Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 3 July 2020, we have reads on the art of contact tracing; and stalkerware becomes even more sinister during a pandemic; as well as Corona Business Insights, Friday fives, Friday funnies, and a few more things to keep yourself occupied at home.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 26 June 2020, we have reads on the sounds of silence; Barcelona’s Opera House reopens (with a twist); and 6 work phrases to drop if you want your team to like you; as well as Corona Business Insights, Friday fives, Friday funnies, and another round-up of ways to occupy yourself at home.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 19 June 2020, we have reads and watches on Jane Elliott’s work and walking a mile in my moccasins; and ways to make virtual meetings more effective; as well as The Future, This Week, Friday fives, Friday funnies, and even more ways to occupy yourself at home.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 12 June 2020

In our Remote Working Meetup on 12 June 2020, we discussed where we go from here with our meetups. Read more about what comes next, and don’t forget to RSVP to join us again on Friday 19 June for our next meetup – this week, an informal networking session.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 12 June 2020, we have reads on the state of community management 2020; 8 ways to build an amazing online workspace; and 5 cognitive biases and how to avoid them; as well as The Future, This Week, Friday fives, Friday funnies, and yet more ways to occupy yourself at home.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 5 June 2020

In our Remote Working Meetup on 5 June 2020, we discussed a proposal for returning to the physical workplace that involves cyclic reopening. Read our wrap up of the discussion, and don’t forget to RSVP to join us again on Friday 12 June as we continue to explore the world of remote work and how ‘reopening’ the physical workplace might look.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 5 June 2020, we have reads and watches on a COVID-19 ‘exit’ strategy and Black Lives Matter | Aboriginal Lives Matter; as well as The Future, This Week, Friday fives, Friday funnies, and still more ways to occupy yourself at home.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 29 May 2020

In our Remote Working Meetup on 29 May 2020, as many locations continue easing restrictions on the slow road to ‘reopening’, we discussed the challenges faced by third places and community spaces like libraries. Many questions remain – read our wrap up of the discussion, and don’t forget to RSVP to join us again on Friday 5 June.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 29 May 2020, we have reads and watches on zoom fatigue (it’s real); ‘work with me’ on YouTube; and the neural effects of forced social isolation; as well as The Future, This Week, our cartoon of the week, Friday fives, Friday funnies, and yet more ways to occupy yourself at home.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 22 May 2020

In our Remote Working Meetup on 22 May 2020, as many locations begin easing restrictions on the slow road to ‘reopening’, we discussed the social experience of reopening and some of the many questions that remain when it comes to a return to the physical workplace. Read our wrap up of the discussion in this post, and don’t forget to RSVP to join us again on Friday 29 May!

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 22 May 2020, we have reads and watches on putting the X back into employee experience; working through it; dogs trial sniffing out COVID-19; why you can’t believe all the visual cues in video calls; and seven Slack tips; as well as The Future, This Week, our cartoon of the week, Friday fives, Friday funnies, and some more ways to occupy yourself at home.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 15 May 2020

Last week’s Remote Working Coffee Meetup continued the conversations about returning to work, collective mindsets, changing company culture and trying to imagine what the office experience would look like.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 15 May 2020, we have reads on Australians embracing their values as we emerge from COVID-19; what evolution tells us about our need for personal space; and Twitter and ‘working from home “forever”’; as well as The Future, This Week, our cartoon of the week, Friday fives, Friday funnies, and some more ways to occupy yourself at home.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 8 May 2020

A review of our Remote Working Coffee Meetup conversations. This week we considered some of the issues about returning to the workplace, including individualism versus collectivism.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 8 May 2020, we have reads on live-streaming helping China’s farmers survive; Zoom babysitters; Notre Dame one year on; and insights into our thoughts and fears from Google Trends; as well as The Future, This Week, our cartoon of the week, Friday fives, Friday funnies, and some more ways to occupy yourself at home.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 1 May 2020

This week, as various locations prepare to ease restrictions somewhat, the Remote Working Meetup group discussed our readiness for a return towards “normal”. Are we ready? We looked at some essential considerations, including safety, communication, trust and empowerment, that organisations and leaders need to consider right now, as well as in preparing for a return to the physical workplace.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 1 May 2020, we have reads & listens on isolation, fear and time; Bill Gates’ views on moving forward; and why Mormonism is the best religion for cyborgs; as well as The Future, This Week, our cartoon of the week, Friday fives, Friday funnies, and some more ways to occupy yourself at home.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 24 April 2020

The Remote Working Meetup group continued our reflections on the current state of remote working under crisis conditions. We discussed what practices we wanted to keep, and what practices were not useful under usual business conditions. But we also reflected on the sense of grief and loss for the way things used to be. How will this impact the way we work in the future?

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 24 April 2020, we have another great roundup of reads and watches for you as well as The Future, This Week, our cartoon of the week, Friday fives, Friday funnies, and a few more ways to occupy yourself at home.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 17 April 2020

After our Easter break, the Remote Working Group returned to explore what remote work during lockdowns was really like. What skills and challenges were being faced? What leadership skills are required during these times?

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 17 April 2020, we have reads on an elegy for cash, the technology we might never replace; the parents are not alright; and pandemic fashion; as well as The Future, This Week, our cartoon of the week, friday fives, friday funnies, and a few more ways to occupy yourself at home.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 9 April 2020, we’re talking about leadership and compassion, how lockdown isn’t an introvert’s paradise after all, some ideas for staying entertained at home, and that the discomfort you’re feeling is grief. Plus we’ve got our Friday Fives on misinformation, COVID-19, work, tech & social media; The Future, This Week; and some Friday Funnies to give you a giggle.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 3 April 2020

The challenges continue. This week all the Remote Working Group were under stricter lockdown conditions, but varying periods of time. We reviewed what work might look like post-COVID-19 and how we might redesign and influence what remote working looks like.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 3 April 2020, we continue to be focused on coronavirus and COVID-19, including remote work and how some employers love it while others are panic buying spyware, the surrealness of life in a pandemic, and the rise of Zoom; our Friday Fives on COVID-19, work, tech & social media; The Future, This Week; and some Friday Funnies to give you a giggle.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 27 March 2020

A review of the Remote Working Coffee Meetup from Friday 27 March. In this blog we review the discussion about working from home tech infrastructure and provide details for our next meetup on Friday 3 April (AEDST).

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 27 March 2020, we – like everyone else – are focused on coronavirus and COVID-19, including misinformation and the WHO joining WhatsApp to combat it; our Friday Fives on COVID-19, work, tech & social media; the struggle to focus; and some Friday Funnies to give you a giggle.

Remote Working Coffee Review – 20 March 2020

Last Friday morning (Australian Daylight Savings Time), 20 March, we launched the first of our weekly Remote Working Coffee Meetups. In this blog we review the discussion and provide details for our next meetup on Friday March 27 (AEDST)

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 20 March 2020, we have info about our new remote working meetup group and our cartoon of the week, plus reads on staying sane during the pandemic (and how not to hate the people you’re quarantined with); COVID-19, work, tech and social media Friday fives; and The Future, This Week.

