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  • What Role Do You Want to Play in Our Fast-Changing World?

    Moving From Me To We.com
    Kare Anderson
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Law of Unintended Consequences is increasingly becoming the norm. From drugs to drones to data collection, things that are initially invented for beneficial purposes can be quickly turned to evil uses, often creating massive profits and destruction.What We Can Do as Things are Getting Worse and BetterOur increasingly complex yet connected world is calling out for us to have a collective mindset. Why? Because bad and good can hit faster, farther, and from more places, initiated by more kinds of people more often as the cost of technology drops.These inevitable trends, that tempt us in many…
  • Where Do Your Teams Work?

    Cisco Blog » Collaboration
    Steve Chazin
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Lately we’re hearing a lot about the end of traditional workplace hierarchies. Organizations expect employees to do more within smaller [...]
  • 4 Easy Steps to Solving Every Problem in the Workplace

    The Fast Track
    Jeanne Pinder
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Don’t let the pricey management consultants know it, but there’s a four-step recipe that will help you solve almost any complicated problem. This process isn’t for everyone. But it’s extremely helpful for managers who can listen to the person with the problem as a neutral observer, ask the following questions, then hold up a mirror so he can see you’re only organizing or re-casting his thoughts. This common-sense problem-solving strategy is unforgettable because it’s so straightforward and simple. As a manager, you can help your team with this DIY approach—and…
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    23 Nov 2014 | 8:22 pm
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  • Are You Configuring The Future to Suit The Facts?

    Collaborative Journeys
    Ben Ziegler
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    “I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s, A Scandal in Bohemia. According to German psychologist, Gerd Gerzenger of the Max Plank Institute, relying on your intuition may be your best decision in times of uncertainty. The flip side is that complex analysis may be preferable (to intuition), when one has to explain the past, the future is highly predictable, or there are large amounts of information. When it comes to…
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    Moving From Me To We.com

  • What Role Do You Want to Play in Our Fast-Changing World?

    Kare Anderson
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Law of Unintended Consequences is increasingly becoming the norm. From drugs to drones to data collection, things that are initially invented for beneficial purposes can be quickly turned to evil uses, often creating massive profits and destruction.What We Can Do as Things are Getting Worse and BetterOur increasingly complex yet connected world is calling out for us to have a collective mindset. Why? Because bad and good can hit faster, farther, and from more places, initiated by more kinds of people more often as the cost of technology drops.These inevitable trends, that tempt us in many…
  • Cultivate Those Who Don’t Act Right — Like You

    Kare Anderson
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Beginning with our first success in childhood, we become attached to what we believe are our strengths in temperament and talent, which enabled us to win.Why not? They seemed to be what makes us popular.We also are drawn to people who seem to act right – like us. We instinctively project onto them other traits we admire, even when they do not have them. In so doing, we narrow our view on what’s the right way to do things, missing many opportunities and friendships.Are You Neurotic, Open, Extroverted or Agreeable?Apparently NSA knows. An MIT Media Lab team, led by Patrick Tucker, author…
  • See Serendipity As A Way to Stay Relevant

    Kare Anderson
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Meghan M. Biro, in her Forbes column, advocates reverse mentoring, a method I believe spurs serendipitous discovery of unexpected shared sweet spots of mutual interest, as well as shared social learning.Biro cites my former colleague at the Center for the Edge, John Hagel. “Formal schooling and degrees give workers about five years’ worth of useable skills,” according to Hagel and others at Harvard Business Review.Staying open to serendipitous introductions increases the chances you’ll cultivate a flexible mindset, recognizing more sides to a situation and discover more…
  • Opportunity Makers Have Mutuality Mindsets

    Kare Anderson
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Like many of you, I passionately believe that we can live happier and higher-performing lives with others when we enable others to use best talents together more often. Hint: a mutuality mindset probably matters more than your smarts, money, title or contacts in this increasingly complex yet connected world.   That belief is at the heart of my TED@IBM talk on September 23rd, which you can watch live: “The Web of Humanity: Becoming an Opportunity Maker.” I am in awe of the line up of speakers on “how to reimagine the world.” Here’s one method to spur greater…
  • What Actually Makes You Seem Likeable?

