Bangalore is the nerve center of Startup revolution in India. The authors unravel three key elements about Bangalore that connect to each other in a way that they feed off each other, creating a unique entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Saluto Wellness is one of the brightest flag bearers of the Startup revolution in India. When two senior corporate executives gave-up their cushy jobs and started the company, little did they know that it will take them on a journey of a lifetime. Read about Saluto’s success and find out how startup revolution in India has something to offer to everyone.
Historically, Japan and India always had a strong synergy. This article explores how this synergy is now spilling over to create open innovation and collaboration opportunities between Indian Startups and Japanese businesses. The result is revolutionary.
The article explores the impact of start-up culture on the society. The article discusses the key dimensions of socio-cultural fabric termed as CORDS (Convergence and connectivity, Openness to ideas, Relationship and Risk, Development and education and Sensitivity) and their implication on this emerging paradigm.
Whether you know it or not, your organisation is part of a larger ‘business ecosystem’ and its fate is interrelated with the health of every other organisation within. Your culture, innovation, sustainability, and focus on customer experience will dictate whether your organisation thrives or dives, says James Murphy of Engage International.
Frontline staff are your brand ambassadors, and greatly impact the customer experience your company delivers. It can be hard or impossible to engage deskless staff unless the right mobile tactics are used. Guy Chiswick, of Speakap, has the case studies to prove that better communication and engagement for non-desk based staff is possible and profitable.
“Employee disengagement is an epidemic of epic proportions,” says Tim Eisenhauer, Co-founder of Axero Solutions and author of the newly released ‘Who the Hell Wants to Work for You: Mastering Employee Engagement’. MARGINALIA speaks with Eisenhauer to explore his new book and what organisations can do to improve engagement.
If your company is serious about improving employee engagement, then the intranet is the perfect place to start, Tami Matthews, Content Strategist at ElevatePoint, believes. In this interview, Matthews tells MARGINALIA how and why a modern intranet can have a positive impact on the employee experience. She also shares her views on the latest intranet trends and the future of work.
Automated systems, including artificial intelligence, are on the verge of penetrating every major industry and workplace, and are already disrupting many professions. The increased usage of these emerging technologies means that the very nature of work is changing. In this interview, Lithos Partners’ Sharon O’Dea, describes the reverberations of AI on roles and industries. She describes how AI can deliver considerable benefits but also create new challenges, including questions around diversity and career development.
The employee experience ‘ExChange’ conference is on the 24th of May 2018, in London. MARGINALIA speaks with Grace Burton, Research Lead at Benefex, to get a sneak peek of the event. Burton discusses the latest employee experience trends, highlights the link between technology and engagement, discusses the role of AI inside the workplace, and the need to focus on people and behaviours. She also shares how one company radically transformed their approach to employee relations.
How do you build a successful business in the 21st century? How do you become a thriving entrepreneur? What are the challenges and lessons learned along the journey? MARGINALIA speaks with Mark Matlock, founder of the care / nursing home comparison website, We Compare Any Care. In this interview, Matlock shares key lessons on running a technology company and offers advice to entrepreneurs who believe they have the next big idea.
Do your employee survey and ‘pulse’ survey results make you concerned about engagement levels? If you get the sense that people are tired and emotionally depleted, it’s time to make a change. Your organisation needs to demonstrate that it cares, that leadership cares about employees. By investing in staff wellbeing, an organisation concretely illustrates that staff are a priority. Investing in staff is a direct investment in the business, and so it’s a win-win scenario. MARGINALIA speaks with Simon Andrew, Insight & Engagement Director at Benefex, to explore the employee and productivity ramifications that surround wellbeing at work.
Is it time for a seismic shift for intranets? Product Director at Content and Code, David Bowman, believes so. Employees are frustrated and hampered by their company’s intranet. This must end. In this interview, Bowman tells MARGINALIA how and why persona-based research is a key approach to understanding people’s digital interactions with content and colleagues. He also describes the main characteristics of the intranet of the future, including AI, bots, and personalised content delivery.
Digital transformation brings many positives, but some long-term trends are troubling, according to Rob Colwill, CEO and founder of the digital workplace hub, ElevatePoint. If implemented and adopted unwisely, digital solutions could transform organisations in ways that will have negative implications for both the companies and its workers. In this interview, Colwill tells MARGINALIA about the pitfalls to avoid when it comes to digital change, and why a primary focus on strategy and people – even before evaluating the technology – is key to success.
To misquote John Culkin, we shape our tech and thereafter tech shapes us. Organisations need us – people – and technology to work harmoniously, but our tools are not always in tune with our ways of working. Behavioural psychology can provide insights around how people like to work, and how the technology can then be used effectively. Such behavioural insights have influenced the design of Benefex’s new social recognition app. MARGINALIA speaks with Grace Burton, Research Lead at Benefex, to explore her fascinating psychology investigations, and the link to creating great workplace experiences.
Everyone deserves a fantastic workplace, that enables meaningful work and enjoyable experiences. But what does a stimulating workplace look like? How can organisations create an uplifting place for their people to succeed? MARGINALIA speaks with author Neil Usher, who has just released his new book ‘The Elemental Workplace’, to explore what type of workplace contributes to employees’ sense of self-worth and wellbeing, and therefore benefits the organisation too.
Understanding employees’ needs and enabling people to have more control over their work can transform an organisation from the inside out. To support autonomy and employee engagement, a level of personalisation within the digital workplace is needed. MARGINALIA speaks with Mark Williams of people first to explore how AI is powering personalisation and empowering individuals to achieve their best.