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  1. ProducerPaul Netscher

    Paul Netscher

    16/10/2016
    Construction demands good communication
    Construction demands good communicationAs a child we played a game which I’m sure many of you played. We sat in a circle and one person whispered a message in to their neighbour’s ear who then passed the message to their neighbour by whispering in their ear, who passed the message on,...
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    Paul Netscher
    23/10/2016 #2 Paul Netscher
    #1 Thanks Lisa for adding your experience to the conversation. A lesson for all of us - make sure you read and understand the contracts you sign and ask questions if you aren't sure of anything. Don't make assumptions.
    Lisa Gallagher
    16/10/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Very thorough article @Paul Netscher. I agree, good communication is vital. This not construction work related but contractor work- we once hired a company to remove all of our shrubs and replace them with new shrubs. The man was in his late 70's (the owner) of this large landscaping business. We had a contract but it was explicit enough to cover us. We placed too much faith in this man because of his age and he appeared to be a man of his word. They never came back to take care of the new shrubs the next summer as promised (it wasn't in the contract) and he also planted shrubs we did not agree on- again the contract was too vague. We learned a lesson with that one. He charged us A LOT of money, so it was a major disappointment that his word was not sincere. That was our fault in the end.
  2. Renée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    22/09/2016
    Ten Ways to Communicate Changes in Your Organization
    Ten Ways to Communicate Changes in Your Organization Ten quick tips to facilitate organizational...
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    Renée Cormier
    23/09/2016 #16 Renée Cormier
    #14 Thanks, @Fatima Williams. Hoping to catch yours.
    Renée Cormier
    23/09/2016 #15 Renée Cormier
    Thank you, @John White, MBA, for sharing my live buzz. I have been having difficulty editing my profile and adding extra links.
    Fatima Williams
    23/09/2016 #14 Fatima Williams
    This is great @Renée Cormier Lovely to see you on live buzz ☺
    John White, MBA
    23/09/2016 #12 John White, MBA
    Hi @Renée Cormier: Lovely live buzz! I just tweeted it out. You should add your twitter profile to your beBee account so that when people tweet your buzzes you get notified!
    Renée Cormier
    22/09/2016 #11 Renée Cormier
    Thank you for sharing this, @Graham Edwards.
    Graham Edwards
    22/09/2016 #10 Graham Edwards
    Thanks @Renée Cormier. Great tips. The beBee live video looks like a great way get the message across.
    Renée Cormier
    22/09/2016 #9 Renée Cormier
    #8 Yes, sadly, not everyone gets it. ;(
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    22/09/2016 #8 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Very good presentation. I have yet to see an organization with an employees intranet application. I once recommended that and management thought it wasn't such a good idea..
    Itziar Ruiz López
    22/09/2016 #7 Itziar Ruiz López
    The communications is very important. We use a lot of ways to improve it. The Newsletter works so nice. Thank you for your Live Buzz!!!
    Renée Cormier
    22/09/2016 #6 Renée Cormier
    Thanks for sharing, @Javier beBee and @Charles David Upchurch
    Javier beBee
    22/09/2016 #4 Javier beBee
    #3 yes @Renée Cormier. Thanks a lot. Much appreciated
    Renée Cormier
    22/09/2016 #3 Renée Cormier
    #2 Did you like the plug I gave to beBee? Spreading the love!
    Javier beBee
    22/09/2016 #2 Javier beBee
    Great tips !
  3. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    05/07/2016
    4 Ways to Improve Communication Across Departments at Your Property
    4 Ways to Improve Communication Across Departments at Your Property“You did what?”You snarl at your marketing manager.Once again, the marketing team has oversold their sponsorships. This error attacks your budget. It forces you to be reactive.But, what has you upset the most is that they decided to tell you this...
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  4. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Why Workforce Diversity is Simply Good Business
    Why Workforce Diversity is Simply Good BusinessMost savvy employers understand the business case for diversity, which has been well documented over the years ad nauseam. But not every company has gotten the message.It should be evident by now that diverse employees bring diverse ideas and...
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    Brian McKenzie
    31/07/2016 #38 Brian McKenzie
    "Talented job candidates, if passed over for discriminatory reasons, may end up working for the competition and, ultimately, costing your company money via lost revenue." Точно, Я даже все ёще не могу представлять что дальше жить В Америке опять.
    Brian McKenzie
    31/07/2016 #37 Brian McKenzie
    Talent is Global, the market place is international - I am not diverse enough to be of consideration in the American HR / ATS / EEOC intersection of quota vortex. Hell, as a white guy, middle aged, of non LGBT affiliation, with no disabilities, nor criminal record - I am of the set that is the last vestige of condoned and encouraged discrimination; apparently I am slathered in privilege as well. I am nobody's diversity rainbow widget. 8?/ If it wasn't for my foreign language and living overseas - I wouldn't be employed at all.
    Cepee Tabibian
    06/07/2016 #35 Cepee Tabibian
    How does your company rank when it comes to workforce diversity?
    David B. Grinberg
    30/06/2016 #34 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks again for the vigorous debate & discussion, your latest comments are appreciated @Mark Tillman Davis (no insults or fowl language, please, let's hold beBee to higher standards of civil discourse) @Jeffrey Boxer @Loribeth Pierson @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Teresa Gezze @Lada Prkic. Now, let me try to clarify this in the hope that we can all reach some common ground here:

    Equal opportunity and workforce diversity are NOT about quotas, statistics or passing up the most qualified employees and applicants. It's all about what I call the "Freedom to Compete" on -- yes -- a fair and level playing field. To use a runners analogy, this means that all qualified employees and applicants get a place at the starting line to run the marathon. There is no predetermined outcome of who wins. Only the most talented and qualified person wins the marathon, based strictly on qualifications and merit. But no qualified individual should be explicitly or implicitly excluded from having the "opportunity" to run due to factors such as color, race, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, gender, religion, etc. Does this make sense?
    Mark Tillman Davis
    30/06/2016 #33 Mark Tillman Davis
    #30 @Jeffery Boxer, you're reply is both incorrect and stupid. 1) There is no such thing as a level playing field. 2) Artificially helping one group comes at the expense of another group. 3) Not everyone wins no matter how hard they try. 4) Life's tough. It's even tougher when you are a perpetual victim.
    Loribeth Pierson
    30/06/2016 #31 Loribeth Pierson
    I agree discrimination has no place in the workplace or any place. But we all know it happens every day. I agree with @Sarah Elkins maybe, just maybe we can get past the labels. Thank you, @David B. Grinberg for sharing your post and thoughts.
    Jeffrey Boxer
    30/06/2016 #30 Jeffrey Boxer
    #29 And what you are describing is separate but equal
    Mark Tillman Davis
    30/06/2016 #29 Mark Tillman Davis
    #27 No @Jeffrey Boxer, what your describing is "equality of outcome" not equal opportunity.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    30/06/2016 #28 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #19 So? What do we do? If it's a tie, we should not choose anyone lest we offend someone? Please, nowadays you can't take a breath without offending someone. Real prejudice still exists. The rest of need to grow thicker skins.
    Jeffrey Boxer
    30/06/2016 #27 Jeffrey Boxer
    #19 Mark, I'm going to take up the mantle for @Teresa Gezze. I think "all things equal, choose the minority" is a really tired characterization of the issue. First off, because all things being equal, the white male is almost always the one that is chosen. 99% of Fortune 500 CEOs are white, and there is a reason for that. Harvard only admits students with the most AP credits (which excludes students that did not have access to those classes), then companies only hire Ivy League kids because they are the most "qualified" and the cycle continues. You call it social engineering, I call it ensuring equal opportunity and allowing for social mobility. Like @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian says, diversity "should" be automatic. Until then, this makes sense to me.
    Jeffrey Boxer
    30/06/2016 #26 Jeffrey Boxer
    I worked on the editorial board of a newspaper in the Boston area that was far whiter than the community that we served. Every one of us was talented and "deserved" to be there, but the stories we covered (naturally) skewed towards what we knew. A college journalism student with the right background and language skills would have been a way more useful hire for us than a Pulitzer Prize winner. I think that holds true across a lot of different fields. To me, the value of workplace diversity is obvious. Thank you for the post, @David B. Grinberg!
    Lada Prkic
    30/06/2016 #25 Lada Prkic
    I work at the university, which is a place of such workforce diversity you wrote about. For me, it is an example of positive working environment in every way. But, as you said @David B. Grinberg, too often this is not the case.
    David B. Grinberg
    30/06/2016 #24 David B. Grinberg
    #23 Thanks for the excellent observations, @Sarah Elkins, I appreciate your valuable feedback -- as always!
    Sarah Elkins
    29/06/2016 #23 Sarah Elkins
    You know I believe in a diverse workforce, @David B. Grinberg! I wish, though, that you had stayed with the original theme here: The value of a diverse workforce. As soon as you tread into the "because it's the law" and statistics showing that discrimination exists, you lost half of your audience to defensiveness and frustration. The drum beat must be about the value of diversity, not the consequences of discrimination, I think. Share the advantages and continue to prove the value and maybe, just maybe, we can get past the labels.
    David B. Grinberg
    29/06/2016 #22 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for your constructive comments and vigorous debate on this important issue. You all make strong and impressive points with conviction. I would just say that with the increasing diversity in the USA populace -- with Hispanics/Latinos and Asians being the fastest growing demographic groups -- I believe the workforce diversity question will ultimately resolve itself IF employers base their recruiting, hiring and advancement decisions strictly based on talent and merit alone. Discrimination has no place in the workplace or any place.

