The Post Apocalyptic Workplace: #TChat Recap

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”Back to the Future

Predictions are like horoscopes — a fun way to pass the time, and a fabulous way to capture the imagination. Take the impending “Mayan” apocalypse for example. Most consider it rubbish. Yet, thanks to human fascination with folklore and the future, along with social media’s continuous need to “feed the beast,” the influence of the Mayan calendar is reaching across centuries to tweak us under the collective chin with provocative ideas about the end of the world.

Now THAT’S a remarkable demonstration of culture and the power of predictions!

But wait just a minute. Isn’t there a larger lesson to learn here? I don’t think it’s really about the predictions, themselves. Instead, it’s about how skewed “reality” can become as it passes through time, and through many perceptual filters. The Mayans created highly sophisticated technology — an intricate calendar. However, they didn’t use it to predict that the”end of the world” would arrive this month. That conclusion is actually the result of muddy interpretations by many other folks along the way.

2012 — Looking Back to the Future

Now, with that in mind, let’s turn to this week’s “Back to the Future” #TChat, where we jumped into our Twitter-powered DeLorean, and looked into the rear-view mirror, as well as ahead at the future of the workplace…

As the Storify highlights slideshow at the end of this post confirms, members of the @TalentCulture community are wise – not only because they’re dialed-in to key issues and trends that influence the world of work. But what I find even more rewarding about #TChat is the spirit of collective discovery that accompanies our interactions.

None of us has all the answers. None of us sees the world through the same eyes. But together, we can shine a brighter light on what lies ahead. There is strength in numbers as we move forward on this professional journey – regardless of the outcome. And that’s worth celebrating as we welcome 2013 in this era of technology-enabled communications.

NOTE: To see specific highlights from yesterday’s “Back to the Future” #TChat session, watch the Storify slideshow at the end of this post.

#TChat Week-in-Review

A heartfelt thanks to collaborative learning visionary, author and activist, Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers), who generously led us through a week filled with insights about the past, present and future of talent. Angela’s commitment to constructive change, and optimism for the road ahead is infectious. It was impossible to participate in any of this week’s events and not be inspired to take action in the 2013. Her rallying cry…”Amplify!”

SUN 12/16
Forbes.com post by TalentCulture Founder, Meghan M. Biro:  “5 Trends Defining the World of Work and Leadership in 2013”

MON 12/17
#TChat weekly Preview:  “Gazing Back, Driving the Future of Work”

Google+ Hangout video:  Angela Maiers talked with TalentCulture community manager, Tim McDonald, about what’s needed to nurture a future workforce that is more viable and engaged. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7U3JMUjHxE

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Click to hear Angela Maiers on #TChat Radio

TUE 12/18
#TChat Radio program:  Angela joined hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman on BlogTalkRadio, to discuss key workplace trends – including  why and how it’s essential to foster stronger ties between education and business, going forward.

WED 12/19
#TChat on Twitter:  The entire community gathered around the Twitter stream, as Angela, Meghan and Kevin challenged participants to explore how trends in leadership practices, social media, technology, the economy, and politics are influencing workplace culture and talent strategies — past, present and future.

As always, the #TChat hashtag lit-up like a Christmas tree, with hundreds of opinions that exposed both the best and worst of 2012. But the party really started as we turned our sights to what’s on the horizon. No lack of ideas about the need for improvement or how we can get “there” from here!

To see full highlights from yesterday’s #TChat session, watch the Storify slideshow at the end of this post.

The Road Ahead

As another year draws to a close, the TalentCulture community seems more vibrant and vocal than ever. In my humble opinion, that bodes well for the “post apocalyptic” workplace. Because, no matter what we face ahead in the world of work, we have one another. We may not arrive at our intended destination as soon as we would like, or in the manner we expect. But as long as our community stands, we will not travel alone.

If TalentCulture has anything to say about it – the future is COMMUNITY. Thanks for your contributions – past, present and future. As this week’s fearless #TChat leader, Angela Maiers, likes to say, “Together we are smarter.”

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Closing Notes & Highlights Slideshow

NOTE TO BLOGGERS: If this #TChat session inspired you to write about trends in talent strategy, leadership or other workplace issues, we’re happy to share your thoughts. Just post a link on Twitter (at #TChat or @TalentCulture), or insert a comment below, and we’ll add it to our archives. There are many voices in this community, with many ideas worth sharing. Let’s capture as many of them as possible.

