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7 questions you’ll face as you modernize your company

“Yes”, I was thinking to myself, “I’ve been there.” I was talking with two more large firms this week about modernizing work and they were sharing the challenges they’re facing. One firm is considering buying a social business platform and … Continue reading

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The best office design for collaboration is also the cheapest

Steve Jobs wanted the Pixar headquarters to be a place that “promoted encounters and unplanned collaborations.” He was personally involved in the design details as he was with Apple’s plans for new headquarters. “If a building doesn’t encourage [collaboration], you’ll … Continue reading

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Towards a more humane workplace

If you want to mistreat someone, it helps to think of them as something other than human. And so, unfortunately, you’ll notice the same tactics used at work as in some of the greatest atrocities against humanity. Yet there’s hope … Continue reading

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“It’s just the internet at work.”

After 5 months of using a social business platform, I’ve stopped talking about social business. Hundreds of elevator pitches, demos, and blog posts later, I’ve pared down my description of our social collaboration platform to 6 words: “It’s just the … Continue reading

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Why are banks so interested in collaboration platforms?

This Tuesday, 7 banks attended an event to learn more about Jive, a social business platform. Insurance, publishing, consulting, and technology firms were there, too. But there were more in banking than any other industry. Why? Money The main reason … Continue reading

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When your audience says: “No time. No money. No thanks.”

Almost as soon as I began, I knew I was losing them. I was in a retail banking branch, trying to explain the benefits of our new collaboration platform to the staff. And they were skeptical. “We’re very busy with … Continue reading

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