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Six Characteristics of Companies Embracing Continuous Innovation

April 2, 2015 | Elizabeth Woodward | HCI

To survive and thrive today, we must be able to transform ourselves, our organizations and our businesses quickly, efficiently, effectively and continuously. Embracing Lean and Agile principles at all levels within an organization and across silos creates a culture of continuous innovation that is now a prerequisite to delivering ongoing value to customers and to the business. 

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You Know What Happens When You Assume? Not Informal Learning

March 5, 2014 | Andrew Bateman | HCI

Perhaps organizations’ biggest false assumption about informal learning is that its occurrence in the day-to-day is assumed. Some organizations may lump informal learning with experiential learning which is something entirely different. Possibly because it’s so ingrained in the talent lifecycle; experiential learning feels assumed. Most organizations have the proper structure to guide employees to where experiential learning can be assumed. If it’s not happening as it should, performance suffers and becomes immediately apparent and immediately addressed.

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Seizing a (Freezing) Learning Opportunity

January 16, 2014 | Aubrey Wiete | HCI

Most learning happens organically; it is information gathered by experiences, conversations and observation. But occasionally, a type of learning is needed that must be more explicit and more direct than osmosis. And when such a situation arises, leaders need to more seriously consider and use the innovative learning technologies available to them to amplify understanding and increase solutions. I recently experienced this need for immediate information and was reminded how the process of learning has shifted today and changed the L&D landscape.

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BYOD As We Know It Is Dead

October 17, 2013 | Bob Egan | Forbes

“Cell phones” at work are not new. Nor are smart phones. Many credit Blackberry for inventing the concept, but few would argue that Apple with its iPhone, more than other device created this explosive phenomena called BYOD – ...

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If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

October 8, 2013 | Mehran Mehregany | HBR

As the convergence of digital technologies drives unprecedented levels of change in global marketplaces, it is very much a reality that a company must, as Bill Gates put it, “innovate or die!” In the race for relevance to future ...

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How To Build A Great Company Culture With No Office

September 30, 2013 | Corey Michael Blake | Business Insider

Being surrounded by an entire team that doesn't feel like they work for you can be a ridiculous blessing. But is there a magic formula that makes work feel like joy, happiness and fun all rolled into a single cupcake you can munch on all day ...

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Human Capital Management And The Future Of Work

August 26, 2013 | Huffington Post Business

The future of work has changed due to a series of market disruptions that have thrust Human Capital Management (HCM) into a curious position of attention. According to Shawn Price, president of SuccessFactors, responsible for the end-to-end ...

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Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

July 16, 2013 | Harvard Business Review

Virtual teams have become a fact of business life, so what does it take to make them work effectively? On June 10, 2013, I launched a discussion around this question on LinkedIn. The result was an outpouring of experience and advice for making ...

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