Interruptions seem a central part of modern working life. Whether it’s open plan offices or the influx of digital tools into the workplace, a distraction never seems far away. Indeed, studies have suggested that the average office worker is interrupted six times every hour.
Earlier this year CrossCountry shared a live tour of their intranet. it was amazing for two key reasons 1) Malcolm Cotterell and Kate Barnes are amazing, they do incredible work and are great to learn from and 2) I didn’t make a cheesy joke about trains and user journeys…I was doing so well.
The Arab Spring was largely touted as the dawn of a new age of social media driven activism, whereby people would no longer require official channels to communicate and co-ordinate their efforts, with social and mobile platforms giving them a speed and reach that was hitherto unavailable to them.
Technology is the backbone of how most organisations today run, yet IT departments are under increasing pressure to streamline their spending while increasing their output.
easy to believe that power and influence can be communicated via your
status within your oganization, or perhaps the salary you earn. A new
study suggests however that power can be something much more under our
The application of crowds for the efficient allocation of car parking spaces has been something of a hot topic in recent weeks. Central to the hubub has been a stir created by peer to peer apps MonkeyParking and ParkModo, who have both been embroiled in legal issues surrounding their operations.
Every revolution has its vanguard. Throughout technology’s history, that vanguard has been the part of an organization willing to invest for one or both of two reasons: it is having significant trouble with the status quo or it has a compelling vision that things could be done in a new, better way.
There have numerous initiatives aiming to deploy gamification principles to scientific endavours in recent years. I’ve written about a few of these games on the blog before, with Phylo produced by McGill in a bid to increase the understanding of genetic research.
Earlier this summer a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit explored the skills required of recent university graduates, and whether they were entering the workforce with those skills or not.
This is part of our series of Solutions Spotlight blog posts demonstrating custom solutions that can be built within HighQ Collaborate using the iSheets module.
Last year one of the more bizarre stories of the summer emerged, with news that a site had been created to help parents to name their baby. Of course, such sites are plentiful on the web, but this one was different in that it would essentially crowdsource the whole affair.
For much of medical history, the physician has held all of the cards when it comes to information and knowledge. You would go to the doctor and more often than not have little information to accompany you, and little choice but to blindly follow whatever your doctor told you.
Investment funds come in numerous shapes and sizes. Mutual, pension, hedge, ETF and the list goes on.
Maps have been tapping into insights from the crowd for a little while now. Collaborate.org is one of the more adventurous attempts. The project, which was launched at the Future in Review conference last year aims to bring geospatial data to the masses via over 2 million different data layers that can be overlaid on top of maps.
We are going to USA in August on a for a 2 week trip for business development and investment. We will be meeting customers, new prospects & some investor meetings with venture capital firms.
Car insurance does come across as one of the more obvious applications of the sharing economy model that has taken so many industries by storm.
Businesses; jobs and the workplaces are changing faster than ever before. Skills which were considered 'hot' until yesterday are no longer considered even special today.
The sharing economy has undoubtedly been a tremendous boon for the efficient utilization of our resources. Whether it’s our homes or our cars, a plethora of businesses have sprung up that have offered us the potential to rent out our unused, or under-used, things to others.
I love podcasts. Or rather, I love producing stuff, creating stuff. What often lacks is a purpose, a goal, a topic. Writing blogposts is one of the channels where I can explore some creativity, use my brain and puny talents to produce something...
Open innovation has been around for over a decade now, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that the metrics involved in it are rather straight forward. I mean there is often a very clear output that comes from the process, so you can easily subtract the costs from the benefits to get an ROI, right?
What is the purpose of your intranet team?
How many people should you have in your intranet team?
Use of social media in the workplace is becoming something of a tired debate, but a post I made recently highlights how it is one that still needs to be had. It highlighted how executives still regarded social media usage at work as something of a time waster, although they themselves tended to use it far more than their employees.
We’re way beyond the point where the world debates whether customer loyalty marketing works, which makes it a good example of a broader theme.
A number of surveys and studies in recent times have highlighted the importance of managing complexity to success in the modern world, whether as an individual or an organization.
The iSheets real estate portfolio management solution is a platform where you can host all of the information about your properties (or a client’s properties) in one place.