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  • Addressing Gender Bias in the Workplace: A New Approach

    Addressing Gender Bias in the Workplace: A New Approach

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg once said, “The world has gone social. And women are more social than men.”  This isn't merely Sandberg's opinion. Sandberg has access to copious Facebook data to back up her claims.

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  • 7 Employee Collaboration Lessons We Learned by Cutting Out the Middleman

    7 Employee Collaboration Lessons We Learned by Cutting Out the Middleman

    What if you could obtain real, raw, unfiltered information from your employees about how your collaboration program is actually working today? What if you had the chance to put yourself in the shoes of line workers, field sales reps, headquarters teams, new hires and senior engineers alike?  You’d quickly learn

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  • Where Office 365 and Groups Fit in Your Collaboration Approach

    Where Office 365 and Groups Fit in Your Collaboration Approach

    Do you remember when the geeks referred to Microsoft as the "Evil Empire"? I was one of them. I've been working with SharePoint since it was invented, and let's just say we've had a tumultuous and troubled relationship in the years since.

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  • Drive Productivity With Less Talk, More Decisions

    Drive Productivity With Less Talk, More Decisions

    The late Yankee Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra is regarded as one of the greatest catchers in the history of baseball, as well as one of the greatest coaches.  But Berra is perhaps even better known for his pithy, seemingly logic-defying statements.

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  • Cracking the Collaboration Nut Takes More Than Tools

    Cracking the Collaboration Nut Takes More Than Tools

    To communicate or to collaborate? That is the question for the digital workplace. But for companies, it isn't a binary choice. It's more along the lines of, "How, when and why do we communicate and collaborate in the workplace?" Carrie Basham Young, Talk Social to Me founder, spends a lot

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  • Why True Collaborative Working Is Still a Ways Off

    Why True Collaborative Working Is Still a Ways Off

    Collaboration has been doing the rounds on the business buzzword circuit for some time now. Waves of tools and techniques are already in play, promising to get our employees working in sync, to streamline our workflows and manage all of our business knowledge.

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  • Why Email Remains the King of Communication

    Why Email Remains the King of Communication

    As much as the naysayers will hate to hear it, for communication and collaboration, email still reigns supreme. When I look back at my articles, reports and blogs from the past seven years, I can see how my thinking about email has evolved.

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  • Your Digital Workplace Is a Wicked Problem That Can Be Solved

    Your Digital Workplace Is a Wicked Problem That Can Be Solved

    Building an enterprise-wide digital workplace strategy based on one of the many promising proofs-of-concept available has resulted in a flood of schematic diagrams adorned with enough arrows and interrelated graphics to cause headaches among even the most stalwart.  The outcomes of 10 benchmarking projects by the Digital Workplace Group highlight

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  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

    There was a time — and not too long ago, either — when I remember feeling totally opposed to the whole concept of cloud computing.  As the owner of a small firm that provides development and admin tools to on-premises platforms, the cloud inherently challenged what my company was doing.

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