WHAT’S AHEAD: #TChat events are on hold for the next 2 weeks – so enjoy your holidays! But first, grab your shiny new 2013 calendar and save the dates — January 8 & 9, when we’ll take a fresh look at “A New Year of Career Management.” Join us as career strategists discuss the job market, professional branding, and other factors that influence employment – first on #TChat Radio, Tuesday, Jan 8th at 7:30pm ET. And then on #TChat Twitter Wednesday, Jan 9, at 7pm ET. Look for a full preview on Monday, January 7 via @TalentCulture and #TChat.
See you in 2013!

Image credit: Back to the Future movie

#TChat INSIGHTS Slide Show: “Back to the Future” in the World of Work

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#TChat INSIGHTS: Gazing Back and Driving the Future of Work

Storified by TalentCulture World of Work · Wed, Dec 19 2012 17:47:24

” How u as a #leader treat others, tells your followers what kind of leader u really r. ” R Helwig #hr #quote #tchat http://pic.twitter.com/294tt123Russell Helwig
@kathyherndon I still need u 2 DM me your address if u want the #TChat goods http://twitpic.com/bn6sykDave Ryan, SPHR
Q1: What were the top HR and leadership trends of 2012 and why? #TChatAngela Maiers
A1: It’s not just about skill set anymore. It’s about culture fit. This was huge in 2012. #TChatVeronica Ludwig
A1: #HRTech and saas acquisitions were hot this year and the investment community committed large chunks of capital to the industry. #TchatALEX BOTTOM
A1. #HR trend we’ve seen everywhere in 2012: Employee Engagement #TChat3D Group
A1.Hiring & investing in training or hiring those that have exactly the metric requirements A1b. Cost of train new or incent to keep #TChatGordon Dahlby
A1: Big talk on branding in 2012. Sadly, it was more about quantity than quality, more on the medium than the message. #TchatJohn R. Bell
A1 had my worst ever customer service experiences from big companies I depend on – cust service folks expressed a lot of frustration #tchatSusan Mazza
A1 The discussion of “talent gaps” was certainly a focus. #TchatMarla Gottschalk PhD
A1 Reducing subjectivity in hiring – hiring for the individual. At least it’s a hope #tchatCream.hr
A1. We’re realizing that the power of attention is one of our greatest resources #tchatMichael Clark
A1: It’s not just about skill set anymore. It’s about culture fit. This was huge in 2012. #TChatVeronica Ludwig
A1 Using social as channel to turn ‘HR processes’ into ‘business processes’. Perf mgmt & talent acq for eg #tchatJustin Angsuwat
A1: I believe a great discussion of purpose happened in 2012 in both leadership and strategy. #TChatJon M
A1: the cover story in @TheAtlantic from @SlaughterAM raised the conversation on women at work #TChat #HRAndrew Henck
A1:Diversity in the workplace and more attention to change driven by emotion at the fringe is key #TCHATdiane mcwade
A1: Engagement is LOW and leaders now realize people will indeed leave #tchatAlli Polin
#Tchat A1 Mobile for recruiting hit a high stride in 2012 which is predicted to set an even faster pace in 2013.Cyndy Trivella
A1. Despite what we all know to be right, we continue to focus time-attention-energy-$$$ into high-stakes testing. #tchatMichael Clark
A1: HR had to step out of its comfort zone and really become more strategic in its job to compete & deal with the current market #TChatBarb Buckner
A1: Being social vs. doing social became a theme, also engagement and defining the term #tchatJen Olney
A1 More corporate clients are showing an interest in social media for the first time although still slow to fully embrace #tchatSusan Mazza
A1: More women in senior mgt., more women in workforce, reduction in gender pay gap (from bottom up) #tchatRichard S Pearson
A1: Clouds were in the office and not only the sky :) Many emerging new ways to collaborate #tchatLaTonya Wilkins
A1: 2012 had more focus on growing leadership skills to retain talent #tchatAlli Polin
A1: Recruiting got more “creative” – video interviewing and networking took center stage over the old “tried and true” methods #TChatBarb Buckner
A1. More and more we’re connecting the dots between K-20 education and the world of work. #tchatMichael Clark
A1: Unfortunately buzzwords are still all of the rage. #tchatRob McGahen
A1 The ‘value’ of HR. Outsourcing results mixed at best. Biz demands $ value & this was a huge focus in 2012 #tchatJustin Angsuwat
A1: More strategy for “employee engagement” Huge growth in that buzz term too #TChatMegan Rene Burkett
A1. More sharing. More community. #TChatMark Babbitt
