Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: December 2009

Future of Work

This is the December 2009 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. 2009 has been tough year for just about everyone we know. Our goal is to serve as “peripheral vision&# for selected clients, providing them with action-oriented executive briefings, private telephone consultation, and periodic teleconferences and web meetings with important thought leaders. We welcome comments on any of these articles.

QAspire Blog 2009 – Essential Posts Redux

QAspire

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. March 2009: Personal Leadership - It shines in difficult times We are all leaders - but our education, upbringing and organization structures suppresses our leadership traits.

Meet 5 HR Pros Who Became CEOs

Cornerstone On Demand

She was vice president of global human resources from 2009 to 2011 and was named CEO in January 2014. In 2009, he became the CEO of Dunkin' Brands Group. In today's business environment, the people who make up a company are more important than ever.

An "Admirable Use" Policy

The Bamboo Project Blog

We trust you to use phones and email and to conduct yourself professionally in face-to-face meetings, so we know you will do the same in your social networking contacts.

Do We Really Need So Many Kinds of Social Media?

Conversation Matters

I recently spoke at the 2009 Army Knowledge Management Conference. On the bottom row of the chart I have suggested social media that would meet that need and factors described.

Connection Before Content: Meetings That Are Knowledge-based

Conversation Matters

A couple of days ago I sat in on a meeting in an organization that is facing a difficult challenge. The group that was meeting has been tasked with setting the policies and dealing with the logistics for the move. The meeting produced little in the way of knowledge exchange or learning.

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

Conversation Matters

Roles, positions, organizational norms, formats for meetings, even physical space, all work against having the kind of conversations we need to have to integrate knowledge from diverse perspectives. Convening the conversation takes place both through social media and in face-to-face meetings.

We Learn (When We Listen) When We Talk

Conversation Matters

In these meetings individuals exchange their data, conclusions, reasoning and questions with others. The title is a bit of an exaggeration, but intended to make the point that contrary to common belief, our own articulation of an idea adds to our understanding of that idea. At face value that doesn’t make much sense, after all we must know what we think about an issue; how else are we able to talk about it? But the reality is that what we don’t necessarily know what we know.

The LMS Market: Hotter than Ever

Josh Bersin

In the last 60 days I’ve had the opportunity to attend five major industry events which cover corporate learning: user group meetings at Plateau, Saba, SumTotal and Taleo and the HR Technology. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Potentiation: Neurology and Knowledge Management

Conversation Matters

An example of a path that is very weak is that uncomfortable experience of meeting someone and ten minutes later not being able to remember her name. I had that experience about three years ago when I was at a meeting where Bill Ives was speaking about Web 2.0.

Knowledge Management: Where We've Been and Where We're Going - Part Two

Conversation Matters

So a team or project could use reflection processes or communities to improve how they were meeting their goals, but if the goals themselves were in the wrong direction, the model provided no way to find that out. •

Are Customers Satisfied with Talent Management Software? Find out.

Josh Bersin

Do they meet. As the talent management software industry continues to grow and mature, it is time to ask some critical questions. How well do these systems really work? How well do they drive value? Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Do Employees Need Social Media Guidelines?

The Bamboo Project Blog

In general I tend to believe that if you can't trust your employees to behave appropriately on a social network, then you probably shouldn't be trusting them to go to meetings, answer phones or have customer contact in any way. Long story short, a VP at a major marketing firm tweeted this message upon arriving in Memphis to meet with a major client--FedEx: True confession but i’m in one of those towns where I scratch my head and say “I would die if I had to live here!”

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 4 Ways to Make Meetings Better

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, September 14, 2009 4 Ways to Make Meetings Better If you look up the term "necessary evil," youll probably find a photograph of a bunch of people in a meeting. I dont know of anyone who loves meetings, but most everyone will say theyre vital to getting work done. Use more mini-meetings.

Back to School Concerns for Employers

HR Counselor's Corner

If one of your employees is a parent or legal guardian of a school-aged child and they are requesting time off to attend a meeting or event related to that child’s school, ask yourself two questions: 1. by Laura Pokrzywa, HR Consultant, East Coast Risk Management.

The Bamboo Project Blog: 10 Questions for Your Reflective Practice

The Bamboo Project Blog

Posted by: mariana | July 27, 2009 at 09:39 PM Hi Michele Thought this was an excellent post.I Posted by: Lyn Azzopardi | August 16, 2009 at 05:57 PM Hi Michele, Thanks for the mention! Meet Michele Martin SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG Want Automatic Notification When I Add New Posts?

