Social Technologies – A $1.3 Trillion Opportunity

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Unlike the 1980s and 1990s, the speed of change today is transformative. The cause of this warp speed change: social technologies, according to a July 2012 study, “The Social Economy: Unlocking values and productivity through social technologies,” by the McKinsey Global Institute.

The study states that there are greater than 1.5 billion networking users globally and 80 percent of them regularly interact through social networks. Yet only 70 percent of businesses use social technologies, most on a limited basis. Of those ...

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Unleash Focus – Improve Productivity, Performance and Profitability

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Are you dealing with more regulation, a reduced workforce and a shrinking budget leaving your organization with decreased productivity, mediocre performance and waning profitability? Are you hoping to push a button that will delete all old programming and thinking and magically upgrade your systems and workforce?

This may not be the quite magic button you are hoping for but there is an answer – focus. By unleashing the focus of your workforce you can increase their engagement, productivity and performance, while ...

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Today’s Leaders Need Soft Skills

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The new normal, if there is such a thing, is all about the workforce, the client and the consumer – they want to know you have their best interests at heart. They are bombarded daily with an information tsunami via electronic communications but the one thing they lack: personal connections.

It can be argued that they are always connected but the reality is they are constantly in contact but never connected. And, even their contacts are seldom long term. So for ...

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Taking the Org Chart into the 21st Century

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Running a business today with 15th Century tools is like driving a 1931 Model A Ford on the modern German Autobahn. Yes, the Model A is an automobile with wheels and a motor but it is not equipped to handle 21st Century demands for speed and peak performance.

Back in 1931, the Model A offered state-of-the-art features such as air conditioning with its front slant window that opened to cool passengers, an analog clock to help you get to your destination ...

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Super Ordinate Goal Strengthens Businesses

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Do you have a super ordinate goal (SOG) for your organization; one that drives you above and beyond basic needs for your organization’s success? Is it at the core of your vision?

Take the Disney Corporation as an example. One of their objectives is to maintain and build the integrity of the Disney name and franchise while preserving basic Disney values. But this is not the ultimate driving force behind Disney. Their super ordinate goal is “guest perception.” Everything they do ...

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