Posts for Tag: Human centric

Participating and collaborating in spontaneous networks

Libraries have the ambition to facilitate the creation of knowledge in and for their communities. Taken from a broader perspective, this ambition fits within the trend from meconomics to weconomics as described in The future of business here. Therefore libraries face the same challenge as all organizations in the private and public sector.
They all experience that cooperation, coordination and communication is going to take more and more place in constantly changing constellations. Participating and collaborating in spontaneous networks becomes the new normal. The question is whether organizations are capable to deal with this paradigm shift in the way they work.

Working against the aims of the organization

Recently the HBR Network Blog published an article about the question whether employers should ban email after working hours. In the midst of this article some astonishing Gallup's research results were mentioned. Seven in 10 American workers are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in their work, meaning they are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive.