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Enterprise Social Networks and changing behaviour.

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Enterprise Social Networks have been around for longer than we may think.  JIVE was established in 2001; Yammer in 2008; and when you consider Facebook was only established in 2004, you have to wonder why ESNs haven’t become the indispensable tool that many thought they would be.  Perhaps with the launch of Workplace by Facebook, […]Read more

106 Breakfast Series: Preparing for the Unthinkable

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Just over half of Fortune 500 has disappeared since 2000.  We will probably see 40% disappear in the next 10 years alone.  Change is happening – and faster than ever. We really do live in a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA). There are the very real threats of pandemics, terrorism, political decisions, financial […]Read more

HR Summit and Expo in Dubai: Charan, Fons and Cheese

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Sometimes, you hear a speaker that makes you feel immensely humble.  This month, I was able to witness two.  Ram Charan and Fons Trompenaars stole the show at the HR Summit and Expo in Dubai.  (Sorry, Mr Cheese, Chief Exec of CIPD, while your talk was informed and impassioned, it wasn’t in the same league.) […]Read more

Meetings, meetings and fewer meetings…

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Meetings seem to be the (un)necessary evil of the modern business. We need to talk about X.  Let’s have a meeting. The client wants to discuss Y.  Let’s have a meeting. A leader wants to cut Z.  Let’s have a meeting. We need to organise the Christmas Party.  Let’s have a meeting (with mince pies). Of […]Read more

Super Sensory Storytelling – creating the best experience for colleague events

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The Productivity Puzzle: let’s stop being busy!

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Productivity in the UK seems to have stalled.  Our growth today is essentially down to more hours being worked.  However, that is unsustainable over the long term, and it also doesn’t help to grow the standard of living in the UK. So how can we make our workplaces more productive? Recently I went to a […]Read more