Case Study: Tim Hockey, a Collaborative & Transparent CEO

Dan Pontefract

collaboration leadership case study CEO td canada trust tim hockey transparentI don’t own their shares. I have never worked for the company. I’m not aware of anyone within my strong or weak tie network that actually holds a position there either.

Case study porn

Euen Semple

A while back I tweeted "Stop reading case study porn and get on with it". OK, maybe I am bit unfair with my dismissal of case studies but when I am asked if I know of companies who are doing really well with social tools I say "Less than you might expect, those who you know of were less successful than they claim, and why not become the one that really makes it work?". And if I thought that waving case studies at nay sayers was going to get me very far I might as well have given up.

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There are three separate threads in Siemens's response to my last post , all of which are fascinating: The thread concerning whether or not the study he published was bad, The thread examining the question of whether universities can be a valuable force for social equity, and My own experiences of the university system. Whether or not the study he published was bad Siemens writes, "Stephen expands on his primary concerns which are about educational research in general."

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MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers

Ross Dawson

MIT Sloan Management Review together with Deloitte have just launched 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project , drawing out some very interesting insights from a survey of almost 3,500 executives from 115 countries.

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A course is not the solution to every problem: Case Study 1

Jane Hart

This is the first of three case studies that shows how courses are not the solution to every learning or performance problem. These posts have been adapted from posts that first appeared on my blog in 2010.

The MIT of Entrepreneurship Studies

Andy McAfee

… is actually a new course being offered to MIT students this summer.

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The Heinz Ketchup Case Study

Jay Cross

My midterm exam in Marketing Management at Harvard B-School was the Heinz Ketchup Case. You, the student, had just been appointed brand manager (we called it product manager back then) for the iconic red condiment.

Attention Data Nerds: The Mobile Mindset Study and More

Beth Kanter

Source: Mobile Mindset Study. The Mobile Mindset Study , a new survey from mobile security developers Lookout using data commissioned from Harris Interactive, has found that three out of five smartphone owners in the U.S.

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The Social Priming Studies in “Thinking Fast and Slow” are not very replicable

Mind Hacks

The argument is that the pattern of 100% significant results is near to impossible, even if the effects known were true, given the weak statistical power of the studies to detect true effects.

Annual M&R Benchmarks Study Released

Beth Kanter

For the past 11 years, this study has gathered comparative metrics from nonprofits on email, social media, social advertising, fundraising, and web engagement. For details about, see the digital ads part of the study. Go download the study now! Research Studies

New CEO Studies: Nuances of Narcissism, Flattery, and Opinion Conformity

Bob Sutton

  The three studies from two articles were done in different ways, but the upshot is that CEOs are swayed heavily by praise and ass-kissing of all kinds, especially narcissists, and the effects aren't pretty.

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a gold-standard study on brain training

Mind Hacks

Yorkshire Post: Brain training study is “truly significant”. The main measure of the study was participants’ own reports of their ability to cope with daily activities. Well there are some potential flaws in this study. The headlines.

5 classic studies of learning

Mind Hacks

I have a piece in the Guardian, ‘ The science of learning: five classic studies ‘ Here’s the intro: A few classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. Or is there a classic study of learning I missed?

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On the challenges of studying suicide

Mind Hacks

Nature has an important article on why virtually no-one is trying to develop treatments to prevent suicide because research with such high-risk patients is almost impossible to get approved.

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The cognitive science of how to study

Mind Hacks

Researchers from the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab at UCLA have created a fantastic video on the cognitive science of how to study. Happy studying. Link to Pro Tips: How to Study on vimeo. Despite the fact that we now know loads about what makes for optimal learning, it’s rarely applied by students who are trying to learn a subject or ace a test. This is a short, clear, helpful video on exactly that.

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Crowdsourcing for social development and economic opportunity: Case study of Malaysia

Ross Dawson

The post Crowdsourcing for social development and economic opportunity: Case study of Malaysia appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup. According to the study, 92% of the nonprofit professionals we surveyed are using content marketing.

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National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I had pleasure of facilitating a panel discussion in October at the recent Grantmakers in the Arts pre-conference on technology and media with Rory MacPherson where I learned about some of the preliminary study result he discovered. Research Studies

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A medical study of the Haitian zombie

Mind Hacks

We hear a lot about zombies these days – in films, in music and even in philosophy – but many are unaware that in 1997 The Lancet published a medical study of three genuine Haitian zombies. The cases studies were reported by British anthropologist Roland Littlewood and Haitian doctor Chavannes Douyon and concerned three individuals identified as zombies after they had apparently passed away. Link to locked case study in The Lancet.

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New Study: Helpful and Friendly Co-Workers Can Keep You Alive.

Bob Sutton

» New Study: Helpful and Friendly Co-Workers Can Keep You Alive. Tiffany West from the World Economic Forum just alerted me to an intriguing new study that suggests having the right co-workers can help us live longer, while having the wrong ones might kill us.    This study suggests that, they longer you stay around such people, the more your health will suffer, and eventually, your risk of an early death will rise. This is a troubling study for assholes.or

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Make study more effective, the easy way

Mind Hacks

If you’re a student, what I’m about to tell you will let you change how you study so that it is more effective, more enjoyable and easier. If you are a student the implication of this study and those like it is clear : don’t stress yourself with revision where you read and re-read textbooks and course notes. Decades old research into how memory works should have revolutionised University teaching. It didn’t.