A1: True talent community platforms emergin’ – call ’em engagement platforms. Right @mattcharney? ;) #tchatKevin W. Grossman
A1. We discussed the importance of implementing the “Employer Brand” and attraction and retention. #tchatSusan Avello
A1: more attention to training cross-functional team leaders. #TChatJohn G Lynch
A1: Top leadership trend is flattening the corporate structure. Agile companies need teams, not ladders. #tchatBright.com
A1 In my coaching/training practice, I see more and more managers absolutely overwhelmed by emails/meetings/expectations. #tchatKent Osborne
A1. Great leadership and a lack of great leadership were on full display in 2012. #tchatMichael Clark
A1 The rise of the “social” resume 2012 ~ still to really catch on maybe 2013 trend? #tchatCASUDI
A1: Continuing the trend of collaborative intelligence. We are doing it now and will take it to new levels next year. #TChatTom Bolt
a1. Social, collaboration, leadership at all levels.. #TchatKandy Woodfield
Multi-generational needs is a takeaway from A1 too. #tchatMySageAdvice(TM)
A1: 2012 – The year of collaboration #tchatJen Olney
A1) #Leadership became more visible, or at least talked about! #TChatTim McDonald
A1: I see that HR folks are asking the big, important questions about work/life balance, restoring connection & humanity #TChatNancy Barry-Jansson
A1. I think leadership came into center stage. #tchatTerri Klass
A1: Employee use of social media gave a new sense of “empowerment” to their jobs – and put employers on notice to their influence #TChatBarb Buckner
A1: I think we saw the rise of similarities rather than differences from working moms to Millennials to everyone else #TChatAndrew Henck
A1: A lot of marketers working independently like myself. Roles are not as defined, so everyone must assume #leadership. #TChatBrian Ferber
A1: Top HR Trend this year is Big Data. This will continue into 2013. #tchatBright.com
A1. Going more digital. Progress and efficiency. “@MeghanMBiro: BOOM! >> @AngelaMaiers: Q1 top HR and leadership trends of 2012 why? #tchatGarret Meikle
This>> @AlliPolin: A1: More #SoMe to connect w/in the org & outside too #tchatMeghan M. Biro
A1. #HRTech seems to be improving, in part by simplifying. And of course, huge impact with #social Media on HR communication.#TChatBob Lehto
A1 The realization that employee engagement is no longer a “fad”. #TchatMarla Gottschalk PhD
@dianemcwade Hello Diane, welcome to #TChat. Simply answer the questions starting with A1 >your answer< #TChat (don't forget the hashtag)Enzo Guardino
A1: Moving to more social platforms for performance management #tchatAlli Polin
A1: More corner office folks are engaging in social media. #tchatRob McGahen
A1: Even candidates – from all age groups – seemed to embrace Social Media…see more now on LI and Twitter than before. #TChatBarb Buckner
A1: Not sure that we are all talking about the same thing with regard to Talent Communities. #TChatTom Bolt
A1: w/ election behind us, we will see large productivity gains (back to work everyone) and hiring increases as econ stabilizes #tchatRichard S Pearson
A1. Explosion of Social Media and #Twitter (hello hashtags) accelerates and expands people power. #tchatMichael Clark
A1: We realized we needed more competence in critical thinking and learning agility #tchatLaTonya Wilkins
A1 More transparency with HR and company mission @MRGottschalk @AngelaMaiers #tchatJohn Kosic
A1 M&A huge for HR in 2012. In one quarter $455B globally. Strategic HR critical for mergers & divestitures #tchatJustin Angsuwat
A1: More #SoMe to connect w/in the org & outside too #tchatAlli Polin
A1: Analytics is huge. To sit at the big table, you need to be able to interpret data and proactively offer direction. #tchatSalary School
A1: Multi-generation leadership and talent was a big trend in 2012 #tchatJen Olney
A1: The modern leader + organization must be adaptable + agile with such uncertainty in workforce and markets #TChatAndrew Henck
A1. Two unfinished stories: One about people, one about profit. #TChat #tchatMichael Clark
A1. HR incorporated social media full speed. #tchatTerri Klass
A1 I would add Talent Communities to the list – #TchatMarla Gottschalk PhD
A1: how about unconference model in leadership, is that getting traction? #tchatSam Patterson
A1: Using Social Media (web and mobile apps) seemed to find more acceptance with companies that last year – trend? not sure yet #TChatBarb Buckner
A1 @AngelaMaiers CEo’s and management concerned about keeping top talent. But talent is pooped and stats show higher disengagement. #TChatJudy Martin
