Employee Engagement 2010 Dozen (Feb): The 2020 Vision

David Zinger

Data will become more open and more linked. It will become important for data to become more transparent and open. Employees should be the owners of the data they offer and be partners in assessing the results. Predictions for employee engagement during the next decade.

Employee Engagement 2010 Dozen (Mar): Dear Leader

David Zinger

Have you started to believe that survey companies and consultancies are the higher power, that they know more about us than us, and they should own the data we created, housing it on a distant server rather than serving us as a stimulant to authentic and engaged conversations about work. Book David for education, speaking, and coaching on engagement today for 2010. Dear Leader: My name is David Zinger. If I was in a self-help group, I might say my name is Dave Z.

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Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: October 2010

Future of Work

This is the October 2010 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. We don’t base that assessment on hard-nosed quantitative data or traditional leading indicators, but on our own gut sense of what’s happening across the business landscape. We welcome comments on any of these articles. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link. It’s often said that it’s darkest before dawn.

Stepping into a new decade: What’s evolving from 2010 to 2020 in SaaS


Needless to say, the approach did decently well, procuring them more upselling opportunities, improved data governance, higher retention rates and low churn rates at lower customer acquisition costs. Such a cloud trend has not only simplified business but also helped secure data efficiently.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: June 2010

Future of Work

This is the June 2010 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. Some useful data related to the growing strategic role of corporate real estate. We welcome comments on any of these articles. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link. June has busted out all over, and sadly the month is almost over. But if you, like us, are based in the northern hemisphere, you are finally enjoying the beginning of summer.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: January 2010

Future of Work

This is the January 2010 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. Welcome to 2010. As we suggest below, 2010 is going to be a year of massive change for just about every sector of the economy and every business. However, in 2010 we are going to create change of our own by abandoning several of our basic traditions. Data, detailed analysis, and action recommendations will be reserved for members of our private network and actively engaged clients.

Cultivating Curiosity

The Bamboo Project Blog

Being in a state of curiosity means looking out at the world, collecting data, observing human behaviors and interactions, and asking “why?” Peter Bromberg over at ALA Learning is asking about how you create a culture of curiosity , something that's been on my mind of late.

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The Complexity of Transferring Lessons Learned from Projects

Conversation Matters

Because the data (congressional transcripts, participant accounts, etc.) A facilitator can also bring structure to a group conversation, identifying issues for the agenda, making sure needed data are in the room before the meeting, setting the tone, and keeping the group focused.

Learning From Failure - It's Possible

Conversation Matters

As this example from Cannon and Edmondson shows it often takes someone with good research skills to format data so that others can see it. Without Dr. Adcock’s skill in putting the data together in a usable format it was largely invisible.

The Coming Talent War: Young, Global, Diverse

Josh Bersin

This data, coupled with a number of meetings I&# ve had. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published its occupational outlook for 2018 (the next 10 years) and it is well worth reading. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Collective Intelligence: The Eradication of Smallpox

Conversation Matters

Fieldworkers thought of themselves as researchers as well as workers, systematically recording their practices and tracking data. They religiously made those practices and data available to other fieldworkers.

Why Employers May Not Be Hiring Veterans

45 Things

says after mining its data, the most popular industries that attract vets include information technology, telecommunications, financial services, law, computer software, government, higher education, health care, retail and management consulting. Do you know a veteran?

Social Software Adoption: Why Good Companies do Bad Things

Transparent Office

It also includes back-end stuff like Directory and Single Sign-On integration, data security, technical scalability, and reporting metrics. Why do good companies do bad things to social software adoption?

Organizational Studies that Don't Just Sit on the Shelf: Participatory Action Research

Conversation Matters

involve a team of internal employees (who will be the beneficiaries of the findings) in all phases of the research, that is, data collection, analysis, recommendations and implementation. take verbatim notes to reduce interviewer bias in the data.

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5 Employee Engagement Myths

David Zinger

I believe we rely far too much on anonymous surveys for engagement data which means that we have organizations where it is not safe to talk about how all employees are experiencing their work. Are You Mything Out on Employee Engagement?

Make Your Data Matter!


I’m a bit of a data snob. But data is most meaningful when it is centralized and useful; when it can be leveraged to support and enable business goals. To me, this is the holy grail of organizational data: the ability to bring together disjointed data assets to [… Sure, sheer volume and quality is impressive.

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Leveraging Positive Deviancy for Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Once your resource team is in place you begin to examine data, dialogues, visuals, diagrams, and other media to define or reframe the problem. Engaging Positive Deviancy for Change. A deviant influence. I first was made aware of the positive deviancy model while taking The Influencer.


True Faith HR

Let''s increase the amount of data available. RESOLVED: The HRCI Certification process for chapters is broken. Prologue The primary reasons HR professionals attend chapter meetings are networking and earning recertification credits toward their PHR or SPHR.

Could That Promotion Be a Career-Killer?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, August 26, 2010 Could That Promotion Be a Career-Killer?

Care for Your Data and Reap the Rewards


Data does not care, it just is: fact. People don’t really care all that much about data: true. People should care about data because they care about good information: true. Uncategorized Analysts business decision support Business Execution business strategy data quality People need good information to make the right decisions when executing on business strategy: true. Rubbish In = Rubbish Out = Waste of Time. Not […].

