Ethics Is Serious Business

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by John Hooker : Everyone knows that an organization can’t function without physical infrastructure communications, transportation, computer technology, and the rest. The field that provides this kind of know-how is called ethics. This means that ethics is serious business. Ethical dilemmas are at least as hard to resolve as engineering problems, and at least as urgent, particularly in our complex and fast-moving world. ethics John Hooker

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Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami? Over the past 25 to 30 years, technology has been zipping along the mainframe to desktop route and the entire tech institution has been riding along with it (and profiting greatly from it). How is technology changing for you?

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Where Managerial Leadership Begins

Skip Prichard

people, processes, technologies, assets, money, etc.) To use a computer metaphor, the speed of a processor can be a limiting factor in determining how complex an operating system or a program one can use. This is an excerpt from Management Productivity Multipliers by Gerald Kraines, MD.

How RFID Technology Improves Hospital Care

Harvard Business Review

They saw it as an opportunity to completely transform the operation to improve care and the patient experience and to lower costs. To that end, they decided to have a team study how care is delivered, identify the barriers to smooth operations, and fix the barriers. The successful experience illustrates the role that relatively simple technology (e.g., It was fully integrated into emergency room operations at St. Use technology to identify and address barriers.

Knowledge Is Power. Data Isn’t.

In the CEO Afterlife

Thanks to technology, we have access to an endless source of data at our fingertips, at any place and at any time we choose. Technology gives us more and more data, but analyzing and understanding ‘more and more’ is arduous and time consuming. Now, I don’t want anyone to think that I don’t value information technology. When I was a CMO and CEO, I operated with an entrepreneurial mindset that required taking decisions as early as possible.

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3 Ways Business is Changing in the Information Age

Strategy Driven

The nature of the information age is that if you aren’t keeping up with the latest in digital technologies, even the simplest of businesses can quickly fall behind the competition. But knowing that technology will impact your business in the future is not enough. For example, health care isn’t just about diagnosis and treatment any more, it’s also about managing data, maintaining customer privacy and implementing technological systems to improve performance.

Teaching an Algorithm to Understand Right and Wrong

Harvard Business

In his Nicomachean Ethics , Aristotle states that it is a fact that “all knowledge and every pursuit aims at some good,” but then continues, “What then do we mean by the good?” ” That, in essence, encapsulates the ethical dilemma. Harnessing the power of machine learning and other technologies. ” Unraveling Ethical Dilemmas. For some tasks, algorithms will need to be coded differently according to what jurisdiction they operate in.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Coaching Tip

Communications technology is breaking down national barriers and undermining rulers, while the youth look to new role models. In just seven years (2002-2009), he transformed a moribund ex-state-owned telecom operator, MTC, from its base of 500,000 customers in Kuwait into an international company that reached over 72 million customers across 23 countries in the Middle East and Africa, introducing the world's first boundary-less roaming. Business should not be a selfish game.

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Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

Organizational purpose, vision, quality of life, ethics, long-term growth. Operations are sound, professional and productive. You employ state-of-the-art technology and are in the vanguard of your industry. You have and regularly update-benchmark a strategy for the future, shared company Vision, ethics, Big Picture thinking and “walk the talk.”

The Big Picture of Business – The Future Has Moved… and Left No Forwarding Address.

Strategy Driven

Futurism is a continuum of thinking and reasoning skills, judicious activities, shared leadership and an accent upon ethics and quality. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Clarke, Technology and the Future. The ingredients may include such sophisticated business concepts as change management, crisis management and preparedness, streamlining operations, empowerment of people, marketplace development, organizational evolution and vision.

The Big Picture of Business – Biggest Excuses They Use… and You Should Avoid: Rationales and Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Strategy Driven

We’ve got the latest technology. Ethics and standards… those are for chumps. Not engaging in planning for future operations: So what are you gonna do about it? Our company has got the most up to date technology. Companies spend disproportionate amounts of money on technology and neglect their people, processes and policies. Technology represents less than 1% of an organization’s pie chart.

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

I recommend that diversity audits, quality control reviews, ethics programs and other important regimen be conducted as part of Strategic Planning, rather than as stand-alone, distracting and energy diverting activities. Though I wrote all my books on computers, I wrote the modern technology chapters on the typewriter, to make points to myself that the readers could never have grasped. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus.

Leaders Lessons from an Outward Bound Wilderness Instructor

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mark Brown: Leaders in the outdoor leadership space are quite familiar with a wilderness ethic and organization called Leave No Trace. LNT has become the gold standard for organizations who operate in America’s backcountry environments.

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How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

Winning in this environment requires more than new technology ; here are ten ways to become truly social in a world that is not just connected, but interconnected and interdependent: 1) Do away with one-way conversations. Just because all companies now possess the technological capability to hold social conversations with employees, customers and stakeholders, this does not mean we can automatically make these conversations valuable. By Guest Author Dov Seidman.

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The Path to Transparency

Coaching Tip

WikiLeaks, the swashbuckling new-media organization whose motto is “We open governments,” relies on a technology of extreme reticence called Tor Hidden Services — a part of the Tor Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated not to light and clarity but to shadows and opacity, to the increasingly difficult art of keeping secrets online. Transparency is secretive business.

