Importancia de la comunicación offline entre personas, incluso en esta economía conectada // By Isra Garcia


 

Isra García. Human media. Más allá del social media.

No importa lo mucho que estemos vinculados o enganchados a Facebook, Twitter o Pinterest, tampoco a nuestro lector RSS o email, ni siquiera a los blogs. Todavía preferimos el contacto humano, mirar a los ojos cuando hablamos con alguien, conectar con los alumnos en clase, comprobar la reacción de la otra persona al vernos, emocionarnos con historias humanas o sentir el calor de las personas, que gran noticia. Es maravilloso saber que aún tratamos de permanecer humanos, a pesar de Internet y la web social.

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Communication Skills: Top 10 Tips for Tough Conversations With Your Boss, Business Partner, Or Best Bud


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I wish had the proverbial nickel for every participant in one of my sessions who has approached me after the program with a comment that began, “Have you got a minute for a question? My boss and I just don’t get along. We need to have a conversation, but he/she…” From there, the story and details diverge.But here’s the commonality: The conflict has been ongoing, stress has clearly altered productivity and results, and both parties have crashed against a communication barrier that seems insurmountable.

If you find yourself in that same predicament, consider these tips for a straightforward conversation that helps you break through that wall of hard feelings and misunderstandings.

1. Realize that two sides can be right. Conflict is not a competitive sport. The other person does not have to lose for you to win.

2. Communicate what happened, what you have concluded about what happened, and how you feel about what happened. Then listen for the same information from the other person. You will uncover hidden invalid assumptions, wrong interpretations, and inaccurate information.

3. Make a conscious choice about whether you will accommodate, compromise, overpower, or collaborate to come to resolution. Backing people into a corner rarely serves good purpose. But you yourself may decide to accommodate the other person’s wishes to “bank a favor” when something is not all that important to you. Remembering that you have a choice in the matter helps.

4. Define areas or issues that you agree on and move forward from there. Refocus on your goal rather than the obstacle. Leer más “Communication Skills: Top 10 Tips for Tough Conversations With Your Boss, Business Partner, Or Best Bud”

Personalize Learning Newsletter – Motivation, Engagement, and Voice


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This has been a very busy fall with many requests for our process to build sustainable personalized learning environments for the Race to the Top – District proposals. On top of that, we are leading webinars, participating in panels, speaking in keynote addresses, doing workshops, creating eCourses, setting up Communities of Practice (CoP), interviewing thought leaders, and important research on motivation, engagement, and voice. This means we continue to create new resources, refine the process, and personalize our services to meet your needs. Leer más “Personalize Learning Newsletter – Motivation, Engagement, and Voice”

To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose


 Gabriel Catalano human being | #INperfeccion® a way to find new insight & perspectives

Values must support your organization’s purpose and desired future. Ask first, “What are our values?” Then ask, “Do our values enable us to fulfill our purpose and our potential?

“Vision is a clearly articulated, results-oriented picture of a future you intend to create. It is a dream with direction.” In short, vision is a combination of three basic elements: 1) a significant purpose, reason for existence, 2) a clear picture of the future, and 3) the underlying core values.

In my last two posts, I discussed the elements of purpose and picture of the future. This post focuses on the third element – values.

Our values are our deeply held beliefs about what is right and good, evoking standards that we care deeply about. They drive our behaviors and decisions, trigger our emotions, and can fuel a passion that drives commitment, even in the face of obstacles and change.

An engaging vision, one that captures our hearts, does so because it clearly resonates with our core values. When a group of people discover they share the same values, there is a significant increase in energy, commitment and trust.

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Me, myself, us | economist.com


The human microbiome

Looking at human beings as ecosystems that contain many collaborating and competing species could change the practice of medicine

WHAT’S a man? Or, indeed, a woman? Biologically, the answer might seem obvious. A human being is an individual who has grown from a fertilised egg which contained genes from both father and mother. A growing band of biologists, however, think this definition incomplete. They see people not just as individuals, but also as ecosystems. In their view, the descendant of the fertilised egg is merely one component of the system. The others are trillions of bacteria, each equally an individual, which are found in a person’s gut, his mouth, his scalp, his skin and all of the crevices and orifices that subtend from his body’s surface.

