Ted Talk of the Week – Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play
At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play — with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn’t).
Good things come in threes – amazing offers and give-aways from People Lab this month!
Good things come in threes – amazing offers and give-aways from People Lab this month! You might have heard that Emma’s new book, Employee Engagement, is launching soon! To celebrate we have some great offers and freebies for you. The book takes a really practical look at what you can do to improve and develop employee […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Renata Salecl: Our Unhealthy Obsession With Choice
We face an endless string of choices, which leads us to feel anxiety, guilt and pangs of inadequacy that we are perhaps making the wrong ones. But philosopher Renata Salecl asks: Could individual choices be distracting us from something bigger—our power as social thinkers? A bold call for us to stop taking personal choice so […]
Is the future of engagement a Glassdoor?
I attended an HR and Change conference this week, facilitating a session on social engagement with some of my colleagues from the Engage For Success movement. I’m currently a part of a special interest group as part of the movement, looking at the role of enterprise social networks on engaging employees. As part of this […]
Ted Talk of the Week: Joi Ito: Want to Innovate? Become a “now-ist”
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof […]
Ted Talk of the Week: Dan Pink – The Puzzle of Motivation
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.
5 reasons why you shouldn’t do a “U2”!
Want to engage your employees? 5 reasons why you shouldn’t do a “U2”! So it seems that from a marketing man’s (or women’s) perspective September’s iTunes/ U2 collaboration/ PR stunt was a success: sales of U2 back catalogue have gone through the roof with some 24 different titles making it into the iTunes album charts… […]