August, 2010

The Three Eras of Knowledge Management - Summary

Conversation Matters

I have posted lengthy descriptions of each of the three eras of knowledge management and here I have made a brief summary of all three. I have also made substantial changes to the third era in this post.

The Conference Call or "Death by a Thousand Bleeps"

The Bamboo Project Blog

Glen Ross of the American Cancer Society recently shared this hilarious video of a typical conference call. I probably spend a good 10-15 hours a week on these things and I have to say that the video pretty much captures my experience.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 3 Ways to Quit Being So Rude With.

45 Things

In the good old days, you put in your time at work then went home. The boss didn't bug you after hours unless it was an emergency, and co-workers didn't bother you at home because they didn't want to think about work, either

Business’s Role in Educating our Workforce

Josh Bersin

Despite the uptick in business optimism from our mid-year TalentWatch® report, the US economy continues to be slow. This month we learned that there are 14.5 million Americans looking for work and. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Taking Charge of Your Future

Future of Work

Charlie Grantham and I were honored to be the keynote speakers at the Corenet Carolina’s Chapter major learning event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 18.

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Guest Post from Ask a Manager on Preparing For Job Interviews

Evil HR Lady

This is a first for Evil HR Lady. I'm letting someone else write today's post. (I I know, you are all muttering about "what posts? All she posts now are links to posts. Well, a thousand pardons. Stick around long enough and you get

When You Assume Bad Faith, You Get It

The Bamboo Project Blog

Culture View more presentations from Reed Hastings. There was an interesting article over the weekend in the Telegraph from Dan Pink on Netflix's "no policy" approach to HR policies.

Are You Boring Your Network Silly?

45 Things

I don't watch soap operas anymore, but I certainly did when I was younger. I scheduled my college classes around "The Young and the Restless." (Tom Tom Selleck was HOT.) I played hooky from work just so I could see Luke and Laura get

The 2010 HR Technology Conference

Josh Bersin

Our mission as a research and advisory services company is to help organizations “dramatically improve their business performance through their talent, learning, and HR strategies, processes, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!


True Faith HR

It''s hard to believe that next week, I will start my 16th year of teaching. There''s been trials and tribulations and ups and downs. I come from an academic family, so, even as a youngster, I thought I would know what to expect when I entered the classroom.

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.


Excellence: Lessons From Anupam Kher. I have believed that most good things in life are either free or inexpensive. A good walk, a great hug, a few moments spent together, a long drive, a free lecture, time spent with friends and so on

Stop! 5 Reasons Not to Touch That 401k

Evil HR Lady

Thinking about taking out a 401k Loan? Just stop. Even though that 401k balance can be a temptation, stay away from it. BNET's Evil HR Lady tells you why. Stop! 5 Reasons Not to Touch That 401k

A Tool to Add to Your Reflective Practices Toolkit: "Oh Life"

The Bamboo Project Blog

I've written before about the importance of reflective practice in professional development --the process of reflecting on your development as a professional and recording those thoughts somehow.

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How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 4 Ways to Say "No" at Work

45 Things

Often the most difficult word in the English language is "no." Many of us hate hearing it (especially when it goes with " aren't getting the promotion") but it's just as difficult for many of us to say it. In this tough economy

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There'll Be No Cake in Hell!

Working Girl

Quick update: I was recently in California and stayed with a friend who has a really soft guest bed. I returned home on the warpath and demanded that my husband Ralf remove the 20-year-old army cot we''ve been sleeping on and replace it with the Sealy mattress we bought while living in California, which I then loaded up with memory foam. He did this and promptly hurt his back, so now he has to go for physical therapy and we''re looking for a new bed. But my topic today is cake.

Everyone Everywhere

True Faith HR

I sometimes like easy categorization. For example, I can divide the world into two simple categories: 1. Never gets old 2. Grows old quickly I''m a big Michigan State fan.

10 Pointers to Build Comfort Within The Team


It pains to see teams where people work on a common goal but don't get along well with each other. We work in teams and knowing how to get along well with others is extremely crucial. So how do you get along well with others and

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Exempt vs Non-exempt: Does My Status Change if I'm Handing Out.

Evil HR Lady

Handing out name tags certainly doesn't require creative, independent or managerial skills. So, does your status change to non-exempt when you're working the desk at a convention? Exempt vs Non-exempt: Does My Status Change if I'm

It's About Answering Their Questions, Stupid: What Goes on the First Page ?

The Bamboo Project Blog

The other day, Stephen Downes posted the graphic above --without comment, which it didn't really need because the graphic says it all.

How to Network -- and Not Hate It

45 Things

One of the reasons I wanted to be a newspaper reporter -- and not a television reporter -- was because I didn't want to be in front of a camera. I didn't want people looking at me. I wanted to tell a story and was content with just

Reflections on Self-Selection Part I

Working Girl

Today I reviewed a whole bunch of slides depicting the employee lifecycle for inscrutable reasons of my own and two things became clear to me: 1) We do more ''to'' employees than they are able to do for themselves. 2) This needs to change. Consider your basic employee lifecycle: plan -->source --> hire --> on board --> evaluate --> compensate --> develop --> separate How involved is the employee in each of these steps?

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

Strength From The Core: Why Bolted-On BI Doesn’t Work For HR


My friend and industry colleague Bill Kutik, a leading expert on human resources technologies, asked me some time ago why I had left the analyst world and joined Workday. Were the industry watchers correct, he asked, in assuming Workday hired me to help it build out the best talent-management suite in the world

Metrics: Are They Mapped With Your Business Objectives?


You can measure almost anything in your business, but if those metrics don't serve a real business objectives, they are just numbers with no real meaning. Measurement is a means to an end, not an end in itself

My Boss Won't Let Me Do My Job

Evil HR Lady

What do you do when you're hired into a new function, but your boss won't let you do that function? Here are 10 steps to helping your boss see your value. My Boss Won't Let Me Do My Job

10 Reasons NOT to Ban Social Media in Your Organization

The Bamboo Project Blog

Jane Hart is spearheading an effort to collect information on why you should NOT ban social media in your organization. Below, my rebuttals to the reasons most commonly given by organizations to keep social media out. Social media is a fad. While specific tools may be more or less popular at any given time or in a particular industry, the principles of social media are here to stay.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.