Workplace Personality Conflicts: Seek Results Not Revenge | Kate Nasser


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Differing views fuel success; tugs-of-war in personality differences stifle it. How well are your teams doing?

Workplace Personality Conflicts: Seek Results Not Revenge
The evil of isolation from distance or differences undermines the true potential of a team. Tugs-of-war over personality styles stifle the very instrument of success — communication. Leaders who realize the power of inspiring and coaching employees through personality conflicts, also realize great results and organizational success.

They untie this knot and replace the battles and tugs-of-war with a professional people-skills approach. These keaders address:

Who does the adapting? Everyone. When employees approach you with issues of communication style differences, coach all to adapt to reach great results.

Which personality type produces the best results in business? None of them. Business is complex involving people with different occupational views. These people have different personality and communication styles. It is the successful fusion of natural talents that delivers results.

What is the difference between a tug-of-war and a lively disagreement of ideas? Tugs-of-war are not productive. Active discussions of differing views are. Tugs-of-war strive to maintain position to win. Active discussions explore and adapt to achieve a shared success. Teams and organizations succeed when employees adapt to and work with different communication styles not battle over which communication style is right! Strive to be excellent, not right.

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Blog de Enrique Rubio » THINKING IN NETWORK TERMS (: r e c o m e n d a d o :)


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EDGE (http://www.edge.org/)… Fiel a su lema ”Edge is a Conversation” (‘To arrive at the edge of the world’s knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves’), y como evento especial sobre “Computational Social Science” (nuevo dominio de conocimento) , ha publicado un número de conversaciones (videos y textos) – con Dirk Helbing, Nicholas A. Christakis, J. Craig Venter, J. Craig Venter, Cesar Hidalgo, Sandy Pentland, and Albert-László Barabási-, relacionadas con “Big Data”, “Linked Data”, “Data Science”, “Web Science”, “Semantic Web”, y “Network Science”.

En esta ocasión, nuestro interés se centra en presentar la conversación “THINKING IN NETWORK TERMS”, mantenida con Albert-László Barabási (referencia clave en el estudio de redes), profesor y director del Northeastern University’s Center for Complex Network Research.

A continuación un resumen de la mencionada conversación con Barabási.

Contextualización.- Hasta ahora, aunque siempre habíamos vivido en un mundo interconectado, no éramos del todo conscientes. En cualquier caso, hasta hace aproximadamente una década, nunca habíamos percibido la conectividad como algo cuantificable, como algo que podía ser descrito y medido. En la actualidad, gracias a la innovación tecnológica (Internet, ‘social media’, tecnologías inalámbricas, telefonía móvil, Google, Twitter, Facebook, …), disponemos de formas de cuantificar el proceso de interrelación o conectividad entre nodos, habiéndose producido un cambio drástico que nos está forzando a pensar, cada vez más, en la hiperconectividad manifiesta y en su impacto en nuestras vidas diarias, lo que nos lleva a plantearnos (según Barabasi) preguntas tales como:

¿qué significa formar parte de la ‘red’?, ¿qué significa pensar en términos de red?, ¿qué significa ser capaces de comprender y aprovecharnos de las ventajas de la conectividad?

La Ciencia de las Redes. Durante la última década, Barabasi, estuvo ocupado en cómo describir matemáticamente la conectividad. En una primera etapa, debido a la existencia de grandes cantidades de datos (gracias a Internet y a otras tecnologías avanzadas), se produjo el nacimiento de la ‘Ciencia de las Redes’, gracias a la cuál se posibilitaba ‘observar la conectividad, medirla y visualizarla (‘mapping’). En efecto, una vez se dispone de ‘datos’, existe la posibilidad de construir una teoría, lo que a su vez conlleva alcanzar una cierta capacidad de predicción y testeo, obteniendo como resultado un nuevo campo o dominio del conocimiento que llamaremos ‘Ciencia de las Redes’ (‘Network Science’), que nos permite conocer con quién estamos conectados, dónde están nuestros enlaces (personales, sociales, económicos, profesionales,…), al tiempo que comenzamos a visualizar el ‘timing’ de nuestras actividades.

En una segunda etapa, Barabasi, se plantea la aplicación de la ‘Ciencia de las Redes’ a las Ciencias Sociales, a la ‘dinámica humana’. Desde hace mucho tiempo, las Ciencias Sociales han tratado de descubrir el comportamiento humano, basándose en la observación, entrevistas y cuestionarios, de pequeñas muestras. Durante la última década, de manera creciente, gracias a la facilidad de acceso a Internet y a la disponibilidad, más o menos generalizada, de múltiples dispositivos tecnológicos personales, nuestra actividad diaria queda registrada en gran medida, a partir de los múltiples flujos de datos que generamos (nuestra traza digital).

Con ello no solo las Ciencias Sociales han cambiado, sino que se ha creado una nueva forma de pensar acerca del comportamiento humano y de los datos, debido a que por una parte han logrado independizarse de la obligación de descansar en entrevistas, y por otra parte se tiene en la actualidad inmensas cantidades de datos objetivos, relativos a lo que hace la gente, con quién se comunica, con qué frecuencia, cuando, desde dónde, etc. Los datos disponibles potencialmente son tan ricos, que se puede pensar en comenzar a establecer tendencias, patrones de comportamiento, establecer hipótesis, etc. Notemos que, por primera vez, podemos conocer de manera objetiva qué está haciendo la gente, sin prejuicios, ni mentiras, sin engañarnos a nosotros mismos, tratando de presentar una imagen diferente de la que realmente somos.

