Every great team needs a playbook—a blueprint that outlines the rules you live by and your strategies for peak performance. At .orgSource we call that collection of wisdom our Association 4.0 framework. It is the product of ongoing research to prepare our clients for success in digital markets. Many of the characteristics we identified are…

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Remote work was the pandemic’s big gift to employees. While no one enjoyed isolation, almost everyone was thrilled to shorten their commute, spend more time in sweats, and have their favorite tunes and snacks close at hand. But like the kid who gets a puppy for Christmas, and on December 26 realizes that whether the…

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Remember Counsellor Deanna Troi from Star Trek the Next Generation? In case the Next Generation was before your generation, Troi was the crew member Captain Picard consulted when he needed to understand an alien entity or settle a thorny dispute. Troi was an empath, with the ability to experience the emotions of others as if…

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If I asked you to describe the work styles of the colleagues on your team, could you tell me how each one prefers to solve problems? Do you know where greater diversity in thought and attitude is needed and what type of people would complement the current mix of personalities? We tend to focus more…

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Once upon a time, the title of the lead technology wizard didn’t necessarily begin with a C. The IT department didn’t always have a spot at the leadership table. They were regarded a little like sorcerers hanging out in the shadows creating marvels with tools that weren’t well understood by the rest of the office.…

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You thought your team would be excited, or at least pleased. Automation, analytics, and all the other digital timesavers should be making their lives easier, right? The truth is no one seems happy. Some employees have invented tortuous workarounds to keep using their new toys to continue working in the same old way. What went…

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During 2023, I’ve written extensively about all things tech, from digital transformation to MarCom strategies, and more recently AI. No matter what topic I choose, one idea persists. These electronic miracles are pointless unless they are grounded in strong values, positive emotions, and productive behavior. Human drivers center digital initiatives where they need to be—on…

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Are you guilty of cognitive bias? The answer is yes, probably on a daily basis. It’s a fancy way of describing how humans typically make decisions. Researchers have identified over 180 types of cognitive bias. You’ll recognize these examples. Cognitive bias can be helpful when you need to make decisions quickly. But when the stakes…

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