A1 Leadership was discussed & dissected like never before in 2012 =trend #tchatCASUDI
A1: Still trying to separate the actual trends from the trendy buzz words. Is anything real? #TChatTom Bolt
@CyndyTrivella A1: Top trend in HR and Leadership? I hope it is #youmatter #tchatSam Patterson
A1: Accessibility and adaptability. Don’t make fun of my buzz words. #tchatKevin W. Grossman
A1 The conversation around employee engagement had a lot of press time, as did wellness. #tchatCyndy Trivella
A1. We focused on leadership in all generations. #tchatTerri Klass
A1: Social citizenry spreads… more teams engaged, more communities interacting, more lessons learned. #TChatJon M
A1: The top HR trends in 2012 were the rise of automation and personalization. Leadership? Getting the most out of both. #TChatTalent Generation
A1: Allegedly using social media to recruit more and more, although I’ve seen little evidence of this. #tchatRob McGahen
A1 In Euro Gov. we had more tech / web apps > going paperless < making HR more efficient but “remote” #TChatEnzo Guardino
Q2: How did the challenging economy and contentious presidential election affect world of work in 2012? #TChatAngela Maiers
A2: #Tchat We made strides to find, recruit & hire new talent in all areas of the company sales, developers, marketing & social despite thatALEX BOTTOM
A2: Election in USA #TChat has not affected the world, economy will be driven by small to medium folks who encourage #innovation all levelsdiane mcwade
A2 #HumanCapital Zeitgeist has come to fruition as I predicted in this Forbes feature back in March. http://onforb.es/xeTnjJ #TchatJudy Martin
A2 Big focus on culture. Bank culture under big scrutiny in UK after trading scandals. Will this spread? #tchatJustin Angsuwat
A2: tax/healthcare uncertainties have pushed majority into contingent/freelance positions – a trend which will continue #tchatRichard S Pearson
A2: So far, it continues to shrink labor pools where production depends on seasonal labor. #tchatRoger Veliquette
A2. Chaos in policy makers creates chaos in the worlds of business and education. #tchatMichael Clark
A2: Telecommuting was iden as 1 factor reduc’g demand for gasoline, per the #DOE this week. #tchatbillallemon
A3 With the problems in A2 Leadership failed to explain, empathise and, above all, maintain Team Spirit #TChatEnzo Guardino
A2 struggling economy means more pressure on the HR community to discover and foster human capital and find the right fits #tchatCream.hr
What is a FT job anyway? “@TerriKlass: A2. More contract jobs and fewer permanent positions. #tchat”LaTonya Wilkins
A2 I saw signs that many global businesses are expecting a major slowdown in 2013. #tchatKent Osborne
A2: Small businesses have struggled to stay in business…and @susanavello was right, Obamacare is now a huge issue for them #TChatBarb Buckner
A2. I believe overcoming our challenges and seizing our opportunities is going to be done by you and me. #tchatMichael Clark
A2: Economy is a scapegoat for inaction. Election confirmed the masses are asses… #SoMe proved their sound-bite mentality #TChatTom Bolt
A2: Because politicians aren’t economists, they’re crazy polarizing rhetoric scared the hell out of the world of work. Even further. #tchatKevin W. Grossman
A2: It kept software companies from updating payroll modules. #tchatRoger Veliquette
A2: Folks were concerned about how Obamacare and changes in Taxes would affect their organizations for 2013 #tchatSusan Avello
A2: Divided, however, it appears that self reliance is making a comeback in 2013. #tchatJen Olney
A2: there was a great deal of wasted productivity with election uncertainty. We learned less might be more, what is really important! #tchatRichard S Pearson
A2: More than ever, the need for ROI is paralyzing marketers. Models must #evolve. Working on that #2013 #TChatBrian Ferber
A2) fear of change and dogmatic thinking instead of common sense. When we forget how to compromise we cease evolving. #tchatJim Ducharme
A2: The economy led to many AMAZING HR leaders I know that are now underemployed post RIF #tchatAlli Polin
A2: The job market has become tougher for those with experience as companies get more picky & want to pay less. #TChatBarb Buckner
A2 These are big biz issues. HR must be biz leaders not just HR. This is a test & C-suite is watching closely #tchatJustin Angsuwat
A2 Everyone really watching that employment data. Made a lot of peeps nervous. Settling for jobs even in discomfort. might change. #TchatJudy Martin
A2: more contentious labor negotiations, stress about paying for employees’ well deserved benefits. #TChatJohn G Lynch