Como resultado de todos estos avances tecnológicos, se dispone de una gran cantidad de datos acerca de nosotros, para los que el problema no tanto es como capturarlos y almacenarlos (problema meramente tecnológico), sino ¿cómo generar significado (‘sensemaking’) a partir de ellos?. Es decir, existe una gran cantidad de datos acumulada acerca de nosotros y necesitamos conocer cómo generar significado asociado a los mismos, lo que ha generado la emergencia de diferentes denominaciones tales como: ‘Ciencia de las Redes’, ‘Dinámica Humana’, ‘Ciencia Social Computacional’ y, quizás la más extendida, ‘Big Data’, relativas al interés generalizado de: – comprender el comportamiento de los Sistemas Complejos, – describir el actual mundo hiperconectado en que vivimos.

En particular, el autor, muestra abiertamente sentirse fascinado por…“can we ever use data to control systems? Could we go as far as, not only describe and quantify and mathematically formulate and perhaps predict the behavior of a system, but could you use this knowledge to be able to control a complex system, to control a social system, to control an economic system?” Leer más “Blog de Enrique Rubio » THINKING IN NETWORK TERMS (: r e c o m e n d a d o :)”

10 Ideas To Keep Your Social Team Motivated


 

Digital Marketing And Social Media PR – The Future Buzz

Working with teams on countless social marketing and PR projects internally, with clients and even random ideas purely for fun has given me an appreciation for keeping everyone motivated and interested in what they’re doing.  In fact it’s tough for me to recall an ultra-successful project that occurred in a situation without a majority of the team motivated and passionate about what they were working on.

You could have a truly brilliant group but if they aren’t motivated, so what? They aren’t going to be in the right mindset to win. In social marketing and PR this is especially important because everything is going to be shared publicly. And keeping the motivation going is critical because you’re no longer working in bursts, but rather over a continuum long-term.

With that in mind, following are 10 ideas specifically for social projects to keep your team motivated and interested:

1. Develop feedback mechanisms (and actually use them)


A lot of companies talk about providing feedback to their team on social participation.  Many will actually start out by doing this – but it’s something I commonly see slide as time goes on. This is a sad state of affairs, because closing the loop by providing feedback is always a motivator for those who take pride in their work.

I’ve done this with teams I’ve worked with even in situations it’s not my domain because I’ve seen the work produced by those who both anticipate and receive the right kind of feedback. Simply put, it’s higher quality. Research by social scientists Dan Ariely andDaniel Pink support this too. Both qualitative and quantitative feedback should be given to motivate all different personalities.

2. Only hire new team members that are a fit culturally

When growing a social team, remember that they don’t just work together internally, but also interact publicly and coordinate efforts to build a community. The wrong person on a social team could not only be a waste a resources, it could hurt the motivation of everyone. To solve this involve the entire group in the hiring process to allow for a collective decision.

A study by the University of Washington: Rotten To The Core: How Workplace ‘Bad Apples’ Spoil Barrels Of Good Employees published in brief at Science Daily reinforces the importance of keeping your organization made up of those who fit together:

Look around any organization and chances are you’ll be able to find at least one person whose negative behavior affects the rest of the group to varying degrees. So much so, say two University of Washington researchers, that these “bad apples” are like a virus to their teams, and can upset or spoil the whole apple cart.

…Felps and Mitchell define negative people as those who don’t do their fair share of the work, who are chronically unhappy and emotionally unstable, or who bully or attack others. They found that a single “toxic” or negative team member can be the catalyst for downward spirals in organizations. In a follow-up study, the researchers found the vast majority of the people they surveyed could identify at least one “bad apple” that had produced organizational dysfunction.

3. Create a 20 percent time

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a 20% time, it’s a simple concept popularized by Google:

The 20 percent time is a well-known part of our philosophy at Google, enabling engineers to spend one day a week working on projects that aren’t necessarily in our job descriptions. You can use the time to develop something new, or if you see something that’s broken, you can use the time to fix it.

If you have the right social marketing team they are going to be highly interested inexperimenting.  In fact, they are already going to be doing this personally. To provide the time to do this with others not only helps keep them motivated and thinking creatively, you may find some of the most successful work gets produced here.

Many have noted the benefits of 20% time for increasing innovation and Twitter similarlyfollowed suit this year.  These companies need to keep their team members motivated to continue to dominate the market. Your company is not so different – at least, if you want to attract motivated team members and maintain their spirit long-term.

4. Allow team members to keep their own presence ….  Leer más “10 Ideas To Keep Your Social Team Motivated”

Simple Yet Effective Brainstorming Tips for Freelancers

Great ideas are born in everyone’s mind, it takes careful planning and powerful execution to turn them into reality. Here brainstorming enters, it is the process by which you squeeze out all ideas you can think of and from there you piece them together to come up with a plan.

The human mind is so strong that it can conceive even the seemingly impossible. No software has ever come close to the mind’s processing of creative ideas, its complexity, and fluidity. Besides, all of the wonderful structures we see both in the cyber world and the tangible world are a product human imagination and careful execution. Now let us talk about brainstorming in-depth and build things that will wow the audience.


By Rean John Uehara | http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/inspiration/effective-brainstorming-tips/


Great ideas are born in everyone’s mind, it takes careful planning and powerful execution to turn them into reality. Here brainstorming enters, it is the process by which you squeeze out all ideas you can think of and from there you piece them together to come up with a plan.

The human mind is so strong that it can conceive even the seemingly impossible. No software has ever come close to the mind’s processing of creative ideas, its complexity, and fluidity. Besides, all of the wonderful structures we see both in the cyber world and the tangible world are a product human imagination and careful execution. Now let us talk about brainstorming in-depth and build things that will wow the audience. Leer más “Simple Yet Effective Brainstorming Tips for Freelancers”