    Kare Anderson
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    When I was an “on-air talent” on an NBC show, one of the first things they tested before I was hired was my likeability, what the TV industry and others dub the “Q” factor. Even though I tested high on that range I was keenly aware that it mattered more than my journalism experience, smarts, willingness to work hard or aptitude for this job. In fact, I believed that at least three other candidates were better qualified.  Others call this effect the Mitt Romney mistake.Your early smile, sustained attention and warm nods – how much do these behaviors affect others? Enough to…
 
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    The Fast Track

  • 4 Easy Steps to Solving Every Problem in the Workplace

    Jeanne Pinder
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Don’t let the pricey management consultants know it, but there’s a four-step recipe that will help you solve almost any complicated problem. This process isn’t for everyone. But it’s extremely helpful for managers who can listen to the person with the problem as a neutral observer, ask the following questions, then hold up a mirror so he can see you’re only organizing or re-casting his thoughts. This common-sense problem-solving strategy is unforgettable because it’s so straightforward and simple. As a manager, you can help your team with this DIY approach—and…
  • Giving Thanks to Colleagues Can Help You Get Better Results

    Alison Green
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    With Thanksgiving approaching, now is a good time to think about how you show thanks at work. Showing gratitude to colleagues can build stronger relationships and help you get better results in your work. After all, think about times that you went out of your way to help a colleague. When they made it clear how much they appreciated your assistance, didn’t that make you feel good about the relationship – and maybe make you go out of your way for them in the future? And if you’ve had the experience of helping someone who barely acknowledged your assistance, you probably wondered if your…
  • How to Make People Management Work

    Dan Schawbel
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I spoke to Mark Walsh, who writes the number two ranked management training blog, hosts the number one training YouTube Channel and is one of the most “followed” trainers on Twitter worldwide (35,000+ followers). Walsh has done coach training with several organizations and most recently graduated from Newfield Network’s “Theory and Practice of Ontological Coaching.” He is also a long-term meditator with experience running numerous retreats and training courses on meditation and mindfulness. His business training experience includes working with Unilever, The UK House of Lords,…
  • Workplace Success – What You Need to Know This Week

    Alison Green
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here are three stories people are talking about this week to help you be more successful at work. 1. Why some superstars struggle to bond with their teams New research featured in the Harvard Business Review finds that even in collegial, well-run workplaces, high performers are perceived as different and can be subjected to negative behavior from their coworkers, like sniping or lack of cooperation. “Average performers worry that you’re making them look bad,” reports HBR. “If they can bring you down a notch, they can alleviate (or at least they think they can alleviate) their negative…
  • Managing Fast Growth in the Solar Industry

    Davin Wilfrid
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    Enabled by Sales Management Apps and IT Management Software from Intuit QuickBase Solar panel installations have tripled in the past three years, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, and continue to grow rapidly. In southern California, Sullivan Solar Power is leading the solar power revolution. One of the fastest-growing solar installers in the industry, Sullivan Solar Power has grown from a scrappy startup to a $30 million company in just a few years. Growth is good, naturally, but managing growth can be a challenge. At Sullivan Solar Power, managing an exploding volume of…
 
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    Collaborative Journeys

  • Are You Configuring The Future to Suit The Facts?

    Ben Ziegler
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    “I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s, A Scandal in Bohemia. According to German psychologist, Gerd Gerzenger of the Max Plank Institute, relying on your intuition may be your best decision in times of uncertainty. The flip side is that complex analysis may be preferable (to intuition), when one has to explain the past, the future is highly predictable, or there are large amounts of information. When it comes to…
  • Public Good: It starts with seeing the big picture in small things

    Ben Ziegler
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    There is a stone in the forest across the waters, the Straight of Juan de Fuca, from where I live. Its a small stone. I haven’t seen it, though apparently, when I locate it, I will hear what ‘quiet’ sounds like. The quiet results from the interaction of many connected things, extending far from that single stone and public place. Here’s a picture of that stone. Gordon Hempton placing the “One Square Inch” stone. Photo: Ken Lambert, Seattle Times. One Square Inch of Silence One Square Inch of Silence is a story that does just that; see the big picture in small…
  • Facing The Conflict Monster

