QAspire Blog 2009 – Essential Posts Redux

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer QAspire Blog 2009 – Essential Posts Redux When the year ends, we tend to retrospect. February 2009: Experiences and Learning on Respecting people This essential post touched upon the issue of respecting people at workplace. Two diverse experiences shaped up this post and lessons learned from these experiences are still very relevant. August 2009: Quality is Happiness This short piece received some interesting responses.

Do We Really Need So Many Kinds of Social Media?

Conversation Matters

I recently spoke at the 2009 Army Knowledge Management Conference. The new process in place at the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) to disseminate lessons learned as well as new techniques for collecting and analyzing those lessons. •

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Where Knowledge Management Has Been and Where It Is Going- Part Three

Conversation Matters

I am using it in quite a different sense here, to mean the knowledge that is derived from the confluence of diverse perspectives and data from across an organization and that is brought to bear on important organizational issues. In 2009, 500 people working with social media in the U.S.

The Social Software Value Matrix

Transparent Office

Less well understood is the value of launching social software inside companies. The market for internal collaboration is more diverse. Mom always told me, "It's what's inside that counts."

Information Literacy and Habits of Mind

The Bamboo Project Blog

This seems to be another piece of evidence that confirms my concerns about online homophily , which of course extends offline as well. The skill of scanning isn't just about how well we are able to manage a stream of information. How do we make our networks diverse?

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Information Literacy and Habits of Mind

The Bamboo Project Blog

This seems to be another piece of evidence that confirms my concerns about online homophily , which of course extends offline as well. The skill of scanning isn't just about how well we are able to manage a stream of information. How do we make our networks diverse?

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A KM Strategy Built on the Collective Knowledge of Ecopetrol

Conversation Matters

Day one was designed to consider a wide diversity of ideas. Those ideas came not only from myself and Larry, but also from a number of speakers that represented organizations from varied sectors who had well-respected KM programs.

Connection Before Content: Meetings That Are Knowledge-based

Conversation Matters

That means a diversity of ideas and opinions is lost to the group. These were well meaning people, wanting to do a good job, but if I were guessing, I’d say this won’t be an effective team.

The Problem and the Fix for the US Intelligence Agencies' Lessons Learned

Conversation Matters

Coming together as a group to reflect on and discuss the total process increases the identification, validity, and usefulness of lessons by engaging a diversity of thought and experience. Scheduling group time to think about how the work got done, reflecting upon what went well and what could have gone better, results in continuous updating and improvements to work processes.

When is Help Helpful?: The Capacity to Make Use of Help

Conversation Matters

Peter Szanton in Not Well Advised set his sights on studying ‘advice’ and why so often it goes unused. But the ultimate success of this as well as innovations in other city agencies was disappointing. But they may not be able to tap into diverse external knowledge sources.”. For the Rand experts as well as the Cohen and Levinthal study, there was a lack of skills and knowledge to absorb what was being offered. Not Well Advised.

Feelings mixed about recent college hires

45 Things

September 9, 2009 4:43 PM Anita said. September 9, 2009 4:53 PM Ask a Manager said. September 9, 2009 6:39 PM Megan said. Megan Gentille, LaSalle Network September 10, 2009 10:09 AM Anita said. September 10, 2009 11:30 AM Anonymous said.

The Power and Potential of Peripheral Vision

Future of Work

We’ve all heard about the importance of having an explicit business strategy and an aligned, engaged organization fully capable of implementing your vision, but what good are well-defined goals when you are (metaphorically speaking), in a windowless car hurtling through a dark night with no compass, no x-ray vision, and no sense of the outside geography? Day, Sloan Management Review , April, 2009, for an insightful discussion of weak signals and how to interpret them).

Enhancing What Social Media Does Right and Reducing What it Does Wrong

The Bamboo Project Blog

Social media does a great job of helping us develop connections to people like us, but is less effective in promoting the diversity so necessary to innovation and creative thought. How do we address this, both in terms of actual tools that encourage exploration of diverse ideas and thought processes, as well as in terms of HOW we use existing social media tools? Via Workplace Learning Today comes this article on the distractions of tagging.

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Our Strength Lies in Our.

Evil HR Lady

I know you thought I was going to say "our strength lies in our diversity." We have diversity committees, VPs of Diversity, affirmative action plans and call minority candidates "diverse candidates." When we moved to Switzerland we enrolled our daughter in one of the most "diverse" schools on the planet. It's all that diversity, right? Well, sure. There is definite diversity. But there is definite unity as well. Unity.

What Makes 360 Degree Feedback Work?

Reviewsnap

Of course, all of this is done anonymously and the employee will see the average ratings for each competency as well as a compilation of the comments offered. Since having enough diversity in raters is important, it is critical that the raters understand that when they are invited to provide feedback by a certain date, they must not ignore the request. The use of 360 degree feedback surveys has grown and is continuing to grow at a very fast rate.

Obama Has His Cabinet in Place -- Do You?

45 Things

Well, let's consider who Obama has chosen. Some descriptions that come to mind: Smart, savvy, experienced and diverse. That's exactly what you're aiming for with your Cabinet: Smart, savvy, experienced and diverse.

Our Strength Lies in Our.

Evil HR Lady

I know you thought I was going to say "our strength lies in our diversity." We have diversity committees, VPs of Diversity, affirmative action plans and call minority candidates "diverse candidates." When we moved to Switzerland we enrolled our daughter in one of the most "diverse" schools on the planet. It's all that diversity, right? Well, sure. There is definite diversity. But there is definite unity as well. Unity.