Working remotely – reframing reality

As more workplaces adopt remote working practices or will be required to by government restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19, we will be challenged to sustain morale and maintain efficiency. Our contribution to supporting our clients and others who would like to participate, is a series of people-focused remote working strategies. But most importantly we are intending to create a global community that supports each other through these times – however long that is going to be.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 13 March 2020, we have our cartoon of the week plus reads on ecosystems, loyalty’s next frontier; the Florence Innovation Project; why pseudoscience is so seductive; don’t touch your face; novel coronavirus, work, tech and social media Friday fives; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 6 March 2020, we are focused on International Women’s Day (8 March) and novel coronavirus. We have our cartoon of the week and reads on leveraging your workplace technologies and combating misinformation; plus tech and social media Friday fives, and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 28 February 2020, we have our cartoon of the week plus reads on intergenerational consulting; saying goodbye to Katherine Johnson; nearly 100 leadership models; could this be the last leap year?; photos reveal intimate lives of honeybees; tech and social media friday fives; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 21 February 2020, we have reads on how to protect against phishing and scams; building an open mobility ecosystem with blockchain; buzzwords help us pretend to be adults; tech and social media friday fives; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 14 February 2020, we have our cartoon of the week and reads on coronavirus, the first true social media infodemic; how to talk to people who spread myths; Zappos quietly backs away from holacracy; manipulating you with dark UX patterns; tech and social media friday fives; and our fake future.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 7 February 2020, we have our cartoon of the week and reads on how the sharing economy erodes privacy; inside the no-meetings and transparent salary culture at Alan; humans could learn from puppy teamwork; hidden biases driving anti-veganism; five interesting reads on social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 31 January 2020, we have reads on the cartoon of the week; the loss of Clayton Christensen; the first woman and openly gay coach to reach the Super Bowl; the highest resolution photos ever taken of the sun; five interesting reads on social media; and The Future of Power: India’s billionaire raj.

Friday Faves – Best of 2019

This week, as we settle into the new year, we take a look back at our top 5 Friday Faves posts from 2019.

2019 – the year that was, and your holiday reading

In our final Friday Faves for 2019, we share pieces that look back on the year we will soon farewell, trends for the year ahead, a look at some ‘end of a decade’ articles (does the decade end in 2019 or 2020?), and take a closer look at ’emotional baggage’. Happy holidays, everyone.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 6 December 2019, we have reads on the internet, 50 years on; making the power of improv work for your workplace; the perils & pleasures of bartending in Antarctica; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 29 November 2019, we have reads on why robots should learn to build “crappy” furniture; ethical AI for talent management; 2 strategies to improve your arguments; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 22 November 2019, we have reads on Google acquiring Fitbit – and your health data; Google says goodbye to TGIF; salary transparency and workplace wellness; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 15 November 2019, we have reads, watches and listens on screen time is good for you (maybe); teens turn to TikTok to show bushfire reality; 11 things learned about user research from Mindhunter; using storytelling to communicate; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 8 November 2019, we have reads, watches and listens on introducing the Natalie F. Hardwicke Best Student Paper Award; Google’s plan to fight tech addiction with paper; 30 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 1 November 2019, we have reads on how to become indistractable; machine-written novels are closer than we think; smarter airports; the internet turns 50: 5 milestones that created it; the week in social media; and Seeing in Colour with Alvy Ray Smith.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 25 October 2019, we have reads on how watercooler talk can improve productivity and culture; the people who are trying to save us; flying from Australia to the UK in 4 hours is a step closer; the lines of code that changed everything; the week in social media; and Thinking with Daniel Kahneman.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 18 October 2019, we have reads on why people keep falling for viral hoaxes; hackers used in crowdsourced attempt to find missing people; productivity and the joy of doing things the hard way; building your team’s critical thinking skills; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 11 October 2019, we have reads on how remote work is quietly remaking our lives; robot racing drones may soon beat human pilots; how The Good Place taught its characters and creators moral philosophy; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 4 October 2019, we have reads on the four-day workweek; Uber Works; using Wi-Fi to help swimmer stay between the flags; a gel that works like a vaccine for fires; how to get better feedback; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 27 September 2019, we have reads on the danger of thinking we’re ‘addicted’ to tech; bringing opera to a new generation through VR; the fantasy of opting out; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Rethinking Success – DISRUPT.SYDNEY™ 2019 Wrap Up

Rethinking success in an era of disruption at the annual DISRUPT.SYDNEY™ conference on 20 September. Ripple Effect Group attended and heard different perspectives on how we can reframe and reshape success – here’s our wrap up of the event.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 20 September 2019, we have reads and watches on the made-up concept of old age and how it’s hurting us all; creating a deepfake of your own voice; the human skills we need in an unpredictable world; workplace burnout; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 13 September 2019, we have reads on robot priests; AI detecting sepsis; the positive impact of tourism on a small village; how Gen Z will revolutionise the workplace; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 6 September 2019, we have reads on how 80 years of office design has shaped employee wellbeing; uber for kids; coming soon: a space hotel; improve meetings by removing the table; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

DISRUPT.SYDNEY™ 2019 – Rethinking Success

DISRUPT.SYDNEY™ is back in 2019. Join us on 20 September 2019 at the University of Sydney Business School Castlereagh St Campus as we rethink success in an era of disruption, inequality, sustainability and a changing nature of work.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In our Friday Faves for 30 August 2019, we have reads on the good, bad and leaks of biometrics; surveilling school students; space laws; the transhumanists who want to live forever; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – On Death, Loss and Philosophy

In our Friday Faves for 23 August 2019, we reflect on a death, loss and philosophy as we remember our colleague Natalie Hardwicke a year on from her passing. We also have reads on over 65 entrepreneurs; the purpose of a corporation; AI is coming & Australia needs policies; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 16 August 2019, we have reads and watches on the women creators of the world’s biggest edtech companies; A robotic tale to keep ageing population mobile; US healthcare in Mexican hospitals; amazing psychology of Japanese train stations; the week in social media; and the age of inequality.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 9 August 2019, we have reads and listens on AI and emotion recognition; Woolworths’ mini-robots for processing online shopping; emoji don’t mean what they used to; meet Generation Alpha; and this week in social media.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 2 August 2019, we have reads and watches on the future of women at work; Facebook is working on reading your mind; a Wikipedia for gen Z; 5 phrases that make people discount your message; how sound in your home affects your mood; the week in social media; and The Future of Power.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 26 July 2019, we have reads and watches on how Notre Dame was nearly lost; AI may do your next job interview; reducing car parking to manage sprawl and pollution; reading past scientific clickbait; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 19 July 2019, we have reads on 2019’s top 10 emerging technologies; packaged medical tourism; weaponised ticks; generalise, don’t specialise; the week in social media; and In Conversation with Keith Chen.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 12 July 2019, we have reads on the neuroscience of instagram’s negative impact on teen girls; billboards are having a heyday; a film expert mythbusts the moon landing conspiracy theory; turning 7 deadly emotions into your career superpowers; and the week in social media.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 5 July 2019, we have reads on anti-robot sentiments of travellers; second coming of robot pets; Costco’s cult following from breaking every rule in retail; cockroaches are evolving; ethics, privacy and public DNA databases; and the week in social media.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 28 June 2019, we have reads on what gaming and virtual currency have to do with business; parents’ financial information stolen from a high school; what you wanted to know about biohacking but were afraid to ask; Facebook’s Libra; and the week in social media.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 21 June 2019, we have reads on why the future of work is human; can you spot the photoshopped face; people are growing horns; VR training police in empathy; Facebook’s Libra; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 14 June 2019, we have reads & watches on Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2019; Uber’s flying taxis; welcoming 1 star Yelp reviews; deepfakes and Facebook; influencing with the ‘anti-Influencer’; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 7 June 2019, we have reads & watches on remembering D-Day; AI in our brains; cybersecurity and hacking; who is your iPhone talking to; 5 dumb common hiring practices; little things that affect work relationships; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 31 May 2019, we have reads & watches on the robots learning languages; futurism; Pokemon Sleep; the recycling farce; a 30 second trick to improve creativity; and the week in social media.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 24 May 2019, we have reads on the role of poo in digital; Notre Dame; Amazon’s 3D body scanning; the new kilogram; why everyone hated season 8 of Game of Thrones; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 17 May 2019, we have reads & listens on studying the behaviour of AI; the extinct bird evolution recreated; green vs blue; eyeballs the mouse of the future; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 10 May 2019, we have reads & listens on the alternative workforce; another Notre Dame update; The Netherlands tries to manage tourism boom; in defence of exclamation points; reclaim your weekend for fun not chores; the week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 3 May 2019, we have reads, watches & listens on human downgrading; a Notre Dame update; black holes; lack of sleep is killing us; take a complaint cleanse; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 18 April 2019, we have reads on how technology will help rebuild Notre Dame; Fortnite goes corporate; more Fitbits for cows; body hacking in hospitals; inside 15 months of fresh hell at Facebook; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 12 April 2019, we have reads on Instagram replacing the contacts list; more on AI ethics; robot fruit pickers; reducing congestion in our cities; how a story about gender equality proved the persistence of patriarchy; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 5 April 2019, we have reads and listens on AI ethics; spider silk robotic muscles; esports get serious; UX clichés; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 29 March 2019, we have reads and listens on the world of work in 2035; digital distractions; drones flying hospital blood samples; 2019 trends & millennials; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 22 March 2019, we have reads, watches and listens on why we’re asking the wrong questions of Facebook & YouTube after NZ; voice mining; Google’s Stadia; conquering imposter syndrome; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 15 March 2019, we have reads, watches and listens on joining Team Human; how AI will rewire us; building devices to connect the elderly left behind by technology; the case for daily naps; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 8 March 2019, we have reads, watches and listens on celebrating International Women’s Day with a look at women in business & STEM; the hipster effect and conforming non-conformists; ethics and military tech; a radical idea to replace politicians; meet the ‘Delete Nevers’; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 1 March 2019, we have reads, watches and listens on how photography affects you; defending against deepfakes with blockchain; why returning astronauts can’t drive; inventing the future with 10 impactful technologies; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 22 February 2019, digital distraction makes you something something; dogs teaching humans to be better bosses; you’re the reason cyber attacks are rising; the website 10 year challenge; this week in social media; and Understanding humans: The future of you.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 15 February 2019, we have reads on Mirrorworld, the next big tech platform that will be sparked by AR; Valentine’s Day tech; RIP Mars Opportunity; the surprising value of obvious insights; this week in social media; and Impactful technology: Giving the world a better face.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 8 February 2019, we have reads on crowdsourcing maps to help driverless cars; the hell our e-waste has created; smart bees can learn math; keep your passwords secure; this week in social media; and In Conversation: Women and the future of work.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 1 February 2019, we have reads on Apple busting Facebook for circumventing the app store (and sucking up your data); people are not pets; our meatless future; what will software look like when anyone can create it; this week in social media; and In Conversation: Misbehaving with Dan Ariely.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 25 January 2019, we have reads on Deloitte’s Tech Trends Report; robots teaching themselves to walk; robots getting fired; a tip to get better feedback; Super Bowl ad teasers; this week in social media; and In Conversation: Mind the fake news.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 18 January 2019, we have reads on the font that helps you remember what you read; cotton seeds sprout on the Moon; driverless rooms; an update on flying cars; how millennials became the burnout generation; and In Conversation: Uber, money and monkeys.

