The Future of Work in an Exponential World
Singularity University is a think tank and educational organization focused on exponential technologies. SU develops programs (including large events, short sprints, bootcamps) for business leaders to cultivate an awareness about accelerating digital innovation.
"Engaged employees are an asset to any brand"
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2017) - A new research study by LEWIS reveals that employees have a genuine appetite to act as ambassadors for their companies and brands. Employers, however, need to make it easier for them. The study highlighted three reasons companies fail: 1. They are not...
Four Big Questions About the Future of Work
In this lively conversation -- from our recent annual tech and policy summit in Washington, D.C. -- Axios' Dan Primack interviews a16z co-founder Marc Andreessen about the two major narratives dominating discussions about the tech industry right now: the industry is building stupid stuff; and tech is “evil” (or at least has an outsized impact, is destroying jobs). Part of the problem, Andreessen argues, is that we don't have enough technological innovation: With higher productivity growth, we'd have higher economic growth and more opportunity. But without enough opportunity, we're all at risk on all sides of the ideological spectrum. And actually, both the "tech is stupid" and "tech is evil" narratives are true... in different sectors [hint: those afflicted by Baumol’s cost disease]. So what then are the roles for policymakers and and entrepreneurs in addressing these issues, including jobs? Ultimately, Andreessen argues, success in Silicon Valley isn't really about good idea vs. bad idea at all … and i...
The Digital Workplace
The idea of socialized collaboration tools in enterprise seems new – but it isn’t. Conversations about process vs product have been on the rise over the last decade, perhaps even more so in the last five years as collaboration platforms and strategies have entered the enterprise spotlight.
5 lessons for internal communications
Published on One of the things I love about communications people is how willing they are to share experiences so everyone can benefit from their learning. They are like a support group willing each other on for communications success.
Internal Comms for Health Care: Are providers talking to one another?
Between 3D printing, AR and robotics, healthcare technology has advanced to achieve formerly unimaginable results. However, despite these advancements, there is still a measurable gap in the connectivity between healthcare practitioners and providers. While information about new or updated medical tools and treatments is being shared through selected internal channels, more often than not the information is getting missed.
"The Power Dynamics of Thought Leadership: From Expert to Celebrity" - Christian Sarkar
In a digital world, two words are used often, and sometimes interchangeably, to explain why some individuals and companies become the arbiters of taste and fashion. The words are " influencer" and " thought-leadership," - both of which have led to the popular phrases " influencer-marketing" and " thought-leadership marketing."
The No-Longer-Impossible Case of Creative Collaboration
Problem: You can't simply stumble on a successful enterprise collaboration strategy, we know that much. But as the research below proves, no matter how elusive a thriving and resultant process may be, there is a real need for you to kick (a new) one into gear.
Better Understanding = Increased Productivity
How interactive is your intranet? You're paying a pretty penny for that communications management platform because you want to build a strong business culture. But somehow you're still stuck with the top-down model of sharing content (boo 👎🏽 ) and your team's valuable ideas are somehow still left unseen.
Thought Leadership Comes Down to Expertise and Style
Some know it as the latest buzz word that has swept content marketing (therefore, a word that has become as cliche as content marketing itself). But many have been practicing thought leadership for a long time as a means to: