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How to create a culture of innovation
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Fostering the good ideas that come from staff and members is the first step toward building innovation into your organization. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has created a blueprint for embracing innovation from its staff and putting new ideas into action. More

Transitioning from the experience economy to the social economy
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The McCann Worldgroup says that we have moved from the Experience Economy to the Social Economy. Their research indicates that the current economy is moving into a new phase where people seek to define themselves by their ability to connect, share and communicate. Consumers place more emphasis on something that can be shared, not just by what they own or what they experience. Thus we have the Social Economy. More

Report highlights growing pains of association e-learning
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ASAE's past economic surveys have shown that the difficulties for in-person meetings and educational programs in the past few years have led to high hopes for online education to fill the gap. A new report from association learning consultancy Tagoras shows that a high percentage of associations are indeed investing in technology-enabled learning, but they report mixed results in two key categories: Overall usage and revenue production. More

Ideas are fragile (handle with care)
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Ideas are fragile. They can mean everything if used or nothing at all if wasted. There are many ways of wasting good ideas, even if people do share them. There are also many ways of sending the message that people with good ideas would be wasting their time if they shared them with you. More

Best way to manage multiple generations: Start a democracy
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Today, in what human resources experts say is a historical first, as many as four generations work side-by-side in companies. This demographic mix makes for richly diverse workplaces, experts say, with each generation bringing a distinguishing set of strengths. But it also creates challenges for employers who must strike a happy balance between workers who are often separated by differences in values, communication styles and attitudes. More

Why fair bosses fall behind
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In management, fairness is a virtue. Numerous academic studies have shown that the most effective leaders are generally those who give employees a voice, treat them with dignity and consistency, and base decisions on accurate and complete information. But there's a hidden cost to this behavior. We've found that although fair managers earn respect, they're seen as less powerful than other managers. More

Report: Events have room to grow their social media use
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Following their successful 2010 study "Twitter For Events," amiando, a European online registration and ticketing company, has released "Social Media & Events Report 2011: How Is The Events Industry Using Social Networks." amiando wanted to show the relevance of social media to the events industry, understand its future potential, identify common problems and provide tips to event hosts when using social media. The report shows that social media is an important marketing tool for events and will continue to increase in importance. More

Do you see beauty or blemishes?
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Motivating by providing a never-ending string of criticisms is only going to demoralize people and teams and suck the life and creativity out of your organization. A more balanced approach that acknowledges beauty where appropriate and offers encouragement and criticism will produce far greater results. More

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