Tech and trends at CES 2019

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show was held in Las Vegas over 8-11 January 2019. Here, we share some of the technology and trends from the event.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 11 January 2019, we have reads, watches & listens on Google’s new interpreter; turning Facebook into a positive by learning from its algorithms; psychological barriers to the future of automated flying cars; setting goals that aren’t new year’s resolutions; this week in social media; and In Conversation: The power of followership.

Friday Faves – Best of 2018

This week, as we welcome in the new year, we take a look back at our top 5 Friday Fave posts for 2018.

2018 – the year that was, and your holiday reading

In our final blog for 2018, we share pieces that look back on the year we will soon farewell, trends for the year ahead, offer up a few suggestions for your holiday reading, and remember our friend and colleague, Natalie Hardwicke. Happy holidays, everyone.

Aurea Experience 18 Wrap Up

It’s been a busy 18 months for Aurea since the acquisition of Jive in 2017, capped off by their inaugural Aurea Experience 18 conference held in both Munich and New Orleans. Here’s our wrap up of the two events.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 14 December 2018, we have reads, watches & listens on apps selling your location data; why the ACCC’s moves on Facebook & Google matters, big time; the fastest animal on Earth; why we all take the same travel photos; treat your work tech like a colleague; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 7 December 2018, we have reads, watches & listens on what blockchain changing media and entertainment companies; CIMON the AI turns belligerent; do you have the critical capabilities to reinvent the enterprise; a song to reduce anxiety by 65%; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 30 November 2018, we have reads, watches & listens on what problems will you solve with blockchain; AI for good; drones can transport human organs; why decision-making for others is easier than for ourselves; life is not a journey; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 23 November 2018, we have reads, watches & listens on how do you tell who’s human online; 3D bio-printing in cancer research; what’s the deal with Fortnite?; Facebook’s latest crisis; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 16 November 2018, we have reads on teaching AI common sense; learning to code with Harry Potter; ghost restaurants; the current reality of the voice technology revolution; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 9 November 2018, we have reads on robot gender stereotypes; lizards inspire robot design; doctors hate their computers; the case against fighting to focus; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 2 November 2018, we have reads on AI and deliberate misjudgement; AI creates fine art; malaria-sniffing dogs; there’s a market for bottled air; 5 imperatives for digital transformation; this week in social media; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 26 October 2018, we have reads on blockchain and what it needs for widespread adoption; proof your office sucks; 3-D printing homes; 100 websites that shaped the internet; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 19 October 2018, we have reads and watches on empathy for robots and the importance of curiosity; dancing robots; digital disruption of media and politics; the Braveheart effect; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 12 October 2018, we have reads on learning in a virtual world; Walmart wants to know how shoppers feel; travel in 2030; Snapchat is disrupting TV; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 5 October 2018, we have reads on the blockchain economy; AI creating anime; searching for truth in a fake news world; gender targets for improving business and politics; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 28 September 2018, we have reads on a (brief) history of memes; social credit in China; deepfakes; drawing to learn; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 21 September 2018, we have reads, watches and listens on disruption in line with today’s Disrupt Sydney conference, with a focus in on AI and robots in disrupting our work and our lives.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 14 September 2018, we have reads on whether digital devices are altering our brains; is owning less a good thing; will AI replace the artist; sexism and misogyny are bad business; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 7 September 2018, we celebrate our one and only Nat Hardwicke with a small collection of Nat’s Friday Faves contributions over the course of the series, with each shared ‘Fave’ selected by our REG team Friday Faves contributors.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 31 August 2018, we remember our dear friend & colleague Natalie Hardwicke with a team-selected collection of tweets from Nat that speak to us in some way.

Natalie Hardwicke: intellectual, philosophical, witty & irreplaceable

Yesterday was the saddest day in Ripple Effect’s history. Yesterday we were absolutely devastated to learn that our dear friend and colleague, Natalie Hardwicke, had passed away unexpectedly over the weekend.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 24 August 2018, we have reads on robots & the theory of mind; artificial general intelligence; persuasive technology; inducing lucid dreams; reading with robot partners; and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 17 August 2018, we have reads on the return of robots; truth, disrupted; what makes a liveable city; ScreenX to battle Netflix; preparing for the jobs of the future; and The Future, This Week.