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Some Ideas To Help Accelerate Your SWOT Analysis

Six Disciplines

It''s typically based on a review of internal and external facts and assumptions about the organization and the marketplace in which it operates. Operations (facilities, capacity, distribution channels, supply chain, costs, use of technology). Cultural (values, ethics). Technological (pace and changes in technology). A SWOT analysis is a tool used to assess an organization''s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

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The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

I recommend that diversity audits, quality control reviews, ethics programs and other important regimen be conducted as part of Strategic Planning, rather than as stand-alone, distracting and energy diverting activities. Though I wrote all my books on computers, I wrote the modern technology chapters on the typewriter, to make points to myself that the readers could never have grasped. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus.

A Fresh Leadership Model for a New Decade

Great Leadership By Dan

Organizations have undergone massive shifts over the last decade in terms of how they operate. Work spaces, technology, demographics, cultural sensitivities, and remote working are but a few of the areas that have changed.

Ideas To Help Accelerate Your SWOT Analysis

Six Disciplines

It's typically based on a review of internal and external facts and assumptions about the organization and the marketplace in which it operates. Operations (facilities, capacity, distribution channels, supply chain, costs, use of technology). Cultural (values, ethics). Technological (pace and changes in technology). A SWOT analysis is a tool used to assess an organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

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Is it Time to Refresh the Roots of Change Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

In truth, a casual observer focused on media channels might be hard pressed to move beyond greed, vested interests, abuse of power, poor ethics, ‘Me first’, and a top-down targeted culture. I still encounter too many organisations that operate by the seat of their pants – no vision, no values, no mission, and no strategy. What do you think characterises modern-day change leadership practice?

Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

Optimists favor ‘ doing more with more ,’ placing bets that higher sales and profits will pay for the added investments in headcount or technologies; we’ve all been there at one time or another. A long time ago, this ethic saved a near-bankrupt company that I had a part in restructuring. To rise from the ashes, our young management team made several tough sacrifices to transform a multi-product, multi-brand operation from generalist to specialist.

5 Leadership Modes for Team Success

Skip Prichard

We are witnessing the most progressive organizations operate as engines for learning. It means shedding the old work ethic in favor of a new ethic of work. It entails operating from a place of what one can learn , not from what one knows. “. Leadership for Tomorrow.

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What It Will Take for Us to Trust AI

Harvard Business

Change, technological or otherwise, always excites the imagination. But in my opinion, we have never known a technology with more potential to benefit society than artificial intelligence. AI systems must be built from the get-go to operate in trust-based partnerships with people. Harnessing the power of machine learning and other technologies. Ethical systems are built around rules, just like computer algorithms. Analytics Technology Digital Article

The Tightrope Google Has to Walk in China

Harvard Business

billion people, the Chinese consumer market is a tempting target for Western technology companies. The recent news that Google is considering a re-entry into China further highlights a troubling balancing act faced by technology companies looking to do business there. The company last entered China in 2006 with a censored search engine, but pulled the plug on the operation four years later after it discovered that human-rights activists’ Gmail accounts had been hacked.

7 Skills That Aren’t About to Be Automated

Harvard Business

Today’s young professionals grew up in an age of mind-boggling technological change, seeing the growth of the internet, the invention of the smartphone, and the development of machine-learning systems. As executives who have spent our lives assessing and implementing digital technology in every type of organization, we often get asked by them: “What should I learn today so that I’ll have a job in the future?” An ethical compass.

The Future of Our Partnership With Machines

Skip Prichard

Jobs most at risk: machine operators and assemblers, clerical workers, elementary occupations, crafts and related trades. Special care should be taken by companies to identify technology vendors, test their solutions, and sort the good from the not so good. The Future of Work.

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The Seven Signs of Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

They all: · Made fact-based decisions · Built great teams · Made ethics a part of the culture · Engaged listeners · Evaluate constantly · Embraced change · Inspired Make fact-based decisions At the start of each morning, Craig Ryden—the CEO of Yankee Candle—would look at the sales from the previous day in great detail. Making ethics a part of the culture A critical trait I noticed in great leaders was a consistent set of ethics.

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How Organizations Can Thrive in the Digital Economy - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM KORN FERRY

Harvard Business

Organizations can now engage with customers and employees like never before, and the virtual environment holds the potential to drive operational efficiencies, save time and money, and open the exploration of new commercial avenues. Open organizations thrive in this climate by being deliberately transparent about their ethics, responsibilities, decisions, and practices. With the digital revolution, value comes from technology, data, and algorithms.

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New Supply Chain Jobs Are Emerging as AI Takes Hold

Harvard Business

While AI will be deployed to manage certain tasks, including higher-level decision making, the technology’s true power is in augmenting human capabilities — and that holds true in the supply chain. How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations. Sustainers who ensure intelligent systems stay true to their original goals without crossing ethical lines or reinforcing bias. Supply chain Analytics Technology Digital Article

Leading in a World of Change: Lessons from Downton Abbey

Great Leadership By Dan

At the same time, the advent of new ground breaking technologies such as electricity and motorization – today we would call them disruptive – allowed the estates to operate with significantly less staff. Accelerating globalization, technology convergence, volatile world financial markets and demands for ethical, environmentally responsible business practices are presenting organizations and their leaders with unprecedented challenges.

