Decision Making Scenarios

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This ''law of love'' is identified in many different ways--for example, in Wayne Baker''s bestseller, " Achieving Success Through Social Capital " (Jossey-Bass), this law of love in the workplace is described as the "law of reciprocity.". This tit-for-tat mode of operation can produce success, but it doesn''t invoke the power of reciprocity and so fails to yield extraordinary success.". Achieving Success Through Social Capital " by Wayne Baker. “

New World Companies: The Future Of Capitalism

Strategy Driven

Throughout the years, I have revised my description of these timeframes in a company’s life to take into account the emergence of what I call social response capitalism. I became increasingly aware of the financial ramifications of social response capitalism while working with new world companies. Whatever companies produce, they must do so with fewer financial and operational risks than their competitors. This is social response capitalism.

The Law of Reciprocity

Coaching Tip

This ''law of love'' is identified in many different ways--for example, in Wayne Baker''s bestseller, " Achieving Success Through Social Capital " , this law of love in the workplace is described as the "law of reciprocity.". This tit-for-tat mode of operation can produce success, but it doesn''t invoke the power of reciprocity and so fails to yield extraordinary success.". Are you putting the Law of Reciprocity to work for you?

Build a Simple System to Achieve Success

Coaching Tip

By being selective as to who we let into our social networks, we retain the ability of instantly collaborating with many people across time zones and borders. Effective social networks that are built on the "law of reciprocity" flourish.

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Givers give without expectation of immediate return.

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This 'law of love' is identified in many different ways--for example, in Wayne Baker's bestseller, " Achieving Success Through Social Capital " (Jossey-Bass), this law of love in the workplace is described as the "law of reciprocity.". Your Social Media Press Kit.

Elizabeth Pieters accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

N2Growth Blog

Liz Pieters serves as Chief People Officer at N2Growth and is responsible for N2Growth’s people strategy and operations worldwide. Forbes Human Resources Council is an Invitation-Only Community for HR Executives Across All Industries.

The Serendipity Machine

Mills Scofield

” By opening its lounge to the growing network of independent professionals, Seats2meet.com began to build an interface between its business and the wealth of social networks. It is an attitude of openness and sharing that anyone operating within a social network needs to have anyway.

Is there a code to attraction?

Coaching Tip

This 'law of love' is identified in many different ways--for example, in Wayne Baker's bestseller, " Achieving Success Through Social Capital " (Jossey-Bass), this law of love in the workplace is described as the "law of reciprocity.". This tit-for-tat mode of operation can produce success, but it doesn't invoke the power of reciprocity and so fails to yield extraordinary success.". There is a code and it may not be what you expect.

Leading for Innovation: Why Fighting Fires Burns Down the House

LDRLB

Today’s innovators know that services, business models, collaboration, relationships, networks, knowledge, and social capital are the keys to the future. And besides, they say, there are too many operational challenges requiring attention so they don’t have the “luxury” to think long-term. This is a guest post form Soren Kaplan.

Leading for Innovation: Why Fighting Fires Burns Down the House

LDRLB

Today’s innovators know that services, business models, collaboration, relationships, networks, knowledge, and social capital are the keys to the future. And besides, they say, there are too many operational challenges requiring attention so they don’t have the “luxury” to think long-term. This is a guest post form Soren Kaplan.

How Corporate HQ Can Get More from Innovation Outposts

Harvard Business Review

They received generous expat remuneration packages and the tremendous opportunity to create their own social capital by meeting entrepreneurs and venture capitalists and being exposed to the frontier of ideas and technologies. Unhindered, they quickly amassed valuable social capital through an array of personal and professional relationships, as well as local intelligence and insights. The company no longer has any operations at all in Silicon Valley.

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Badges? We Don’t Need No LinkedIn Badges

Harvard Business Review

To me this means that he has, in essence, made the calculation that the use of social networks will replace the “badges” that my generation valued to determine reputation. Having spurned Eric Schmidt’s advice from SXSW that everyone should go to college, he has begun to stockpile the social capital that will power the post-industrial revolution. Sam introduced me to a useful way of thinking about these intermediaries, what he called social “hacks.”

How to Respond When You’re Left Out of Important Meetings

Harvard Business Review

Send the host of the meeting an email, saying you wanted to check in about the meeting in question (let’s call it the Operations Update meeting). “Dear Annika, do you have 15 minutes to chat about the Operations Update? ” Instead try something along the lines of “I noticed that I’m not on the attendee list for the weekly operations meeting. We’ve all been left off the invite list before.

Marketing Is Dead

Harvard Business Review

Many people in traditional marketing roles and organizations may not realize they're operating within a dead paradigm. Third, in today's increasingly social media-infused environment, traditional marketing and sales not only doesn't work so well, it doesn't make sense.

3 Things the Most Creative Leaders Do

Harvard Business Review

I’ve paid attention to how the best of them operate — how they nurture creativity all around them — and I’ve noticed three things: They build core enthusiast communities inside and outside of their organizations.

