The New Workplace Weekly Digest 03/13

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Every Friday, we prepare for you a short digest with news covering subjects related to employee engagement, collaboration, organizational culture, knowledge sharing, leadership and the future of work.

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Here’s this week’s brief:

Savvy CEOs that want to…

…be seen as leaders as well, need to understand that digital transformation give them more power to strengthen their organizations. Social media and collaboration tools not only open the door to faster and more extensive knowledge-sharing, but they also enable conversations that skip levels, silo-busting, and self-organization. Read How Smart CEOs Use Social Tools to Their Advantage published in Harvard Business Review to learn more.

Most startups are usually…

…initiated by a single leader, but for a business to grow, it takes recognizing potential in hidden leaders and delegate part of the control to them. In order to recognize these future leaders, Scott Edinger and Laurie Sain offer some insights in their new book, The Hidden Leader. One of the tips is to go for team members who demonstrate great collaborative skills. Check out the rest in Martin Zwilling’s post for Forbes, Successful Entrepreneurs Nurture The Hidden Leaders.

Employers want to benefit…

…from increased productivity and efficiency, just as much as employees want to benefit from reduced ambiguity in their jobs, and feel more comfortable and confident. The solution? Combining knowledge sharing with processes, instead of spending countless hours and resources dictating it through workflows and procedures. Learn more from Will Holland’s post Process Vs. Knowledge: Learners Need Both for Business2Community.

In the next five years…

…millennials will make up half the workforce and 75% of it by 2025. So taking a look at this somewhat of a manifesto written by Sara Roberts and Michael Papay might give you some ideas how to better manage them. Like setting up collaborative environments, as eighty-eight percent of millennials prefer a collaborative work culture over a competitive one. Want to learn more? Check out Stop Treating Millennials Employees Like Enigmas for FastCompany.

Virtual teams work better…

…when you’re interested in productivity, talent and creativity and that’s a good reason for half of the organizations in the US to use them. But in order to support them in being effective, there’s some info you need to be aware of. Like the fact that shared information with the help of dedicated collaboration tools drive innovation, a value that lies at the core of the best companies worldwide. Get other tips from our latest blog post, Virtual Teams Work Better Than Regular Ones.

Happy Knowledge Sharing!

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