Friday, 30 April 2010

Stowe Boyd and the Social Business

 

I’ve been enjoying the videos from The Social Business Edge conference.  See Stowe Boyd’s reflections here:

 

Among his predictions:

  • The individual becomes the new group is the fundamental element of the system
  • Connections are more important than rank
  • Small talk is big again
  • People rely on networks to help them make sense of what is important
  • They trade personal productivity for connectedness (connectedness trumps all other obligations including timeliness).

 

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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Google Collaboration

 

   Day 1 of the informatology conference focused on learning and technology with a presentation by Sudhir Giri from Google.

Giri is creating a ‘learning ecosystem’ at Google, in order to get people collaborating internally better.

Part of this development is the Google environment and the way this encourages people to naturally interact with each other.  This includes lots of shared play and food spaces – for example the cafeteria which gets people communicating with other people they wouldn’t normally have connections with.

And then there’s the technology – like g2g tv – getting googlers creating content and teaching others:

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And gwhiz – an internal system which allows people to tag others and themselves with technical skills.  The higher up the search list someone appears, the more expertise that can be assumed to have.  People can also identify whether they are available to answer questions and / or for mentoring.  So this provides a rudimentary CV and is much more likely to be used than a traditional skills inventory.  And again, it helps people to connect with other folk.

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These developments provide a range of intangible benefits for Google but these can’t be captured by a ROI!

 

The following photos are from the peer circle run following Sudhir’s session, led by Clive Shepherd and including Karyn Romeis, Mark Berthelemy, Charles Jennings and John Castledine:

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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Personnel Today Social Media Week - Review

 

Five days, five articles.

If you’ve read them, what did you think?

If not, my review is here:

 

You can access the articles at https://bit.ly/PTSocialMediaWeek.

 

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Friday, 16 April 2010

Top Online Influencer in Talent Management

 

    I’ve been recognised as the top online influencer in talent management.

The recognition comes from John Sumser’s HRExaminer which has already included me in its list of top online influencers in HR.

In one way, this recognition means more for more me, partly because I’ve got the no. 1 slot this time around, but also because I’m more focused on talent and human capital management than I am on traditional HR.

But at the same time, talent management is such as overused and misused term, I think the recognition is in some ways less meaningful.  It’s certainly the first of thee lists where I don’t actually recognise a lot of the other people who are included.

As John states:

“We were all surprised by some of the results. As noted earlier, Talent Management is not the most clearly defined silo in HR. Bill Kutik defines it as a suite of software services. Wikipedia’s definition is the full lifecycle harvesting of human capital. Some people mean ‘succession planning’ (that’s roughly how Bersin and associates define it). While others (many of the people on the list) see it as a euphemism for Recruiting.”

 

You can see my thoughts on these various definitions here.

I’ll return to the list with some more thoughts on it after I’ve had a look through the blogs of the other people who have been included.

Here’s the top 10:

  • 1 / Jon Ingham
  • 2 / Kris Dunn
  • 3 / Sharlyn Lauby
  • 4 / Josh Bersin
  • 5 / Alice Snell
  • 6 / Michael Specht
  • 7 / John Sumser
  • 8 / Dr. John Sullivan
  • 9 / Erik Samdahl
  • 10 / Doug Hardy

 

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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Looking back to April 2009

 

   You may also be interested in these posts from April last year:

 

Or even from the year before?

 

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