Culture

HR’s Role in Digital Transformation

We often think about digital transformation as something tackled by the dynamic duo of Marketing and IT. But there needs to be a third — HR. That’s because, while digital transformation appears to be about technology, at its heart it’s about people, and the relationships that are changed because of these digital technologies. Today I examine the key takeaways from a recent Prophet report on the subject.

Why LinkedIn’s Acquisition by Microsoft Will Disrupt the Enterprise Software Market

Originally posted on AltimeterGroup.com. It was a very smart and strategic move for Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn. With its 433 million registered users (and their professional social graphs), not only is LinkedIn a singularly unique asset, its leadership, culture, and organization brings with it a new sense of mission that Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has …

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The Top Digital Transformation Priorities For 2016 – Part 1

Is your organization focused on the right things to drive digital transformation? And I mean a deep, meaningful digital transformation — one where the embrace of digital fundamentally changes an aspect of your business model that results in growth and better profits. Over the past two months, I filtered through hundreds of “top trends and predictions …

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Announcing My New Book The Engaged Leader

My work with CEOs and other leaders has proven time after time that the wisdom and experience a great leader brings to the table are the keys to making his or her digital transformation stick. Any one of the tens or hundreds of digital natives within your organization can teach you to use Twitter, but …

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Creating a Culture of Content — Empowering Your Employees

Content marketing is hot, but it is not solely created by, inspired by, or used by marketing. Rather, content needs exist throughout multiple facets of an organization – think sales, customer services, thought leadership, recruiting, etc. The result: more and more organizations are focused on creating what Altimeter calls a “Culture of Content” (CoC) to …

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How Good Is Your Social Business Governance?

In our research and client work at Altimeter, one of the most misunderstood issues we see is social business governance. I’ve seen it defined as everything from social media policies and risk management to organizational structures. My colleague Ed Terpening and I just published a report on how to think about governance — and in …

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My TED Talk: Leading in the Digital Era

I crossed an item off my bucket list when I gave a TED Talk at TED@IBM on Sept. 23rd. The event was part of the new TED Institute, which partners with companies to create TED-curated events. The title of my talk was “Giving Up Control: Leading in the Digital Era.” One key data point from Gallup …

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Blogging as a State of Mind: Reflections on 10 Years of Blogging

Ten years ago today, I wrote my first blog post, entitled “Blogging as a State of Mind.” I still vividly remember the moment — my palms were sweating as I pressed the “Publish” button on my Typepad blog for the first time. I was excited, but nervous about what was going to happen. What would …

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Help with My New Report: Employee Engagement & Advocacy

I’m passionate about Open Leadership, and the imperative to be open, authentic and transparent in the way we lead. This is all the more important when looking at how to engage employees, and tapping them for the bright shiny object de jour “employee advocacy.” To that end, my colleague Jon Cifuentes and I are working …

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