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On the art of choosing

On the art of choosing

Every day we make choices. Coke or Pepsi? Save or spend? Stay or go? These choices define us and shape our lives. Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices — and how we feel about the choices we make. At TEDGlobal, she talks about both trivial choices (Coke v. Pepsi)...
How Communities Differ from Teams

How Communities Differ from Teams

Communities of practice are different from teams, though less so as originally thought. Like successful teams, successful communities have goals, deliverables, assigned leadership, accountability for results, and metrics. But they are distinct from teams in four ways:...
Skills for the Future

Skills for the Future

[wide][/wide] Global connectivity, smart machines, and new media are just some of the drivers reshaping how we think about work, what constitutes work, and the skills we will need to be productive contributors in the future. Predicting what will be the jobs of the...
4 Ways to Improve Your Teams Performance

4 Ways to Improve Your Teams Performance

[wide][/wide] Managing your team`s performance is a challenge no matter what the environment. Take the extra time and effort to help your team succeed in what will likely be a tough year for all. Give your team much-needed perspective. Relieve pressure by encouraging...
Making Open Innovation Work

Making Open Innovation Work

[wide][/wide] In his book “Making Open Innovation Work”, Stefan Lindegaard focuses on how big and small companies benefit from pursuing open innovation together and how to make the intersection of their organizations work. “Big and small companies—you need...
Outsourcing War

Outsourcing War

[wide][/wide] Outsourcing generally refers to the practice of farming out jobs from their home base to other countries, largely in an effort to cut costs. The global outsourcing market has evolved over the years and has redefined the approach of doing business. The...