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The Future of Work is Gen G, Wired to Care / Share through Wholeness

Social Business - The Future of Work Series Part 7 of 11. The Future of Work is Generation G, wired to care and wired to share through wholeness. GEN G IS the next generation of TALENT coming through to the workforce; a generation who are wired and ready for the Future of Work. The question for business leaders today is whether we as leaders are ready to engage this young talent in the experience of wholeness in their work, not just leave this experience to outside of work. Read more...

How Social Enables Australian Business Adapt to Survive

Australia performed appallingly in the just released Linkedin “Adapt to Survive” global survey on the effectiveness of recruitment and onboarding, ranking last on retention outcomes. Almost one-quarter of all people who get a new job in this country will quit within a year, in contrast with top-ranking Holland at 6%. The waste caused in direct and indirect costs is also appalling – about $370m in direct costs and $3.7b in productivity costs. Why are Australian employers failing miserably in their ability to hire and retain people, and what can be done to bridge the gap with Holland? Read more...

How Enterprise Social enables Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry seeks to unlock innovation and bring creativity to the forefront - focusing on strengths to transform organisations to a high-engagement high-commitment workforce. Our guest blogger Jeremy Scrivens describes this in detail in his recent posts. Jeremy suggests a new focus whereby managers develop an eye that can appreciate and surface the good and the possible in order to bring about the elevation and combination of strengths to the customer and the world. So how can enterprise social networks play an enabling role in helping achieve the transformation goals of Appreciative Inquiry? Read more...

Social Business starts within and is lead by Human Resources

Like any change process it becomes very difficult if the change doesn't come from within, from a willingness to accept that there are more effective and efficient ways of  reaching business outcomes. It is similar to the THINK -> DO -> GET paradigm I blogged about in relation to iGo2. In this blog post I explained about the process we went through in challenging our thinking in relation to Social Media's impact on business. Read more...