How do you roll?

Working Girl

If personal academic achievement requires a diverse supporting cast, how much more so a job performed as part of a team? If your company only has one way of doing things you may find yourself with a limited talent pool because your pool will favor people who do that one thing well, instead of cultivating a team environment where creative diversity can thrive.

Chosen Time

True Faith HR

Its success or failure is dependent on how well I carry out my job. It was with great interest that I read about Ben Eubanks’ “ Introducing the HR Education Series ,” at UpstartHR.com. As someone who has taught HR for 14 years, and who has been intimately involved with SHRM College Relations at the local, state, regional and national level, the subject is near and dear to my heart. Working in small, liberal arts college, I am the sole proprietor of our HR program.

What ‘Diversity’ Really Means and Why It Matters for Your Organization

Compensation Today

This is an excerpt from our recent ebook collaboration with BambooHR entitled How to Turn Diversity Into a Major Asset for Your Organization. When we think of diversity, we tend to think primarily of two things: race and gender. But diversity encompasses much more.

Diversity in the Workplace Starts with the Recruiter

Namely

The phrase “Diversity & Inclusion” is a hot HR priority right now, but what does it really mean? Without an actionable plan in place, it runs the risk of being just one more catch-all phrase—well-intentioned but poorly realized. On paper, diversity means the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization. In simple terms, diversity is the mix; inclusion is getting the mix to work well together.

Diversity rising up the Agenda ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital.

Strategic HCM

Diversity rising up the Agenda. I seem to be have been having lots of conversations about diversity recently so was interested to see a new report from the CIPD and Bernard Hodes, Diversity and Inclusion - Fringe or Fundamental? Diversity rising up the Agenda.

Five trends that will define corporate social responsibility in 2020.

LifeSpeak

We pride ourselves on being purpose-driven in every aspect of our business, from the diversity of our experts to the breadth of our employee wellness resources to the values by which we operate. Employers will dive deeper into sustainability, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.

Economist's Diversity conference ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human.

Strategic HCM

Economist’s Diversity conference. My next conference with the Economist is their Diversity conference in December: “Businesses are facing intensifying pressure from investors and stakeholders to ramp up their diversity initiatives. Labels: Diversity , Events.

Inside the virtual mirror

HRExecutive

It’s a neuroscience principle involving seeing your own body movements on an avatar and, by doing these movements and seeing them on a different body, the part of the brain that gets activated when you think of yourself, it expands to include that avatar as well.

Can we talk about the Kevin Hart Academy Award thing!?

The Tim Sackett Project

After it was announced, some news outlets ran some stories about some homophobic tweets that Kevin did in 2009, 2010, and 2012. Communication Culture Diversity Inclusion influence Leadership Learning Life Lessons Performance Trench HR Uncategorized WellnessIf you haven’t seen or heard, comedian Kevin Hart was asked to host the Oscars. It’s a big deal for an entertainer to get that gig, 25-30 million viewers big!

China Gorman on Professional Development in Human Resources

HR Bartender

China Gorman is a friend, colleague, and well-respected business leader. I had the opportunity to interview China back in 2009. Gorman] Well, not every HR pro is interested in the conference experience, and not every HR pro has the budget to attend a national or global conference.

Workplace Spirituality: What It Is And How To Foster It

Vantage Circle

According to Petchsawang and Duchon (2009), workplace spirituality or spirituality at work is defined as “having compassion towards others, experiencing a mindful inner consciousness in the pursuit of meaningful work and that enables transcendence.”. Improved overall well-being of employees.

CRSS2013 - Recruitment and Sourcing from CERN ~ HR to HR 2.0.

Strategic HCM

Well, as expected, we all had a fantastic day at CERN on Friday. So well done again to James Purvis and his team. Doing the basics well may provide more value. ► 2009. “Errol, can you please send me the template as well.”

45 HR Trends and Predictions to Watch Out For in 2019

CakeHR

There will be a renewed focus on employee productivity and well-being, and the rise of AI-driven HR tech will make the HR more agile and efficient. There are several solutions available including employee recognition, promoting wellness, career development, and continual education. #2.

Stay Compliant With Hiring Laws As Your Workforce Grows

ApplicantStack

As part of the settlement, the EEOC ordered Bass to proactively increase diversity hiring. Hiring laws should be taken as seriously as, well…a $10 million check. Some regulations have a hiring component as well as many other implications. million.

Student Veterans Serve as they Achieve Higher Education

Edcor

Since 2009 more than a million veterans have pursued higher education, according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Career and job opportunities are a main reason that student veterans seek an education as well as self-improvement and personal growth.

Challenges and Opportunities for Talent Managers / 2 - Strategic HCM

Strategic HCM

Too many well-educated citizens of the Middle East and elsewhere are not in the workforce at all. ► 2009. “Errol, can you please send me the template as well.” skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact. Consulting. Speaking. Writing. About-HCM. Welcome.

So people join organisations, and leave Top Leaders! - Strategic HCM

Strategic HCM

It’s great that Gallup’s well known line (‘people join organisations but leave their line managers’) has finally been over-turned. Economist’s Diversity conference. ► 2009. “Errol, can you please send me the template as well.”

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HR Most Influential 2013 ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital (HCM)

Strategic HCM

Well, its not a result of my recent blogging - or lack of it - but I am pleased to have been included in HR Magazines long list of Most Influentials again this year. There is an HR practitioner list as well. ► 2009. “Errol, can you please send me the template as well.”

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