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SenseMaking from the Web

This post is an aggregation of recent articles that I have collected over at Flipboard on my magazine there. It captures great sense making from others, in other words, great articles from other sites I thought worth capturing and sharing. Curating good articles is a discerning process and I’ve automated the delivery of it in WordPress using a Power Automate Flow to achieve this – more on that here.

Empower and energize employees with Microsoft Viva | Microsoft 365 Blog

Posted on September 23. Work trend index pulse report When employees thrive, companies flourish. Microsoft Viva, the first integrated employee experience platform for the …

Looking at 320 pitch decks, here’s what science tells us works best

Posted on September 23. Investors are spending 24% less time looking at pitch decks in 2022, compared to 2021. On average, you have just under three minutes to convince them to take a meeting with you. In fact, for decks that fail to raise funding, investors give up in just 2 minutes and 13 seconds. That’s not a lot of …

How Neuroscientists Use Brain Breaks to Boost Creativity at Work

Posted on September 22. Back-to-back meetings, endless screen time, long hours—the human mind is poorly designed for the typical workday. Neuroscientists take a different …

In Europe and beyond, Microsoft’s Work Trend Index Pulse Report provides insights into how employees, leaders see hybrid work – Microsoft News Centre Europe

Posted on September 22. In France, the UK and Germany, as in the rest of the world, the last few years have brought profound changes in how we work. Microsoft’s latest Work …

Understanding Microsoft’s grand vision for building the next generation of apps

Posted on September 21. What Microsoft Collaborative Apps are and why they matter: An explainer. Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has introduced a grab bag of new …

Digital innovation and employee experience: making the connection

Posted on September 21. DXC and Pfizer leaders discuss the topic in an article by MIT SMR Connections

Adopting the Innovator’s Mindset

Posted on September 19. Too many innovations fail because they’re solutions looking for problems — not the result of a disciplined process.

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SenseMaking from the Web

This post is an aggregation of recent articles that I have collected over at Flipboard on my magazine there. It captures great sense making from others, in other words, great articles from other sites I thought worth capturing and sharing. Curating good articles is a discerning process and I’ve automated the delivery of it in WordPress using a Power Automate Flow to achieve this – more on that here.

The Value of Content: Subscriptions and the Passion Economy | Digital Marketing Resource Hub

Posted on September 9. Have we now reached the point where the average internet user accepts that good content is worth paying for? Host Will Francis and digital marketing …

The Rise Of The Rundle: A New Trend For Subscription-Based Services

Posted on September 9. Two longstanding trends in business might be merging, createing a new way for us to purchase and consume. When it comes to poorly branded concepts in business, the “rundle” is high on the list. It’s the brainchild of the very outspoken NYU professor, L2 founder, serial podcaster, and occasionally …

Creating Shared Value

Posted on September 9. The capitalist system is under siege. In recent years business has been criticized as a major cause of social, environmental, and economic problems. Companies are widely thought to be prospering at the expense of their communities. Trust in business has fallen to new lows, leading government …

3 Ways to Maximize the Benefits of Hyperautomation

Posted on September 9. All businesses should explore any opportunity to streamline workflows and speed up production. Hyperautomation (i.e., using technology to allow any processes to run without manual intervention) is a chance to give your business process automation efforts the jolt they need to reach their full …

Can humanity be recreated in the metaverse?

Posted on September 9. Today, the internet is a mostly 2D platform that we consume through a screen. It is a command-line prompt for the reality we live in. Instagram posts, Tiktoks, text messages, emails and voice memos are all digital artifacts things people create and receive in the physical world. But this will …

How Microsoft Digital improves its own Employee Experience—and yours—as Customer Zero – Inside Track Blog

Posted on September 9. Anyone who has been around the technology industry for a while is familiar with the concept of “dogfooding.” “Eat your own dog food” is a phrase that …

Product-Led Growth Companies Find a New Way to Serve Customers

Posted on September 7. • Data, AI, & Machine Learning • Strategy • Business Models • Quality & Service • AI & Machine Learning • Automation • Technology Innovation Strategy subscribe-icon …

How Employee Experience Can Transform Customer Experience

Posted on September 6. Sound the alarms! Everyone is talking about customer experience and digital transformation. For some, this is an exciting conversation and others it …

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SenseMaking from the Web

This post is an aggregation of recent articles that I have collected over at Flipboard on my magazine there. It captures great sense making from others, in other words, great articles from other sites I thought worth capturing and sharing. Curating good articles is a discerning process and I’ve automated the delivery of it in WordPress using a Power Automate Flow to achieve this – more on that here.

How “Corporate Explorers” Are Disrupting Big Companies From the Inside

Posted on August 25. A unique breed of entrepreneurs is creating innovative ventures — without launching startups or chasing VC funding.

