employees

May 4, 2017

Collaboration Helps TAV Airports Employees Make Connections

Missing a flight can ruin an important business trip or an entire family holiday, so airports put a lot of thought and effort into helping passengers make their connections. It’s a core part of their customer service. TAV Airports of Istanbul, Turkey realized that to deliver that great service, it’s just as important to make […]

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March 27, 2017

Too Bad Our Workforce Aren’t Consumers

Oh, wait … They are. Gee … Wonder what we could learn from that? I had an epiphany back in the ‘90s, when getting a Masters in organizational change: 100 percent of the workforce are also consumers. I wondered: If we really wanted to improve engagement, and the war for talent, and learning and development, […]

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December 21, 2016

Making the Most of Your Team’s Diverse Work Styles

Two Requirements to Helping Diverse Teams Collaborate Successfully Most of us spend a majority of our time interacting with others at work. We brainstorm, share, connect and build together. Regardless of the size or the roles represented, today’s teams often boast a diversity of gender, race, age, location, skill level or role. Though diverse teams […]

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December 19, 2016

How IBM Watson Is Transforming Human Resources

Throughout history, when a new technology promises amazing progress in work efficiency, personal safety and happiness, the public often greets this development with trepidation. If a machine can perform a task better than humans can, the thinking goes, do we still need humans on the job? There’s a particular irony to this anxiety in AI’s […]

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December 5, 2016

Why Cognitive Technology Is Crucial to a Good Employee Experience

Not long ago, I heard about an employee at a large organization who posted a complaint about company policy to an internal social network. Until very recently, that complaint might have accomplished little more than allowing this employee to vent to colleagues. Fortunately, this happened at a company powering its dashboard with cognitive technology, which […]

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November 17, 2016

Mears Group: Maintaining Growth through Social

Update: Meet Mears Group at IBM Connect 2017. Mears Group PLC is the leading provider of social housing repairs and maintenance services in the UK. Just like the firm keeps the water running and electricity flowing in people’s homes, Mears needs to ensure that employees can operate together smoothly and efficiently. This becomes more difficult […]

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August 30, 2016

Get Collaborative at IBM HR Summit 2016

IBM HR Summit 2016 is right around the corner, and while the emphasis is of course on talent acquisition and engagement, it’s not difficult to see how collaboration and other social business technologies and themes will be part of the conversations. Social media has become an integral part of the HR landscape as both a […]

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June 13, 2016

Shadow IT: The Secret Everybody Knows

When employees bypass IT and use their own, unsanctioned technology, we call it “shadow IT.” The cloud makes this really easy: all you need is a browser or a mobile device and you can connect to a virtually endless number of cloud apps for collaboration, file sharing, note taking, presentation building and just about every […]

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March 9, 2016

Collaborative Technologies: Fostering Stronger Workplace Connections

The traditional workplace as we know it has changed. Social and mobile technologies have exploded, which has fundamentally changed the way that we work. But how can we ensure that employees feel connected and recharged in remote workplaces? And what role does privacy play? Brian has spent the past 20+ years helping America’s entrepreneurs realize […]

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February 25, 2016

Life Hacks: How to Advance Your Career by Leap Year 2020

Although we live in a base 10 society, we seem to favor planning elections and major sporting events every four years instead of five. The quadrennial leap year is based on mathematics rather than preference, but it presents a great opportunity to plan out your career for the next four years. What should you do […]

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