The State of Social Business 2013

Following on from the their recent e-book The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy the Altimeter Group have just published the findings of their latest survey into the use of social media within businesses. The report shows how far organisations have come in making the most of these new opportunities and, perhaps more importantly, just […]

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Why it really is better to give…

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, but the more the members of an organisation help one another the more successfully they are all likely to be. Indeed, a recent study by Michigan State University, even suggests that co-operation is a key element in the evolutionary process and groups that indulge in largely […]

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More than one thing worth knowing…

One Thing I Know – Hard-earned insights from Creative Leaders – is a really valuable new website created by Creative England. Billed as a guide for anyone setting up a creative business, the website features a series of personal essays by entrepreneurs from the creative industry, each one offering advice on a range of subjects […]

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New ideas for engaging employees

McKinsey Quarterly recently announced the winning entries in its Beyond Bureaucracy Challenge, which asked managers to describe practices that better engage their employees, empower them to manage themselves, or provide a perspective on the organization from the outside in. Interestingly, almost all the initiatives were about ways of increasing openness and reducing management control including […]

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