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Adi Gaskell09/16/14
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Hackathon aims to bring innovations to healthcare

Hackathons are certainly not new affairs, but it’s interesting to see the verve with which the healthcare industry have taken to the format.

Mark Morrell09/16/14
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Can you risk your sensitive information leaking?

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.

Adi Gaskell09/16/14
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The viral nature of management

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.

Jive Community09/16/14
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How I Work: An Interview with Aimee McCuen from Cox Automotive

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.

Adi Gaskell09/16/14
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A social network for algorithms launches

Over the past few years we’ve seen a fascinating shift in how organizations have been managing their redundant and un-used intellectual property.

Jive Community09/15/14
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Millennial Workers: Ready or Not, Here They Come

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).

Adi Gaskell09/15/14
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Inside the mind of the workplace radical

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.

Bloomfire Marketing09/15/14
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How LIVESTRONG Foundation Unite Employees and Volunteers in Improving the Lives of People Affected by Cancer

The LIVESTRONG Foundation is one of world’s most successful and influential nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by cancer.

Adi Gaskell09/15/14
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The importance of control and freedom at work

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.

Mind Mixer09/15/14
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Take Public Meetings on the Road

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...

Adi Gaskell09/14/14
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How you can keep your mind on the job

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.

Highq Collaborate09/14/14
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Tame the M&A beast with enterprise collaboration software

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.

Adi Gaskell09/14/14
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Study explores the future of higher education

With the rise in popularity of MOOCs, there has been a significant amount of discussion surrounding the future of higher education.

Interact Intran...09/13/14
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Rethink your intranet

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.

Adi Gaskell09/13/14
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The role of social networks in our happiness

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.

Christopher Taylor09/13/14
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It’s on you to maintain your customer’s momentum

“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

Adi Gaskell09/12/14
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What kind of manager is your culture creating?

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.

Christopher Blake09/12/14
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Sugar with IBM SmartCloud for Social Business beats MSFT Dynamics in Cloud Based CRM Systems

Came across an interesting website for anyone considering CRM Systems, particularly in the Cloud environment.

Adi Gaskell09/12/14
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Better to do the right things wrong…

If we assume, as I do, that an organization is a system, then its functioning is largely dependent upon two core things.

Jive Community09/12/14
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Using Jive to Achieve Our Mission

When an international non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. taps into the power of social collaboration, transformational change is bound to happen.

Adi Gaskell09/12/14
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How cockiness can colour peer reviews

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.

Highq Collaborate09/11/14
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Smartphones overtake PCs as main business device

The folks at GoToMeeting have created an interesting infographic on the global state of workplace mobility.

Adi Gaskell09/11/14
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New innovation aims to make our energy use smarter

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.

Bloomfire Marketing09/11/14
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The Miracle Foundation Accelerates Team Development Overseas

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.

Adi Gaskell09/11/14
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Bayer healthcare launch their own accelerator

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.