Subjective, emotional, personal yet crucial that it exists for inter-personal or business to business transactions to be conducted on an ongoing basis.
The first curious thing about trust is that in many ways it is not a monetarily expensive thing to establish. It is built on the emotional pillars of integrity, authenticity, and transparency. Those pillars can and often do take time to establish but once established they provide a strong foundation for that ongoing transactional engagement.Read more...
Skype in the classroom is free to users - and there are more than 22,500 of them. It's what we expect of the internet isn't it? Access to content that provides value to us but for which we are reluctant to pay. But, throughout history, content has been meaningless without effective distribution. So nowadays why do we value one but not the other? Neil Pound asks if this approach is sustainable.Read more...
A slightly schizophrenic start to this blog but before I go on to explain my reasoning behind the title, I wanted to make clear that in my view the Consumerisation of IT and in particular the phenomenon of ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) will both have a positive impact on businesses and IT departments if proactively embraced. Those benefits will accrue from progressive HR policies that recognise the growing importance of social media tools both in productivity terms (yes, social media tools can and will have a positive impact on employee productivity) combined with attracting and keeping the next generation of top talent from the so called ‘Generation Y’ genre.Read more...