Originally published on Dezeen. With Brexit the British people have shown a greater appetite for risk than the creative sector, which needs to take the public more seriously or risk becoming irrelevant, says Martyn Perks of the Dissenters Design Network. A general election has been called. No one knows exactly what the UK public will do, but they […]Continue Reading
Panel debate: Will AI take your job?
Organised by Smile London. Stephen Waddington and Martyn Perks talk to Jenni Field about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the world of internal communication. From robots writing company announcements to algorithms that might block your next promotion the world of IC is not immune to the impact of AI. Will AI be a force […]Continue Reading
Digital detox: Should we put our smartphones away?
Organised by the Battle of Ideas festival, London. Turn off your mobile phone, they say! Resist the next tweet! Stop instagramming, or continually chatting with your mates. Our devices demand constant attention in the form of alerts, vibrations and notifications. As Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload, has noted, […]Continue Reading
Panel: Beyond Email – The Next Generation of Solutions
Organised by Information Overload Research Group. For this year’s “Information Overload Day” on October 15th, the Information Overload Research Group is sponsoring an online Webinar featuring speakers that are focusing on the specialized topics of “Beyond Email – The Next Generation of Solutions”. Topics and Presenters: Welcome – Nathan Zeldes, President IORG and Founder of […]Continue Reading
Panel debate The Future of Work: How RPA, AI and Automation is Transforming the Workplace
Organised by VAULT DIGITAL WORKPLACE Conference 8 – 9 October, London Understanding what the technologies do separately and how they can bring maximum outcomes to the workforce.The future of work, and implications for businesses, workers and societies.The role of digital workers in a new era of productivity and innovation.How businesses and workers can be competitive in […]Continue Reading
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
Before You Hand Human Resources Over to AI …
Originally published on CMSwire. As the business world grapples with the potential of AI and machine learning, new ethical challenges arise on a regular basis related to its use. One area where tensions are being played out is in talent management: between relying on human expertise or in deferring decisions to machines so as to […]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