Human curation in age of AI

Originally published on Simply Communicate. Netflix has just announced they are using real people to help their users find new movies to watch. They are trialling a new feature called Collections. In their words, it adds a ‘human touch’ to film recommendations when used on their iOS mobile platform. It’s a bold move considering that many other Continue Reading

Oxford Union Debate: From sexting to screen-addicts: should we be afraid of online harms?

Organised by Oxfordshire Debating Matters & Oxford Festival of the Arts In April of this year, the government announced it was planning to fine or block websites and apps if they fail to take strong action against a range of so-called ‘online harms’. The government is seeking to enforce strict standards on the internet, including Continue Reading

Is Our Obsession With Digital Workplace Metrics Getting in Our Way?

Originally published in CMSwire. If there’s one thing that’s inescapable at work, it’s metrics. Performance reviews, KPIs, goals, objectives, inputs … you name it, everything we do invariably ends up being measured, with a number or target of some kind assigned to it. However, the zeal with which some go about measuring (or trying to Continue Reading

Employee Disengagement at All Time Low. What now?

Originally published in Internal Comms Pro. Employee active disengagement levels are the lowest ever recorded. Martyn Perks celebrates the success and talks about what smart communicators should do next in this Internal Comms Pro exclusive.  Every year comes with it another statement of how little employees are engaged in their work. Late last year, pollsters Continue Reading

Organizational Change Doesn’t Have to Hurt

Originally published on CMSwire. Organizational change can be difficult, even at the best of times. With so many moving parts and likely resistance from employees, knowing where to start is a challenge. Take the introduction of a new workplace technology. Depending on your vantage point, it can cause outright fear or inspire a begrudging, “it’s Continue Reading

Digital Workplace Out-of-the-Box Products and SaaS Trends

Originally published on CMSwire. Like a tidal wave crashing ashore, the growing movement of businesses migrating to cloud-based out-of-the-box software and networking technologies seems unstoppable. Everything from digital workplace platforms and human resources software to the growing market of artificial intelligence (AI) bots and apps that integrate with other systems continues to grow at a Continue Reading

Battle of Ideas Festival: FREE SPEECH IN AN AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER, 13:10—13:50, GARDEN ROOM, Barbican Centre, London Originally published on Battle of Ideas festival. In recent years, social media have become the focus of debates about free speech, and the issue is rapidly coming to a head. Last October, a conservative outlet, Prager University, sued Google for demonetising its videos on YouTube. Prager claimed that Continue Reading

Battle of Ideas Festival: SOCIAL MEDIA: THE PUBLIC SQUARE OF THE 21ST CENTURY?

Can democracy thrive with a totally free web, or should governments step in to protect the citizens they serve? Is it possible to solve new-age problems like filter bubbles and the transformation of our public sphere with a more open online framework? And what can we learn from the success stories of democratic digitalisation overseas?