A healthy adult human harbours some 100 trillion bacteria in his gut alone. That is ten times as many bacterial cells as he has cells descended from the sperm and egg of his parents. These bugs, moreover, are diverse. Egg and sperm provide about 23,000 different genes. The microbiome, as the body’s commensal bacteria are collectively known, is reckoned to have around 3m. Admittedly, many of those millions are variations on common themes, but equally many are not, and even the number of those that are adds something to the body’s genetic mix.

And it really is a system, for evolution has aligned the interests of host and bugs. In exchange for raw materials and shelter the microbes that live in and on people feed and protect their hosts, and are thus integral to that host’s well-being. Neither wishes the other harm. In bad times, though, this alignment of interest can break down. Then, the microbiome may misbehave in ways which cause disease.

That bacteria can cause disease is no revelation. But the diseases in question are. Often, they are not acute infections of the sort 20th-century medicine has been so good at dealing with (and which have coloured doctors’ views of bacteria in ways that have made medical science slow to appreciate the richness and relevance of people’s microbial ecosystems). They are, rather, the chronic illnesses that are now, at least in the rich world, the main focus of medical attention. For, from obesity and diabetes, via heart disease, asthma and multiple sclerosis, to neurological conditions such as autism, the microbiome seems to play a crucial role.

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¿Cuánta gente vivió a lo largo de la historia?


En la década del 70, un escritor señaló que el 75% de todas las personas que habían vivido en la Tierra a lo largo de la historia estaban vivas en ese preciso instante.

Su apreciación era difícil de comprobar en ese momento. Esa estimación habría sido verdadera si el número de personas nacidas en el siglo XX hubiese superado con creces el de cualquier época precedente o si gran parte de la población viva en 1970 hubiera sido extraordinariamente vieja.

La Oficina de Referencias sobre Población (Population Reference Bureau), una organización no gubernamental con sede en Estados Unidos, ha puesto en cuestión la validez de estas premisas. Según han explicado, de ser cierta esa teoría, el siglo XX se habría caracterizado por el extraordinario ritmo de crecimiento de la población. Pero si es falsa la idea de que ahora están vivas las tres cuartas partes de la población que alguna vez existió, ¿cuál es la estimación verdadera?

A lo largo de toda la historia han nacido 108.000 millones de seres humanos.

Foto: Infobae


Este resultado no deja de ser una estimación. Pero tampoco debe ser desechado como si fuera una quimera. De entrada, es algo interesante conocer esta conclusión que tiene al menos una base semicientífica, como indica el PBR. Ellos mismos reconocen que no hay documentación demográfica disponible para el 99% del tiempo que abarca este estudio.

Para suplir esta deficiencia, la Oficina parte del año 50.000 a. C. Aunque los homínidos caminaron sobre la Tierra hace millones de años y el Homo sapiens ancestral ya existía en el año 700.000 a. C., la ONU considera que el Homo sapiens moderno apareció en aquella época.

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¿Qué son realmente las infografías? #Infografías #socialmedia


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¿Qué son realmente las infografías?…

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Yo he venido de mi casa: Redes sociales profesionales sí… ¿o no? | Elogia

El último grito en muchas empresas a la hora de ofertar puestos de trabajo es ofrecer la posibilidad a los candidatos de enviar directamente su solicitud a través de LinkedIn, gracias a su servicio “Apply with LinkedIn”, pero… ¿Realmente es necesario estar presente en una red social profesional para tener suerte?

Tener un perfil en una red profesional es, sin duda, un gran apoyo a la hora de optar a un puesto de trabajo, pero la presencia en el resto de redes sociales y aplicaciones web puede ser la plataforma idónea para que alguien a quien le interese nuestro perfil acceda a nuestros trabajos o a nuestro “currículum” virtual.


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Las tarjetas de visita y los currículos ya no son lo que eran. Lo que antes era un imprescindible en nuestra cartera a la hora de asistir a cualquier evento o conferencia y hacer contactos, o a la hora de enfrentarnos a una oferta de trabajo, ahora se ha convertido en algo vintage, entre apps que hacen la función de tarjetero digital, Pokens, perfiles en LinkedIn y otras redes profesionales similares.
El último grito en muchas empresas a la hora de ofertar puestos de trabajo es ofrecer la posibilidad a los candidatos de enviar directamente su solicitud a través de LinkedIn, gracias a su servicio “Apply with LinkedIn”, pero… ¿Realmente es necesario estar presente en una red social profesional para tener suerte?