Want to disrupt the workplace from within? Try breaking the fourth wall

Ready to challenge assumptions and expectations to disrupt the workplace? In this post, Natalie Hardwicke discusses breaking the 4th wall in the workplace, a key idea we will also explore in our Disrupt Sydney workshop on 21 September.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 10 August 2018, we have reads on how technology has impacted reading, robot art, human evolution in the digital era, robotics drawing girls into STEAM, instagram data contradicts user-stated dislikes, and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 3 August 2018, we have reads on blockchain in Catalonia, digitising life to cheat death, digital land rights, interviewing TMNT via VR, what all employees should know about AI, and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 27 July 2018, we have reads & listens on the real story behind the fake story, why students should study philosophy, Biometric Mirrors and ethical use of AI, Google’s AI chips coming to your own computer, the 4 day work week, and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 20 July 2018, we have reads, watches & listens on empowering employees in the digital workplace, 3d printed guns are legal, what comes next?, passive radar to track space junk, introverts & leadership, why you should publish web content in HTML not PDF, and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 13 July 2018, we have reads & listens on quantum theory says the future influences the past, what if we were paid for our data, the new Magic Leap headset is coming soon, open plan offices impact collaboration, the rise of ‘pseudo AI’, and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 6 July 2018, we have reads & listens on how poetry & math intersect, big changes coming to the way we fly, crafting the rules for driverless cars, the 10 commandments of UX, and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 29 June 2018, we have reads on Twitter users morning analysis and evening angst, the employee revolts in Big Tech, work in the next decade, Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to teach kids astrophysics, and the psychology of dread tasks.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 22 June 2018, we have reads, watches & listens on Trump’s Space Force, Facebook can open your eyes in photos, is there a smarter path to AI, and The Future This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 15 June 2018, we have reads, watches & listens on working memory, the bullshit-jobs boom, chatbots at work, UberAir, how language shapes our thinking, a podcast approach for learning, and The Future This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 8 June 2018, we have reads & listens on Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends for 2018, developing empathetic robots, looking inside the mind of a robot, how to queue, and The Future This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 1 June 2018, read and watch about design – speculative design, designing technology for distraction, designing Androids, design challenges for Alexa, and designing the employee journey.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 25 May 2018, we have reads & listens on future cities, ethics at work and Project Maven, battling cybercrime, the game too explicit for Australia, State of Community Management reports, and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 18 May 2018, we have reads, watches & listens on Yanny vs Laurel, training for an optimistic brain, wearable agritech, High School eSports League, the radical frontier of inclusive design, and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 11 May 2018, we have reads on deepfakes, Google Assistant’s humanistic phone calls, Facebook starts dating, Google Lens, and The Future, This Week.

How things have changed

On the 8th May we celebrated our 10th anniversary in Australia. Over the past decade, we have been part of tremendous changes. Some of these changes we couldn’t have imagined – they have been innovative and in some cases disruptive.

REG on the Community Signal Podcast

Jakkii joins Patrick O’Keefe on his podcast, Community Signal, to talk community management, privacy & GDPR, use case utopia, and middle managers in the digital workplace.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 4 May 2018, we have reads on virtual influencers, the meaning in the meaning of life, sensor tech and smart cities, the sun’s ‘DNA’, creating the emotional layer, and The Future, This Week.

Workplace by Facebook – let’s integrate

At F8 2018, Workplace by Facebook announces multiple integrations and opens up the platform for third-party bot and integration development.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 27 April 2018, we have reads & on the beginner’s bubble, gender bias in Chinese tech, smartphone photography’s effect on memory, healthier screen time, garlic bread from space, inclusive design at Pinterest, and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 20 April 2018, we have reads & listens on psychological weapons of mass persuasion, the documentary ‘Do you trust this computer?’, trust and the sharing economy, social media use continues to grow, robots assemble IKEA furniture, the science behind using online communities to change behaviour, and The Future, This Week.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 13 April 2018, we have reads and watches on new ideas & the adjacent possible, leaving academic philosophy, surviving a world without Facebook, Smart Socks, superstitions & Friday the 13th, and evolution explains why we act differently online.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 6 April 2018, we have reads on the impact on your attention from your phone’s presence, farmer views on lab-grown meat, whether esports are sports, the mind-expanding ideas of Andy Clark, apps are getting dumber, and Reddit & the struggle to detoxify the internet.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves on Thursday for 29 March 2018, we have reads on the importance of systems thinking, singing along at Pub Choir, Police using social media to control the message, April Fools Day has already begun, and what happens when an algorithm cuts your health care?

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 23 March 2018, we have a reads & listens on the future of work, why you need a Chief Philosophy Officer, gene expression in space, an autonomous car fatality, regulation of the tech giants, and Facebook and the death of privacy.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 16 March 2018, we have a reads & listens on how fake news spreads, life-saving robotics, accessibility tech, Jurassic World Alive is the new Pokémon Go, the costs of Instagram influence, and kindness at work is good for everyone.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 9 March 2018, we have a number of reads related to International Women’s Day this week, as well as how Parkland’s students are using social media, and can tech companies deliver good health care?

Event: How to lead a learning organisation

Where: Sydney, LinkedIn offices, 1 Martin Place.  When: Wed 14 March. Time: 8-10am. Join Anne as she participates on a panel in an upcoming Fishbowl event. If you haven’t participated in a fishbowl event before, the organisers describe it as “… peer to peer dialogue where the audience contributes to the conversation by asking questions, presenting […]

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 2 March 2018, we have reads, watches & listens on Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, data-centric society, Vero, ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response), and 7 ways to improve your employee experience.

Jive User Group – 20 March 2018

Join the Ripple Effect Group team and our guest speaker from Jive|Aurea in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane for an update on Jive’s roadmap.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 23 February 2018, we have reads on WeWork’s “togetherness” manifesto, can AI be trusted with life and death decisions, is your job in the sights of automation, Twitter and the bots, and Apple employees keep walking into glass walls.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 16 February 2018, we have reads, watches & listens on the Year of the Dog, Twitter bots (they aren’t all evil), Facebook’s corporate spyware, Unilever threatens to pull ad spend, inside the two years that shook Facebook, robots can open doors now, and would you date a robot?

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 9 February 2018, we have reads, watches & listens on (is there) life on Mars, Human Uber, police with face-recognising glasses, inside Amazon’s Spheres, trolling & the future of marketing, and is a weekend sleep-in bad for you?

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 2 February 2018, we have reads & watches on breaking the rules with AI, living longer by being social, Facebook commences its downward spiral, changing the Western view of “space”, and the breakthroughs set to revolutionise long-haul travel.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 25 January 2018, we have reads & watches on AI, workplace surveillance, emotion and performance, Amazon Go, and Facebook depression.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 19 January 2018, we have reads on babysitting robots, our (wrong) idea of work, the (democracy poisoning) golden age of free speech, tech closing the disability access gap, and is 2018 the year AR goes mainstream?

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 12 January 2018, we have reads on the trends for 2018 in travel technology and corporate wellness, the privatisation of public space, and theme parks go virtual.

2017 – The Year That Was, & Your Holiday Reading

In our final blog for 2017, we share a few pieces that look back on the year we will soon farewell, and offer up a few suggestions for your holiday reading.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 15 December 2017, we have reads on: trademarking common use terms, our need for more philosophers, children’s perspectives on life in the digital age, bots write terrible fiction, and brands kicked out of the friend zone.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 8 December 2017, we have reads on commuting – whose time is it anyway, Messenger Kids, esports is coming to Australia, and the 2017 Inclusion@Work Index.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 1 December 2017, we have reads on humanity’s uneasy relationship with nature, brands should heed word of mouth, Perth to trial on-demand driverless vehicles, and hummingbirds are where intuition goes to die.

Friday Faves – What we’re reading this week

In Friday Faves for 24 November 2017, we have reads on how to comment online, tech’s gender discrimination problem, why Gen Z might end demographic targeting as we know it, what to expect from Amazon in Australia, and YouTube addressing its massive child exploitation problem.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 17 November 2017, we have reads on why you don’t need a digital strategy, modern media, AI home assistants, China’s AI police station, and how a woman’s digital life was weaponised against her.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 10 November 2017, we have reads on self-driving buses, designing life on Mars, Twitter & tech’s blind spot, Snapchat loses on Spectacles, and something is wrong on the internet.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 3 November 2017, we have reads and watches on sharing our lives with robots, technology bringing the dead back to life, tech in fine dining, how to fix Facebook, and building a dystopia just so we click on ads.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 27 October 2017, we have reads on Einstein’s theory of happiness, the war for your attention, TSA rocking Instagram, a new ransomware attack, and how far have we really come with AR?