    Ben Ziegler
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:31 pm
    “Knowing I’m a weak person, my mom advised me that whenever I felt scared or fearful, that’s exactly the right moment to jump in head first to face the monster by looking him in the eye. And I’ve found that when I get that close to the “monster”, I stop being afraid because I lose perspective and see only the details instead of the monster itself. If I hadn’t been taught this lesson. I think I would never of left my house since I’m scared of everything and anything.” (Canadian author Kim Thúy‘s response to:”What’s the…
  • Community Kitchens spur Connection, Ideas and Partnership

    Ben Ziegler
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    Last week I led a session at PeopleFocus, an HR conference, focused on collaboration, for credit union professionals. One of the keynote speakers was Tonya Surman, CEO of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), Canada’s premier co-working space for social entrepreneurs. Her mention of the CSI ‘Salad Club’, and its role in building a culture of collaboration, and innovation, hit me as a reminder about the power of place and food. Salad Club is a space in CSI where tenants regularly come together and co-create a salad bar to share with each other. The Salad Club concept is…
  • Virtual Collaboration e-course helps you make a difference

    Ben Ziegler
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I’m feeling ok.  My e-course, Virtual Collaboration: Effective Communications, Strategies and Tools for Working Together from a Distance, is ready and shipped. Get it here. Ever since I first read Stafford Beer’s ‘Designing Freedom’ (created for 1973 CBC Massey Lectures) over 30 years ago, I have taken a cup half full view on technology. Sure, technology frustrates, infuriates, and worse. It also allows us to do things that make the world a more just and caring place. A belief in the good side of technology has writ large, as an influence, in my work life; first…
 
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    Perficient Portals and Social Business

  • Anemic IT Growth or Budgeting Shift?

    Michael Porter
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    ZDNet reports on a recent Gartner report of 2015 IT budgets. They call it, “IT Spending for 2015 Anemic amid Digital Shift.” Here’s the breakdown on who creates vs who approves the IT budget:                     I don’t interpret it quite this way. Yes, IT budget growth is anemic but there’s one telling piece of information in the ZDnet article. The upshot: Spending on digital innovation will be funded outside of the IT budget. So yes, spending is anemic within IT, but that doesn’t necessarily mean spending…
  • Digital Transformation is All Around Us…Again

    Mark Polly
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    The phrase “Digital Transformation” has re-emerged as a new phenomenon. Google tells me there are 49 million (49,000,000) search results for the words Digital Transformation. First, why do I say it is a phenomenon? It seems that many of our leading think-tanks are talking about digital transformation. Here are some examples: Earlier this year, MIT Sloan Management Review posted this article: The Nine Elements of Digital Transformation Forrester is predicting that in 2015 “Digital Business Transformation Will Gain Critical Mass“. Back in July, my colleague Michael…
  • Drug or Drug Device Portals

    Michael Porter
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Eugene Sefanov has a nice post on the value of a patient portal for those who use a specialty drug or drug device.  He goes into some detail on the possible use cases with that kind of portal.  I like the approach  he takes.  Just being prescribed a drug doesn’t mean you are going to get the right outcome.  Anything you can do to ensure the patient has all the support he or she needs will improve that outcome. An effective way to provide patient support is through a portal that is specific to a particular drug or medical device. A good case study revolves around a patient portal…
  • IBM, Microsoft to Let Each Other Use More Software in The Cloud

    Michael Porter
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Interesting news came today. Two software behemoths and sometime fierce competitors have decided that co-opetition may be the best model. IBM and Microsoft today announced a partnership making it easier for cloud customers to access each other’s software. The News IBM cloud users will be able to get Microsoft products like Windows Server and SQL Server, while customers of Microsoft’s Azure service can use IBM’s WebSphere Liberty and DB2, the companies said today in a statement. Clients will be able to cut costs by using software licenses they already own on each company’s cloud.
  • Dreamforce: Community Cloud for Healthcare

    Mark Polly
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    All this week I’m at Dreamforce, the annual Salesforce conference.  Salesforce has come a long way with their platform and they’ve recently introduced Community Cloud.  Community Cloud is an evolution of their portal product and includes many features that we see in other enterprise-class, horizontal portals. We are seeing a lot of interest in portals from our healthcare clients.  At Dreamforce, I attended a session on using Salesforce Community Cloud in healthcare.  I blogged about this on our Perficient Salesforce Blog and I encourage you to read Dreamforce: Community Cloud…
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    Leader Networks blog

