The New Workplace Weekly Digest 16/01

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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:

Facebook rolled out its new…

…social network – Facebook at Work. As they’re trying to get into the enterprise collaborative space, the initial use is limited to few companies only, while still testing. Their promise is that personal Facebook pages will be kept separate from corporate communication – time will tell how open will users be with the adoption process. Check “Who Wants to Play with Facebook at Work” by David Roe for CMSWire to read more on the subject

Do employees understand that…

…they are as strong as the weakest link and that they must collaborate in order to maximize the effectiveness of the teams and ensure achievement of objectives? Collaboration is one of the 12 Cs that Susan M. Heathfield , a Human Resources Experts believes to be a requirement to be considered when building a team. Check what the other Cs are in Judy Romano’s Pulse article “Twelve Tips for Team Building”.

“There is nothing worse than…

…working in an organization that has a bad culture. It doesn’t matter how much money you make or how many weeks of vacation you are given” says Tim Stevens, author of “Fairness is Overrated: And 51 Other Leadership Principles to Revolutionize Your Workplace”. Check his “12 Signs Your Company Has An Enviable Workplace Culture” to learn how engaging a positive organizational culture can be for its employees.

Retaining your best employees…

…can be achieved with the right combination of thoughtful communication and collaboration. “You get the behavior you reward, so you have to put in place a rewards system for sharing knowledge — which is, after all, your most crucial asset” says Daniel Burrus. If organizations reward knowledge hoarding, the “every-man-for-himself” attitude will hold in place innovation. Read his “3 Essential Secrets to Retaining Your Best Employees” article in Pulse to learn more.

The competitive environment…

…many of us got hooked on are turning us into selfish fellas. We suppose that by trapping what we know in our tiny cubicle we have a better chance at succeeding at whatever we do. Wrong. Employees have nothing to gain from hiding relevant information from co-workers, a study recently published by the Academy of Management Journal has found. Read our latest blog post, “Knowledge hoarding is a bad idea. Keeping information to yourself can stop you climb the ladder” to find out more.

Happy Knowledge Sharing!

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