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 20 October 2017, we have reads on the relevance of comments, pet facial recognition, the #MeToo movement, bots making Trump’s Tweets Presidential, mosquitos informing drone design, and love in the time of robots.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 13 October 2017, we have reads on the divisive Mother!, new social platform Steemit, CherryPi plays StarCraft, and books to throw out the window.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 6 October 2017, we have reads on conversations with robots, the last human job, facial recognition, putting customers at the heart of storytelling, and embarrassing ourselves for better brainstorming.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 29 September 2017, we have reads on the Robopocalypse (NOT!), the Nokia 3310 returns, Twitter bloats to 280 characters, what tracking is teaching us about animals, and why don’t people return their trolleys?

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 22 September 2017, we have reads & videos on digital dogs, what robots can learn, the ‘Brainternet’, intelligence amplification, 3D face models from selfies, and implanting 3D printed shin bones.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 15 September 2017, we have reads on defining robots, AI doctors, empathetic dogs & reading for empathy development, shark-spotting drones, and the return of silent films.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 8 September 2017, we have reads (& listens) on ethics for driverless cars, controlling VR with your mind, workplace conditions ripe for bullying, an Instagram data leak, and Obama’s superstar social media team.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 1 September 2017, we have reads on chatbots helping refugees, hackable pacemakers, Instagram’s anti-troll AI, and our drone-driven future.

Disrupt Sydney 2017 Conference

Imagining the Future
Date: Friday, 22 September 2017
The 5th annual Disrupt Sydney conference, the first and oldest of its kind, returns with another thought provoking program. Designed to challenge our ways of thinking, provoke dialogues and this year – imagine the future for business and society, what implications emerging technologies bring and how organisations can cope with and be managed in such environments.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 25 August 2017, we have reads on the the war for digital talent, machine learning biases, bitcoin mines, KFC’s VR chicken training, & the hashtag turns 10.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 18 August 2017, we have podcasts, videos & reads on the future of work, art in society, livestreaming wearables, horror stories on twitter, and finding the worst solution to your problems.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 11 August 2017, we have reads on navigating the future of work, the world’s first CGI avatar, Facebook & basic income, robots & jobs, and Disney breaks up with Netflix.

Friday Faves: What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 4 August 2017, we have reads on technology hijacking our minds, Facebook’s chatbot controversy, Netflix ‘haemorrhaging’ money, and Captain Planet.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 28 July 2017, we have reads on coffee, Instagram and behavioural insights; valid online engagement; computational psychiatry; birds hacking experiments; and farmer wants a wifi

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 21 July 2017, we have reads on Google Glass’ evolution, diversity in co-working, Amazon Spark, nanotechnology in gaming, and Google takes on terrorism.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 14 July 2017, we have reads on and a video on digital maturity, lessons on trust, brain augmentation, stopping fake news, and a tech news roundup.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 7 July 2017, we have reads on Wonder Woman inspiring business leaders, highlights from the Sensis Social Media Report, robots & sex, high school students building Mars Rovers, and your new favourite crime podcast.

Upcoming conference: EduLearn17 3-5July, Barcelona

Next week is the EDULEARN17 conference, the 9th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies in Barcelona (Spain),  3-5 July.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 30 June 2017, we have reads on psychogeography, Facebook’s size and scale, biohackers & implants, accessibility, and AI tries its hand at inspiration.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 23 June 2017, we have reads on communities of knowledge, algorithms increasing bias, a defence of outrage, social media & consumer sentiment, and Facebook’s ‘Amber Alerts’ launch.

Facebook Wants to ‘Bring the World Closer Together’

Facebook’s got a brand new mission: online community.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 16 June 2017, we have reads on corporate culture, the digital factory, saving a dying language, false information & twitter bots, and the Xbox One X.

Trust and Workplace Flexibility

Technology solutions are not enough – workplace flexibility relies on trust.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 9 June 2017, we have reads on digital transformation, secret social media lives of teens, the existentialism of GPS, chatbots and mental health, and Foxtel.

Enterprise Collaboration & Customer Experience Tech Fest

Ripple Effect Group will be presenting and chairing at Enterprise Collaboration Tech Fest 19-20 June, co-located with the Customer Experience Tech Fest.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 2 June 2017, we have reads on VR in university courses, NASA’s mission to touch the sun, Facebook’s long tentacles, Internet Trends for 2017, and disconfirming your confirmation bias.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 26 May 2017, we have reads and videos on tweeting with due care, Australian gaming vs government, sustainable business, chatbots in the digital workplace, and radical transparency.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 19 May 2017, we have reads, podcasts and videos on learning contexts and trends, tech’s ‘frightful five,’ Facebook’s interface predictions, an AR app turning reality to nightmare, and your license to daydream.

What’s Next for SharePoint and Yammer?

Microsoft’s SharePoint Virtual Summit this morning delivered a few interesting announcements for the SharePoint 2017 roadmap and some enhancements for Yammer.

JiveWorld17 Wrap Up

It’s been a big couple of weeks for Jive, starting with the announcement of their acquisition by Aurea, and followed immediately by three jam-packed days at JiveWorld17. Here’s our wrap up of the event.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 12 May 2017, we have reads on morality, awe, RFID chips in the workplace, and Twitter’s live video strategy.

AITD National Conference 2017

What is the future of L&D? Anne and her fellow experts will debate and discuss this topic at the annual AITD national conference.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 5 May 2017, we have reads on AI’s dark secret, LinkedIn and technology determinism, anti-social social media, and gaming in support of mental illness.

JiveWorld17 – The Story So Far

There’s a lot of news coming out of JiveWorld17 – the acquisition by Aurea, and some exciting developments around ID, universal search and Jive’s WorkGraph.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 29 April, 2017, we have reads on identity; Amazon; avoiding technology addiction; Facebook and Instagram; online shopping and price discrimination; and the tech behind Pixar’s Cars 3.

JiveWorld17 – Sessions, Tracks & Roadmaps

As we gear up for JiveWorld17 next week, we wanted to share some session & track highlights, and ponder the future of collaboration platforms.

JiveWorld17 – Surviving Las Vegas

Viva, Las Vegas! The REG team have spent some time in Vegas before, and we thought we’d share what we’ve learned about surviving Las Vegas (conferences) ahead of our trip to JiveWorld17.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 21 April 2017, we have reads (and videos & podcasts) on short termism, ethics and technology, transhumanism, Facebook’s brain interface research, Amazon, and flying cars.

JiveWorld 2017

Jive Software’s (mostly) annual customer, partner & industry conference JiveWorld17 is coming up soon, and Ripple Effect Group will be there. Read on for more information about the event.

Digital Leadership reviewed

What is leadership in a digital workplace? What attributes do we expect from leaders and how are these different? These were just some of the questions and topics raised in our recent series of Digital Leadership panels conducted in Sydney and Melbourne. Both events involved  active audience participation that navigated our way through current and […]

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In the slightly early (thanks, Easter bunny!) edition of Friday Fives for 14 April 2017, we have reads on Microsoft Teams vs Yammer, DNA data storage, the future of retail, employee engagement at Facebook, and overcoming the tyranny of distance.

Friday Faves: What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 7 April 2017, we have reads on dogs to follow on social media, what we can learn about AI from animals, existentialism at work, Twitter and Mastodon, Netflix, and decoding emotion online.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 31 March 2017, we have reads on AI including job creation, ethics and Facebook; VR’s role in physical therapy; dark social; a game about ‘being’; and the legal imagination.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In Friday Faves for 24 March 2017, we have reads on PWC’s 20th CEO survey, AI in the workplace, design (including lessons in design thinking from cats), Snapchat vs Instagram, and gaming.