A2 some won’t like this but Obama’s healthcare plan will practically force some businesses to stay below the threshold #tchatSteve Levy
A2. More contract jobs and fewer permanent positions. #tchatTerri Klass
A2 Some companies R working harder to provide remote-working oppyts, but as a country still “not there” yet. #TchatCyndy Trivella
A2: The economy also changed the “values” employees placed on their jobs and turned more of a focus back to family as well. #TChatBarb Buckner
A2: Organizations had to work in new ways with even fewer resources + a smaller workforce #TChatAndrew Henck
A2: A lot of businesses were holding their breaths this year…it’s time to exhale and inhale again! #TChatNancy Barry-Jansson
A2: Econ has made war for talent worse – cos downsized & now need top talent to do what 2 ppl did before. Top talent has upper hand. #tchatBright.com
A2: 2012 increases were small and fiscal cliff is the new buzz word #tchatAlli Polin
A2: Both brought uncertainty, but I believe uncertainty is just a fact of life, more than ever. #TChatJon M
A2: I’ve been unemployed, underemployed and now unemployed this year. Someone will get a hell of an employee if I just get a shot. #tchatRob McGahen
A2: Can we say “HUGE DISTRACTION?” #TChatVeronica Ludwig
A2 Generally speaking, people now know that Political, Economic, Social, Technological – the PEST effects – loom larger than ever #tchatSteve Levy
A2: People are beginning to see that the only one who really cares is you… we will see a greater amount of entrepreneurs. #tchatAllison Karl O’Kelly
A2: More and more people either had to return to the workforce, take on 2nd jobs or try their hand at consulting…real rise in that #TChatBarb Buckner
A2: Smaller biz seemed to have had a wait & see attitude w/election impact but not letting it stop growth #tchatAlli Polin
A2: People are realizing they always work for themselves, even if employed at the moment #tchatCareer Action
A2 underemployment, lack of employment, future GDP #tchatSteve Levy
A2 In a sense, the economy forced companies to re-examine their employment positions & many jobs were permanently eliminated. #TchatCyndy Trivella
A2 Fear set in, as well as more selfish behavior in people. Less patience and tolerance of others. we need to reverse this in 2013 #tchatAl Smith
A2: I think the presidential election was a convenient scapegoat for corporations to limit hiring. #tchatRob McGahen
A2: We learned how NOT to lead, how not to communicate… and how NOT to collaborate. #TChatMark Babbitt
A2 Euro austerity measures hit hard. Too many “debatable” cuts too fast, caused huge labour imbalance & gloom #TChatEnzo Guardino
Q3: How did business and leadership affect world of work trends of 2012? #TChatAngela Maiers
A3 technology has created a faster disruptive evolution to scale, change@SusanMazza #tchatJohn Kosic
A3: #Tchat There was a net gain of CEOs that tuned into social business but some major accounts of CEOs went dark.ALEX BOTTOM
A3: Transparency is now more than just a buzz word..it’s a Consumer Demand. Collaboration is becoming more important than competition #TChatMs. Genevieve
A3. Its great to see leaders getting better at being open about their strengths and weaknesses as well. @TerriKlass #TChat #Leadership3D Group
A3 Whether enforced thru regulation, or demanded by e’ees it comes to one word – trust #tchatJustin Angsuwat
A3: Tough years have a way of (re)teaching humility and willingness to listen and work together. #tchatRoger Veliquette
A3: I got a feeling that certain companies were and are frozen with fear due to SM. They need to get over that going forward. #tchatRob McGahen
A3 Being truthful in the beginning is powerful and respectable in 2012 #TchatJohn Kosic
A3: Companies got away with less BS in 2012 due to SM. Look for that to continue in 2013 and beyond. #tchatRob McGahen
A3. Leaders realized they had to be more authentic to be influential. #tchatTerri Klass
A3 With my clients, HR seemed reluctant to commit to any broad change/learning programs. #tchatKent Osborne
A3: @marissamayer @yahoo made people think that they could have kids and still be a corporate CEO #tchatAllison Karl O’Kelly
A3 responsibility of company 24/7 , inaction damaging to reputation within& outside @AngelaMaiers #tchatJohn Kosic
A3. The more we connect, communicate, collaborate IRL and SoMe, the more we will collectively determine work, education, life. #tchatMichael Clark
A3. For a moment the significant wage gap betwn employees & C-level in some org was magnified & written about. Now seemingly fading. #TChatGordon Dahlby
