Hackathons are certainly not new affairs, but it’s interesting to see the verve with which the healthcare industry have taken to the format.
Can you risk your sensitive information leaking? Many organisations find it difficult to see the benefits from publishing standards. I remove the barriers to show the benefits from each publishing standard in my next few posts.
There’s a nice psychological quirk called the pygmalion effect. It was first coined by Harvard researchers Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobsen, who observed that students performed better when their teachers believed they had the potential to be great.
I met Aimee at the Atlanta User Group Meeting in June. Starting a new job, traveling to a new city, and meeting a room full of people was a little stressful for me.
Over the past few years we’ve seen a fascinating shift in how organizations have been managing their redundant and un-used intellectual property.
Millennials are so hot right now. It seems everywhere you turn on the internet there's another study, story or survey focused on millennials and how they work (or don't).
I’ve written a few times in recent times about the innate courage in the innovator. To innovate often requires the individual to stand alone, often against quite significant foes, in order to get their ideas and thoughts out there.
The LIVESTRONG Foundation is one of world’s most successful and influential nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by cancer.
As regular readers of the blog will be aware, there have been several studies over the past year or so that have explored the motivations of people who participate in open innovation challenges or citizen science projects.
Ideas are flowing freely and easily among Toronto residents at IdeaSpace.
As an early introduction to this “community consultation” movement,
local leaders are getting input from community members about how to make
the process as meaningful for them...
There have been plenty of studies highlighting the importance of being able to focus on tasks at work. Indeed, Daniel Goleman, he of emotional intelligence fame, wrote a book devoted to the topic. He suggested that our mind can typically wander by as much as 40% of any time we devote to reading a piece of text.
High stakes M&A is definitely not for the faint-hearted. When you consider the sheer valuation of such transactions it’s enough to make your head spin.
With the rise in popularity of MOOCs, there has been a significant amount of discussion surrounding the future of higher education.
While websites have travelled inside the organisation, from IT to communications and then onwards to marketing, intranets remain stuck between IT and communications at best; orphaned at worst.
Whilst social networks have grown to enormous sizes over the past few years, there is a growing sense that they aren’t as beneficial as their enormous popularity might suggest.
“People maintain habits until they don’t.” This quote from American economist Richard Thaler is the customer loyalty marketer’s credo and underpins one of the core ideas of loyalty marketing resource allocation
It’s pretty clear to see that for social business to thrive, our organizations need a certain type of manager. That manager needs to be conscientious.
Came across an interesting website for anyone considering CRM Systems, particularly in the Cloud environment.
If we assume, as I do, that an organization is a system, then its functioning is largely dependent upon two core things.
When an international non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. taps into the power of social collaboration, transformational change is bound to happen.
Recently I wrote about our level of self-awareness, and how it’s generally not particularly good. The research touched specifically upon our awareness of our assertiveness, and how we nearly always think the opposite of what we are.
The folks at GoToMeeting have created an interesting infographic on the global state of workplace mobility.
As the energy market has become (slightly) more transparent, there is an increasing desire amongst consumers to become smarter with their energy usage, both in terms of when they use it, and the sources they get their energy from. This has prompted a response from the more innovative sections of the marketplace.
The Miracle Foundation transforms the lives of orphan children and empowers them to reach their full potential by revolutionizing the way orphanages are run, funded, and managed.
Innovation is central to healthcare, perhaps more than any other industry, so it has understandably been a hive of activity in securing insights from wherever they may reside. The desire to attract talented people from outside the traditional organization has prompted an enthusiastic adoption of open innovation within healthcare.