Monday, August 27, 2012

Megachange 2050 Book by The Economist

I am working on a research paper titled People Management 2015. One of the books I read was Megachange 2050 It helped me understand where the world is going in the next 20 to 30 years. It covers the trends well.  Here is a video of the editor talking about the book. It is a good book, if you are a researcher. Not a coffee shop read.

The predictions are that by 2050 the world will be a richer, healthier place. By 2020 women will be more successful in the work place and will outnumber men in the US workforce. The economic center of gravity will shift towards the east. A larger portion of the working age population will be in the east.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Social Content Management

Ken Bisconti of IBM says that social content management can help optimize the workforce, improve customer service and foster innovation.

I have seen this resonate well with customers I meet. SuccessFactors Jam is integrated with SuccessFactors Learning. When learners search for content in the learning management system they also get content created by their network including documents, conversations, images and videos all arranged by popularity. The user can not only get content created by people in the private communities they are part of, but also see who created the content and verify the credentials of the person by looking at their profile. I think this can be applied to more situations.

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