Forget Balance: How COVID-19 Drives Home the Importance of Work-Life Blending

Strategy Driven

In my TEDx Talk, Blendification® of Work and Life , I highlight that social, technological, and economic impacts are forcing work and life together. They are typically bringing attention to their work ethic as if it is a badge of honor. Create dedicated technology-driven social events.

3 Questions About AI That Nontechnical Employees Should Be Able to Answer

Harvard Business

How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations. It is often regarded as the kind of technology that only the most clever and most mathematically-minded people can understand and work with. But machine learning is a technological tool like any other: it can be understood on various levels, and can still be used by those whose understanding is incomplete. Technology Analytics Developing employees Digital ArticleTaylor Callery/Getty Images.

We Need to Approach AI Risks Like We Do Natural Disasters

Harvard Business

Today, many companies are exposed to intelligent device risks that could harm both their own operations as well as their customers. Addressing those vulnerabilities will require coordination across a large number of technology service providers and other companies that could catch or spread an AI infection to others, regardless of who is at fault. Information & technology Security & privacy Risk management Digital ArticleJose A. Bernat Bacete/Getty Images.

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Harvard Business

How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations. Drew Conway and I discussed his company Alluvium, which “uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to turn massive data streams produced by industrial operations into insights.” Ethics is among the field’s biggest challenges. At a time when so many of our interactions with the world are dictated by algorithms developed by data scientists, what role does ethics play?

Auditing Algorithms for Bias

Harvard Business

However objective we may intend our technology to be, it is ultimately influenced by the people who build it and the data that feeds it. The field of AI ethics draws an interdisciplinary group of lawyers, philosophers, social scientists, programmers, and others. And it needed to operate alongside existing data science workflows so the innovation process is not hindered. Technology Social responsibility Digital ArticleLaurence Dutton/Getty Images.

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The Right and Wrong Ways to Regulate Self-Driving Cars

Harvard Business

Startups and major tech companies, notably Alphabet’s Google X division , are investing heavily in smart car technology, as are network ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Before long, we’ll stop referring to the underlying technologies involved — including lasers, radar, cameras, embedded sensors, and advanced machine learning software — in terms of what they’re replacing. Harnessing the power of machine learning and other technologies.

Robo-Advisers Are Coming to Consulting and Corporate Strategy

Harvard Business

Companies are both operators and investors. Companies in every industry can benefit from making more data and algorithm-based decisions in areas of internal operations and finance. These robo-advisors may be used to automate certain aspects of risk management and provide decisions that are ethical and compliant with regulation. Shift to providing advice on business models, not just strategy and operations. ” Data Technology Digital Article

When Is It Important for an Algorithm to Explain Itself?

Harvard Business

Advocates for rapid technology adoption often argue that humans are no better at explaining decisions than machines, and so we should table the question to accelerate innovation. Who should be involved in decisions regarding business impact, regulatory compliance, technical approach, and even ethical values when companies integrate machine learning into business operations? Technology Data Digital ArticleMaskot/Getty Images.

Want Less-Biased Decisions? Use Algorithms.

Harvard Business

How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations. But there is a pattern among these critics, which is that they rarely ask how well the systems they analyze would operate without algorithms. There is even an academic conference every year at which researchers not only discuss the ethical and social challenges of machine learning but also present new models and methods for ensuring algorithms have a positive impact on society.

3 Ways AI Is Getting More Emotional

Harvard Business

How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations. Scaling to group settings can have an Orwellian feeling: Concerns about privacy, creativity, and individuality have these experiments playing on the edge of ethical acceptance. ” The discussion around addictive technology is starting to examine the intentions behind voice assistants. Technology Data Digital ArticleWunderfool/Getty Images.

How To Win With People Analytics

HR Digest

What sorts of “insight” are expected from technologies? A new IBM report shows that half of CHROs identified for the study recognize the possibilities for innovation in HR operations and the acquisition and development of talent.

Could Microsoft's First CEO Become Its Third CEO?

Coaching Tip

Any new CEO of Microsoft will need Chairman Bill Gate''s blessing and the board is seeking a leader with a strong technical background along with the work ethic Gates had while he was CEO. . Going back in personal computer (PC) history, Microsoft was once a small programming company that IBM had engaged to write the disk operating system (DOS) for the first IBM PC.

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Case Study: Can an Ethical Bank Support Guns and Fracking?

Harvard Business Review

As the founder and president of a new ethical bank focused on environmental sustainability, Jay McGuane realized that he and his board needed to set guidelines about which loans to approve and which to reject on “values” grounds. Without clear ethics rules, Jay worried that his already divided directors would fall into bitter squabbling, which could lead to resignations, negative media attention, and a flight of investors. What is ‘green’ if not an ethical principle?