The New Workplace Weekly Digest 19/12

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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:

Better understanding the DIKW model…

…(Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom) is one step forward in understanding the future of work. The future of discussion resembles the social media hype from five years ago, the fundamental concepts in the model mentioned above being misunderstood, notes Mitch Lieberman. Read more about the point he makes with in the “In the Future, We Will Still Need to Work” article for CMSWire.

Engaging and collaborating throughout…

…the organization are essentials aspect when we consider today’s workplace. Improving your soft skills is one way of achieving these actions, and Kate Nasser shares the most important 12 such skills in one of her latest LinkedIn posts. “Asking great questions delivers much to any team or project” made the list – go to “The 12 People Skills You Need to Succeed Without Authority” to find out what the other eleven are.

“74% of executives say collaborative tools…

…are increasing speed to access knowledge; 58% say they are reducing communications costs” a report by Forbes Insights and join.me found. Collaboration is central to the function of teams, and selecting reliable, easy-to-use collaboration tools is key. Find out more information from this report in “Increasing Complexity Is Driving Value Of Collaboration And The Right Collaboration Tools” for Forbes.

Technology is an enabler and we must…

…see it for what it unlocks or facilitates, says Brian Solis when talking about the problem between the future of work and the present situation, as some feel like technology is forcing them to conform, rather than helping them get work done. Check out his LinkedIn article, “The Future of Work Begins with a Renaissance in Digital Philosophy” to learn more about the importance of leadership in the digital workplace.

43 percent of the users feel “frustrated…

…and overwhelmed by their current collaboration tools”, a Siemens study found, and this is understandable, as the most used tools by virtual teams are email (93 percent) and phone (89 percent). So we decided to list some of the most effective collaboration tools, popular within technical teams especially. Check out who made the list besides products like Slack or Jira in our latest blog post “Effective Tools for Technical Teams”.

Happy Knowledge Sharing!

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