The Need to Optimize Human Resource’s Resources | by Jesse de Agustin


by Jesse de Agustin | @emonalytics
Methodology Advisor
http://revealingengagement.com

Measuring subconscious emotional responses are not only useful when engaging a customer group but also when hiring employees. Traditional personality surveys, behavioral questioning, both in discussion and survey formats, and computerized software give limited applicant insight. Applicant tracking systems are powerful tools; yet especially with organization’s increasing emphasis on ensuring culture fit, the face to face interview is critical – because this is where emotion – both conscious and subconscious are center stage. Interviewers might be aware of  how to ‘read’ generalities of body language, but the advice is often incorrect.  For instance, just become someone looks down, doesn’t mean they’re hiding something.

The typical human resources practices are in need of optimization in terms of how they’re targeted at understanding actual human behavior.

Optimizing Human Resource’s Resources

Personality tests are often used in the hiring process, and are typically administered online. They attempt to delve into specific traits that apply to applicant’s behavior at work, and interpersonal behavior. [1] While these tests can be useful for jobs where teamwork is important, applicants can also easily “fake” responses based upon social norms, or what they believe the employer is “looking for.” Moreover, an eye tracking study shows that all ‘dimensions of personality were fakeable.’ Leer más “The Need to Optimize Human Resource’s Resources | by Jesse de Agustin”

Retro Video/DOS Games For The Weekend

We thought we’d do something a bit different for the weekend, because not everybody is actually working during the weekend. And even if we do, we deserve a break from time to time. For just this occasion, we have poured across the four corners of the Web and amassed a collection of retro games to help you make the absolute most of your break time this weekend… and possibly any break time you take from this day forth.

Now you’re ready to take some time off and unplug, let’s stroll down memory lane, the gaming way. Focusing on the days of the old DOS-based games, we sourced some emulators so that you could revisit your old favorites once again without having to downgrade your machine. So flex some willpower (or kiss your weekend goodbye) and dive into the deep end of this DOS-day throwback to get your ROM on.


We thought we’d do something a bit different for the weekend, because not everybody is actually working during the weekend. And even if we do, we deserve a break from time to time. For just this occasion, we have poured across the four corners of the Web and amassed a collection of retro games to help you make the absolute most of your break time this weekend… and possibly any break time you take from this day forth.

Now you’re ready to take some time off and unplug, let’s stroll down memory lane, the gaming way. Focusing on the days of the old DOS-based games, we sourced some emulators so that you could revisit your old favorites once again without having to downgrade your machine. So flex some willpower (or kiss your weekend goodbye) and dive into the deep end of this DOS-day throwback to get your ROM on.

Game Showcase

Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia is a 2-D platformer with run and jump game play. Your hero must avoid deadly traps, solve some simple puzzles and engage in sword fights with guards. As the hero, you have an infinite number of lives, but you have to restart the level every time you die, and you must complete the game within an hour. The very fluid animation of your character is especially noteworthy. The game is still available for free downloading.

Persia in Retro Video/DOS Games For The Weekend

Lemmings
Your task is to rescue lemmings across 120 levels of fast-paced puzzles. The creatures simply walk blindly through the world in the hope of reaching safety at the end of the level. Unfortunately, these levels include steep drops, gaps in the ground, barriers and rivers, among other hazards. You can play Lemmings online. Leer más “Retro Video/DOS Games For The Weekend”

Innovation – What’s my game?

The game that you want to play.

“If I spent more time worrying and feeling bad about the game I wanted to play, I’d have missed the opportunity to master the game in front of me.

Sometimes, we get these reversed. We think we want to play another game, and we think we have the wrong game in front of us. But lots of times, that’s just an error in perception, or in our growth. A lot of times, the game in front of us is the better game. We just haven’t learned how to play it well. Yet”

Maybe some important and useful information that Pisano and Verganti provide us in “Which Kind of Collaboration Is Right for You ?” by saying that a company or who represents before making a choice of collaboration (do you see collaboration as a game?) must answer two fundamental questions in accordance with the structure and principles of organization.

How open or closed network of collaboration should be?

Who should decide what problems the network is to fight and what possible solution ?

Deep down they suggest four distinct games that we may be, want to play , all depending on our “DNA “and potential behaviors:

– Collaborative networks closed and hierarchical – Circle elite.

– Networks of open collaboration and hierarchical – Center for innovation.

– Open networks of collaboration and flat – Community of innovation.

– Collaborative networks closed and flat – Consortium.


Gambling can be fun!

In a recent article, Chris Brogan makes an analogy (in part) very insightful about our attitude to the game and for life!

Chris leads us to consider three different situations:

1 – The game you see.

“You also see the success without thinking about the sacrifice. You also see the stumbles without thinking about what they teach me. There’s the game you see, just like I see only part of your game.”

The game you see is not always the game you’ll see play because, first, our endless desire to play a certain game upsets our perception and diverts our original intentions, and secondly , the game we see is the game, they want to show us.

Already some time ago that we see innovation with games varied, full of different concepts including the concept of innovation. It’s a game of knowledge and a game of seeing and looking. This however does not preclude continuing to look forward in order to participate in building a future.

It is an evolutionary game where you learn from the good and bad practice! Leer más “Innovation – What’s my game?”