  • Building the Business Case for Community

    Vanessa DiMauro
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    In every corner of an organization, the idea of having an online community is brought up. But often, the idea remains just that – an idea – because starting the journey seems daunting. How should we begin to build the business case for it? How can we translate the hard-to-explain-and-grasp benefits of community into a comprehensive and convincing plan? What lessons can be learned from others who have succeeded? How can we report the value in business terms? Your business case process is not simply a way to get approval for your community project. When well done, it is the outline for an…
  • The Social Consumer Study and What It Means To Customer Service Professionals

    Vanessa DiMauro
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    “The pen is mightier than the sword” wrote Edward George Bulwer-Lytton in 1839. Little did he know what was to come with the advent of social media? Around the globe, customers – friend and foe alike – share their experiences using indelible digital characters all across the social channel. We are experiencing a customer-driven revolution where companies are no longer defined only by what they say about themselves. Rather, customer experiences are a major force defining the strongest brands, and the Achilles heel of firms which fail to deliver on customer expectations. In the summer…
  • Why Listening Communities Belong in Your Marketing Strategy

    Vanessa DiMauro
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Your content is well-written and well-produced, engaging, even useful. But is your audience really paying attention? We all know what it’s like when someone won’t stop talking — it’s very hard to stay engaged. Have you tried listening to your audience instead? Online communities are primordial (pre-web, even) discussion, content-sharing, and collaboration applications. While many brands use online communities for bottom-line-focused activities such as lead generation, others focus on listening, which helps them uncover powerful sources of customer insights, content, and industry…
  • The Future Of Social Business [Video]

    Vanessa DiMauro
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    At the Social Shakeup conference in Atlanta (hosted by Social Media Today) I was delighted to participate in a keynote panel with Jeff Dachis and Renee Ducre to talk about the future of social business. A video of the session was just posted online so I am sharing it here as I think we covered some interesting ground. Our panel discussed where social has been and where it’s headed. Many smart people have been saying for years that at some point in the future we would no longer distinguish “social” business from ordinary business. Now we find social expertise in many enterprise…
  • Gender vs. Generational Divide Tops Findings From The Social Consumer Study

    Vanessa DiMauro
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Don Bulmer and I are thrilled to share the findings of our  latest study, The Social Consumer,  and we think this is the most exciting one yet!  We researched the factors that inform, impact and shape trust, loyalty and preferences of the digitally connected consumer. We tested the belief that brands which can tap into the emotions about and awareness of their values (human/social) are most likely to inspire positive action and loyalty from consumers.  This is our third research collaboration since 2009, as part of our fellowship with The Society for New Communication Research. We were…
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    The Social Workplace

  • “Learn, Plan and Do” your way to a Social Intranet

    Elizabeth
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    The corporate intranet is (or should be) the hub of all employee activity and transactions; where employees go to manage money, career, life events, and health. Taking your intranet to the next level means to not only stop pushing static content, but to also use social technologies to enhance the every day activities and transactions necessary for employees to learn, plan and do their jobs; thereby making them more efficient, engaged and productive: a social intranet. Social Intranet (sō’shəl) • (ĭn’trə-nĕt’)An intranet that utilizes social technologies to enhance the every day…
  • Is Email Dead for Employees?

    Elizabeth
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    With such a strong focus these days on digital communication channels, my company recently conducted a communications channel audit of our 40,000 employees. The results of the survey show that email remains, today, the NUMBER ONE preferred method of communication with the Intranet coming in second. I know that many organizations are seeking new ways to engage with employees but when you have an organization where more than 50% of the workforce is disconnected — either intentionally or because of the nature of their work — slick, new digital solutions don’t always resonate with the…
  • The Future of Internal Communications [#infographic]

    Elizabeth
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    Guest post by: Newsweaver Internal Communications, Danielle Gibbons “In a world where digital technology can both help and hinder employee interactions, there’s an intrinsic need to address how to ensure excellence from our managers. When companies get manager communication right, it can be a source of competitive advantage.” — Luke Dodd, Melcrum Internal communications (IC) radically improves, controls and measures the way employers communicate with employees and stakeholders, helping to drive positive employee behaviour and increase engagement with influencers. The…
  • Using Video to Increase Employee Engagement and Collaboration

    Elizabeth
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    With most companies focusing on cost reduction, using video conferencing tools in place of face-to-face meetings is not only a real solution to controlling travel costs but it’s also a great productivity tool. If your company doesn’t have the deep pockets necessary for an enterprise telepresence platform, there are many companies who have developed more affordable alternatives. I came across this great post by Fuze, which not only discusses the value in video conferencing, but also discusses how video is a great, cost-effective solution to employee engagement and collaboration.
 