Companies That Do Right by Their Workers Start by Elevating Their Definition of Success

Harvard Business Review

Make no mistake: John Lewis and Waitrose are bold and aggressive players in their respective marketplaces, known for high-touch service and booming internet operations. Just as noteworthy, John Lewis operates as a full-fledged democracy that distributes power up and down the ranks. ” As one senior executive explained to me, “The focus of most companies is to improve their financial capital. Our focus is on social capital.”

Don’t Write Off the (Western) Focused Firm Yet

Harvard Business Review

In our opinion, which of the two is the more successful depends on the context in which the business operates. Finally, when you are at the conglomerate stage, they relate to social capital, as you move talent across internal boundaries and leverage personal relations with politicians, government officials, investors and other external parties who can greatly facilitate or obstruct your plans–not necessarily with the greater good in mind.

Reimagining Capitalism

Harvard Business Review

While the global financial meltdown and its aftershocks have unleashed a flood of indignation, condemnation, and protest upon Wall Street, the crisis has exposed a deeper distrust and implacable resentment of capitalism itself. Capitalism might be the greatest engine of prosperity and progress ever devised, but in recent years, individuals and communities have grown increasingly disgruntled with the implicit contract that governs the rights and responsibilities of business. SOCIAL.

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What Business Should Do about Occupy Wall Street

Harvard Business Review

The global financial crisis that continues to send shock waves across the world unfortunately represents the ugly face of capitalism today. The failure of free-market economic models in creating social equity, thereby perpetuating islands of affluence amidst a sea of deprivation, is the root cause of the growing public anger on the global corporate community. The clarion call is out for "humane and inclusive" capitalism. Corporate social responsibility India Leadership

Do You Know Who Holds Your Office Together?

Harvard Business Review

Psychologists call this relationship-building “social affiliation” or “ tending ,” and it helps sustain both health and wealth. At the other end of the spectrum, Amazon’ s been highly criticized for a dog-eat-dog culture that willfully ignores the social niceties.

The More You Energize Your Coworkers, the Better Everyone Performs

Harvard Business Review

In one case, two operational leaders at Kelly Services, a workforce solutions firm, created a Business Resource Group to promote leadership development and increase employee engagement. As Dutton and Heaphy describe, the leaders focused on building high-quality connections and strengthening social capital as ways to improve the leadership pipeline. Marion Barraud for HBR. How much energy do you have at work? Do you feel invigorated and engaged or down and disengaged?

Exploiting Beauty in the Workplace

Harvard Business Review

Catherine Hakim, a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics, has shattered the last great taboo of the workplace: professional women should use their "erotic capital" — beauty, sex appeal, charm, dress sense, liveliness, and fitness — to get ahead at work. Women, she says, are more charming, more graceful in social interaction, and have more social intelligence than men, but they don't exploit those advantages.

Use a Brand Council to Help Steer Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Brand-building is a function that business leaders, owners, and general managers – the people responsible for the culture, core operations, and customer experiences of an organization – must drive. On occasion, these senior executives may designate lieutenants to sit on the brand council as their representatives, but they ensure the designees have the social capital, as well as the authority, to participate fully.

What Africa's Entrepreneurs Can Teach the World

Harvard Business Review

It's becoming ever clearer that entrepreneurship is the answer to the vexing economic questions facing Africa today: job creation, capital formation, skills acquisition, taxation-based self-sufficiency, quality of governance-demand, and of course social inclusion. This is simply because being in a job appears to trigger latent entrepreneurship, and also because there is a more intensive re-investment of social capital to generate financial capital than is customary in the West.

How Apple Stores Can Keep From Turning Sour

Harvard Business Review

Apple is now looking for someone to head up its retail operations, but some candidates have expressed wariness, saying that the company''s top brass lack clear plans for the stores. I''m not talking about a social media effort of some sort.

Building a Network That Works Takes Work

Harvard Business Review

There's literature galore on this topic, including a notable piece by HBS professor Linda Hill and her colleague Kent Lineback on the importance of networking , whether for operational (getting things done day-to-day), developmental (furthering your career), or strategic (interacting with people on the horizons of your world that you don't need right now, but may) purposes. Last month at SXSW Interactive , I ran into Dave McClure , one of the most influential angel investors on the planet.

Case Study: Is Holacracy for Us?

Harvard Business Review

And although senior managers’ remuneration was tied to Contect’s overall sales and operating profits, the head office had relatively little control over the 30,000 projects the company had underway at any given time. But it would take a lot of social capital. Rogier Maes, the CEO of Contect, wrapped up his year-beginning speech to all the company’s employees. Listening, Derek Melis, his friend and CFO, was relieved.

People Are Angry About Globalization. Here’s What to Do About It.

Harvard Business Review

Both in terms of operations and organization, this is certainly responsive to a more protectionist environment. executives feel that they do not generally seem to have the kind of social capital that would cushion against a big sociopolitical backlash. A 2013 Pew Research survey found that business executives ranked ninth out of 10 professions in terms of social contribution, only placing ahead of lawyers. The U.S.

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

Social awareness: According to Goleman, the competencies associated with being socially aware are Empathy, Organizational Awareness, and Service. PMs have to have a deep understanding of how the organization operates and must build social capital to influence the success of their product – from obtaining budget and staffing to securing a top engineer to work on their product. Aron Vellekoop Len/Getty Images.