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Let Your Hand Do the Talking: Transform Your Handshake into a Personal Statement

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by: Joshua Bjerke Handshakes are a longstanding and accepted tradition in the business world, and numerous studies have shown that handshake etiquette plays a role in making a good first impression. In fact, favorable first impressions are tightly linked with the features of a “quality” handshake: strength, vigor, duration, eye contact, and…

An Easy Way to Make Your Employees Happier

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by: Liz Wiseman Employee satisfaction is down in corporations of all sizes.  SHRM reports that while 86% of Americans were happy with their jobs in 2009, that percentage has been in slow but steady decline ever since.  Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace finds that only 13% of people around the world feel…

Delivering on the Social Promise

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by: Samuel Greengard As a growing number of CIOs have discovered—sometimes the hard way—communication and collaboration don’t just happen, even with the best tools and technologies. Today’s social tools provide an opportunity to take a business where no enterprise has gone before. But, as a growing number of CIOs have discovered—sometimes…

How to support digitisation through project management

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by: Clive Longbottom Agile and DevOps approaches mean large projects with a defined endpoint are disappearing. How is project management changing? Managing projects can be a headache for any manager, and maintaining adequate visibility over a portfolio of projects can be stressful for the best CIO. In the past, project management software such as Microsoft…