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    Collective Self

  • The Return

    lori
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    I. Goodbye family who cannot bear the weight of me. Goodbye family whose deep pain my own frame cannot bear. We hung on for so long to outdated expectations to what we used to be failing each other, sinking our intertwined souls until it sickened, almost killed our right-now selves. Thank God for chocolate. Goodbye family It says something remarkable about what we used to be that we held on to old hopes and selves for so long It says something more remarkable about what we are now that we chose to breathe deep and let go here Goodbye We’re finally free to love what we still have more…
  • Stop Preaching Forgiveness to the Drowning

    lori
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    Stop Preaching Forgiveness to the Drowning a poem for me   When you see a woman drowning don’t ask her to forgive the man beside her throwing anchors in her direction. You may be able to see that he is drowning too. She can’t. Plus, forgiving him now will actually kill her. Trust her deeper wisdom in this moment her instinct to turn away. For the love of God stop preaching forgiveness to the drowning when their only immediate options are turning away or throwing anchors back and forth until you drown.  
  • Breaking Facebook Ties with Beloved Family Members

    lori
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Shit. I’m just getting to write about all sorts of fun stuff these days. Woo frickin’ hoo, life, thanks. I’m not an expert on this subject, just somebody going through this pain right now. When to unfriend somebody you love – pre-contempt When you see that the next step you’re most likely to take together will be feeling contempt for one another, and you don’t want to go there, because you love each other, it’s time to part ways for a while. You’ll sense that if you don’t step back now, take time to process pain and heal separately, that it’s possible your relationship…
  • Hate Within Me Now has a 3-Minute Shelf Life

    lori
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    We thought the Alzheimer’s diagnosis would be hard. Then, that the slow losing of mom as we knew her would be beyond hard. These things seemed shatteringly difficult for so very many others. How could we expect anything else? But we’re nine years in now. And now we know. Those aren’t the hard parts. I. Alzheimer’s strips away what doesn’t matter right now, exposing what does matter, to anyone fully present, again and again, much like the best within schooling, science, religion, philosophy, nature, art, comedy, parenting, and house cleaning. Strips away what…
  • Girl’s Feet

    lori
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    poet, artist find the space your place outside the race where mind goes empty ego floats to grace go there every day No matter what every day if only for a moment Go there Go there Go There now. Can you feel the earth? Her spinning rhythm? Feel your strong and calloused feet moving toward water like water carrying her own back to family Notice your own arrival at the place with empty vessel The dipping into water The scooping up of another world Notice your own return with glowing face supported on strong back and shoulders dripping abundant life for you for beloved others balanced on your…
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    Partnering Resources

  • Can You Trust HR?

    Maya Townsend
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    When trouble is brewing, it is important to have a safe place to turn for support, advice, and counsel. The trouble might be your own, or you might have trouble with one of your direct reports. Sometimes, it’s not possible to turn to your own manager for such support, or you might just want to talk your thoughts and ideas through with someone before involving your manager. Your first stop is often HR—but can you trust HR? In this new post, recently published on the American Management Association’s Playbook, Keli Trejo and I give you the 101 on working with HR. To read the post,…
  • Two Leadership Rules for the Networked World

    Maya Townsend
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    Image from mediawiki.org We have a problem. Most of us are using old leadership techniques that no longer work. Here’s a case in point. I met Cyrus a few years back. He was a manager who insisted on being involved in every decision that concerned his department. He was still living in the old world, where one person could keep up with all the decisions concerning their department. Not surprisingly, he received horrible performance ratings and burnt out quickly. Leadership Rules for our Networked World Today, in our flattened, hyper-paced world, leadership is no longer about commanding staff…
  • Three Notorious Networking Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

