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Being a Corporate Millennial
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 19
Life Hacks: Managing & Retaining [Millennial] Employees
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 87
Connecting People to Their Waterfront – and to Each Other
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 69
IBM and Box forge a global partnership to transform work in the cloud
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 100
Ingredients for Millennial Marketing Success
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 31
A Simple yet Powerful Message
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 50
CloseUp with Dorie Clark
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IBM and Box forge a global partnership to transform work in the cloud
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 100
Life Hacks: Managing & Retaining [Millennial] Employees
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 87
Connecting People to Their Waterfront – and to Each Other
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 69
A Simple yet Powerful Message
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 50
Ingredients for Millennial Marketing Success
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 31
The Magic Words That Can Help You Sell Social
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 26
Being a Corporate Millennial
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 19
CloseUp with Dorie Clark
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 16
Don’t Let “Experience” Be the Spoilsport in Your Customer Acquisition and Retention Plan
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 13
Even Doughnuts Aren’t Enough for Great Employee Engagement!
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Being a Corporate Millennial
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 10:19a   Colleen Burns
This week marks an important point for me: three years ago I started my placement at IBM. This is of course punctuated by returning to university, graduating, travelling and then returning to IBM. I can honestly say that choosing to do a placement was one the better choices I made as a student. Also, turning down a placement offer at another company in the hopes of working for IBM when I was only at their application stage was a risk that paid off. Now 10 months back into IBM as a graduate
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Life Hacks: Managing & Retaining [Millennial] Employees
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 1:49a   Colleen Burns
It’s time for another edition of the IBM Life Hacks! And as I’m typing this from a plane destined for Las Vegas, about to attend my first SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) conference, I can’t help but contemplate one of the hottest topics in HR right now – millennial employees. It’s hard to miss the mass amount of news surrounding this controversial generation, and maybe you’re even annoyed by it, but it makes sense to focus
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Connecting People to Their Waterfront – and to Each Other
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 4:00p   Colleen Burns
Urban waterfronts, like cities themselves, are always in flux. What might be a thriving landscape of shipbuilding, canneries, or ports in one decade might experience a sharp decline in the next as fish stocks deplete or shipping traffic moves elsewhere. While some cities have turned their backs on their decrepit waterfronts and surrounding brownfields, other have sought to turn them into new industrial centers, parklands, public spaces and more. In the spirit of today's Handshake Day, many o
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IBM and Box forge a global partnership to transform work in the cloud
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 7:05p   Colleen Burns
Organizations continue to look for ways to empower their most precious asset – people – with flatter organizations, data-driven insights, and flexible work styles. To create these more engaging workplaces – which in turn improve customer engagement and the bottom line – organizations of all shapes and sizes are becoming social businesses. IBM has been thinking about this for some time. That thinking, like the 2014 CEO Study, and the Millenials in the Workp
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Ingredients for Millennial Marketing Success
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 10:19a   Colleen Burns
Hold the presses. A miracle has occurred. A brand mastered the art of millennial marketing. Channing Tatum participated in a Reddit AMA last week to promote Magic Mike XXL and a charity campaign for the Runa Foundation. AMA stands for “Ask Me Anything” and was something created by Reddit users as a way to have an open democratic interview with any individual. The interviewee could be anyone – from the President of the United States to Big Bird, basically anyone
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A Simple yet Powerful Message
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 10:18a   Colleen Burns
With all of the data and anecdotal stories out there about what makes good vs. poor customer service, it’s astounding that so many companies still get it wrong. Speaking to a human is great, but not when that human has been trained to be overly exuberant as they recite their script telling you that they understand your concern and thank you for calling and it’s a pleasure to serve you and they’ll do everything possible to resolve your concern and how is your day goi
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CloseUp with Dorie Clark
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 1:40p   Colleen Burns
Meet Dorie Clark, the author of IBM’s Social Business Book Club selection for June, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It (and author of Reinventing You). She also happens to be the CEO of Clark Strategic Communications, a marketing strategy consultant and speaker, as well as a frequent contributor to publications such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur - she does it all! It's time for Dorie's CloseUp...
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4.74 Degrees of Separation: Bill Higgins
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 11:44a   Colleen Burns
I've always believed the most powerful element of social business is its power to create relationships between people who otherwise would've never met. After learning that Jessica Ramirez had named him as one of the most important people whom she'd met via Connections, it took Bill a matter of seconds to name who that person was for him. Bill Higgin's Story: Over the past several years I've studied and embraced DevOps culture and practices to help deliver better p
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Design Thinking —Not Just for Designers
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 10:11a   Colleen Burns
In today's increasingly market-driven workplace, companies are always on the lookout for new ways to engage their internal teams. Organizations across industries are developing tools and services that delight users, and collaborating and working smarter with colleagues around the globe. The companies that are tackling these tasks most successfully are those taking a people-focused approach to practical and creative problem solving. At IBM, that approach is called IBM Design Thinking. M
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The Magic Words That Can Help You Sell Social
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:23a   Colleen Burns
I recently attended the IBM Global Business Services North America Executive Summit, a meeting to gather over 500 partners and some of the foremost industry voices in the business division for professional development and knowledge sharing. As an arm for event support, I helped partners navigate workshop rooms and had another small job: running a Twitter 101 demo to help partners create Twitter profiles and learn about the importance of a social media presence. I knew many partners were on




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