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Impressions from Bersin 2012

Three themes were brought home to the 400-plus attendees at Impact 2012, a conference presented by Bersin & Associates last month in St. Petersburg, Florida: Transform, Personalize, Glocalize. These themes were highlighted from the kickoff keynote by Josh Bersin...

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How Social is Your Organization?

Many organizations see the energy and engagement generated by their employees’ use of social media and wonder how they can harness that energy to benefit the business. Yet many companies have made a common mistake, say Anthony Bradley and...

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A Decade of Change – How the World’s Problems Become Business Problems…

Interview with Geoffrey Brewer, co-editor, Decade of Change The first decade of the 21st century was one of tumultuous change, and the Gallup Management Journal was there to cover the effects of change on businesses, organizations, and leaders worldwide....

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The Top 7 L&D Pinterest Boards

We scoured Pinterest and came up with the top seven boards for L&D inspiration. Most of the boards emphasize eLearning and technology and surprisingly, many of the pinners are outside of the U.S. Here they are, in no particular...

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A 2012 Prediction That Will Come True

Interview with David Weinberger Why did you write Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now that the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room? Weinberger: Actually, the book began as something...

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Dinosaur? Necessary Evil? Critical Strategic Tool?

Is the learning management system (LMS) as we know it dead? Not at all, judging from the number of calls that Clarity Consultants receives each year from clients seeking help with selection, implementation, integration, and maintenance. But although those...

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Games Make Communications Serious Fun

“In The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (HarperCollins, 2010), authors Jeanne Meister and Karie Willyerd note that several trends are combining to create the workplace of tomorrow. Currently, members of five distinct...

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The 2020 Workplace: Predictions for the Next Decade

Although the global economy is still down and unemployment is still up, the global talent shortage will be acute by 2020. This and other findings are revealed in The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s...

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Guess What? We’re All Virtual

Karen Sobel Lojeski is a professor in the Department of Technology and Society at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She has written two books on the changes that technology has wrought in the way humans communicate...

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Joining Forces: Building a Great Virtual Consulting Relationship

The economic recovery has been slower than we all had hoped. As a result, the business press reports, companies are hoarding cash and continuing to delay the creation of new jobs. But the upturn will come, and companies must...