The Bamboo Project Blog: "How to Open a Banana Like a Monkey": The Anatomy of a Good Training Video

The Bamboo Project Blog

Posted by: mark britz | July 15, 2009 at 01:50 PM What a paradigm shift. Posted by: Paul C | July 15, 2009 at 03:00 PM So I tried eating the banana the way it was presented in the video. Meet Michele Martin SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG Want Automatic Notification When I Add New Posts?

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Career Commons is Open for Business

The Bamboo Project Blog

I've also scheduled our first informal webinar for February 9, 2009 at 12 noon (EST). We'll be using Go-To-Meeting , so once you RSVP, I'll send you the log-in info. Note that with Go-to-Meeting you'll be able to either use your phone or your computer and headset for the audio portion.

Five Actions Organizations Can Take to Increase Knowledge Sharing

Conversation Matters

Meetings. Meetings are great opportunities to build relationships – IF at least a third of every meeting puts members in small groups of three or four to work on issues that matter to them. Typical meetings, where each individual directs comments to the leader at the front of the table, don’t build relationship, at least not positive ones. With Peer Assist a team that is beginning a new effort, invites others (who have experience with the task) to meet with them.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Obamacon Me

The Bamboo Project Blog

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Four Conversations to Address Adaptive Challenges

Conversation Matters

They know the subtleties of the process and hold the tacit knowledge of how it works and therefore how it will have to be adapted or reinvented to meet the new realities. Organizational meetings too often seem to be opportunities for each person to make declarative and politic statements about their own position, with little interest in trying to understand the meaning others intend to convey. Trish Silber coauthored this post with me.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers?

The Bamboo Project Blog

July 08, 2009 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers? Posted by: Betsy | July 08, 2009 at 12:37 PM Substitute Crawford for Gardner and you're off to a better start.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Your Guide to Job Search and Personal Branding on Twitter

The Bamboo Project Blog

Posted by: Paul C | May 16, 2009 at 05:45 PM While I'm not currently looking for a job, I think it behooves everyone to follow the latest tricks of the trade and be prepared. Posted by: Lizzie | May 17, 2009 at 05:49 AM You've compiled a comprehensive and really helpful post, Michele.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Do You Know How to Ask the Right Questions?

The Bamboo Project Blog

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Information Literacy and Habits of Mind

The Bamboo Project Blog

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Dealing with Negative Comments on Your Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog

Catchya later from Middle-earth Posted by: Ken Allan | April 02, 2009 at 12:57 PM Ken, what's interesting is that you were one of those commenters at the beginning to whom I had a stronger negative reaction. Posted by: Michele Martin | April 02, 2009 at 01:43 PM Ha ha he he he!

Facebook Dispatches from Gen Y

The Bamboo Project Blog

Let me go on record right now as never meeting a Soundgarden song I liked. A few recent Facebook experiences from the realms of parenting: Don't Cop My Dress! --My My 17 year old daughter's junior prom is about a month away.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Do Employees Need Social Media Guidelines?

The Bamboo Project Blog

  In general I tend to believe that if you can't trust your employees to behave appropriately on a social network, then you probably shouldn't be trusting them to go to meetings, answer phones or have customer contact in any way.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Is the Best Predictor of Future Failure Your Past Success?

The Bamboo Project Blog

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What Grandaddy Taught me about Information Flow

Transparent Office

Grandaddy would walk my brother and me down the brokerage floor, stopping at each desk to meet Irv, Norm, Jake, Stanley, and the other brokers (all men). My grandfather never used computers, and he died when "wiki" was still just a word in Hawaiian.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Deconstructing "How to Nail an Interview"

The Bamboo Project Blog

The reason, "some company meetings will befilmed and we needed proof youd be comfortable appearing on a videoblog if hired." Meet Michele Martin SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG Want Automatic Notification When I Add New Posts?

An "Admirable Use" Policy

The Bamboo Project Blog

We trust you to use phones and email and to conduct yourself professionally in face-to-face meetings, so we know you will do the same in your social networking contacts.

An "Admirable Use" Policy

The Bamboo Project Blog

We trust you to use phones and email and to conduct yourself professionally in face-to-face meetings, so we know you will do the same in your social networking contacts.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Daily Routines

The Bamboo Project Blog

Posted by: Janet Clarey | January 14, 2009 at 11:22 AM I have to say that my true creativeness has always been between 5-9am, I used to relish coming into the office early, having sat on the train or in the car, thinking about what tasks I had or the day.

A KM Strategy Built on the Collective Knowledge of Ecopetrol

Conversation Matters

Two years ago I participated in a meeting to develop a knowledge management strategy for Ecopetrol, the state oil company of Columbia, South America. The presentations of their ideas were also limited to 15 minutes each, but it definitely brought cognitive diversity into the meeting.