Mozilla recently unveiled a project that they have been working on for over a year and a half called Open Badges. The concept is built around people being able to gain recognition for skills that they earn on the web, anywhere on the web. Ideally an individual will be able to acquire virtually any skill on any […]
Monthly Archives: June 2013
How Does Your Company Want to Approach Uncertainty?
We really can’t be certain of anything; not just in relation to our companies but in our personal lives as well. We talk about the future of work and collaboration but the truth is who knows what will happen. We can look at trends and make reasonable predictions based on the information we have available […]
Six Principle Keys to Employee Engagement at The Motley Fool
I’ve been a huge fan of what the folks at The Motley Fool are doing around employee engagement. In fact a few months ago I wrote an article about how they are the only company I have come across that has a chief collaboration officer. The Motley Fool employees around 200 people and is a […]
ING Direct CEO Gives Employees "The Right to Bitch"
While I was speaking at the Newsgator conference in Amsterdam I learned of a very interesting story at ING Direct (Canada). For those of you not familiar with ING Direct, it has around 1,200 employees and is based in Canada and operates things such as savings accounts, retirement plans, mortgages, and mutual funds. Their CEO […]
The Future of Work
A lot of companies are interested in what the future of work looks like and what direction companies are going to be heading towards. However, this means looking beyond just technology. Based on a lot of conversations that I and my team at Chess Media Group have been having with clients and other companies, I […]
How Would You Work Without Email?
Sometimes when I speak with clients or companies interested in understanding the future of work and collaboration it helps to put things into an interesting perspective. There are many people (including business leaders) out there who are still not up to speed on what is happening in the world of enterprise social software, collaboration, and the future […]
Improving Employee Adoption for Enterprise Collaboration
One of the most common challenges I see with organizations that deploy collaborative platforms and technologies is the employee adoption rate. In other words, many employees don’t use the tools or there is a spike in adoption which quickly falls a month or so after deployment. Occasionally I see some managers try to mandate the use […]