Meeting fatigue is an IT problem. Here’s how async can help

Posted on August 22. The role that meetings (especially virtual ones) play in undermining employee engagement is well-documented. They frustrate us, bore us, and …

The remote work revolution is already reshaping America

Posted on August 22. The coronavirus pandemic set in motion a shift to remote and hybrid work that is quietly reshaping American economics and demographics. While the fine women and men at U.S. statistical agencies are still grappling with how to measure this astonishing transformation, a host of academics and other …

How Co-Working Spaces Lead to More Innovation for Tech Startups

Posted on August 21. For tech startups wondering where to locate their new companies, here’s one suggestion: Set up shop near another tech startup, preferably one that isn’t in the same business. In a working paper, researchers from Harvard University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute …

Identifying Unmet Needs in a Digital Age

Posted on August 18. Innovation is all about finding and filling people’s unmet needs. But even innovators and organizations renowned for their scanning capabilities often have trouble perceiving and correctly interpreting those needs. Drawing on their work as researchers, teachers, and consultants, the authors outline …

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SenseMaking from the Web

This post is an aggregation of recent articles that I have collected over at Flipboard on my magazine there. It captures great sense making from others, in other words, great articles from other sites I thought worth capturing and sharing. Curating good articles is a discerning process and I’ve automated the delivery of it in WordPress using a Power Automate Flow to achieve this – more on that here.

Building a Minimum Viable Product is Like Serving Burnt Pizza — Build Lovable Products Instead

Posted on August 12. Jiaona Zhang is currently the VP of Product at Webflow. If love is in the little things, then Jiaona “JZ” Zhang has a keen eye for the details that …

CIOs Examine the Inevitable Marriage of Customer and Employee Experience

Posted on August 9. August 9, 2022 Making employees’ jobs easier makes customer experience better, by almost all accounts. Where do CIOs come in on this business …

Gartner identifies 25 emerging technologies in its 2022 hype cycle

Posted on August 9. Catch up on the latest smart cities tech and the coolest tech innovations, which includes innovations in IoT, 5G, security, smart cities, AI, …

Outputs To Outcomes: Why It’s Time To Stop Measuring Productivity

Posted on August 8. Two hundred and fifty years after the beginning of industrialization, a new revolution is on : the digital one. If the automation of almost all …

AI Can’t Replace Human Creativity. But It Can Enhance It | AdExchanger

Posted on August 8. Graham WilkinsonChief Innovation Officer Kinesso and Matterkind Global “Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and …

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SenseMaking from the Web

This post is an aggregation of recent articles that I have collected over at Flipboard on my magazine there. It captures great sense making from others, in other words, great articles from other sites I thought worth capturing and sharing. Curating good articles is a discerning process and I’ve automated the delivery of it in WordPress using a Power Automate Flow to achieve this – more on that here.

The future of employee engagement is in the metaverse

Posted on August 4. As the metaverse expands and sits more prominently within a brand’s marketing strategy, Damian Ferrar, senior vice-president, innovation director and …

Why your meetings are a waste of time

Posted on July 30. Not everyone got it, at first: as the management professor Vijay Pereira spoke to companies about trialling meeting-free days, managers at one …

Person Reveals Why Popular Brands Are Changing Their Logos To Look Similar, Goes Viral On Twitter

Posted on July 30. Some brands have such a huge reputation that we instantly recognize not only the logo but also the font they use. Meanwhile, some logos are …

The Business of Creativity: Seeking Value in the Digital Content Ecosystem

Posted on July 30. The internet has had a significant impact on the media, entertainment and information industry. Constantly evolving technologies and the accelerating …

The rise of micro-subscriptions

Posted on July 24. Welcome to 2022. That’ll be $2.99 a month. If it feels like you’re suddenly being charged for everything in your life, it’s because you are. And more …

The future of creativity, brought to you by artificial intelligence

Posted on July 23. The world has been wowed by the newest displays of text-to-image technology by DALL-E 2 from OpenAI and Imagen from Google. Beautiful, amazingly creative compilations all generated by artificial intelligence (AI) systems. This is possible because AI has learned natural language understanding by …

How Software Is Stifling Competition And Slowing Innovation – Forbes India

Posted on July 23. More than a decade ago, Marc Andreessen, an internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist, famously declared, “Software is eating the world.” The …

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SenseMaking from the Web

This post is an aggregation of recent articles that I have collected over at Flipboard on my magazine there. It captures great sense making from others, in other words, great articles from other sites I thought worth capturing and sharing. Curating good articles is a discerning process and I’ve automated the delivery of it in WordPress using a Power Automate Flow to achieve this – more on that here.

