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via Twitter: May 25, 2012 at 01:41AM via http://bit.ly/JxeYnG

I take a hard look at a recent Financial Times opinion piece by SAP Co-CEO, Jim Snabe, and although it’s not necessarily socialwash, it doesn’t really get to the heart of the matter: how to create a social environment that runs above the entrained business processes of the enterprise, as opposed to creating a social sidebar to an enterprise model dominated by inflexible and mechanical business processes.

Read the complete piece at Work Talk Reports.

(via stoweboyd)

Posted at 7:18pm and tagged with: work, social media, tech, technology,.

@stoweboyd: Can SAP Make Business Processes Social? http://t.co/haXECM7i A social environment that runs above business processes, or just a sidebar?

futurist-foresight:

The Institute for the Future released a report on future work skills that will be needed by 2020. They are:

  • Sense-making.
  • Social intelligence.
  • Novel and adaptive thinking.
  • Cross-cultural competency.
  • Computational thinking.
  • New-media literacy.
  • Transdisciplinarity.
  • Design mind-set.
  • Cognitive load management.
  • Virtual collaboration.

(Gigaom gives a quick breakdown)

The graphic below from that report highlights areas of focus:

Future Work Skills 2020

(Source: futurist-foresight)

Posted at 6:29am and tagged with: work, future,.

stoweboyd:

Integrated Workstation
Designed by Matthew Plumstead

Taking only the most essential components of a workstation and adding a third component- the daybed, this workstation provides maximum flexibility in a very modest footprint. Standing, sitting, and reclining are each given an equal and accommodating space, making a strong statement about new behaviors and postures in the office.

One of the prototypes dreamed up by Cranbrook design students in a project with Herman Miller called Rest and Relaxation In the Workplace.

Posted at 12:00pm and tagged with: work, innovation, design,.

stoweboyd:


Integrated Workstation Designed by Matthew Plumstead
Taking only the most essential components of a workstation and adding a third component- the daybed, this workstation provides maximum flexibility in a very modest footprint. Standing, sitting, and reclining are each given an equal and accommodating space, making a strong statement about new behaviors and postures in the office.

One of the prototypes dreamed up by Cranbrook design students in a project with Herman Miller called Rest and Relaxation In the Workplace.

stoweboyd:

Over at Work Talk Reports, I’ve written a short introduction to a big idea that I call Open Work. I use the term ‘work media’ to refer to the enterprise social networking tools that are being rapidly adopted in business these days, but I think the basic premises for those tools are too limiting…

Posted at 7:21pm and tagged with: social media, work, tech, technology,.

Ray Udeshi cited by John Tierney in From Cubicles, Cry for Quiet Pierces Office Buzz via NYTimes.com, discussing how office workers deal with the increasing noise in open space offices. (via stoweboyd)

Posted at 1:51pm and tagged with: tech, technology, work, productivity,.

Headphones are the new wall.

stoweboyd:

Had a fascinating talk yesterday with Deb Louison Lavoy as a part of my work on a new book, The Business Of Social Business (I hope to be done in June). Deb mentioned a term that she’d read in a David Brooks column, of all places. He reels off a bunch of terms that he thinks are critical skills…

Posted at 4:31am and tagged with: work, social media,.

stoweboyd:

Skimming a Forbes Insights report, and this popped out:

The @Work State Of Mind Project via Forbes Insights (download here):

Social networks are important for conducting business. About two in three respondents (67%) said that such work-related networks play a significant role in…

Posted at 8:21am and tagged with: social media, tech, technology, work,.

stoweboyd:

click the magnifier to expand

Almost unexplained in the @Work State Of Mind report (via Forbes Insights/Gyro) is this powerful infographic, which is going to require some noodling. For example, what do the authors intend by ‘cause’ in the upper left hand, at the intersection of Personal Point Of View and Organizational Psychology? Is it cause, as in a just cause? It seems to be that it must.

This diagram was dangling almost as an appendix, with this as a caption:

This framework depicts the individual in the middle of the whole @Work State of Mind. The highlighted area in lower left is where most business marketing activities have been focused historically.

Posted at 6:30am and tagged with: work,.

stoweboyd:

click the magnifier to expand
Almost unexplained in the @Work State Of Mind report (via Forbes Insights/Gyro) is this powerful infographic, which is going to require some noodling. For example, what do the authors intend by ‘cause’ in the upper left hand, at the intersection of Personal Point Of View and Organizational Psychology? Is it cause, as in a just cause? It seems to be that it must.
This diagram was dangling almost as an appendix, with this as a caption:

This framework depicts the individual in the middle of the whole @Work State of Mind. The highlighted area in lower left is where most business marketing activities have been focused historically.

The Future Of Work
Maria, yammer.com

There’s been a lot of talk about the future of work. But what exact­ly is it? Although the future is tough to pre­dict, espe­cial­ly at the speed with which we are all mov­ing, there are some com­mon ele­ments that have start­ed to emerge. A…

Posted at 3:41pm and tagged with: work, tech, technology, social media,.


The Future Of Work Maria, yammer.com
There’s been a lot of talk about the future of work. But what exact­ly is it? Although the future is tough to pre­dict, espe­cial­ly at the speed with which we are all mov­ing, there are some com­mon ele­ments that have start­ed to emerge. A…