I ran across this quite interesting and comprehensive e2.0 diagram and thought I’d share.  I like how it’s organized with Actors, Technologies and Methods as part of the engine behind

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I have a lot of favorite bloggers.  I think I’ve tipped my virtual hat over to Rob Millard quite often here, but I was going backwards in time reading some

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I was reading an article in a recent McKinsey Quarterly on innovation.  The Quarterly was interviewing Brad Bird from Pixar, and I was surprised how often employee engagement came up. 

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A while back I wrote a series on the Toyota Way.  Toyota is unquestionably one of the top manufacturing companies in the world producing high quality products at a very

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I suppose that I do need to put together a list of things I’m especially interested in this year. Many of these are already trends. Some of these will never

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When it comes to innovation, the myth of the lone genius dies hard. Most companies continue to assume that innovation comes from that individual genius, or, at best, small, sequestered

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This entire year I’ve been talking about topics that most HR people don’t talk about.  Innovation and collaboration are often thought of as the domain of the business side.  It’s

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More and more of the literature that is out there (at least what I’m reading) is about innovation.  Business thinkers are clearly over the fact that R&D, engineering and production

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You manage talent for a large organization that needs to innovate in order to stay competitive. How do you know what types of innovations are important and how do you

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Why?  Because we’re not doing our jobs and our bosses know it. Workforce Magazine published an article saying “Business Leaders Don’t See HR as Key to People Strategies” and Thomas

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Getting the right people and retaining them is the start of building a great workforce. Engaging them to your brand is the next step. But the true work of optimizing

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Knowledge management was all the rage a decade ago.  People realized the need to maintain institutional and intellectual capital as employees filtered into an organization, created new knowledge, and then

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Michael thinks web 2.0 sucks.  Actually, he doesn’t, he’s the biggest user of new technologies I know.  But enterprise users have been slow to adopt the technology.  I talked about

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In my existential search for meaning in HR, I’ve tried for a very long time to understand what HR could really do for the business.  Certainly talent and our ability

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Harvard Business Review recently published that “Most traditional HR performance metrics – such as employee turnover rates, average time to fill open positions, and total hours of training provided –

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The American Heritage Dictionary simply defines innovation as “The act of introducing something new.”  ((American Heritage Dictionary.  Retrieved from http://www.dictionary.com on April 3, 2007.)) ZDnet has a pretty nice CIO

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Image information in footnote  ((Research and node layout by Kevin Boyack and Dick Klavans; data from Thompson ISI; graphics & typography by W. Bradford Paley. Commissioned and partially supported by

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This is an increasingly featured topic on this site.  Innovation networks and collaboration networks are of great interest to the business community because it ties together how work and product

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Do I ever get sick of being the only one who talks about innovation and preaching that HR should be involved?  Sometimes I feel like I’ve spent the last 6

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You aren’t being paid to believe in the power of your dreams. ((Despair.com)) Somewhere I needed to write one of these despair.com pieces and disagree with the message. Sometimes, we

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