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Case study: Using project management for effective crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

The chapter opens with an excellent case study of how Nick McMenemy uses crowd platforms to drive his startup Virdium. I gained plenty of insights and new ideas in my interview of him, which I condensed into the case study, reproduced below. Case study: How Nick McMenemy runs virtual teams. [This post first appeared on the Getting Results From Crowds book website].

How Do World Leaders Use Twitter? New Findings from Annual Twiplomacy Study

Beth Kanter

The research is conducted annually by Burson-Marsteller and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of their study released today. You can view the full results of the study here.

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Does studying economics make you more selfish?

Mind Hacks

Studying human behaviour can be like a dog trying to catch its own tail. Research on economics students showed this in action: textbooks describing facts and theories about human behaviour can affect the people studying them. One group who have been found to free ride more than others in repeated studies is people who have studied economics. Men have previously been found to be more self-interested in such tests, and more men study economics than women.

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Study: Increased customer expectations are driving corporate uptake of social media

Ross Dawson

One of the pointed themes that emerged from the study was that customer expectations are driving uptake of social media and digital intiatives.

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Case Study 2 – How a training course is not the solution to every problem

Jane Hart

Following Monday’s post, How to break out of the “course is the solution to every problem” mindset: make courses the exception rather than the rule, this is the second of three case studies that shows how courses are not the solution to every learning or performance problem. These case studies have been adapted from posts [.].

Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, MIT professor Joseph Sussman addressed these issues in a lecture - Complex Sociotechnical Systems: The Case for a New Field of Study. In his lecture, which can be seen here , Professor Sussman says that it is not enough for us to study complex sociotechnical systems. But, asks Sussman, is there enough intellectual content in complex sociotechnical systems (CSS) to justify the creation of a new field of study? “Are

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth Kanter

There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff.

More Evidence of Self-Enhancement Bias: New Study of Tailgating

Bob Sutton

For better and worse, one of the most well-established studies in the behavioral sciences is that we human-beings tend to have inflated and often wildly inaccurate evaluations of our skills and actions -- this is sometimes called self-enhancement bias. 

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Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education

Ross Dawson

At the conference I wrote about the case study of Queensland Police , which is a great example of government bodies creating value through social media. I’m at the launch meeting of the social media community of practice set up by Institute of Public Administration NSW (IPAA).

I predict a riot (based on a single study)

Mind Hacks

A group of black bloc researchers fed up with the lack of interest in replicating psychology studies has set up a strike force called the The Reproducibility Project that will recreate all 2008 studies from three major cognitive science journals. The Chronicle of Higher Education covers the project that’ll check-out the replicability of well-known studies.

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The Social Priming Studies in “Thinking Fast and Slow” are not very replicable

Mind Hacks

The argument is that the pattern of 100% significant results is near to impossible, even if the effects known were true, given the weak statistical power of the studies to detect true effects.

Insights and real-life case studies in effective crowdfunding for change

Ross Dawson

This evening I spoke at the Crowdfunding for Change event run by Avis Mulhall ‘s Think Act Change.

Metropolitan IQ and Urban metabolism: Great case studies of innovative, collaborative cities

Ross Dawson

It draws on 16 excellent case studies of how to develop “metropolitan IQ” and a healthy “urban metabolism” (analogies I of course love), including both international and Australian examples. Case Study 13: UTS/South Sydney – Creative Digital Innovation Precinct.

Money for Good Study: Sharing Information About Your Org’s Results Can Attract More Donors

Beth Kanter

GuideStar and Hope Consulting have released the results of new study, Money for Good II (MFGII). The study also states that donors want to be able to obtain this information from third-party portals and 53 percent of donors survyed want to use such sites.

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How TELUS Engages Employees Through Pervasive Learning

Dan Pontefract

SAP was kind enough to interview me and produce a case study related to the Pervasive Learning model at TELUS, and its alignment to culture and employee engagement. You can download a copy of the case study by clicking here or on the graphic to the right.

Study: Global comparisons of news consumption and shifting channels

Ross Dawson

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford has just published the very interesting 110 page Digital News Report 2013 , which draws on an extensive survey of news consumption across nine major countries.

The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related.

Bob Sutton

Wisdom from Stanfords Jim March on the Numbing Effect of Business Schools » The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related Thoughts.    In particular, I was reminded of a very old study called "The Effects of Changes in Roles on the Attitudes of Role Occupants," which was published by Seymour Lieberman in Human Relations in 1956. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech.

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Case Study No 3: a course doesn’t solve every problem:

Jane Hart

Following Monday’s post, How to break out of the “course is the solution to every problem” mindset: make courses the exception rather than the rule, this is the third of three case studies that shows how courses are not the solution to every learning or performance problem. These case studies have been adapted from posts [.].

Where is the study of what we do?

Mark Oehlert

Case studies, accounting, finance, the works. Then something happened and instead of going on to get my MBA, I decided that I wanted to study history and anthropology so off to grad school.

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