The New Workplace Weekly Digest 06/05

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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:

Bringing together the tech, management…

…models and business practices is bound to happen. “The digital world has reshaped how we manage and operate our organizations like never before, unleashing potent new possibilities while simultaneously posing major challenges that must be overcome” Dion Hinchcliffe says. He continues “I also genuinely believe we are starting to rethink the process of technological change and absorption as an industry to make it much more rapid and sustainable.”. Read his article How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model to learn more.

What does it take to be a leader worth…

…trusting? Sam Edwards believes that with a thorough understanding of the six C’s of effective leadership and a little practice, anyone can learn to be one. One of these 6 Cs is of course collaboration. And we learn from his post for Entrepreneur that the key to successful collaboration is taking stock of your team and their skills. Consider their strengths and capitalize on them to build a team that can work well together and face challenges head on as they come. Learn what the other five are by reading The 6 C’s of Effective Leadership.

To forge a successful path, it’s all about…

…engagement with others and understanding that there truly is no ‘I’ team – the ‘WE’ space – and the theory that lies behind commercial collaboration. If you are looking to thrive at a leadership level, you need to succeed as a team player and future-proof your career. And Janine Garner shares with six tips on how to do this. Starting with being willing to share credit when credit is due and continuing with appreciating the value of intellectual currency, she advises on how to enjoy teamwork and collaboration. Read her post for Huffington Post Influence More in Today’s Workplace to learn all about it.

An effective manager creates a culture…

…of “us” by empowering her/his team with the right processes and tools to encourage healthy collaboration and communication (without demanding it), says Brett Henley. And though developing positive leadership traits won’t happen overnight, like any major shift in work culture, good bosses have to take full ownership over their part in the disconnect and lead the charge by example. Read his post 5 Leadership Traits to Level Up Your Career Growth as a Manager to learn the set of 5 guiding principles that he believes can help anyone become an effective manager.

80 percent of the employees’ knowledge…

…“is not applied in a business process in a systematic manner”, an internal study at Ernst & Young found. Harvard Business School professor Dorothy Leonard also found that “in our research on knowledge transfer, we have seen companies greatly disadvantaged, if not crippled, by knowledge loss. Organizations cannot afford to lose these deep smarts”. These are already two compelling reasons to support your organizations with building knowledge sharing strategy. And social software is here to help. Read our latest blog post One-Stop Knowledge Shop to learn more.

Happy Knowledge Sharing!

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