December, 2005

Knowledge-at-work: CoP2.0 - January 2006

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that is not the official title, but it is the tag that grabs me most. link] decided to participate in this mini-conference with past colleagues at cpsquare. i belonged to this meta-community for a year then quit

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On-Demand is a power plant

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A pretty good article in the San Francisco Chronicle on Christmas day about On-Demand software. More or less a primer on On-Demand, it profiles a number of SaaS (Software as a Service) companies including RightNow, Salesforce.com and NetSuite. Here’s a snippet from the article in which On-Demand is explained. My favorite part is at the […]. Uncategorized SaaS Small/Medium Sized Companies Software as a Service

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Knowledge-at-work: RCA as a knowledge practice

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do we take sufficient time and trouble to ask questions to really learn from accidents, failures and near-misses? root cause analysis (rca) is one approach. every time things go wrong there is a huge opportunity to learn, redesign and

Knowledge-at-work: Patterns on patterns

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representing, capturing, sharing and verifying solutions that work and experience. patterns are a key knowledge practice, helping with sharing working solutions, recording experience and forming a high level language for articulating

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Knowledge-at-work: Reflecting on knowledge spaces

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what makes knowledge spaces so special? nonaka etal 2000, "integrated it systems to capitalize on market knowledge" in von krogh etal (eds), "knowledge creation: a source of value", st martin's press, (pp89-109

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Knowledge-at-work: RMBL - what does it mean for KM?

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this is an exploration of the rmbl (rip, mix, burn, learn) culture. not copyright denouncement or p2p music stealing, but the potential to build on the ideas and works of others, the synergy that happens with sharing, the innovation

On robots and performance reviews

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The seeds of an interesting conversation are planting themselves here with this post called "So that’s why my peformance reviews sound like they were written by a robot" and here at systematicHR (especially in the notes by our good friend regina.) The topic, in regina’s words: "technology can be an enabler of creating an engaged […].

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WooHoo, it’s performance review time

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Over the weekend, Newsday – a NY newspaper – published an article called "Hey, boss, improve those performance reviews" that quoted some of the stories that have been submitted to our Worst Review contest. The article is about some of the reasons reviews are often so poorly given and poorly received and talks about some […].

On-demand HR apps for SMBs

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Interesting report from AMI Research showing that On-demand HR applications are taking off among small and medium sized businesses. There’s a very strong case to be made for software as a service (SaaS) use among SMBs – low upfront costs, easy implementations, high configurability, super-quick time to real value and so forth. We released a […].

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Succession planning beef, anyone?

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Sometimes all the high-level talk about performance management can leave you – how should I put this? – wanting more. Today I sat through a 45 minute webinar that left me thinking – "alright, I know you CAN do it, and it SHOULD work – but can you show me HOW TO do it, and […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Performance Management performance management Small/Medium Sized Companies Succession Planning Workforce Performance Management

SAP/Oracle ignoring HR?

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Jason Corsello asks the question about SAP after attending the company’s Industry Analyst Conference in Las Vegas. Apparently, not much time was spent on it – Jason says 15 minutes out of two days. Then, DubDubs wonders about Oracle – saying that the HR track at OracleWorld was left until the last day – resulting […]. Talent Management Employee Performance Management Software as a Service Workforce Performance Management

Purposeless platforms

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Greg Gianforte from RightNow Technologies published a piece in BusinessWeek Online today about the validity of the software "platform" concept. In his mind, a platform (like Oracle’s upcoming Fusion) is something customers don’t need or want and that doesn’t solve any real customer problems. In his parlance, it’s "marketecture," a marketing creation that does no […]. Uncategorized Software as a Service

Best friends forever: HR and Marketing

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Frank "The Proposalnator" Lynn (author of this recent post) points me to an article in Fortune called "For Happier Customers, Call HR." " It echoes something I heard recently at a talk given by the legendary Jac Fitz-Enz – namely that unless marketing backs up its taglines with some customer service people who drink the kool-aid, […]. Talent Management Employee Performance Management performance management Workforce Performance Management

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More on forced ranking

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As a followup to a previous post on forced ranking, I thought you’d like to see this article at workforce.com. It reprints an appendix from Dick Grote’s new book called Forced Ranking: Making Performance Management Work. It’s a memo from a CEO to his company explaining the benefits of an upcoming forced ranking process and […]. Talent Management Employee Performance Management performance management Performance Reviews Workforce Performance Management

Frank Lynn guest posts: It’s a trust issue

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One of my favorite 80’s TV shows was Sledge Hammer. Hammer was an offbeat cop in the Get Smart/Monk tradition who had a great tagline: “Trust me. I know what I’m doing.” ” This was the ultimate ironic statement because his wacky, unconventional methods didn’t exactly reinforce to the viewer that he knew what he was […]. Talent Management performance management

Worstreview.com at The Fast Company Weblog

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Our little contest is covered over at FC Now by Kevin Ohannessian. Kevin also comes through with his own thoughts on why the performance review process is "along the lines of a trip to the DMV." " He’s not wrong – so many of us treat annual reviews as a chore to get through (though probably […]. Talent Management Performance Reviews

The HR Tech Shootout Redux

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DubDubs from systematicHR (Previously Known As The HR Technology Discussion board – so update your links) has some new thoughts on the performance management shootout from the HR Tech show in Chicago. Although he wasn’t there, his (very educated and experienced) feeling is that Authoria won becuase of a spiffy user interface and solid integration […]. Talent Management performance management Workforce Performance Management

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

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The end of holiday bonuses?

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Hewitt reports on the results of a small survey of Canadian compaines in which 66% of companies surveyed said they had no intention of paying out holiday bonuses. Instead, bonuses are being tied to performance because, among other things, "organizations remain under tremendous pressure to deliver results, and variable pay plans continue to be the […]. Talent Management Employee Performance Management Workforce Performance Management

Some ideas on employee engagement

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Good ol’ SuccessFactors is highlighted today in an article in the San Jose Business Journal. The article, called "Fully-engaged workers contribute more to bottom line" covers a lot of ground talking about the impact of engagement on issues from turnover to training. It also speaks to some of the ways companies like Yahoo! are working […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management