Even though the last couple of blog posts have been some of the most popular I have shared across over here in the last few weeks (Surely, it looks like both Activity Streams, as a powerful method to help reduce information overload, as well as “Filter Bubbles“, seem to be rather hot topics at the moment!), I do realise they are rather lengthy articles, so in order to give you folks a little bit of a break and, why not?, a good breather as well hehe, I thought I would go ahead today for a shorter entry sharing along a link to one of those delightful video clips that one bumps into every so often that surely helps you get things started for the weekend, and with a good message, too! And since we are just a few hours ago from getting ours started, why don’t we just sit back, relax, and start enjoying “The Tale Of The Social Brand“?
It’s a delightful storyline, that lasts for a little bit over four minutes, put together by the always insightful and very inspiring JemimaGibbons, which describes, quite nicely, two different types of business mentalities: one that we have seen and experienced many of its shortages and pitfalls over the course of decades and another one that clearly defines the future of the corporate world as we know it, if it would want to survive in this 21st century, where everything seems to be more social, engaged, participatory, sustainable, community-driven, ethical, pragmatic, responsible, … touching than ever before!
Pretty nice, don’t you think? Well, after watching this beautifully done video clip, and perhaps still talking about the topic of socially engaged, I would like to leave you folks with a final thought for the weekend … Which brand, which business of the two, would you want to work for eventually? And, most importantly, which one of the two can your own business identify itself the closest with? Is that where you would want to be in, say, 20 to 30 years from now…?
Active Listening – When Shutting Up Matters
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 2:05p Luis Suarez There is a lot that the business world can learn from NGOs in general. And vice versa, I am sure. We all know that. But if there is anything that I have learned just recently that certainly has stroked a chord with me in terms of what would be rather critical and paramount for enterprises (whatever the size) to, finally, understand and embrace in equal terms, is to stop being both rather patronising or paternalistic and, instead, just shut up and listen. After all, “[…] In economic develop [read] Keywords: collaboration
Challenges of Social Business in the Workplace
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This Is *Your* Ninth Day – Humanise Work #CAWW
Thu, May 22nd 2014 7:45a Luis Suarez I can hardly believe it’s been almost 3 months now since I became independent and, yet, it feels like it’s been like that for ages. Somehow I’m starting to feel like the transition period is coming to an end or, perhaps, even, it never started in the first place. Things have been moving along so fast that there hasn’t been a dull moment whatsoever. The learning experience has been par to none. The massive, and rather drastic, change from having worked for the last 17 years in one of the [read] Keywords: agent