Tener un perfil en una red profesional es, sin duda, un gran apoyo a la hora de optar a un puesto de trabajo, pero la presencia en el resto de redes sociales y aplicaciones web puede ser la plataforma idónea para que alguien a quien le interese nuestro perfil acceda a nuestros trabajos o a nuestro “currículum” virtual. Leer más “Yo he venido de mi casa: Redes sociales profesionales sí… ¿o no? | Elogia”

A Mind-Blowing Map Of Energy Consumption In Every Single NYC Building

It’s kind of like Google Maps for spotting the greediest energy hogs of the city (and it won’t surprise you that Manhattan is, by far, the biggest spender). You can zoom all the way down to your own building, if you’re so inclined, and see how your building stacks up.

Interestingly enough, the project isn’t just an example in smart data mapping; it’s an example of smart data extrapolation. The specific information on this map is actually a series of estimations.


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How much power does any piece of a city block use? There’s no way to tell. A building’s facade, unless it’s covered with lights, isn’t exactly screaming its annual energy expenditures.
A new map by the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University gives us a picture of energy consumption in the five boroughs of New York, on a block-by-block basis. Leer más “A Mind-Blowing Map Of Energy Consumption In Every Single NYC Building”

¿Una nueva especie humana hallada en China?

Les llaman los «hombres del ciervo rojo» porque se alimentaban de este animal extinto. Por supuesto, esto es tan solo una atrevida hipótesis de estudio, ya que también podrían ser, algo menos emocionante pero más probable, simplemente seres humanos modernos con rasgos distintos, como ocurre actualmente entre las diferentes etnias mundiales.

El equipo dice haber sido cauto en la clasificación de los fósiles (dientes, cráneos y mandíbulas), debido a su inusual mezcla de características. «Estos nuevos fósiles podrían ser de una especie previamente desconocida, una que sobrevivió hasta el final de la Edad de Hielo hace unos 11.000 años», dice el profesor Darren Curnoe, de la Universidad de Nueva Gales del Sur. «Alternativamente, también podría representar una migración muy temprana y desconocida hasta ahora de los humanos modernos fuera de África, una población que pudo no haber contribuido genéticamente a la gente que vive actualmente».


¿Una nueva especie humana hallada en China?http://www.abc.es
PETER SCHOUTEN

Científicos descubren los restos de cuatro misteriosos individuos de hace 14.000 años con una inusual mezcla de rasgos arcaicos y modernos. Les llaman los «hombres del ciervo rojo»

¿Una nueva especie humana hallada en China?

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Uno de los cráneos descubiertos

La investigación aparece publicada en PLoS One y es, cuando menos, desconcertante. Se trata del descubrimiento en cuevas del suroeste de China de unos restos humanos pertenecientes al menos a cuatro individuos conuna rara mezcla de características anatómicas arcaicas y modernas.

Los científicos australianos y chinos que han estudiado los fósiles creen que puede tratarse de una especie humana previamente desconocida, una especie que compartió espacio con los humanos modernos hace de 14.500 a 11.500 años, un tiempo en el que comenzaban a establecerse en esa zona de Asia las primeras culturas agrícolas. Leer más “¿Una nueva especie humana hallada en China?”

Marketing sensorial: la relación con la afectividad hacia un producto/servicio

Hoy vengo con un análisis para ilustrar la importancia del componente sensorial, en la elicitación de emociones, en un producto/servicio. En nuestro día a día, a veces de manera inconsciente, ciertas emociones/sensaciones las condicionamos a un atributo sensorial.

Pensemos con la clásica sensación de malestar/incomodidad frente al acto de empezar un día de trabajo sin afeitarse. En el fondo, estamos echando en falta un atributo sensorial, del tacto, que por un proceso de repetición, hemos ya relacionado con el efecto de “sentirse bien”. Esto nos hace ver, de manera clara, la relación psico-emocional que pueden tener estos atributos sensoriales.