    Maya Townsend
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    We need networks to be successful. But don’t make one of these notorious networking mistakes. Have you ever had the feeling that you’re not networking correctly? You might be making one of these notorious networking mistakes. They’re some of the most common ways people undermine themselves while networking: Networking in ways that don’t work for you, Networking only for today, and Forgetting that networking is a two-way street. Read on to see if you’re making these mistakes and, if you are, how you can correct them. For more, visit this article, which was just…
  • The Bottleneck Effect: Are You Getting In Your Own Way

    Maya Townsend
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    If you’re the black hole in your department, consider how to leverage your network to get out of your way and get more done. Managers are responsible for product delivery, project implementation, new ideas, and service improvement. But all too often, things don’t go as planned. If you’re in this situation, you might gain feedback like this: You’re not performing up to expectations You need to do better Brush up on your time management Your staff lacks skills and knowledge Your department is under-resourced You may have worked on this feedback without satisfying results. What do…
  • Large Group Ice Breakers: Free Twenty Questions Activity

    Maya Townsend
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Image by Sheila Swan-Scot on flickr. Effective large group ice breakers can be hard to find. I’ve often see leaders simply blow off the initial icebreaker as a waste of time since it’s so hard to find a short, engaging, helpful activity. However, icebreakers have a good purpose: they help people get oriented to who is in the room, focus their energy on the meeting, and participate actively. Twenty Questions is an easy icebreaker that quickly gets people talking and laughing. It can be used with groups as small as ten and as large as two hundred. (Actually, it might be possible…
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    Convene » Blog

  • Fuel Your Meeting Participants To Last Through The Day

    Brittany Valente
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    When it comes to planning an off-site meeting or corporate event, planners sometimes get talked into choosing meals for their attendees that aren’t always the “perfect” options. Hotels and conference centers will often times serve foods that include heavy  pastas, meaty dishes, and carbohydrates as these menu options usually cost the least to produce and are the easiest to plate for guests. “Healthy to Hearty” Picky eaters and dietary restrictions are rising by the second so as a planner, the last thing you’ll want to do is make your participant…
  • The EventTech Podcast: John Federico with Chris Kelly at Techsytalk

    Brittany Valente
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Our President and Co-Founder, Chris Kelly, sat down with John Federico of EventHero to discuss meetings at Techsytalk 2014. Watch John’s interview with Chris at our 32 Old Slip location as they talk about Convene’s understanding of all things meetings. Turning the “Conference Center” Upside Down  “So put really, really, really simply, Convene’s goal is to be the easiest place in the world to host a great meeting. But peeling the onion back a couple layers, when we started the company in 2009 it wasn’t the product of being industry insiders. In…
  • Creating Value Through Placemaking

    Brittany Valente
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Office spaces that engage employees by creating unique experiences create value and function as a strategic business asset rather than just a workspace. Picture: Airbnb’s headquarters, designed by Gensler. Image © Jasper Sanidad  By Thomas Vecchione, Principal, Gensler Guest blogger Tom Vecchione discusses how premium design creates premium value and how the coming Millennial workforce will change the future of office design. One way to understand the importances of well-designed commercial real estate is to ask the simple question: What about this space compels people to want to occupy…
  • The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Advances Social Enterprise

    Joyce Bromberg
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    Convene recently attended an event at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) building in New York and we were blown away by the company’s innovative space. CSI is a coworking office, community center, and “launchpad for people who are changing the world” that started back in 2004 in Toronto.   Their New York location (inside the Starrett-Lehigh building in Chelsea) opened its doors in May 2013 and bills itself as a 24,000 square foot home for change-makers and companies dedicated to social good. Featuring 35 private offices, 60 private desks, and about 200 “hot desks” (first…
  • Convene’s Hierarchy of Meeting Needs

    Joyce Bromberg
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    In his book Direct from Dell, founder and CEO Michael Dell claimed that to become a success, “You just need a framework and a dream.” At Convene, we’re always looking for frameworks that allow us to better communicate to our customers what we do, why we do it, and how we do it better. One of the most well known frameworks referenced by managers and marketers over the last half century is Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow, a prominent American psychologist, studied our underlying motivation systems and compounded his research into the Hierarchy of Needs (often represented as…
 
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