Harnessing the power of crowdsourcing, viral branding, and service outreach has propelled the notion of the “extended enterprise” into high gear in a hyper-connected global world where ideas and information are shared instantly and constantly. The term “extended enterprise” was coined in the 1990s at the Chrysler Corporation to explain the necessities to extend collaborative relationships between internal and external organizations. advertisement advertisement Today, this extension reaches further than anyone could have imagined just a couple decades ago. The consumerization of technology, communication and connectivity allows any enterprise to reach out to anyone anywhere in the world at any time. Evidence of the growing extended enterprise can be found in any industry or initiative. Consider the following two examples: As soon as news of the deaths, devastation and destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy hit, relief efforts flooded social media … [Read more...] about Is Crowdsourcing The Right Choice For Your Business?
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His knighthood is being questioned owing to an old domestic violence case in France but the legendary Englishman Geoffrey Boycott says he "doesn't give a toss" as he has been honoured solely for his cricketing success.After he was knighted by former British Prime Minister Theresa May, Boycott was severely criticised by UK's senior female MP Harriet Harman, who asked for a review of the "baffling decision to honour a man who was convicted in a French court in 1998 for assaulting his then-girlfriend, Margaret Moore".Boycott reacted angrily and was quoted as saying by BBC Radio 4's Today programme that he "didn't give a toss" about criticism from anti-domestic abuse campaigners, including Adina Claire, the co-acting chief executive of Women's Aid, who described his honour as "extremely disappointing".Close "I don't give a toss about her (Claire), love. It was 25 years ago. You can take your political nature and do whatever you want with it. You want to talk to me about my knighthood, it's … [Read more...] about I don’t give a toss about criticism of my knighthood: Boycott
Cricketer Ravi Ashwin has got himself into a controversy as he compared Chennai Super Kings' return to IPL after a two-year ban to the re-emergence of Manchester United after the Munich air disaster that led to deaths of several players from the football team.In an interview that was published in the Times of India, Ashwin who played for the Chennai-based franchise stated, "I think the two-year hiatus for CSK probably increases its value much like what it did for Manchester United when the air crash happened."Manchester United team had suffered the tragedy in 1958 when eight of its players died in a plane crash that happened at the Munich airport.Close Guys please take the reporting with a pinch of salt with respect to the Munich tragedy and CSK. All I said was the break will make the ..— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) July 19, 2017 related news Maharashtra government formation: Congress indecisive on supporting Sena-led govt despite marathon … [Read more...] about Ashwin draws criticism for comparing CSK’s return with Manchester United 1958 air crash
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation, has never met Marina, but Burwell has made a big impact on her life. Marina is the 24-year-old survivor of abuse and the single mom of a toddler whose dreams of becoming a certified teacher are being realized. Thanks to the retail giant’s pledge to help 200,000 women from low-income households get access to higher education and learn job skills, Marina was able to get paid for a six-week transitional stint at a day-care center, which ultimately led to full time employment and tuition assistance. advertisement advertisement It’s no surprise that Burwell tells this story with an audible amount of pride. Walmart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment initiative is one of the biggest reasons she left her post as president of the Global Development Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and took up residence in Bentonville, Ark. Walmart has drawn a fair share of criticism, especially … [Read more...] about How The Walmart Foundation Innovates Corporate Giving For A Bigger Impact
Are you a judgmental person? advertisement advertisement Whether you are known as the resident Judge Judy or consider yourself to be a tolerant person, being judgmental is a behavior that we have all engaged in at some point or another. But there’s a difference between being judgmental and being opinionated, making observations, or being biased. Judgmental behavior typically involves appraising something like a situation, person, or action with a critical attitude. A person often does this in a condemning and fault-finding way using their subjective (likely moralistic) point of view and set of values. This can affect your work in a negative way, likely impacting team and interpersonal dynamics. For instance, you may find yourself frequently assigning values to your colleagues using words such as: better than, right, wrong, lazy, or unambitious. There are consequences to taking this hypercritical approach to others who don’t meet your standards. You risk being … [Read more...] about How to recognize you’re being a judgmental jerk (and what to do about it)