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The resume of the future should enable candidates to tell their story without the limitations of a plain text document. Profiles will be an interactive experience with rich content that should adapt and dynamically direct viewers to relevant skills, strengths and accomplishments based on the viewers needs.

stoweboyd:

Over at Work Talk Research, I provide the first new post at Work Media Reports, Three Lightweight Work Media Tools Integrated With Dropbox. I review Chatbox, PandaDesk, and Refinder.

Work Media: social tools designed for business collaboration, based on the patterns of interaction, influence, and communication derived from social networks of the open web.

Work Media Reports is a follow-on to workmedia.ly (soon to be offline), a project started in 2010, which is being relaunched in a new form in 2012. WMR will be an ongoing series of product reviews, news updates, interviews, and demos from the expanding work media marketplace.

Take a look at the Work Talk Research blog, Work Talk Talk, where I describe my research activities.

Posted at 4:38am and tagged with: work, tech, technology,.

- Aaron Levie, The Post-PC Enterprise via TechCrunch

I have to start watching Ellis Hamburger’s (@hamburger) work more closely, because the comparison of enterprise software to the shifting world of New TV is one I made for the first time last week. And Levie is asking great questions (take a look at this post about work media’s silos in the enterprise).

(via stoweboyd)

Posted at 11:59am and tagged with: work, tech, technology, applications,.

In many ways, the enterprise software shift mirrors that of the media and cable companies fighting for relevance in a world moving to digital content (HT @hamburger). If users and enterprises can select apps that are decoupled from an entire suite, we might find they’d use a completely different set of technology, just as many consumers would only subscribe to HBO or Showtime if given the option.

Of course, every benefit brings a new and unique challenge. In a world where users bring their own devices into the workplace, connect to any network, and use a mix of apps, managing and securing business information becomes an incredibly important and incredibly challenging undertaking. Similarly, how do we get disparate companies to build apps that work together, instead of spawning more data silos? And as we move away from large purchases of suites from a single provider, what is the new business model that connects vendors with customers (both end users and IT departments) with minimal friction?

April 16, 2012 at 11:37AM via http://bit.ly/IRoljz (via stoweboyd)

Posted at 10:08am and tagged with: tech, technology, work, social media,.

@servistree: 72% of companies use at least one type of social technology; 50% use social networking, 41% have blogs, and 38% use video.
April 07, 2012 at 07:37AM via http://bit.ly/ImsPdF (via stoweboyd)

Posted at 9:11pm and tagged with: work,.

@stoweboyd: US freelancers expected to grow from today’s 16M to more than 20M in ‘13 http://t.co/GciCmqK4 by ‘20 could reach >50% of all workers #fow

Reimagining business with a social mindset – Deloitte Tech Trends 2012

Even today, business leaders may dismiss the potential of social business, either relegating it to the realm of Internet marketing or ignoring the buzz as a passing fad. But that’s changing as boomers evolve into digital natives, millennials permeate the workforce and social media becomes a part of daily life. The doors are now open for social business.


Full Story and Report Download: Deloitte

Posted at 8:33pm and tagged with: social media, business models, technology, future, work,.

Reimagining business with a social mindset – Deloitte Tech Trends 2012

Even today, business leaders may dismiss the potential of social business, either relegating it to the realm of Internet marketing or ignoring the buzz as a passing fad. But that’s changing as boomers evolve into digital natives, millennials permeate the workforce and social media becomes a part of daily life. The doors are now open for social business.

Full Story and Report Download: Deloitte

Elance Surpasses $500 Million of Online Work

Full Story: Elance Blog

Posted at 3:27am and tagged with: crowdsourcing, work, tech, technology, economic,.

Elance Surpasses $500 Million of Online Work


Full Story: Elance Blog

A Microsoft-funded IDC study suggests that innovation enabled by cloud technology could boost jobs and revenues worldwide across several business verticals, including banking.


Full Story: Banktech

Posted at 8:34pm and tagged with: banking, cloud computing, work, forecasts, tech, tech,.

Has Human Resources Become Out of Date?

"Now fast-forward to today. Today’s high-performing organizations (Facebook,IBMApple, Amazon.com, UPS, JPM Chase) now move so fast that their product cycles move in months, not years. Their workforce is highly interconnected and shares information instantaneously. People are hired and rewarded for their deep expertise, not their ability to follow instructions. And they work on fast-changing projects and programs which evolve and change continuously.

Even more profoundly, today the managers are no longer really in charge. Customers are.”

Full Story: Forbes

Posted at 10:50am and tagged with: disruption, work,.

Has Human Resources Become Out of Date?

"Now fast-forward to today. Today’s high-performing organizations (Facebook,IBM, Apple, Amazon.com, UPS, JPM Chase) now move so fast that their product cycles move in months, not years. Their workforce is highly interconnected and shares information instantaneously. People are hired and rewarded for their deep expertise, not their ability to follow instructions. And they work on fast-changing projects and programs which evolve and change continuously.
Even more profoundly, today the managers are no longer really in charge. Customers are.”
Full Story: Forbes
Noise causes fatigue and may reduce productivity by up to 66%. Even *low* intensity noises have been shown to decrease willpower and discipline – even if they didn’t perceive stress from the noise. That’s the problem with noise. You’ll immediately shelter your eyes if there’s glare, but noises’ effects are almost always subconscious.