• What It Takes To Make Work, Work.
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    Work these days seems to be all about flexibility, unlimited vacation days, working a four-day week etc…, all of which are designed to attract star job candidates, but does it actually increase productivity? And how are companies actually making it work? A 2014 National Study of Employers (NSE), which looks at changes in the workplace since 2008, found that flexibility over when and where full-time employees work has increased from 50% in 2008, to 67% last year. Further,…

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  • The 9 Big Shifts You Need To Know About, Now.
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    Due to the nature of our work there are times when we assume that others know what we do about the major shifts impacting all of us as we hurtle toward the future; but because it’s so vital for us all to understand where the future is headed, I’m re-sharing a microsite we compiled in 2014 called The Big Shift. Still as relevant now as it was then, if you haven’t already checked this out, consider it a ‘must-read’……

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  • Pinpointing This Week: Societal Transformation.
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    This week you’re in for a wild ride that will traverse the world of societal transformation across a diverse landscape; from exponential business (exploring the 2014 Business Book of the Year Winner, Exponential Organizations: Why New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster and Cheaper Than Yours And What To Do About It), to how the roles of gender are shifting with huge implications (and opportunities) for brands that can navigate the new ‘unnorm’,…

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  • NANCY’S BLOG: Let’s All Say It: Prosumers.
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    Yesterday I was invited to read an advanced copy of a friend’s new marketing book on the unique needs and values of millennial parents. Though chock-full of pragmatic observations and inspiring brand examples, I was most excited to see Jeff Fromm celebrate the shift from “con”sumer to “pro”sumer. We all know that clever copy can change our perceptions (was laughing last night at the genius of the term “pre-owned”). But more profoundly, a change in language often…

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  • This Week: It’s All Connected.
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    “It’s time we notice and respect that we are a vital part of increasingly interdependent systems… especially in this period of exponential complexity and unhealthy polarization. Driving real change requires we break the silos between departments, ideas and time itself. The goal is not merely survival; we all want to thrive! Doing so will demand we offer relevance + meaningful connection + innovation. And getting there means shifting from pushing…

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