A3: What *passed* as #leadership in previous decades no longer cuts it ~ time for change is upon us, 2012 cleared the space #TChatNancy Barry-Jansson
A3: #Tchat not a lot, until leadership understands that profit is not the only driver these days of new trends and hierarchy is historydiane mcwade
A3 It seems like downward pressure on wages continues – does anyone know the facts about that? #tchat?Susan Mazza
A3. As leadership became more comfortable with social media, companies launched greater SM campaigns- ex: youtube #tchatTerri Klass
A3: the majority of the workforce is now freelance or self-employed. Jobs, other than entry level, are specialist positions #tchatRichard S Pearson
A3 One “bad” trend I’ve noticed from HR is paralysis by analysis. Take too much time to hire and over-think candidates. #TchatCyndy Trivella
Now there’s an enduring truth from@AlliPolin: A3: Poor leadership skills were still excused if big $$$ were brought in the door #tchatKent Osborne
Totally agree with you @VeronicaLudwig: A3: …hiring less exp leaders for less pay. Which has negative consequences for the biz. #tchatAlli Polin
A3. Is the world of work about $$$, people, planet…?!? #tchatMichael Clark
A3: Bad hiring decisions have been made by hiring less experienced leaders for less pay. Which has negative consequences for the biz. #TchatVeronica Ludwig
A3: Leaders were scared; Layoffs happened; People fed up with big business; We will see workers demand independence and flex #tchat #tchatAllison Karl O’Kelly
A3. There’s an incredible tension of the polar opposites in the world of work. #tchatMichael Clark
A3: Poor leadership skills were still excused if big $$$ were brought in the door #tchatAlli Polin
A3. Due to gaps in leadership pipeline, younger generations had to be moved into leadership roles quickly. #tchatTerri Klass
A3: Social media is helping keep brands and leaders honest #tchatLaTonya Wilkins
A3. The best organizations truly get the 21st century world of work, many others (majority) don’t get it at all. #tchatMichael Clark
A3 can leaders be TRULY responsible or is all about the money & bonuses & cars etc etc? Cynic? #tchatInsight72
A3: Leadership encouraged employee engagement through technology, training, communication. #tchatBright.com
A3 It’s seems the magnifying glass came out & put leadership under scrutiny during 2012. #tchatCASUDI
A3: Multigenerational workplaces became more of a reality for most orgs + have changed the landscape for the future of work #TChatAndrew Henck
A3 Definitely a larger reliance on social media and it’s crowdsourcing abilities #tchatCream.hr
A3. Leadership encouraged social responsibility which forced organizations to be more responsible in their decisions. #tchatTerri Klass
A3 Leadership got a wake-up call. Employees are showing lower tolerance level for deception. #TchatCyndy Trivella
A3: Saw too many companies “reacting” before full info was realized…killing employee morale #TChatBarb Buckner
A3: I noticed a lot of whining from ‘leaders’ this year. #tchatRob McGahen
Q4: How did technology and social media affect world of work trends of 2012? #TChatAngela Maiers
A4: A woman on my team asked me not to follow her on Twitter (I wasn’t) She said she uses a lot of @#4$ Why did she tell me? #tchatAlli Polin
A4: Technology and Social Media have allowed quicker decision-making, increased productivity and less formalities. #tchatDaisy Wright
A4 Social lets HR processes be more like biz processes to solve biz issues. But still very immature #tchatJustin Angsuwat
A4: The endless potential of social learning. So much more engaging than PowerPoint #tchatLaTonya Wilkins
A4 Creation of GeoThinkers thru SoMe world @CyndyTrivella #tchat Invaluable source #hashtag in 2012John Kosic
A4 More consolidation as we saw in ’12. Social techs bought by SuccessFactors, SAP and Oracle #tchatJustin Angsuwat
A4 No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. -Carnegie #tchatCream.hr
A4 Social media gave me whole new PLN, exchanging ideas and learning from others I’d never have met otherwise, potent stuff. #TchatKandy Woodfield
A4 So-med has forced a measure of accountability on leaders. Employees are publicly calling them out. #tchatAlicia Arenas
A4: Still see HR confused on action when employees post about current leadership on Facebook #tchatAlli Polin
A4: #Tchat In 2012 Social Media transitioned and went from a Consumer to Consumer and became Consumer to Business & B2B #CMGRALEX BOTTOM
A4: #TChat More knowledge as a commodity perhaps, #Socialmedia still in infancy, 80% of folks are watchers not adoptersdiane mcwade
