AI

Why AI Will Be a Culture Killer for Companies

Punchline: AI will make it harder for leaders to build great cultures. Leaders looking to build stand-out organizations can expect AI to put a significant and hard-to-combat drag on their efforts to build a great place to work. This is because AI learns over time from all the people using Read more…

By seiden, ago
AI

AI: The End of the Amazing Employee…?

Recruiters love talking about, searching for, and finding “purple squirrels.” To a recruiter, the purple squirrel is that mythical employee who is meets every criteria a hiring manager has asked for. This usually includes that rare mix of expertise in a specific area of business, great interpersonal skills, a self-starter Read more…

By seiden, ago
innovation

Machine Learning Is Messing with My Mojo

Technology is messing with me. My devices are all feeding me ads and content based on what I say, search, and email. Which means I can’t tell the difference between a coincidence and a “customized content result.” It’s making me realize how important coincidences have been to me—and not in the Read more…

By seiden, ago
communication

The #1 Rule of Tech Adoption You Can’t Violate

Lately, I’ve been comparing my experience driving user adoption with what’s been written about the subject. There are books and posts and templates, and they all talk about executive sponsorship, training, internal communications, gamification, pilots, case studies—all the things—but there’s one thing that’s regularly missing: ongoing iteration of the product. Read more…

By seiden, ago
innovation

The Financial Innovation HR Needs

I recently came across a post on IDEO’s blog that highlights things some of their talent would love to redesign. The Olympics, bedpans, and channel surfing all make the cut. It got me thinking, What parts of HR would I love to redesign? I could make a joke here, that the same Read more…

By seiden, ago
innovation

Innovation + Execution

A funny thing happens when you stop asking innovation to deliver short-term results: it delivers short-term results. When I (as an innovator) would be attached to execution (read: sales and marketing), things would sometimes get… weird. My ability to have an honest conversation with prospects got compromised. When I did Read more…

By seiden, ago