    I would further note the affirmative actions for private employers in voluntarily under the law and employment quotas are unlawful unless ordered by a court (which is rare). Thus, employers should hire and promote the best talent available, regardless of any non-job related factors. Thanks again for your valuable comments, which are most appreciated. @Rod Loader @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Teresa Gezze @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Mark Tillman Davis @Brian McKenzie @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Arnie McKinnis
    Qamar Ali Khan
    29/06/2016 #21 Qamar Ali Khan
    Very well written post @David B. Grinberg! You selected a very important, but highly neglected, point to be essentially considered in employment environment. I have managed large teams of diverse workers and employees. I saw diversity as a great asset, if properly handled. I agree with all the advantages you mentioned. Plus diversity raises the sense of responsibility in terms of better performance in employees. Employees belonging to different environments have their own and unique mindset individually about something. Some daily or even unique, issues need a different approach that might not be possible to emerge from the thoughts of a local employee. The specific problem can be well-tackled by an employee from another and different environment, as they might be used to such problems. Thank you David for such an excellent piece.
    Qamar Ali Khan
    29/06/2016 #20 Qamar Ali Khan
    Very well written post @David B. Grinberg! You selected a very important, but highly neglected, point to be essentially considered in employment environment. I have managed large teams of diverse workers and employees. I saw diversity as a great asset, if properly handled. I agree with all the advantages you mentioned. Plus diversity raises the sense of responsibility in terms of better performance in employees. Employees belonging to different environments have their own and unique mindset individually about something. Some daily or even unique, issues need a different approach that might not be possible to emerge from the thoughts of a local employee. The specific problem can be well-tackled by an employee from another and different environment, as they might be used to such problems. Thank you David for such an excellent piece.
    Mark Tillman Davis
    29/06/2016 #19 Mark Tillman Davis
    #18 @Teresa Gezze So rather than have the courage to just say "all things being equal, choose someone other than the white guy" out of some misguided sense of serving a great good, you choose to retreat from an indefensible position. Got it. Any decision, no matter how well intended, that seeks to choose/give preference to one person over another that is based upon any factor(s) other than the required criteria/qualifications, discriminates against some person and/or group.
    Teresa Gezze
    29/06/2016 #18 Teresa Gezze
    #17 #17 I used the quotation marks because I think that point comes as a given - and the point I’m trying to get across is a different one -. So, I would rather just leave my opinion there to not change the focus of what I was trying to state. Nice talking to you all, bees.
    Mark Tillman Davis
    29/06/2016 #17 Mark Tillman Davis
    #16 @Teresa Gezze What exactly is a "non-diverse" person?
  5. ProducerRogerio Pitzer

    Rogerio Pitzer

    27/06/2016
    Knowledge Management - how does that fit in?
    Knowledge Management - how does that fit in?A few weeks ago I found myself thinking about this issue while designing the new structure of business processes for the company I currently work for. Not that I was not aware where I was inserted into the structure but asked myself: for...
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    Qamar Ali Khan
    27/06/2016 #1 Qamar Ali Khan
    This is a beautiful illustration of knowledge management Rogerio! I agree with your perspective in general. In my personal opinion, a lot to be done to define the knowledge management as a distinctive discipline. Thanks for sharing!
  6. ProducerManuel Breschi

    Manuel Breschi

    21/06/2016
    Salesforce.com outage: the beginning of the end?
    Salesforce.com outage: the beginning of the end?On May 10, 2016, the famous " No Software " slogan had a renewed meaning in the enterprise business - there was actually no software at all for many Salesforce customers out there for almost an entire day, caused by an outage and service...
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    Manuel Breschi
    25/06/2016 #7 Manuel Breschi
    #5 thanks Qamar Ali Khan
    Manuel Breschi
    25/06/2016 #6 Manuel Breschi
    #2 yes Neal Rauhauser, this has actually been the original reason why Salesforce.com has not rooted in Europe until 2007-2008
    Qamar Ali Khan
    25/06/2016 #5 Qamar Ali Khan
    Excellent work Manuel Breschi! The real concept of could computing was kept behind the clouds when this computing and storage system was gradually introduced. It's a totally unethical practice if the users are compelled to store each and everything on cloud (another computer of somebody else's). This is a breach of privacy. I wonder why such practices have not been challenged in courts. There must be clear, sound, and healthy regulations about them. I saw the comments below, and I agree with Neal Rauhauser's point of view.
    Gerald Hecht
    25/06/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @Neal Rauhauser bullseye !
    Gerald Hecht
    25/06/2016 #3 Gerald Hecht
    @Manuel Breschi the first step down was calling (what use to be called) a server farm, than a data center --"The Cloud"...it's excellent psychology though; a great psycholinguistic trick to turn human beings into lemmings
    Mohamed Amroussi
    25/06/2016 #1 Mohamed Amroussi
    The strategy of have more and more and more , can be destructive