A4: Employees were more engaged with the outside world while they worked. #tchatRob McGahen
A4: Companies are starting to look an annual/bi-annual surveys as OLD data. Pulse/Real time survey are the future @Wayin #TChatJack C. Patterson
A4 Social media has made it easier for remote teams to connect. Google+ hangouts, Skype, hashtags, etc. #tchatAlicia Arenas
A4 Social media impacted me, but most clients (execs) tell me they have no time 4 twitter etc in context of 150 emails daily. #TChatKent Osborne
A4) personally, I’ve been able to resolve things quicker w/ability to connect w/those with the answers #tchatRich Grant
A4: Downside in HR – social media especially has led to more regulation and additions to the policy for employees. #TChatBarb Buckner
A4: The man behind the curtain can no longer hide…SM makes you transparent and border-less #tchatJen Olney
A4. Awareness voices from below and at the edge can matter #tchatChris Jones
A4 Social Media amplified the conversations and shared the influence. Share of voice flattened. #TchatStephen Abbott
A4 Previously, relationship building came with a cord. #TChatMark Babbitt
A4 Technology has helped to connect employees from different countries and opened up more diverse thinking. #TchatCyndy Trivella
A4: New ways of sourcing for talent. Keeping track of current employees. Stalking. Online stalking was huge this year… #TchatVeronica Ludwig
A4) The reach of connections is greater and faster than before. Leadership needs to show same trust as with phone and email. #TChatTim McDonald
A4 E’ees want social from lives at work. Social is immature for workforce vs customers. More growth in ’13 #tchatJustin Angsuwat
A4. My access to Talent thought leaders exponentially expanded in 2012 (all you beautiful people). Thank you #Twitter and thank you #TChatBob Lehto
A4 Remote teams a big plus & contribution #tchatCASUDI
A4: For business, they became more aware of their branding & reputation with comments/postings/reviews now everywhere #TChatBarb Buckner
A4. The only thing slowing down the Social Revolution is fear. The evidence is in! #tchatMichael Clark
A4: Alert and engaged employees became more frustrated with their fuddy duddy employers. #tchatRob McGahen
A4 Not as much as I would have hoped ~ some best tech tools slow to adoption (like ugly puppy) #tchatCASUDI
A4 I am sure the recruiters in this group have a lot to say about this! #TchatMarla Gottschalk PhD
A4: Technology & social media democratized the workplace through empowerment and accountability. And making both transparent. #TChatTalent Generation
A4: mentioned before but I think SM helps keep people/org’s honest. Tech is demanding more specialists to fill jobs #tchatRichard S Pearson
A4 Technology and #sm have made work move faster with less effort & from just abt anywhere needed. #TchatCyndy Trivella
A4) more social media training company realizes 40,000 employees tweeting/facebooking can be a positive thing for marketing #tchatDavid Copeland
A4. Social media totally changed the way we do business today. We have greater resources and reach. #tchatTerri Klass
A4 I remember when a desk calculator…something always disrupts and changes the way people live and work #tchatSteve Levy
A4: In HR – more options opened up for applying, screening & researching candidates and companies. No hiding info anymore! #TChatBarb Buckner
A4: Years ago I was on IM having convos. Closed window & gone. Now it’s captured in #SoMe & more people can get involved #tchatAlli Polin
A4: The concepts of SM driven “accessibility” affects work, especially gen perspectives on culture + authority #TChatAndrew Henck
A4 A+ affect via new tech & good streamlining. SM intro slow but growing. A++ learning programs promoted growth @diplosor #TChatEnzo Guardino
Last but not least- Q5: Look into your own crystal ball: What’s coming in 2013 for the world of work and why? #TChatAngela Maiers
A5. Let’s unite business leaders with student leaders around a shared purpose in 2013. #tchatMichael Clark
A5 2013 breaking down title barriers to simplicity, with return on connecting #tchatJohn Kosic
A5: #SoMe brings virtual teams together & makes the world smaller. 2013 should be the year to fully harness for collaboration #tchatAlli Polin
A5) More focus on employees as partners.Imagine disgruntled reach thanks to SM #tchatDavid Copeland
Moral purpose, really @ReCenterMoment A5. If enough of us focus on a shared purpose we can do anything. #tchatTania Sterling
a5 Collaboration will rise in 2013 because we are learning the value of sharing audiences/communities #tchatNick Kellet
