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||How Women Can Succeed at Office Politics
This year at Connect, we'll be able to go sessions at the Kenexa World Conference sessions; they'll be assembled together to form the Smarter Workforce workstream. I was curious about Kenexa and what it has to offer when I came across this article: How Women Can Succeed at Office Politics; it echoes a lot of what I learned at the Nerd Girls sessions at Lotusphere/Connect in years past, and I thought I'd pass it along. It's a quick read but has some great advice.
Written by Ines Wichert, Ph.D., Senior Psychologist at Kenexa, it talks about how office politics, while often perceived as self-promotional and to the detriment of others' goals, are also seen as a valid way to quickly move up the corporate ladder. Women can often be turned off by the perceived pejorative nature of office politics, and Dr. Wichert offers the following advice for success:
Change the terminology. "Phrases such as 'sharing success' and 'building effective relationships' can convey a different impression, but retain the same end result."
Work on your political moves. "When women are shown that a behavior [such as negotiation] is acceptable and important, and once they have learned how to master it, they tend to adopt the behavior much more readily." And, in turn, they're better at it.
Focus on success. "It's not about bragging. It's about helping your very busy boss understand what you have delivered."
Get a mentor. "The really effective mentors share information about unwritten organization rules and provide access to powerful networks."
Build your network. "Find ways of building one-to-one relationships with people who are important to your career and keep them up-to-date on your progress."
I'm interested to know what political moves you (male or female) have found successful in the office. What advice do you have for someone out there (male or female) battling to get noticed at work?
You can read the full article here or download the file and read it on your own time.
P.S. If you liked that article, Ines Wichert also wrote Enabling Women's Career Progression. It's a report based on interviews about work barriers with 2,500 men and women from 5 different countries.
Oct 28, 2013
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IBM beefs up its security portfolio with the acquisition of CrossIdeas |
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 8:13a SocialBizUG
IBM announced today that they have acquired CrossIdeas, a company based in Italy and focused on application security on premises and in the cloud with an eye on governance, risk and analytics. CrossIdeas' identity management platform, called IDEAS, incorporates business requirements for governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) managers as well as auditors into standard IT processes like provisioning and authorization. It addresses key GRC concerns such as Segregation of Duties, access risk an [read] Keywords: ibm
Tip from IBM Connect 2014: Extend Your Security Into the Cloud with IBM SmartCloud Notes |
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 2:11p SocialBizUG
In Extend Your Security Into the Cloud with IBM SmartCloud Notes, speaker Dan Kern (IBM) takes you through exactly how secure IBM SmartCloud’s data centers and technology are. Kern discusses the design of the data centers, network and infrastructure defenses, and compliance with programs like Safe Harbor. He also discusses the detail and architecture for transparent authentication across web browsers, mobile clients, and the Notes client. There’s so much security information [read] Keywords: ibm
Webcast recap: Moving Ahead with IBM Mail Next |
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 2:12p SocialBizUG
Earlier this week, IBM held their second webcast on IBM Mail Next since it was announced at Connect 2014. Following is a quick summary recapping all the takeaways.
Kramer Reeves, Director of Messaging and Collaboration Solutions at IBM, kicked off the webcast by addressing some key announcements:
IBM’s primary message for the year is data and analytics, cloud, and engagement. These three points of focus are all found within the IBM Mail Next platform.
Reeves called the rece [read] Keywords: administration
Quick Tip: Change, add, or remove a Sametime status message |
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 11:12a SocialBizUG
This just came up at work today, and I thought I should post it. It is pretty simple, but could be very useful.
You know the little status message that comes up when someone hovers over your name in Sametime? Well, you can change the message, add a message, or modify an existing message and it is all really easy to do.
First, locate the community-config.xml file. I’m not going to give you a path for this, because if you are like us you have a specialized install and it pro [read] Keywords: connections
Webcast replay: Moving Ahead with IBM Mail Next |
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 8:12a SocialBizUG
Originally presented: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Watch this lively and extremely interesting presentation by Kramer Reeves, Saurabh Calla, and Vinod Seraphin to get the latest news on IBM Mail Next, the hottest announcement at IBM Connect 2014. IBM Mail Next is IBM's next generation messaging and collaboration tool that will help you Focus, Find and Take Control of your actions and priorities.
Watch this webcast to learn:
How IBM Mail Next is designed to [read] Keywords: collaboration
IBM Connections 5.0 Entitlements for Notes & Domino customers |
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 12:12p SocialBizUG
Earlier this month, we announced an update to IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.1 to add IBM Connections 5.0.
With this update, IBM Notes and Domino customers continue to receive access to the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections 5.0 with the entitlements listed below. The entitlement lets IBM Notes and Domino customers deploy and access the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections through all clients, browsers, and mobile devices, at no additional charge.
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IBM Connect evolves to meet the needs of our technical clients and partners |
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 8:12a SocialBizUG
'In 2015, IBM Connect will transform into an even more in-depth technical event,
“IBM ConnectED” that provides the deep “nuts and bolts” technical experience that is so important to our long-standing technical community.'
I am very excited about the new direction of our January event.
Focus will be on technical sessions, labs, roundtables and more interaction all throughout the conference.
Registration will open in the next couple of weeks. [read] Keywords: ibm
10 resources for cloud security |
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 1:12p SocialBizUG
Security is certainly a main factor for companies deciding whether or not to go to the cloud. Following are a few helpful resources to help people wade through the quagmire. I got quite a few of these from the Cloud Security Alliance; they have a robust library of resources, so do check it out if you need further information.
Auditing Distributed Databases by Steve Markey. Get an overview of Distributed Database Systems (DDS), their security vulnerabilities and solutions to secure them.
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Soccer Withdrawal but Partnership Excitement |
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 9:12a SocialBizUG
As I go through my annual soccer withdrawal in late July / early August awaiting the start of the new season and the start of another set of Champions League marquee matches, I will only say that I felt the World Cup delivered an incredible show. The best team won. The best players delivered. The host country survived. I am a big fan of the Olympics (both winter and summer) but, for me, the team sport element of the World Cup (especially when you include the amazing qualifying rounds by region, [read] Keywords: calendaring
Replay and Material of July Community Webcast - 'Top 5 Tips on Social Business Adoption' available |
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:12a SocialBizUG
By Oliver Heinz
IBM Collaboration Solutions Community Manager
In last week's July ICS Community webcast, Luis Suarez and Tony Holder joined me from great locations. Tony has bee non vacation in British Columbia and dialed in between hikes and while Luis dialed in from home, home for him is the beautiful island of Gran Canaria, where many of us would like to go on vacation ;)
Tony shared his many contributions to the Community with us, including participating in the organization of ICON [read] Keywords: collaboration