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Don't Just Chat, Connect! Making Collaboration a Competitive Advantage

By Michael Stone
Business2Community

While collaboration tools have made it simple to communicate across the world at a moment's notice, it's also easier for information to get lost in the shuffle — especially when this information is shared in a silo. To truly accelerate workplace productivity and collaboration, systems, records, data and files that employees need to get their jobs done must be embedded into our everyday workflow.

Why Companies Need Naming Policies for the Social Handles of Their Employees

By Ekua Odoi
Business2Community

When US President Barack Obama posted his first tweet via @POTUS – Bill Clinton was quick to ask “Does the username stay with the office?” President Obama assured him “The handle comes with the house. (…).” Important information, as the next president would not want to create a @POTUS45 handle. So why is this story relevant for companies? Being social, matters. Companies are realizing that employee advocacy is a game changer and are encouraging employees to be socially active and engage with their networks. 

49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

By Tom Pick
Business2Community

Though new social networks continue to be launched (e.g. SnapChat, Blab) and some disappear (anyone remember Pownce or Friendster?), the “big three” among both consumers and marketers continue to thrive and dominate. But there are no guarantees that leadership will last, and the social networking landscape is constantly evolving.

Change Your Job Every 3 Years?

By Dave Brock
Business2Community

Job hoppers and high performers realize continued learning, development, and reinvention is their personal responsibility. They take personal ownership of their learning. They realize they need to learn and develop skills at a pace that is faster than the changes around them, so they figure out what they need to do to compete, grow and develop. They take ownership for their careers and their ability to move into new jobs and situations and perform.

Amazon is Using Logistics to Lead a Retail Revolution

By Joris D’Incà
Forbes

For customers, delivery is becoming a when-I-want-it-where-I-want-it service. So e-tailers, traditional retailers, and third‑party logistics players started using customer-determined delivery speeds, on‑demand time slots, and flexible delivery locations to separate themselves from the pack. Once the stuff of science fiction, in the new world, customers can get what they desire almost immediately with the press of a button. The question is: Who owns the customer?

12 Fantastic Tools to Keep Your Productivity Level Up

By Megan Ritter
Business2Community

Staying productive in today’s digital age is challenging since data and information seems to be coming at us from all different angles. Most clever content marketers have already heard about or are already using Google Drive, Hootsuite, Trello and WordPress, but there are some other, lesser known online tools out there that are worthy of our consideration.

What's Wrong With the Media's Portrayal Of Women Today, and How to Reverse It

By Kathy Caprino
Forbes

Spend a day watching YouTube videos, TV shows, and the “news” and you’ll be as stunned as I am at dichotomy between what we are saying is possible for women today (that they can ascend to leadership, launch their own successful businesses, and sit at the board table equally with men, rather than being relegated to only 16% of corporate leadership), vs. how women are actually being depicted in the media. From my view, popular media focuses much more heavily on a whole host of negative or limiting aspects of women, including an intense scrutiny of and emphasis on their looks (think about the obsession we have with Hillary Clinton’s hair), and a keen focus on how they’re struggling so hard to balance life and work, how catty and demeaning they can be to each other, or how they’ll throw each other under the bus in order to rise to the top.

Ten Signs You Could Be a Budding Workaholic

By Beth Kuhel
Personal Branding Blog

Not taking time off from work can have dire consequences; it can lead to burnout and worse, a total downward spiral of your personal life. Whether you work for yourself or for someone else it’s critical to take breaks that help you recharge your battery. Taking regular time off to exercise, spend time with friends and family and time to think outside of the office can lead to breakthroughs and give you perspective on the work you’re doing.