Digital Leadership Panel – Melbourne

When: 29th March, 2017. 6-8.30pm.
Share experiences and debate the key issues facing leadership teams in the digital workplace.

Friday Faves – What We’re Reading This Week

In this week’s Friday Faves we have articles on digital leadership, virtual reality, AI, chatbots, short-story-dispensing kiosks and UI design.

Panel: Leadership in the Digital Organisation

Join Euan Semple, Simon Terry, Sandra Peter, and Anne Bartlett-Bragg on March 27 in Sydney for this panel discussion.

What we’re reading – 10 March 2017

Each week we share some of the articles that have piqued the interest of the REG team.

Digital Workplace Masterclass

A practical masterclass with Anne Bartlett-Bragg and Simon Terry to guide your development of a strategic plan for your digital workplace. Combining deep dives into practical use cases for your organisation with a workshop to develop your own personal strategic plan.

Jive User Group – Melbourne – 14 November

Join the Ripple Effect Group team in Melbourne to find out more about the latest Jive news and details of the 16.3 release.

Digital Capabilities @ Disrupt Sydney

Only 1 week until the 4th Disrupt Sydney conference hosted by University of Sydney Business School. Join our workshop on Digital Capabilities to discover how DQ can impact your organisation’s performance.
PLUS – We have a special discounted rate on offer!

Disrupt Sydney Conference 23 September 2016

Disruption as Usual is the theme for the 4th annual conference hosted by the Digital Disruption Research Group from University of Sydney Business School. Hope you can join us!!

Jive User Group – 29 August – Melbourne

Join the Ripple Effect Group team in Melbourne to find out more about the latest Jive news and details of the 16.2 release.

AITD National Conference 5-6 May 2016

Upcoming event: the Australian Institute for Training & Development (AITD) National Conference in Sydney 5-6 May, is one of the essential events for organisational learning practitioners.

Future of Work conference in Melbourne – 20-21 April, 2016

In a world being transformed by shifting demographics, digital disruption and emerging technology, join us at the Future of Work conference to discover strategies to prepare for the workplaces of tomorrow.

Working out Loud – Building digital capability

Working out Loud has been a valuable framework we’ve deployed when working with organisations who are adopting internal collaboration platforms or enterprise social networks (ESNs). Read our recently published articles including background and structures for introductory activities.

Digital Disruption in Professional Services – Final update

Professionals services is being disrupted, but perhaps not in a way we all thought.

How do people in professional services feel about technology?

The results of an empathy mapping activity present some interesting challenges and opportunities for the professional services sector.

Webinar: Digital capability for improved employee performance

Upcoming webinar hosted by Citrix GoTo Training.

Date: Tuesday, 9 February, 2016
Time: 1 PM Australian AEDT
3 PM NZ, 10 AM HK, 7:30 AM IND
Explore the digital capabilities required for the workplace of the future.

Insights from the professional services round tables on digital disruption

Read about the insights from two round table discussions on digital disruption in professional services.

Prototyping a next generation workspace at Arup

How does a 70 year old firm of consulting engineers prepare to move to a next generation workplace? They prototype it, of course.

Is Your Office Design Working Against Your Collaboration Efforts?

Technology has become increasingly democratised in the workplace and our offices need to keep up with the way we are using technology at work.

Helping people learn what to use when in your digital workplace

You have given them a list of tools to use, so why are people getting lost in your digital workplace?

The Enterprise Collaboration Technology Festival – 28th Feb – 2nd Mar, 2016

The Enterprise Collaboration Technology Festival is a brand new digital workplace conference taking place in Melbourne on 28 February – 2 March 2016.

The Social Media Advantage

Considering the importance of personal relationships and reputation in professional service (at least in those areas yet to be automated), perhaps it should not surprise us that personal branding and relationship management is where the industry is being disrupted. What is the social media advantage?

Working Out Loud: Small Pieces Loosely Joined

In today’s fourth and final WOL Week activity, we take the time to reflect on our learning from the week.

Using LinkedIn for Professional Development – 3rd December, 2015

Do you want to learn how to more effectively use LinkedIn for your professional development beyond WOL Week? Join us at our upcoming LinkedIn workshop in Sydney.

Meaningful Status Updates – WOL Week Activity 3

Our third working out loud with intent activity for WOL Week focuses on sharing status updates with purpose and meaning, updates that go beyond sharing your calendar or task list.

Rewrite Your Workplace

Imagine a workplace that was empowered to take action through working out loud – this is the rewritable organisation.

Curate to Share Expertise – WOL Week Activity 2

In todays’ post for Working Out Loud Week, our second working out loud with intent activity focuses on curating content to share our expertise and add value to our networks.

Expertise Location – WOL Week Activity 1

In todays’ post for Working Out Loud Week, we share our first working out loud with intent activity with some insights about expertise, identity and online networks.

Working Out Loud with Intent

16-22 November is International Work Out Loud Week. We’ll be exploring working out loud (WOL) on the blog this week – today we kick off with the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of WOL.

Introducing Wave-x, a new wave in online customer experience

Our new service helps Australian companies quickly create online customer communities that provide best in class experiences, authentic dialogue and lasting loyalty.

Atlassian wants to unleash the potential in every team

The 2015 Atlassian Summit did not disappoint, delivering some exciting enhancements to the Atlassian suite of products coming soon to a product near you. We’ve got your quick summary of these announcements covered in this post.

A postcard from LEARNTech Asia 2015

This week, Anne has been at the LEARNTech Asia conference.
On Tuesday Anne presented a session on “The Future of Work and Learning: Transforming Learning in the Digital Workplace”, while today she is running a post-conference workshop on “Developing a Strategic Approach to the Future of Work and Learning”.

The Future of Work and Learning

This week I will be presenting and running a workshop at the LearnTech Asia 2015 conference in Singapore (3-5 November). My presentation will focus on the emerging trends in the changing nature of work and how a digital workplace is influencing our approaches to how organisational learning is being perceived.

Mentoring Revisited

Mentoring, as a professional development strategy, is experiencing a resurgence. Revisit your existing concepts of mentoring and professional development and consider a hybrid model that blends into an ecosystem of engagement and shared knowledge development as a viable alternative.

Designing for inclusion as a digital capability

Why a mindset focused on designing for inclusion is an ideal capability for dealing with the wicked problem of digital disruption. PLUS join us at DISRUPT.SYDNEY 2015!

Digital Disruption in Professional Services – Sydney Round Table – 15th September, 2015

Register to attend our round table session in Sydney on 15th September, 2015.

Designing for Digital Inclusion – 10th September, 2015

As part of the Sydney Design Festival, join the Ripple Effect Group team in our Designing for Digital Inclusion workshop.

Why 90% of Organisations would NOT Survive a Digital Disruption

Dr Laurence Lock Lee uses interaction data from a consulting firm to demonstrate that while email might be the dominant communication channel, it will not enable them to exploit digital disruptions.

Vacancy: Postgraduate scholarship on Social Technology at Work

We’re serious about contributing research that extends our practices in social technologies and the future of work.  That’s why we’ve partnered with the University of Sydney Business School to offer a PhD scholarship to work on a joint project in the fields of workplace application of social technologies and the future of work. Driven by the […]

What does working for a digital friendly law firm look like?

Notes from a visit to see the digital workplace created at law firm Hall & Wilcox’s new office in Melbourne’s Rialto Tower.

Purpose, Precinct and Performance in our Digital Workplaces

The role of technology in design philosophies like Activity Based Working (ABW) should also mean that these strategies should also take into account digital workplace requirements.

The relationship between work styles and our working environment

A guest post by PhD Candidate, Ella Hafermalz.

Presenters notes from Uncovering the Hidden Social Business Networks in your Workplace

Are you ready to empower your workplace?

