I just had such a great Out-Of-Box-Experience. My experience was with a new desk chair, manufactured by SPACE . I ordered it online, so of course, it came needing to be assembled. When I opened the box, I got the usual assortment of parts and fasteners, with one brilliant difference. Instead of the bag o’
Author Archives: Valerie Bock
If you are like many readers (and this author!) your may first need to find out “What the heck is ESI?” Electronically Stored Information is what the lawyers call all that stuff we knowledge workers produce that lives on our local machines, in the corporate network, in the cloud, and these days, on wearable devices.
The folks at Bersin by Deloitte have a brief out about how talent analytics can be harnessed to improve decision making in the human resources arena. They’ve taken a look at some of the new predictive analytics products designed to model retention, performance, leadership and succession planning, and career planning. Wisely, Bersin cautions HR Leaders
I recently picked up a copy of Harvard Business Review’s Ten Must-Reads On Teams. Lynda Gratton and Tamara J. Erickson note in Eight Ways to Build Collaborative Teams that teams are getting larger, more complex, and more virtual, and that each of these factors mitigates AGAINST successful collaboration. Virtual teams do not witness the highly
Like many of you, I receive a lot of invitations to industry conferences. These days, it’s fashionable to include a video of people talking about the conference and how cool it is. I don’t usually click, preferring to get this sort of information via text, but today, for some reason, I watched the video. I
Katie Everson at Chief Learning Officer posed this question recently. She was reflecting on the difference in MBA work produced by students who were returning to school after a decade or more of experience and those who were coming straight out of undergrad. Unsurprisingly, those with work experience were a better able to make concrete
I’m finally getting around to updating my website to reflect the 21st Century. Thanks for stopping by!
The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article ostensibly designed to be of help to job seekers who might be facing discrimination. As a middle-aged female IT professional who has been participating in social media sites since they were called “bulletin-board systems,” I can’t help but observe that the illustration chosen for the article, which
The Elearning Media Group recently released its Research Advisory Group Report on the Corporate Segment. It’s a fascinating snapshot, indicating where 268 non-public-sector respondents see things going. It’s worth noting that although most respondents indicated they had a role in tool selection, 51% are trainer/teacher/educators, which is to say they are authoring and delivering training,
The Wall Street Journal reported today Mercedes-Benz is investing $19 million in China to build its biggest training facility in the world for car dealers as it strives to catch up with rivals Audi AG and BMW AG Mercedes expects to add 100 new distribution outlets this year to bring the total to 440. That’s