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It’s Time to Redefine the Way We Work and Collaborate

October 26, 2016 | Cognitive, Collaborat​ion

Click here to register for the webinar “Cognitive Collaboration: Redefine everyday work” All of us can relate to the statement, “Constant disruptions hurt productivity”. Too much noise, too many things going on, too many places to check, too much work to figure out what’s important. We need to gain control of our workday, manage our ...read more


Our Role in Solving Collaborative Overload

June 14, 2016 | Collaborat​ion

This post is for us, but not about us. We need to walk in their shoes. Feel their struggles. Most of us revel in the joy, wonder, exploration, amazingness, and possibilities of 21st century collaboration. Indeed, the upsides are amazing! And yet, for most people who work, collaboration is like Luke never going anywhere without ...read more


Advertising or Talking?

June 1, 2016 | Customer Engagement

To use a saying that Jacqueline Gold (CEO of Ann Summers) is often heard as quoting … “Social is today’s version of the garden fence of the past.” So what does Jacqueline mean by this? Well the answer is quite simple! Back in the 1940s through the1970s before the rise of mass house construction and ...read more


Simplicity Is Your Future of Work Superpower

May 24, 2016

I was blessed to have studied design thinking as an undergrad student long before it was called that by IDEO, IBM and others. My lifelong focus on simplicity was shaped by what I learned in design school and sharpened by a wondrous moment in a science museum. Some kids, fifth or six graders, were in ...read more


Email Is the Problem – and the Solution

April 20, 2016 | Collaborat​ion

Email is a problem. We all use it, we don’t know what we’d do without it, but there’s no getting around the fact that it’s also hampering us in several ways. As IBM Collaboration Specialist Tony Ollivier, speaking in the webinar “Work Reimagined – Innovate, collaborate and have fun doing it!” puts it, “the paradigm ...read more


Enterprise Email Enters the Cognitive Era

March 24, 2016 | Collaborat​ion

As you may or may not be aware, email has come a long way since its initial incarnations. What started out as a basic peer-to-peer communication tool has over the years taken on functions such as calendaring, notes, search and even task management. Email is now making its next big leap, thanks to great design ...read more


The Future of Big Data, Analytics & Social Business

March 14, 2016 | Data & Analytics

There’s no question that technology has forever transformed how people work. Employees enjoy a flexible, collaborative work environment and, thanks to workforce analytics, employers have access to the data they need to make hiring decisions, build effective teams and improve organizational efficiency. Today’s innovations are often tomorrow’s dinosaurs so it is exciting to think about ...read more


Balancing Analytics and Privacy

March 7, 2016 | Collaborat​ion

Today’s remote workforce model means employees can function virtually anywhere, which has benefits for workers and their employers. With that workforce comes an increased reliance on online communication tools, which can provide valuable talent and workforce analytics. But as organizations tap into those insights, the line between private and public blurs. As companies try to ...read more


Engaging and Collaborating through Machine Learning

March 3, 2016 | Collaborat​ion

Connecting social, mobile and commerce is enabling organizations to create more relevant and rewarding experiences as customer needs are being met faster and with greater accuracy. However, when leveraging this technology, the “human” element is becoming increasingly important, especially internally, as employees are seeking ways to connect and collaborate through technology while preserving emotional connections. ...read more