Uncovering the Hidden Social Business Networks in your Workplace – CeBIT Australia, 5th May, 2015

Ripple Effect Group will be at the Social Business Conference on Tuesday 5th May at Sydney Olympic Park – use our promo code for a $100 discount.

Digital Disruption in Professional Services – Round Tables

Register to attend one of our round table sessions in Melbourne (28th April), Sydney (7th May) and virtually (14th May).

The Australian Government Workplace Design Strategy – 12th May, 2015

The Australian Government workplace structure is changing and now is the time to implement a new cohesive, advanced and fluid office structure that will enhance performance and collaboration.

CMSWire: Reading the Patterns in the Collaboration Tool Landscape

Have you ever been asked, “Why can’t you just tell me what’s the best tool to collaborate with?”

What do Expert360 and Nifty Forms have in common?

Expert360 and PwC’s Nifty Forms represent two sides of emerging digital disruption in professional services in Australia.

Digital Disruption in Professional Services – Next Steps

Please complete our short expression of interest survey to participate in the next discovery phase of this research project.

Photos from Being Digital in Financial Services

Thank you to everyone who participated in our financial services networking event last night.

CMSWire: Where Intranets and Enterprise Social Networks Fit in Your Business

A new article on CMSWire looking at the value of intranets versus ESNs.

Do you love working at the intersection of people and technology?

Right now we are looking for self-starters to join our team as consultants.

Digital Disruption in Professional Services update 1

The wholesale disruption of the sector may not be immediately evident, but there are signs of change coming to professional services.

Being Digital Inside Financial Services – 3rd March, 2015

A networking event for financial services about the future of work, featuring guest speaker Rebecca Slingo
from Suncorp Group.

Call for research participants: Digital Disruption in Professional Services

Participate in our research project on digital disruption in the business and professional services sector within Australia.

Beyond Vanity Metrics – Community Manager Appreciation Day Panel

Want to learn more about how organisations are using social and community analytics to demonstrate business outcomes? Watch our “Beyond Vanity Metrics” panel, hosted on Community Manager Appreciation Day 2015.

Will you Facebook at Work?

Will Facebook disrupt the enterprise collaboration space with Facebook at Work?

User-experience Designer position

We’re looking for a UX designer with a difference – someone who can contribute to and work with the consulting team in organisational design projects.

APAC Top 10 eLearning Movers & Shakers for 2014

The 6th annual ‘eLearning Movers & Shakers’ list has been published by Bob Little (UK) and reflects the top 10 most influential people in corporate eLearning globally and regionally. I’m honoured to again be included in the Top 10 in the APAC region – along with respected colleagues, Ryan Tracey, Joyce Seitzinger and Michelle Ockers.  2014 […]

What do you want to do in 2015?

Are you ready to consider your next career move?
We’re on a mission to find energetic, committed people to join our team.

2014 in review

Highlights, facts and figures from our year at Ripple Effect Group.

Featured on CMSWire: Helping Employees with Targeted Content

How close are companies to delivering targeted, contextually relevant content to their employees? What needs to occur to make it happen?

How to host a business-to-business event on Yammer

Did you know you can leverage your enterprise social networking platform for business-to-business collaboration? Here are our top 10 tips for hosting an event with external customers or partners.

Euan Semple Workshop “The Future of Work: Online Leadership, Influence & Measurement”

Please register on our Eventbrite page. One of the pioneers of the use social technologies in business, Euan Semple now helps people make the best use of these tools in improving their lives and the world around them.  International speaker, and author of ‘Organizations Don’t Tweet – People Do’, he has worked with organisations as diverse […]

Sitrion Talk: The Social Advantage – user generated content

Upcoming Event
When: Friday 7 November, 2014
7 am – Sydney time
Why not start your day with a discussion about user-generated content?

Atlassian Summit – Sample simple macro configuration

A sample Atlassian Connect configuration for a simple static content macro for Confluence Cloud.

We’ve moved…

We’ve moved and we have a new logo! We’ve been rather busy over the last week or so … Having outgrown our current offices in Stanley Street, Darlinghurst, we’ve searched for and discovered a totally refurbished building in Kippax Street, Surry Hills (Sydney) – directly opposite NewsCorp HQ. We moved out of Stanley Street, last […]

Recording of Purposeful Collaboration in the Cloud With Confluence OnDemand

Watch a recording of my Atlassian Summit presentation about customising Confluence OnDemand.

New collaboration features coming to Confluence and HipChat

A report back from the Atlassian Summit 2014 about the exciting announcements for Atlassian’s collaboration roadmap.

Mobile Learning: the Potential, the Pitfalls and the Perils

Upcoming event hosted by AITD (Australian Institute of Training and Development).

Tue 16th September 2014 6 – 8pm
Where: Karstens – 111 Harrington Street, Sydney
Mobile learning has the potential to disrupt our traditional methods of training delivery.

How technology is transforming Australian daily life

New research from Microsoft reveals how Australians across all age groups and demographics are using technology to maximise every spare moment for work and leisure.

Why your next research insights will come from wearable tech

A snapshot of our Sydney Design workshop, exploring how the future of research will be led by wearable technology.

Empathy & Technology: the odd couple

Recently, understanding empathy has shifted our perspective on the use of technology and can help make products and services more useful, effective and intuitive.

7 events you must attend at Sydney Design 2014

Spotting 3 emerging trends from this year’s Sydney Design week (16 – 24 August) and 7 events you should attend.

Enabled by Design 2014: Designing for accessibility and social inclusion

Recap from our 48 hours immersed in the world of design, innovation and accessibility at Enabled by Design-athon, a two day ideas and prototyping-fest to transform the lives of people with a disability.

If a Yammer network fails, does it make a sound?

Most of the time we worry about launching new Yammer networks, but existing communities also need care and attention.

Secret Power Brokers – The ties that bind our workplace

A feature story in BOSS magazine about the results three of Optimice’s clients have achieved from the use of Social Network Analysis (SNA).

Pathways to Success: Enterprise Social Networks – 6th August, 2014

Attend this workshop with the Ripple Effect Group and learn about our leading practices for enterprise social networks and social intranets.

Being John Malkovich: What is the future of research with wearable technology?

Interface: people, machines, design – a participatory design workshop on the future of research using wearable technology at Sydney Design 2014.

A German perspective on successful social business stories

Guest post – Christoph Schmaltz looks at some of the successful social business stories from Germany that have recently garnered the spotlight among efforts of companies around the world.

Join us for DISRUPT.SYDNEY.14 – 26 September, 2014

Many new wearable technologies are making their way into the marketplace. The Ripple Effect Group team will be running a hands on design workshop at DISRUPT.SYDNEY.14 to strategise about the use and potential of wearable technologies.

UPDATED: Meetup with SAP’s collaboration expert Sameer Patel – 17th July, 2014

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sameer Patel joined SAP in 2012 to lead the solutions and go-to-market for collaboration and social software. He has been cited in publications such as CNBC Business, The New York Times, CIO.com and Forbes on high performing collaborative organisations and trends in enterprise software. Ripple Effect Group invite you to join us […]

Watch Escaping the ‘Digital Workplace’

Watch the recording of Escaping the ‘Digital Workplace’: Technology for Humanity.

#ACMchat on Twitter

We’re launching a new Twitter chat for Australian, New Zealander & other APAC-region Community Managers on Thursday May 22, 4-5pm AEST.

Smarter Smart Intranets and Digital Workplaces

What will the next generation of intranets and digital workplaces look like in the future?

Looking through Glass: Australia’s first Google Glass Meetup

As official event supporters, the Ripple Effect Group team were part of the first ever Google Glass Meetup in Australia hosted by the +INSPIRE Centre at the University of Canberra.

Google Glass meetup 12May 2014

The team at Ripple Effect Group are excited to be supporting the first Google Glass meet up in Australia being held at the University of Canberra’s Inspire Centre.

