The key personality traits that you need to be aware of
According to more than four decades of scientific research, and specifically the Belbin team roles theory, an ideal team is made up of nine different personality profiles. Being able to successfully identify how teams are composed should be a priority for managers who want to improve teamwork, collaboration and productivity. — Let’s summarize how Belbin defines these professional profiles: The coordinator or leader
Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: The Ethical dilemma behind Facial Recognition
U.S. facial biometric identification or facial recognition, along other artificial intelligence applications considered as ‘high-risk’ are about to undergo strict constraints under new rules from the European Union for the next five years, and possibly more. Facial recognition is a controversial form of artificial intelligence that can violate civil liberties…
Swedish self-driving start-up Einride raises $110 million
LONDON, 6 MAY (Reuters) — Einride, a Swedish electric self-driving car startup, announced on Thursday that it has secured $110 million in its latest funding round, which includes new contributions from Maersk’s venture capital arm and Singapore state investor Temasek. — This takes Einride’s overall funding to $150 million, and the new funds will be used to ramp up deployments of the start-up’s significant consumers in Europe and the United States.
Nike CEO shares how Twilio helped with their digital acceleration
“Retail is closed. By definition, digital becomes 100 percent of our open-for-business business.” -Nike CEO John Donahoe — How did one of the world’s digital retail leaders push innovation even further when faced with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic? Through personalized service, customer-driven channels, and keen understanding of how their savvy customers want to communicate. With Twilio Flex, Nike transformed their 35,000 in-store ‘athlete’ customer support…
The cost of distraction
The past few years, work in organizations has increasingly become more complex. As technology evolves and work from home increases, both people’s time and expectations have been stretched. But this has come at the expense of massive distractions such as our smartphone constantly interrupting us. Now more than ever, we need strategies to counteract the distraction and effectively become more productive.
Communication is the foundation
Teamwork aims at a group of well-organized people: each with their own responsibilities, defined tasks and led by a manager, who guides the efforts of the members. When a group of people work towards a previously planned goal, they not only work together with other individuals, but also commit themselves to the company’s objectives. — Those who are capable of working as a team understand the richness of engaging in adequate human relationships in different moments of life. In order to master the how, why and what in order to achieve goals, team members must master communication. This is not to say everyone needs to…
Work team and work group: are they the same?
Organizations usually emphasize teamwork while searching for maximum performance, but oftentimes the effect of this is limited only to the good intentions from senior management. The most efficient work teams have quite defined characteristics, and they differ from work groups. — Having said this, we must ask ourselves what are the differences between a work group and a work team? Or rather: how to evolve from a group to a team?
The Art of value-added collaboration via digitally enabled technology
In the age of virtual team meetings from home, workers are faced by constant challenges to their workflow in the form of varying streams of information, changing assets, unpolished communication and interruptions. When team members are remotely based, an extra layer of effort is required to achieve effective communication and collaboration. — Collaborating effectively within and between multidisciplinary teams is perhaps the most daunting task any modern business will face. According to a Harvard Business Review article, most of the results from effective collaborations come from a minority of employees: only 3% to 5% of employees generate 20% to 35% of value-added…
Digital Technologies in the Public Sector — Integrating Digital Transformation
Understanding the supply and demand of public sector companies in digital transformation and innovation projects in middle-income countries. — The World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends study mentioned that the advent of the Internet in the mid-1990s triggered the rapid spread of e-government systems to automate basic administrative tasks, improve the delivery of public services and promote transparency and accountability. It is claimed that in 2014, all 193 member…