Y de este tipo, podemos citar otros ejemplos, respecto al concepto “sentirse bien”, que vemos a diario:

– El sabor de nuestra pasta de dientes favorita (gusto), el olor de nuestro champú (olfativo)…

Muchos de nosotros/as tenemos también condicionado este “sentirse bien” matutino al acto o no de la ducha. Y realmente estamos hablando también de unos atributos sensoriales.

En cierta manera ocurre un proceso de condicionamiento clásico, en los términos de Paulov, y condicionamos esa sensación y sus efectos emocionales, a los atributos sensoriales.


por David Camps
http://www.marketingcomunidad.com/marketing-sensorial-la-relacion-con-la-afectividad-hacia-un-productoservicio.html 

Hoy vengo con un análisis para ilustrar la importancia del componente sensorial, en la elicitación de emociones, en un producto/servicio. En nuestro día a día, a veces de manera inconsciente, ciertas emociones/sensaciones las condicionamos a un atributo sensorial.

Pensemos con la clásica sensación de malestar/incomodidad frente al acto de empezar un día de trabajo sin afeitarse. En el fondo, estamos echando en falta un atributo sensorial, del tacto, que por un proceso de repetición, hemos ya relacionado con el efecto de “sentirse bien”. Esto nos hace ver, de manera clara, la relación psico-emocional que pueden tener estos atributos sensoriales.

Y de este tipo, podemos citar otros ejemplos, respecto al concepto “sentirse bien”, que vemos a diario:

– El sabor de nuestra pasta de dientes favorita (gusto), el olor de nuestro champú (olfativo)…

Muchos de nosotros/as tenemos también condicionado este “sentirse bien” matutino al acto o no de la ducha. Y realmente estamos hablando también de unos atributos sensoriales.

En cierta manera ocurre un proceso de condicionamiento clásico, en los términos de Paulov, y condicionamos esa sensación y sus efectos emocionales, a los atributos sensoriales. Leer más “Marketing sensorial: la relación con la afectividad hacia un producto/servicio”

Human Behavior Theories That Can be Applied to Web Design

Humans are logical creatures, and as surprising as this might be, when we visit a website our minds make a series of decisions that affect the actions we take. The ability to reason enables us to form judgments, reach conclusions and make decisions. If, on the web, we weren’t able to think on the spot and then take action, we would trap ourselves in crippling situations of mindless clicking.

Behavioral psychology is an advancing field, and we web ninjas need to understand something about psychology in order to make usable websites. If we understand human needs and emotions — how we interpret what we see and how we choose to act — then we will better understand our site users. We’ll be able to choose and create meaningful layouts, typography and colors.

This article is no substitute for a degree in psychology (so don’t give yourself an honorary Ph.D. after reading this). Also, the items mentioned here don’t account for every circumstance, because no two people are the same. Yet by understanding the theories outlined below (there are no hard facts in psychology, just theories), you can better understand how your design work will be perceived and used.


by Alexander Dawson
http://sixrevisions.com/usabilityaccessibility/human-behavior-theories-that-can-be-applied-to-web-design/

Human Behavior Theories That Can be Applied to Web Design

Humans are logical creatures, and as surprising as this might be, when we visit a website our minds make a series of decisions that affect the actions we take. The ability to reason enables us to form judgments, reach conclusions and make decisions. If, on the web, we weren’t able to think on the spot and then take action, we would trap ourselves in crippling situations of mindless clicking.

Behavioral psychology is an advancing field, and we web ninjas need to understand something about psychology in order to make usable websites. If we understand human needs and emotions — how we interpret what we see and how we choose to act — then we will better understand our site users. We’ll be able to choose and create meaningful layouts, typography and colors.

This article is no substitute for a degree in psychology (so don’t give yourself an honorary Ph.D. after reading this). Also, the items mentioned here don’t account for every circumstance, because no two people are the same. Yet by understanding the theories outlined below (there are no hard facts in psychology, just theories), you can better understand how your design work will be perceived and used. Leer más “Human Behavior Theories That Can be Applied to Web Design”

Answer One Question to be a Better Manager

Most of you aren’t managing all-volunteer organisations, so you may ask: so what? Here’s the thing that I realised though – the more I managed in “real” businesses, the more I realised that all of the lessons I learned at the radio station still held true. Carrots and sticks don’t work very well anymore (see the talk by Dan Pink). Here’s how Douglas Rushkoff puts it in Get Back in the Box:

These top-down, regimented forms of group cohesion could not cope with the complexity of real human beings interacting with one another. Our newfound ability to embrace more complex dynamics changes all this. Instead of trying to get everyon to conform to a simple set of commands, a great manager, organizer, or leader strives to create an environment or provide the tools through which people naturally cooperate.


