From Forbes: Making Email More Meaningful



For most of the corporate business world, email remains the dominant means of communication. While there are companies where social or collaboration software has overtaken email in terms of volume, email is still king in most workplaces. While we speak of omni-channel messaging as a holistic view including email, instant […]

Originally posted on Rawn Shah – Connected Business – Forbes
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[Facebook]: Soft Approach to Management: Yves Morieux, the BCG



I interviewed Yves Morieux of Boston Consulting Group (@bcgperspectives) on what a softer approach to management #leadership means

It is posted here on the HR Tech Europe Blog.

The video of the interview is below:

A Soft Approach to Management: Yves Morieux, the BCG
Rawn Shah, Forbes Contributor, interviews Yves Morieux, Senior Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group

[Cross-posted from Facebook on January 16, 2015 at 09:17AM]

From Forbes: Risks Impacting The World In 2015 And The Next 10 Years



The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2015 outlook examines the major sources of risks between the next 18 months and projected to 10 years. What do you think will be some of our biggest concerns for business?

Originally posted on Rawn Shah – Connected Business – Forbes
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[Facebook]: Four Elementary Forms of Sociality Impacting Trust and Relationships


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Prof. Alan Fiske described 4 basic ways that humans do things for others. Whether you call it ‘work’, ‘exchanges’, ‘favors’, or selling goods and services, these still exist today:

1) Power — you do things because some in Authority tells you to
2) Altruism — you do things for anyone else because the expected norm is that everyone helps everyone
3) Barter — you do things in exchange for something from someone else
4) Currency — you do things based on a price that is agreed upon by market forces

Families, Tribes, Villages, Cities, Nations, everyone, regardless of the shape of your network, applies this differently for each groupings and communities they are a part of. It can also be situational, based on conditions, emotions or relationships. #socbiz
Four Elementary Forms of Sociality Impacting Trust and Relationships
About 20 years ago psychologist Alan Page Fiske and author of Structures of Social Life (Free Press 1993), now Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, wrote about the Four Elementary Forms of Sociality that describe our mental orientation of the form of exchange that we think we should use in each […]

Cross-posted from Facebook on January 15, 2015 at 09:46AM

[Facebook]: WEF Global Risks 2015 report on Livestream


The World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 report will be announced tomorrow. If you’d like to listen in to the livestream, here it is.

In 2014, the high risks were Unemployment & underemployment (economic), Climate change & Water crises (environmental), and Cyberattacks (technological), with Income disparity (societal) close.

I would guess these haven’t changed too much, although Cyberattacks and Political instability may rate higher.

Next week’s WEF Davos annual meeting is also livestreamed
WEF Global Risks 2015 report on Livestream

Cross-posted from Facebook on January 14, 2015 at 03:20PM via IFTTT

[Facebook]: Wingham Rowan: A new kind of job market


Just had a great conversation with Wingham Rowan of in the UK on the model of the future of work, finding work and workers for specific tasks and hours of time, that is goes beyond the usual matchmaking listing services of Angie’s List, Taskrabbit, and so on.

“We need to move to a world of selling spare hours. ”

It creates the possibilities for #multiployment. And not just for the high end skills market of consultants, lawyers, etc., but for the people who work in cafes, tend bars, do construction, do metalwork, and all the services industry in hyper-local markets in each town or city.

It is a compelling model for the Sharing or Collaborative Economy. But think beyond the companies like Sidecar, Lyft, Airbnb, into a more generic across the board system.

Jon Husband, Robert Pye, Jeremiah Owyang, Lance J Richards take note.

Here’s his TED talk describing the need for flexible work.

Wingham Rowan: A new kind of job market
Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it’s difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Wingham Rowan is work…

Cross-posted from Facebook on January 13, 2015 at 09:34AM via IFTTT


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