firm Blessing White released its 2011 employee engagement report. Employees who are not engaged can still collaborate, and just because employees collaborate doesn’t mean they are engaged. Five Levels of Employee Engagement Blessing White defines five levels of engagement which it used as the foundation for the report, shown below. Employee Engagement Affects Collaboration.

Following the Voice of the Employee within SharePoint

Portals and KM

Most companies are not talking advantage of this rich data source to listen to the voice of the employee , as described by Forrester’s Leslie Owens. If awareness is the ability for the observer to conscious of events, then one would welcome as much information as possible to be on top of his/her game. 

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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Forrester's Bernoff and Schadler Provide Prescriptions for Empowered Employees

Portals and KM

The sub title is: “unleash your employees, energize your customers, and transform your business.” That is the proper sequence although your employees need to first listen to their customers as an initial step. The book introduces the term HEROs or highly empowered, resourceful employees.   These empowered employees can provide innovation in both how customers are engaged and how increased engagement can occur within the enterprise.

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?

State of Utah Provides Positive Social Media Guidelines for Employees

Portals and KM

While the majority of private US companies are banning social media at work, Utah state government is confronting that issue with a newly developed set of rules for appropriate social media use by public employees and state officials. They also warn employees to be honest and respectful in their postings, urge them to think before replying to comments, and remind them to follow state privacy laws.”

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QuickBase Offers Help to Coghead Customers, Partners and Employees

Portals and KM

Quickbase has posted a series of offers to Coghead customers, business partners and employees (see Bill Lucchini’s post - Offer to Coghead’s users, partners and employees from Intuit QuickBase for details.) In addition, they are welcoming resumes from former Coghead employees and commit to processing them as fast as possible. As TechCrunch reported, Coghead Grinds To A Halt, Heads To The Deadpool.

The lazy employee revisited

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

For some reason, In praise of the lazy employee was one of my more popular postings. Now Fast Company is saying much the same thing in Hard Work's Overrated, Maybe Detrimental. Just listen to your heart" supports the Fast Company article at least as far as decision making goes.

Interactions 2012 - Loving the Intranet: Re-Thinking Employee Adoption - Sam Marshall @sammarshall #iic12

Michael Sampson - Currents

What matters - employees are productive. - The challenge - "how do I help employees use the intranet to do meaningful tasks?". if Rewarding - employee of the month, show percentage individual profile complete. -. Sam Marshall from ClearBox Consulting is talking about loving the intranet, and how to encourage adoption. Key points: - How do we encourage people to adopt new tools?

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Mock Thesis Proposal: Personal Support Networks During Periods Of Employee Transition, Part 2

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. Individual and small groups of employees will be allowed to “tell their stories” within a defined topic area. management, employees). managers, employees).

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How to Empower Your Employees to Serve their Newly Empowered Clients

Portals and KM

  Groundswell was about social technologies empowering consumers, the new book demonstrates how empowered customers place demands on companies, and how it takes empowered employees (refered to as HEROes - highly empowered and resourceful operatives) to meet their demands. I got a preview of the approach as Forrester shared a review copy of the report, The HERO Index: Finding Empowered Employees by Ted Schadler and Josh Bernoff.

Notes on CCS110 Great Expectations - Students Today, Awesome Employees Tomorrow - Cardiff University

Michael Sampson - Currents

27,000 students, 6000 employees. In the first session after lunch, Simon Vaughan from Cardiff University is presenting on its work with Connections in education. Here's my notes on Simon's session: - Emerging countries are adopting and using social networking tools more than developed countries. In Africa especially, there is very high penetration of mobile devices. Impact on student education? Top request - to connect students with the alumni and overseas universities. -

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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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Where Are All the US Jobs Going? What Are My Two Biggest Employees Doing?

Portals and KM

According to ADP’s Small Business Report small-size businesses (50 employees are less) lost 281,000 jobs in December, the largest decline in small-size business employment recorded by the ADP Small Business Report since the beginning of the ADP National Employment Report dataset in December 2000. The Report's data is taken from a sample of 400,000 payrolls, covering 24 million employees in all major private industries and regions. I get these emails from ADP from time to time.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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. Likewise, a company cannot succeed unless employees start to think of themselves as part of something bigger than themselves.

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

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Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Elsua

Collaboration Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 . Can you have too many conversations at work?

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