Business support packages for Confluence OnDemand

We can help you to maximise the value of Confluence OnDemand by focusing on using Confluence, while Atlassian take care of the hosting, backup and upgrades.

Sitrion event: HR Transformation

When: Wed 8th May, 4 – 6pm
Where: Sydney, Australia
Discuss the latests trends in HR and the shift to a more socially oriented approach that is extending self-service towards a more engaged workforce.

Design-led Business Analysis in Practice at the University of Sydney Business School

Introducing the next generation of business analysts at the University of Sydney Business School to design-led requirements gathering techniques.

Change to Thrive: Did You Know 6.0

Technology and behaviour are radically reshaping business—on a global scale. Did You Know? 6.0: Change to Thrive advances the conversation about how organisations can adapt and prosper by changing the way they work.

Escaping the ‘Digital Workplace’

Technology must enable human connection, not substitute or erode it.

Aged care technology for the future: Think Big, Start Small, Scale Rapidly

The aged care industry is calling on the government to invest in technology to meet future demand for high quality and accessible care. Social innovation with technology should be part of that strategy.

Conference: iDesignX 2014

Current organisational learning and development departments are facing many challenges in our changing workplaces. How are instructional designers adapting to these significant changes?
Next week (Wed 19th March) the LearnX Foundation are convening the iDesignX conference dedicated specifically to addressing these challenges and hearing from organisational practitioners.

Web All Rounder – Support, Development, Graphic Design

Ripple Effect Group is looking for an enthusiastic Web “all rounder” to help with Web support, development, and graphic design.

HotHouse: SPACE – 26th March, 2014

Join us at HotHouse to explore the spaces where we work – our wellbeing and happiness, the liveability of our offices, the social cohesion in our workplaces and how all of this ties into sustainability.

Lessons from NAB about your future, digital workplace

NAB’s Docklands building gives us a glimpse of the future workplace and how we might use technology to enable and engage employees.

Do you want to reduce your dependence on email in the workplace?

Forget the hype – shifting from email to enterprise social software can reduce email overload.

Seeking a Social Media Manager to join our team

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, full-time social media community manager to work with one of our clients in the tourism industry. Our community manager is someone who can balance creative and strategy, but above all gets things done. You’re adaptable, keen to take initiative and flexible enough to work both independently and within a team.

Jive User Group Meeting – 3rd March, 2013

Join us at the next Australian & New Zealand Jive User Group Meeting, taking place in Melbourne on Monday 3rd March, 2014.

Apply now to be part of our consulting team

Social tools and consumer attitude is changing the way business is done – be part of that exciting change, join us as a Business Consultant!

Simple task tracking in Atlassian Confluence OnDemand

With some creative use of the available plugins, Confluence OnDemand “out of the box” may be more flexible than you might think.

APAC Top 10 eLearning Movers & Shakers

The 5th annual ‘eLearning Movers and Shakers’ list has been published by Bob Little (UK) and reflects the top 10 most influential people in corporate eLearning globally and regionally. As a member of the selection review committee for the APAC region with over 50 nominations, we were very conscious of the interpretation of influence – […]

Social learning is not a fad – it’s the future of learning

By integrating social media into their learning strategies, organisations can generate powerful networks and overcome the frustrating disconnect between workplace technology and employee’s personal computing experiences.

Are your customers falling through a social customer service gap?

Social customer service often fails to live up to expectations. But with Australia and Asia home to a large number of active social network users, why are we still delivering a poor customer service experience online?

Understanding and building social influence inside the enterprise

Why should you build a personal brand internally on an enterprise social network? Its all about influence, information flow, social support and career advancement.

The next social media challenge for brands

Personal branding isn’t new, but changes to social media platforms are creating expectations for individuals to build and maintain a personal brand online.

Design a better SharePoint implementation

SharePoint is hard because organisations are complex, so use visual thinking and social experience design to help bridge that complexity gap.

Is SharePoint a platform for social business?

Is SharePoint a good platform for enterprise social? That’s probably the wrong question – what we need to do is bridge the SharePoint gap between IT and business.

Branded content is an ill conceived marketing strategy

Branded content for comedy/entertainment purposes is a tricky topic. Largely because it is most often an ad masquerading as “content” and the perpetuation of the myth that people love “engaging” with multitudes of content.

Introduction to Visual Thinking

On 21st November & 5th December, we’re excited to be introducing a series of visual thinking webinars in conjunction with our partners, XPLANE.

The Power of Personas

How can personas help to inform the design of your social media strategy or an enterprise social software solution?

The Enterprise Social Software Measurement Pyramid

Measurement remains a bug bear for internal social business initiatives. The Enterprise Social Software Measurement Pyramid addresses this pragmatically by differentiating between high value, but hard to gather metrics and other supporting data and evidence.

Are you neglecting your company’s LinkedIn presence?

WIth 60% of the working population in Australia using LinkedIn, quality not quantity may count when it comes to designing how to incorporate it into your organisation’s social strategy.

A Brief History of Social Intranets

Are social intranets just hype? A new article on CMSWire this week examines the history of enterprise social software.

Creating a virtual workplace with enterprise social software – 15th November

To support National Telework Week (12th to 16th November), register for our webinar on Thursday 15th November on how to create a virtual workplace using enterprise social software.

Connected Enterprise exhibition and conference – 21st & 22nd November, Melbourne

Register now for Australia’s most important event focused on Enterprise communications and collaboration – 21st & 22nd November, Melbourne.

Social Media’s expiry date

In the peer pressure, “what are my competitors doing” world we live in, we’re saturated with Facebook brand pages which do three things repetitively. (Read More →)

The State of Mobile Learning in Australia

Did you know: Over 52% of Australians have a smartphone? Over 80% use it for purposes other than voice calls or SMS? 60% use their mobile device to access the internet everyday? AND – 60% won’t leave home without it? The uptake and usage of mobile devices in Australia is extensive and not surprisingly they […]

Digital workplace designers

We design smarter ways to connect people through technology.
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Feel the fear

A guest post by Euan Semple. Fear is one of the greatest inhibitors to people becoming involved in the use of social tools in the workplace. At the very least they fear ridicule – not getting it right, looking awkward, saying the wrong thing in the wrong way. At worst they fear disapproval or censure, […]

“People power” in social is fleeting and with little impact

Behaviours in social media flash mobs are predictable and have no long term impact on sales. Alan Jones saga is a case in point.
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New Report: Measuring the Impact and ROI of Social Media

“The days of will social media work for us? How do we use it? and Who will do this for us? have gone. Today, any organisation that is client-centric, innovative and competitive considers social media as a part of core business strategy. Social media has become a business necessity. It is being used to communicate, to generate business, […]

Dimension Data Tech’spresso, Brisbane – 2nd November 2012

Join us for our third tech’spresso event in conjunction with Dimension Data on the 2 November 2012, Building the Business Case and Plan to Implement Social Software, in Brisbane.

Newsgator Singapore Usergroup – 6th November

Tuesday, November 6th NewsGator Technologies are running their next APAC User Group meeting at The Art Gallery @ Reading Room, in Singapore at 3pm – 5.30pm. After a successful event in Sydney in August, we delighted to be participating in Singapore. Join us for an informative afternoon session covering NewsGator success stories from current clients, […]

Dimension Data Tech’spresso, Melbourne – 26 October 2012

Join us for our second Tech’spresso event in conjunction with Dimension Data on the 26 October 2012, at Dimension Data’s office in South Melbourne.

Enterprise Social Summit lunch, hosted by Socialtext – 24th October

Join us for a special event in Sydney’s CBD, hosted by Socialtext. This will be a technology-agnostic event focused on the tangible results of deployment of enterprise social software and how to make the most of your Social Software initiative and what to look out for along the way.