Thursday, June 30, 2016

ADP Spark: How to Get Employees to Use the HR Mobile App

When it comes time to launch an HR mobile app, you can't just send out an email and hope employees download it. Technology adoption in a large enterprise is hardly ever that easy, especially when your audience is not accustomed to using mobile apps. To encourage employee engagement with the mobile app, HR teams would do well to learn from technology marketing teams about best practices for gaining adoption of new technologies.

For new technologies to gain traction and eventual adoption, you must first learn about your different user types, and then identify what it will take for them to find enough value in the technology to start using it.

Monday, June 27, 2016

My Notes: Conscious Capitalism

These are just my raw notes that I took when I read the book, Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business.

First Principle of Conscious Capitalism: Find your higher purpose in life
Bill Cushard Blog Conscious Capitalism Notes

What is my higher purpose? > Think about it...

80% of money spent on health care spent on lifestyle …… disease causing….
of Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, autoimmune diseases.

For Whole Foods:
  1. Educate people in principles of health diet 
  2. Create a sustainable agriculture that is also productive 
  3. Education business to evolve and become more conscious  
John Mackey - claims that “Conscious” companies out perform S&P500 by 10.5 times - Stock price.

Leaders have a sense of purpose

Servant leaders

Create a great culture

Work up through Maslows Hierarchy of needs.

Purpose search: (go off site) Discover your purpose. Legacy companies need to discover it. When the company was founded……you can bet there was a higher purpose when it was founded.

ADP Spark: Big Data Ethics Raises Big Questions

Due to the proliferation of social, mobile, cloud and connected technologies, many organizations have begun adopting big data as a means for collecting, analyzing and making strategic decisions. This has become a powerful way to unlock actionable insights across your business, but it also brings with it some concerns about big data ethics that need to be addressed.

Because accessing and storing data is so easy, some organizations "collect everything and hang on to it forever," says Ira Hunt, chief technology officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in The Huffington Post. He adds, "The value of any piece of information is only known when you can connect it with something else that arrives at a future point in time."

It is not just the CIA collecting data like this. Major grocery store chains, investment banks and even the U.S. Postal Service have a predictive analytics function with the sole purpose of collecting and analyzing data in order to predict buyer behavior.

But what if all this data collection takes a negative turn?