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Employee Engagement: Think Differently Inside the Hive

David Zinger

All this while gathering data and resources to help make changes. Creating Employee Engagement Buzz Through Community. Guide bees. Can we use honey bees and beehives as guidelines on how to create change through community? A neophytes experience.

The Grassroots Myth

Transparent Office

IT gets wind of the project and expresses concern that company data is being hosted externally by an unapproved vendor. There's little or no integration with existing applications or data flows. Call me crazy, but I'm going to attack another another social software orthodoxy: the Grassroots Myth. The Grassroots Myth is my name for the notion that the most effective way to bring a new social software platform into an enterprise is through bottoms-up, viral introduction.

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Metrics: Are They Mapped With Your Business Objectives?


Establish operational procedures : You can now establish processes and methods to collect the data, frequency and consolidation mechanism. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Metrics: Are They Mapped With Your Business Objectives?

Enterprise Microblogging for Fun and Profit

Transparent Office

Oxford University Press let us have a peek at their data, and here are some of the results we got when we searched on "anyone" (reprinted with OUP's permission): "Does anyone speak Turkish and would be willing to review a translation for us?". "It's cool, but is it work?" That was the question of the day last week when I visited one of Socialtext's newer customers: Oxford University Press.

Why Are Salary Ranges Secret?

Evil HR Lady

Monday, November 08, 2010 Why Are Salary Ranges Secret? November 08, 2010 4:22 PM Suzanne Lucas said. Anon, I agree about the data there. November 08, 2010 4:42 PM Anonymoussaid. November 09, 2010 4:39 AM PVsaid. November 09, 2010 5:06 PM YoungHR said.

SR: DUI, Juggling Job Searches and Offers

Evil HR Lady

Thursday, November 18, 2010 SR: DUI, Juggling Job Searches and Offers Please allow me to set the stage for you. It was all busy work (mostly data entry and maintaining customer records!) Data entry and maintaining customer records is not "busy work."

SR: Paternity/Maternity Leave

Evil HR Lady

Thursday, September 09, 2010 SR: Paternity/Maternity Leave Dear Evil HR Lady, My company does not have enough employees to qualify for FMLA. September 09, 2010 4:29 PM Anonymoussaid. September 09, 2010 7:45 PM Mikesaid. September 10, 2010 1:45 AM Class factotum said.

Choose SaaS Vendors That Secure Data Better Than You Can


It’s not surprising the first question was about data privacy The Workday customer panel had barely started the discussion when the first hand shot up from the audience. Those attending the recent event were CIOs and HR managers wanting to learn more about Workday and its SaaS offerings.

ReviewSNAP To Announce Launch Version 2.0 At Society Of Human Resources Management Annual Conference and Exposition


of the system at the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego June 27-30, 2010. 360 Degree Survey Time Savings Step: The ability to set up an unlimited number of 360 degree surveys by importing critical employee and rater data. ReviewSNAP™, a leading supplier of a Web-based performance management system, today announced plans to launch Version 2.0

Why Aren't You Getting the Job? Because You're a Jerk

Evil HR Lady

Friday, November 05, 2010 Why Arent You Getting the Job? November 06, 2010 1:07 AM Anonymoussaid. November 06, 2010 1:11 AM Mikesaid. November 06, 2010 5:46 AM Evil HR Lady said. November 06, 2010 6:53 AM Suzanne Lucas said. November 06, 2010 6:58 AM Anonymoussaid.

Exit Interviews

Evil HR Lady

I'm a data girl, through and through. It's Data Girl! I like data. But, as they say, the plural of anecdote is not data and unfortunately exit interviews tend to be little more than collected anecdotes. Because the biggest reason to leave is management and that information isn't accurately recorded in an exit interview, we have to glean what we can from the other data. Then you don't have data entry costs to pull the info together.

HR Collaboration Strategies at Enterprise 2.0 conference

Strategic HCM

This session explores case history examples, insights, and the new analytical measurement tools from which performance and quality of data metrics are extracted. I’ll be presenting in a couple of sessions at this November’s Enterprise 2.0

HR, Collaboration and Analytics

Strategic HCM

The other panel at the Enterprise 2.0 conference, also chaired by Oliver Marks (pictured with me) focused on measures. We noted that because of the complexity surrounding HR and collaboration, many of the things we wish to measure are intangible.

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CHROs and Collaboration

Strategic HCM

I’m in the US for the Enterprise 2.0 conference next week but unfortunately arrived just too late for this week’s HR Happy Hour – Episode 74 – ‘Creativity, Flexibility, and Speed’ (they didn’t get much time for calls anyway).


Is Attrition a Key Component of Retention?

Working Girl

My company''s product has a really cool embedded analytics framework that lets you slice and dice whatever data you have in the system. Of course, the answers aren''t always in the data, but the potential red flags are there for the asking.

Getting My SaaSy On: Upgrades

Working Girl

On-premise means the vendor sends you the software on a set of disks and it''s your problem to get it installed, get your data into it, manage your technical architecture, etc. With a SaaS solution you don''t need to do any of this for two reasons: You don''t customize SaaS solutions, you configure them, which means you change processes by adding data rather than changing the structure of the application.

Boundary Conditions

Working Girl

The software designer''s job is to gently herd the user into the right direction, where ''right'' is defined as ''transaction completed correctly, no risk to security, no bad data and no one throwing their computer across the room.''