Top Ten Digitalist Magazine Posts Of The Week [February 1, 2016]

Shelly Dutton

On the Digitalist Magazine site, we deliver the top blogs, news, and featured content for professionals looking to grow and gain a competitive business advantage.300w x 200h
We cover hot topics and thought leadership on mobile applications, cloud computing, Big Data, real-time analytics, and the top challenges facing executives and leaders in sales and marketing, finance, human resources, and much, much more.

Each week on the Digitalist Magazine site, we curate and publish the top ten posts of the week from across our content categories. We hope you find these articles valuable, informative, and interesting.

How The Best Managers Are Really Coaches
By Brittni Brown

Many of the most successful managers incorporate a number of coaching techniques into their communication strategies. Often the best people to work for are those who build workplace collaboration, bring everyone together, and most importantly, really care about their employees. In fact, the main factor that separates great managers from average ones is their ability to coach.

Design Thinking: 8 Lessons Learned
By Andreas Schmitz

More and more businesses have begun redesigning their work processes and their methods and now regard design thinking as a strategic management resource or, in some cases, even as a comprehensive management concept. A recent study by the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) reveals how 235 organizations view design thinking.

Why Employees Hate Annual Reviews
By David Hassell

Over the last couple of years, companies have been shifting away from traditional performance reviews getting rid of them altogether or only using them as part of an overall performance management strategy. Find out what your employees think about the process and how you can change it for the better.

Empathy, Design Thinking, And An Obsession With Customer-Centric Innovation
By  Kaan Turnali, @KaanTurnali

Design thinking cuts through the opacity surrounding customer needs and behaviors, their connections with existing ecosystems, and their interactions with one another. And it is empathy that becomes the compass guiding us along the innovation path as we seek out hidden, but detectable, elements of the user experience. Find out why.

2016 And Business Analytics: Be Prepared For A Smashing Year: Part Two
By Iver van de Zand

Analytics increasingly depends on the readiness of organizations to adapt to change resulting from digital transformation. Connected economies and networks, data that’s available at any moment at any level, and sensor techniques are allowing for new business models. Is your business ready?

Social Collaboration: A Powerful Force In The Future Of Work
By Roger Noia 

Although the future of work is constantly evolving, you can still create a flexible, connected, and simple foundation for social collaboration. Give your employees the daily work experiences they crave while enabling the business to operate competitively in an increasingly digital economy. Take a moment to dream how your company can operate better through social collaboration.

Your New Career Path In The Digital Economy
By Danielle Beurteaux

Sticking with the same company used to be resumé gold. But these days, that consistency could be interpreted as someone stuck in a career rut, afraid of change, and stalled on the training and development path. Here’s how the digital economy is changing this rule.

The Most Valuable Time To Build Relationship With Customers: Post-Sale
By Shelly Kramer@ShellyKramer

A current customer has already said yes. They already trust you. They trusted you enough to buy, anyway. Focusing on those customers post-sale is without question, the most important part of developing an ongoing relationship with them, and it’s not at all hard to do.

Living On The Edge With The Industrial Internet Of Things (IIoT)
By Paul Clark@tawoo

The concept of the Internet of Things is not new to the industrial sector. However, the new focus on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) goes beyond just enabling machine-to-machine communication; it gathers data, distributes that data, and makes appropriate adjustments based on that data in near-real time.

The Future Of Sensors: Business In High Definition
By Kai Goerlich@KaiGoe

Thanks to the explosion of low-cost sensors and high-powered processing and analytics capabilities, we are on the cusp of the next wave of stretching the limits of human perception – if we can open our minds enough to let them. Check out the possibilities.