19 Ways to Create a Mobile Ready Website, eCommerce Business or Mobile App

Did you know that 78 percent of all websites are still not optimized for mobile? recently created an infographic that provides an overview of the best options for creating mobile ready websites, eCommerce businesses and mobile apps. These options can work with a range of individual skill levels and organizational sizes and budgets. The infographic is a handy guide to help people get started and make some quick decisions about how to focus their efforts.

Employee Research in the Digital Era: Future Trends

Developments in social technologies, increased frustration with traditional survey methods and a general movement towards mass transparency reflect society’s growing preferences in the Digital Era. In light of these changes, Silverman Research conducted a study using a collaborative, online tool to assess how the public view the changing face of employee opinion research – in particular how technology will change and shape the process of collecting employee opinion. This post summarizes the results of the study and provides access to the full report. (February 4, 2014)

Effective Workplace Communication: What Boomers and Xers can Teach Digital Natives

Contrary to common perception, there is much Baby Boomers and members of Generation X can teach members of Generation Y about effective workplace communication - particularly when social media and digital technology are involved. This post discusses ways older workers can help younger workers understand context, channel choices, communication preferences and more.

Executive Coaching in the Digital Era: Helping Clients Adapt

(December 3, 2013) Executive coaching can help leaders be more successful in the Digital Era by increasing their resiliency and adaptability to changing technologies. In particular, leaders must recognize that their behaviour and interpersonal skills are increasingly public and open to opinions or reactions from a broader range of humans than in the past. They must be aware that simply not participating in online activities does not inoculate them from the affect digital technologies have on them and their organizations.

4 Big Barriers to Social Media Adoption: Key Research Findings

The results of a unique and ground-breaking research study (n=644+) indicate four main barriers to increased adoption of social technologies in organizations: lack of knowledge and understanding, unprepared leadership, fear, and the absence of a well-grounded business case. This post highlights those findings and offers recommendations for overcoming the barriers. It also provides a link to a free report with details on the study and its results and invites more people to contribute to the ongoing research. (September 10, 2013)

Increasing Social Engagement: A Little Recognition Goes a Long Way

You know that new social intranet or knowledge-sharing platform you built, beta-tested and launched with great fanfare? It WILL increase your team’s collaboration and productivity, but you need to provide the right level and type of recognition to create the necessary social engagement. This post describes some of the most important factors for organizations and their leaders to consider, including the designation and recognition of subject matter experts, gamification, and leveraging multimedia communication. (August 16, 2013)

Empowered Employees Increase Productivity

A smart and well-designed social intranet enables empowered employees to communicate and collaborate more efficiently and effectively, which in turn can make them more productive and enhance an organization’s ability to achieve its goals and objectives. This post discusses four factors that help create the right environment and facilitate engagement: implementing the right media blend, making the system easy to use, enabling content to find people, and trusting employees.

Social Media and Employee Voice: The Current Landscape

Many people have been talking about the impact of social media on employee engagement and employee voice, but for time-constrained organizational leaders and human capital professionals who want to understand the connections, it’s virtually impossible to find those conversations, let alone read and make sense of them. A recent report by Silverman Research can help. Commissioned by the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD), it synthesizes the relevant literature and discusses its implications. This article provides a summary and links to the full (free) report. (April 28, 2013)

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