Today's Workforce in the Global Marketplace

Coaching Tip

NO FEAR, an innovative business leadership book by Pekka A. They constantly generate new innovations; they use new networks to solve problems in an innovative manner, provided their interest is piqued. Can I identify with the leadership of the company to the degree that I am ready to ride into battle with them? These employees are asking plenty of questions and they look to the company leadership for answers in a new kind of working culture.

The Art of HR: Building REAL Social Networks

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Social networking has evolved in various formats, using technological advances to allow people to communicate with their network in unique ways. These networks have infiltrated our workforce and have created numerous fluid dynamics in our workforce. Avid social networkers can now create a portfolio of jobs, without relying on one single employer. To teach this, HR must first set an example for the rest of the organization by building its own internal social networks.

Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning

Harvard Business Review

In every aspect of business, we are operating with mental models that have grown outdated or obsolete, from strategy to marketing to organization to leadership. ” But in a networked economy, the nature of strategy, value creation, and competitive advantage change from incremental to exponential. They look to create network effects through ecosystems of customers, suppliers, and partners.

You Need a Community, Not a Network

Harvard Business Review

To get serious results from a network, you need commitment and a continuity of relationships among the participants. To borrow language from the philosopher Avishai Margalit , the web is a “ thin we ” type of network. They have little in common with other members, and they’re reluctant to do much for the network. When networks develop into communities, the results can be powerful. What can leaders do to turn a network into a community?