A5. If enough of us focus on a shared purpose we can do anything. #tchatMichael Clark
A5. Business will openly discuss if & how badges will merge w/ formal college programs & ID value placed on liberal arts in post-sec #TChatGordon Dahlby
A5: If we continue to engage, using all tools at our disposal, we can affect meaningful change in relationships. #tchatRoger Veliquette
A5: #Tchat variety will be the spice of life and the choice of many who are disengaged and have the courage to adopt new thinkingdiane mcwade
A5: I’ll be working with many of you to help make my goals come true in 2013! #tchatRob McGahen
A5. I will be collaborating with amazing people to change the world in 2013! #tchatMichael Clark
Amen! we def need more workforce dev! @ReCenterMoment re A5, Unite & integrate worlds of education & business #TChatSylvia Dahlby
A5: Seemed to see more internship postings this year as a “trial” for both sides…would expect that to increase in 2013 #TChatBarb Buckner
A5. K-20 eduction needs business, business needs K-20 education. #tchatMichael Clark
A5, Unite and integrate the worlds of education and business. #tchatMichael Clark
A5) More employees demanding work from home opportunities #tchatDavid Copeland
A5. If you need optimism and hope about our future, visit a K-12 school. #tchatMichael Clark
A5: Companies focusing less on the “perks” and more on education to remotivate employees – and keep them from branching out #TChatBarb Buckner
A5: Contingent hiring has always been a leading edge of perm hiring coming back stronger… 2013? #tchatAlli Polin
A5. Students are going to drive unprecedented world transformation now and in the future. #tchatMichael Clark
A5: Employee engagement being the responsibility of empowered employees and not just leadership #tchatAlli Polin
A5) Organizations rethink if SM should be allowed at work. Give up on bans and embrace the power of the group #tchatDavid Copeland
A5: Hopefully more respect & understanding of all people and their capabilities. People don’t have an “expiration” or “use by” date #TChatTom Bolt
A5: Less focus on how to compete with the competition and more focus on “how we can stand out” to consumers/employees #TChatBarb Buckner
A5 For hiring: Less of a focus on experience/education and more on the applicants ability to learn quickly and problem solve #tchatCream.hr
A5: Challenge. Innovation from necessity. Reshaped industries. #tchatRoger Veliquette
A5 We’ll see more development/evolution in the nature of the social contract between employees and employers. #TchatMarla Gottschalk PhD
A5: A more social approach to evaluate leaders beyond the 360 #tchatLaTonya Wilkins
a5: 2013? Continued increase in the freelance economy #tchatAlli Polin
A5. People are seeing more, waking-up, engaging in making the world better. #tchatMichael Clark
A5. There will probably be more remote workers in 2013. Leaders must learn to connect these groups. #tchatTerri Klass
A5: I predict there will be a new ‘apocalypse’ after nothing happens on Friday. #tchatRob McGahen
A5 Less PowerPoint!! One can only hope … #tchatJustin Angsuwat
A5: contingent workforce, outsourcing, no need to have permanent job functions & the overhead: recruiter challenge: find when needed #tchatRichard S Pearson
A5: #Tchat 2013 tech companies will sift through tons of consumer apps & migrate talent & ideas to their enterprise cloud software platformsALEX BOTTOM
A5. The worlds of education and business will collaborate to transform one another. #tchatMichael Clark
A5: People transitioning to work where they can feel passion beyond a paycheck #tchatAlli Polin
A5 The rise of the “real” influnecer #tchatCASUDI
A5 2013? Some insourcing, more outsourcing, more social, more social-but-not-quite, more temporary employees, more startups… #tchatSteve Levy
A5. 2013 will bring collaboration with complementary businesses- working to help each other. #tchatTerri Klass
A5: Status quo will not be the norm. And playing nice with others, collaboration will be the key to the success in 2013 #tchatJen Olney
A5 We’ll see more innovation in the way we staff projects. #TchatMarla Gottschalk PhD
A5; my crystal ball says ‘CHANGE’ in huge glittery letters; I think it means we all have to change, not just expect it of others #tchatKrissy Venosdale
A5 Bad > Early retirements, less recruits & cash. Hope for > more e-learning, more efficient HR, more harmony with Trade Unions #TChatEnzo Guardino
A5. in 2013 we will see more and more social media policies springing up in organizations. #tchatTerri Klass

 

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