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Podcast: How 3 customers facilitated highly-engaged workplaces #IBMConnect

Breakout Session at IBM Connect 2016: Panel Discussion: Facilitating a Highly Engaged Workplace: Hear first hand from three customers how they created effective solutions to challenges around creating and maintaining an engaged and efficient workforce. Each was on a journey to get their workforces engaged. In this session, presentations by Steffanie Markham (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas), April Lewis (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Dawn Sly-Terpstra (Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company), MC’d by Anthony Fiorot (IBM). My summary (MP3 audio, 10:43):

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Podcast: Trends and the Future of Work at #IBMConnect

Breakout Session at IBM Connect 2016: The Future of Work: IBM’s Enterprise Social Solutions provides the platform of tools you need to transform your organization into a social business, enabling you to reach your customers and partners faster, drive innovation, share content and expertise, and complete work faster.  This session explored what’s changing the nature of work – trends and disruptions – IBM’s vision for the coming year and for the future of work with new innovations for personal insights, teamwork, and

IBM Verse

Podcast: Deploying IBM Verse at IBM – an employee engagement programme #IBMConnect

Breakout Session at IBM Connect 2016: Deploying IBM Verse and Connections Cloud at IBM: IBM Verse and Connections Cloud represent the best-in-class tools for the #NewWayToWork. That means that IBMers needed access to these solutions from the day they were available. The challenge – how to deploy new tools to over 400,000 IBMers and contractors as fast as possible. The result – a complete rollout in a matter of months. The learnings – numerous and ready to share! In this session,

Enterprise Social Networks

Podcast: Robert Bosch and enterprise social networks at #IBMConnect 2016

Breakout Session at IBM Connect 2016: Enterprise Social Networks – The Nerve Center of Future Organizations: Today we live in a world which is volatile, complex and highly interconnected. However, most organizations still utilize structures and principles which made them successful in the past, but no longer allow them to sense and react in fast changing markets. German industrial firm Robert Bosch GmbH, faced with similar challenges and opportunities, started a global program in 2012 to transform into a highly connected

Podcasts: General Sessions at #IBMConnect 2016

IBM Connect 2016 began today in Orlando, Florida, starting with two scene-setting general sessions: General Session Part 1 “Turn Moments into Momentum” In this opening General Session, Jason Silva, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games, set the stage by describing the potential to extend collaboration with technologies like cognitive computing, ultimately changing the way we work and live. We then illustrate how IBM plans to bring these future capabilities to your business as we share our vision of an Engaged

Email: a social business enabler

In the mobile internet age, checking email is simultaneously a nervous tic and, for many workers, a tether to the office, says The Atlantic in a very readable feature about email that discusses a most interesting question: Why does one of the world’s most reviled technologies keep winning? According to The Atlantic, this might be one reason: A person’s email inbox is where forgotten passwords are revived; where mass-mailings are collected; and where pumpkin-pie recipes, toddler photos, and absurd one-liners

Can a tarnished VW emerge successfully from #dieselgate?

The global #dieselgate crisis engulfing German car maker Volkswagen may well produce significant and disruptive change in the governance and regulation of the auto industry and publicly-listed companies in that industry (likelier in Germany than anywhere else, I’d say), although it’s far from clear what the consequences and outcomes will actually be. What’s extraordinary – except, maybe it isn’t anymore – is, on the one hand, the speed with which the unravelling of VW’s reputation is happening; and on the

#FC15 Call to Action: Let the journey begin

One of the difficulties for an event that’s intended to look at the future of communication is delivering on the promise and expectation established in the description of and communication about the event. FutureComms15 in London – hashtag #FC15 – that took place on June 18 was a one-day event organized by MyNewsDesk, and described thus: PR & Comms are evolving. With content marketers taking centre stage in digital, is there a place for PR? Is PR actually dead? Do

Story-telling the intranet

Sometimes, the workplace of the late 1990s seems to me a little like today rather than over 16-18 years ago when I think of disruption and change driven largely by developments in technology. I say ‘largely’ as shifts in people’s behaviours also play a huge role in workplace disruption and change, as do corporate and national cultures, attitudes and leadership. Disruption and change are not only about technology. Such thoughts came to front of mind this weekend when a major

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