We need a global reskilling revolution – here’s why

Posted on July 22. License and Republishing World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons …

Beware the rise of corporate rituals designed to manipulate employees

Posted on July 21. ONE of Apple TV’s latest shows, WeCrashed, is a drama series based on the founding and subsequent travails of WeWork, the workspace-providing company …

Rewired: Protecting Your Brain in the Digital Age

Posted on July 20. Dr. Carl Marci is a board-certified psychiatrist and Harvard neuroscientist. He spends time as a health technology entrepreneur and executive through …

Employee experience joins CX for total enterprise view

Posted on July 19. One of the many impacts of the Covid pandemic was to accelerate a nascent trend among progressive organisations towards adopting the discipline of …

Customer and employee experience: The new normal

Posted on July 19. In fact, Pew Research found that a full 86% of respondents to a survey about post-pandemic life expect the pandemic to have lasting effects on …

AI Art Is Challenging the Boundaries of Curation

Posted on July 17. Artists working with programs like DALL-E do more than push a button—selecting outputs and engineering prompts are acts of aesthetic expression. In …

Employee experience automation: Human-AI care for your workforce

Posted on July 17. The global workforce has, today, readily embraced the new normal of hybrid workplace models. Keeping up with expectations of flexibility at work, businesses are evolving rapidly with an eye toward post-pandemic life. The challenges and benefits of remote work coupled with the Great …

Why Microsoft Measures Employee Thriving, Not Engagement

Posted on July 16. As the pandemic continues and many people work hybrid schedules, people analytics researchers at Microsoft realized they needed to move from measuring employee engagement to measuring employee thriving. Defined as “to be energized and empowered to do meaningful work,” the authors explain how their …

9 Life-Changing Stoic Exercises Explained In Simple Drawings

Posted on July 16. It’s often said that if you can’t explain something in simple terms, then you don’t understand it well enough. With this in mind, I decided to put …

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SenseMaking from the Web

This post is an aggregation of recent articles that I have collected over at Flipboard on my magazine there. It captures great sense making from others, in other words, great articles from other sites I thought worth capturing and sharing. Curating good articles is a discerning process and I’ve automated the delivery of it in WordPress using a Power Automate Flow to achieve this – more on that here.

How to Create an Employee Handbook

Posted on July 15. Learn the benefits of having an employee handbook, what information to include for employees, and find easy-to-use templates. An employee handbook is …

The future of cars is a subscription nightmare

Posted on July 15. As cars get more expensive to make and profit margins dwindle, automakers are coming up with new and loathsome ways to squeeze more money out of their customers. Subscription-based access to vehicle features, like heated seats or remote-start key fobs, are the latest attempt to charge people for …

Forget long screen recordings. These tools automate your company’s how-tos.

Posted on July 15. Scribe and Tango take screen recordings and automatically turn them into step-by-step lists. The leading metaverse theorist shares his thoughts on the …

Do these 5 things first starting a business

Posted on July 15. Not sure where to begin? Read on. When it comes to starting your own business, it can be hard to know where to start. After all, there are so many things to do. From coming up with the idea for the business itself, to creating a plan, to actually launching and getting things off the ground, the …

Agility Is No Longer Optional in Business

Posted on July 15. Agility is no longer an option, and agile marketing and CX organizations and businesses are best set up to weather whatever storms may be on the …

Top Five Reasons Customers Don’t Return

Posted on July 15. GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Whatever you sell, be it a product or service, your customers expect that it will do what it’s supposed to do. If you sell …

Strategic Planning as Leadership Challenge

Posted on July 15. Company strategies often fail and this is frequently ascribed to unpredictable changes in the context. But most failures are the result of fairly predictable challenges, including one factor that is constantly overlooked: the role and impact of loss. New strategic priorities inevitably generate …

Drive Profitable Growth And Deliver Value Through Digital

Posted on July 15. As the next era of digital unfolds, consumer expectations will continue to evolve, creating more demand than ever for high-quality, seamless digital …

Delivering product innovation in a customer-first, disruptive world

Posted on July 14. Would it be surprising to learn that decreasing company lifespans correlate directly with increasing rates of technological innovation? Over half of the Fortune 500 companies from 2000 no longer exist. Furthermore, it is predicted that 90% of today’s Fortune 500 companies will be acquired, merged, …

Gen Z Wants Video And Personalization, But Is Less Interested In Email

Posted on July 13. Email is the preferred communication channel of consumers: 52% choose it, versus a distant 17% for text and 14% for online accounts. But young people …

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Sense Making from the web

This post is an aggregation of recent posts that I have collected over at Flipboard on my magazine there. I’ve automated the collection of these posts around specific topics and intend to share the best here in this blog from time to time. Here is the latest batch and I have been using Feedzy, an RSS Aggregator Plugin for the job but this post is a test run. I am pretty discerning in my selection of what gets added to the magazine, I hope you agree.

UPDATE (13.7.22): After testing the RSS Aggregator plugin mentioned above, I discovered a shortcoming that I wanted to mention here. The feed below is not from a specific date or fixed in time as I had hoped, the items will be constantly refreshed as I add to my Flipboard magazine which is where the RSS feed comes from as mentioned. A conversation with the plugin provider about this and explaining more can be found here. So I continue my search for the ideal solution…

Update (16.7.22): I found a new solution 🙌 You’ll see from the conversation I mentioned above with the plugin developer that I did not want to make use of multiple plugins to achieve what I wanted. So I have stopped using Feedzy altogether, much as I liked it. Instead, I have used Power Automate to achieve my goals – see this post for details of how. The below feed is just a screenshot taken at the time of deactivation since deactivating the plugin would otherwise show a blank section.