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Credentialing, Competency, and MOOCs

February 11, 2013
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Our lives will be enriched by technology with advances in learning and communication beyond the limited horizon of our vision. As we move forward, though, we need to take measured, careful steps and keep in mind that learning at work needs to produce ongoing results … not high scores for our permanent record cards.
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Workplace Social Media Policies Must Account for Generational Issues

February 7, 2013
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A policy that only recognizes the interests of one generation will chase away the others. Take the time to craft a workplace technology program that properly accounts for the divergent ideas of boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers.
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The Revolution WILL Be Televised … Shore Up Your Social Media Before a Termination

February 6, 2013
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If you are concerned about employees live-tweeting a termination or a mass layoff, disable their access to your social media channels before you tell them. Change their passwords. Remove their logins.
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How Cloud Software Could Rain on Your Parade

January 30, 2013
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For all its benefits, software as a service isn't a panacea. A successful switch takes planning, organization and lots of training and communications.
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Further Assessment: More Companies Using Evaluation Tools to Identify Future Leaders and More

January 28, 2013
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A recent Aberdeen research report found that companies are including assessment tools in their efforts to identify high-potential talent, to develop workers' interpersonal and leadership skills and to set performance goals for their staff.
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Damn You Auto-Correct! (Train Your Employees to Proofread)

January 24, 2013
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When you hold your annual harassment training you might want to consider mentioning the evils of auto-correct.
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When Innovation Turns Into Exasperation

January 17, 2013
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Failed inventions and initiatives can give rise to painful—unproductive—“innovation trauma.”
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Not Your Grandfather's Industrial Lab

January 17, 2013
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Nowadays, companies ranging from high-tech firms to service companies have invested in a new generation of idea factories. They share one trait: a mantra that time equals money.
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Survey Shows Lack of Innovation Motivation

January 17, 2013
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Four in 10 organizations see themselves as ineffective at fostering innovation, and there's a mismatch between what companies are doing and what they say is effective when it comes to inspiring inventiveness.
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New Rules for New Communications

January 9, 2013
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We can't follow these all the time, but there's no better time to try to change habits than at the start of 2013.
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