What would I do differently if everyone reporting to me was a volunteer?

Some of the things I learned are:

  • Passion trumps everything: passion is what kept the station running. It’s why I got involved with it in the first place. All of us were passionate about finding music and sharing it with people (or sharing the news, or sports). How can you keep a group of 120 volunteers going? Purpose.
  • You can’t use power: when everyone is a volunteer (with more important things that the should probably be doing!), you can’t force them to do anything. If they don’t like the situation, they’ll quit.
  • The number one job of managers is to remove obstacles: when you have neither carrots nor sticks to fall back on for motivation, you develop a different set of management skills. Finding the things that motivate people is one of them. The big one though is figuring out how to clear out the obstacles that prevent people from getting things done. A good manager is not a director, but rather a supporter. Leer más “Answer One Question to be a Better Manager”

Can We Date?

Answer: Michael,

We have often wondered the very same thing, or very nearly the same thing. After doing a little research, we are surprised to find that, in about half of the U.S., it’s perfectly legal to marry a first cousin. (To which, gaaaaaahhh!) Apparently, according to this related article, a little over 10 percent of all marriages in the world are between second cousins or closer. Of course, your question does not concern the legality of your prospective union, but what society will say. Fact is, that’s why these kinds of things are regulated. Because society kinda has a responsibility to weigh in.

As we all know, society is both 1) the tie that binds and nourishes our common humanity; and 2) the bullies that made my prepubescent stature and my early aptitudes for all things academic take the long way around the back of the middle school between classes, just so “society” wouldn’t get any ideas in the halls and single me out for a beating. In other words, it’s rough, and aside from the act of cannibalism, no single reflex of the hive mind triggers such a deep-seated, troglodytic response as whom we choose to couple with. Which is funny, you know, because even with all of our proscriptions against incest and such, if you read your Bible you’ll notice that humans started with just one man and one woman, so clearly their children would have had to hook up to propagate our millennia-crossing, evolutionarily dominating species, right?


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The Non-Expert

Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. A reader wants to know if it’s OK to date a distant relative. ERIK BRYAN answers with the help of a flowchart by JENNIFER DANIEL.

Question: Dearest Non-Expert,

I recently reconnected with my brother’s wife’s cousin, who I originally met in college before my brother’s wedding. Back then, I was a directionless drunk with weight issues, and was not much of a catch. Now I’ve got all that sorted out, and we have great chemistry. However, my friends are divided on the matter. Many say it’s “weird,” while others tell me to go for it. To make matters worse, we live in Alabama. I’d rather not contribute to any negative stereotypes. Can I date this girl? I know it’s legally allowed, but is it socially acceptable?

Thank you,
Michael

Answer: Michael,

We have often wondered the very same thing, or very nearly the same thing. After doing a little research, we are surprised to find that, in about half of the U.S., it’s perfectly legal to marry a first cousin. (To which, gaaaaaahhh!) Apparently, according to this related article, a little over 10 percent of all marriages in the world are between second cousins or closer. Of course, your question does not concern the legality of your prospective union, but what society will say. Fact is, that’s why these kinds of things are regulated. Because society kinda has a responsibility to weigh in.

As we all know, society is both 1) the tie that binds and nourishes our common humanity; and 2) the bullies that made my prepubescent stature and my early aptitudes for all things academic take the long way around the back of the middle school between classes, just so “society” wouldn’t get any ideas in the halls and single me out for a beating. In other words, it’s rough, and aside from the act of cannibalism, no single reflex of the hive mind triggers such a deep-seated, troglodytic response as whom we choose to couple with. Which is funny, you know, because even with all of our proscriptions against incest and such, if you read your Bible you’ll notice that humans started with just one man and one woman, so clearly their children would have had to hook up to propagate our millennia-crossing, evolutionarily dominating species, right?

Can We Date by Erik Bryan and Jennifer Daniel of The Morning News, all rights reserved

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