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Adi Gaskell07/28/14
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The impact of interruptions at work

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.

Interact Intran...07/28/14
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Collaborative intranet tools you can even use on a train

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.

Adi Gaskell07/28/14
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Crowdsourcing political activism

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.

Highq Collaborate07/28/14
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5 things about cloud software IT managers need to know

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.

Adi Gaskell07/28/14
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How to transmit power through your words

It’s 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 own control. The study...

Adi Gaskell07/27/14
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Parking spaces and the crowd

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.

Christopher Taylor07/27/14
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Marketing is leading the digital revolution

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.

Adi Gaskell07/27/14
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Eli Lilly bring gamification to drug development

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.

Adi Gaskell07/26/14
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Study reveals the key skills for workplace success

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.

Highq Collaborate07/26/14
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Solutions spotlight: Trademark portfolio management

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.

Adi Gaskell07/26/14
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Turning to the crowd to name newly discovered planets

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.

Adi Gaskell07/25/14
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Do doctors know what patients know?

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.

Highq Collaborate07/25/14
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Talk to investors, raise funds, and research the market in a single secure space

Investment funds come in numerous shapes and sizes. Mutual, pension, hedge, ETF and the list goes on.

Adi Gaskell07/25/14
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Using the crowd to improve GPS

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.

Graeme Bodys07/25/14
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Delighted to announce….

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.

Adi Gaskell07/24/14
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The sharing economy comes to car insurance

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.

Jive Community07/24/14
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9 signs you could be jobless in 2015

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.

Adi Gaskell07/24/14
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Is the idea of human props taking the sharing economy too far?

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.

Rogier Noort07/24/14
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The Reimagining Work Podcast

Finally. 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...

Adi Gaskell07/23/14
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Measuring your open innovation

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?

Mark Morrell07/23/14
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Who has the best intranet team?

What is the purpose of your intranet team? How many people should you have in your intranet team?

Adi Gaskell07/23/14
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The importance of breaks to your productivity

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.

Christopher Taylor07/23/14
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How can you be successful without first defining success?

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.

Adi Gaskell07/22/14
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How adaptable is your talent?

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.

Highq Collaborate07/22/14
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Real estate portfolio management

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.