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Non-Technical Hackathons to Drive Innovation & Problem Solving

I am taking a bit of a departure from my last blog post about ESNs and the utility of the watercooler feature for remote workers because as we have moved through #MSLOC430, some other fascinating knowledge management and creation tools have really caught my attention, especially the idea of hackathon-esque events for innovation and problem … Continue reading Non-Technical Hackathons to Drive Innovation & Problem Solving

The End of the Beginning: Laying the foundation for a strong community

It has been a little over a month since our new Chief Learning Officer announced that change was amidst us and that all learning professionals across North America and UK would be embarking on a transformational journey of change over the next 2 years. Following the announcement, all L&D professionals were “invited” to join a private group on LinkedIn…

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Social Media and Social Change an Evolving Narrative

There’s a quote from Li & Bernoff’s book Groundswell that I loved (and still love, actually) and always tried to work into presentations back in the day when introducing organizations to social media tools was a full-time gig for a communications consultant. The quote goes like this: “Social media is a social trend in which people … Continue reading Social Media and Social Change an Evolving Narrative

Time is Up. Let’s Continue Online

Jackie couldn’t sleep for days. She is about to terminate her lab’s collaboration with an industry-renowned professor. During the three years of leading the lab and collaborating with him, he utilized one third of her funding but produced very little progress, and repeatedly failed to heed her directions in research. She read her drafted termination … Continue reading Time is Up. Let’s Continue Online

Remote Workers and the Need for a Virtual Water Cooler

When Monday morning rolls around, employees in traditional office settings will inevitably spend some time chatting about their weekend. This interaction offers a chance to connect with coworkers on a more personal basis. But what about the remote workers who when Monday morning arrives are home alone, with no one to speak to and only … Continue reading Remote Workers and the Need for a Virtual Water Cooler

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